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Thimble House (rear view). The sloping gardens have sea views

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Situated in a quiet, private cul de sac, close to the beach in the village of St Lawrence, the contemporary style home, with sea views, has open plan living areas comprising kitchen, lounge and television area. It has large French doors opening onto the terrace and gardens. The garden is a south facing, sloping site, it is frequently visited by foxes, badgers and red squirrels as well as numerous wild bird species.

The Under-cliff is on the southern coast of the Island and has a micro-climate which has made it special to those who have visited it since Victorian times.

The local area is ideal for exploring, there are secluded coves with rock pools and pebble beaches to be found within a short walk and sandy beaches a short drive away at Steephill cove and Ventnor.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Woody Bay 500 m
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Southampton 50 km, Nearest railway: Shanklin 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10
Other High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

There are 4 bedrooms.

The master bedroom has a king sized bed, en suite and sea views.

The second bedroom has a double bed and sea views.

There is one further bedroom on the first floor (twin single beds) and a family bathroom. Between these bedrooms there is an open 'minstrel gallery' with lounge seating and doors opening onto the balcony with sea views.

The remaining bedroom (twin single beds) is on the ground floor; there is also a shower room/WC downstairs.

The well equipped kitchen opens into the dining area and main lounge and there is a separate area with TV and computer access. There is a utility room with washing machine and dishwasher.

Further details outdoors

The terraced garden slopes southwards and has restricted sea views. There is a patio with table seating for 8, BBQ and chiminea.

The cul de sac has a footpath at the far end which leads through woodland down to the beaches and coastal footpaths.

In the quiet picturesque village you will find a post office with a shop about 5 minutes walk away.

The driveway has room for 3 or 4 cars to park (depending on size).

Further details

We supply a welcome pack.

Linen and towels are not provided.

Please use the 'send an enquiry' email contact form next to the availability calendar as phoning me can be difficult.

The Isle of Wight region

The Isle of Wight is a perfect place for relaxing in an 'old world' atmosphere, but with sporting and music festivals that are bang up to date! It has been known as the garden Isle for many years, mainly because of its mild climate and long growing season.

There are a wealth of attractions to suit visitors of all ages including;

Queen Victoria's home at Osborne, Blackgang Chine, Dinosaur Museum, Brading Roman Villa, Steam Railway, Cricket Academy, Botanical Gardens, and many more... (


The town of Ventnor has been popular with visitors since Victorian times. Built on a sloping site overlooking the sea the whole town faces south over the channel.

There are good restaurants and bars overlooking the beach. The local fishing boats bring their catch in each morning and sell from the Ventnor Fisheries shop, fresh crab and lobster are always a favourite.

St Lawrence is outside the town along the coast towards St Catherine's lighthouse on the southernmost tip of the Island. ( )

Also situated on the under-cliff are the Botanical Gardens and the local cricket ground which houses the Cricket Academy where professional coaching is available to children by prior arrangement. (

The coastal path which circumnavigates the Island passes through the village giving access to a network of footpaths which are more than 500miles in length. (

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20 Sep 2014


"Perfect Holiday home"

Wow what a beautiful large house with everything you need for a family holiday. 4 spacious bedrooms, 1 with a large luxury en-suite. Cosy tv/book room. Large kitchen and dinning room leading to very c… More

Really glad you had such a good holiday, you all looked very happy in the photo you sent me. I'm glad you managed to see the badger too. You will be very welcome to stay again in the future.

25 Jul 2014


"a fabulous house and place"

This was an absolutely perfect place to stay the house was spacious really comfortable, well equipped, attractively furnished and, spotlessly clean. The welcome pack generous and thoughtful.
The outstanding garden had visiting badgers red squirrels, green woodpeckers to name but a few with comfortable furniture. The complete lack of traffic noise was fabulous. The island is a super mixture of places to visit and great beaches. An All round fabulous holiday.

Very happy to hear that you saw the badger and one of the red squirrels, they are very difficult to spot. We also enjoy the tranquillity of the village and the very special feel of the Undercliff. Thank you for taking the time to write such a helpful review.

5 Jun 2014


"felt like home."

the photos of this property do not do it justice. we found the house jaw dropping it was all we had hoped for and way more, Pauline is a lovely host and has been amazing from beginning to end esp with our little mix up which we are still laughing about. the views were stunning and watching the ships on the water with a glass of wine was the best. the space was perfect and for 4 children from 4-9 they loved rolling down the garden. I would recommend to familys and groups of friends.

Thank you for your lovely comments. We also love to sit and watch the ships go by when we are in Thimble. You will be most welcome to come again if you should ever wish to visit the Island in the future.

4 Jun 2014


"Amazing house , fantastic location , all we could ask for ."

We arrived at thimble house with our friends , in total 4 adults 4 children. From the moment we walked in we were amazed , the house is fantastic , better than we expected . We totally fell in love with it house and setting . Beautiful sea views and wild life, welcome pack was fab and much appreciated . Plenty of room for everyone and the children loved exploring the garden , defiantly recommend Thimble house and we will go back . Thank you Pauline , fantastic communication throughout booking and while staying at the house .

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and will be happy to have you back. I know we only met briefly, but the children were delightful and I shall remember you all with a smile!

13 May 2014


"Something for everyone"

Our group consisted of three generations and there was something for everyone at Thimble House. The house was very well equipped and we were particularly impressed with the extensive library covering all tastes from the Tales of Beatrix Potter to Naval engineering. There were many local walks and it doesn't take long to visit other parts of the island. The owner is very friendly and helpful and I would recommend a holiday at Thimble House.

We are delighted you all enjoyed your stay and especially that you made use of the book section! We love the walks around St Lawrence when we are there too. Thank you for taking the time to send a review and for your kind comments.

2 May 2013


"Home from home"

You never know when you book holiday accommodation what it will turn out to be!!.Well Thimble House is just perfect in so many ways, ideal for all adults or families. We have had 9 nights in the house… More

Thank you for your review, we are always delighted when our guests enjoy their stay. We try to provide the things we know we would like to have when we arrive in a holiday home ourselves...and yes, we had a great time too, thank you.

29 Jul 2012


"Fantastic family holiday house"

We came here based on the reviews we saw - we were looking for a house in the Ventnor area to accommodate myself, husband, two children, in laws and sister in law and this house fitted the bill perfectly. It was spacious, light, airy with fabulous coastal views and was a great base for exploring the local area. We were particularly impressed with the instructions we received before hand the welcome pack. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this house to anybody with young children

Thank you for your kind comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was particularly good to know that you were able to use previous reviews to help you with your choice.

3 Jun 2012


"... and relax."

A fabulous holiday house set in the peaceful St Lawrence. Open the blinds at night and the only lights you see are on the ferries way out to sea.
The house is equipped with everything you can think of - and more. The welcome pack meant we could arrive and have a cuppa without having to either take anything with us or nip out to find it.
Don't weigh yourself down with lots of books, there is something for everyone in the library and the computer was a very helpful addition.
We took advantage of the joint tickets available to Robin Hill and Blackgang Chine and spent many a happy hour getting soaked (Take a change of top at least to both!)
Phileas Fogg in Ventnor was our restaurant of choice, best to book first, and the local taxi firm is a 1 man operation so can get very busy.
There are numerous pubs with play areas within a 15 minute drive of the house, mind you, most things are within 15 minutes drive!

Thank you for your kind comments and helpful tips for other guests. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay on our beautiful Island.

14 Aug 2011


"What a find"

Thimble House far exceeded our expectations. It was spotlessly clean and came supplied with everything you needed to enjoy your stay. The owners provided a very generous welcome pack of groceries. There were clear instructions as to how to operate the heating, hot water, showers etc. The owners rang us on two occasions to check that everything was satisfactory and that we were having a good time, which we were. I can thoroughly recommend this property.

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much. Thank you for taking the time to write such an enthusiastic review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Thimble House at some time in the future.

8 Aug 2011


"A lovely, spacious, comfortable house with fantastic views."

Firstly, the service. The owner was fantastically responsive to all our questions however small and the information pack provided was comprehensive. The personal touch made us feel at ease throughout the booking process and when we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised at the thoughtfulness of our host. The welcome pack included a variety of items which was enough to provide us all with the essentials (bread, eggs, cheese, wine !) to tide us over. There is a post office locally with a few essential items and there a few small shops a short drive away. I'd recommend getting your supermarket of choice to deliver when you arrive, as it saved us a lot of hassle and was well worth our while sorting out in advance. The house itself is situated in a very picturesque area, effectively under a cliff overlooking the sea from the garden and balconies. Ideal for sitting in the garden on a sunny day, into the evenings with the wood burning stove keeping us all warm (as my travelling companions will attest, I became quite attached to this). We were a party of two families, each with two adults and two kids (ranging four months to seven years). The house was big enough that we could have our own space if required, although we were blessed with good weather so tended to dine and socialise Al fresco. If you have kids, Blackgang Chine is a short drive along the coast. A tip worth noting is to go towards to beginning of your stay, as you are able to go as many times as you like within a seven day period . As it's just up the road it is worth going early to get on all of the rides before it gets too busy. We come from quite a rural area ourselves, so are used to seeing a lot of wildlife. One thing that I've never seen run across the garden though, is a badger. We only saw 'Boris' run across a couple of times, but he was definitely a talking point ! If you have toddlers, just be aware that there are steps down into the property, as well as steps down to the garden so they'd need to be supervised, although our four, six and seven year olds were absolutely fine. We would happily return to the property and as a group would heartily recommend it.

Thank you for all your tips for future guests as well as your kind comments about the property. When guests enjoy their holiday as much as you seem to have done it makes it all worthwhile. I think the badger has acquired several different names this season!

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Calendar last updated:18 Nov 2014

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