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Red Squirrel Cottage

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Whitwell, near Ventnor, Isle of Wight
Grade 5 Star rating
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Relax in the private hot tub and enjoy the views over the grounds. This stunning property provides everything you need for a luxury break.

Nestled within the sought after village of Whitwell, this superb detached holiday cottage lies in the grounds of the owners’ beautiful property ‘The House of St Francis’, which dates back to the 1750s. This outstanding accommodation provides many personal touches, including its own private hot tub overlooking the grounds, making sure guests have everything they need for a luxury break. The property is within easy walking distance of the village pub and only 3 miles from the quaint fishing town of Ventnor, with its sandy beach and array of restaurants, cafés, bars and local quirky shops.

The stunning Heritage Coast is within easy reach with endless walking routes and cycle paths, including the famous Tennyson Trail. Open top buses pass through the village stopping at regular intervals allowing you to explore all the breathtaking scenery that the island has to offer. Other attractions in addition to the walking, cycling, riding and sailing that are available, include the famous Needles at Alum Bay, Calbourne Water Mill and Queen Victoria’s residence, Osbourne House. Red Squirrel Cottage provides that perfect luxurious retreat whether you wish to explore or to unwind and relax. Beach 3 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

Ground Floor:
Living/dining room: With wood burner, wooden floor and bi-fold doors leading to decking area.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and wooden floor.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Separate toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With slipper bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden with decking area and garden furniture. Private hot tub for 6. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Hot Tubs - Private
    Hot Tubs - Private
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 20/04/2018
    We spent a wonderful week at Red Squirrel cottage whilst walking the Isle of Wight coastal path. Our hosts Anne and Mike were very helpful providing useful information on places to eat and drink and attractions to see. They went above and beyond by providing us with lifts to start and finish of our walks when required, an unexpected and very helpful and kind thing to do. The cottage itself was everything you could wish for and perfect for the five of us. The bedrooms were spacious with amazingly comfortable beds. The bathrooms were well equipped and pristinely clean. There was an excellent supply of towels for bathroom and separate for hot tub. The kitchen was well equipped and the dining area and lounge were very comfortable. There were information leaflets and booklets and a supply of books and games. I'm sure the log burner would be a welcome addition during the winter but we were fortunate to be blessed with excellent weather. The hot tub was an added bonus after a long days walking and was enjoyed by everyone. The red squirrel even put in an appearance on several occasions. The barbecue was easy to use and a great addition during our fortunate spell of warm weather. The local pub served excellent food and drink and was a short walk away from the house. There were other excellent venues only a short drive away with some outstanding food being sampled. We would all highly recommend Red Squirrel cottage and thank Anne and Mike for making our stay so enjoyable.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/02/2018
    Lovely little cottage and great value for money. Will definitely be coming back!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/02/2018
    Very nice cottage and location good

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/11/2017
    Fantastic cottage, would highly recommend.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/11/2017
    Lovely cottage, great for families!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/10/2017
    A great location

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2017
    Lovely cottage, done to a very high standard. Approachable and professional owners. Great location.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 18/08/2017
    The cottage is beautiful and very well equipped even down to a pizza tray! we were disappointed that there was no garden as indicated on the web site which i feel needs to be clarified especially if there are children in your party. is not very private

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 11/08/2017
    We had a lovely holiday & the facilities & location of the cottage was excellent although a tumble dryer in the cottage is a necessity for drying towels for after use of the amazing hot tub.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2017
    We really enjoyed our stay at red squirrel cottage, the cottage is beautifully presented and the hosts are really helpful. We were really relaxed throughout our stay, the cottage is really homely and relaxing and we really appreciated the great welcome basket on our arrival which we weren't expecting. We had some really good evenings in as didn't feel the need to go out, having the hot tub available is great and was welcome after a busy day touring the island. We would highly recommend Red Squirrel Cottage to people looking for a high class of accommodation on the island.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 28/07/2017
    A beautiful newly built property in the quiet village of Whitwell. Easy to reach all parts of the island, immaculately clean and spacious. Would recommend.

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9.3 out of 10 – based on 18 reviews collected by Reevoo
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