Ocean View Holiday Cottage
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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Ocean View is a Victorian terraced cottage which looks down over Ventnor Bay with living room, master bedroom and terrace all having fabulous sea views. With its sunlit simplicity the cottage serves equally well as a romantic hideaway or as a base for full-on bucket and spade holidays.
Ventnor beach, with it's Blue Flag for cleanliness and safety, is a few minutes away, as the crow flies, but with a zigzag route downhill, allow for a fifteen minute walk. If you prefer to drive, (avoiding the uphill walk home after a hard day on the beach), there are car parks either end of the Esplanade. Parking at the cottage is free and on-street, a few hundred yards along Ocean View Road.
The town center with its shops, (including butcher, baker, greengrocer, wine merchant and fishery for those who want a break from supermarket shopping!), pubs, cafes and restaurants is halfway between the cottage and the beach.
If you prefer to eat out, Ventnor has probably the best restaurant choice on the Isle of Wight, from fine dining at the Hillside and Royal Hotels to fresh fish on the beach at Steephill Cove where it's landed.
The cottage accommodates six people comfortably with it's three bedrooms, large family bathroom and downstairs cloakroom.
Upstairs are two double bedrooms, (one with a TV), and a bathroom which has bath, separate shower, washing machine, tumble dryer and boiler which provides instantaneous hot water and keeps the cottage lovely and toasty during the winter months.
Downstairs the newly refurbished kitchen (May 2014) has a dining table which seats six and all new white goods, including a dishwasher.
The living room, with comfy leather sofas and that amazing sea view also has a TV with DVD player, books, games and info leaflets for the island.
The third (bunk) bedroom is also on the ground floor, as is the WC with wash basin.
Outdoors there is a small but perfectly formed graveled terrace with table and seating for maximum enjoyment of the view. It's enclosed with a picket fence making it safe for young children and pets.
The style of the house is 'shabby chic' with a cosy vintage vibe but we don't subscribe to the old holiday cottage ethos of equipping the place with kit long passed its prime and leaving cobwebs to 'add to the charm'. At Ocean View you'll (hopefully) find everything you'd expect at home from cafetiere to steam iron, all scrupulously clean and well maintained. There's also a travel cot and high chair to cater for the smaller guest.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||15 min walk|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Isle of Wight region
It's official – we get more of it! Ventnor's position on the Southern tip of the Island means that we have a micro climate – our Botanic Gardens being able to grow species which couldn't survive elsewhere.
The lack of pollution here also means that those rays aren't filtered by any city grot, so bump up the sun screen protection factor!
There are facilities on the Island for virtually every water sport going, (with the possible exclusion of giant banana riding) with Cowes being internationally renowned for sailing and powerboat racing (and also pretty good for shopping).
Cowes Week takes place every year in August with the JP Morgan Round the Island Race ensuring thousands of boats sail past Ventnor in June.
Isle of Wight Zoo (TV's Tiger Isle); Donkey Sanctuary; Blackgang Chine; Dinosaur Isle; Amazon World; the Isle of Wight Steam Railway; Lobster Safari; Brading Roman Villa, the list goes on.
Osborne House – Queen Victoria's favourite home; Dimbola Lodge, Julia Margaret Cameron's house, now a photographic museum and gallery; Quay Arts – the Island's main cultural arts centre; Farringford – Tennyson's home; Carisbrooke Castle; Quarr Abbey are just some places on the Island where you can get your cultural fix.
The Isle of Wight has some 500 miles of footpaths and bridleways and 60 miles of breathtaking Heritage Coast. Almost half the Island is categorised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and within that are many Sites of Special Scientific Interest. It's almost a crime not to make the most of it.
Music venues – from pubs to grand theatres – abound with the calendar peaking in June for the Isle of Wight Festival and September for Bestival.
Ventnor itself plays host to the annual Isle of Arts Festival as well as the Ventnor Fringe Festival.
The Isle of Wight Walking Festival takes place in May whilst the Cycling Festival happens each September.
And last but not least, there's a very active carnival season on the Island every summer with Ventnor's very own carnival taking place in August.
Don't forget your fancy dress!
Ventnor is situated at the southern most tip of the, (roughly diamond-shaped), Isle of Wight. Being built on terraces around the natural amphitheatre of Ventnor Bay, most of the town enjoys fabulous sea views out across the English Channel.
Ventnor's hay day was in Victorian times. Attracted by the mild climate and the fashion for 'health giving' sea bathing, the well to do built splendid villas and mini manor houses. Huge numbers of visitors arrived by train or by pleasure boats which stopped at the pier. The railway and pier may be long gone but the beach's trademark candy-coloured huts are the original Victorian bathing machines, wheels removed!
In more recent times, Ventnor has been described by the British press as 'the hippest hub on the island' but that just means it has something for everyone – from bucket and spade fun on the child-friendly beach to Michelin starred fine dining.
Pubs and café's are plentiful and for those wishing to make the most of their self-catering holiday home there is excellent local produce available in Ventnor's independent shops which include a butcher, fishery, deli, greengrocer and wine merchant. The town also has more antiques and vintage shops than anywhere else on the island.
Things to do
There are stunning coastal walks from Ventnor beach – East along the sea wall towards Bonchurch and West, over the cliffs, towards Steephill Cove where you can eat crab and lobster just a few yards from where it has been landed.
Northwards, up on the Downs behind the town, you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from the highest vantage point on the island.
Bike hire is available locally and boat trips from Ventnor Haven include a 'lobster safari'. There's also an angling club and a twelve hole golf course in Ventnor.
August is Carnival time, happening in tandem with the Ventnor Fringe Festival.
Places to visit
Ventnor Botanic Garden enjoys an international reputation and, because of the micro- climate, grows species not grown elsewhere in the UK.
In Ventnor itself there are two museums which, although small, have fascinating photographic records of the area – The Heritage Museum and the Longshoreman's Museum.
Just a few miles along the coast is Blackgang Chine, a friendly little amusement park, great for young children. It's an eccentric mix of rides, fairies and dinosaurs, all perched on ever diminishing cliff top gardens.
Going inland from Ventnor you'll find historic Appledurcombe House and the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary.
Car ferries run from Portsmouth, Southampton and Lymington on the mainland to Fishbourne, Cowes and Yarmouth on the island.
The train from London Waterloo links directly to the Fastcat passenger ferry from Portsmouth to Ryde Pier where the train connects to Shanklin – a short bus or taxi ride from Ventnor. A Hovercarft also makes the Portmouth to Ryde crossing.
Southampton is the nearest airport.
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4 Aug 2014
"Home away from home - with AMAZING views!"
My wife and I stayed at Ocean View for a long weekend in middle June 2014. We found the cottage to be neat and tidy, well prepared for our stay, stylishly decorated and with amazing views spanning out across Ventnor to the far horizon on the sea.
Our booking was made very-very last minute – however Debby was extremely helpful and accommodating in order to get everything organised and sorted prior to our arrival - even arranging our return ferry ticket for us.
We can only highly recommend Ocean View and Debby and will certainly contact her again, should we return to Ventnor in future.
Very many thanks for taking the time to leave a review Mads.
You'd be welcome at any of my properties, any time.
23 Apr 2014
We had a long weekend at Ocean View, off season in March. The cottage is really cosy, in extremely good order, very clean and the sea views are wonderful. It also has a small patio in the front where, as the weather was kind, we sat and drank wine in the early evening. Debby, the owner, was very helpful with local information and has a good knowledge of where to eat and drink (under no circumstances omit a visit to the Taverners in Godshill). We're going to try and book Ocean View again for a return visit in the summer.
21 Apr 2014
"You can't beat the view!"
I stayed at ocean view holiday cottage over the Easter week with my family, and we had a wonderful and most importantly relaxing break. Debby was really helpful when we booked, and made sure everything was organised for our holiday. The cottage itself is lovely - really clean and tidy and with a genuine homely feel to it. The rooms are well furnished, and there was plenty of space for a growing family. The view from the patio over ventnor bay is most definitely the crowning glory - making the walk back up the hill from the town worthwhile! We will be back next year!
Thanks Stu - you are very welcome back to any of my properties, anytime and so many thanks for taking the time to write such a (lovely) review.
15 Dec 2013
"Very comfortable and very clean!"
We were 3 adults staying here at Ocean View Cottage and had needed 3 bedrooms. We found it to be very comfortable indeed with everything supplied to ensure a really nice stay. The property is decorat… More
10 Oct 2013
"Lovely views, cute house"
I booked this house for a family getaway - five adults.The accomodation is pretty much as it looks - great views and the condition of the place is good and very clean. We enjoyed sitting on the littl… More
Very many thanks for taking the time to leave a review.
Just to clarify a couple of points - new double glazed, soundproofed windows are going in middle bedroom & bathroom this winter (as will a new kitchen downstairs).
Also re. position of bunk room - it is stipulated that it's on ground floor in all my listings. I also make this point again when taking bookings from young families. Babies and toddlers are catered for with a travel cot in upper bedrooms where necessary.
26 Sep 2013
"Beautiful cottage with stunning views"
The cottage was very well presented with stunning views. Everything was immaculate and the main bedroom was very comfortable. Debby has obviously put a lot of thought into the decor of the cottage.
Very many thanks for taking the time to review Ocean View - it helps other guests enormously.
20 Aug 2013
"Lovely cottage in a spectacular setting"
This cottage lived up entirely to its billing. Comfortable and very clean, slightly quirky in a nice sense, topped by wonderful views out to sea. Debby was extremely efficient, accommodating and helpful- the ideal house owner. Ventnor is an enjoyable place and wonderful for getting or keeping fit, particularly if the walk down to town and back is attempted. All in all a really enjoyable holiday with the cottage making a significant contribution to that.
3 Aug 2013
We had a lovely stay in Ventnor and loved the cottage. Views were unbelivable and the property unbelievably clean. It felt like we were the first to stay in the property. The owner Debby is very knowledgable and all of her recommendations were spot on. We hope to return soon.
5 May 2013
"Sea views that lift you out of yourself."
The views from the living room and south bedroom windows, high up on the hill, out over the sea are breathtaking. Inside; the house is warm and comfortable. Cream leather sofas, comfy bed, excellent shower and bath.
Debby's attention to detail and service are first rate, she responds positively, happily and quickly to any question or request.
Sorry to repeat myself but the views are just so distracting, I found it difficult to walk past a window without standing and staring out.
30 Apr 2013
"Ocean House - a house with a truly amazing view!"
This is a very clean and stylish house with the most amazing sea view we have ever seen. Extremely comfortable beds and all the facilities we could wish for. Easy walking distance from Ventnor and local beaches and coves.
Friendly landlady lives close by and can easily be contacted should the need arise.
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