The Salt Pot - a cottage that sleeps 8 guests in 3 bedrooms
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Great base for exploring the island, lovely comfortable stay.
Great house close to the sea. Ideal for a family of 5. Well equipped kitchen, good facilities making it a good all round holiday house.
Great place to stay
Lovely place. I made full use of the 2 sun terraces. Parking was good. WiFi worked well. Decent oven.
Salt Pot August 2019
Well equipped property in good location. Convenient free parking in nearby car park.
A lovely, spacious and comfortable place to stay, boasting excellent views of the sea. Great for a big group or family.
Good base to explore the Isle of Wight
The house was clean and comfortable, well equipped except there were no toilet rolls! Not really a problem, we popped to Tesco express and bought some, but we have never stayed anywhere that didn’t at least have half a roll to start with! Fab view from the roof terrace. It would be a good idea to explain the rules of the 24 hour car park, in the manual as there is no detail on the signs in the car park itself. Also the wheelie bins were full and we missed the collection day because we didn’t notice the details on the wall by the front door until it was too late. We read the manual from cover to cover and there was no mention of the bins in there, which is where I would normally expect to find it. None of this spoiled our stay, and I would definitely stay there again.
Ideal location, trouble-free accommodation
The Salt Pot is convenient for both town and esplanade. I have stayed in Ventnor previously at both a hotel and cottage accommodation and prefer The Salt Pot. It particularly suited us as we needed three bedrooms and two bathrooms and this is often a difficult combination to accommodate. The booking process was simple and instructions clear. Would happily use again.
Ventnor on the South of the Isle of Wight is a traditional seaside resort, and one of Britain's most famous Victorian health resorts due to its unique micro-climate.
The town lies beneath St Boniface Down (the highest point on the Isle of Wight) and for the most part is built on the side of a steep hill leading down to the seafront and beach.
The beach huts that line the back of the beach are converted Victorian "bathing machines" and are available to hire, along with deckchairs.
Ventnor has plenty of things to do both in the town and nearby.
Ventnor Beach is a great suntrap, and the sand and shingle beach is great for sunbathing and family swimming.
Ventnor Harbour and the bandstand development are very prominent on the seafront and offer a great viewing platform to look out to sea, and the Ventnor Haven Fishery sells the best in local crab and lobster.
On the main promenade there is a traditional arcade with a range of amusements, then opposite the harbour the spectacular Cascade Gardens run down the side of the cliff where the main road zig-zags its way back up into the main town.
Further along there is a children's paddling pool which features a giant map of the Isle of Wight, and from here there are great walks to Wheelers Bay and Bonchurch along the Sea Wall.
A short distance from the seafront at the Western side of the town you can stroll through the beautiful Victorian Ventnor Park, which won the "Park of the Year Award" at the South and South East England in Bloom awards in 2014. This leads onto the famous Ventnor Botanic Gardens at the Undercliff, where the town's micro-climate can be truly appreciated in a 22 acre sub-tropical paradise.
A short walk from here and you will discover one of the Isle of Wight's best kept secrets, Steephill Cove, which is one of the most relaxing beaches on the Island.
Along Ventnor esplanade there are several pubs, cafes and restaurants offering a variety of food and refreshments, with a number of alternative places to eat further into town.
With the local fisheries there are some great fish and seafood options available at many of the eateries, and some of the local hotels are highly recommended for their fine dining experiences.
In recent years Ventnor has become the regular host of several big arts and culture events, with the Isle of Arts Festival and Ventnor Fringe.
It is also one of the Isle of Wight's main carnival towns, with daytime and illuminated processions taking place during the summer months.
A short drive along the coast is one of the Isle of Wight's best known attractions, Blackgang Chine, and regular events are hosted here to entertain all the family.
You can enjoy the spectacular scenery from the top deck of one of the regular buses that serves the town.
Catch a bus northwards to Shanklin, Sandown & Ryde, or travel across the Island to Godshill, Newport or Cowes.