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Horses can often be seen at the end of the garden
Views towards Firestone Copse
Robin Hill Country Park
Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Isle of Wight Steam Railway (Havenstreet)
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Santa Maria

Ryde (2mls SW), Isle of Wight
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning views across the rolling countryside at this relaxing island escape
  • A phenomenal mix of outdoor seating for some alfresco dining
  • An ideal retreat from which to explore the fantastic sights of the Isle of Wight
Property code: 87028

A charming cottage which nestles in the quaint village of Havenstreet, on the outskirts of Ryde, provides the perfect getaway for friends and family to explore the island.

This fabulous semi-detached home is ideally situated to visit the best sites and attractions the Isle of Wight has to offer. The south-east coast, which is closest to the property, offers an array of stunning seaside resorts including Ryde (2.5 miles) and Fishbourne (2.5 miles). Enjoy the local beaches or tuck into delicious dishes that the local restaurants and cafes have to offer. The home is also on the doorstep of some fantastic family attractions: let the children go wild at the Robin Hill Country Park (3.5 miles) or take them on the historic Isle of Wight Railway, a short walk from the house. Visitors who love outdoor pursuits will find plenty to do, exploring the extensive network of quiet country roads, footpaths, bridleways and cycle tracks that are assessable from the doorstep. And dog owners can enjoy lovely, circular walks around Firestone Copse which is the forest visible from the property’s terrace.

Upon entering the cottage, guests are greeted by a large open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with a cosy area where guests can relax in front of the wood burner after a day of adventure. The dining table folds out to seat all guests comfortably. Heading through to the well-equipped kitchen, there are all the amenities needed to cook delicious meals which can be served in the dining area or outside on the balcony. These include an electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher. Coming back through the lounge and into the hallway will provide entrances to both bedrooms and the family bathroom. The master bedroom features a king-size bed, radio and ample storage space, whilst the twin room holds two standard single beds, again with ample storage. Directly opposite the twin bedroom is the family bathroom containing a shower over the bath and WC.

This property is blessed with some outstanding outdoor space. Admiring the horses in the paddocks that back onto the long garden and watching the sun sink behind the forest and the towers of Queen Victoria’s Osbourne House is sure to delight all ages. Directly outside the property is the balcony terrace which provides comfortable outdoor seating and a dining table. Heading down the external stairway brings you to an additional wooden seating area with BBQ. Let the chef of choice cook up a storm whilst children burn some energy down on the grassed area below. The driveway contains space for one car.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Travel cot and highchair available at request
  • Smart TV, DVD, CD, iPod dock, Wii games console and selection of games and controllers, selection of books, games, toys and DVDs
  • Gate available on balcony bridge for child safety
  • Off-road parking for 1 car, plus roadside parking
  • Please note electric vehicle charging is not permitted due to insurance purposes. A nearby charging point is available at the Wightlink terminal, Fishbourne
  • Balcony dining area outside property then down a set of stairs to larger seating, BBQ and grass area
  • Secure bike storage
  • Shop 2 miles, beach 2.5 miles, and pub 0.5 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jacquelyn 24th October 2022

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Reviewed by Angela 21st October 2022

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Santa Maria was absolutely beautiful. It has such a warm and welcoming feeling. All the equipment needed to make meals were available and the level of cleanliness was 100%. We had a wonderful stay and will certainly be back!

Reviewed by Shimik 14th October 2022

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Lovely cottage, we had a relaxing stay. The kitchen was well equipped, wi fi was fine and the spare room was useful for storage. Great location and plenty of places to visit nearby, pub 2 min walk. Hope to return in the future!

Reviewed by Olivia 30th September 2022

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Just got back from our stay at Santa Maria. Great place to stay as a base while on the island. Place was spotless and clean and when we arrived there was a welcome package with tea coffee and milk in fridge as well as home made cake. Kitchen was well equipping with everything that you need. Also nice to find handwash and toilet paper on arrival so Read morehad everything we needed for our stay. Beds were extremely comfortable we had a good nights rest. Log fire was nice too. Garden and views beautiful. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 19th September 2022

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We had a great stay. Warm, comfortable, hot water, beautiful view. Thank you.

Reviewed by Luke 16th September 2022

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We had a lovely stay at this cottage. The views are fantastic and everything was provided that we might need. We were kept informed of everything prior to arrival and were even provided with a high chair and travel cot.

Reviewed by Andrew 2nd September 2022

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Lovely cottage, clean, tidy well decorated and equipped. No shops in the immeadiate village, but good choice within a few miles. Busy road outside, care needed if walking the dog, but there are local footpaths and a playing field close by. Local pub does not allow dogs inside. Welcome cake, milk and the makings a nice touch.

Reviewed by Kathleen 1st July 2022

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A very comfortable bungalow with fabulous views from the back of the building. Although there are no shops in Havenstreet there is a kiosk nearby supplying basic essentials with an honesty box. We had a very enjoyable stay and would certainly recommend.

Reviewed by Wendy 24th June 2022

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Lovely holiday home; the welcome pack with tea, coffee, milk and delicious homemade Victoria sponge was appreciated after a long journey. Good location for exploring the island. Walking the dog from the bungalow was difficult particularity in the evening, lack of footpaths directly from the bungalow and cars driving too fast through the village. SoRead moremething to consider if staying with a dog or young children. Hide

Reviewed by elizabeth 17th June 2022

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Had a lovely week at Santa Maria - loved sitting on the top deck looking out to the copse and watching the sunset . Paul the owner was great and highlighted that the red arrows would be flying over the first night we arrived - very chillin week

Reviewed by Alicia 26th May 2022

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Cottage was lovely, nice and quiet. Beautiful garden and views. Owner was great and made sure we were okay.

Reviewed by David 21st May 2022

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Santa Maria was a good base from which to see the Island. Our daughter lives in Binstead, five minutes away, so it was an ideal location for us. The views from the terrace at the back were stunning and a perfect place to enjoy a glass of something cold at the end of a busy day. We had off road parking, the bungalow was clean and well equipped and PRead moreaul was very friendly and approachable and at the end of the phone if you need anything. The welcome fruit cake was much appreciated and enjoyed Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 29th April 2022

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This is a really lovely and welcoming place to stay with beautiful views. We will definitely be back. We had an absolutely lovely week and the house was brilliant. We were made to feel so welcome which was really lovely. We have stayed in loads of cottages and there were so many positives such a really comfy bed, the welcome food, outside furnitureRead more, smart TV. Hide

Reviewed by Tim 7th April 2022

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We had a wonderful stay here with the family. Property was excellent and very well equipped. It was perfectly located for our plans that week. We came home relaxed and feeling like we had had a holiday. Our kids loved staying there and the location was perfect for our holiday plans.

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