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Manor Cottage

Ventnor, Isle of Wight (Ref. 993101)


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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/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Too many failings to list for property that has been for sale for a long time."

    Reviewed by NormanJul 2021

  • "Manor cottage should not have been offered as a holiday cottage, the cottage right next door had scaffolding as building work was going on !"

    the scaffolding made it extremely difficult to park there were 3 builders present apart from Sunday with some noise, this meant that they overlooked the courtyard making it impossible to use! it is also was for sale so the public can to look in & took pictures! We came home early & it is now subject to a complaint Sykes is dealing with this. i would not recommend any body considering this property .

    Reviewed by BobbyJul 2021

  • "The cottage itself is very well placed to stay in Ventnor, with a useful parking space right outside."

    There was building work going on right next door which did really put the outside garden out of use in the short term ( dust / noise ). There is plenty of equipment in the kitchen, and the lounge area is comfortable. TV is decent with netflix etc and wi fi was good. Heating and hot water easy to use if it was needed and we found the shower was easy to get to a comfortable temperature ( even if the " right " setting seemed to differ on a daily basis). We would echo other comments that the bed is just too big for the room, leaving almost no space on the left hand side and bottom of the bed to get out and also not enough room for storage as a result. The built in lights to light up the floor are also too sensitive and come on too easily at night even if no one leaves the bed, so we unplugged them. The bathroom could also benefit from a shelf near the sink as there is no storage at all save the sink itself and the cistern. Nice place, comfy but needs a few finishing touches to make it great.

    Reviewed by NeilMay 2021

  • "A very comfortable well equipped cottage."

    Only minutes from local shops and restaurants but lovely and quite.

    Reviewed by ShelaghSep 2020

  • "Where the cottage is situated was perfect for Ventnor beach."

    Lovely stay. Shower needs looking at

    Reviewed by SheriAug 2020

  • "We had a problem with this cottage in that we had no hot water, I phoned the owner who was actually in the lake district, I was aware the lack of hot water was due to low pressure in the boiler, the owner tried to talk me through the procedure to rectify the problem but I could not move some of the valves under the boiler and had no tools to help me, the phone then cut off, fortunately about half an hour later I was called by Carla, the cleaner for the property, who lived about five miles away, she arrived about half an hour later with a pair of pliers and managed to resolve the problem."

    The other criticism I would make is that when I was concerned for a few minutes when my call to the owner was cut off is that I checked the paperwork from Sykes Cottages there was no contact telephone number for you, as I don't have a smart phone I had no way of contacting you, so for a few minutes I was concerned .

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2020

  • "The property is on the market for sale and it looks as though the owner has lost interest in it."

    The garden area was untidy, the property was not particularly clean, the shower had a mind of its own. The property is conveniently located albeit directly opposite a pay and display car park. The owners do apologise for the immediately adjacent unsightly building plot which seems to have been like it for some time.

    Reviewed by RogerOct 2019

  • "Manor Cottage is a nice cottage in a good location as a base to see the island, There is a problem with the collection of the house hold waste, as the council has stopped collecting and the owner has not got a private firm to collect,it has built up from mid August."

    The patio doors only lock and unlock from the inside,which is inconvenient,

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2019

  • "Accommodation was nicely situated for exploring The Isle of White."

    Everywhere was clean and kitchen very well equipped. Bed was extremely comfortable. The shower was poor, impossible to control the temp and the volume was poor. Big disappointment was - no welcome pack. Having traveled a long distance to get there would have been very nice to be able to make a cup of tea on arrival.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2019

  • "A very well equipped, comfortable property."

    Reviewed by ShirleyAug 2019

  • "Well equipped cottage, could have done with some cleaning up outside."

    The only thing missing was an iron so we couldn’t make use of the washing machine. Very little room around the bottom of the bed so you have to be quite slim to squeeze by. Good location near the shops.

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our week’s stay in this property which is located close to the centre and seafront of Ventnor and is an ideal base for exploring the island."

    We found the property clean, well maintained and comfortable. The premises are very well equipped with a wet room/bathroom, superb kitchen/diner/lounge and very comfortable bed. The welcome pack includes clear details about the property and instructions for all appliances. Off road parking is available adjacent to the premises together with a patio which we used to relax on during warm, sunny days. Would we return to this property again – yes. Would we recommend this property – yes.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2019

  • "Initial impression cottage was on a building site."

    On checking the dishwasher it had a very bad smell. May not have been cleaned properly/recently. The bed was very comfortable but too big for the room. With less than 12 inches of space at the bottom of the bed it was necessary to do a sideways shuffle to get around the bed. I stubbed my toes more than once. Fortunately we had brought our own linen as the two bath towels and one hand towel provided were just not sufficient for two adults for a weeks stay. The garden furniture consisted of a table and four wooden upright chairs. Hardly suitable for comfortably relaxing in the "sun trap ?" and viewing the wooded hillside described as St Boniface Down. Our last afternoon at the property was disturbed by the arrival of an Estate Agent who informed us they had permission to view the cottage. We had not been made aware of this arrangement. My main concern was that they probably had a key and could have entered the cottage at any time while we were out enjoying the Isle.

    Reviewed by WinstonMay 2019

  • "Really good location, great size, comfortable bed room well stocked kitchen really good TV system which was a bonus to watch films on rainy day!"

    only negative was the shower was very poor, weak and either too hot or cold

    Reviewed by RachelMay 2019

  • "The cottage was so close to the sea front, just at the top of the road."

    The walks along there were lovely, views excellent. I enjoyed the quiet of location, cottage was comfortable, decor good.

    Reviewed by LyndaMar 2019

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The property

This charming, stone-built, detached cottage with a gated entrance lies just a stone's throw from the main popular beach and esplanade at Ventnor.

Surrounded by numerous restaurants, bars and pubs and a short stroll to spectacular cliffs and routes up to St. Boniface Down, the highest point on the island, this retreat is equally perfect for a couple's break or for keen walkers and cyclists.

The open-plan living area boasts a modern black and white layout, housing all the appliances you need to go about your day at ease, with a breakfast bar set-up for two, so you can enjoy refreshments together in the early hours.

A fashionable shower room joins the accommodation, an immaculate suite to compliment the thoughtful interior.

Beyond this, the double bedroom is a wonderful place to relax, with retro decor, and a modern bed including integrated USB, radio, and under bed storage.

A private outlook welcomes the outside in, and a wardrobe adds to the stylish formation.

Neighboring this, you will discover a study/dining room, ideal for settling down amidst the peace and quiet, or organising those up and coming adventures.

Once you have relaxed indoors, the pretty stone courtyard is a lovely area to enjoy the fresh air, a characterful base to unwind away from the hustle and bustle.

Sheltered by St. Boniface Down, one of the island's highest points and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this charming town benefits from gently sloping sandy, fine beaches and coves.

There are excellent facilities for water sports and a range of 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.

A precious retreat for two in a Victorian seaside resort.


  • All ground floor
  • 1 x double. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area with breakfast bar. Study/dining room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: Children not accepted.

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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

There will be building works taking place on the property adjacent to Manor Cottage, as of November 2019 til the end of March 2020. Works will be carried out Monday-Friday. Due to this, there may be a level of disruption caused.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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