Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
If you are looking for a cute and cosy country cottage, this is it! Rock Cottage is a charming Grade II listed detached property built in 1814. The cottage was originally the tap house and stables for the Royal Sandrock Hotel, visited by the Princess Victoria and according to local folklore a favourite holiday destination. Built of Island stone with a Welsh slate roof, the cottage has recently been completely restored and refurbished to provide all modern comforts yet retaining the original features. It is cosy but not small.
The cottage is equiped with everything you will need. The kitchen is a dream for foodies who love to cook or you can walk down the lane to the local pub, the famous Buddle Inn. A short drive gives you a choice of numerous pubs and restaurants. You can relax in the garden, on the terrace or take advantage of the nearby extensive National Trust walks including the beautiful St Catherine's Down and the lighthouse.
Local amenities in Niton village are easily within reach on foot including The White Lion pub and the tea garden at the Post Office
Further afield the Island has so many places of interest to visit there will not be enough time to see them all! Younger children will love Blackgang Chine (The Disappearing Village), the beaches and the dinosaur museums.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Castlehaven 1 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southampton 60 km, Nearest railway: Shanklin 12 km|
|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
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage is light but cosy inside. It has a snug lounge with TV/DVD and some DVDs provided. It has a kitchen/dining room with a large table and seating for 8, a lounge area with another TV?DVD. For summer alfresco dining there are 2 tables on the south facing terrace overlooking the pretty garden, one can catch the early morning sun for breakfast and the other the evening sun for dinner.
There is a walk-in shower room downstairs and a family bathroom upstairs with the original roll top bath.
The master bedroom has a kingsize bed, the double room can have either twin beds or a superking and the third bedroom has twin beds.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a large terrace which catches the sun all day and there is a choice of tables. A large barbeque has been installed on the west side and which has a ready supply of wood and charcoal.
The garden is a secluded cottage garden with a grassy area large enough for children to play. There is also a sand pit on the terrace and outdoor Jenga.
All areas can be lit at night.
A complimentary welcome pack of mostly local produce is provided on arrival, including eggs from our own hens, bread, milk, orange juice, breakfast etc and the cottage is stocked with breakfast tea, speciality teas and espresso coffee.
The Isle of Wight region
The Isle of Wight is about 5 miles / 8 kilometres south of mainland England and can only be accessed by ferry or light aeroplane/helicopter. It has not become overdeveloped as a result and retains much of its original charm.
There is something for everyone on the Island. Beautiful beaches, stunning walks, many tourist type attractions, pub, restaurants and a variety of towns ranging from "yachty" Cowes, Bembridge and Yarmouth, to seaside Shanklin and Sandown to rural, Niton, Brightstone and Shorwell.
Rock Cottage is perfectly situated to access the many amenities in and around Niton.
Niton is a traditional bustling village boasting the best facilities to be found in any village on the Island, including the post office, pubs and large general store. There is a friendly café in the post office with a beautiful garden for delightful cream teas in the summer. Niton features in the Doomsday Book and still features the 11th Century church built on Saxon foundations.
Rock Cottage is in the area of the village close to the local beach and the stately St Catherine's lighthouse situated on the Undercliff, which lies beneath an 11km long and up to 80m high inland cliff sheltering it and giving it a uniquely temperate micro-climate, making the Undercliff one of the sunniest and mildest places in Britain. The 65 mile Isle of Wight coastal path follows the cliff east from Niton towards Ventnor and west towards Blackgang and the sweeping vistas of West Wight. There are many walks in and around Niton and the Undercliff.
The village is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Special Scientific Interest. The National Trust owns large tracts of land to the south and west of the village, providing unspoiled scenery and extensive downland and coastal walks.