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Grebe Cottage

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
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Pay by card or PayPal, through the Holiday Lettings website, to be covered by Payment Protection. Never pay by bank or wire transfer. Description from owner Description An idyllic retreat in the heart of one of the Isle of Wight's prettiest villages, Grebe Cottage was completely renovated in early 2014 and now offers a stylish holiday experience. The cottage is directly opposite the famous Bonchurch Pond, and a short walk from the quiet sandy beach at Monks Bay. The excellent Bonchurch Inn is within walking distance, and for a wider choice of amenities the charming seaside resort of Ventnor is a 15-20 minute walk. The property is set back from the road and presents a very pretty wisteria clad frontage. A generous entrance hall with hanging space leads to the comfortable main lounge, stylis...Pay by card or PayPal, through the Holiday Lettings website, to be covered by Payment Protection. Never pay by bank or wire transfer. Description from owner Description An idyllic retreat in the heart of one of the Isle of Wight's prettiest villages, Grebe Cottage was completely renovated in early 2014 and now offers a stylish holiday experience. The cottage is directly opposite the famous Bonchurch Pond, and a short walk from the quiet sandy beach at Monks Bay. The excellent Bonchurch Inn is within walking distance, and for a wider choice of amenities the charming seaside resort of Ventnor is a 15-20 minute walk. The property is set back from the road and presents a very pretty wisteria clad frontage. A generous entrance hall with hanging space leads to the comfortable main lounge, stylishly decorated, with TV and audio systems and a pretty open fireplace. A separate dining room is furnished in old pine. The kitchen is newly fitted in a white Shaker style, with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and Nespresso machine. Off the kitchen is a sun porch, ideal for morning coffee, and a utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, and downstairs WC. There is an enclosed decked garden to the rear of the property with outside dining facilities. Upstairs, the master bedroom enjoys excellent views of the pond and has a king size double bed. The second bedroom has two single beds that can be zipped together (please advise at time of booking). The spacious luxury bathroom, newly renovated, has a powerful shower, corner bath, bidet and under floor heating. Grebe Cottage has been expertly renovated by Distinctive Designs of Ventnor, and is decorated in subtle colours from the Zoffany range. Location description from owner The England region The South Wight is very special. Slightly removed from the main tourist beaches the Ventnor Undercliff enjoys a Mediterranean microclimate. Exotic plants can grow -you will find an international collection in Ventnor Botanic Gardens, Ventnor was developed in Victorian times as a fashionable seaside resort, and there is much fine seaside architecture. After suffering a period of decline during the 1960s and 70s it is now resurgent, and enjoys a thriving arts scene, quirky shops, and provides the full seaside experience in an uncrowded environment.The Undercliff nestles beneath St Boniface Down, which offers excellent down land walking with fabulous sea and rural views. Bonchurch Bonchurch is one of the Island's prettiest villages. Mostly constructed of the local stone and dating from medieval times, it was developed from about 1800 as a retreat for the wealthy, with large houses, villas and cottages, artfully positioned in generous gardens. The famous Pond is a natural feature that was developed in Victorian times into the wonderful village centrepiece it is today. The village is close to but sheltered from the sea, and enjoys sandy and quiet beaches. A stay in Bonchurch is lovely at any time of year. There is always something to do, from watching the ducklings on the pond in early summer to the fabulous autumn colours to dramatic coastal walks in winter. More
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Ruth P
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
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Listed Since:August 2016
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Reviewed 23 April 2019

Nice pleasant location in a pretty village. Within walking distance of the coastal path,Ventnor and local pub which also serves good food. Cosy well equipped cottage opposite a duck pond. Will visit again.

Date of stay: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Really loved the cottage, large, airy, well kept and clean. Located in a quiet village opposite a duck pond (we hand fed the greedy things!) and a very short walk to the sea and beach Amenities in the cottage were great, and the location was...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit to Grebe Cottage having previously stayed in July the year before last. We got to utilise the open fire this time which was wonderful. We love this area of the IOW and Grebe Cottage is perfectly placed to explore the...More

Date of stay: November 2017
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

The cottage is in the most beautiful area,nearby the sea, a quiet place in a very green surrounding. The rooms are very nicely furnished with pretty personal things,everything is very practical, clean, tidy with all the necessary informations that one needs. Shanklin and Ventnor are...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank giselakeller
Ruth P, VR Owner at Grebe Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thank you very much for your nice review. We look forward to welcoming you to Grebe Cottage again sometime.

Reviewed 7 September 2017

We had an amazing week at Grebe Cottage. The location was perfect for walking to the beach. The recommendations for places to eat were excellent, and many of these were within walking distance. The cottage was well equipt and we felt relaxed whilst there! We...More

Date of stay: August 2017
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Ruth P, VR Owner at Grebe Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

So glad you enjoyed your stay at Grebe Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you again sometime.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Central Heating
Housekeeping Included
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
TV
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Patio
Fireplace
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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