View towards this delightful cottage
Relax by the woodburner in the cosy lounge
An attractive kitchen with a butler style sink and door to the garden
The comfortable and charming double bedroom
The perfectly quaint single bedroom
Freshen up in the modern shower room
A pretty spot to sit out and enjoy the surroundings
Lovely and tranquil gardens
1 / 8  View towards this delightful cottage
2 / 8  Relax by the woodburner in the cosy lounge
3 / 8  An attractive kitchen with a butler style sink and door to the garden
4 / 8  The comfortable and charming double bedroom
5 / 8  The perfectly quaint single bedroom
6 / 8  Freshen up in the modern shower room
7 / 8  A pretty spot to sit out and enjoy the surroundings
8 / 8  Lovely and tranquil gardens

Vestry Cottage

St Lawrence, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming Grade II listed cottage sleeping three guests in two bedrooms
  • A delightfully well-maintained period cottage, with attractive original features
  • Pretty garden with terraced seating areas, offering secluded outdoor space
  • Located in the small seaside hamlet of St Lawrence, a short distance outside Ventnor
  • Excellent location on the Isle of Wight’s south coast, with easy access to numerous beaches
  • Ideally situated for enjoying coastal walks and visiting the Botanic Gardens in Ventnor
Property code: IC163

Delightful Grade II listed cottage dating from the 15th century, offering attractive period-style accommodation for three guests, located in the quiet hamlet of St Lawrence on the Isle of Wight’s south coast.

This pretty stone cottage is attractively situated in a quiet lane in the coastal hamlet of St Lawrence, on the South East coast of the Island. There are several idyllic coves nearby - Steephill Cove is perhaps the favourite. The beach and coastal resort of Ventnor is within a five-minute drive. Here, swimming, paddling, fishing and a variety of entertainments can be enjoyed. There are a number of shops, public houses and great places to eat including a Michelin Star restaurant. The larger beaches of Shanklin and Sandown are within a 10 to 15 minute drive, and there is also easy access to the south west side of the island - another area of dramatic coastline and also a wonderful walking area. The rocky beach of Woody Bay is within an eight-minute walk of the cottage.

Vestry Cottage dates back to the 15th Century and is a Grade II listed building standing in An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This quaint, semi-detached cottage provides comfortable accommodation for three people in two bedrooms. It has been furnished and equipped with great care and many original features have been retained - including wooden beams, the beautiful doorway and pretty windows. The accommodation is all on one level.

There is an open-plan fitted kitchen which has been newly equipped. This has hard wood work tops, a Belfast sink, cooker, induction hob, microwave, slim line dishwasher, washer dryer and fridge freezer. There is a small dining area in the kitchen and a separate sitting room with a comfortable sofa and chairs, a flat screen TV with Sky Q and DVD player, as well as a warming wood burning stove, a beamed ceiling and wooden shutters on the windows. There is a shower room equipped with a built in shower, basin and WC; two bedrooms - one double room, and one single room with a shorter bed suitable for a child - 6ft in length. A travel cot and high chair can be provided. WiFi internet is available. Electricity and central heating are provided at no extra charge up to temperatures of 22 degrees. If higher temperatures are required additional heating charges apply at cost price.

The cottage has a pretty English Country style garden which is largely paved, and is walled and gated. Garden furniture and a barbecue are provided so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. The sea can be glimpsed from the drive where there is parking for one car. An additional car could be parked in the quiet lane. Nearby places to visit include Ventnor Botanical Gardens, The Isle of Wight Glass Studio, St Catherine's Lighthouse and Blackgang Adventure Park.

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.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 single
  • Shower room with shower and WC
  • TV/DVD with Sky channels
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen included
  • Electricity and central heating are provided at no extra charge up to temperatures of 22 degrees. If higher temperatures are required additional heating charges apply at cost price.
  • 2 dogs welcome by arrangement, at an additional charge (must be kept out of the bedrooms and off the furniture)
  • £100 security deposit payable prior to arrival
  • Off-road parking for 1 car, plus additional roadside parking
  • Pub and shops 2 miles, beach 8-minute walk
  • Maximum of 3 guests including infants

This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Maureen 27th April 2019

A cosy, quaint cottage, fully equipped. a lovely garden to relax in after a busy day out.

Reviewed by Paul 23rd March 2019

Great cottage in a quiet location with a nice garden. We were very lucky with the weather but would have been comfortable if we had stayed in front of the fire reading. Well equipped and the welcome hamper was very much appreciated as was the phone call from the owner to check everything was okay. Some good walks direct from the cottage including WRead moreoody Bay and the cliff top walk to Steephill Cove Hide

Reviewed by Keith 9th March 2019

Very nice location. In an excellent part of the island. Close to Ventnor where there is excellent eating local shops and some great pubs. Very central for going out to tour the island with good walks on the door step.

Reviewed by John 11th January 2019

This was a really comfortable cottage for our winter break. It is well equipped and the owner added a large basket of goodies, fresh bread, cakes, etc which was very generous. Never known anything like that before in a self catering holiday! It was warm and the bed very comfortable. Wi fi too. Botanic gardens a short drive away and well located forRead more the best of the Island ...the south west. Hide

Reviewed by Andy November 2018

Lovely cottage - so cosy and well presented. Loved the garden. Thanks for the generous welcome basket.

Reviewed by Alan October 2018

Lovely, homely cottage. Thanks for the goodies waiting for us when we arrived. Fantastic weather for our daily beach walks and then back to relax in front of the fire. We all had a wonderful stay.

Reviewed by Kimberley October 2018

A wonderful warm welcome, lights on and fire lit, set the tone to this lovely cottage. The welcome hamper was so thoughtful and much appreciated.

Reviewed by John and Pam September 2018

Beautiful, well-appointed cottage. Thank you for the welcome food. Lovely local walks along coastal path and Woody Bay. The garden was very pretty and peaceful to relax in. Many thanks.

Reviewed by Sarah August 2018

We have had a lovely time staying here, felt at home straight away. Enjoyed relaxing in the garden after busy days exploring the island. Thanks for the refresh and more treats at the start of our second week, it was much appreciated.

Reviewed by Eileen Pearce October 2017

Lovely cottage, beautifully decorated/furnished. Loved the garden and seating areas. Peaceful and fabulous views of sea from the old church nearly opposite, plenty of red squirrels nearby.

Reviewed by Susan Alexander July 2017

Fantastic cottage and garden. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Kevin Ward January 2017

Beautiful cottage and charming location. We visited mid-November in extreme weather, but the cottage was toasty warm. It had all that we needed. Thank you for sharing the Vestry with us.

Reviewed by Alan Rowe December 2016

The cottage was wonderful, in fact I tried to book same week next year but it was taken.

Reviewed by Sue Whear December 2016

A beautiful cottage in a quiet location. It was perfect

Reviewed by Marina De Smith September 2016

Very beautiful cottage which could be straight out of "Homes & Gardens" magazine. Stunning spot for lovely walks. Found a fabulous farm shop nearby. The Vestry was glorious!

Reviewed by Brian August 2016

My wife and i visited Vestry cottage in June 2016, we found to really beautiful. Its in such a lovely position, we found a couple of great walks to steephill cove, about 30 mins it was so peacefull, 5 star.

Reviewed by Duncan Reid July 2016

The cottage is charming and works well.

Reviewed by Nikky Godfrey May 2016

A delightful haven tucked away in sleepy St Lawrence, a world away from the hustle and bustle of mainland life. Beautifully decorated interiors and a welcoming courtyard with plenty of quiet places to sit and listen to the birdsong. Fabulous walks from the door step, an absolute idyllic break!

Reviewed by Sharon Evans April 2016

Delightful, cosy cottage with a very pretty garden.

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