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The Victorian seaside town of Ventnor
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20 / 20  The Victorian seaside town of Ventnor

Huish House

Ventnor, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A characterful, four storey house close to the charming town of Ventnor with beach
  • Ideal for families, keen walkers, cyclists, nature-lovers and sightseers
  • Take a walk along the picturesque coastal paths through Steephill Cove, Orchard Bay and St Catherine's Lighthouse
Property code: IC065

Located on the southeast coast of the Isle of Wight and enjoying fantastic sea views, this lovely stone and flint house is just a short walk from the centre of the charming seaside resort of Ventnor.

This lovely flint and stone house enjoys sea views from its elevated position in the seaside resort of Ventnor, on the south-east coast of the Isle of Wight. It is south facing and within walking distance of the town centre and the beach. Ventnor is an attractive seaside resort with a range of interesting shops, restaurants, public houses, wine bars and charming gardens. It has a secluded beach where swimming, paddling and fishing can be enjoyed. Fresh fish can be purchased daily from the harbour. Visitors may also enjoy strolling through Ventnor gardens and the renowned Ventnor Botanical Garden. There is a lovely coastal walk linking Ventnor with Shanklin and there are beautiful downland walks further inland. The larger sandy beaches of Sandown and Shanklin are within a ten-minute drive.

Huish House was built in 1866 by Captain Mark Huish, and stands at the end of a small terrace of similar stone and flint houses. The property provides comfortable accommodation for six people in three bedrooms and ranges over four floors. On the ground floor there is a fitted kitchen with a tiled floor, equipped with an electric double oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, coffee maker, table and chairs; a small utility area under the stairs houses the freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer; and a cloakroom with W.C. and basin.

It is on the first floor that the ancient gothic style front door provides the main access to the property. Here, there is a sitting room with sea views, a large corner sofa, wood burning stove and television with Sky Family Plus, Freeview and a Blu-Ray DVD player; a separate dining room with feature fire place. There is also a mini portable music system with radio, CD and Bluetooth speakers. Stairs then lead up to the master bedroom with a king-size bed and sea views, plus an adjacent family bathroom with a Victorian style bath on clawed feet, hand shower, walk in shower, basin and W.C.

On the fourth floor there is another double bedroom with sea views and a king-size bed, plus an attractive twin bedroom with 2ft 6ins beds for children. All of the bedrooms have wardrobes. A travel cot and high chair can be provided. Central heating and electricity are without extra charge, and Wifi internet is available.

Huish House provides a wonderful base from which to enjoy a beach holiday or to explore the island. There is a good bus service within a couple of minutes walk to take you to Ventnor centre if you prefer not to walk, or to Shanklin and Newport plus the various small villages en-route. Cars can be parked outside the property when space permits and in nearby lanes. A public house, wine bar and restaurants in the town centre are within ten minutes walk.

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

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 master with fireplace, 1 double with fireplace, 1 twin with 2ft 6ins width beds for children
  • 1 bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, walk-in shower, hand basin and WC
  • 1 ground-floor WC and hand basin
  • Electric double oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, coffee maker, toaster and kettle
  • Freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in under stairs utility space
  • Wood burner, SkyTV and Blu-ray DVD and 32 inch Smart TV in lounge
  • Feature fireplace in dining room
  • Radio/CD player in kitchen and lounge
  • Alarm clocks in each bedroom
  • Selection of games in dining room
  • Towels included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Security deposit - £100 per booking
  • Pub, wine bar, beach and restaurants in the town centre within walking distance
  • 1 dog or 2 small dogs welcome
  • Cars can be parked outside the property when space permits and in nearby lanes
  • The accommodation is arranged over 4 floors with stairs between floors

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Claire 4th September 2021

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We had a lovely holiday at Huish House in Ventnor. The house has everything you need including board games and DVDs. The beds are very comfortable and the rooms are very attractive. We had a great holiday and hope to go back there another year.

Reviewed by Darryl 14th August 2021

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Had a nice stay at Huish House & lovely holiday on Isle of Wight overall. I'd take issue with previous reviewer who questioned whether it was suitable for younger children. Our five-year-old loved climbing four flights of stairs to go to bed in the "attic". The 11-month-old was more problematic but stair gates were supplied & you'd have to keep an Read moreeye on an 11-month-old wherever you're staying! Six adults would have been a squeeze, however, as all rooms are small. Parking was an issue throughout Hide

Reviewed by Carole 31st July 2021

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Really lovely family accommodation in an excellent location. Clean, beautifully furnished and well equipped. Be aware of lots of stairs and location is right at the top of many hills - but we loved it.

Reviewed by Tessa 24th July 2021

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The cottage was charming, but in need of updating. The bathroom is lovely, but the rest of the rooms are tiny and hard to share with others without tripping over each other. The house is not suitable for families, our children are teens, but with young children it would be even harder. Steep stairs, no communal space, positioned on a fast road and Read morealthough the property accepts dogs, it has no garden space. Although we felt welcomed, it isn't an easy house for a families to holiday together. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 12th June 2021

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The house was very clean and neat. The owners had gone above and beyond to make the place covid safe. I would say that if you have mobility issues there are a lot of narrow stairs and the walk back from town is up a steep hill. That said a taxi from the sea front is under 6. The only issue for us was the lack of outside space. The area Infront of tRead morehe front door belongs to the neighbors leaving just a narrow alley way for the dog to use, with a stiff gate, on a very busy road so not ideal. Hide

Reviewed by Martin 5th June 2021

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Well equipped good base for Ventnor and surrounding area. On busy road but if that doesn't bother you, it has all you need for a holiday break - good welcome pack and information. Comfortable beds, good sitting and dining room and great bathroom.

Reviewed by Elaine 22nd May 2021

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Perfect house and location for us.

Reviewed by Annemarie 1st May 2021

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We stayed for 1 week with 2 adults and 1 dog in May 2021. Ventnor is great and you have a great beach and lots of shops at walking distance. This property is at the highest point of Ventnor, so there is a fairly steep walk back from the beach. The property is old, quirky and certainly interesting. Nice bathroom. It was clean, however, overall the cRead moreondition is a bit tired: mattress very worn f.e. Often no parking nearby: we ended up parking down a few streets away. Hide

Reviewed by Christopher 17th April 2021

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Very enjoyable stay (if you don't mind stairs!). Clean, well-equipped and with good views from the living room and two of the bedrooms. Parking nearby was sometimes problematic, and a TV in the kitchen would have been nice, but neither would deter us from staying at Huish House again.

Reviewed by Sharon 24th October 2020

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Reviewed by Dik 11th October 2020

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Great cottage with plenty of room for 6. Very well equipped kitchen and a large proper bathroom. A quality smart TV with further radios dotted about the house. Good internet and WiFi throughout. Great sea views from the top two floors. Just be aware that the property is over 4 floors with fairly steep stairs. It's also on a busy road with traffic rRead moreoaring past the house. We walked to the village for our shopping, but be aware it's a steep way down and back up (80m , 240ft). Hide

Reviewed by Craig 3rd October 2020

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Great place to stay. Nice cosy house and well placed in Ventnor

Reviewed by Mel 26th September 2020

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Everything we needed was provided for. Very comfortable bed and sofa. Sea views from every room. Fantastic location just a short (downhill) stroll to the town and beach. Bit harder to get back up the hill but a stop off at the ice cream parlour makes it easier! Great pubs with lovely food within walking distance or a short drive.

Reviewed by Stephen 12th September 2020

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This nice tall property was clean and tidy. It just needs some TLC and property management to bring it back to the standard expected of visiting guests. If things are broken, get them fixed before customers arrive.... I would recommend to a friend if all the issues are sorted and also highlight that parking is not always available - we had to park Read moreon the industrial estate up the road and my son in law received a PCN as helps partly over the double yellows. Hide

Reviewed by Vincent 29th August 2020

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Reviewed by Maureen 8th August 2020

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The cottage itself provides everything as stated in the description on the website but what I hadn't fully taken into account was the fact that the kitchen was on the ground floor so any meals you wanted to have in the dining or living room involved transporting up a narrow flight of stairs. Another slight drawback which anyone with small children Read moreshould note is that the house leads directly onto a road with moderate traffic flow and is also on a bus route. Hide

Reviewed by Oluronke 25th July 2020

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Property had been cleaned thoroughly before we arrived. The house is well-equipped and we appreciated the WiFi. However, be wary of the wide-angle photos. Apart from the bathroom, all rooms are smaller than they appear on the website. Our family of two children and two adults could not sit comfortably together in the living room. There is no outdooRead morer space at all. The house opens on to a busy road with buses and cars going past at speed. We did enjoy the glorious sea views. Hide

Reviewed by Matthew 9th October 2019

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Excellent house with everything you need whilst away. Nice quiet area, the road is near but not lots of traffic. Comfortable bed and lovely sea views. Handy bus stops just out side, easy way to see the island. Yes there are lots of steps, but it is a house over 4 floors.

Reviewed by Patricia 21st September 2019

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Reviewed by Simon 7th September 2019

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