About the property
- Apartment230 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Bungalow and Apartment in St Lawrence, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England - Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Walk To The Beach
Set in the grounds of "Villa Sonsbeek" there are two holiday accommodation units "Little Sonsbeek" and "Annexe at Sonsbeek". We welcome well behaved dogs in both units.
"Little Sonsbeek" is a spacious and modern 3 bedroom bungalow detached from the owners private accommodation "Villa Sonsbeek". It benefits from a large front garden and rear south facing private decked area with table and chairs. It has a fully equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms and south facing conservatory. Access is via a private entrance. Parking for one car is provided in a private hard-standing off Hunts Road. Ideal for a family with ample space and comfort for up to 6 people
"Little Sonsbeek" comfortably sleeps up to 6 people with one double, one twin and a single bedroom. Additional sleeping is provided in the lounge (1 double and 2 single sofa beds). So the accommodation offers flexible sleeping arrangements with a one time set up of linens included. A cot is available in the double bedroom if required, please request at time of booking.
"Little Sonsbeek" has a spacious lounge/dining room with TV, FreeSat and DVD player and we provide a good range of DVDs to keep the children occupied if you find yourselves housebound due to the good old British weather! Free WiFi is also available in most of the bungalow. The dining area can seat up to 6 people and we can provide a high chair upon request.
The two bathrooms in "Little Sonsbeek" have instant electric "Triton" showers whilst one also offers a bath to relax and unwind. A one time set up of towels is included in the rental rate.
The kitchen is equipped with all you need for self-catering including oven, hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, ironing board and iron as well as a good range of cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. Outside there is a rotary washing line so you can even wash, dry and iron your clothes before you leave!
"Annexe at Sonsbeek" is an apartment smaller than the bungalow located in the double garage conversion of "Villa Sonsbeek". It is detached from "Little Sonsbeek" and link-detached from "Villa Sonsbeek". The attractive and modern interior is finished to a good standard and is ideal for a couple or single person. It can sleep 3 max in the double bedroom and via sofa bed in the living area.
The living area offers ample storage space with a large wardrobe, storage units and drawers. FreeSat TV and free WiFi is also included. It also has a small dining table and chairs.
The kitchen area is fully equipped for self catering with oven, hob, microwave, refrigerator, kettle, toaster and washing machine. A good selection of cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery is provided and caters for up to 3 people. Clothes can be dried on a clothes line provided in the outside access passageway. There is a shower room/toilet fitted with a "Triton" instant electric shower.
"Annexe at Sonsbeek" benefits from exclusive use of a large elevated section of garden with table and chairs and a car parking space on main driveway.
"Annexe at Sonsbeek" is accessed via a private entrance off the main driveway and has a secure lockable gate.
If you are planning a holiday with parents or friends requiring their own space the linked access gate between the two units can be opened to allow an extended family of up to 10 to holiday together but have their own living and sleeping space. Special rates apply when booking both units so please request a quote.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- May 14, 2018
About Nick Warry
We love the location of "Sonsbeek" in the beautiful Undercliff area of St Lawrence near Ventnor and sure you will too. Our aim is to provide you with good quality accommodation and service at a reasonable price to make your stay enjoyable and memorable and hope that your visit will be the first of many. We very much look forward to welcoming you and making your visit special. Well behaved dogs also welcome. If you enjoy walking, running or cycling you will love this location and will share Nick's passion of the great outdoors in this area of outstanding natural beauty.
Nick Warry purchased this Apartment in 2015
Why Nick Warry chose Whitwell
This area is in our opinion one of the most beautiful and peaceful in the UK whilst enjoying a warmer climate. In an area of outstanding natural beauty, the undercliff region benefits from a 'micro-climate' which is why the Ventnor Botanic Garden is located here. With coastal and downs walks and secluded bays only minutes walk away it is ideally located for those that enjoy the great outdoors in a quiet peaceful location away from it all. Nowhere is far away by car on the Isle of Wight so you can go and explore whilst knowing you have a comfortable and relaxing retreat to return to.
What makes this Apartment unique
Benefits include its idyllic location, variety of coastal and downland walks, peace and quiet in one of the warmest parts of the UK whilst the town of Ventnor is just 5 minutes drive away.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The only place to stay in Ventnor! But our host Stole the show
What can I say! An outstanding stay From start to finish. Three of us came to the Isle of Wight to compete in the 106km Isle of Wight challenge and we chose this property as our Base. Prior to arrival communication was good. Upon arrival we were greeted by Nick who made us feel very welcome and gave us a tour of our digs and explained everything we needed to know. We booked the annexe which is compact but very well equipped for any eventuality, it slept three of us comfortably and was well presented and clean and tidy. Outside there is even a dedicated garden to sit in the sun and it's only a short walk to the beach all in all really happy with the property.
I have got to say though what really made our stay special was our host Nick, a genuinely lovely bloke. We had left the car in Portsmouth and had planned to get around via taxi, but after explaining we had come to run 106km around the coast for charity, not only did Nick very kindly offer to get up at 6am Saturday morning and drop us off at the start line, but also came out early and picked us up Sunday morning, and dropped us back at the ferry port on Monday, you helped us out so much, we felt it only right to buy you a drink in the pub on Sunday night. We cannot thank you enough and we have left the island with a new friend.
Can't recommend you and the property enough
Andy, Mark, and Shawn
Great but pity about transport links
I stayed in the Annexe on my own. It is very safe and would recommend this to solo woman travellers. Not only the area, but the accommodation is safe and private as you can lock yourself in behind a wooden gate and a door. It was very tidy and had everything I needed. Nick Warry was very friendly and professional, and I appreciated the silence and privacy! However, I only discovered when I arrived that none of the bus stops in St Lawrence function, yet the Vectis website still has these stops marked on the Google Map of route 6. Be warned, thus, if you are on foot and reliant on public transport you may wish to reconsider. It took me a good half and hour to walk to Ventnor Boots stop and back. Best suited to those with a car, as lovely as it is.
St Lawrence has not had a public bus service since the road slipped to the west of the village in Jan 2014. This is clear on the Southern Vectis website and timetable, The closest stop on Route 6 is a bus stop between Whitwell Church and Ventnor Pine Point. Ask for the stop at the "top of the St Lawrence Shute". This stop is about a 15 minute walk so quicker than walking to Ventnor Boots. We are always happy to advise on local information like this if asked and can also drop off and pick up from Ventnor if required. The positive thing about the lacking bus service to and from St Lawrence is the peace and tranquillity enjoyed by all as there is no noise from through traffic.
Lovely little visit
The annexe is a perfect little place to stay when getting out and about on the island. This is my second stay and both times have had fantastic nights sleep here.
Thank you so much for leaving the unit clean and tidy, very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Lovely little place
My daughter and I stayed at this property for a long weekend and this lovely little place was just what we needed to get our shut eye in between being out and about - particularly in the Ventnor area. Nick and family were very helpful and friendly throughout our stay and even prior to our arrival
Most enjoyable 6 night stay, location ideal for access to coast road between Ventnor and Needles. This small chalet is ideal for a couple, local Post Office shop for everyday provisions and well stocked grocer shop in Niton. The greeting was warm and flowers and a very good red was much appreciated
exactly what its descibed as.
Arrived late in the evening to a warm welcome. Storm blowing outside, but we couldn't hear a thing in the annexe. Everything we needed was supplied. Accommodation was clean, warm and homely.
Special interest holidays:
I am a keen walker, runner and cyclist and always happy to advise you or show you around the local area.
Located on the south coast of the Isle of Wight with the secluded bays just 5 to 10 minutes walk away. Although these beaches are generally stones/pebbles they are dog friendly and suitable for swimming and relaxing in the very favourable climate of this area.
St Lawrence is on the south coast of the Isle of Wight so is an approximate 30 minute drive from the ferry ports of Fishbourne, Cowes and Yarmouth. As a foot passenger from Ryde (via FastCat or Hovercraft from Portsmouth) you can take the train to Shanklin which is just a 15 minute drive away so is a cost-effective taxi journey to "Sonsbeek".
The nearest town is Ventnor which is 5 minute drive by car, 15 minutes by bike or 30 minutes by foot. The road to Ventnor has very little traffic and passes the Botanical Gardens and Ventnor Park, both of which are well worth a visit. Ventnor Park has a bandstand with performers on Sunday afternoons during the summer season. The village of Niton is a similar distance in the opposite direction and can be accessed via a 2 mile walk over the downs or by by walking or cycling along undercliff drive. If you are driving you can reach anywhere on the Island in no more then 30 mins.
St Lawrence has a convenience store/Post Office within a few minutes walk. The town of Ventnor with many shops, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets and popular seafront with sandy beach and views over the English Channel is just a 5 minute drive away.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Deposit of £150 of date of booking (refundable). Total amount due 4 weeks before arrival. Booking form will be sent for completion and return. Cancellation refunds: Up to 4 weeks - no cancellation fee 2-4 weeks - 50% of rate refunded 1-2 weeks - 25% of rate refunded Less than 1 weeks - no refund We will endeavour to re-book the accommodation, but a cancellation fee of £100 will be levied on the visitor. Booking fee forfeited on cancellation. Changeover Day: Arrival time 2pm Departure time 11am Preferred changeover day is Saturday although other days may be possible. Notes on prices: All prices are in GBP. Short Breaks available - please contact us with your requirements