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The cottage is in an idyllic rural setting and has a beautiful gated garden.
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The cottage is in an idyllic rural setting and has a beautiful gated garden.
There's a big stretch of lawn where you can relax or the children can play.
Master bedroom, brand new super king bed, divinely comfortable, stunning views over countryside
The master bedroom with glorious views from both windows over the fields
New kitchen - fully equipped with everything you might need and beautiful views.
beautiful new kitchen - with great views over the garden and fields beyond
The living room - light and airy with a fireplace for cosy winter evenings
The living room - with stunning views over the fields and hills
The second bedroom, with brand new king size bed and views over the fields at the back
The second bedroom, king sized bed and very spacious, light and airy
The dining room (there are two more chairs - so you can seat 8 comfortably)
The view from the cottage.
The garden in Spring - relax and enjoy a glass of wine looking over flowers and fields
Garden furniture and BBQ provided for you.
Wander down the garden into the wild flower meadow (- also part of the property)
shower room adjacent to master bedroom
family bathroom
The middle bedroom
The middle bedroom - with cot bed and bunkbeds
Downstairs twin bedroom - light, airy, spacious
The twin bedroom (downstairs)
Ferndale from the road, driveway with secure wooden gates for keeping in children!
The South coast of the Island, looking round to the White Cliffs and the Needles
Stunning beach and cliff top walks
Beautiful coastline - (Compton Bay low tide May 2015)
Long and sandy Compton Bay is a 20 minute drive from the cottage and great for children.
The cottage has beautiful walks from the doorstep.
Breathtakingly beautiful Bluebell wood - a few minutes walk from the cottage.
Bluebell wood is also great for dens, bracken houses and tree climbing
Lots of spots for tea (or wine) in the garden
Plenty of space to eat outdoors too
Dinner with a view!
View of the cottage from the wild flower meadow at the bottom of the garden
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4 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Whitwell, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England
Ferndale is a large, charming, four bedroom Victorian cottage on the Isle of Wight, set in idyllic countryside, with a beautiful garden, stunning views of surrounding fields and walks from the doorstep. The house was recently refurbished to a very high standard and has a Quality in Tourism rating FOUR STAR GOLD (2015). It sleeps 8 comfortably, and in addition there is a cot bed in one room.

(Please note - prices on the website are for groups of 8 people. We offer discounts for groups of 4 or less and special deals for couples. Please contact me for more information)

Everyone will feel comfortable at Ferndale, and the cottage is well-equipped for families with young children.

The master bedroom, kitchen and lounge have magnificent views over the downs. The lounge with large windows in addition to French doors onto the patio, is a beau...
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Listing #HL293522
About the Owner
Ken G
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
The house will be ready for you on arrival, and the key is kept in a key safe to the right of the front door. The code will be provided a few days before your trip - just let yourself in an make yourself at home!
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Can’t recommend Ferndale highly enough, we have a 2 and a 4 year old and it was perfect for what we wanted. Well located clean and spacious like a home from home. Thanks for a great holiday.

Thank sammyhousley
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

Couldn't have asked for more. The house was absolutely Pristine when we checked in. Its in such a beautiful location and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. I have never seen such an organised place where there was a separate toy cupboard with toys and...More

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  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    1 Queen
    1 Bunk
    1 King
    1 Crib
    2 Twins
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 2 nights
Jul 21, 2018 -
Sep 1, 2018
7 nights --
Sep 2, 2018 -
Oct 19, 2018
2 nights
Oct 20, 2018 -
Oct 27, 2018
7 nights --
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: $255 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Price per night is a guide price. If you want a short break of 3/4 nights the rate will be reduced. If you are staying just two nights, it may be a bit more - especially if the house will be full.
Discounts available for families/ groups of 4 or less. Special rates for couples. Please contact me for prices.
Please note
If you stay for a week changeover is usually on a Saturday. Please arrive after 4pm and leave before 10am on day of departure

If it is not school holidays this may well be flexible. Please ask!
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About the neighborhood
The south coast of the Isle of Wight, west of Ventnor, is the most tranquil and laid back part of the island. Relax over a leisurely lunch in one of the area's outstanding pubs after a visit to St Catherine's Lighthouse, built in the 1830s or, if you are feeling energetic, a walk up to St Catherine's Oratory (built in 1314), which stands at one of the island's highest points.

Compton Bay beach, a short drive from the cottage and best visited during low tide, is excellent for fossil hunting, walking, surfing and swimming. Relax on the beach and watch your children play amongst the many rock pools.

Well worth a visit is nearby Ventnor Botanical Garden (botanic.co.uk), with 22 acres of gardens and over 10,000 plants and an excellent cafe.

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HOW TO GET THERE (please check before travelling)
Wightlink offers ferries from Portsmouth to Ryde (passengers only), and Portsmouth to Fishbourne (passengers and cars); as well as from Lymington to Yarmouth (passengers and cars). Red Funnel runs ferries between Southampton and East Cowes (passengers and cars) and there is a high speed passenger ferry between Southampton and West Cowes. A hovercraft runs between Southsea near Portsmouth and Ryde.

Once you arrive on the island, sat nav should take you to the cottage, but please just ask for written directions if you prefer.
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