Royal Marine House First
About the home
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, 200m|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|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 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
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.
The Ventnor area
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.
How to get there
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Ferry services operate to the Isle of Wight from Lymington, Southampton and Portsmouth. For more information please visit the websites of Wightlink and Red Funnel. Ventnor is located on the south coast of the island and is accessible via the road network. There is also a bus service available that links into the national rail station at Shanklin.
Activities near Ventnor
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
25 Nov 2012
Firstly, the booking process was simple, and the owner's communication was excellent.
We couldn't have found a more perfect apartment for our needs at this time. At the end of October we weren't expecting a warm, beach holiday, but being able to sit in the lounge or main bedroom and see such a great, sweeping view of the sea was still uplifting!
The apartment was very well-equipped, warm and comfortable. There was a huge choice of videos, and even some games and interesting info about the area. I loved the book about the old Royal Marine Hotel.
My husband and I stayed with our 12 year old daughter and her friend. We felt happy enough to let them walk down to the beach and to the cafes on their own as it was so near and little traffic to negotiate.
The only downside is what other guests have mentioned, and that is the parking space. The drive is very narrow, and the space tight. However, we managed in our Zafira, and there was an even bigger vehicle in the other space. We just avoided using the car, and only moved it once during the stay. It made us go for some lovely long walks and try the buses!
I would love to visit again.
01 Nov 2012
The booking process was very simple and efficient, and deposit returned promptly afterwards. We stayed here for a week in mid-October. It's a great apartment, and the views from the windows are great. Good location: a short walk to several pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops, and down the hill to the beach. There is a good selection of videos, and we found several to watch with the kids (9 and 11). Parking is tricky with a larger vehicle, but you get used to it (it wouldn't stop us coming back).
.... recommended ...
20 Sep 2012
We are regular visitors to this beautiful Island and self catering is our favourite type of holiday.
Booking was very easy and any queries that I had were quickly redressed by Richard, the owner.
The apartment is the best that we have ever stayed in, it contained everything that we could need for our stay and the view was out of this world. As the windows were low we were able to sit on the comfy settee and watch the small fishing boats, yachts, surfers, ferries, and even the occasional navy ship sailing by.
It is only a short walk both into the town and down to the beach where there are a number of cafes and restaurants.
Parking at the back was a little tight but we managed without any problem.
To sum up it was a wonderful two weeks, fantastic weather and we will definitely be returning
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|Prices for group size 4|
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|Early Autumn||19 Sep 11||29 Oct 11||£ 400||£ 80||£ 80||2 Nights|
|Autumn||29 Oct 11||23 Dec 11||£ 340||£ 70||£ 70||2 Nights|
|Christmas||23 Dec 11||2 Jan 12||£ 480||£ 90||£ 90||2 Nights|
|Winter||2 Jan 12||10 Feb 12||£ 375||£ 75||£ 75||2 Nights|
|Spring Half Term||10 Feb 12||19 Feb 12||£ 425||£ 85||£ 85||2 Nights|
|Early Spring||19 Feb 12||30 Mar 12||£ 375||£ 75||£ 75||2 Nights|
|Easter||30 Mar 12||15 Apr 12||£ 520||£ 95||£ 95||2 Nights|
|Spring||15 Apr 12||4 May 12||£ 375||£ 75||£ 75||2 Nights|
|May Bank Holiday||4 May 12||7 May 12||£ 520||£ 95||£ 95||2 Nights|
|Late Spring||7 May 12||19 May 12||£ 375||£ 75||£ 75||2 Nights|
|Summer Half Term||19 May 12||26 May 12||£ 425||£ 85||£ 85||2 Nights|
|Early Summer||26 May 12||23 Jun 12||£ 520||£ 95||£ 95||2 Nights|
|Summer||23 Jun 12||21 Jul 12||£ 575||£ 100||£ 100||2 Nights|
|Peak Summer||21 Jul 12||2 Sep 12||£ 720||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Summer||2 Sep 12||16 Sep 12||£ 520||£ 95||£ 95||2 Nights|
|Autumn||16 Sep 12||4 Nov 12||£ 425||£ 85||£ 85||2 Nights|
|Late Autumn||4 Nov 12||21 Dec 12||£ 375||£ 75||£ 75||2 Nights|
|Christmas/New Year||21 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||£ 520||£ 95||£ 95||2 Nights|
|Winter||6 Jan 13||15 Feb 13||£ 375||£ 75||£ 75||2 Nights|
|Spring Half Term||15 Feb 13||24 Feb 13||£ 425||£ 85||£ 85||2 Nights|
|Early Spring||24 Feb 13||29 Mar 13||£ 375||£ 75||£ 75||2 Nights|
|Easter||29 Mar 13||14 Apr 13||£ 520||£ 95||£ 95||2 Nights|
|Spring||14 Apr 13||3 May 13||£ 375||£ 75||£ 75||2 Nights|
|May Bank Holiday||3 May 13||6 May 13||£ 520||£ 95||£ 95||2 Nights|
|Late Spring||6 May 13||17 May 13||£ 375||£ 75||£ 75||2 Nights|
|Summer Half Term||17 May 13||24 May 13||£ 425||£ 85||£ 85||2 Nights|
|Early Summer||24 May 13||21 Jun 13||£ 520||£ 95||£ 95||2 Nights|
|Summer||21 Jun 13||20 Jul 13||£ 575||£ 100||£ 100||2 Nights|
|Peak Summer||20 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 720||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Summer||1 Sep 13||15 Sep 13||£ 520||£ 95||£ 95||2 Nights|
|Autumn||15 Sep 13||3 Nov 13||£ 425||£ 85||£ 85||2 Nights|
|Late Autumn||3 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 375||£ 75||£ 75||2 Nights|
|Christmas/New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 520||£ 95||£ 95||2 Nights|
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