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Ivy covered cottage built in 1862, extended and improved to provide a modern, comfortable space.
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Ivy covered cottage built in 1862, extended and improved to provide a modern, comfortable space.
There is plenty of room for parking outside the cottage, and along the securely gated driveway. One of the badgers on the patio. Photo taken by one of our guests!
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Ivy covered cottage built in 1862, extended and improved to provide a modern, comfortable space.
There is plenty of room for parking outside the cottage, and along the securely gated driveway.
One of the badgers on the patio. Photo taken by one of our guests!
The lovely spacious kitchen with traditional granite tiled floor.
Warm and cosy by the Aga in the winter months, lovely after a bracing walk!
Fully fitted cottage kitchen, with all the equipment you would expect - and more!
Enjoy cooking in the spacious kitchen.
The lounge and dining room are separated by a concealed glass sliding door and curtains for privacy.
Traditional beamed ceiling in the modern and comfortable 25ft lounge.
There is plenty of space to relax.
The sofa extends to a king-size sofa bed to accommodate 2 extra guests. It really is comfortable!
Plenty of Xbox games to keep you occupied.
The dining room easily seats 8. There are plenty of DVDs and games to keep you occupied.
Recently improved and newly decorated.
Table football lifts up to reveal a mini pool table.
Watch the badgers feeding on the patio in the evening. A fabulous sight.
Stunning enclosed private garden, with wild and natural planting to encourage wildlife
Just one of the many patio areas with seating
Lovely lawn with plenty of outside space to explore.
Sunny lawn and play equipment.
Swing, slide and trampoline for younger guests to enjoy.
Lovely lawned areas.
The garden is a haven for birds including Jays and Pheasants.
Squirrel feeding from the nut box outside the kitchen window. You'll also see Jays and pheasants!
The light and airy master bedroom.
The king-size bed and black-out blinds ensures a great night's sleep.
There is room for additional cots if you are travelling with little ones.
Cosy double bedroom.
Well appointed and comfortable double room.
Pretty twin room with full size single beds.
Time for a bedtime story?
A tiny selection of the toys we can supply!
The 160 year old Camellia tree, after which the cottage is named.
A warm welcome awaits on those autumn and winter nights.
16th Century Buddle Inn, once frequented by smugglers, is less than 2 minutes walk away!
St Catherine's Lighthouse. A five minute walk from the cottage. Stunning walks and views abound.
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England

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Excellent - based on 122 reviews
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Dover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

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Liked best: location and homely atmosphere of cottage
Liked least: position of dishwasher!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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marmite12...
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Absolutely brilliant - gorgoeus and amazingly well-equipped cottage!”
Reviewed 29 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

This is one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in.

It is beautifully decorated, immaculately clean and the beds and sofas are extremely comfortable. It is so well-equipped; there are multiples of every type of kitchen equipment you could possibly think of.

If you have a baby or young children you don't need to bring a thing - there is a great range of baby equipment, plastic plates etc., and lots of toys. The DVDs, table tennis/football table, and Xbox Kinect will also keep older kids happy. The garden is lovely; lots of intriguing nooks and crannies, 2 BBQs, and a trampoline and swing set.

The nightly visits by badgers (and a tiny mouse) are super - they come to within about 3 feet if you sit quietly. The owners leave a lovely welcome pack - including bread and jam for the badgers!

The local pub - the Buddle Inn - is super. It has a great beer garden, is child-friendly and delicious food. It is also truly within an easy 2 min walk - we've stayed in so may places where the 'local' pub turns out to be 2 miles down pitch-dark and pathless roads - not so here.

There is so much to do locally. The Needles Park and Dinosaur Isle were brilliant, as was the easy access to sandy beaches at so many places.

We will definitely be back, and we heartily recommend Camellia Cottage.

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Hayes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

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Liked best: All of it
Liked least: Going home
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Bryan B
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Heaven on earth”
Reviewed 15 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

2nd stay here with 6 others.
Last year I said that this place could not be better.
Wrong.
Even better this year. John and Lou are the best hosts ever.
Booked again for next year.
Looking forward to it again.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Epsom, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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Liked best: Everything perfect
Liked least: Nothing......
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Hertford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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Liked best: Badgers
Liked least: Going home
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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