2 Primrose Cottages
About the home
The cottage is furnished and decorated in a style that enhances its history with stripped oak floors in several rooms and a working open fire in the living room. Electric heating is provided for the cooler months so you’re assured of total home-from-home comfort all year round.
The cottage has a beautiful front garden with seating areas and views across the village to the countryside. To the rear there is a sun-trap patio complete with table and chairs. There are two off-road private parking spaces at the front of the property.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Ventnor, 5km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|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, DVD player|
|General:||TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
Further details indoors:
The living room has 2 comfortable leather sofas, coffee table, flat screen TV (free-view) with DVD player, video recorder and free wi-fi internet access. The room has a working inglenook fireplace (initial supply of logs is provided during the period October to March – additional supplies can be bought locally).
The dining room, which is furnished in old pine, has seating for 8 and an inglenook fireplace which has an electric, coal effect stove and provides a comfortable dining experience for families or groups of friends.
A door from the living room leads to the country style kitchen, with electric oven and hob, slim line dishwasher, fridge / freezer, washing machine and microwave. Complete with a wide range of pots, pans, utensils, china, glass and cutlery to ensure that you are able to cook and dine in comfort.
Stairs rise from the living room to the bedrooms and bathroom. Please note that due to the steepness and open plan nature of the stairs, the property is not suitable for guests with mobility problems and children under 5 will need adult supervision at all times.
The main bedroom, which is finished in cool relaxing colours, has a double bed, ample wardrobe space, a flat-screen TV with integral DVD player, dressing table and chest of drawers. Quality linen, duvets, pillows and cushions, enhancing the luxury feel.
The second bed room has a double bed, wardrobe space, a chest of drawers and has the benefit of a wash basin. Again quality linen, duvets, pillows and cushions, ensure a good night’s sleep.
Bedroom 3 has a single bed (and an additional pull-out bed if required) together with a chest of drawers.
Bedroom 4 also has a single bed (and a folding bed for a child if required), a chest of drawers and also benefits from a wash basin in the room
The bathroom, which is furnished with Victorian style fittings, has WC, basin and bath with shower over.
Further details outdoors:
The front garden is laid to lawn with interesting plants, shrubs and trees, two separate seating areas and pleasant views across the village to the countryside. To the rear there is a walled patio which is a real sun trap. A table and chairs are provided for alfresco dining.
You will be met at the property by our housekeeper who will provide you with keys and explain how everything works.
Please note that this is a non-smoking property (with the exception of the garden) and that pets are not permitted.
Changeover day is usually Saturday but we will be flexible if we can; please contact us to discuss further.
Once you have made a provisional booking we will send you a contract which should then be returned together with a non-refundable deposit of 20% of the rental (either by cheque or by bank transfer).
Please note that your booking will be held for 5 days and is not confirmed until we have received the completed contract, the deposit and funds have cleared. The balance must be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival, failing which we reserve the right to re-let the property and your deposit will be forfeited.
Additionally, we require a returnable security deposit of £150 to be paid with your final balance. This will be returned once our housekeeper has confirmed that there is no damage, that keys have been returned and that no unreasonable additional cleaning has been required.
The cottage will be available from 4pm on the day of arrival and should be vacated by 11am on the day of departure to allow access for our housekeeper. Please note that arrival after 7pm will incur an additional charge of £10.
The Isle of Wight region
The Isle of Wight is home to some of the most diverse countryside in the UK, and what better way to unwind than to get out into the fresh air and explore?
Whether you prefer a leisurely stroll or something more energetic, you can discover historic farms, pretty lanes, thatched villages, coastal trails and woodlands. It's easy to find your way around, with over 500 miles of carefully maintained footpaths and signposts to follow.
Walking, cycling and bird watching are popular all year round and every May the Island hosts the UK's largest walking festival.
The Whitwell, Isle of Wight area
Whitwell is a small village located on the south of the Isle of Wight, approximately 3 miles north-west of Ventnor, the village's nearest town. In addition to this, it is about five minutes away from its neighbouring small villages of Godshill and Niton.
Whitwell's small size has led it to become a very close-knit community with a range of amenities including a garage, a 700 year old church, the oldest pub on the island which is serves excellent food and a post office. A trout farm is located towards Nettlecombe, with three lakes covering 1.5 acres (6,100 m2). The waters are well stocked with carp, roach and tench.
Whitwell is named after the "White Well" in the village which was visited by many during medieval times on pilgrimages, and now well dressing occurs annually each summer.
Nearby Ventnor is a Victorian seaside town situated on the southern side of the Isle of Wight, right in the heart of the famed Undercliff, much of which is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Visitors to Ventnor will find a great variety of established local shops, restaurants, public houses and holiday accommodation. All provide a friendly service both to their local community and its visitors. Many serve local freshly caught fish and locally brewed ales.
How to get there
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Ferry services to the Island are available from Portsmouth to Fishbourne and Lymington to Yarmouth via the services of Wight Link. Southampton to East Cowes services are provided by Red Funnel and the cottage is around 30 minutes’ drive from each.
Once here, buses are available from the village (bus stop just 5 minutes’ walk) to all parts of the Island, via Newport or Ventnor, making for a particularly relaxing holiday.
www.wightlink.co.uk www.redfunnel.co.uk www.islandbusses.info
Activities near Whitwell, Isle of Wight
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
01 Oct 2012
This is the perfect little holiday cottage, in an excellent location for local sights and villages. It was extremely easy to book through the letting agents and the lady who lived next door who looked after the holiday cottage was really helpful giving us a full tour of the cottage and its amenities/shops, pubs close by before nipping to the shop for milk for us !!
We are a young family of four (becoming five shortly), the cottage has four bedrooms all well decorated and very comfortable, a bathroom with a shower, downstairs there is a living room and a dining area, then a kitchen which is fully equipped for you to make yourself at home, ( washing machine and dishwasher included) a small back yard outside which has a table and chairs for you to sit outside in the sunshine if you wish. All in all very quaint. The location of the cottage is excellent, the villages close by really are something out of a picture book with the thatched roofs on the cottages to the Victorian seaside town of Ventor, a place we would definately recomment to visit, our girls aged 9 and 6 loved the beach with its deckchairs and parasols as did we, Godshill was another favourite place of ours too, but there really is too many places to mention. ( Also every pub, restaurant we visited close by were so welcoming to families and geared up for tourists, we didnt have a bad meal anywhere, and they were very clean) We would highly recommend this cottage to any age although one point, anyone who is hard of walking or possiblly anybody who struggles with stairs might find the stairs in the cottage difficult as they are quite steep. We are planning on coming back to the Isle of Wight and we certainly wouldnt look past booking this cottage again.
06 Sep 2012
We filled this cottage with our six children (aged 3-18 years) for our two week holiday in August. The double rooms were comfortable with plenty of drawer and hanging space and although the singles were snug with the pull out beds, they did the job of fitting our whole family in.
The cottage was very well equipped, if it wasn't there we didn't need it! It is also well situated to explore the island. We surfed at Compton Bay (with iowsurf.com), went crab fishing off Yarmouth pier, saw the fireworks at The Needles, visited Carisbrooke Castle, Osbourne House and Robin Hill and enjoyed sunny days on the beaches at Sandown and Compton, to name just a few of our activities.
Eating out, the village pub in Whitwell is worth a visit and the extensive menu leaves you spoilt for choice. We also ate at the Spyglass Inn at Ventnor, often busy but lovely views across the sea. For a very simple, relaxed lunch try the Wellbread Bakery and Cafe on the High St in Cowes. A typical lunch would be chilli or soup with great thick slices of their artisan bread served with wooden trays of butter and large bowls of jam or marmalade too. We loved it!
Having holidayed on the Isle of Wight for several years now, we thoroughly enjoy revisiting old favourites such as Osbourne House, but still find new things to see and do each time we go. 2 Primrose Cottages was a lovely base for our family holiday this year and we look forward to returning soon.
Many thanks for your review. We're so glad that you enjoyed both the cottage and our beautiful Island
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|5 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||£ 400||£ 80||£ 80||3 Nights|
|30 Mar 13||13 Apr 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|13 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 485||£ 97||£ 97||3 Nights|
|25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||13 Jun 13||£ 485||£ 97||£ 97||3 Nights|
|Isle of Wight Festival||13 Jun 13||17 Jun 13||£ 650||£ 130||£ 130||4 Nights|
|17 Jun 13||20 Jul 13||£ 630||£ 125||£ 125||3 Nights|
|20 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||26 Oct 13||£ 425||£ 85||£ 85||3 Nights|
|26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 525||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 425||£ 85||£ 85||3 Nights|
|21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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