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Fernwood Cottage


Prices from £395

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms

  • Walking distance of shops
  • Walking distance of beach
  • WiFi
  • Garden Furniture
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Not Suitable for Disabled

This delightful Victorian Stone Cottage is enclosed in its own walled courtyard garden in the centre of the picturesque village of Bonchurch tucked away and only five minutes’ walk to the beach. Bonchurch has an air of peace and tranquillity with its ancient churches, village pond and traditional cottages. The popular old Bonchurch Inn is not far away up the winding Shute and there is a restaurant very close by. Around the village there are many lovely walks and the Victorian coastal town of Ventnor, with it’s a beautiful seafront. This pleasant cottage provides central heating, attractive sitting room, and kitchen with eating space, bathroom with bath and separate walk-in shower and two comfortable bedrooms..

Fernwood Cottage is situated within easy walking distance to the centre of Ventnor. This Victorian seaside town offers buildings full of character. There’s lovely sandy or fine shingle beaches and an esplanade. In addition to the main shopping street where you will find a selection of small supermarkets to include a Co-op and Tesco Express, there are parks and gardens, museums and the Winter Gardens - an entertainment venue with a growing reputation for its theatre, its concerts and comedy and dance shows.

Bonchurch is a small village to the east of Ventnor, now largely connected to the latter by suburban development, on the southern part of the Isle of Wight, England. One of the oldest settlements on the Isle of Wight, it is situated on The Undercliff adjacent to the Bonchurch Landslip site of Special Scientific Interest. The main village is backed by a cliff to the north, with the Upper Bonchurch section on the clifftop halfway up St Boniface Down on the main road.

Old St Boniface Church in Bonchurch dates from the 11th century, with the bell cote dating from the 16th century as does the bell. The south porch was added in the 19th century. It was replaced by St. Boniface Church in 1848 but despite contemporary discussions about demolition, survives. After the new church was built the old church went into a long sleep and wasn't used for decades.

St Boniface Church dates from 1847 and 1848 by the architect Ferrey. The church is cruciform in shape with a south porch and two north vestries. The bell turret contains a single bell which weighs 4cwt and is tuned to the key of Eb. Much of the funds for building the Church were paid for by Captain Swinburne, father of Algernon Swinburne.


Front door entrance in to

Kitchen: Electric oven / hob, microwave, fridge, kettle & toaster, microwave, washing machine, dining table and chairs,

Lounge: Comfortable seating TV, DVD player, portable stereo, wifi

Family bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower cubicle WC & wash-hand basin.

Bedroom 1: Master bedroom with King-Size Bed. wardrobe, chest of drawers.

Bedroom 2: Bedroom with Twin Beds.

Summerhouse: with tumble dryer, chest freezer and extra fridge

Courtyard Garden: with patio table


  • Master Bedroom with king size bed
  • Bedroom with twin beds
  • Duvets on all beds
  • Comfortable furnishings throughout
  • Lounge and kitchen/diner
  • Wi-Fi
  • TV, DVD and portable stereo
  • Electric oven and hob
  • Fridge and microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Table and four chairs
  • Bathroom/WC with separate walk-in shower cubicle
  • Summerhouse with tumble dryer, chest freezer and extra fridge
  • Courtyard Garden with patio furniture
  • Walking distance to Ventnor town & beach
  • Close to village pond and Bonchurch Shore
Duvets and pillows on all beds, Bed linen & Towels provided. Please bring own beach towels.


No smoking
No Pets
Not suitable for those with limited mobility 


Ventnor Town

Ventnor on the South coast of the Isle of Wight is a picturesque seaside resort, and one of Britain's most famous Victorian health resorts due to its unique micro-climate.

The town lies beneath St Boniface Down (the highest point on the Isle of Wight) and for the most part is built on the side of a steep hill leading down to the seafront and beach.

The beach huts that line the back of the beach are converted Victorian “bathing machines” and are available to hire, along with deckchairs and private areas.

Ventnor has plenty of things to do both in the town and nearby.

Ventnor Beach is a great suntrap, and the sand and shingle beach is great for sunbathing and family swimming.

Ventnor Marina and the bandstand development are very prominent on the seafront and offer a great viewing platform to look out to sea, and the Ventnor Haven Fishery sells the best in local crab and lobster.

Opposite the marina the spectacular Cascade Gardens run down the side of the cliff where the main road zig-zags its way back up into the main town.

Further along there is a children’s paddling pool which features a giant map of the Isle of Wight, and from here there are great walks to Wheelers Bay and Bonchurch along the Sea Wall.

A short distance from the seafront at the Western side of the town you can stroll through the beautiful Victorian Ventnor Park. This leads onto the famous Ventnor Botanic Gardens at the Undercliff, where the town’s micro-climate can be truly appreciated in a 22 acre sub-tropical paradise, see if you can spot the indigenous wall lizards here.

A short walk from here and you will discover one of the Isle of Wight’s best kept secrets, Steephill Cove, which is one of the most relaxing beaches on the Island.

Along Ventnor esplanade there are several pubs, cafes and restaurants offering a variety of food and refreshments, with a number of alternative places to eat further into town.

With the local fisheries there are some great fish and seafood options available at many of the eateries, and some of the local hotels are highly recommended for their fine dining experiences.

In recent years Ventnor has become the regular host of several big arts and culture events, with the Isle of Arts Festival and Ventnor Fringe.

It is also one of the Isle of Wight’s main carnival towns, with daytime and illuminated processions usually taking place during the summer months.

A short drive along the coast is one of the Isle of Wight’s best known attractions, Blackgang Chine, and regular events are hosted here to entertain all the family.

You can enjoy the spectacular scenery from the top deck of one of the regular buses that serves the town.

Catch a bus northwards to Shanklin, Sandown & Ryde, or travel across the Island to Godshill, Newport or Cowes.


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Postcode for Sat Nav
PO38 1RG