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 bright double room
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 bright double room
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
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Located at Niton Undercliff by the coast
  • Beach within walking distance
  • Surrounded by several acres of private gardens
  • Walk the coastal path which stretches as far as The Needles
  • Spot the wildlife, with rabbits, badgers, foxes, and a variety of birds
  • Situated on the grounds of a country house whose former guests include Prince Phillip
Property code: IC099

Located in the grounds of a ‘Cottage Ornee’ style house by the sea, this attractive property is perfect for those looking for tranquillity and plenty of outdoor splendour.

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; one double and two twin rooms (travel cot and high chair are available); a bathroom with a small bath and overhead 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 double 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.

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

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double and 2 twin
  • 1 bathroom - 1 shower over a small bath, 1 separate WC
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Electric and heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Cot and highchair available upon request
  • Towels for hire - please request at the time of booking
  • Regret no pets
  • Beach, shops and pub within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Please note there are steps down to the entrance of the property and steps leading up to the front door, there are also a number of cottage style steps inside, care must be taken.

This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Leonora 20th December 2019

Ideal for young and and fit people but not toddlers or babies who need carrying. Lovely location and very cosy. For six people one toilet is not enough, but appreciate it would be hard to supply this. Great as a walkers' base. Nearby facilities ezcellent.

Reviewed by Sue 29th November 2019

We chose the cottage for the location and the parking. Beautiful grounds. I was delighted to see a red squirrel and, among a variety of birds, a goldcrest! We were cold when we first arrived. The cottage is probably more comfortable in the summer months.

Reviewed by Jane 27th September 2019

The cottage is an old stone property, lots of original features, lots of steps as on multi levels. Need to be physically fit.

Reviewed by Rosemary 30th August 2019

Would have liked to have known that there were so many levels and steps - very comfortable but quite a challenge for my 19month old granddaughter - but she handled the challenge well and didnt fall at all . So many stone floors and steps !

Reviewed by Sophie 16th August 2019

This was a lovely cottage in very pretty grounds and Linda was friendly and helpful. The beds were beautifully clean and made up but there were no towels in the bathrooms, so we had to go out and buy some. We couldn't fault the location of the cottage and would highly recommend it for space and comfort.

Reviewed by Susan 26th July 2019

Puckaster Cottage is a unique and historic holiday home. We really enjoyed spending evenings in the gorgeous living room, and eating family meals at the huge kitchen table. The upper patio was perfect for an early morning coffee and the views from the bench by the lake were spectacular. In the beautiful gardens we saw woodpeckers, jays, grouse, redRead more squirrels, and lots of rabbits! For a peaceful holiday in a timeless and magical location, I can't recommend Puckaster enough. Hide

Reviewed by Katherine 14th June 2019

This is a very comfortable spacious cottage in a lovely setting. It is in a beautiful peaceful part of the island but easily accessible to many of the Isle of Wight attractions. The Buddle Inn at Niton Undercliff is close by and there is a good shop and post office which sells papers at Niton. We had a very nice time.

Reviewed by Joan 7th June 2019

Very peaceful and relaxed atmosphere. Owner friendly but respectful of our holiday. Beautiful gardens. Lovely meals at the local pub.

Reviewed by Lesley 1st June 2019

Beautiful location with great gardens to explore. If you are taking small children though there are some steep stone stairs to be negotiated.

Reviewed by Hannah 26th May 2019

Puckaster Cottage is a fantastic place. It is in the wonderful Niton with so many beautiful coastal walks and lovely pubs nearby. It is a great base to explore the island from with everything within easy reach. The host is wonderful and helpful and the gardens of the main house are stunning and open for exploration. We will definitely go back!

Reviewed by Anne 17th May 2019

The cottage was very old with stone flooring in the hall. Very spacious and felt very homely. It was comfortable and the lounge was very relaxing. The surroundings and grounds were superb,extremely quiet and peaceful. Our family from the island met us at the cottage one evening and we all went the local pub to eat " the Buddle". The owner commentedRead more on the "too ing" and "fro ing" of cars (only 2) which made me feel a little uncomfortable. Hide

Reviewed by John 22nd March 2019

The cottage is clearly an old building modified/updated for letting. The bathroom and toilet were small and unheated(the bathroom had an electric heater above the door but if you switched it on it tripped the power). The bedrooms were both very good and the larger one had a lovely private patio) The lounge was large and well heated but the TV was dRead moreifficult to use as the satellite receiver was laborious and had to be unplugged to connect and use the DVD. The kitchen was gloomy. Hide

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