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Lisle Combe Cottage

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • location (11)
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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved the cottage."

    Loved the surrounds. Great View. Lucked in with the weather - Ventnor is so far south its always one of the hottest places in the country. New kitchen - great utility there. Bathrooms all good, cant complain for a cottage. Downsides (and there are minor with regards to our enjoyment of the holiday) 1. No vanity table - no where to do your makeup and hair. I ended up taking a mirror off the wall, finding a small table and using a dining chair to make somewhere for my Mrs to do her ablutions. 2. Beds - so uncomfortable - sprung mattresses. Bad nights sleep - came home a day early as my back couldnt take it anymore. 3. Settee in the living room is awful. Super uncomfortable. Realistically only 3 people can comfortable watch the TV. The seat cushions move under you and often your hands slip down. Quite a hazard really. We had to gingerly get up and down. 4. No mirrors to assist with getting the car out of the driveway - 2 mirrors pointing either way along the road would have saved me having to stand in the middle of the road to guide the driver safely out. With it being such a steep driveway its not so easy or safe to inch your way out. 5. The driveway needs more gravel or tarmacking (or raising a little). On our last day when it was raining - the car kept wheel spinning and it took the wife 4 attempts to get out of the driveway. 6. The view of the sea is obstructed by the branches with foliage on them on a tree just outside of the cottage boundaries. I am sure Lisle combe would not miss these 3 branches. If trimmed back it would give a perfect unobstructed view of the sea. I am sure as Clare's brother lives there he could do it or arrange it. 7. Outside seating had no cushions and were very uncomfortable and small. We moved the seating to try and give is a better view of the sea. 8. A badger or other animal kept digging the grass up on the lawn each night. By the time we left it looked like a rugby pitch. Perhaps some sort of electronic repellent? Or even some automatic outdoor lighting? 9. Some outdoor lighting in general would have been night for evenings sitting out. Even some fairy lights wrapped around a few trees would have made it a lot more aesthetic. Overall we loved our holiday to Lisle Combe cottage, but unless points 2,3,6 and 7 were addressed we would not stay there again. If you are not comfortable on holiday it can ruin your holiday. Thankfully we didn't let it, but we did cut short our stay.

    Reviewed by Simon4.4Oct 2023

  • "We loved the house and the garden we had a great view."

    . Very sweet and cute... We loved the lizards in the garden... The house was well equipped... But to come to the house there were a few stairs in the garden to reach it.. And with a disabled person that was a bit of a problem. So maybe good to name it on the website. But I w1t was manageable... Luckily there was a bedroom downstairs in the house. So thank you very much.... We loved Isle combe cottage. And we love to come back!! Fam. Te Pas

    Reviewed by A.a.4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a great time in the Cottage very pleasant and where it is situated is peaceful and quiet every thing inside you would need plus Wi-Fi but was not happy re car park."

    Be prepared for many winding roads also steep.

    Reviewed by Regina3.8Jun 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    We all had a lovely week, the children enjoyed the garden. Hopefully we will come again.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7May 2022

  • "Not a criticism just a suggestion a black out blind for velux wiindow In downstairs bedroom."

    We had a wonderful time in this delightful cottage it had everything you could need the views from the garden are amazing. If your looking for a quite holiday this is the cottage for you .

    Reviewed by Eileen4.1Mar 2022


    Only thing we thought was a wood burner which would make the living room really cosy? We found a lot of hibernating ladybirds in the kitchen which emerged probably due to the warmth.....sadly couldn't do much for them as it was too cold outside. Hope they will make it until the weather warms up.

    Reviewed by Ali5.0Feb 2022

  • "The property was delightful with amazing views."

    Loved by all the family, children included. The owner was very communicative and made us feel right at home. Seriously considering booking again for next year!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, spotlessly clean."

    Peaceful location in the best part of the island !

    Reviewed by Mark & Anne4.4Oct 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week at Lisle Combe Cottage."

    Lovely garden and views and a very nice cottage, well equipped and good location. Definitely recommended!

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.4Sep 2021

  • "It was very peaceful the field and surrounded garden were beautiful It was very practical to visit the main attractions we could walk to Ventnor garden We had a wonderful week!"

    Reviewed by Mimi5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a fabulous time at the cottage."

    It was so pretty and very clean. Access to the costal path was a fantastic plus as well. We really enjoyed sitting in the garden and watching the sea whilst listening to the sheep in the field next door. We came home so relaxed - thank you x

    Reviewed by Katie4.4May 2021

  • "Wonderful place to stay."

    Close to coastal path Real relaxing cottage

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Sep 2020

  • "Amazing location and really lovely property too."

    Reviewed by Alex4.4Aug 2020

  • "The location of Lisle Combe cottage is wonderful."

    To see and hear the sea from the house is so special. The house itself is adequately furnished. There was no DVD player as listed in the description. We would have appreciated a pint of milk on arrival as the nearest shop is quite far away.

    Reviewed by Jo4.1Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with everything provided."

    Good cleanliness and fabulous interaction with the owner who was very attentive. Would highly recommended and would most definitely book again if we plan another visit to Ventnor.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Feb 2020

  • "This is an extremely attractive location and a very well appointed, spacious and convenient cottage."

    There is wonderful walking in the locality. Although close to the road there is no road noise at all, perhaps because the cottage is below the road level and faces a bank. At the front are sea views. The main Lisle Combe house is below but not in any way obtrusive. The cottage has a large and convenient kitchen, separate sitting and dining rooms and three comfortable bedrooms. The living areas are functional and well equipped, the only slight issue iso that the small sitting room is lined with quite uncomfortable sofas (a previous respondent mentioned this and it's quite true, tho not very important ). Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Feb 2020

  • "Delightful cottage, well equipped, lovely view and good garden to sit in and barbecue."

    Lucky with lovely weather.

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Sep 2019

  • "A lovely retreat."

    Comfortable cottage. Peaceful and very relaxing. Lovely welcoming owner.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Aug 2019

  • "The property is well presented and clean and well equipped."

    The owners are very welcoming and helpful This cottage is just right to access the islands south coastal area and not to long a drive to anywhere. We found this cottage the sort of place to feel relaxed in. It may be not so suitable for young children a few steps but the owners have other suitable properties nearby. We had a wonderful break and will return again. Our only criticism is that the sofa is a bit low for an oldie with a dodgy back.

    Reviewed by Robin4.7Sep 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, fantastic views."

    Only drawback was the logburner not being in use but this did not spoil our holiday as the weather was great.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.1Sep 2018

  • "A lovely cottage and friendly, helpful owners."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2018

  • "Would highly recommend this property."

    Wonderful location.

    Reviewed by Deena4.7Jun 2018

  • "Could do with a new kettle."

    The one in the Cottage spills boiling water all over the place when pouring. Small point, but annoying

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2018

  • "The cottage was perfect for myself and the family."

    We were attending a wedding at Lisle Combe and layout worked well for us. Very clean, beautiful views, great location and very pretty. I think that the upstairs bedrooms would benefit from some blackout blinds/curtains as children and adults were waking up very early (especially in May when we visited). Other than that we had a wonderful stay in this beautiful area.

    Reviewed by J4.7May 2018

  • "This is a fabulous cottage, well situated and great views."

    It has a large garden and well set out. A real cottage "feel" to it. Reported couple of issues to owner and cleaner but they were not game changers, a bulb here and there and outside light not working. This was our second trip to Lisle Combe and we loved it despite it almost turning into a ski holiday with the snow. The IOW has great memories for us going back 50 years so we keep going back when we can. Wightlink are tremendous and efficient and travel to the island is simple. We tend to eat out in the evening, no shortage of places to eat and in most places portions are reasonably priced and massive. I find dealing with Sykes is easy and like the balance auto pay facility so I don't need to remember to pay by phone. Great web site. We will return to the island and use Sykes again.

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Mar 2018

  • "Great location for access to the Coastal Path, Botanic Garden and Steephill Cove."

    Reviewed by Ralf5.0Feb 2018

  • "Lisle combe is a lovely little cottage in a good location to explore the island."

    It is very well equipped both in the kitchen and also a great range of toys for the kids. The living areas are comfortable and the view over the sea is beautiful. We had a lovely holiday thank you.

    Reviewed by Julia4.6May 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Could do with a new dishwasher and extensive use of a duster but all in all a very nice place to stay.

    Reviewed by Jan4.6Mar 2017

  • "A traditional old stone detached cottage that retains it's charm with our 21st century requirements, including Wi-Fi."

    Sit outside and enjoy the view with the beach and coastal path just 12 minutes away. Enjoyed this October break with great weather on practically the most southernest part of the UK.

    Reviewed by George5.0Oct 2016

  • "In late August 2016 my husband and I were travelling in England with our daughter and 10-yr."

    -old grandson. We all live in the Boston area, USA. We had rented a car and took the ferry over from Southampton. We visited friends who live in Godshill on the IOW. Our daughter and grandson loved the privacy of the second-floor bedrooms and bath. We were happy to have the fully-equipped kitchen and dining room, where we ate our breakfast. Our grandson enjoyed watching the satellite tv shows. The view from the south-facing windows were lovely. This was the "quintessential stone English cottage," a really special experience for us. We appreciated the proximity to most of the places we were going to on the island.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x twin that can be made up as a super king on request, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x twin (1 adult single and 1 child’s single)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room.
  • Calor gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Steps down to the Lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Note there is a drop down to a rockery, with a gravel path, care to be taken
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 1.2 miles
  • Beach 12 mins walk
  • Please note towels are not provided

The property

This picturesque, Island Stone cottage is hidden away on The Undercliff between St Lawrence and Ventnor, on the south coast of the Isle of Wight.

As you step out of your car, you will feel a sense of calm at the sheer beauty and utter tranquillity of your surroundings.

Inside, Lisle Combe Cottage is full of original character and charm, with beamed ceilings throughout the ground floor and stunning views from the spacious dining room, sitting room and kitchen.

The kitchen is contemporary and has been cleverly designed to complement the many features of the original cottage.

Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, both with stunning coastal views.

The larger bedroom has a super king-size bed, with the zip/link function of becoming two singles, while the other houses one adult single bed and one suitable for a child.

The garden is private and extremely pretty, with mature shrubs and trees all around.

Look out towards the horizon and you will see the green pastureland giving way to the bluest of seas, where shoals of fish glisten in the sun.

The cottage is a short walk from the wonderful Ventnor Botanic Garden, which benefits from The Undercliff’s Mediterranean climate, enabling many varieties of worldwide subtropical and temperate plants to thrive here.

As well as having a very popular café/restaurant, the gardens hold many exhibitions and events throughout the year.

Just a 15-minute walk along the coastal path will bring you to the island’s hidden treasure, Steephill Cove, where you can swim safely and stroll along its sand and shingle beach.

Watch the fisherman launch their boats, or sit on the beach enjoying a crab sandwich, while watching some of the islands most spectacular sunsets.

A wonderful cottage, perfect for families exploring the Isle of Wight, all year round.

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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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas