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The Leconfield

85 Leeson Road, Bonchurch, Ventnor PO38 1PU England
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Set into Bonchurch Downs on the pretty southern side of the Isle of Wight, we welcome you to their Victorian country home with spectacular panoramic sea views.Situated on St Boniface downs elevated above the historic village of Bonchurch your country house retreat is ideally situated for coastal and downs walks – yet convenient for Ventnor and Shanklin and touring the Island.In the cooler months [open all year] you can relax in front of the open log fire and enjoy a drink or wine from our cosmopolitan list. Our extensive gardens are a welcome point of relaxation whilst you watch the tranquil activity of the shipping on the English Channel. Or why not have a dip in our heated outdoor pool [May to Sept]Dining again takes advantage of the Sea view back ground serving tasty home cooked food using Island grown and farmed produce wherever possible. Vegetarian and special diets are catered for. All rooms have all the comforts you would expect from a five-star country house, ensuite shower and many also with bath and separate shower. Most enjoy superb sea views. You can also choose from three luxury rooms - Ground floor Boardwalk suite, Captains bridge or Admiral suite both with large terrace balcony.Secure off road parking for all guests with level access to ground floor rooms available.To ensure your comfort we are pleased to be totally no-smoking including external terraces and balconies, no dogs and we do not have family rooms and therefore cannot accommodate children under the age of 16.
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Travelman68Uk wrote a review Oct 2020
UK42 contributions12 helpful votes
Lovely quiet, comfortable hotel with good size well equipped bedrooms and bathrooms. Car Parking at the rear. There is plenty of room in each space whether you have a small car or a large SUV. The breakfasts are excellent in a large nicely situated breakfast room. Paul is an excellent host, with good local knowledge. Everyone is temperature tested on arrival in the car park and Covid 19 arrangements are impressive and reassuring. Without hesitation I am happy to recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: Sea View if available
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Response from Paul Judge, Owner at The Leconfield
Responded 3 Jan 2021
Thank you for taking the time to post a review together with your kind comments which are very much appreciated. PLEASE accept our apologies for thr delay in responding - no excuse - just caught in the here and now since October. We hope to welcome you back sometime in 2021 and wish you a happy, healthy and safe year ahead. Kind regards Paul and Cheryl
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Selina Johnson wrote a review Oct 2020
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Visited this amazing hotel for my birthday weekend as unable to travel abroad. Booked it for the views and the amazing room and we were not disappointed. We had the Admiral Suite and we will most definitely be going back. From the point of booking Paul & Cheryl have everything covered and give you complete confidence especially in these uncertain times. Paul greeted us on arrival taking our temperatures and showed us to our room and wow what a room. Breakfast and time slots pre-booked for the duration of our stay and the room was equipped with everything you need. Great advice given on where to go and also places to eat and always a friendly smile to greet you each morning at breakfast. Checking in, paying and check out so simple. Can not wait to return hopefully sometime soon.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Paul Judge, Owner at The Leconfield
Responded 20 Oct 2020
Thank you Selina, for choosing to stay with us at this challenging time and your comments are much appreciated by our small team and ourselves of course. We are glad you had an enjoyable visit to the Island with all it has to offer and we will be delighted to welcome you back again - hopefully, in the not too distant future. Kind regards Paul, Cheryl and the unseen team
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marksandom wrote a review Oct 2020
Haslemere, United Kingdom289 contributions56 helpful votes
Paul and his wife should be complemented on such a well organised covid safe run hotel. Extremely clean, tidy and friendly. Great breakfast and system in place to order the night before. The location is perfect if you like a quiet night's sleep. The hotel will organise and book the ferry too. Checkout Bonchurch Inn, 11th century Church and sea wall walk to Ventnor which is just across the road and down the hill. Bus stop opposite hotel. Highly recommended, many thanks for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Paul Judge, Owner at The Leconfield
Responded 12 Oct 2020
Thank you, Mark, for staying with us this week during such a challenging time. Your comments are much appreciated and we are delighted you rested well, felt safe and enjoyed the area and walks from the door. Hope to see you again in the not too distant future. Kind regards Paul and Cheryl
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Anne Briggs wrote a review Sep 2020
Grantham, United Kingdom35 contributions28 helpful votes
We had yet another excellent stay at the Leconfield. Having stayed at the Leconfield for many years our visit this time did not disappoint. Both Paul, Cheryl and Sue had put inplace all Covid regimes. They left no stone unturned. Their regimes to protect guests could not be faulted. We enjoyed our leisurely, tasty breakfasts before setting out for the day. We certainly hope to visit again.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Paul Judge, Owner at The Leconfield
Responded 1 Oct 2020
It was so lovely to welcome you back in this challenging time for all. We are glad you felt safe and relaxed and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future [hopefully with a NEW normal] Kind regards and keep safe and healthy Paul, Cheryl and Sue
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Alison B wrote a review Sep 2020
Winslow, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
We only booked this ‘ Hotel ‘ because it had a pool and appeared to be a small boutique and family run hotel . We understand the limits due to the CV19 situation BUT although this is the reason the pool was closed and there was no room service there was NO reduction in the price . We can not fault the location , helpfulness or cleanliness of the rooms and the property itself is lovely . BUT we NEVER book B+ B’s for the reason that you have to ‘ stay out all day ‘ or are a prisoner in your room. And had it been sold as a B+ B we would not have booked it in the 1st place .
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: Ask for 1 of the rooms with a balcony .
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Response from Paul Judge, Owner at The Leconfield
Responded 30 Sep 2020
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and still coming to stay in these challenging times despite the offer to cancel for free when you felt you were misinformed. We enjoyed your company and your kind comments regarding the property, help, room and Covid installed cleaning schedules to ensure you felt safe and comfortable. Hopefully, you will find a suitable hotel in the future if you choose to stay again on the Island and again, apologies and thank you for taking the time to comment Kind regards.
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United KingdomEnglandIsle of WightVentnorBonchurch
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Leconfield
Which popular attractions are close to The Leconfield?
Nearby attractions include JURASSIC JIM (1.8 miles), The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary (2.3 miles), and Godshill Model Village (3.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Leconfield?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Leconfield?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Leconfield?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Leconfield?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tansy's Pantry, Crave Ice Cream, and Smoking Lobster grill and cocktail bar.
Are there any historical sites close to The Leconfield?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Godshill Church (3.8 miles) and Appuldurcombe House (2.4 miles).
Does The Leconfield have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is The Leconfield accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.