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A small collection of beautiful beach side properties on the Isle of Wight - Beach Holme

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Description

Beach Holme

Beach Holme is our family holiday home by the sea. A beautiful Double Fronted Victorian Villa, perfectly equipped for families and friends with a playroom and secure garden for the smaller members of your party along with a safe and very private beach. It's in a stunning location on the beach front in the award winning village of Bonchurch. Being at the far end of a private road, which finishes just a few yards away on the beach, it is quiet and safe. From the front of the property there are uninterrupted, constantly changing, sea views and there is nothing like sleeping to sound of the waves. Monks Bay is one of the Islands best kept secrets, with its mixture of sand, pebbles, delightful rock pools and safe swimming. Bonchurch is known for its temperate climate and during a hot week you may not want to stray from this perfect spot. It is an excellent base for out of season breaks, with a wood burning stove and a wonderful conservatory to watch the waves from the warmth of inside.


About the property

IOW Seaside Vacations

Beach Holme, Sea Brae and The Boathouse are all located in the same spectacular location. Beach Holme is our family holiday home by the sea, a double fronted Victorian Villa. Sea Brae is a whitewashed, weatherboarded, large 2 double bedroomed, attic apartment with wonderful sea views. The Boathouse is a fabulously converted cabin for romantic couples. All properties are separate from the others, each offering complete privacy and their own front doors along with access to the safe and very private beach of Monks Bay in the award winning village of Bonchurch. If availability allows all the properties can be rented together although large celebrations are not encouraged. Being at the far end of a private road, which finishes just a few yards away on the beach, it is quiet and safe. From the front of the property there are uninterrupted, constantly changing, sea views and there is nothing like sleeping to sound of the waves. Monks Bay is one of the Islands best kept secrets, with its mixture of sand, pebbles, delightful rock pools and safe swimming. Bonchurch is known for its temperate climate and during a hot week you may not want to stray from this perfect spot. It is also an excellent base for out of season breaks with wonderful walks and cosy pubs all a stones throw from the front doors. The crashing waves during Winter can be quite spectacular


Owner
Louise Smith
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
10%
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2016

About Louise Smith

Years of traveling far and wide with my job and many adventurous holidays with my husband means I have stayed in all sorts of accommodation around the world from basic tents in Kenya to incredible luxury resorts in the Far East, from city hotels in New York to Country Manors in Wales . Now living on a farm in the UK with our children, horses, dogs, cats and chickens it's always treat to escape to the sea.

Louise Smith purchased this villa in 2002

Why Louise Smith chose Isle of Wight

We were lucky enough to buy Beach Holme when we were living in London and looking for a seaside place to enjoy as a family. Our only criteria was that we wanted to find somewhere right on the sea - along with it being beautiful and quiet, away from any built up areas! It so happens my own great, great grandparents were islanders and we have a good family history of coastguards there.

What makes this villa unique

There's no question that being so close to the sea is the biggest lure for Beach Holme, Sea Brae and The Boathouse. Sheltered from the prevailing wind, the sea facing garden is a delight to relax in year round. I frequently eat breakfast in PJ's outside in February and guests have reported New Years Day BBQ's! The predictability of the tides along with the ever changing moods of the water makes for a very special place to stay. In Winter it can be a snug, safe place to watch waves crashing into the sea wall and salt spray flying high into the air, while in Summer a bay of cool, blue gently laps at the sand. And while I may mention it many times over, there really is nothing like sleeping to the sound of the waves.

Available Rentals

Notes

Please ask about our pet rates.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ventnor in Isle of Wight

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Beach Holme has one ensuite bathroom with one further modern family shower room upstairs and a bathroom downstairs (ideal for sandy children!)
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Beach Holme has 2 double bedrooms on the front of the property overlooking the sea and the 2 twin bedded rooms on the back (you can still hear the waves!).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Location

Car: recommended

Bonchurch is a beautiful village on the South East coast of the Isle of Wight. it is surrounded by the St Boniface Downs which tower up high above it's coastal location, protecting it from adverse weather, giving it it's wonderful temperate climate. Located on the coastal path, there is mile upon mile of picturesque coastal and inland walks literally on the doorstep. Bonchurch lies between two bigger sea side resorts, Shanklin and Ventnor, both about a 20 minute walk away (Ventnor can be reached by bicycle along the sea wall in 10 minutes). Both resorts have sandy, award winning beaches and delicious eateries. Bonchurch beachfront, Monks Bay, itself consists of a pottery and 5 houses. There is a fabulous contemporary brasserie in the village and The Bonchurch Inn our wonderful village pub. The world renowned sailing resort of Cowes is a 35 minute drive away and the rest of the island and all it's attractions can be easily reached by car or bus.

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