4 bedroom well equipped character cottage
Alun & Sheelagh Crewe
- english, danish, Welsh
About Alun & Sheelagh Crewe
Alun and Sheelagh both hail from Wales, Sheelagh from Aberystwyth, Alun from Newport. We have both lived abroad during our working lives but wanted a base back in the UK that we could return to whenever we had a spare weekend. We fell in love with the Isle of Wight when visiting relatives there. Our goal, in sharing Smugglers with guests is to provide a home-from-home. A place where you can immediately relax, feel at home, and start your holiday. We hope to have you as our guests and look forward to meeting you. Alun & Sheelagh Crewe
Alun & Sheelagh Crewe purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Alun & Sheelagh Crewe chose Ventnor
We spent a long time looking for our perfect getaway retreat on the Isle of Wight. We had homed in on Vetnor as one of our favourite places to be. The strong community feeling and lively town centre, the beauty of the beach and the famous 'microclimate' that promotes almost tropical weather and the friendly welcome in every pub and restuarant we entered. All of these things led us to focus our search in Ventnor. We looked at, literally, dozens of houses before falling in love with 'Smugglers'. It's character and homely feel together with being on a quiet street yet only a few yards from the town centre made it an obvious choice. The previous owners, Matt and Sally Clark, had sepnt a lot of time restoring and improving the cottage with high-quality modern appliances and decor that didn't detract from the 200 year-old character. It's a philosophy we intend to continue.
What makes this Cottage unique
Smugglers is a 4-bedroomed cottage only 50 metres from the town centre and 400 metres from the beach, yet in the very quiet street of Tulse Hill. It was dubbed 'Smugglers' because of the strange trap door in the back bedroom which we imagine was used when the Revenue Men came to call. It has a private enclosed rear garden with patio and chairs and a gas barbecue for outdoor dining and cozy log-burning fire for cool evenings. The kitchen is well-equipped with high-quality appliances and there are games, DVDs, Freesat and high-speed wireless internet connection for your entertainment. The central position means that the nearest restaurant (Foggs) is only 30m away and the nearest pub (The Crab and Lobster) only 100m.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Very well equipped & in good location for beach & shops.
Everything You Need and More
This house has everything you need for a lovely little stay in Ventnor.
The house is spacious, clean, has all the facilities you need, is in a perfect location, right next to town and 5 minutes walk from the Esplanade.
The owner is extremely communicative if you need to speak to him about anything (I must stress, we did not have any issues at all whilst staying there, but is easy to get hold of should you have any questions).
The house is ideal for families with young children, as the rooms with single beds are set off the double rooms, so easy to keep an eye on children if you have them.
Ventnor itself is lovely. Lots of independent shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. No tacky touristy shops. And has a lovely continental feel to it.
I would recommend this property and we will be going again one day.
Excellent base for our holiday. Communication with owners was second to none. Local area beautiful. Very convenient for town and beach. Perfect for our daily trip to Blackgang Chine. Steephill Cove was another highlight - stunning.
Very happy week
Great week with lads in a great property in a fantastic location.
Really helpful owners, thank you.
Great location, lovely cottage, we really enjoyed our stay!
It’s the little things!
Smugglers is right in the heart of Ventnor, with all amenities within walking distance. The Isle of Wight was wonderful with so much to do...the sun shone every day!! The property was clean and well equipped with comfy beds, thick towels and plenty of space. The garden was lovely, the perfect spot for that first cup of tea of the day. It was the little things that made the difference: eggs, bread, milk, margarine, cake and wine on arrival, plenty of toilet roll, washing up liquid, tea towels etc. This made our stay so easy and relaxing...a proper holiday away from the day to day jobs and worries!
Smugglers is in the centre of the lovely seaside town of Ventnor. Moments from the high street, it is a short walk to Ventnor's restaurants, pubs and coffee shops, as well as the beach and the Esplanade. The pretty villages of Bonchurch, Niton and Shanklin are also close by. Ventnor golf course is less than 1.5 miles away, with the most stunning views across glorious countryside to the sea. Only a short drive away is Queen Victoria's beloved home Osborne House, the historic Carisbrooke Castle, Yarmouth Castle as well as family attractions like Blackgang Chine and the Donkey Sanctuary. The wilder beaches to the west offer diving, paragliding, surfing and kayaking. For walkers, there are over 500 miles of very well signposted footpaths on the Island, more per square mile than any other English county! It is not far to The Needles and Alum Bay, Tennyson Down, Newtown Nature Reserve and much more. Yarmouth and Cowes are no more than 30 minutes by car, for those who love their sailing.