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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 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
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 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

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 is a handrail on steps leading from the courtyard to the cottage. There are also a few steps leading from the entrance hall 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 

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Barrie 17th September 2021

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Large spacious rooms - except for toilet. Would be useful to have a toilet downstairs. Very quiet location - no traffic noise. Sky at night not polluted by street lights - moon shining on sea very picturesque.

Reviewed by Roger 3rd September 2021

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No W.I very smelly property no mention of it being on three floors. No lighting working outside so very dangerous at night. Cobwebs hanging in the kitchen. The oven was a disgrace have no idea when it was last cleaned Badly needs new furniture. Would not put food in the cupboards as they too smelt Overall it was a revamp before it is let out again.Read more Have already complained to Holiday cottages awaiting their reply Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 27th August 2021

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Reviewed by Gerry 30th July 2021

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Great location and lovely old house WiFi is unreliable

Reviewed by Steve 23rd July 2021

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A good location however the property itself is dated, A strong smell of damp throughout and quite dark in places. The description gave the impression that the garden was available to the guests, which it was, but it was shared with the owners and other guests and not somewhere you could really sit out in as part of the rental. The smell of damp wasRead more initially a problem for our middle child who has sensory issues, however luckily we managed to play it down. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 16th July 2021

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A unique cottage with a lovely owner who made us feel very welcome and gave really useful tips about where to go. The grounds were wonderful and the location was excellent. Thank you.

Reviewed by ALAN 28th May 2021

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good location. character cottage but in need of refurbishment

Reviewed by Sarah 21st May 2021

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Loved this place! Location was great - incredibly quiet, but in walking distance of pubs, pizza and a really good shop. As others have mentioned, lots of stairs and probably not great for 6 people (both only having 1 bathroom but also the amount of kitchen equipment) but, as we were 2, it was perfect. Beds and settees were comfortable - always a plRead moreus! And the terrace off the main bedroom is an absolute suntrap - it was great sitting out there just hearing birds, bees and wind in the trees Hide

Reviewed by Paul 7th May 2021

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Not great for children, you would be concerned for their safety with stone floors and numerous steps. Toilet facilities are inadequate for 6 people. Great exercise for the thighs and calfs! Owner very helpful. Best for a couple.

Reviewed by Rosemary 23rd April 2021

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Reviewed by Pierre 12th April 2021

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Great property with ample space for 6 people. Freshly renovated, it offered all the comfort needed for a pleasant holiday on the island. Would definitely recommend it as value for money and reconsider booking it for ourselves in the future!

Reviewed by Michael 19th October 2020

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We had a pleasant stay at Puckaster Cottage which is just fine for those seeking solitude on the edge of nowhere. It is a quirky cottage but comfortable enough for a short stay. However it did have its drawbacks: apparently it is quite common on the Island but to us urbanites the total absence of a mobile phone signal came as a bit of a shock and pRead moreerhaps should be mentioned in the brochure description. This absence led to some anxiety about some of the safety aspects of the cottage since in t Hide

Reviewed by Jacqueline 11th September 2020

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Reviewed by Sue 28th August 2020

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Lovely cottage but steps up and down to some of the rooms could prove a problem if you have toddlers or are unsteady and have walking difficulties. Our children aged 7 and 4 with a lot of reminding managed to negotiate their way around safely.

Reviewed by Jacky 14th August 2020

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The cottage is in a lovely location of an extensive private Victorian garden with sea views - fabulous for walks, drinks in the evening and great for kids to explore. The house is very comfortable - nice spacious bedrooms including a double with a terrace. There are a few steps but only 2 floors so not as bad as some reviews say. Location is great Read morefor walks and cycling, and is in a very quiet and safe part of the island. Only one bathroom was OK for us 4, but 6 might find it a problem. Hide

Reviewed by Clare 8th July 2020

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This lovely cottage is a haven of peace. Beautifully situated with access to the private gardens of the main house with views over the sea. This lovely cottage is clean, comfortable, quiet, private and very homely. Great location for walks.We have had the perfect break and depart feeling relaxed and restored....can't wait to return.

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