The Salt Pot - a cottage that sleeps 8 guests in 3 bedrooms
Fantastic family holiday in a perfect location
The house was fantastic to stay in for 2 adults and 2 children. We had plenty of space, the kitchen was well equipped, the bedrooms were a decent size and the shower in the downstairs shower room is fantastic. There is a few parking spaces in front of the property but 1 of them is a.disabled space and the others are used by the other occupiers. However the car park is only a minutes walk from the house down the hill. We all loved our time over the week in the house. We would happily come back and would recommend for any families or couples wanting to stop in a beautiful location on the Isle of Wight.
Had a short stay at the Salt Pot. Initially a little disappointed at the bedroom configuration , the pictures on the web suggest there are two double beds then a room with singles and a bunk. There is only one double bed. The balconies are reached either by a steep external staircase, or through a bedroom, so not easily accessible. There is only a small front garden, not secure, so for those with children or dogs not ideal. The fire you are obviously not encouraged to use (no wood provided, and grate filled with a candle). This sounds all negative and our stay certainly wasn’t .The house was lovely and warm, the facilities good, and the local pub the Volunteer a gem ( no children under 14). The location fantastic , walking distance to shops in Ventnor and to beaches. So as long as you are aware of the points above the Salt Pot is an ideal house to stay in to explore the island.
Thank you for your feedback. The property configuration is as advertised showing double bedroom, twin bedroom and the bunk bedroom. We also note on our description that the balcony is accessible through the bunk bedroom and that due to steps the roof terrace, may be unsuitable for people with limited mobility. The log fire can be used but the landlord does not supply the logs, the candle had just not been removed from the summer when the fire is not in use. We are pleased that you had a lovely stay and you felt that the house was lovely and warm with good facilities. We would like to thank you once again for your feedback and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Week with the family.
6 adults and a baby. Second time if visiting. Very well equipped and comfortable. Within walking distance of shops including cashpoint, take aways and Tesco Express. 10 minutes walk to beach but this is down a steep hill. Ideally located for the sand and shingle beach. Lovely kitchen and very nice small roof top terrace with fabulous views.
A lovely choice for a seaside holiday
We had a wonderful week at The Saltpot. The cottage is very clean and well-equipped and had everything we needed for our stay. The location is excellent being within walking distance of shops, restaurants and the Esplanade and we spent quite a lot of time just pottering around the shops and walking to the pub. We also enjoyed the terrace and balcony with their wonderful sea views as we were lucky enough to have amazing weather.
The house is on a very quiet street and, although you can't usually park outside, we parked at the free carpark a few steps away and, even on a sunny weekend, we always found a space.
We will definitely be back and I highly recommend The Saltpot.
What the South Wight has to offer:
The South of the Isle of Wight incorporates some of the most exciting coastline from long stretches of beach with hidden fossils and exposed dinosaur footprints, to rugged cliff tops with exhilarating views and historical monuments and pretty villages steeped in history, the inspiration for artists and authors old and new.
You must visit
BlackGang Chine is a must for all the family with a fantastic variety of activities for all the family to spend a great day out. Themed areas like Frontierland where you can play Cowboys and Indians in a full sized Cowboy Town, and rides like Waterforce where you can choose the fast 'overflows', or the scary 'plug-hole' - you'll have to see it and experience it to believe it!
Superbly situated beside the sparkling waters of Sandown Bay, the twin resorts of Sandown and Shanklin have delighted generations of holiday-makers for over 150 years. Along Culver Parade you'll find tennis, bowls, GoKarting, crazy golf, a pitch and putt course, the Tiger Sanctuary and Dinosaur Isle Museum. At the southern end of town the Heights Health and Leisure Base has indoor swimming pools and further inland is a fine 18 hole golf course.
With its charming thatch-roofed cottages and winding main street lined with tearooms, Godshill is the quintessential English Village. Traveling South to Wroxall there's the Donkey Sanctuary and Appledurcombe House now offering Owl and Falconry displays. Visit Chale Green Deli and Coffee shop and on to the Southern most tip of the Island St Catherine's with its ancient Pepperpot. Ventnor Botanic Garden provides a lovely walk and then lunch at their very successful café.
There are coastal paths around the Island and this section features the Isle of Wight's famous chines. Whale Chine is the most spectacular in a series of Chines along this stretch of coastline. Devil's Chimney provides an exciting walk through enchanted woodland down to the beach; Chale Bay is stunning; Wealdon Beds which have yielded fossilized remains of dinosaurs. With features like St Catherine's Lighthouse many feel this section offers the best walking and views of the entire Isle of Wight.
Sandown and Shanklin on the south-east coast share a wide crescent of golden sand, with safe swimming, water sports and a range of bars, pubs and cafés. The southern stretch, below Shanklin Chine, is the quietest and most attractive.
Ventnor has a wonderful Mediterranean light and, like Sandown and Shanklin, an enviable sunshine record. Steephill Cove is its prettiest beach, a peaceful little bay with a good beach café. Reach it via the coastal footpath from the Botanic Gardens, or La Falaise car park in Ventnor.
Places to eat
Try the local seafood, in particular crab, lobster, haddock dishes. The vast majority of pubs are highly geared up for food and usually the portions are on the large side. Fresh crab in particular can be tasty from beachside cafe's and can also be purchased from the fisherman at seafood huts selling direct, two places spring to mind: Ventnor Fresh Crab Beach Hut and a fisherman's house at Steephill Cove next to the café'