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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Verbena is a terraced, stone cottage built in 1862 located in an elevated position in Upper Bonchurch, affording extensive sea views. The rear of the cottage backs onto the famous St Boniface Down which provides a rich haven for wildlife and offers some of the most spectacular walks on the southern side of the island. Bonchurch Village is a twenty minute walk and Ventnor, with its good choice of shops and restaurants a mile away. The cottage provides a homely and comfortable base from which to explore the Island.

Access into the cottage is via a slope and nine stone steps to the small front terrace which has excellent sea views. Comfortable living/dining room with freeview TV and DVD player and lovely sea views. WiFi access. Kitchen with full cooker, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and dishwasher. Shower room with washing machine. On the first floor there are two bedrooms; a twin bedroom with sea views and a double bedroom with en-suite full bathroom. There are steep stairs from the en-suite bathroom to a small sun deck with views of Boniface Down(children must be supervised at all times). There is limited parking available beneath the cottage and more in Bonchurch Shute.

The cottage is not suitable for those with walking difficulties.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Access Car essential
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden

The Isle of Wight region

Nestling between Shanklin and Ventnor, the pretty village of Bonchurch , like Ventnor, was constructed predominantly through the Victorian years for the wealthy gentry, who holidayed in the area, taking in the notably milder climate. The seafront at Ventnor has a shingle and sand beach, surrounded by rocks and there are several cafes serving a variety of local seafood specialities. From the shore at Ventnor you can take the level walk along the revetment to Monks Bay at Bonchurch passing tiny fisherman's cottages and Wheelers Bay. A feature of Bonchurch Village is the pretty pond, stocked with huge carp and ducks. The village was a favourite haunt of Charles Dickens who wrote a large part of his classic novel 'David Copperfield' on one of his many stays. The famous 'Devil's Chimney' which leads down to Monks Bay is accessible from the Smugglers Haven Tea Rooms which are only 200 metres from the cottage.


Famous for its superb beaches, dramatic coastlines and outstanding natural beauty, the Isle of Wight is a holiday haven with something for everyone. From secluded coves and wide expanses of sandy beaches it's not just the stunning landscapes that attract visitors to the Island, but the variety of things to see and do. The Island became popular in the Victorian Era when Queen Victoria made Osborne House her home and, although just five miles from the mainland, it seems like another world. More than half of the Island is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a network of footpaths stretching over 500 miles. Walking, cycling and riding are all on offer as well as water sports, fishing and fossil hunting. Alternatively, there are numerous attractions including historic houses, art galleries, animal sanctuaries and beautiful gardens.

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  • 1 Years listed

Calendar last updated:01 Sep 2014

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
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