Supremely comfortable,stylish 1 bedroom apartment, close to beach, bars & shops
Anna and David Stroud
About Anna and David Stroud
Hello From Sunny Ventnor ! The Isle of Wight was never a place I thought we would call home until a surprise birthday trip organised by Robert for my birthday. We fell in love with the beauty of Ventnor and by chance spotted Clarence House in the window of a local estate agent......... And so here we are. With our Elegant, Victorian Manor House in the heart of Ventnor with 4 holiday apartments and gorgeous views over Ventnor Park. We hope by sharing this stunning house and it's location you too will fall in love with Ventnor re-styled and re-discovered. It is like life but better....... We look forward to welcoming you to Clarence House Gillian & Robert
Anna and David Stroud purchased this Apartment in 2014
Why Anna and David Stroud chose Ventnor
We fell in love with Ventnor and the friendliness of "The Islanders". It truly has a different feel from the mainland and yet is only 1/2 an hour away by Catamaran or Ferry. A drive through the country lanes brings lots of Ohhhs and Ahhhs at the beauty of the surrounding countryside and the quaint thatched villages. A superb destination for walkers, cyclists or the hearty tri-athletes. There is much to be seen on the Coastal Path with striking chalk geology featuring heavily here in the south. There are great views out to sea and many interesting places to visit, reflecting the island's heritage and royal patronage over the years. Isle of Wight boasts many wonderful cycling and riding routes around the island's dramatic coast line with varying degrees of difficulty.
What makes this Apartment unique
A Chic, Stylish Escape in an Elegant Victorian Manor House in Central Ventnor. Our sumptuous and uniquely styled apartments complete with super soft bedding and all amenities. Are available all year. With Stunning views over Ventnor Park and walking distance to the beach, restaurants and the Botanical Gardens, everything is on your door step at Clarence House. From Michelin starred restaurants to crab shakes on the sandy beach This is Ventnor re-styled and re-discovered, all transforming your definition of a holiday in the Isle of Wight. We provide all bedding and towels along with a fully equipped kitchen. There is also secure lock-up storage for bikes and walking equipment. We happily accept children over 12 years of age. No dogs or smoking anywhere on the premises.
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5 night stay on the Isle of Wight.
This was our first visit to the Island and we were not disappointed on any front, our apartment was very comfortable, clean and very well equipped in all areas. Its location was excellent for coastal walking and Ventnor beach and restaurants, we also walked to the botanical gardens and the lovely Steephill Cove.
Lovely 4 days.
Our first time to the Isle of Wight, didn’t really know what to expect. Clarence House Apartments were perfect for us. Very well appointed, immaculate and had everything we required. Peaceful surroundings and only a short walk to Ventnor. Would recommend The Crab Shed, Steephill Cove and the Smoking Lobster in Ventner. All in all a great break.
Amazing Apartment, amazing location!
Stayed for the Easter weekend and have to this place is amazing!, even got a call from Rob the owner on arrival day as we were running late to check we were ok, apartment has everything you could need and more and with shops bars and restaurants all within a short 10 min walk away you will not be short of things to do. Will most definitely be back
Thank you for sharing your experience with us at Clarence House, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.
This was a really lovely property. It was perfectly situated for local amenities and was also cosy f
We would come back
Very relaxing stay in a beautiful location
We came here for the whole of the Christmas period. The accommodation is beautiful, clean and well stocked for all you need. Very warm, a little too warm at times, especially cooking Christmas dinner in the kitchen with no window to open and no adjustment on the radiator (could have just been me but I think the window was painted shut). But we opened the other windows and cooled it down. Might be worth being able to adjust the temperature locally to the apartment to save energy. The bedroom and bathroom are just right, no problems at all. The lounge area is very comfortable and warm, but you can adjust the radiator in there.
Something worth bearing in mind is the mobile telephone signal, obviously this is of no fault of the owners, but we struggled to get any signal at all, only when we went to Newport and Ryde could we make calls and send/receive texts. Now to some this is ideal, but not when you need the facility. There is Wi-Fi which does enable you to make internet calls and messages, but only if the person you wish to speak to has internet. The Wi-Fi signal drops in and out, but again I would imagine that was more to do with location rather than the apartments.
Again, these are not big issues, but just something worth bearing in mind.
Ventnor is lovely, we were very fortunate with the weather, it was sunny every day. We ate and drank in the Spyglass Inn and Perks. Both very enjoyable.
Newport was busy and is all one way systems, annoying driving, so unless you really want to go shopping I wouldn't bother.
Ryde is good, you need to be able to walk well in the Isle of Wight on the whole, it is very hilly.
We went to Osborne House which was a rip off as only about 20 percent of it was open and they still charged full price.
On the whole we had a great time and would definitely return in the summer season when there is more open. I mean they even close the Needles!! Not sure how...
My husband and I recently stayed in the Osborne apartment ,most definitely the best choice of stay. The apartment is finished to a very high luxurious standard and is extremely comfortable . The kitchen is very well equipped with tea, coffee and even dishwasher and washing tablets, everything you need. The bathroom also included toiletries and lovely fluffy towels.
The living area is perfect , bright and surprisingly spacious with a large flat screen Tv. There are beautiful coastal walks, plenty of places to visit. Gillian left a wonderful list of recommended places to eat within walking distance . This really is a fabulous place to stay. I would definitely recommend Clarence House to anyone.Thank's Gillian and Robert for a perfect stay.
Special interest holidays:
Of special interest is the vast array of cycling, walking and swimming spots on the Island.With advice and information available from David who is a keen cyclist.
More than half the Isle of Wight has been designated an Area of Outstanding Beauty, and there are 65 miles of coastline to explore. Along the more beautiful south coast there's a beach to suit everyone. A 5 min stroll down the winding path and through the cascading gardens, you are on the golden beachfront of Ventnor, which has something of a riviera feel. The tide is strong here, but the beach itself is clean, mainly sandy, easily accessible, and has rockpools to poke around in at either end.
There are several ways to get onto the Island. From Lymington,Southampton and Portsmouth both Red Funnel and WightLink provide a very good ferry service.
Distance from Ryde or Fishbourne to Ventnor is apprx 12 miles of lovely countryside driving. ( or cycling for the more adventurous )
We are in the heart of Ventnor so all amenities are accessible by walking.