An attractive Victorian residence
One of the smart and contemporary sitting rooms
A further bright and modern living space
A stunning place to cook
A bright room to lay your head with feature fireplace
Step out onto the terrace from this king sized bedroom
A light and comfortable twin room
A modern space to dine
A freestanding bath to relax in
Uplifting decor and furnishings
A sleek wet room
A courtyard with notes from the Mediterranean
Beautiful views towards the sea
1 / 13  An attractive Victorian residence
2 / 13  One of the smart and contemporary sitting rooms
3 / 13  A further bright and modern living space
4 / 13  A stunning place to cook
5 / 13  A bright room to lay your head with feature fireplace
6 / 13  Step out onto the terrace from this king sized bedroom
7 / 13  A light and comfortable twin room
8 / 13  A modern space to dine
9 / 13  A freestanding bath to relax in
10 / 13  Uplifting decor and furnishings
11 / 13  A sleek wet room
12 / 13  A courtyard with notes from the Mediterranean
13 / 13  Beautiful views towards the sea

Etchings Cottage

Ventnor, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Delightful semi-detached cottage sleeping six guests
  • Beautifully styled, brightly furnished accommodation with thoughtful attention to detail
  • Spacious three-storey property with two separate lounges
  • Attractive terraced garden offering views across the town to the sea
  • Located in the seaside resort of Ventnor on the Isle of Wight’s south coast
  • Just a short walk from the town’s sandy beach with its sea-front shops and cafes
Property code: IC047

Charming Victorian property offering bright and stylish accommodation for six, enjoying a fantastic location just a short walk from the seafront and beach in the resort of Ventnor.

This stylish town house stands in a prime location, close to the centre of the Victorian seaside resort of Ventnor and is within a five minute walk of the golden beach where swimming, paddling and boating can be enjoyed. Ventnor has a variety of boutique style shops with a variety of restaurants and wine bars. There are also coffee shops and specialists in local produce. On the seafront, fresh fish including lobster and crab can be purchased. There are wonderful walks along the coastal path from here to the hamlet of Steep Hill Cove and Ventnor Botanical Garden. Eastwards, the path extends through Bonchurch and follows a rural route to the larger seaside resort of Shanklin.

Etchings is an elegant Victorian house dating back to 1890 which extends over three floors. The house has been furnished and equipped with the greatest care to provide charming accommodation of a high standard. Two impressive palm trees stand beside the front door which provides access to the middle level of the house. Here there are two separate sitting areas in which to relax with feature fireplaces - one with an oriental feel and the second with a sofa, comfortable seats and smart television. On this floor there is also a twin bedroom and a cloakroom with a W.C and basin.

Stairs lead down to a charming dining room; an under stairs closet providing useful storage for coats, boots and shoes; a spacious fitted kitchen equipped with an electric cooker and gas hob with five burners, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher and striking Javanese dresser; a separate utility room with washing machine/dryer and second sink.

On the upper floor of the house there are a further two bedrooms - a master bedroom with a king-size bed, walk in wardrobe and French doors which open onto a terrace with access to upper levels of the garden; a second double bedroom, also with king size bed; a spacious bathroom with a Victorian style bath, hand shower, basin and W.C, plus a separate fully tiled wet room. A travel cot and high chair can also be made available by agreement. WiFi internet, central heating and electricity, bed linen and towels are provided without extra charge.

Etchings has a sunny courtyard with garden furniture which opens out from the kitchen. There is a terrace accessed from the master bedroom, which leads to the upper reaches of the property where a small private rock garden offers views across the town to the sea. Pebbled with a raised decking area and with a variety of shrubs and trees, deck chairs and seating are available to enjoy the sun. (Children do need to be closely supervised in the garden as there are different levels and some unfenced drops). Driveway parking for a medium sized car is available in front of the house, although please note that access is narrow. There is a public car park at the other end of Marlborough Road, a one minute walk from Etchings. Tourist Parking Permits can be purchased via PaybyPhone in 2,3,4,7 and 14 day chunks, offering excellent value as they also cover the majority of public car parks across the whole island. Regular bus service, public house restaurants and cafes, post office and two supermarkets are all within a two/three minutes walk.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom and 1 wetroom
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washer/dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 1 medium-sized car, plus additional public car park locally
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 medium sized dog welcome (not permitted in the bedrooms)
  • Pub, shops, and beach within walking distance
  • Smart TV

This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Patrick 20th September 2019

The house was wonderful, one of the best we have stayed in. It is on a very quiet street with no traffic, but 100 m away from the Ventnor town centre (probably the nicest town in IOW). The house is done up with style and everything is provided, The house is charming over 3 floors, with the kitchen in the basement, sitting room on the ground floor pRead morelus twin bed room and 2 double bedrooms upstairs. Another delight is the patio up above and behind the house, where you can sit and look at the sea. Hide

Reviewed by Vicki 13th September 2019

The location is super The beds so comfy Lots of stairs

Reviewed by J 14th June 2019

Spacious, picturesque cottage in excellent location, quiet yet having easy access to Ventnor town.Good stylish decor. Well equipped kitchen and dining room with access to inner courtyard. Lovely large double bedroom on top floor with access to high terrace, and 2 further nicely decorated bedrooms.Property is on 3 floors with kitchen and dining roomRead more in the basement. Access to them is by narrowish stairs which could be a problem for the less nimble! Hide

Reviewed by George 7th June 2019

The house is in a perfect location in Ventnor, just a few minutes walk from the shops, restaurants, sea front etc. The parking right outside is a little tight but was never a problem, the neighbour was always considerate. The house is so quiet, I slept very well. There was everything we needed in the kitchen and elsewhere, the welcome gifts were muRead morech appreciated. The information pack was very helpful. Everything from booking, paying, picking up the keys to departure was super smooth. Hide

Reviewed by Rozanne 26th April 2019

Comfy, stylish and well equipped in a perfect location

Reviewed by Loraine 5th April 2019

We had a wonderful week at Etchings helped of course by decent weather. The location is terrific for going to the town and beach without needing a car. There is plenty of room in the house for lots of people which is a bonus if you need it and having the balcony and rooftop level garden is also a plus. It was also surprisingly quiet which we did noRead moret expect as there is a public car park a short distance away.All in all a lovely holiday cottage Hide

Reviewed by Aaron 23rd November 2018

Loved the property had everything we needed, close to all aminaties could not fault it at all.

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An attractive Victorian residence
One of the smart and contemporary sitting rooms
A further bright and modern living space
A stunning place to cook
A bright room to lay your head with feature fireplace
Step out onto the terrace from this king sized bedroom
A light and comfortable twin room
A modern space to dine
A freestanding bath to relax in
Uplifting decor and furnishings
A sleek wet room
Show 1 moreA courtyard with notes from the Mediterranean


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