House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
A beautiful and stylish New England Townhouse just 5 minutes from the beach in a peaceful town location.
Decorated and fully refurnished in 2010
Set in a large private courtyard
Rear garden features conservatory and decked areas
Three tastefully decorated bedrooms
Large open plan dining room and lounge leading into conservatory
Stairlift and large walk-in shower suitable for less mobile
Modern well equipped kitchen
1 minute walk to shops
5 minutes from beach and clifftop walks
A stylish New England Townhouse, just a 5 minute walk from Ventnor's golden beach
BOOKINGS: Saturday to Saturday, Long Weekends and Mid Week breaks. Due to building work starting in June in close proximity we are keeping prices at 2013 rates. For more information contact Lucy direct on 07980986232.
Plum Cottage is a stylish New England townhouse set in a peaceful courtyard just 5 minutes walk from Ventnor's Golden blue flag beach.
Plum Cottage is ideal for families who want the flexibility of good walks and beach fun whilst enjoying the convenience of Ventnor's individual little shops and deli's.
STYLE AND ROOMS
The cottage has been fully decorated and refurnished in spring 2010. Each room has been styled and furnished to enhance the seaside nature of the property whilst complimenting the open and spacious design.
The Heart of the House
Downstairs an open plan lounge and dining running the full length of the property leads into the conservatory overlooking the garden. Natural colours and ocean turquoises in conjunction with distressed oak furniture increases the airiness and lightness of this large central room.
The modern kitchen, fully equipped with all necessary appliances for a family stay looks out over the outside dining area with access outside via the stable door.
Upstairs the Master Bedroom with King Bed looks out over the court, is similarly furnished in a simple nautical style. Bedroom 2, again sleeping two in a double bed has elegant dressing furniture with views out over the garden. The childrens room has bunk beds and is kept light and fun with brightly coloured fabrics against white furniture. All three rooms are very spacious with plenty of storage space.
There are two toilets, one toilet and washroom on the ground floor and the other adjacent to the bedrooms in the showerroom. Designed with the less mobile in mind, the shower is housed in a large double shower unit with an optional fold down chair. For the elderly and less able, a stairlift has been installed enabling easy access between the bedrooms and lounge area.
Mid Week breaks
Entry to the court is through a keyed gate which only allows access to residents to the 10 other properties in Spring Court.
Behind Plum Cottage the private garden features a large deck and conservatory which catches full day sun. There is a separate outside dining area and gravelled garden decorated with sea grasses and palms. Access directly from the lane to the back garden makes storing bikes easy
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ventnor 200 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Shanklin 5 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
|General||Central heating, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
The Isle of Wight region
Just a 40 minute leisurely boat ride takes you back in time to the delightful Isle of Wight. Continue due south over the central hills to the island's most southern town of Ventnor.
Ventnor was built on the sheltered slopes of St Boniface Down and takes full advantage of the Gulf Stream. The town grew up in the Victorian era, after the island was made popular for summer holidays by Queen Victoria. At this time many beautiful Victorian mansions were built on the terraces taking full advantage of the seaviews looking far out over the channel. In recent years many of the Victorian houses have been restored to their former splendor. The town now hosts a number of growing music and food events.
Ventnor Harbour, opened in 2003 offers a fair-weather Haven for small sailing boats and powerboats travelling round the back of the island. It is also the base for a community of fishing boats catching and selling seafood into Ventnor Pubs and Restaurants year round. Swimming on Ventnor Beach is safe and Lifeguards have recently been appointed. The bay is a typical bucket and spade type destination with plenty of pubs and cafes selling a good variety of food.
Further along the coastal footpath to the west is Steephill Cove, a popular sheltered bay, with numerous cafes and restaurants again selling seafood. Not to be missed is one of Mandy's homemade crab pasties, made freshly with crab caught from the cove.
The Botanic Gardens is further up the cliff. Due to the mild climate of The Undercliff many Mediterranean and even tropical plants thrive here. The walk along the cliff top through the St Lawrence Undercliff is one of one of the best walks on the Isle of Wight. Heading towards the Island's most southerly point the rugged cliff tops give way to countless secluded coves and bays. Looking back towards Ventnor it is also the best place to see the natural terracing of the Undercliff.
Ventnor nick named 'Curio Capital of the Isle of Wight' has all the usual general amenity stores. More interesting, however are the speciality shops, selling rare books, antiques, unusual craft, furniture and general bric-a-brac. Wight Light Gallery in Pier Street is one of the best galleries on the island. The unusual landscapes of the Undercliff attract many artists and photographers giving rise to some exceptional artwork. A good selection of this is displayed at the gallery with prices starting at around £10.