Updated Vestry Cottage Photos Isle of Wight

Vestry Cottage is a 2 bedroom self catering holiday cottage at St Lawrence on the South East of the Isle of Wight and within a short drive of Ventnor Beach. This historic and stone built cottage has a spacious living room, a fully equipped kitchen and a beautiful garden with glimpses of the sea.

St Larwence is a small village on the edge of Ventnor and is within a short walk of the coast. There are beaches such as Orchard Bay and Steephill Cove within walking distance of St Lawrence.

Here are some of the new photos of Vestry Cottage in St Lawrence Isle of Wight.

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Isle of Wight Photos by Sue Whear

These wonderful views of the Isle of Wight were taken while on holiday on the Isle of Wight and feature Steephill Cove and locations along the South East coast of the Island. We would like to thank Sue for letting us share her photos with you.

Ventnor Cottages Updated Photos

Three adjoining cottages in Ventnor Isle of Wight have updated outside photographs. The Clock House, The Coach House and Castle Cottage are on the edge of Ventnor gardens and have a wonderful coastal path leading directly to Ventnor Beach. This peaceful part of Ventnor is also very close to the bay of Steephill Cove and is regarded as one of the hidden treasures of the Isle of Wight.

Castle Coach House Ventnor Isle of Wight
Castle Coach House Ventnor Isle of Wight
Castle Cottage Ventnor Isle of Wight
Castle Cottage Ventnor Isle of Wight
Clock House Ventnor Isle of Wight
Clock House Ventnor Isle of Wight

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Isle of Wight Beaches and Coastline

Isle of Wight Beaches
Isle of Wight Beaches

There are new information pages for Isle of Wight beaches and coastal locations on our website with descriptions of the beach, the beach facilities and where you will find it on the Isle of Wight. Each beach also come with a map and some nearby holiday accommodation within walking distance of the sea.

It also gives us a chance to talk about our favourite Isle of Wight beaches and some of those hidden treasures along the Isle of Wight Coast Line.

Today our favourite beach is Bonchurch Beach between Ventnor and Shanklin and within a short walk along the coastal path from Ventnor Beach. Bonchurch beach a mix of sand and shingle and when the tide is right there is a small sandy cove. Bonchurch Beach is special because of the peaceful isolation as well as the fantastic rock pools which are great for finding small crabs and little fish.

For more Isle of Wight beaches visit Isle of Wight Beaches

South Isle of Wight

The South of the Isle of Wight is a fabulous part of the island with a wonderful mix of sandy beaches, sheltered remote bays, dramatic scenery and pretty seaside town and villages with great seafood and a lovely holiday atmosphere.

South Isle of Wight Locations

The principle locations on the Southern end of the island are Ventnor with a long beach and sheltered water; Niton with beautiful views over the sea and the dramatic light houses; St Lawrence with its small bays and many rock pools, and the South West Coast with bays such as Whale Chine where you can imagine you have the whole island to yourself.

South Isle of Wight Beaches

Ventnor Isle of WightThe most famous beach in the area of the Isle of Wight is Ventnor beach which is a mix of sand and fine shingle and is backed by restaurants and cafes. The water is known to be great for swimming and the gently sloping beach is popular with sunbathers.

To the South of Ventnor beach is Steephill Cove where there is a sheltered bay and a couple of small cafes and a restaurant. Steephill Cove is only accessible on foot via the coastal path running south from Ventnor or by a footpath running down from Ventnor Cricket Club.  The cove is considered as one of the Isle of Wight’s hidden treasures.

Steephill Cove, Isle of WightA number of smaller bays and coves continue along the coast including Orchard Bay and bays below St Lawrence and Niton. All of these are peaceful and relaxing places with shingle beaches flanked by rock pools.

Passing the Southern tip of the Isle of Wight brings you to the South West coast which is really one continuous beach all the way to Freshwater Bay. This stretch of shingle and sand is divided up arbitrarily into a number of named bays including Whale Chine and Shephard’s Chine. If you are looking for peace, solitude and an excellent view out to sea then these beaches are certainly for you.

South Isle of Wight Viewpoints and the Downs

st catherines oratoryApart from the coastline the South part of the Isle of Wight also has its own series of downs or hills from which there are wonderful views across the Isle of Wight. Some of these vantage points can be easily reached by car and the Ventnor Down is one of these (map link) . Further South and just above Blackgang Chine is the historical building known as the Pepper Pot from where there is a panoramic view along the South West coast all the way to Freshwater Bay as well as view east taking in Ventnor and Shanklin.

South Isle of Wight Walking and Cycling

Godshill Village Isle of WightThe Southern part of the Isle of Wight has a good number of footpaths and cycle ways which give access to the beautiful countryside and the connect villages such as Chale and Whitwell with the nearby coastline or head inland to traditional rural villages such as Godshill and Wroxall where there are country pubs and historic buildings.

Some of the principle and best know walks include the Stenbury Trail and the Worsley Trail.

Family Entertainment on the South Side of The Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight has a number of organised activities for children on the Southern end of the island and most famous is the Britain’s first theme park or Blackgang Chine (www.blackgangchine.com). Alternatively there are a host of amusements such as the seaside activities at Ventnor Beach and the wonderful park and botanical gardens in Ventnor which gives children a change to play and learn at the same time.

Isle of Wight Holiday Guest Cottage Reviews July

The following comments and guest reviews are from self catering cottage holidays taken through July. We have had some excellent weather for exploring the Isle of Wight and we heard many stories of fantastic family holidays along the coast and walking in the countryside. Here are a selection of guest comments regarding their holiday cottage accommodation.

The Hideaway – Island Harbour, Isle of Wight

“A lovely cottage, well equipped and furnished with thoughtful touches. It felt like home from the start! Extra information provided by the owners (and previous guests)about the island were helpful too. We were fortunate with the weather which all together made for a super week’s holiday. Thank you.
” – Diana Whitfield – 29 Jul 2014

Sea Shells by the Beach – Bonchurch, Isle of Wight

“What a beautiful place to stay! Sea Shells by the Beach is excellently equipped, spotlessly clean, with great shower and bath rooms. With the sight and sound of the sea and the beautiful walks so close, all in all a wonderful ‘home from home’.
” – Jessica Pitman – 29 Jul 2014

Keats House – Shanklin, Isle of Wight

“From the moment of enquiry our Holiday started.A welcoming bottle of wine and card on arrival to an amazing positioned and comfortable house. A very enjoyable holiday had by all. We will definitely be repeating this fabulous experience. Thank you to all concerned.
” – Julie Gibbard – 28 Jul 2014

Byre Cottage – Shanklin, Isle of Wight

“A lovely cottage in a quiet location perfect for families, near the beach and within reach of all the great things to do on the island
” – Mary Williams – 29 Jul 2014

Little Dormers – Cowes, Isle of Wight

“A lovely cottage in a perfect situation with views over a delightful garden and the Solent. The cottage is very well equipped and has a spacious, luxurious bathroom. The owners could not have been more friendly and made us feel very welcome.
” – Roger Carruthers – 29 Jul 2014

The Hayloft – Godshill, Isle of Wight

“Very comfortable and homely extremely well equipped everything thought of. Would book again without hesitation.
” – Ruth Pierce – 29 Jul 2014

Mill Cottage – Whitwell, Isle of Wight

“This is a delightful, well-equipped cottage in a beautiful, peaceful, rural location. You could have a great holiday for a week and not leave the cottage and garden.” – Dorothy Evans – 11 Jul 2014

Dunnose Field Cottage – Luccombe, Isle of Wight

“Fantastic cottage,an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of London. The cottage was in a beautiful setting, and was exceptionally clean and tidy, with everything provided to make our stay comfortable. Only sorry that the holiday had to come to an end, and will definitely return.” – Paula Abiola – 28 Jul 2014

Therles Cottage – Brook, Isle of Wight

“Fantastic holiday, hot sunshine for the whole week. Cottage was ideal for us with such easy access to the beach. Lovely to have a garden. All meals outside. What could be better for an English holiday.
” – Joanna Smith – 29 Jul 2014

Ramblers End – Niton, Isle of Wight

“Excellent well presented and comfortable place to stay. Local amenities close to hand.
” – Alison Grunshaw – 29 Jul 2014

Parlour Cottage – Merstone, Isle of Wight

“A really nice cottage in an excellent quiet location on a working farm. A good base for cycling, walking and trips out, with a friendly and helpful family in the nearby farmhouse.
” – Christopher Pollock – 28 Jul 2014

Rose Cottage – Shorwell, Isle of Wight

“An excellent cottage in a lovely location. Badgers and red squirrels visiting is a definite bonus. Nice Welcome Pack -the dog loved his treats! We hope to return again next year.
” – Angela Seddon – 28 Jul 2014

Brook Lodge – Whitwell, Isle of Wight

“Fourth visit to Brook Lodge, no better recommendation needed than that. Very comfortable and lovely location. Hope to return again.
” – Lynda R Pursey – 28 Jul 2014

Seahaze Villa – Ventnor, Isle of Wight

“We had a wonderful stay here with our Son, daughter in law and Grand Children. It was lovely to wake up in the morning and be able to make a cup of tea in our own kitchen without disturbing the rest of the family . We loved the tasteful furnishings.
” – Helen P Curtis – 29 Jul 2014

Apse Manor Forge Cottage – Shanklin, Isle of Wight

“Beautiful disabled person friendly cottage in a lovely peaceful location yet within easy reach of everywhere. Jan and Barry the owners were friendly, helpful and provide absolutely everything you need for a comfortable stay. Their gardens are beautiful and we loved watching the red squirrels. Perfect!
” – Elizabeth Greene – 28 Jul 2014

Manor Park View – Shanklin, Isle of Wight

“Very clean – highly comfortable cottage.
” – Philip Spencer – 29 Jul 2014

Milk Parlour Cottage – Godshill, Isle of Wight

“Our third visit to the cottages, had another great holiday will return.
” – Lisa E Crawford – 29 Jul 2014

Lavender Cottage – Godshill, Isle of Wight

“lovely cottage in an idyllic location with plenty of wild life including red squirrels and buzzards. would definitely go again
” – robert miller – 28 Jul 2014

Isle of Wight Holiday Videos July

The following Isle of Wight videos are the latest in our Sights and Sounds collection to give a sense of being in various holiday locations around the Isle of Wight and in specific self catering cottages. These two show some of the seaside locations and beaches on the Island and also the wildlife from Newchurch.


Seaside Locations and Beaches Isle of Wight


Rabbit enjoying the grass

Summer Holiday Cottages Isle of Wight

summer holiday cottage isle of wightThe school summer holidays are a wonderful time to visit the Isle of Wight. The warm climate combined with a rich variety of family activities and good food makes the Isle of Wight a great escape with the children.

To help you choose the perfect self catering accommodation on the Isle of Wight over the school summer holidays we have a dedicated page of available cottages. Choose the size and maybe the location you wish to stay in and we will show you what is available for each of the weeks of the school summer holidays.

View School Summer Holiday Cottages Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Holiday Photographs

Isle of Wight holiday photos taken this April in locations across the Island.

West Isle of Wight Borthwood Isle of Wight Cowes Beach Isle of Wight Yarmouth Isle of Wight Cowes Isle of Wight Yarmouth Isle of Wight Yarmouth Isle of Wight West Isle of Wight

Spring weather on the Isle of Wight including in Yarmouth, Cowes, Brook, Brighstone and West Isle of Wight. The East Isle of Wight beaches have also been enjoying some wonderful Easter weather and beaches at Shanklin and Ventnor have attracted sun bathers.

2014 Holiday Brochures

Our 2014 Isle of Wight and Isle of Purbeck self catering holiday cottage brochures are available by post but you may wish to download or view them online at Island Cottage Holidays Brochure

Purbeck Cottage Brochure 2014 Isle of Wight Cottage Brochure 2014

View online at www.islandcottageholidays.com/brochure/  or order a printed copy by post via our Contact Us page.