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Fernwood Cottage

Bonchurch

Prices from £350

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms

  • Walking distance of beach
  • Walking distance of shops
  • DVD Player
  • Garden Furniture
  • Linen Provided
  • Television
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi
  • 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. The renowned Ventnor Haven Fishery at the marina sells the daily catch of fresh fish and seafood; boat trips are also available from here.

There are a number of great restaurants in Ventnor including Spy Glass, Crab & Lobster, The Ale & Oyster, and the Met Wine Bar to name a few. Or if you fancy a take-away to enjoy by the beach, the Ventnor Haven Fishery on the Esplanade sell fantastic fish & chips, locally caught and prepared to order.

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.


Ventnor Botanic Garden lies in the remarkable microclimate at the heart of the famous 'Undercliff.' This unique garden is protected from the cold northerly winds by chalk downs. In addition to enjoying the lovely gardens, it also hosts events and exhibitions and there is a restaurant and Café on-site for refreshments; lunch or coffee and cake!

From the esplanade you can take the level walk, along the sea wall to Bonchurch, or walk along the cliff path towards Steephill Cove, a beautiful sheltered bay only accessed by foot.

NOTE: ONLY SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN OVER 7




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



EQUIPMENT

  • 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.

LIMITATIONS

No smoking
No Pets
Not suitable for those with limited mobility 
ONLY SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN OVER 7 YRS

 

What the South Wight has to offer:

The South of the Isle of Wight incorporates some of the most exciting coastline from long stretches of beach with hidden fossils and exposed dinosaur footprints, to rugged cliff tops with exhilarating views and historical monuments and pretty villages steeped in history, the inspiration for artists and authors old and new.

You must visit

Blackgang Chine is a must for all the family with a fantastic variety of activities for all the family to spend a great day out. Themed areas like Frontierland where you can play Cowboys and Indians in a full sized Cowboy Town, and rides like Waterforce where you can choose the fast 'overflows', or the scary 'plug-hole' - you'll have to see it and experience it to believe it!

Attractions

Superbly situated beside the sparkling waters of Sandown Bay, the twin resorts of Sandown and Shanklin have delighted generations of holiday-makers for over 150 years. Along Culver Parade you'll find tennis, bowls, GoKarting, crazy golf, a pitch and putt course, the Tiger Sanctuary and Dinosaur Isle Museum. At the southern end of town the Heights Health and Leisure Base has indoor swimming pools and further inland is a fine 18 hole golf course.

With its charming thatch-roofed cottages and winding main street lined with tearooms, Godshill is the quintessential English Village. Travelling South to Wroxall there's the Donkey Sanctuary and Appuldurcombe House now offering Owl and Falconry displays. Visit Chale Green Deli and Coffee shop and on to the Southern most tip of the Island St Catherine's with its ancient Pepperpot. Ventnor Botanic Garden provides a lovely walk and then lunch at their very successful café.

Walking

There are coastal paths around the Island and this section features the Isle of Wight's famous chines. Whale Chine is the most spectacular in a series of Chines along this stretch of coastline. Devil's Chimney provides an exciting walk through enchanted woodland down to the beach; Chale Bay is stunning; Wealdon Beds which have yielded fossilized remains of dinosaurs. With features like St Catherine's Lighthouse many feel this section offers the best walking and views of the entire Isle of Wight.

Beach Life

Sandown and Shanklin on the south-east coast share a wide crescent of golden sand, with safe swimming, water sports and a range of bars, pubs and cafés. The southern stretch, below Shanklin Chine, is the quietest and most attractive.

Ventnor has a wonderful Mediterranean light and, like Sandown and Shanklin, an enviable sunshine record. Steephill Cove is its prettiest beach, a peaceful little bay with a good beach café. Reach it via the coastal footpath from the Botanic Gardens, or La Falaise car park in Ventnor.

Places to eat

Try the local seafood, in particular crab, lobster, haddock dishes. The vast majority of pubs are highly geared up for food and usually the portions are on the large side. Fresh crab in particular can be tasty from beachside cafe's and can also be purchased from the fisherman at seafood huts selling direct, two places spring to mind: Ventnor Fresh Crab Beach Hut and a fisherman's house at Steephill Cove next to the café.


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