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Smugglers, Ventnor

Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

OPEN ALL YEAR Smugglers is a pretty & cosy early victorian Cottage in the centre of Ventnor, sleeping 7 people comfortably, plus a cot if required. There is a large double bedroom with a single room attached & a double room with a twin room attached. Both doubles have king sized pocket sprung beds. There is a shower room, and a family bathroom fitted with a toilet, basin & bath with shower attachment. Downstairs there is a comfortable living room with a wood burning stove, leading to the dining room & newly fitted kitchen. The courtyard garden has seating & a barbecue area as well as a quirky outside toilet! At the side of the cottage is a useful covered passageway that lends itself perfectly to storage of pushchairs, bicycles, wellington boots, kayaks & surfboards. The double doors open onto the road for easy loading & unloading. There is no parking at the property, however there are two car parks and free roadside parking which is less than 5 minutes walk away. Buses run every half hour through the day from a bus stop moments from the cottage (Boots in the High Street) and hourly through the night.

We regret that, due to the steepness of Tulse Hill & the roads around Ventnor, the property is not suitable for the infirm.

Smugglers is in the centre of the lovely seaside town of Ventnor. Moments from the high street, it is a short walk to Ventnor's restaurants, pubs & coffee shops, as well as the beach. The pretty villages of Bonchurch, Niton & Shanklin are also close by. Ventnor golf course is less than 1.5 miles away, with the most stunning views across glorious countryside to the sea. Only a short drive away is Queen Victoria's beloved home Osborne House, the historic Carisbrooke Castle, Yarmouth Castle as well as family attractions like Blackgang Chine & Sandown Zoo. The wilder beaches to the west offer diving, paragliding, surfing & kayaking. For walkers, there are over 500 miles of very well signposted footpaths on the Island, more per square mile than any other English county! It is not far to The Needles & Alum Bay, Tennyson Down, Newtown Nature Reserve & much more. Yarmouth & Cowes are no more than 30 minutes by car, for those who love their sailing.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
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 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ

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3 Aug 2014


"Well equipped cottage in great central location"

Smugglers is well located, being 50-60 feet from the High Street and its shops, pubs and restaurants, but screened from the High Street noise by neighbours and buildings on the High Street. This makes… More

We really appreciate such a lovely and honest review - thank you. With warm regards - Sally & Matt

3 Jun 2014


"Absolutely perfect rental experience"

The communication upfront with Sally & Matt was absolutely great. You could feal their warmth though the screen, they are extremely correct, caring and provide very detailed answers to any kind of que… More

1 Jun 2014


"Lovely cottage in great location"

Beautiful, well-appointed cottage in a great location in central Ventnor. The owners Sally and Matt were extremely helpful at all stages of the rental process, and clearly take great pride in the cot… More

20 Jan 2014


"Absolut recommendation"

We were a group of 7 friends, three couples and a single and rented the cottage for an extended weekend (three nights); The owners Sally and Matt gave us a warm welcome, gave us the key and introduces us to the cottage and all its facilities (which are many); they are really amiable and helpful.

The cottage has a very friendly touch, we all felt at home very soon after arriving. There was a nice welcome package and two bottles of sparkling wine in the fridge. I even got a birthday card for my 40th birthday, which was the reason for our stay. The kitchen is completely new and contains everything you need, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and through the window you look into the lovely garden, which is very green and cozy. There are also chairs provided so you can sit in the garden if you want.

The living room provides enough space for seven people and the wood burning stove was a real nice addition, but if you don't want to use it you don't have to, the central heating is working fine. The bedrooms are on the first floor, we slept really well, and also on the first floor you find a bathroom with a toilet and bath tub and another bathroom with a shower. One toilet for seven people may sound problematic, but it wasn't really a problem for us.

Wifi is provided and worked very well throughout the cottage.

The little walk up the hill from the high street and bus station to the cottage is quite steep, but very short, it's only a couple of steps, and the street is very quiet. The location is quite good because all the restaurants, cafes and also the beach (less than 5 minutes walk) are very near.

We did some nice walks on the coastal path to the Botanic Garden (which is fantastic) and to Bonchurch, the landscape is unbelievably beautiful, the beaches look very promising (as it was winter we were not using them extensively). The weather was very friendly, sunny and mild.

Ventnor is a really nice place, small but not too small, it has enough infrastructure (bus station, restaurants, cafes on the beach) and all the people we met very very friendly and helpful.

Hope to come back some day!

Gosh - thank you! It is our great pleasure to know that you love our cottage and Ventnor as much as we do. We hope to see you again soon!

3 Nov 2013


"Lovely cottage, very well situated in a quiet road."

We enjoyed a wonderful week, in october at Smugglers cottage. We have had a very well welcome. Sally and Matt give us food at the arrival (milk, eggs, butter, bread, coffee, tea and wine).
The cottage was very well equipped for all my needs. WIFI is also provided, TV, DVD.
Beds are very comfortable and large.
There is a lot of restaurant near the cottage. The co-op is at the bottom of the road.
All is perfect.

23 Sep 2013


"A lovely place"

Spacious, clean and simply lovely. I have no issues with saying you'd have a wonderful time at this house.

It may not be for everyone so as long as you understand a few things you'll be very happy:

- It's on a very steep hill
- Your car is parked on-street a few minutes away
- Two bedrooms link off other rooms

From the friendly initial contact to the welcome basket when you arrive the owners have a brilliant place and service.

24 Aug 2013


"An excellent character cottage, furnished to a high standard with all mod cons.."

Smugglers cottage is well situated in a quiet road, leading to Ventnor town. It is a lovely character property, which has been furnished to a high standard. WIFI is also provided, which my teenage son… More

12 Aug 2013


"Lovely cottage, fantastic service."

Matt and Sally met us at the cottage with an amazing welcome. The bedrooms are large and comfortable. The cottage overall very well equipped. Generous welcome basket including all the essentials plus a bottle of fizz. Nothing was too much trouble fir the Clarkes. Matt even got his brother to call me to sort out an IT problem I was having! Town is very short walk down very steep hill - not for those with health problems! Overall a very comfortable, enjoyable stay.

9 May 2013


"A beautiful,charming home from home ."

A lovely cottage in a good location for all that Ventnor has to offer . The cottage itself is homely , well decorated and beautifully furnished . As a person who loves cooking the kitchen was very well equipped for all my needs , and a dishwasher and washing machine as well . A beautiful cottage garden complete with BBQ which was perfect as we were lucky enough to have wall to wall sunshine .

20 Mar 2013


"Perfect location, lovely cottage with everything you need, very spacious and warm."

We had a wonderful week in the February half term with our four children, there was plenty of things to do, Ventnor is a beautiful town and has a fantastic beach even in the winter.
The cottage was excellent very well equipped even a high chair for our youngest so all we had to pack was clothes.
The wood burner was a great bonus it was lovely to be cosy in the evenings.
It was brilliant to have hot water all the time especially with a big family.
We really enjoyed our holiday and are looking forward to staying again soon.

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