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“What a Gem”
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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
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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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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Whitwell, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England

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Mary G
1 review
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“What a Gem”
Reviewed 24 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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As a family group of 5 adults and 3 small children we could not have been better suited. The house has a lovely feel to it, there is loads of room and plenty of toys and books for the children if the weather is bad, which it wasn't. The garden is lovely and you can watch the kids in the meadow down the bottom from the comfort of the lounge or the patio. Not suitable for anyone a little infirm as there are lots of steps both inside and outside the house, but even the toddler managed after a short time to negotiate her way along the patio and down on the grass. The views are fabulous.

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Happiness...
1 review
“Excellent Accommodation”
Reviewed 17 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Had a great short break in Isle Wight. The house was beautiful, spacious and well appointed. It has everything that is described and more. It it was perfect for children. I have no hesitation in recommending.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Perfection”
Reviewed 14 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Stayed at Ferndale with my husband, mother in law and my 3½ year old son for a week in September.

We were so delighted with the property when we arrived - it's HUGE and will easily accommodate 8 people in 4 large, well equipped bedrooms. There were 2 bathrooms, 3 toilets and a fantastic kitchen that was fully equipped. The living room is bright, airy and comfortable. We were lucky enough to have great weather so spent lots of time with the patio door open so we could enjoy the beautiful gardens and let a breeze in.

There is a fantastic toy cupboard that our son loved, plus a really useful cupboard full of games, lightbulbs, sewing kit, iron etc. In another cupboard, you will find stair safety gates, a dryer, high chair etc. Everything has been thought of and toilet paper, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets etc are all provided, as are towels.

The beds are SUPER comfortable and the bed in the master bedroom was fantastic as were the views across the downs.

We absolutely loved it here and enjoyed eating in the dining room each evening. So much space, character and everything immaculately kept. It was such a pleasure to spend our holiday here and we hope to return very soon.

Special thanks to Patricia for making sure our holiday ran smoothly!

Our tips - turn right out of the drive, follow the road up a little and then turn right onto Southford Lane. Keep your eyes peeled because on the right is a lovely place selling jams, preserves and fresh fruit & veg from a little cupboard. Beautiful stuff, honesty box etc. We bought loads! Very lovely.
Turn left outside the drive and you will find yourself in Niton where there is a decent shop for all your needs.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
14 Sep 2016
Hi Lisa
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so glad you had such a good time and liked the house. We're obviously biased - but we all think Ferndale is a very special place! Thank you also for your useful tips for future guests. We hope to see you back very soon.
Patricia
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familyGP
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Comfortable spacious house, breautifully equiped”
Reviewed 13 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We all had a super time at Ferndale (3 generations). The children loved finding the different books and toys.
We all loved the garden and the comfortable well equiped house. A joy to stay in.

Not good for people who need a wheelchair indoors.

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Liked best: A comfortable house for the family to be together
Liked least: No negatives
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Cherie N
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Well equipped, conveniently located, home from home”
Reviewed 30 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Stayed 2 nights, 4 adults and 3 children. The property is truly a home from home. The kids absolutely loved the extensive garden and the animals seen from the farm next door. The house is so well equipped and very comfortable. The super king size bed is the best - you won't want to get up! Very central for lots of the IOW attractions. Would definitely recommend and can't wait to stay again.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
31 Jul 2016
Thank you for your lovely comments. Glad you had a good time. I share your sentiments about the bed. I could stay there all day - if the view (and the children) weren't calling me to go outside!!
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Randall F
1 review
“Beautiful property, convenient location.”
Reviewed 30 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Ferndale is a lovely home, with every modern convenience. The views out the picture windows, at the back of the house, reveal the most breathtaking, scenic views of the beautiful garden, green meadows, and hills beyond. We enjoyed lovely walks in the surrounding area. The house is conveniently located very near pubs and markets in the town of Niton. It was a perfect place for us to stay, as first time visitors to the Isle of Wight, as driving to various towns and historic places was easily done. We would definitely stay there again on a return visit.

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Liked best: The cleanliness of the property, the modern kitchen, the beautiful views from the house.
Liked least: There really was not anything that we liked least.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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FlymosGin
Lutterworth, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“A fantastic spring getaway”
Reviewed 20 June 2016 for a stay in February 2016

As regulars to the Island we had need for larger accomodation and we were not disappointed by our stay in such a lovely setting and the most well equipped and clean holiday let! Ferndale was a fantastic base for a great week seeing the island (and of course everywhere is close!) easy to find and the booking was dealt with super-easy and the information provided both pre-holiday and in the property for potential new holiday-makers was superb. Second to none for a home from home holiday! We will be back!

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