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The Lobster Pot

Ventnor, Isle of Wight (Ref. 926286)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay in this cottage."

    It is in a lovely location giving us a sea view for our Bbq and coastal walks.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2021

  • "The track from the main road rather bumpy and no cafetiere provided, and not that many glasses, those that were not v big for drinking water."

    On the whole very nice accommodation well equipped.

    Reviewed by FranJul 2021

  • "The Lobster Pot was a lovely place to stay, and the location was perfect."

    Some minor carps: Instructions for dishwasher would have been handy. We couldn't puzzle this out. Couldn't find a corkscrew. A few more cushions in the living room would have made things a bit more comfortable. I know there seems to be a trend to remove soft furnishings in the name of Covid, but I fail to understand the reason.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2021

  • "Lovely spacious accommodation in a fabulous position near quaint coves but easy walk into Ventnor."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by SaraSep 2020

  • "We loved it!"

    We really enjoyed this holiday. You have the sea on one side and long walks on the other. Kids also loved playing on the field in front of the cottage and few animals. Water in the sea was cold but we got use to it. Lots of beautiful beaches around. I would just recommend to take your swimming shoes with you as they are rocky. I have to say I enjoy the holiday more than some abroad. It was very peaceful and social distancing was easy. The owners were very welcoming.

    Reviewed by SnezeJul 2020

  • "What a brilliant place to stay the lobster pot a lovely place to spend a holiday ..."

    What a brilliant place to stay the lobster pot a lovely place to spend a holiday very clean tidy and everything you could want the owners was very welcoming and was neighbours the walks from the cottage was brilliant as was the scenery so quiet and peaceful so much wildlife to see would recommend this place to anybody first class thanks again maureen Andy panks

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2019

  • "Great holiday cottage with lots of coastal path walks, you would have to be sure footed to make it down to the beach."

    The only bad experience we had was having a pet friendly cottage opposite ours, you couldn’t make a move without this little dog yapping his head off.

    Reviewed by SueJun 2019

  • "The cottage is spacious and comfortable and well equipped."

    You need to be able to walk well to get to the beach as the path is a bit steep. A wide variety of activities within easy reach and beautiful scenery around the coast and inland. The phone number you gave me to contact the owners about our arrival was for a different property!!

    Reviewed by PatriciaMay 2019

  • "Very peaceful location."

    Need a car. We had bad and good weather. Isle of Wight a lovely area to explore with plenty of good pubs and restaurants. Good walking and beaches.

    Reviewed by GeorginaSep 2018

  • "First of all I should say that we had a good holiday."

    And, I should add that the property was clean, and reasonably well equipped. The location is amazing, and our host was very helpful and friendly. Most things worked well, and I would not like this to come across as a negative review, for it is not. However, there are some things that could have been better, as I will explain below. 1. We booked this accommodation because my elderly mother cannot manage steps. The downstairs bathroom and downstairs bedroom were necessary. However, what is not evident on the photographs, nor in the description, is that there are significant steps between the bedroom and the bathroom, the lounge and the bathroom, and from the parking area for the cars up to the path to the cottage. This made the situation very challenging for my mother. We had to bring one of the single beds into the lounge. 2. The mattress upstairs was lumpy, and uncomfortable and the bed squeaked loudly. I could not sleep on it. I had to take cushions from the downstairs sofa, lay them on the floor upstairs and sleep on the floor. 3. The Wi-Fi is woeful. It reminds us of the days of dial-up. It might as well not be there. Advertising it when it doesn't really work is not advisable. 4. The description should say, somewhere, that the mobile signal is highly variable. 5. The door from the lounge to the patio is very hard to lock and unlock. It has warped. I was the only person in our party of four who was strong enough to pull the door into the right position to lock and unlock it. 6. A few smaller issues: there is a teapot, but no tea strainer; we needed a brush for washing up; the blind in the upstairs bedroom was broken; As I mentioned earlier, most things worked well. The TV was fine, as were the iron and ironing board, shower, the cooker, the fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, crockery etc. All the best, Malcolm

    Reviewed by MalcolmSep 2018

  • "A great place to stay, Penny was very helpful and we had a dream vacation."

    Reviewed by MikeJul 2018

  • "The patio is across from a tiny cottage for two."

    Because of the heat, they had their door open all the time and the t.v. on. This made us feel uncomfortable on our patio.

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2018

  • "Quiet location, comfortable, well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by LynnJun 2018

  • "The Lobster Pot is a spacious, comfortable and well-equipped cottage, set in an excellent location."

    Just a short walk through the field brings you to the coastal path, with a lovely walk to Ventnor. On the way, it is worth calling at the Crab Shed for a delicious crab sandwich or crab pasty and, if you like seafood, Ventnor is renowned for its excellent lobster. The cottage is peaceful - surrounded by farmland, and a view of the sea, but close enough to the main road to make it easy to enjoy some drives to The Needles, the Tennyson Monument and nearby Shanklin, amongst others. I had never visited the Isle of Wight before, but certainly hope to return.

    Reviewed by DianeSep 2017

  • "Fantastic holiday in the Lobster Pot."

    Owners could not do enough to make our stay comfortable and supplied two travel cots and highchairs and stairgates for 2 year old twins. Lovely accommodation for a family and very well equipped. Lovely location and the rest of the family rented the other two cottages so made a brilliant family holiday with all separate facilities.

    Reviewed by ThomasSep 2017

  • "We had a brilliant family holiday, thank you."

    Reviewed by LauraAug 2017

  • "Whole process very easy to book."

    Reviewed by FredaJun 2017

  • "Fantastic place to stay very quite and friendly."

    Reviewed by KeronSep 2016

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Bank End Farm Cottages

Three outstanding cottages set within an attractive open courtyard, with spectacular coastal views and direct access onto the Isle of Wight Coastal Path. These striking holiday cottages are just a short walk away from the small coves and secluded beaches of the south coast of the Isle of Wight, and are situated within 30 acres of farmland, having been lovingly converted from ancient Island Stone farm buildings, whilst retaining many of their original features. With the clever use of modern glazing, light now spills into each cottage creating a warm and welcoming feel, as well as allowing in those stunning views of the English Channel. All three cottages have been furnished to a high standard, complementing the exposed beams with quality oak and pine furnishings. They each have their own private patio area with a table, chairs and a barbecue, all perfectly positioned to allow you to fully appreciate the beautiful views of the surrounding farmland and the English Channel. A shared games room houses table tennis tables and badminton nets, and there is useful storage for bikes available, as well as designated off road parking spaces close by, along with additional undercover parking if required. The Ventnor Botanic Garden is only a short walk away, full of worldwide temperate and subtropical trees and shrubs. The area’s unusual climate is more like the Mediterranean, therefore enabling a wide variety of plants to grow and thrive here. The Garden also holds many events and exhibitions throughout the year and has a highly acclaimed café restaurant. A 10-minute walk along the Isle of Wight Coastal Path will bring you to the island’s hidden treasure, Steephill Cove, with its sand and shingle beach and fisherman’s cottages, who today still launch small boats hoping to catch crabs and lobsters for the locals. Some of these cottages have even been converted into wonderful café restaurants, where you can sample their catch directly from the sea. This delightful group of cottages are perfect for anything, from romantic retreats, to a big, family seaside holiday.

The property

This wonderful stone cottage is situated in stunning surroundings, adjoined to Beachcombers, with its own, designated south-facing patio area with a table, chairs and a barbecue, plus picturesque coastal views.

The living space includes a dining area and a fitted kitchen, and there are also two bedrooms, one double and one twin, with an additional z-bed if required, providing sleeping for up to five people.

The cottage shares the use of a games room and the beach is just a short walk away.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs. 926288 and 926283, together they sleep 15.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x ground floor twin with z-bed on request
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Shared games room with table tennis and badminton nets
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Private gravel and paved area with table, chairs and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 1.2 miles
  • Beach 5 mins walk
  • Note: Property has direct access to the coastal path
  • Towels are not provided

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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. A good variety of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants line the esplanade, whilst the Botanical Gardens are within easy reach and well worth a visit. With plenty to see and do around the island for all the family, including 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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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