Large family lounge with sea views
Spacious balcony with beautiful views
Dining area for eight
Property feature
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Second twin bedroom
Second double bedroom
View of the property
1 / 10  Large family lounge with sea views
2 / 10  Spacious balcony with beautiful views
3 / 10  Dining area for eight
4 / 10  Kitchen
5 / 10  Property feature
6 / 10  Double bedroom
7 / 10  Twin bedroom
8 / 10  Second twin bedroom
9 / 10  Second double bedroom
10 / 10  View of the property

Western Lines Cottage

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

  • Contemporary-style cottage sleeping eight guests in four bedrooms
  • Lovely detached property offering sea views from many of the rooms
  • Spacious balcony and attractive garden, offering plenty of space to relax and play
  • Fantastic location just above the pretty beach at Steephill Cove
  • Situated just outside the seaside town of Ventnor on the Isle of Wight’s south coast
  • Located within walking distance of a welcoming pub, the botanic gardens, and seafront restaurant
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, and direct access from the garden to a coastal path accessing the beach - less than a five-minute walk away. 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 Steep Hill 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 is provided in a separate area). There is a sitting area with large picture windows overlooking the sea, furnished with a sofa and chairs, plus a television with FreeSat and DVD player. A telephone and WiFi internet are also provided. 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. 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. Central heating and electricity are provided without extra charge. 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 Adventure Park, Robin Hill, Amazon Adventure; sailing and boating activities; the steam railway; fishing lakes at Whitwell; golf courses at Freshwater, Sandown and Cowes; great restaurants with AA rosettes at Ventnor, Bonchurch, Yarmouth and Seaview.

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

  • 4 bedrooms - 2 doubles and 2 twins
  • Shower room with shower and WC
  • En-suite bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC to the first-floor double room
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Bed linen, heating, and electric included
  • Towels available to hire
  • Cot and highchair available to hire
  • Regret no pets
  • £200 security deposit payable prior to arrival
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Pub and beach within walking distance, shop 1 mile

This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jennifer 11th May 2019

The Cottage was in a lovely location with great views and very quite, ideal for relaxing. Straight out the back gate and you are right on the coastal path or a short walk into town via the road. The cottage had everything we required and was very spacious.

Reviewed by Pauline 30th March 2019

The property is clean, comfortable, has stunning views over the sea form the upstairs lounge and balcony. The four grandchildren loved the 'secret path' from the garden down to the cove and went rock-pooling every day. Plenty of places to visit on the Isle of Wight all only a short drive away. Property ideally located for Botanical Gardens and VentRead morenor itself. (not walkable for elderly or those with mobility issues as drive extremely steep.) Local pub, Spy Glass, has excellent food. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 22nd March 2019

Lovely cottage well equipped and stocked. Very clean although the location was a bit far out the views from the sitting room were stunning. The balcony was a perfect place to sit and admire the views.

Reviewed by Valerie 20th October 2018

We have stayed at Western Lines several times and love it. Always sad to leave. It's clean, warm and comfortable and has a view to die for. Very much a family place.

Reviewed by Lisa 15th October 2018

Western lines cottage is definitely worth a visit. Clean and well equipped, comfortably accommodated six. The views from most of the rooms are spectacular and the terrace was great for enjoying a glass of wine whilst looking out to sea. Good location for exploring the Island. Beach is a short but steep walk away.

Reviewed by Karen Wilkinson April 2018

Great cottage, but access up narrow, steep lane. Great to see pheasants & red squirrel in garden. Close to coastal path.

Reviewed by Sandra Robson November 2017

Beautiful sea views from front, peaceful and quiet.

Reviewed by Brian Larkin October 2017

We love Western Lines and have booked for 2018. I think we have stayed there six times now.

Reviewed by Trevor Rawson July 2017

family ages 9 to 64 and we all loved western lines.the house was just perfect for spot on the island, hope to return. thankyou

Reviewed by Tim Newman April 2017

What a wonderful place, I wish it was mine!

Reviewed by Brian Larkin November 2016

Another very enjoyable stay at Western Lines. The sea view is amazing, you can tell the time by the Brittany Ferry passing at 4.45pm each day.

Reviewed by Ray Bowler September 2016

A fantastic property in a fantastic location made for a wonderful holiday in a wonderful part of the country.

Reviewed by Caroline Sampson July 2016

A great holiday in a beautiful place. The views from the house were spectacular. Access to Steephill Cove was easy - such a lovely spot. We felt very privileged to be staying so close to the sea and in very comfortable accommodation

Reviewed by Valerie Sullivan February 2016

This house is in an exceptional position. The winter storms were exciting to watch and hear from the safe distance of a warm and comfortable house. We felt very much at home here and would love to return.

Reviewed by Mrs L Care August 2015

We really enjoyed our holiday. The views from all the rooms are beautiful and the house is very comfortable and well equipped. Thank you. We hope to return!

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