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St Michael's Cliff – Home 273733 House

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

St Michael's Cliff – Home 273733

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 6 reviews

  • House
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

House / 5 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

'Boutique hotel meets Country House' is how one reviewer described our lovely home in Bonchurch, a beautiful village on the south of the island. The village was recently voted No 5 in The Times list of ' 50 Best Places to Live By the Sea'. They said: "Why is it so great? With a superb collection of Victorian villas, quaint and historic Bonchurch offers an idyllic retreat off the beaten track, with pretty Horseshoe Bay and the superb Bonchurch Inn tucked away for those in the know." You can share in this magic with a stay at St Michael's Cliff, a spacious Grade II listed home full of character, providing comfortable and stylish accommodation just a short stroll from the beach. Fully equipped for ten people, the house offers plenty of space with two large sitting rooms, a cosy study with WiFi, spacious family eat-in kitchen, separate utility room, downstairs cloakroom and five bedrooms and three bathrooms (one en-suite) upstairs.

Luxury touches include: interior-designed decor;

'Boutique hotel meets Country House' is how one reviewer described our lovely home in Bonchurch, a beautiful village on the south of the island. The village was recently voted No 5 in The Times list of ' 50 Best Places to Live By the Sea'. They said: "Why is it so great? With a superb collection of Victorian villas, quaint and historic Bonchurch offers an idyllic retreat off the beaten track, with pretty Horseshoe Bay and the superb Bonchurch Inn tucked away for those in the know." You can share in this magic with a stay at St Michael's Cliff, a spacious Grade II listed home full of character, providing comfortable and stylish accommodation just a short stroll from the beach. Fully equipped for ten people, the house offers plenty of space with two large sitting rooms, a cosy study with WiFi, spacious family eat-in kitchen, separate utility room, downstairs cloakroom and five bedrooms and three bathrooms (one en-suite) upstairs.

Luxury touches include: interior-designed decor; stunning king-size beds with blissfully comfortable mattress; comfy seating and wood burning stoves in both sitting rooms; a hand-made deVol kitchen with a range cooker; original artworks and antiques throughout; an excellent supply of board games, books, DVDs and up-to-date magazines for rainy days.

The sea is five minutes stroll down the cliff and can be glimpsed from many parts of the house and garden. The private south facing garden and part-glazed veranda are perfect places to relax or dine outdoors. Nearby walks can be enjoyed across the high downs or on the famous coastal path to Shanklin or Ventnor. There are plenty of great places to eat and drink on the island and some of the best are found close by, including many trendy cafes in Ventnor (5 minutes drive). The Bonchurch Inn, just a minute's walk away, is one of the Top 5 places to eat on the Island ( 2016 Wight Good Food Guide). The lovely beaches at Ventnor, Shanklin and Sandown can be reached in a few minutes by car.

Location description from owner

The England region

The beautiful southern side of the Isle of Wight is an area filled with history and fascinating geology and is blessed with the sunniest climate in the UK, with an additional 500 hours of sunshine per year above the national average and typically 2 degrees warmer.

The island is small enough for everything to be within an easy day trip's distance - from family fun days out, to historic houses; dinosaur museums to zoos; farms and vineyards to botanic gardens; boat trips and a steam train. Add to this great beaches (the Isle of Wight has four Blue Flag beaches - one of which is within walking distance) and stunning downland scenery in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and you have the recipe for a perfect 'staycation' that feels like an adventure from the moment you step onto the ferry.

Bonchurch

The southern tip of the Island has a unique character that is very different from the north. There are no views back to the busy mainland here - just the sparkling open sea which can be enjoyed from amazing cliff top walks on the high downs, or rambling along the rocky coves and perfect beaches that line the coast.
Bonchurch is one of the prettiest villages on the island. Dickens was a great fan and wrote some of David Copperfield while staying here - apparently between bracing walks on the downs and afternoon rounders on the beach. The elegant Victorian villas, shady lanes and tranquil pond that make Bonchurch famous, still give the impression that you might bump into Dickens, Swinburne or Tennyson at any moment.
The country walks can be steep - certainly not for the fainthearted or very elderly - but the views are spectacular and you might be rewarded with a glimpse of a shy red squirrel (we can suggest where you might spot them) or a rare Chalk Blue butterfly. Alternatively take a stroll along the sea wall to Ventnor and enjoy the local speciality of 'crab on chips' in this traditional seaside town with its long sandy 'Blue Flag' beach. Picturesque and unspoilt , no wonder the Victorians described it as 'England's Madeira'.
Bonchurch itself has a famous much-photographed pond and two lovely churches (one dating from the 11th century), plus a small beach that is great for rock-pooling and snorkelling. The local pub, The Bonchurch Inn, is only a few steps away from the house and is a real gem serving great food. One of last year's guests described it as the 'best little pub in England' and it features in the Top 5 places to eat on the Island, in the 2016 Isle of Wight Good Food Guide.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
    Bedroom 4: Double Bed
    Bedroom 5: Double Bed
  • 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suite, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Gill C
Response rate:
80%
Calendar updated:
24 Sep 2016
Years listed:
3
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This House has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 23 Oct 2012. Located in Isle of Wight, it has 6 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £2600 to £2700.

The Owner has a response rate of 80% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Sep 2016.

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“This is a very fine, extremely well equipped house, great for a family holiday.”

Reviewed 3 Jun 2015

We had a brilliant stay at St Michael's Cliff. It is a very fine old house with great facilities including a very modern and well equipped kitchen. There are lovely rooms to relax in and five bedrooms, with two suitably tucked away for children/ teenagers. There are good walks in the immediate vicinity and easy access to Ventnor and the beach. We have stayed in lots of rentals in the UK and abroad but this house was rated by the whole family as the best so far.

Thank you for your very kind review. I am glad your family had an enjoyable time and I hope you will return to the Isle of Wight for another holiday soon.

“Amazing Festive Stay”

Reviewed 17 Jan 2015

A very enjoyable Christmas stay. House was amazing, warm and welcoming with plenty of room for all. Excellent kitchen and dining area with more than enough pots and pans. Plenty of opportunities for walks - long or short - the village pond (complete with ducks, fish and heron) is not far and was much appreciated by younger members of our party. House is tucked away but directions were clear so it was easy to find. We had a lovely break and would definitely recommend it.

Thank you very much for your kind review. I am so pleased you had a lovely Christmas break.

“Perfect place for a family holiday”

Reviewed 3 Sep 2014

This was the perfect place to stay with my sisters and our 6 children ranging from 4 - 16. St. Michael's Cliff is a real home-from-home beautifully furnished and equipped, and the garden was perfect for, very competitive, quoits competitions. The house is ideally situated for visiting the sights of the Isle of Wight and with the Bonchurch Inn, a lovely family pub, only a couple of minutes away we didn't even have to cook after a long day searching for fossils and dinosaur foot-prints. We will definitely return.

“Beautiful house, lovely location - the perfect break”

Reviewed 18 Jun 2013

A group of six of us spent a lovely long weekend in St Michael's Cliff in June and it was truly the perfect break. The house is beautifully decorated and furnished with lovely high ceilings, original features and everything you could need. We had a lovely BBQ when we arrived on the Friday night, using the BBQ provided with the house, then had breakfast round the big table on the veranda on Saturday morning. The house is a great location: 2 minutes form the local pub, and a short walk down to the nearest beach and into Ventnor, but is really peaceful. Access to the coastal paths is also nearby so it's easy to walk further afield (we made it to Shanklin for fish and chips on the beach which took about an hour and a half to walk at a moderate pace). We were blessed with good weather, but the house is spacious enough that you won't feel too 'cooped up' if it's not great, and there's plenty of books, games and DVDs to keep you occupied. Would definitely recommend the house to anyone who wants a lovely, relaxing break away from it all.

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