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Camellia Cottage. 4* Gold Award superior accommodation set in beautiful gardens

Ivy covered cottage built in 1862, extended and improved to provide a modern, comfortable space.
108 reviews
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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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England
Camellia cottage offers Four Star, Gold Award, character accommodation, easily sleeping eight guests. Perfect for the extended family, or two families wishing to share. A real home from home, offering everything you could want. With a traditional welcoming pub a 5 minute walk away it is a perfect holiday location. In the evenings you can watch the badgers feed directly outside the lounge.

Upstairs there are two pleasantly decorated double rooms (one with a king-size bed, the other a double bed) and one twin bedroom. A comfortable king size sofa bed, with memory foam mattress can be found in the recently extended 25ft downstairs lounge. There is a fully equipped first floor bathroom, and a separate ground floor wet room (including wc). The dining room seats eight, and the kitchen comes complete with a two-oven Aga, separate electric doubl...
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About the Owner, John/Louise G
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 10 days ago
Listed since : Nov 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 111 reviews and 2 properties
Interaction with guests
We know guests value their privacy. We will be as visible or invisible as you want us to be! We will not bother you, but do remember we can easily be contacted by phone, text, iMessage, email or WhatsApp. Do not hesitate to get in touch if you need anything. We really do mean that! Don't struggle with something if you think we can help.
John will visit on a Monday afternoon to put out the rubbish bins, returning on Tuesday to bring them in.
Ed the gardener visits on a Wednesday afternoon, but do not feel you have to go out. He is very friendly and trustworthy.
We arrive at 9.45am on your day of departure to check everything has been okay for you. Do let us know if you'll be leaving before 10am as we do like to see guests if we can.
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Excellent - based on 108 reviews
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English first
Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in October 2017

Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We’re pleased you still want to come back, and didn’t find the Halloween decorations too scary 😉 ! As always we look forward to welcoming you all back.


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Katie S
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Lovely cottage set in an ideal location for exploring the Isle of Wight. Lots of space, well equipped kitchen and decorated to a very high standard. We stayed with our 2 1/2 year old and 7 month old children and John & Louise had thoughtfully left us all the equipment we needed as well as a huge amount of great...

Cobham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Management response:

Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay. We're pleased your friends enjoyed the cottage, and you found everything up to our usual standard !


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  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(4)
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Pool Table
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Children must be supervised, by a responsible adult, in the garden, in play areas and on play equipment at all times. Use of these areas and items is entirely at your own...
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    4 Cribs
    1 Full
    1 Queen
    1 Sofa
    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 3 nights
28 Oct 2017 -
17 Dec 2017
3 nights
18 Dec 2017 -
3 Jan 2018
3 nights
4 Jan 2018 -
9 Feb 2018
3 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Payment can be made by bank transfer, Credit/Debit Card, PayPal,or by cheque from a UK bank account.
Pets are very welcome, at an additional charge of £60 per pet, per week, or £10 per pet per day, do let us know at the time of booking, so we can add this to your quote.
Occupancy over 8 guests is charged at an additional £60 per guest per week, or £10 per guest per day, up to a maximum of 10 guests (no more than 8 adults).
Minimum stay of 3 nights.
Flexible Changeovers available
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About the neighbourhood
The seaside town of Ventnor hails from the Victorian era. This family friendly coastal resort is only a 10 minute drive away, with a lovely seafront and award winning beach.Ventnor town has an array of shops and restaurants where you can enjoy freshly caught local crab and lobster. The antique and bric-a-brac stores are perfect for browsing. Ventnor even has its’ own brewery, using water from the local spring.The village of Niton is half a mile away. This has a post office, tea room, convenience store, hardware and book shop, pharmacy, surgery, hairdressers and the excellent White Lion pub. Closer to home, the 16th Century Buddle Inn is only a couple of minutes stroll from the cottage. The whole family (including pets) will receive a warm and friendly welcome and you’ll be offered superb... more
Getting around
Niton is on a regular bus route - perfect if you want to leave the car at home and do some walking. The Island also has extensive cycle routes if you are feeling active. Otherwise, we would recommend a car for exploring the Island.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Southampton: 40.0 km
Railway: Shanklin: 12.0 km
Ferry: Fishbourne/East Cowes or Yarmouth: 20.0 km
There are several ferry routes to the Island. Red Funnel and Wightlink operate from Southampton, Portsmouth and Lymington. The drive to Camellia cottage is 35 minutes from any of the Island ports.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 7.0 km.
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