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Lovely Cottage With Magnificent Sea Views, Minutes From Beaches & Coastal Path

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in St. Lawrence, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England - Converted From Village Inn. Perfect Base For Families Or Couples

Mole End is a delightful two-bedroom holiday cottage in the peaceful village of St. Lawrence near Ventnor on the South coast of the Isle of Wight, offering superior holiday accommodation for up to four people.

From its origins as a 19th century village inn, Mole End has been converted into a cosy home away from home. With its stunning sea views, comfy sitting room and welcoming kitchen, it's the perfect base for an island holiday, whether you’re a beach lover, walker, sailor, crazy-golfer or just looking for a few days away from the hurly-burly.

Nestling in the Undercliff, with its famed micro-climate, the cottage is perfectly located just a few minutes from Ventnor Botanic Gardens, the Isle of Wight Coastal Path, and pretty, secluded Steephill Cove.

Ventnor's bars and restaurants, offering everything from pub grub to fine dining, are just two miles away and you can reach all the tourist attractions on the island within half an hour.

More Details

Lev Parikian
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, russian, italian
Calendar last updated:
February 4, 2018

About Lev Parikian


Lev Parikian purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Lev Parikian chose Whitwell

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.


Whitwell Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • The bathroom is spacious, with a walk-in power shower, large claw-foot bath, wc, basin, and a Lloyd Loom chair in the corner so you can sit with your G&T and book while the bath fills up. Excellent sea views here too.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a brand new king-size bed, extensive built-in wardrobe space and gorgeous sea views. Bedroom 2 has two brand new twin beds, large hanging space, chest of drawers.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Mole End is the perfect base for anyone wishing to explore the Isle of Wight. It is suitable for couples and families, although it should be noted that supervision of small children is vital on the terrace and other outdoor spaces. We also regret that we do not accept pets of any kind. Outside: Large terrace with table, chairs, parasol, love seat, bench. Barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels (including beach towels) and linen included. Other: Snug area with cushions, bean bag, DVD player.


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Lovely Cottage With Magnificent Sea Views, Minutes From Beaches & Coastal Path
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews

Seaside property that delights beyond the photos

  • 5 of 5

Not only the property, but St Lawrence and this corner of the Isle of Wight deliver well beyond what we had expected. Both reasonably priced and well appointed, Mole End is a fantastic property to get away from it all.

There are some fabulous coastal walks surrounding the house, which as others have said, is much larger than the photos suggest, and the wider landscape is simply beautiful, combining the ruggedness of a cliff coast with secluded coves, with a manicured and matured Victorian-garden landscape of evergreen oaks, crumbly stone walls and lush temperate planting.

All mod-cons are provided, and all services are in easy reach. We stayed in the winter, and the cottage was incredibly cosy, but it would be glorious in the summer too.

Lev was ever available to answer queries promptly and efficiently. Definitely one to recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful, relaxing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with this cottage as soon as we walked In through the door. Perfectly situated in a quiet location with amazing views and coastal walks only minutes away. Absolutely nothing negative to say about the experience and the owners obviously go to a lot of trouble to make their guests feel welcome and at home. It was our first visit to the Isle of Wight and I'm not sure why we haven't been before - we'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful birthday break

  • 5 of 5

A delightful stay at Mole End. Fabulous location with amazing sea views. The cottage is beautifully designed and very comfortable, with plenty of space to relax. It is very well equipped with everything you need, and a real home from home.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Place to Get Away.......

  • 5 of 5

Christmas at Mole End was most enjoyable. The cottage is clean and well appointed and has a fantastic layout which afforded comfort and relaxation. Wonderful views of the sea from our bedroom and the bathroom. Great thought has gone into making this a holiday home with a view to comfort and relaxation. Mole End ticked all our boxes and we would certainly love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful comfortable retreat in lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a short stay at this beautiful cottage. It is located in one of our favourite spots on the island, with easy access to a lovely coastal walk down to Steephill Cove and the views from the upstairs rooms and the outside garden/terrace are stunning. The cottage itself is really well equipped, extremely cosy and was very clean and well maintained.

The booking process was really easy and Lev, the owner, provided helpful and clear information regarding directions, the cottage itself and the surrounding area.

We'd happily return to Mole End and would heartily recommend it to anyone seeking a 'home from home' holiday cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage & Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Mole End is just perfect. The photos do not do it justice as it is much bigger than it looks. It's a really comfortable cottage and very well equipped. The welcome basket is a very nice touch.

Lev and Tessa are great hosts and were very helpful during our booking process providing clear instructions on how to get there and helpful recommendations on what to see and do. We will be returning for sure and would be very happy to recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Steephill Cove


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.

Further Details:

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $139.65

Because of the technical limitations of this site, prices quoted for out-of-season short stays are NOT accurate. We will provide an accurate quote when replying to your enquiry. Thanks in advance for your patience.

Saturday-Saturday bookings for weekly rentals.
Midweek breaks (Mon-Sat, minimum 3 nights) and weekends (Sat-Mon) also available out of season.
25% deposit required to secure booking. The full balance becomes due 6 weeks before rental period starts, when a £100 security deposit is also required (to be refunded within a week of rental period, subject to damage/breakages).

Changeover Day:
Changeover day for weekly lets is Saturday. For midweek lets changeover days are Monday or Friday. More information on application.
Arrival from 3pm
Departure by 10.30am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.