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Welcome to our beautiful Victorian family home.

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Welcome to our exclusive family house in it's unique position over looking Bonchurch and Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. The house boasts fabulous sea views, and backs onto St Boniface Down with private gated access. Only a ten minute walk to Ventnor town centre and the beach. Great location for activity holidays such as cycling, walking, golf, sailing and many great island attractions.

Shenstone is a beautifully stone built Victorian semi-detached house and is situated just off the road towards Shanklin. It has gated access with off road parking for up to 3 cars.

There are 3 double bedrooms and one further double with a visitors pull out bed. The property has two bathrooms, large dining room and sitting room.

It has been sympathetically and tastefully furnished to a high standard throughout and most rooms are furnished with antiques dating from the nineteenth century.

The garden is terraced with a new extended patio area at the top, with wonderful sea views and a double brick built BBQ. The garden enjoys many wildlife visitors, including Red Squirrels!!!!

Brief notes:-

Sleeps 8+1 ~ Stunning sea views from all 4 bedrooms ~ Beautifully furnished ~ 10 minute walk to beach and town center ~ Suitable for children over the age of 5 yrs ~ Off road parking for three cars ~ Zip and link beds in two rooms offering flexibility of double or twin beds ~ Bathroom with loo, Shower room and separate loo ~ Wash house with washing machine, tumble dryer and loo ~ Terraced garden with frequent visits from red squirrels ~ Double brick built BBQ ~ Prices high season £1,200, low season £750 ~ We provide bath and hand towels, linen and tea towels~ double glazing ~ gas central heating~ two wood burners and an open fire place for modern day comfort.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Ventnor 750 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 750 m
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Sandown 6 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, 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), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The accommodation comprises a generous sitting room with comfortable sofas, TV, DVD player, ps2 + a selection of games. Double doors opening out on to the parking area and garden.

Large dining room with table and 8 chairs, bookcase with a selection of books and games with a view over looking Ventnor.

The kitchen can seat 6, is well equipped and furnished with a cooker, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, clothes pulley maid and a wood burning stove. The kitchen leads on to a back alleyway with steps leading to a gate that opens on to St Boniface Down with endless scenic views and great walks. At the other end there is an outside utility room with loo, Belfast sink, washing machine and tumble dryer.

There is a down stairs bedroom which is furnished with pine, has a king-size bed made up of two 2'6” zip-and-link beds so that you can have the option of a twin or a double.

Upstairs has a massive family bathroom with bath electric shower and loo, but the best bit is that if you are quiet you can watch the red squirrels feeding or playing in the trees from the bathroom window.

The master bedroom has a Super king mahogany sleigh bed with a big bay window over looking the terrace garden and sea views.

The Second bedroom had an oak king size bed and a visitors bed, this is a single bed with a second pull out bed underneath; the room again has fantastic views and is situated on the front of the house.

The third bedroom has a pine king-size bed made up of two 2'6” zip-and-link beds so that you can have the option of a twin or a double again with fantastic views and is situated on the front of the house. There is a second bathroom with shower and sink and a separate loo on its own.

Further details outdoors

Special notes:

The property is built on a steep hill making wheelchair access impossible.

The garden is steeply terraced so it's important that guests can manage steps.

Children 5 years and over are most welcome. Younger children will be considered by the owner once the parents are made aware of the limitations of the grounds.

No pets

No Smoking

The Isle of Wight region

About the Area

An excellent local pub and restaurant is literally five minutes walk away in Bonchurch, also close by is the local convenience store. Ventnor is full of good pubs and restaurants, along with Somerfield who will deliver to the house (details can be found in store), antique, bric-a-brac and junk shops. You can spend many hours rummaging!!! The best bit about Ventnor is its micro climate and narrow streets. This has two advantages, very warm weather and now big coach parties!

The beaches and coastal paths of Ventnor are ten minute walk away and the resort of old Shanklin is 3 miles away. One of the Islands top attractions Appuldercombe house situated in gardens designed by Capability Brown are only a short drive away, together with the owl and falconry centre.



With over 500 of miles of signposted footpaths and vast amounts of unrivalled natural beauty, it is no surprise that the Isle of Wight is a top UK walking destination. The astounding diversity in such a small relative area coupled with the mild climate makes the island a great year round walking spot

Carmel is set on the Coastal footpath which circumnavigates the island. Check out


Whether on or off road, the island is a great location for cyclists of all ages and abilities. The cycle track running from Sandown to Cowes has proved highly popular since its opening in 2004. There is also an extensive network of quiet lanes and way marked bridleways giving cyclists access to all 4 corners of the island. Check out for suggested routes and upcoming events.


Miles of diverse coastline provides heaps of opportunity for a real mixed bag of water sports. WightWater is the island's top water sports centre. Offering a range of activities from surfing and bodyboarding to catamaran and dingy sailing to canoeing and windsurfing. Wightwater is on the beach at Lake and caters for all abilities from total beginner to advanced. For more details go to


Very few people don't already associate the Isle of Wight with sailing. After crossing the Solent you will be left with no illusion the significance of sailing to the Island and in particular the way of life on the northern coastline. The Isle of Wight is indeed one of the best known sailing venues in the world, hosting various annual events including the Round the Island Yacht Race, Skandia Cowes Week and The Little Britain Challenge Cup.

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20 Jul 2014


"Home from home"

We have stayed at this property several times over the last few years and have always felt so 'at home' here! It is a real family home of character - where so much thought and attention has … More

3 Nov 2013


"Lovely cosy comfortable property, well presented and situated with sea views!"

Stayed between Christmas and New Year during a very wet spell, but the property was warm, cosy and welcoming. Large property ideal for a family or group of friends. Property has been well renovated in keeping with the period and the owners are very easy to contact and deal with. Luxurious furnishings - if you are looking for somewhere nice to stay you won't be disappointed. Lots of lovely walks in the area too.

Thank you for being such lovely guests.

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