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A perfect retreat for a quiet week away
Finish off the day by watching a good film with your feet up
A tranquil twin bedroom
The double room now has twin beds which can be pushed together
A lovely serene location
Spacious twin bedroom for a good night's sleep
Sit around the table to enjoy a nice meal together
Enjoy the beautiful gardens
1 / 8  A perfect retreat for a quiet week away
2 / 8  Finish off the day by watching a good film with your feet up
3 / 8  A tranquil twin bedroom
4 / 8  The double room now has twin beds which can be pushed together
5 / 8  A lovely serene location
6 / 8  Spacious twin bedroom for a good night's sleep
7 / 8  Sit around the table to enjoy a nice meal together
8 / 8  Enjoy the beautiful gardens

Puckaster Cottage

Niton Undercliff, Isle of Wight
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Located at Niton Undercliff by the coast with beach and St Catherine's lighthouse within walking distance
  • Surrounded by several acres of stunning private gardens
  • Situated on the grounds of a country house whose former guests include Prince Phillip
Property code: IC099

Puckaster Cottage is situated in the grounds of Puckaster House and surrounded by six acres of garden, with lawns going down towards the sea. Prince Phillip stayed at Puckaster House on several occasions when he was learning to sail. Princess Elizabeth is also reputed to have visited. The house is approached by a long driveway and is within the village of Niton Undercliff on the south coast of the Island. It is a haven for wildlife with rabbits, badgers, foxes, pheasants and a variety of birds. The sandy beach of Ventnor is within a 15 to 20-minute drive and there is easy access to the smaller beaches and coves on the south west coast. This is also a wonderful walking area with easy access to the coastal path which extends to The Needles on the western tip of the Isle of Wight.

Puckaster Cottage is on one side of an attractive courtyard in which stand the original coach houses for the main house. It is a detached property, separated from the main house and wing by a small courtyard. The cottage is built of Island stone and dates back to the 1800s. It provides spacious accommodation for six people and has been decorated and furnished with care. Many original features have been retained including the flagstone floor in the hall. There is a large, comfortably furnished sitting room with windows overlooking the courtyard. A television with Freeview and DVD player is provided.

There are three charming bedrooms; (travel cot and high chair are available); a bathroom with shower, and a separate lavatory. The spacious kitchen has a central dining area, fitted units and a tiled floor. There is an AGA, only available for use in colder winter months, as well as an electric cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Storage heaters keep the cottage warm. Heating and electricity are free of charge. We regret it is not possible to use the wood burning stove.

There is a terrace at the rear of the cottage and from here there are views across the courtyard to the gardens and sea. (This terrace is accessed from the upper level of the cottage via the main bedroom). Visitors can also follow a path through the beautiful larger gardens of the main house to secluded areas of garden and a place where children can play games. (Please be aware that there are two ponds in the gardens, so children need to be closely supervised). One car can be parked in the garage and a second car in the adjoining courtyard. The cove of Castle Haven is only a 15-minute walk away, as is St Catherine's lighthouse. The Buddle Inn is within a five-minute walk, and within a 15-minute walk there are general stores, a post office, hardware shop, chemist, library and a doctors, plus a second public house for meals.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 2 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower, 1 separate WC
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Cot and highchair available upon request
  • Towels for hire - please request at the time of booking
  • Beach, shops and pub within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Please note there is a handrail on steps leading from the courtyard to the cottage. There are also steps leading from the halls to reception rooms and bedrooms within the cottage. For more information please contact us.
  • The wood burner is for ornamental purposes only; we regret it cannot be used
  • The Aga is for use only in the colder winter months 
  • There is no mobile phone signal at the property
  • Arrival: 15:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Adam Baker

This property is personally managed by Adam.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Camay 17th May 2024

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Not suitable for children as could fall through broken walls and half finished building to ground 20 feet below. Beware uneven steps. Kitchen very poorly equipped. Beds excellent, location great and gardens are superb. An idiosyncratic property with interesting heritage bur really does need some updating. Owner very jolly and pleasant lady.

Reviewed by Paul 7th April 2024

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We had a lovely stay here, beautiful house and grounds. Unfortunately upon arrival the third bedroom wasnt ready, there were 5 of us and the house was only made up for 2. We contacted the owner who unlocked the bedroom for us but the beds were not made up. We also paid extra for towels which were not supplied. The owner did rectify this for us.

Reviewed by Angela 22nd September 2023

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Lovely location, very quiet and secluded. A good base for exploring the IOW. It would very much benefit from a second W.C especially if it were at full capacity (sleeps 6). The main bedroom would also benefit from a king size bed rather than the small double it currently has as this is a lovely spacious room and the kitchen suffers from damp, whichRead more is such a shame as the cottage is in a great location and has a wonderful pub within walking distance which we would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Philip 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by Ian 1st September 2023

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Excellent week at Puckaster Cottage, superb location that is secluded, quiet and relaxing. Walk around gardens was beautiful and relaxing. Cottage was well equipped and comfortable with the exception of kitchen which was damp and cold during a very warm and sunny week.

Reviewed by Susan 19th May 2023

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Peace and tranquility. Great home.

Reviewed by Nicola 29th July 2022

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Beautiful old cottage with lots of character and charm. Not at all small with its high ceilings and large rooms. Its set in large picturesque grounds. Lots of lovely walks to explore on your door step although it is hilly. You'll find a light house, beach cafe and some tunnels too. There is well stocked shop in the village along with a post office Read moreand pharmacy. Hide

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