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Spacious Period Home With Private Walled Courtyard

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Apartment in Bonchurch, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England - Peaceful Location, Easy Walk To Local Bars, Restaurants And Beach

The house has had notable owners and visitors over the past 170 years. Queen Victoria is rumoured to have stayed there and in 1879 Cornelius Nicholson whom was a “self made man”, owned the property. Cornelius was the managing director of the East Indian Railway and was friends with Charles Dickens, Wordsworth and Count Strogonoff. His daughter wrote a book called “A life well-spent”, beautifully written the book which recites attention-grabbing anecdotes of Cornelius’s life. We are offering the ground floor of this period home.

Sam Jones
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018

About Sam Jones

We are a local Ventnor family, with kids and a dog. Our aim is to give you the best experience possible on an island we love and a local place we adore.

Sam Jones purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Sam Jones chose Ventnor

Beautiful location, quiet and very friendly locals

What makes this apartment unique

You don't need your car! you can walk everywhere and there are more places to eat and drink than the days you will stay here.

We are the sunniest place in the UK


Ventnor Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Family bathroom with bath, over bath shower, toilet and dressing area and storage units.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 x Double Bed Room, en suite with shower and toilet. 1 x large Twin Room with 1 x Twin Room (with a box a kids toys) Free cot available upon request (bring own bedding)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
Outside: Secure private courtyard surrounded by flowers and Ventnor stone wall providing a Tuscan feel. A southern facing suntrap with table, chairs and a newly renovated veranda. Exiting up the stone stairs to a private parking drive for 1 car. There is plenty of free additional parking along the road. You can walk in to Ventor Town center - 10 mins, Bonchurch Village center - 5 mins. For more details please see Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding & towels provided. End of stay cleaning service available for £30


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Spacious Period Home With Private Walled Courtyard
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Lovely location

  • 4 of 5

This property is in a great location. The walk into Ventnor town and to the beach takes about 10 minutes. It is hilly but a pretty walk. The town has a good range of shops, cafes, restaurants and a couple of small supermarkets. The beach was clean and not too busy on the days we were there. There is a little harbour where you can buy crab and chips and other locally caught fish.

Our arrival at the cottage was quite stressful as the key wasn’t in the key safe so we had no way of getting in. The owner brought it round within an hour and a half but we had an anxious time wondering how long it would be before our message was picked up. The owner always got back to us to answer queries and thoughtfully sent us a message to let us know it was Ventnor carnival and fireworks on the evening we arrived.

The cottage, which is a self contained appartment on two floors within a larger house, was spacious and well-equipped. The kitchen had a large dining table which I would think would comfortably seat 8 people. There was a large fridge with a decent sized freezer compartment, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier and plenty of crockery and utensils. It looks out on to a pretty garden. It’s a garden that belongs to the main house so you can’t access it but it’s a nice outlook. There is also a small private courtyard for the tenants’ use which is nice and sunny in the mornings. We were disappointed with the main bathroom. The window had been sealed up and there was no extractor fan. This made for a damp room and unfortunately there was a lot of black mould around the bath and two little mushrooms grew on the tiles whilst we were there. The en suite bathroom did have an extractor fan and there was no mould but unfortunately the door didn’t shut properly. The lounge was large with comfortable sofas and chairs and some games and DVDs; a really nice room to relax in.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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10 min walk


Ventor 10 min walk, Bonchurch 5 mins walk, Shanklin 10 min drive, Sandown 15 min Drive, Cowes 30 min drive


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $275.86

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner

Changeover Day:
Saturday, depart by 1030. Arrivals after 1500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.