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Sea Shells By The Beach Cottage

Bonchurch, Isle of Wight
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
VE 5 star Gold
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Wonderfully light and welcoming seaside holiday cottage
  • Close to the village of Bonchurch with an 11th century church and excellent restaurant
  • Charmingly decorated with a luxurious seaside theme
  • Stunning far-reaching sea views from many rooms and garden
  • Relaxed atmosphere makes it an idyllic seaside resort
  • Just a few paces from the sandy beach
Property code: IC112

This stylish seaside cottage is wonderfully located a few steps from Bonchurch beach. With a short walk to the coastal path or into the village centre, it’s the perfect retreat.

This delightful property is superbly situated beside the sea at Bonchurch, a small seaside hamlet with a sandy beach at low tide. There are open sea views from the property which stands adjacent to the promenade. The centre of the village of Bonchurch is within a five-minute walk and here, there is a large pond, an 11th century church and excellent restaurant. A Gastro Pub in upper Bonchurch is within a 15-minute walk. Bonchurch has a peaceful air and perhaps for this reason was popular with writers and poets in Victorian times. A pleasant 20-minute walk along the level ground of the promenade leads you through Wheelers Bay to the small seaside of resort of Ventnor, with its larger beach cafes, restaurants and shops. The coastal path eastwards from Bonchurch provides a scenic walk through the rural hamlet of Luccombe to the larger seaside resort of Shanklin, an hour's walk.

Sea Shells by the Beach is the wing of Sea Shell House and has recently been renovated to a high standard to provide beautiful accommodation for six people in three bedrooms. The accommodation is comprised of a large open-plan living area with open sea views through floor to ceiling windows, and with patio doors opening into the garden, large sofas, a wall mounted flat screen Smart television/Freesat/Blu-ray DVD; a dining area with a circular table where meals can be enjoyed with views of the sea; a well-equipped kitchen with fitted units, a range style cooker with a gas hob including a wok facility, and a double electric oven, a fridge freezer, dishwasher and a central island with breakfast bar; (a washing machine and tumble dryer are also provided); a fully tiled bathroom with bath, overhead shower, basin and WC; a separate shower room with a built in shower, basin and WC.

There are also three charming bedrooms; a double bedroom with a super-king sized bed and lovely sea views, with French doors opening on to the terrace with a table and chairs; a double bedroom also with a super-king sized bed and a French door offering glimpses of the sea - this door gives direct access to the terrace and garden; a twin bedroom. There is a plentiful amount of wardrobe space and a French style single day bed in the sitting room area. A travel cot and high chair can also be provided. An iPod and Bluetooth dock are provided, and WiFi Internet connection is available.

The property has a private walled and fenced garden with open sea views. Garden furniture is provided so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. Steps lead down from the garden to give direct access to the promenade. Two cars can be parked in a shared drive and from here, there is a private entrance to the wing which is on one level. Visitors can also directly access the beach by walking down the lane from the drive.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • Sleeps 6+1
  • 3 bedrooms - 2 king-size, 1 twin
  • Additional day bed available for an additional charge
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and a WC, 1 shower room with shower and a WC
  • Range cooker with a gas hob, double electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen included
  • Off-road parking for two cars on shared driveway
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome by arrangement
  • Short walk to pub and shops
  • TV/DVD in living area

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
5
Overall equipment
5
Overall comfort
5
Overall location
5

Reviewed by Denise 27th October 2018

If we could leave 6 stars we would! The house and location was perfect in every way, with everything we could wish in the house and more besides. Annabelle the owner is the most wonderful host, from the cupcakes on arrival to puppy sitting our Labrador! The views from the house were beyond beautiful, absolutely stunning location! We honestly did noRead moret want to leave! Hide

Reviewed by Mrs E Dalton

THANK YOU XXXXX Thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful holiday house. We had a fantastic time. We'll definitely be back! Love Emma, Ross, Lilia, Jill , Alan and Monty XXX

Reviewed by Mr & Mrs Lipscombe

Thank you for all that you (and your team) have done to make this nostalgic visit to our "roots" such a success. We have just loved the location and have appreciated all your hard work, dedication and attention to detail which makes this place so special.

Reviewed by Miss N Cheek

Thank you so much wonderful hostess as always. Wonderful stay and such a beautiful place. We will return again. Love Nicki and the boys and dogs X

Reviewed by Mr N Sleep

A wonderfully relaxing holiday in Annabelle's beautiful beach house. It's impossible to tire of the stunning views-look out for the seal, he made several appearances whilst we were here! We explored much of the Island- Cowes and Yarmouth were our favourite -The Coast Bar in Cowes is fabulous for food but you need to book. Swimming at Ventnor is loRead morevely ,as are the ice creams! Thank you for a gorgeous hols-the 5 star rating is most definitely deserved. Much love ,The Sleep Family. West Sussex. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs L Earl

Really lovely week by the sea. Very comfortable accommodation-thank you Annabelle. We enjoyed Sea Shells by the Beach and it's great location and lovely facilities. Lovely meals at home with a choice of tables inside and out,all with a sea view! Strolled into Ventnor for ice creams and fish and chips. Enjoyed a great visit to Osborn House. Lovely dRead morerive across the Downs to Culver-great views. Tasty meals in Sandown and Shanklin on the beachfront.Enjoyed a trip over to Bembridge and Seaview. Fun watching all the boats and activity there. Great swimming and beach fun at Bonchurch. Also butterfly and seal spotting and watching the world go by. Thank you for a delightful week Hide

Reviewed by Mrs L Fawcett

Annabelle, thank you for a lovely stay in a lovely place!Lovely lady. We will be back. We ALWAYS stay in the UK and THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL, CLEAN AND LUXURIOUS PLACE WE HAVE EVER STAYED . This place has the WOW factor and lives up to and beyond the information on the website. For visitors Cowes -shopping and food Yarmouth -quaint and nice shopsRead more Bonchurch Inn- So friendly , looks a bit shabby but so worth the uphill walk!! Annabelle , you're a perfect host Thanks again Laura and Colin xxx Hide

Reviewed by Mrs J Hopwood

we don't want to go home! Thank you for all your help Annabelle. The house is beautiful and very well equipped. What a fantastic view.We hope to return next year with two more family members as I know they would love it. Thanks again Annabelle Judith

Reviewed by Irene & Paul

We came to "Sea Shells by the Beach" with our little scmoodle-Molly-to celebrate a special day/date. Our 30 years anniversary of being together. Little did we know how very special it would turn out to be. Sea Shells by the Beach is incredible and to top it all, the weather this week was amazing. However, the main reason it was so special is becausRead moree of your attention to detail. The cake,fairy lights,wine and even a lovely bottle of champagne for our special day. Thank you for making our week absolutely unforgettable. We will definitely be returning. Thank you so much love from Irene , Paul and Molly -dog XXX Hide

Reviewed by Judy & Graham

We can only echo what everyone else has written about their experiences of Sea Shells by the Beach. What a lovely place to spend a week by the sea; a view to die for. . Clean, charming, comfortable and well equipped. Thank you so much Annabelle. Judy and Graham Smith

Reviewed by Adams Family

We travelled from the South of Scotland for this sea side location.Weather has been really good and very hot on a couple of days.Have walked the coastal path from Bonchurch and covered Shanklin, Sandown and Bembridge Down. Nice walk from here to Ventnor along the promenade. The house deserves it's 5 star rating with everything thought of.We've selfRead more catered for many years and this is as good as it gets. Really pleased to have properly organised recycling as it is here. Roger and family and Bryn (small four legged family member), Roxburghshire. Hide

Reviewed by Susan & Colin

Thank you for your warm welcome to this lovely area of the Island. Sea Shells is indeed a special place and we have loved every minute of being here. The view is superb and the accommodation perfect. There is always lots to do on the Island but it has been difficult to tear ourselves away from just sitting with a good book, a glass of wine, Radio 3Read more and the mesmerising sea view !! Thank you for the tasty carrot cake and the wonderful roses. They lasted the whole week. It was lovely meeting you Annabelle and I am sure we shall be seeing you again! Best wishes Susan and Colin Hide

Reviewed by Vicky Chadwick September 2017

Lovely place right by the sea, nice and relaxing place with everything thought of. Highly recommend

Reviewed by Paul Woolcott July 2017

Seashells is even better than we expected from the pictures. Very large and comfortable living area. The whole accommodation was spotless and welcoming. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Colin Pugh July 2017

A fantastic getaway was had by all of us in this lovely secluded setting. The accommodation was very well kept, clean and spacious. We had a wonderful time and will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Shirley Hall December 2016

an excellent and relaxing holiday Annabelle so welcoming a beautiful and spacious holiday home could have stayed forever looking at the breathtaking view from the lounge sofa.

Reviewed by Angela Thompson September 2016

Thoroughly recommend Sea Shells. Having the ocean so close all the time is wonderful. Very quiet location. Every detail in the cottage is perfect.

Reviewed by Carole Bailey June 2016

Seashells by the Beach and the location,were perfect, the cottage was beyond our expectation and Annabelle was very welcoming and really deserves the five star rating, we certainly hope to return.

Reviewed by Malcolm Campbell June 2016

A thoroughly enjoyable two week holiday in an impressive seaside accommodation. Annabelle, the owner ensured our stay ran smoothly. Her high standards were reflected in the property. Thank you.

Reviewed by Hayley Bennett April 2016

We had a great long weekend at Sea Shells by the Beach. A fantastic place, very clean and well equipped. Perfect location. And the views... well... There was plenty of room for us (6 adults and a collie dog). We had a great time and will return!

Reviewed by Mark Vine August 2015

Sea Shells by the Beach is a fantastic retreat in a great location. The moment you step into the property you just feel relaxed and we never tired of the stunning sea view in the lounge. Best holiday EVER and genuinely sad to leave. Thank you Annabelle

Reviewed by Linda Percival April 2015

Best place we've stayed. Lovely house, brilliant sea view, dog friendly, warm welcome (with cupcakes too!). We would stay here again any time.

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Location

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