Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Mole Cottage is a delightful thatched cottage that has been sympathetically modernised by its present owners to provide a high standard of accommodation. Built in 1927 the cottage is situated in a picturesque location and enjoys panoramic sea views from the principal accommodation.
Luccombe village is surrounded by miles of National Trust land, overlooking The English Channel, part way between the towns of Shanklin and Ventnor, both very popular with tourists and only a 5 to 10 minutes drive.
Whilst Mole Cottage is set in an idyllic rural location secluded and "off the beaten track" the town of Shanklin, one of the best known resorts of the Island, is just 5 - 10 minutes drive. High street shops and supermarket occupy the centre and at the south end of the High Street is the Old Village, made up of a picturesque grouping of thatched cottages, with various shops, pubs and tea gardens. The town and beach are separated by a cliff and whilst the road and pavements are quite steep on the approach to the beach, for those not feeling energetic or able, a lift is available along the cliff path that drops you in the centre of The Esplanade with its children's activity centre, amusements, ice cream and snack kiosks, crazy golf and of course, cafes, pubs and restaurants.
5 to 10 minutes to the west is the town of Ventnor with its Victorian architecture, fine shingle beach, an esplanade with cafes, amusements ice cream kiosks and two family pubs at either end. Coastal walks in either direction allow visitors to take in views of the rugged coastline,
Places of interest close by include the Isle of Wight Coastal Visitors Centre, St. Boniface Church, the Rew Down Local Nature Reserve and St. Boniface Down, which is the highest point on the Isle of Wight and also where Ventnor's Radar Station is situated. The Isle of Wight coastal path is a 65 mile (105km) long trail around the island, which follows the coastline as closely as possible.
Entertainment, sport and leisure are varied and include cricket grounds and Cricket Academy, golf course, Pitch & Putt courses, tennis courts and a variety of children's playgrounds. The Botanic Gardens are a must and great for visitors of all ages.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Isle of Wight region
The South of the Isle of Wight incorporates some of the most exciting coastline from long stretches of beach with hidden fossils and exposed dinosaur footprints, to rugged cliff tops with exhilarating views and historical monuments and pretty villages steeped in history, the inspiration for artists and authors old and new.
You must visit
BlackGang Chine is a must for all the family with a fantastic variety of activities for all the family to spend a great day out. Themed areas like Frontierland where you can play Cowboys and Indians in a full sized Cowboy Town, and rides like Waterforce where you can choose the fast 'overflows', or the scary 'plug-hole' - you'll have to see it and experience it to believe it!
Superbly situated beside the sparkling waters of Sandown Bay, the twin resorts of Sandown and Shanklin have delighted generations of holiday-makers for over 150 years. Along Culver Parade you'll find tennis, bowls, GoKarting, crazy golf, a pitch and putt course, the Tiger Sanctuary and Dinosaur Isle Museum. At the southern end of town the Heights Health and Leisure Base has indoor swimming pools and further inland is a fine 18 hole golf course.
With its charming thatch-roofed cottages and winding main street lined with tearooms, Godshill is the quintessential English Village. Traveling South to Wroxall there's the Donkey Sanctuary and Appledurcombe House now offering Owl and Falconry displays. Visit Chale Green Deli and Coffee shop and on to the Southern most tip of the Island St Catherine's with its ancient Pepperpot. Ventnor Botanic Garden provides a lovely walk and then lunch at their very successful café.
There are coastal paths around the Island and this section features the Isle of Wight's famous chines. Whale Chine is the most spectacular in a series of Chines along this stretch of coastline. Devil's Chimney provides an exciting walk through enchanted woodland down to the beach; Chale Bay is stunning; Wealdon Beds which have yielded fossilized remains of dinosaurs. With features like St Catherine's Lighthouse many feel this section offers the best walking and views of the entire Isle of Wight.
Sandown and Shanklin on the south-east coast share a wide crescent of golden sand, with safe swimming, water sports and a range of bars, pubs and cafés. The southern stretch, below Shanklin Chine, is the quietest and most attractive.
Ventnor has a wonderful Mediterranean light and, like Sandown and Shanklin, an enviable sunshine record. Steephill Cove is its prettiest beach, a peaceful little bay with a good beach café. Reach it via the coastal footpath from the Botanic Gardens, or La Falaise car park in Ventnor.
Places to eat
Try the local seafood, in particular crab, lobster, haddock dishes. The vast majority of pubs are highly geared up for food and usually the portions are on the large side. Fresh crab in particular can be tasty from beachside cafe's and can also be purchased from the fisherman at seafood huts selling direct, two places spring to mind: Ventnor Fresh Crab Beach Hut and a fisherman's house at Steephill Cove next to the café'.
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7 Sep 2014
"Loved every minute of this stay"
Mole Cottage - a little piece of heaven! - would happily have stayed longer. The cottage is so comfortable and absolutely delightful. Definitely on our "re-visit" list.Very quiet, yet close … More
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