About the home
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, 500m|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|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 bathroom, 1 en suite and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 10|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
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).
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.
Access to the house is via a flight of steps making it unsuitable for elderly or infirm guests.
Strictly no smoking in the house.
Refundable security deposit £250 payable with final payment; refunded within 2 weeks subject to property left in good condition.
Children under 5 years by arrangement with owners as. There are stair gates, a cot and a highchair available by arrangement (no charge).
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... (http://www.islandbreaks.co.uk/)
The Ventnor / St Lawrence, Ventnor area
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. (http://stlawrenceiow.co.uk/default.aspx )
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. (http://www.iow-cricketacademy.co.uk/index.html)
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. ( http://www.iowramblers.com/)
How to get there
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There are three car ferry routes to the Island,
1. Portsmouth to Fishbourne,
2. Lymington to Yarmouth;
Southampton to East Cowes
Both the above companies also run passenger links to the Island.
There is a connecting train service between Ryde passenger ferry and Shanklin.
The Island has an extensive bus service. ( http://www.islandbuses.info/)
Activities near Ventnor
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
02 May 2013
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... 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,... more
29 Jul 2012
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.
03 Jun 2012
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.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Spring 2013||14 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 820||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer 2013||25 May 13||21 Jul 13||£ 890||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season 2013||21 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter 2014||18 Apr 14||26 Apr 14||£ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring 2014||26 Apr 14||24 May 14||£ 820||-||-||1 Week|
|May holiday 2014||24 May 14||7 Jun 14||£ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season summer 2014||7 Jun 14||19 Jul 14||£ 890||-||-||1 Week|
|High Summer 2014||19 Jul 14||6 Sep 14||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Refundable security deposit £250 payable with final balance payment.
Payment accepted by cheque or bank transfer in GBP or Euros.
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