Sleeps 9 plus a baby in 4 bedrooms
This charming, Grade II listed cottage, is only a short drive from the sandy beach of Shanklin. It is peacefully situated in a quiet leafy hamlet in beautiful countryside, only 1.5 miles from the centre of the small seaside resort of Shanklin, on the east coast of the Isle of Wight. Shanklin has a lovely sandy beach which gently slopes into the water, a variety of restaurants, small shops and traditional seaside entertainments. The cottage has a lovely large sunny garden and is in a wonderful cycling and walking area. Footpaths and bridleways lead from close to the cottage to the coast at Shanklin and there is a particularly delightful walk across fields and downs to Ventnor offering panoramic views across Sandown Bay. The pretty village of Godshill is within a 5 minute drive and here there is good public house for meals, teashops and a hill top church.
Farmhouse with swimming pool - Sleeps 8 + baby in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
This farmhouse is attractively situated on the edge of the pretty village of Shalfleet towards the West side of the Isle of Wight. The cottage adjoins the grounds of Shalfleet Manor House and has its own private entrance into a quiet lane which leads from the village to a footpath on Newtown Creek. This estuary, which is only a few minutes walk from the farmhouse, is part of a National Nature Reserve and is in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Several secluded bays and beaches are within 10 minutes drive.
New Cottage; Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms
Light and spacious holiday cottage within a short walk of three excellent sandy beaches around Seaview on the East of the Isle of Wight. Iona is a modern and luxurious self catering cottage idea for family holidays on the Isle of Wight.
Sleeps 6+1 in 3 bedrooms
High Rising is situated within a few minutes walk of the sea at Gurnard. Here there is a quiet beach where visitors can enjoy paddling swimming and boating. A pleasant café and nearby public house provide refreshments. There is easy access to the west side of the Island with its quiet sandy coves and the nearby National Nature reserve of Newtown – an area of outstanding Natural Beauty and a wonderful area for walking and bird watching.
New Cottage sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms plus a baby
Charming detached cottage attractively situated in beautiful west Wight countryside. It is in a delightful walking area with easy access to Brighstone Forest and wonderful coastal walks plus the Tennyson Trail. The harbour of Yarmouth, with is sailing boats and excellent restaurants, is within a 10 minute drive. Also nearby are the sandy bays of Totland and Colwell. The cottage has 4 bedrooms (one on the ground floor) - two of the bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms and there is a family bathroom plus a cloakroom with WC and basin. The cottage has been furnished and equipped to a high standard and has a lovely large enclosed garden.
Sleeps 7 in 4 bedrooms
This lovely stone cottage is situated in the small rural hamlet of Bowcombe which stands between the pretty village of Shorwell and Carisbrooke with its medieval castle. Shorwell and Carisbrooke are both within a 5 minute drive and have public houses which are good for meals. The cottage offers easy access to the small bays and coves on the south west side of the Isle of Wight. Brighstone beach is within a 10 minute drive and the larger sandy beaches of Ventnor and Shanklin are within a 20 minute drive.
Sleeps 7 in 4 bedrooms, Children Welcome
This picturesque Grade II listed cottage dates back to 1676 and is attractively situated at the end of a quiet lane with a lovely ford and footpath leading to the nearby medieval castle of Carisbrooke. Located in the oldest part of Carisbrooke village which is a conservation area lying within ‘An area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. The castle is only 5 minutes walk away and can be glimpsed from the garden and main bedrooms. This is a wonderful walking area as within 5 minutes walk of the cottage visitors can join the famous Tennyson Trail which follows the downs westerly towards The Needles.
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
This wonderful detached property stands in a superb position beside the sea, close to the centre of Cowes. It enjoys panoramic sea views from almost every room. The glass walls, balconies and large open terraces of the house enable visitors to relax, enjoy meals and awake to the sight of the sea. The Glass House is literally a stones throw from the sea and the centre of the small town of Cowes is within a 5 minute walk.
New Cottage; Sleeps 8 + a baby in 4 bedrooms
This delightful stone cottage is situated in the centre of the picturesque village of Godshill, on the East side of the Isle of Wight, within a 10 minute drive of the sandy beaches of Shanklin, Sandown and Ventnor. This is also a delightful walking area with various footpaths and trails close to Christmas Cottage. The cottage has been furnished and equipped with great sensitivity to provide delightful accommodation.There are furnishings and artefacts from around the world combined with a wonderful use of colour. Restaurant, tea shops, public house and small shops with a few minutes walk.
Spring Cottage stands in an idyllic location, within a two minute walk of the beach in the pretty seaside village of Bonchurch on the south east coast of the Island. The cottage enjoys beautiful sea views from most rooms and from the enchanting garden. Bonchurch is a peaceful village with a public house, good restaurant and an ancient church plus a pretty pond which is home to carp, ducks and a variety of birds. The beach at Bonchurch is of sand and shingle with areas of rock pools which are good for finding small fish and crabs. Visitors can also enjoy a pleasant walk along by the sea into the nearby small seaside town of Ventnor with its sheltered sandy beach. This attractive coastal path also heads Eastwards from the cottage to the sandy beaches of Sandown and Shanklin which are alternatively just a 10 minute car ride away.
Spring Cottage has been carefully extended and renovated from the original stone built stables of Winterbourne House to provide a wonderfully spacious and attractive property. Charles Dickens wrote David Copperfield whilst staying at Winterbourne House. He was attracted by the beautiful peaceful location and mild climate of the area. Spring Cottage has been furnished and equipped with care to provide particularly attractive accommodation for 8 people which is centrally heated. On the ground floor there is a lovely spacious sitting room with comfortable sofas and chairs, an open fire, HD television, Freesat & DVD player. French doors open from here onto a patio with garden furniture so that meals can be eaten in the sunshine whilst enjoying the splendid sea views. There is a separate dining room with a further set of patio doors opening on to the patio. The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped with superb fitted units, an electric oven plus warming drawer, a gas hob with a special wok facility, microwave, dishwasher, large refrigerator and separate freezer. A washing machine/tumble dryer are provided in a separate garden room. Also on the ground floor there is a small conservatory.
The cottage has four spacious and charming bedrooms which all have sea views and well equipped en- suite bath/shower rooms or immediate access to a private shower room. On the ground floor there is a beautiful twin bedroom with an en-suite shower room with a built in shower, basin and WC. This shower room can be accessed via two doors and can be made available for more general use if required. Upstairs there are 3 additional bedrooms - the master bedroom has a King size bed and is a charming split level room with a floor to ceiling window and a beautifully tiled bathroom with a slipper bath, hand shower, basin and WC. There is a second lovely double bedroom with an en- suite shower room, basin and W.C. The third upstairs bedroom is a pretty twin room with patio doors opening on to a large balcony which in summer is made particularly idyllic with blooms of a trailing clematis and passionflower vines. Immediately adjacent to this room is a spacious shower room with a built in double seated shower, basin and W.C. All heating and electricity provided at no extra charge. WiFi available plus a telephone for incoming and outgoing local calls. Highchair and wooden cot available. Books and a variety of board games also provided.
The cottage has a large secluded acre of garden with lovely lawns, trees and shrubberies, a long pergola covered with plants and a small spring. The setting of this cottage is one of its most splendid aspects. Visitors can relax in the sunshine with views of the English Channel and watch the boats. There is parking space for 2 cars in the drive. Bus service within 10 minutes walk. Restaurants and public house within 5 minutes walk.
For Christmas there are decorations and a Christmas tree provided.
Spring Cottage has ground floor accommodation and is a non smoking cottage. WiFi Internet is provided free of charge at Spring Cottage. Spring Cottage is available for weekly self catering holiday bookings from Saturday to Saturday. The normal arrival time at this holiday cottage is 15:30 and the normal departure time is 10:00.
For details on access to Spring Cottage for those with impaired mobility or disabilities please read the cottage access statement in the tab below.
We can book the ferry to the Isle of Wight for you at preferential prices and this can be added to your Isle of Wight holiday cottage booking. A quote will automatically be sent to you with the confirmation of your holiday.
Spring Cottage - Bonchurch Isle of Wight
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|Spring Cottage Prices Per Week|
|08 April - 21 April 2017 - £1325||29 April - 05 May 2017 - £995||06 May - 12 May 2017 - £1125|
|13 May - 19 May 2017 - £1225||20 May - 26 May 2017 - £1235||27 May - 02 June 2017 - £2295|
|10 June - 16 June 2017 - £1437||17 June - 30 June 2017 - £1645||08 July - 14 July 2017 - £2265|
|15 July - 21 July 2017 - £2415||22 July - 25 August 2017 - £2775||26 August - 01 September 2017 - £2575|
|02 September - 08 September 2017 - £1539||09 September - 15 September 2017 - £1439|
Spring Cottage has live availability and prices. Click on the start date to begin you booking. Booking information and options and extras available at Spring Cottage are detailed below.Booking Fee £19.75 per booking Cot & High Chair £13.29 per week Towels (Bath & Hand Towel) £0.00 per person per booking WiFi Internet Free WiFi Internet Heating & Electricity Free of chargeBed Linen Free of chargeBooking Deposit 25% (min £399.00)of cottage rental Security Bond Refundable Deposit £250 per booking
Pricing and Booking Notes for Spring CottageArrival Time 15:30 Departure Time 10:00 Sleeps 8 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 4
Ventnor is a beautiful coastal town on the South East of the Isle of Wight. The location is renowned for it's microclimate which is allows exotic species of plants to grow and a number of these can be seen at the Botanical Gardens in Ventnor. The beach at Ventnor is popular with holiday visitors and locals alike due to the gently sloping sand and fine shingle beach and pleasant water for swimming. The little town boasts a good variety of shops and restaurants as well as an excellent wine bar on the seafront. The coastal path runs through Ventnor and it is possible to explore the dramatic and beautiful coastline in both directions. View more Holiday Cottages in Ventnor, Isle of Wight
Just inland from Ventnor is White Falconry which offer falconry demonstrations. White Falconry rehabilitate and conserve Isle of Wight birds of prey and are trying to maintain the wild bird population. The displays are popular with all ages and few fail to be amazed by the agility and skill of the birds. - www.whitefalconry.com
View sights and sounds from Ventnor with our Ventnor Holiday Sights and Sounds Video
A lovely seaside position and popular with visitors to Ventnor this is a great place to enjoy lunch with views over Ventnor Beach. The Spyglass Inn is also popular with walkers who are taking the coastal path.Website: The Spy GlassTelephone: 01983 855 338 Address: The Spyglass Inn, Esplanade, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1JX
Tasty tapas and a good selection of wines make the Met Bar a popular place to eat out in Ventnor. Many tables enjoy views of Ventnor beach. http://www.metwinebar.co.uk/Website:The Met BarTelephone: 01983 855441 Address: The Met Bar, Esplanade, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1JP
The Pond Cafe offers excellent lunches and dinners in the pretty little village of Bonchurch near Ventnor.Website:The Pond CafeTelephone: 01983 855666 Address: Bonchurch Village Road, Ventnor, Isle of Wight. PO38 1RG
A traditional public house with lovely location overlooking the sea at Niton Undercliff. Niton Undercliff is signposted from the road between Niton and Ventnor. The Buddle Inn is a lovely stop as part of a walk along the South Isle of Wight coastal path.Website:The Buddle Inn
Right in the heart of Ventnor you'll find what is probably the only authentic Spanish tapas bar on the Island. You'll receive a warm welcome from Lorraine, Serafin, Alfonsa, Nell and Patxi, and having tried our delicious homemade food we're sure you'll be tempted to come again another day.Website: El Toro VentnorAddress: 2 Pier Street, Ventnor PO38 1ST Telephone: 01983 857600
The Rex Piano Bar and Restaurant is part of the landmark Art Deco building called Kingsview and enjoys spectacular views over Ventnor Bay and along the coast towards St Catherine's Point.Website: Rex Piano BarAddress: Kingsview, 23 Church Street, Ventnor PO38 1SN Telephone: 01983 853355
At Phileas Foggs we are proud of our award winning food and service. We have wonderfully varied menu and an impressive specials board that will have your taste buds tingling before the food even arrives.Website: Phileas FoggsAddress: 11 High Street, Ventnor PO38 1RZ Telephone: 01983 855 500
More holiday information at www.wightinfo.co.uk/ventnor
The historic seaside village of Bonchurch is a charming holiday location on the South of the Isle of Wight. The little village has a sand and shingle beach as well as a beautiful centre arranged around the village pond. The 11th century church in Bonchurch is well worth a visit. The coastal path from Bonchurch is a quick route into Ventnor and the walk takes around 15 to 20 minutes.
The Chrurch at Bonchurch featured on our blog and where you will find photos and more information about this beautiful building. (Bonchurch Church)
The Pond Cafe, Bonchurch - A lovely restaurant in the pretty village of Bonchurch. Good food and a view of the attractive pond at the heart of the village of Bonchurch. The Pond Cafe
Spyglass Inn, Ventnor - A lovely seaside position and popular with visitors to Ventnor this is a great place to enjoy lunch with views over Ventnor Beach. The Spyglass Inn is also popular with walkers who are taking the coastal path. http://thespyglass.com/
Met Bar, Ventnor - Tasty tapas and a good selection of wines make the Met Bar a popular place to eat out in Ventnor. Many tables enjoy views of Ventnor beach. http://www.metwinebar.co.uk/
The Hambrough, Ventnor - Luxurious restaurant with delicious food worthy of their Michelin Star. Ideal for treating someone special. - The Hambrough
Blackgang Chine - Blackgang Chine is a popular theme park with rides, games and a maze to keep the whole family entertained. Blackgang Chine is also thought to be the longest running theme park in the world and many generations of visitors remember it for the adventure and excitement it offers. Located just outside of Niton on the South of the Isle of Wight www.blackgangchine.com/
Ventnor Golf Club - 12 hole South Isle of Wight golf club with single day and holiday memberships. www.ventnorgolfclub.co.uk
The South of the Isle of Wight is a wonderful mix of pretty beaches and dramatic coastal landscape. The sand and shingle beach at Ventnor is one of the more popular holiday locations but hidden gems such as Bonchurch and Steephill Cove are really worth a visit too.
The coastal path around the South Coast of the Isle of Wight is a particularly beautiful stretch to explore and passes a number of attractive sites which include Steephill Cove, Orchard Bay and St Catherine's Light House at Niton Undercliff. Some of this area has been prone to erosion so you must stick to the footpath and take heed of diversions.
Inland one finds a beautiful rural area with high downs from which panoramic views can be enjoyed. A Botanical garden at Ventnor takes advantage of a warm micro climate found in this part of the Island. View more South Isle of Wight Cottages
Bus and train travel is an excellent way to see the Isle of Wight and can be very useful when walking or exploring the Island. For all your local public transport information as well as taxis visit Spring Cottage Public Transport Isle of Wight »
For walking information on Purbeck Dorset visit Isle of Wight Walking Holiday Information »
The access statement is designed to help our guests with disabilities to choose a suitable self catering holiday cottage and check that the accommodation matches specific requirements. If you have any questions about disabled access in any of our holiday cottages please call us on 01929 481555.
We aim to cater for the needs of all visitors in our 4 bedroom home. The following statement is a summary of our provision. If you have any specific questions please feel free to call us and we will endeavour to help.
The nearest bus stops to the property are located at the top of Bonchurch Shute up quite a steep incline and also one at the end of Trinity Road which is a fairly flat walk to the property, both taking about 10mins.
The nearest train station is 15mins away by car at Shanklin. This connects with ferry and Hovercraft services from Ryde to the mainland. Access to ferries at the Ryde Pier Head is level or gently ramped.
There are local taxi services that have accessible taxis if required.
Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
Arrival to Spring Cottage is via the Winterbourne Country House Hotel double entrance gates, these are open 24hrs a day, there is a moderately steep tarmac drive leading down to a level gravel car park. Immediately to the left of the drive are double gates into Spring Cottage. These are always left open.
There is space for 2 cars to park on the paved hard standing inside the property. Yellow-painted safety bars are set in the pavement to prevent cars from rolling down the gentle slope towards the house. Please ensure cars are parked with handbrake on. The paved area continues down the side of the house as a footpath. This is moderately sloped but has been scoured and cleaned recently for a better grip and we do sweep it fortnightly, but be aware that there may be leaf falls in between cleaning that could be slippery when wet.
Further parking is available at kerbside in The Village of Bonchurch a few minutes walk from the property; there is a fairly steep incline back to the main road. Parking is not permitted in the Winterbourne car park.
Layout of the building
The core of Spring Cottage dates from the 1800’s and was the original stables for Winterbourne next door. The house has been added to and altered over the years and is spread over 2 floors. The whole house is served by a single staircase off the inner Hall with receptions and bedroom areas off this and the Upper Hall.
Main Entrance & Utility Room.
The house is entered via the Conservatory down 2 steps (180mm, 7” & 170mm, 6 3/4”high) from the parking area. There is a support handrail alongside the steps. The Conservatory floor is quarry tiled and is one step up (130mm, 5 1/4”) to enter via an (840mm 2’9” wide) outward opening door. From the Conservatory there is an inner inward opening door (810mm, 2’8” wide) with threshold strip.
The Utility room is externally located to the rear with a step up (260mm, 10”), a threshold strip and an (760mm, 2’6”) outward opening door. This door should be kept locked when the house is not occupied. The key should be left on the inner Kitchen window cill of the Conservatory.
The main staircase is an easy one with 8 risers to the first landing , then 2 steps to the second landing and 6 further steps to the first floor ( risers 175mm, 7” and treads 230mm, 9”).
The two reception rooms open out on to the front terrace, level through the French doors from the Dining room with threshold strip and with a slight step down (100mm, 4”) through the French doors of the Reception room. There are slight height differences due to the timber flooring in the Dining room at the three thresholds from Hall, Kitchen and Reception, ( up 40mm, 1 ½”).
There is a threshold strip between the Inner Hall and the Kitchen. The Inner Hall and Kitchen floors are covered in Amtico, the Dining Room with a wood floor and Kelim, bathrooms are floor tiled and all other rooms and stairs are carpeted.
The ground floor Bedroom 1 and Ensuite are level off the Inner Hall through a privacy lobby with all doors 760mm, 2’6” wide. The Ensuite has a 140mm step up into a walk in shower with anti-skid stars and mat as well as a fold down seat, removable timber duck board grating outside and twin showers, one monsoon, one vertically adjustable. Controls are located at the entrance. This Ensuite also serves as a cloakroom WC.
Bedroom 2 and Ensuite are located adjacent the head of the staircase level off the Upper Hall through a privacy lobby with all doors 760mm, 2’6” wide. This Ensuite has a bath with 510mm, 20” sides, glass side screen and vertically adjustable shower over. An anti skid matt is provided.
Bedroom 3, the Master Bedroom and Ensuite are located next along and level off the Upper Hall through a privacy lobby with all doors 760mm, 2’6” wide. This Ensuite has a high sided hip bath (530mm, 21”) with hand shower. An anti skid mat is provided. Within Bedroom 3 there is a mid point single step down (210mm, 8 ½”) towards the French doors opening in with basket railings.
Bedroom 4, (765mm, 2’6” wide door) and Showeroom adjacent (690mm, 2’3” wide door) are level off the end of the Upper Hall. The Showeroom has a step into (100mm, 4”) shower with twin, inward opening doors, twin seats and twin showers, one monsoon, one vertically adjustable. An anti skid mat is provided. Bedroom 4 has French doors opening in, with a single (180mm, 7 ¼”) step down on to a non skid terrace with railings.
Gardens & Grounds
We have extensive gardens (0.8 acre) and grounds mainly laid to lawn with rose and other flower beds. The level (with slightly irregular inset slabs) upper small lawn terrace above the garden wall is accessible down the ramped paved area to the western side of the house or via the 6 irregular stone steps ( 220mm, 9”, 190mm, 7 ½”, 185mm, 7 1/4", 170mm, 170mm, 6 ¾” and 140mm, 4 ½”) down from the house front terrace. The house front terrace has a low (600mm, 2’) balustrading that may be sat on. A Table and chairs are also provided here.
At the end of the upper lawn terrace is a bench seat on a gravelled area. Be careful of the wooden edging which may become slippery when wet. Access to the lower lawn and garden can be down the steep lawn path adjacent the benched and gravelled area or an easier way is under the pergola that starts at the opposite end of the garden wall where the western paving ends. Access to the lawn this way is immediately off to the left from the gravelled path. The gravelled path continues gently down under the pergola but is currently blocked at the end by a safety tape and the lawn is not accessible this way. We have had a collapse of the end of the pergola and are currently cutting back to save the mature climbers and roses in preparation to replace the pergola frame in its entirety later this year with a series of black metal frames currently in production.
The lower lawn slopes down to the lower gravelled paths of varying gradients surrounding the spring and stream. Do not climb down to the water as the rocks are slippery. The main waters from the spring enter the top pond from under the path in two locations but there are seep areas in the grass along the lower side of the long path on the South West side of the stream. Parts of this lawn can get quite boggy. Another boggy area best avoided is the bank of the stream back about 3m, 10ft. between the lower pond and the willow. There is no access out of the lower garden to the Coastal Path or churchyard.
The easiest access to the Old Church and beach is via the gravelled moderate sloping path off the upper Lawn through the side gate out on to East Dene Lane. There is a 100mm stone threshold step at the gate and a latch. East Dene Lane is tarmaced and runs down to the Old Church and meets the coastal path there.
Follow left gently down the dirt path to head North East to the Landslip or to the right down and around the Old Church, with bench at crossing of the Spring Cottage stream then moderately steeply South West and down behind the Bonchurch Shore houses. This part of the Coastal Path is tarmaced with about 15 steps and handrail down to Bonchurch Shore and is the easiest way down. From there it is a level easy walk or bike ride to Ventnor along the sea defences.
There are lots of public walks that can be accessed directly from Spring Cottage and these are all on different gradients as this is the nature of the Island.
Mobile phone reception is poor but can sometimes be had outside on the terrace and in parts of the lower garden. Orange seems to be best in the Ventnor area.
We are currently surveying the entire garden so we can establish the tree locations and planting layouts for the garden. You may see timber stakes with nails in the top. Please do not disturb
There are also piles of stacked timber in various locations where we have removed dead trees. Please leave these and only use the dry firewood stacked in front of the Utility Room.
We are a non smoking establishment but smoking is allowed in the gardens.
Contact Telephone and Email Address
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The cottage description, photos and cottage details for Spring Cottage Bonchurch, Isle of Wight were updated on 20/03/2017 15:47:54