Vestry Cottage is a 2 bedroom self catering holiday cottage at St Lawrence on the South East of the Isle of Wight and within a short drive of Ventnor Beach. This historic and stone built cottage has a spacious living room, a fully equipped kitchen and a beautiful garden with glimpses of the sea.
St Larwence is a small village on the edge of Ventnor and is within a short walk of the coast. There are beaches such as Orchard Bay and Steephill Cove within walking distance of St Lawrence.
Here are some of the new photos of Vestry Cottage in St Lawrence Isle of Wight.
These wonderful views of the Isle of Wight were taken while on holiday on the Isle of Wight and feature Steephill Cove and locations along the South East coast of the Island. We would like to thank Sue for letting us share her photos with you.
Three adjoining cottages in Ventnor Isle of Wight have updated outside photographs. The Clock House, The Coach House and Castle Cottage are on the edge of Ventnor gardens and have a wonderful coastal path leading directly to Ventnor Beach. This peaceful part of Ventnor is also very close to the bay of Steephill Cove and is regarded as one of the hidden treasures of the Isle of Wight.
There are new information pages for Isle of Wight beaches and coastal locations on our website with descriptions of the beach, the beach facilities and where you will find it on the Isle of Wight. Each beach also come with a map and some nearby holiday accommodation within walking distance of the sea.
It also gives us a chance to talk about our favourite Isle of Wight beaches and some of those hidden treasures along the Isle of Wight Coast Line.
Today our favourite beach is Bonchurch Beach between Ventnor and Shanklin and within a short walk along the coastal path from Ventnor Beach. Bonchurch beach a mix of sand and shingle and when the tide is right there is a small sandy cove. Bonchurch Beach is special because of the peaceful isolation as well as the fantastic rock pools which are great for finding small crabs and little fish.
The South of the Isle of Wight is a fabulous part of the island with a wonderful mix of sandy beaches, sheltered remote bays, dramatic scenery and pretty seaside town and villages with great seafood and a lovely holiday atmosphere.
South Isle of Wight Locations
The principle locations on the Southern end of the island are Ventnor with a long beach and sheltered water; Niton with beautiful views over the sea and the dramatic light houses; St Lawrence with its small bays and many rock pools, and the South West Coast with bays such as Whale Chine where you can imagine you have the whole island to yourself.
South Isle of Wight Beaches
The most famous beach in the area of the Isle of Wight is Ventnor beach which is a mix of sand and fine shingle and is backed by restaurants and cafes. The water is known to be great for swimming and the gently sloping beach is popular with sunbathers.
To the South of Ventnor beach is Steephill Cove where there is a sheltered bay and a couple of small cafes and a restaurant. Steephill Cove is only accessible on foot via the coastal path running south from Ventnor or by a footpath running down from Ventnor Cricket Club. The cove is considered as one of the Isle of Wight’s hidden treasures.
A number of smaller bays and coves continue along the coast including Orchard Bay and bays below St Lawrence and Niton. All of these are peaceful and relaxing places with shingle beaches flanked by rock pools.
Passing the Southern tip of the Isle of Wight brings you to the South West coast which is really one continuous beach all the way to Freshwater Bay. This stretch of shingle and sand is divided up arbitrarily into a number of named bays including Whale Chine and Shephard’s Chine. If you are looking for peace, solitude and an excellent view out to sea then these beaches are certainly for you.
South Isle of Wight Viewpoints and the Downs
Apart from the coastline the South part of the Isle of Wight also has its own series of downs or hills from which there are wonderful views across the Isle of Wight. Some of these vantage points can be easily reached by car and the Ventnor Down is one of these (map link) . Further South and just above Blackgang Chine is the historical building known as the Pepper Pot from where there is a panoramic view along the South West coast all the way to Freshwater Bay as well as view east taking in Ventnor and Shanklin.
South Isle of Wight Walking and Cycling
The Southern part of the Isle of Wight has a good number of footpaths and cycle ways which give access to the beautiful countryside and the connect villages such as Chale and Whitwell with the nearby coastline or head inland to traditional rural villages such as Godshill and Wroxall where there are country pubs and historic buildings.
Family Entertainment on the South Side of The Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight has a number of organised activities for children on the Southern end of the island and most famous is the Britain’s first theme park or Blackgang Chine (www.blackgangchine.com). Alternatively there are a host of amusements such as the seaside activities at Ventnor Beach and the wonderful park and botanical gardens in Ventnor which gives children a change to play and learn at the same time.
The following comments and guest reviews are from self catering cottage holidays taken through July. We have had some excellent weather for exploring the Isle of Wight and we heard many stories of fantastic family holidays along the coast and walking in the countryside. Here are a selection of guest comments regarding their holiday cottage accommodation.
The following Isle of Wight videos are the latest in our Sights and Sounds collection to give a sense of being in various holiday locations around the Isle of Wight and in specific self catering cottages. These two show some of the seaside locations and beaches on the Island and also the wildlife from Newchurch.
The school summer holidays are a wonderful time to visit the Isle of Wight. The warm climate combined with a rich variety of family activities and good food makes the Isle of Wight a great escape with the children.
To help you choose the perfect self catering accommodation on the Isle of Wight over the school summer holidays we have a dedicated page of available cottages. Choose the size and maybe the location you wish to stay in and we will show you what is available for each of the weeks of the school summer holidays.
Isle of Wight holiday photos taken this April in locations across the Island.
Spring weather on the Isle of Wight including in Yarmouth, Cowes, Brook, Brighstone and West Isle of Wight. The East Isle of Wight beaches have also been enjoying some wonderful Easter weather and beaches at Shanklin and Ventnor have attracted sun bathers.