Cottage in St. Lawrence, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England - Converted From Village Inn. Perfect Base For Families Or Couples
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About Lev Parikian
Lev Parikian purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Lev Parikian chose Ventnor
We've been coming to the Isle of Wight for many years and have always loved the feeling you get the moment you get on the ferry, as if you're leaving the cares of the world behind you. In particular we found ourselves coming back time and again to the south of the island, the Undercliff, with its mixture of lush vegetation and rugged landscape, as well as wonderful beaches and great food for the whole family. The area offers something for everyone, from adventure-park-mad kids (Blackgang Chine) to walkers (the Coastal Path is a couple of minutes away).
What makes this Cottage unique
Mole End has already become our home away from home and we've taken great care to make it as welcoming as possible for our guests. A lot of the work was done by the previous owners, who paid great attention to detail when converting it from its former existence as part of the village pub. The fantastic sea views from many parts of the property are an obvious feature – but turn your gaze inwards and there's great pleasure to be had there too, whether it's sitting round the kitchen table with a board game and a cup of coffee, lounging in the cosy sitting room or relaxing in a hot bath with a good book and a g&t. We always have a relaxing time at Mole End, and we hope that our guests will too.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great Stay at Mole End
Beautiful cottage in great location. Nice and quiet but easy access to Ventnor and coast.
Beautiful cottage with everything you would need and rooms good size. The sea views are amazing. Loved it here and love the Isle of Wight.
We had the best holiday.. We were very sad to leave
It's a dream come true.. The views are outstanding
A beautiful cottage
A lovely, well-equipped cottage that is full of comfort, charm and character. It benefits from its peaceful location and a lovely view out to sea and walks starting from the front door.
The house and the island is lovely
We really enjoyed the few days in this beautiful,friendly dream home :)
Enjoyable stay, close to good coastal walking. Peaceful locationl
Home from home. Had all the facilities we required. Good welcome hamper.
There are several beaches nearby:
Steephill Cove (2 mins drive) is the ultimate unspoilt English beach. A rocky fishing cove with a safe, sandy beach, cafes and an excellent fish restaurant, it's inaccessible by car (park at the top & walk down, or it's a 20-minute walk along the Coastal Path).
Woody Bay (5 mins walk) is an idyllic secluded beach only accessible on foot.
Ventnor (5 mins by car) is a traditional small English resort.
Compton Bay (20 mins by car) is excellent for surfing.
All the island's ferry ports are easily accessible.
Fishbourne (car ferry to Portsmouth, 45-minute crossing) is 13 miles (30 minutes)
Cowes (car ferry to Southampton, 1 hour crossing) 15 miles (40 minutes)
Yarmouth (car ferry to Lymington, 40-minute crossing) 18 miles (40 minutes)
Ventnor (pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, bakery, butcher, fishmonger, antiques) 2 miles.
Niton (pubs, very good local general store) 2 miles.
Botanic Gardens 1 mile.
St. Catherine's Lighthouse 3 miles.
Blackgang Chine adventure park 4 miles.
Carisbrooke Castle 10 miles.
The Needles 18 miles.
The Isle of Wight offers a wide variety of activities for everyone, whether you're an outdoorsy type or of a more sedentary inclination.
Families are especially well catered for, with adventure parks, beaches, a steam railway, zoos and wildlife parks, and crazy golf galore.
But it's not just for kids – the island has much to offer visitors of all ages. There are over 500 miles of footpaths – stroll down the road for a couple of minutes and you're on the 67-mile coastal path, or head inland for one of the many tranquil woodland or downs walks. Or go for a bike ride on the island's extensive network of cycle paths.
Maybe you prefer riding, birdwatching, fishing, water sports, paragliding, golf or even tree climbing — the island is a paradise for outdoor activity enthusiasts.
And for those with more gentle tastes there's Queen Victoria's residence Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle, St. Catherine's lighthouse, Brading Roman villa, Godshill model village and much more.
When the day is done you'll want to eat – seafood is obviously on the menu (the hunt for the best crab on the island continues, with many worthy contenders), but whatever your tastes you'll find something that fits the bill, from family-friendly pubs to top-notch haute cuisine. And with the island's wealth of fresh produce, home cooking is also a delight.
In short, you won't run out of interesting and fun things to do. We've been coming for years, and we've only just scraped the surface.