Charming thatched cottage in an attractive rural setting a short drive from the coast, boasting small attractive coves and close proximity to one of Britain's most famous Victorian health resorts, Ventnor.
This traditional Grade II listed thatched cottage is situated close to the centre of the quaint rural village of Whitwell on the south east side of the island. Here, there is a great public house for meals and a lovely church. This is a fantastic walking area with a network of footpaths and trails within a few minutes walk of the cottage. These paths and bridleways extend across nearby downs and to the coast. The cottage is within a five minute drive of the coast where there are picture-postcard coves, botanical gardens and also the seaside resort of Ventnor with its beach that is ideal for paddling, swimming and fishing. It has an attractive esplanade with several places to eat and small boats come in with fresh fish which is sold on the quay. The larger, sandy beaches of Shanklin and Sandown are within a ten to fifteen minute drive.
The Barn Whitwell is semi-detached and dates back to the 17th century. It has been furnished and equipped with care to provide welcoming accommodation for six people in four bedrooms. A number of original features have been retained including beamed ceilings, a flagstone floor in the kitchen and lovely wooden floors with rugs upstairs. On the ground floor there is a tiled bathroom with a bath, hand shower, basin and WC; a fitted kitchen equipped with an electric cooker, electric hob, microwave, refrigerator with ice box, washing machine and a wonderful old pine dresser; a pleasant dining area with a pine table and chairs; a comfortable sitting room with a French door opening into the garden, with sofas and chairs, television with DVD player.
Stairs wind up from here to four charming bedrooms; two double rooms and two single rooms, plus a shower room with a built in shower, basin and W.C. Storage heating and electricity are provided without extra charge. Telephone for incoming calls plus emergency outgoing calls. A travel cot and high chair can be provided if required
The cottage has a delightful garden with a large lawn and a garden room where visitors can relax. Garden furniture is provided so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. The garden is fenced and gated, however visitors with young children should be aware that there is a stream just beyond the fenced area. One-two cars can be parked to the side of the cottage. There is a public house within five minutes walk. general stores at the nearby village of Niton and a small supermarket and a variety of shops in Ventnor.
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.