Located in the heart of Bonchurch within a short walk of the coastal path
Put your feet up in the lounge and watch some television
The light kitchen is well equipped
Sit around the table for a nice meal or enjoy one of the books on offer
Let the fresh air in with the door open onto the front courtyard
This ground floor twin room opens onto the front courtyard
A tranquil double bedroom is positioned on the first floor
A cosy single bedroom on the first floor
Relax in a hot bubble bath
Sit together for breakfast overlooking the walled courtyard
Sit out in the garden and enjoy the fresh air and privacy
1 / 11  Located in the heart of Bonchurch within a short walk of the coastal path
2 / 11  Put your feet up in the lounge and watch some television
3 / 11  The light kitchen is well equipped
4 / 11  Sit around the table for a nice meal or enjoy one of the books on offer
5 / 11  Let the fresh air in with the door open onto the front courtyard
6 / 11  This ground floor twin room opens onto the front courtyard
7 / 11  A tranquil double bedroom is positioned on the first floor
8 / 11  A cosy single bedroom on the first floor
9 / 11  Relax in a hot bubble bath
10 / 11  Sit together for breakfast overlooking the walled courtyard
11 / 11  Sit out in the garden and enjoy the fresh air and privacy

Hadfield Cottage

Bonchurch, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Gorgeous stone cottage sleeping seven guests in four bedrooms
  • Located in an attractive courtyard in the grounds of Winterbourne House, former residence of Charles Dickens
  • Period property with attractive well-maintained original features
  • Enclosed courtyard garden and additional patio terrace provide plenty of space for outdoor leisure time
  • Positioned by the coastal path which leads to the dog friendly beaces of Bonchurch, just 0.5 miles outside the popular town of Ventnor
  • Situated within a five-minute walk of the village beach, a peaceful alternative to neighbouring Ventnor
Property code: IC057

Former residence of Charles Dickens and his family: an attractive period cottage offering accommodation for seven guests situated in the pretty seaside village of Bonchurch on the Isle of Wight’s south coast.

Hadfield Cottage is situated in the historic village of Bonchurch and is less than five minutes walk down to the sea. This coastal village enjoys a wonderful air of tranquillity with its traditional stone cottages, 11th century church and pretty village pond; home to ducks, moorhens and carp. A public house and restaurant are within a five minutes walk. This is a great walking area with a beautiful section of the island coastal path linking Bonchurch with Luccombe and Shanklin. It is a pleasant 20-minute stroll to the popular Victorian resort town of Ventnor. From here, the coastal path continues to Steephill Cove and the renowned Ventnor Botanical Gardens.

This traditional stone cottage nestles within a private walled garden in the grounds of Winterbourne, the Georgian house occupied by Charles Dickens and his family in 1849. It was here that the author wrote five chapters of his novel, David Copperfield. Hadfield Cottage is well appointed and provides comfortable accommodation in four bedrooms. It is furnished in a traditional style and is centrally heated. Upstairs, there is a charming double bedroom and single bedroom, plus a bathroom with a bath, hand shower, basin and WC.

On the ground floor there are another two lovely bedrooms - a double room with French doors which open onto a patio and garden, and an attractive twin bedroom. There is a tiled shower room with a walk in shower, basin and WC; a spacious open-plan living room with comfortable sofas and chairs, television with Freeview and DVD player, and windows overlooking the front garden and sunny rear patio garden to the historic Undermount, once the home of Queen Victoria's Lady in Waiting. A pleasant dining area is adjacent to the sitting room along with a split-level fitted kitchen equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer and breakfast area beside the window. A washing machine/tumble dryer are also provided in separate utility area. (Please be aware that there are internal steps in the property). Heating and electricity are without extra charge. Telephone and WiFi internet are available, and a highchair and wooden cot can be provided.

Hadfleld Cottage has a large walled courtyard garden at the front of the cottage which is completely enclosed. This is a gravelled area with extensive flower beds and a patio area with garden furniture. There is also a sunny paved terrace at the rear of the cottage with a garden table and chairs which can be accessed via a Dutch door. Private space for parking two cars is available just outside of the walled courtyard in the drive of Winterbourne. There is a regular bus service within a ten-minute uphill walk. For Christmas, there are decorations and a Christmas tree provided.

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.

  • 4 bedrooms - 2 double, 1 twin, and 1 single
  • First-floor bathroom with bath, handheld shower, and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower and WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen, heating, and electric included
  • Towels available to hire 
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • £150 security deposit payable prior to arrival
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Pub, shops, and beach within walking distance
  • Up to 3 children welcome

This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Arindam 5th July 2019

Great property, walking distance to Bonchurch and Ventnor, well equipped and quiet/private.

Reviewed by Carole 7th June 2019

Comfortable cottage in a lovely location, well equipped.... appreciated the sharp knives to help with the cooking!

Reviewed by Vikki 3rd May 2019

This is a really lovely house and the lay out of the house was great for our set up. We had a very comfortable stay. There are some mild recommendations that would make the stay nicer which I have given to the owner but nothing that would change my mind about staying. The location of this house is beautiful and is a short but steep walk to the coasRead moret. It's a great base to explore the rest of the Island with local supermarkets etc a short drive away. Hide

Reviewed by Hayley 26th April 2019

A really lovely ,cottage in a nice quiet location with easy access to the coast and nearby towns and attractions.

Reviewed by Janet Fletcher May 2018

Lovely comfortable cottage, well equipped with everything we needed. Good 'healthy' walk down to the sea.

Reviewed by Johannes Warbeck October 2017

It was a LOVELY place in a lovely and very special location. We had a great time in the cottage. Thank you!

Reviewed by Jennifer Clarke July 2017

would be happy to use this cottage again was comfortable and close to the coast path

Reviewed by Lesley Kolaj December 2016

Hadfield cottage was simply lovely . Comfortable and homely. The gardens are wonderful and the owners are really helpful

Reviewed by Alan Willmott September 2016

A delightful property in a lovely setting. The owners are very friendly and helpful. A great holiday overall.

Reviewed by David Buckley September 2016

Enjoyed our holiday on the Isle of Wight.

Reviewed by Paul Coleman July 2016

Lovely cottage in great location. Very welcoming and helpful owners , we were sad to leave.

Reviewed by David Caldecourt November 2015

Warm welcome. Warm comfortable cottage. Quiet and peaceful. Easy walk to sea. Will book again.

Reviewed by Gordon Dunn October 2015

Hadfield Cottage proved to be an ideal choice for us. and the welcoming pack of shortbread and tea was welcomimg. The hosts were friendly, welcoming and helpful. We are considering a return visit.

Reviewed by Georgena Baker September 2015

A delightful experience, it was so well equipped, every comfort considered, and the peaceful remote location was pleasantly surprising. The weather was very unkind and it was such a relief to come "home" after a wet day. Anne and Scott were so helpful and welcoming. Would be happy to revisit.

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