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Gills Cliff House


Excellent 5/5 Score from 4 reviews

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This beautiful five star house was built in 1850, and is in an enviable position, high on the hill overlooking Ventnor Park and with panoramic views over the English Channel. Three of the bedrooms, as well as the living and dining rooms, have floor to ceiling windows to fully appreciate the view. The windows in the living and dining rooms open to access a large decked area with the most amazing vista in all directions.

Although in a quiet location Gills Cliff House is only about 10 minutes walk to the shops and beach as well as the many and varied excellent eating and drinking establishments which are increasingly putting Ventnor on the map. There is a bus stop for buses to Blackgang and Newport only 20 yards from the house.

The house is finished to a high standard with four double bedrooms sleeping up to eight people. The master bedroom, on the second floor, enjoys particularly fine views as well as having its own en suite bathroom. There's off-street parking for one car (or two smaller cars) but there is easily available on-street parking for several more cars within 50 yards of the house.

The decked area at the rear of the house has a large outside dining table with benches and chairs as well as sun loungers to fully take advantage of this sun-trap. Steps lead down from the decking to a fully enclosed garden which is mostly grassed.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Southampton 20 km, Nearest railway: Shanklin 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking

The Isle of Wight region

The Isle of Wight only became a separate island about 7000 years ago and has long been known as The Garden Isle, noted for its mild climate, stunning scenery and friendly welcome. The Island became popular in the Victorian Era, when Queen Victoria made Osborne House her home. It is just five miles from the mainland, but it seems like another world.

More than half of the Island is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there is a network of footpaths that stretches over 500 miles, so it is easy to get close to nature. Walking, cycling and riding are all attractions of the island. There are many family attractions to visit and fine beaches all around the coast. Alternatively, indulge yourself in the Isle of Wight's fine restaurants, art galleries and historic houses.


Ventnor is a charming Victorian town noted for its sunny summers and mild winters. It is built on the sheltered undercliff on the south of the Isle of Wight and is dominated by the highest point on the island, St Boniface Down, immediately behind the town. Sir James Clark, Queen Victoria's doctor, endorsed the health-giving properties of Ventnor's climate: "nothing along the south coast will bear comparison with it". Ventnor was recently described in The Times as "the epicentre of the new Wight".

In recent years Ventnor has become a centre for good food with many fine restaurants within minutes' walk of the Bermuda House. This in addition to other places to eat such as seafront pubs, an authentic Spanish tapas bar and a smart seafront wine bar.

There is excellent walking directly from the house (walks books and maps are provided) and a 20 minute stroll along the coast brings you to the acclaimed Ventnor Botanic Gardens.

The blue flag sandy beach is a short walk from the house.

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Review 1-4 of 4

10 Nov 2014


"Magnificent water views and lovely rooms throughout"

My husband surprised me to a 4 night stay at this house with our 14 month old daughter and it was the best house I have ever stayed in. It had everything you could possibly need and after night 1, I … More

23 Sep 2014


"Holidaying in Style"

7 friends of a similar age and outlook stayed in one of the best examples of holiday accommodation we had seen, everything required was there and more besides. All rooms were well presented and we wan… More

7 Sep 2014


"Simply wonderful"

Gills Cliff House is a beautiful home from home; or at least the sort of home you'd really like to own. It is spacious, light and airy with many little touches that are so often missing from holi… More

3 Aug 2014


""If was my house I wouldn't let an oik like me in it""

That having been said I am glad the owners, Jane and Graham, let me rent it for the last week in July. It ties for first place as the best equipped and best situated holiday rental I have had in 50 ye… More

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