Apartment in Bonchurch, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England - Peaceful Location, Easy Walk To Local Bars, Restaurants & Beach
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
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great and super convenient for everything on the island.
Great apartment with loads of room. Well situated for all of the amenities and island activities. Clean and tidy and really helpful owners. Would recommend.
The property was nice.... Did what it says on the box!
The sitting room and kitchen were very nice and spacious. The main bathroom was nicely done except the door handle was very loose and we were a bit worried it might come off in our hands. The ensuite shower room was handy but could not close or lock the door.... So could not use if someone else in the bedroom! The whole place was a bit damp.... Probably because it was lower than the road and no sun getting in.
We did enjoy our stay and property walking distance to Ventnor which was good.
This rental was spacious and furnished with everything that would be needed for your stay. It was very central to many attractions, villages, beaches, shopping, pubs and restaurants. We particularly liked the large kitchen with a big table where a family could sit round and have breakfast. We took two small dogs with us who had great fun. It was definitely value for money, but if we could fault anything, we didn’t feel it was particularly clean on the floor areas hence the lower rating
Well equipped apartment with plenty of room for our multi generational family holiday. Owners easily contactable to answer any queries you may have. Newly refubished bathroom was great. Travel cot and high chair provided for the little one. The apartment is cool as it is at the base of a large house, the weather was hot while we were there. The large kitchen easily accommodated the whole family to sit and eat together without the feeling you were crowded. The courtyard in the morning is sunny, a lovely quiet area to relax in. Did intend to try a BBQ but ran out of time!
Generally the surrounding area is hilly with some lovely local walks, only 15 minute walk into Ventnor. Short walk into Bonchurch village with its lovely ancient church and access to the coastal path. Recommend the walk through the landslip to smugglers haven for tea and cake.
There is only off road parking for one car and although there is parking on the road the lanes are narrow.
Thoroughly enjoyable holiday.
Really great location
The property was extremly spacious and had everything we needed.
The location was perfect, only 15 min walk to the beavh and town. Ventnor was definitly the best location on the island. Fantastic beavh and steep hill cove was definitly worth the walk.
The only reason not getting 5 stars is because the apartment was a tiny bit damp - due to it being at the bottom of a big house. The bathroom not having a vent made it worse. Tje bathroom also neds some TLC. Neither of things would be enough to stop us visiting again.
Thank you for your feedback. We are having the family bathroom renovated this week which will add ventilation and the much needed TLC!
We have also noticed that the well situated in the main en suite bedroom blows a damp draft into the apartment. So we have having this capped off and sealed. It will also make this room a little larger.
The property in not used over the winter, so it takes time to warm through. However, we will ensure going forward at the start of the next season that we start the heating a lot earlier.
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.
Thank you for the feedback. We have since had the bathroom renovated which included adding in a ventilation system to prevent the build up of mold.
We have also changed the cleaning service provider and have a lovely local person check the apartment over between lets.
10 min walk
Ventor 10 min walk, Bonchurch 5 mins walk, Shanklin 10 min drive, Sandown 15 min Drive, Cowes 30 min drive