Royal Marine House ground
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Royal Marine House is situated in an elevated position over Ventnor with stunning sea views. The town centre is a short level walk away and a choice of pubs, restaurants and shops are within easy distance. The beach is a short stroll from the house and the sea can usually be heard lapping the beach from the property.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ventnor 200 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southampton 52 km, Nearest railway: Shanklin 6 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||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 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|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Travel cot available (requested in advance)
The Isle of Wight region
The Isle of Wight is a county and the largest island of England, located in the English Channel, on average about 2–4 miles (3–6 km) off the south coast of the county of Hampshire, separated from the mainland by a strait called the Solent. The Island has many resorts which have been holiday destinations since Victorian times.
The Island has a rich history, including a brief status as an independent kingdom in the 15th century. Until 1995, like Jersey and Guernsey, the Island had its own Governor—most notably Lord Mountbatten from 1969–1974, after which he became Lord Lieutenant until his assassination in 1979.
It was home to the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, and to Queen Victoria, who built her much-loved summer residence and final home Osborne House at East Cowes. The Island's maritime and industrial history encompasses boat building, sail making, the manufacture of flying boats, the world's first hovercraft and the testing and development of Britain's space rockets. It is home to the Isle of Wight International Jazz Festival, Bestival and the recently-revived Isle of Wight Festival, which, in 1970, was the largest rock music event ever held. The Island has some exceptional wildlife and is one of the richest locations of dinosaur fossils in Europe.
Ventnor is a seaside resort and civil parish established in the Victorian era on the south coast of the Isle of Wight, England. It lies underneath St Boniface Down (which, at 240 metres (787 feet), is the highest point on the Isle of Wight), and is built on steep slopes and cliffs leading down to the sea. The higher part is referred to as Upper Ventnor (although officially it is Lowtherville); the lower part, where most of the amenities are located, being known as Ventnor. Ventnor is sometimes understood as including the coastal villages of St. Lawrence to one side and Bonchurch to the other.
The sheltered location on the cliff of the Island's south coast means the area experiences a microclimate with more sunny days than much of the British Isles, and fewer frosts. This has allowed many species of subtropical plant to be successfully planted and maintained. Ventnor Botanic Garden is particularly notable.
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24 Jul 2014
"Superb accommodation, location and views"
The short distance to the beach and town centre made this an excellent location and there were many good eating places within walking distance. The property was exactly as described on the website. It was great to have a private car parking space at the rear but it was 'testing' for a large care.
1 May 2014
"Amazing place with stunning views"
Stayed for 3 nights with my husband. What an amazing flat with stunning views. The flat is very clean and well equipped. The booking was hassle free with very clear instructions. Ventnor is a very nice place to stay.
5 Sep 2013
Stayed in this ground floor flat last week of August. Weather was outstanding and location had Mediterranean feel to it. Fabulous sea view and nothing better than hearing the sea in bed at night! Flat… More
13 Jun 2013
"An ideal apartment with beautiful views"
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay .This was our third holiday in Ventnor, but our first time at the apartment. It was very clean and modern and we spent many hours watching the boats and cruise liners, from the sitting room. Although the weather was not always good, we still enjoyed sitting on the patio by the front door.The shower room was spacious and the road was quiet. Parking was tight but we soon got the hang of turning the car to exit the drive. We have a Ford Focus. We would definitely return again.
3 Apr 2013
"Great house in a great location"
Based on previous reviews and the number of repeat visitors, we booked a long weekend at Royal Marine House and weren't disappointed! The booking process was painless and Richard provided a great deal of useful information prior to arrival - there is a good deal of additional information / recommendations at the house.
The house was spotless and has all the amenities that a family could need. Add to that the view across Ventnor beach and it has everything!
There are great restaurants near by - the Spyglass Inn is a particular favourite with the kids and the portions are enormous.
My only advice would be for drivers of large family cars - parking is very tight. However, there are plenty of places to leave your car for free within a few minutes walk.
Overall a great place to stay.
31 Jul 2012
"A fabulous apartment, great location and a stunning view – what a great holiday"
We have stayed in the ground floor apartment at Royal Marine House 3 times now and love it. We started coming when our eldest was 9 months (he is almost 4 now and our youngest is 2). We have had a great time each stay and the apartment is lovely. Both bedrooms are a good size and the view from the main bedroom and lounge straight out to sea is breath taking.
The living space is a good size too and the kitchen is small but functional with a combi oven and gas hob letting you cook for the family with no problems. The apartment is situated on the first road up from the sea front so it is a steep walk down to the beach but the children love to spot lizards on route. The parking space provided is behind the property and is tight so we choose to park at the end of the road as we have a VW van, but it is only a short walk and again the kids love spotting lizards on the way.
The apartment has a small sun terrace with a table and chairs so you can eat outside and enjoy a beer in the sun when the children have gone to sleep which is lovely.
Ventnor itself is a nice village the beach is sand/shingle and has nice ice cream parlours and cafes etc. along the front. There are also a couple of bars with sea views that do food.
The Isle of White is a great venue for young families as the attractions are relatively small so they don't get over tired or overwhelmed. We particularly enjoy Blackgang Chine, Godshill miniature village, the Isle of White Zoo and there is a good soft play area for toddlers in Shanklin (which also has a great sandy beach).
We will definitely stay here again and would recommend it to others.
If internet connection is important to you you might struggle as there is no wifi and due to the steep cliffs phone signal is low none on voda phone but O2 was ok.
16 May 2012
A well equipped apartment with fantastic views over the sea and only 5 mins from Ventnor town centre on a level walk. The apartment was cleaned to a high standard with excellent instructions on the us… More
10 May 2012
"Home away from Home"
The accommodation was fantastic. It had everything you needed to feel at home. Was only a short stroll from the shops. The view was fantastic from the lounge and Main bedroom. Was warm and comfortable. Highly recommend .
4 Oct 2011
Great accommodation, everything you could need and lots of utensils you possibly don't! Theres a few board games for kids which kept them amused.
We visited during Ventnor Carnival which cames right past the accommodation, fantastic view of that and the fireworks.
26 Sep 2011
"Lovely apartment with breathtaking views of the ocean"
We haved stayed at the ground floor apartment Royal Marine House twice now. The apartment is on the final horizontal road above the esplanade (it zigzags down to the sea) so you have uninterupted views out to sea and a nice little sun terrace to sip a cool beer while the kids sleep inside.
The appartment is clean and tidy and has a combi oven so you can cook most things without too much trouble. It has a fair size living space and there is room in the second bedroom (with a bit of shuffling) for a travel cot if your youngest is still not in a bed.
The first time we stayed here everything was immaculate, 2 years on there has been some general wear and tare as you would expect and would benefit from a fresh lick of paint. I wouldn't have commented at all if it were not so exceptional the first time.
The parking is behind the property bewteen the building and the cliff and as we have a VW van we had to park a little up the road - only a short walk so nothing to worry about.
The Isle of White is great for toddlers as they have a wealth of attractions all of which are relatively small and so the children don't get too tired. We especially liked Blackgang Chine and Godshill miniture village.
The Softplay on the esplanade in Shanklin is very good for toddlers.
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