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Saltwater Cottage

(Ref. 1144527)

Ventnor, Isle of Wight Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • comfortable (5)
  • bed (4)
  • cottage (4)
  • lovely (4)
  • clean (3)
  • location (3)

5 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable property."

    Nice location, great value for money. A shavers plug socket would be useful. The property is listed as having a washing machine. We found the washing machine in the outside storage building. All plumbed in, but no power socket so we were unable to use. I texted the mobile number twice during our stay but received no reply.

    Hello James we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the comfort and location of the property. A shaving socket would be a brilliant addition, thank you for that feedback we will add it to our list of modifications to make. We are sorry the washing machine wasn’t quite ready for your stay as we were moving it’s location. It is now fully plumbed and plugged in. I do apologise you didn’t receive a response to your messages, we have double checked our maintenance phone and nothing was received at our end. We hope we can welcome you back to stay again on the beautiful island. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.4Mar 2024

  • "The cottage was very nice."

    Good location, very clean and comfortable. Local information provided was really useful. Lovely welcome pack, very much appreciated. The only disappointment was the washing machine provided wasn't plumbed in, therefore unusable.

    We are so pleased you had a lovely stay Julie and enjoyed the cottage and local area. We’re really sorry that the washing machine wasn’t up and running, that was an oversight on our part and will be sorted very soon. We hope we can welcome you back for further visits to the island in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Mar 2024

  • "A lovely comfortable very clean cottage my sister and I felt so relaxed a much need restful and quiet break ."

    with quality equipment and very comfy beds the hot water bottles and log burners adding to our enjoyment. The view of the sea changed every day, thankyou for sharing your cottage

    We are so glad that you and your sister enjoyed the cottage Susan - we love the sea views too and watching it change daily. We hope you come back and visit us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage, v well decorated and equipped."

    comfortable and warm.thoughtful details, love the hit water bottles. Thanks

    Thank you for leaving us feedback Maureen, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and loved the hot water bottles as much as we do! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had such a lovely stay here."

    We found the cottage to be really clean, and the kitchen very well-equipped for anything that we needed. The best thing we found was the location. It was so peaceful, such a lovely area with the most gorgeous sea view. I think it's also worth noting that the beds were really comfortable. We would definitely recommend, and are potentially looking to book again next year (although, I was reluctant to write a review as it's such good value for money I didn't want to share my find...!)

    Thank you so much for your kind words we are so pleased you loved your stay and can’t wait to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Feb 2024

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Kitchen
  • External utility
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Rear garden with patio, decking area, astro turf
  • Highchair, cot, stairgates available (upon request)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.3 miles, beach 0.8 miles
  • Note: There are steps to the exterior and steps throughout the ground floor, unsuitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Bike storage available in the external utility

The property

Discover the enchanting Saltwater Cottage situated in the conservation area of the idyllic village of Bonchurch, just outside Ventnor on the Isle of Wight.

This delightful cottage accommodates up to four guests and is your perfect coastal retreat.

Boasting two wood-burning stoves, a contemporary interior, a private garden, and breathtaking sea views, Saltwater Cottage promises a memorable escape. You can conveniently park for free on the roadside and find yourself in close proximity to the local beach and nearby amenities. As you step inside, you'll be welcomed by a lovely dining room with white-washed wooden flooring and a cozy wood-burning stove, creating an inviting space for meals and gatherings.

The well-equipped kitchen has all the essentials, and an outdoor utility area offers a washing machine and storage for bikes and outdoor gear. In the evening, unwind in the sitting room with a Smart TV and another wood-burning stove, providing both warmth and ambiance.

On warmer days, the rear garden offers a peaceful retreat with 180-degree views of the sea and boats sailing past. Choose between the kingsize bedroom with a sleek en-suite bathroom or the inviting twin bedroom, which has a ground-floor shower room. Start your day with coffee in the sunlit conservatory while planning your adventures on the Isle of Wight.

Then, take a walk down to the beach to enjoy the refreshing sea air. Explore the serene surroundings of Saltwater Cottage in Bonchurch, where you'll find the local coastal path taking you to Shanklin or Ventnor, and the excellent Bonchurch Inn, all just a stone's throw away. Bonchurch's history is steeped in literary connections, as it was a favoured retreat for poets and writers, including Charles Dickens and Algernon Swinburne.

The village exudes an old-world charm, with its timeless architecture that captures the essence of a bygone era. Discover the local area by venturing into Ventnor, known for its excellent restaurants and bars.

Visit the Ventnor Heritage Museum and explore the stunning Ventnor Botanic Garden, all set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Further afield you can explore the dramatic coastal scenery of Alum Bay and the Needles, or enjoy the calmer waters of Colwell Bay overlooking the Solent. Whether you want to see the island on foot, by bike, or from the water, with its wonderful coastal views and proximity to local attractions, Saltwater Cottage in Bonchurch offers the perfect base for an unforgettable getaway on the Isle of Wight.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Newport 10 miles; Cowes 15 miles.

The quaint Victorian seaside resort of Ventnor is located at the southern end of the island and accessed via an array of steep winding roads set amidst beautiful scenery. Sheltered by St. Boniface Down, one of the island's highest points and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this charming town has a uniquely mild micro climate enabling tropical and exotic plants to grow throughout the area. The gently sloping sandy and fine shingle beaches and coves provide excellent facilities for watersports and offer a range of stunning coastal paths to explore, while the harbour sells a broad range of fresh fish and locally-caught seafood. Ventnor is one of the Isle of Wight’s most prestigious food destinations with a good variety of high-quality restaurants,
Bistros, pubs and shops along the esplanade and close to the town centre. The Botanical Gardens are within easy reach and well worth a visit, whilst around the island there are great walking and cycling opportunities, medieval castles, historic houses and a variety of gardens and waterfalls, as well as the unspoilt fishing bay. This great holiday destination has plenty to offer all year-round, and it's easy to see why it's known as the prettiest place on the Isle of Wight!

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
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  • Christmas