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Western Lines Cottage

Ventnor, Isle of Wight
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Lovely detached property in a tucked away position offering sea views from many of the rooms
  • Spacious balcony and attractive garden, offering plenty of space to relax and play in privacy
  • Fantastic location above the pretty beach at Steephill Cove and just outside the seaside town of Ventnor
Property code: IC169

Bright, light-filled detached property enjoying a fantastic elevated location overlooking Steephill Cove on the Isle of Wight’s south coast and offering contemporary-style accommodation for eight guests.

Western Lines enjoys panoramic coastal views from almost every room. It is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the south east coast of the Island, an area renowned for its mild climate. The house stands just above the charming fishing village of Steephill Cove, a place often written about in magazines due to its simplicity and tranquillity, plus its excellent fish restaurant and cafe. Here, meals can be enjoyed in the summer whilst watching children playing in the rock pools and swimming in the sea, which is only a stones throw away. The fact that this picture-postcard cove can only be accessed by foot only adds to its attraction. The small seaside resort of Ventnor is within an enjoyable 20-minute walk of the house, and the larger seaside resorts of Sandown and Shanklin are only a ten-minute drive away. Here, there are long sandy beaches which gently slope into the water, children's play parks and a variety of more lively entertainments.

Western Lines is a secluded, detached property with spacious, light and airy rooms. In order to take full advantage of the spectacular sea views, the main living accommodation is upstairs. Here, there is an open-plan room with a fitted kitchen offering an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. (A washing machine and tumble dryer are housed in the garage). There is a sitting area with large picture windows overlooking the sea, furnished with a sofa and chairs, plus a 50 inch Smart television with a selection of Sky Q channels. A glazed door opens from the sitting room on to a large balcony where visitors can relax in the sunshine and enjoy meals whilst watching the boats. On this upper floor there is also a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom containing a bath, overhead shower, W.C. and basin.

On the ground floor there are three spacious bedrooms - one double room and two twin rooms, one twin room has a TV. A travel cot and high chair can be provided if required. There is a W.C. on this floor and a separate shower room with a built in shower and basin. The house has been furnished and equipped with care to provide attractive and comfortable accommodation for eight people in a truly wonderful location.

The house has a pretty garden with lawns and shrubs. There is a fenced area with a lawn where visitors can relax and children can play games. To the side of the house, a few steps lead to a lower lawn with garden furniture. Two cars can be parked in the drive at the front of the house. Western Lines is within a five-minute stroll of Ventnor Botanical Garden where there is a cafe for light meals and teas. Even closer, is the cricket pavilion where a drink can be enjoyed at the bar overlooking the green. Public transport and shops are within a 20 minutes walk. There are nearby historic sites to be enjoyed such as Carisbrooke Castle and Osborne House - the Island home of Queen Victoria; entertainments for children at the seaside resorts, plus Blackgang Chine Adventure Park, Robin Hill County Park, Amazon World Zoo Park; sailing and boating activities; the steam railway; fishing lakes at Whitwell; golf courses at Freshwater, Sandown and Cowes and great restaurants with AA rosettes at Ventnor, Bonchurch, Yarmouth and Seaview.

  • 4 bedrooms - 2 doubles and 2 twins
  • Shower room with shower and separate WC on the ground floor
  • En-suite bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC to the first-floor double room
  • 50 inch Smart TV with Sky Q channels in lounge & 32 inch TV in one of the downstairs twin bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in the garage
  • Towels included
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Regret no pets
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Pub and beach within walking distance, shop 1 mile
  • Steep access road which leads to the driveway
  • Please note that the departure time is 9am for Western Lines Cottage and not 10am
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John 10th December 2022

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Reviewed by Catherine 10th September 2022

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The house gives good views overlooking the sea and Ventnor is the best seaside place to stay. The house is well equipped with all you will need. We found we were able to reach anywhere on the island within thirty five minutes. Just a few minutes walk away are the fantastic Botanic gardens and walk down towards the coast past the cricket club and yoRead moreu will find the amazing Steephill Cove. You can walk along the coastal path to Ventnor. Isle of Wight is definitely worth visiting, lots to see n do. Hide

Reviewed by Sue 3rd September 2022

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The house is in a lovely location, the views and the thundering noise of the sea is gorgeous! The property is very clean and offers good accommodation. We would love to stay again.

Reviewed by David 27th August 2022

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Western Lines is the best-equipped property we have visited. Listening to the sound of the sea from the balcony was very relaxing. We very much enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Karen 20th August 2022

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Comfortable accommodation with beautiful view of the coastline.

Reviewed by Tahbira 6th August 2022

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This is a beautiful property, with stunning views from every room. The house was spacious, clean and comfortable, easily accommodated our group of 8. The kitchen was well equipped, and we enjoyed many breakfasts/dinners with a sea view. The balcony is an added bonus, lovely to relax on after long day at the beach/site seeing. Cyndy the housekeeper Read moreis wonderful, she was available to help the few times we needed advice. we would love to visit here again. Hide

Reviewed by Donald 25th June 2022

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Reviewed by Haydn 21st May 2022

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A relaxing and peaceful place to stay. Within walking distance of Steephill Cove and Ventnor. So, great beaches and good places to eat and drink.

Reviewed by Lisa 14th May 2022

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Reviewed by Phil 7th May 2022

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Truly sensational views over the sea -restful and tranquil. The property is very well equipped, spotlessly clean and comfortable. The location is excellent for SE IOW with easy access to other parts. Only word of caution - the access is steep and quite narrow. The turning space in front of the house is very tight if you have a large car. Great restRead moreaurants in Ventnor - particularly recommend the Smoking Lobster, maybe the best sea bass we've ever had! All in all, an excellent break. Hide

Reviewed by Alan 9th April 2022

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Reviewed by Glynn 2nd April 2022

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A fantastic time. Concidering a return visit.

Reviewed by Ashley 12th March 2022

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wow. the owners have currently carried out improvements and continue to do so with this is mind the property exceeded our expectations. The views of the sea from all windows are amazing so relaxing to hear the sea too. The property is well thought out with everything you seem to need and is very clean. Location is ideal for walking to local beach oRead morer a little further into Ventnor and yes the area is a little hilly in places. Short drives takes you to other places on the island. a perfect holiday Hide

Reviewed by Karen 12th February 2022

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A lovely family friendly home from home. The house has been updated since the pictures online and it was very comfortable with plenty of space for a Family of all ages. The views are fabulous and access to local facilities straightforward. In summer it would have been disappointing not to have a simpler access to the beach from the garden.

Reviewed by Susan 16th October 2021

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Western Lines is in a splendid position and is a comfortable, warm place to spend time. The views are lovely and it is glorious to spend time sitting out on the balcony. The parking area is quite difficult though, being on a slope, and the drive entrance is narrow. It is quite a challenge to turn a larger car in the area provided.

Reviewed by Lisa 9th October 2021

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This was our first trip away since the pandemic and we were a little nervous holidaying with two Vulnerable Adults. We need not have worried, the cottage was beautifully clean and we immediately relaxed into a very enjoyable stay. A big thank you to Cyndy who keeps the cottage pristine. The views are amazing from this property, fully recommend!

Reviewed by Paul 11th September 2021

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Great place with wonderful sea view.

Reviewed by Lucy 4th September 2021

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Lovely well equipped house in fantastic beautiful location. Very clean and so many places to visit nearby.

Reviewed by Charles 21st August 2021

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Western Lines is in a truly beautiful setting and brilliantly located for Steephill Cove access. The house is comfortable and is a great base for exploring the surrounding area. We had a great week. The house is well-equipped, though the showers do need upgrading, especially the upstairs (en-suite) one.

Reviewed by John 24th July 2021

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House is in an fabulous position, with excellent views down to bay below and out to sea, Trees need triming back to restore views. Private path straight down to sea needs repair due to erosion. We had a fox sleeping on the lawn one morning, which illustrates the privacy of the grounds. Lovely cliff walks to Ventnor and Steephill Cove.

Reviewed by Alexandra 17th July 2021

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This is a lovely, light , spacious cottage with breathtaking views over the sea. The view can be enjoyed from the balcony at the back , and there is also a shady balcony at the front of the house. The garden is very pleasant to sit in ,too. There is a lovely, quiet little cove (Castle Cove?) very close by, for swimming in , at high-ish tide, and foRead morer relaxing in at low tide. We had a wonderful holiday here. Hide

Reviewed by Jayne 13th July 2021

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I would not recommend staying here. It is an absolute dive. Damp throughout, had to move my son as room was not habitable. There were bugs, slugs and spiders everywhere. The bathrooms were awful, damp and horrible to use. The en-suite had no water pressure The cottage is advertised as having a path down to the beach. You are advised not to use it fRead moreollowing a small landslide. This was a major reason for us paying 500 a night Also note that website says 10am checkout but it is 9am Hide

Reviewed by Jan 26th June 2021

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The house is in a fantastic position looking over the sea and is set within trees and a lovely garden. However, the owners would be advised to put in position good signage in the future.

Reviewed by Sheila 12th June 2021

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Overall the experience was disappointing, the property is very neglected and requires refurbishment and the garden is in urgent need of tree surgery. Balconies were grubby and needed jet washing. Having to hire towels was an irritation and should be included in the price.

Reviewed by Haydn 8th May 2021

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Wonderfully quiet. Great to hear the waves on the beach.

Reviewed by Chris 24th April 2021

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A lovely property in a quiet and beautiful location, with spectacular sea views, on the best side of the island with Ventnor walkable from the property. Very well appointed and very clean, it was a pleasure to spend a relaxing week at the property. The only issues were a cold and draughty double bedroom downstairs along with the loo downstairs. BotRead moreh can be sorted very easily. Overall a lovely stay, thanks. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 17th April 2021

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Lovely cottage, great location, views to die for

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