Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Relax on a vast terrace, stroll to the beach - the sea is at the end of the garden. Vibrant design surrounded by stunning coastal scenery


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6


A magic sylvan setting for a grand Victorian mansion where historic character dances with vibrant design. Through a secret garden gate, past an ancient church and in five minutes you’re swimming in Monks Bay – from here, stroll down the beach to Ventnor or return for a pub lunch. Though split into four houses, the listed mansion – with stone entrance tunnel built for Queen Victoria’s visit – feels lofty and spacious, and is imaginatively decorated by London-based owners (she a musician, he a designer). They have filled the magnificent wood-floored sitting room with modern bits: an Eames fibreglass rocking chair, bubble lampshades, abstract art, an Irish harp… Lounge on the vast south-facing terrace while sausages sizzle on the barbecue, or eat by the Aga in a gleaming kitchen. Below, a private garden area and communal lawn; beyond the pines lies the sea. Tucked under low eaves, the twin and family rooms swim with character. And the huge master bedroom is a treat, with a Victorian fireplace and sculptures gazing through deep windows to the garden. Let the scenery inspire you – as it did Charles Dickens, who lived next door.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £120
Weekly price
from £850
1 House for 6
From £1203 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Maxine Owens

  • Fantastic local pub - The Bonchurch Inn - a 3 minute walk from the house. Or eat in Ventnor, with its award-winning restaurants and coffee shops. We love The Smoking Lobster down on Ventnor Bay and The Spyglass is always good for a post-beach pint.
  • Amazing coastal and downland walks on your doorstep. Stroll through the garden down to the beach and on to the landslip with incredible natural rock feature 'The Devil's Chimney'.
  • Private path down to beach from end of the garden. Quiet beach at Monk's bay for a peaceful swim.
  • Animal parks, historic buildings, fossil hunting and Black Gang Chine all within a short drive from Undermount.
  • Apparently the tunnel under the mount to Undermount was build for Queen Victoria's visit! Check out the skulls and fossils in the tunnel - always candlelit at Halloween and Christmas!
  • A great base to enjoy the many Isle of Wight Festivals