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“The most wonderful, family-friendly retreat!”
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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 133 reviews
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2017Mrand...
Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“The most wonderful, family-friendly retreat!”
Reviewed 7 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We absolutely loved our stay at Camellia Cottage - it is without doubt the best-equipped holiday cottage we've ever come across.

It was spotless, spacious, peaceful, felt homely yet luxurious, and had so many little extra touches that made us feel truly welcome.

The garden was a particular highlight - gorgeous spots to sit outside and enjoy the quiet surroundings, and wildlife including red squirrels, nightly visits from badgers (so much fun to see them close up!) and pheasants.

We have a toddler and everything had been thought of, and it made such a difference not having to lug loads of equipment with us in the car. He loved the outdoor play area, even though he was a little small for it and the huge array of indoor, outdoor and even bath toys. I can imagine children of all ages would have so much to occupy themselves with here.

We went for some lovely walks to the nearby St Catherine's lighthouse, into Niton village as well as nearby spots like St Lawrence, Ventnor and Whale Chine. We also went to the Buddle Inn, which is just a short walk around the corner.

I can't recommend this cottage highly enough - if you book it, I'm sure you won't regret it. I can't wait to go back. A very special holiday and the owners were extremely helpful and wanted to make sure we had everything we might need. Enjoy!

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KarenB275...
Higham Ferrers, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfect country retreat, with everything you need for a fabulous holiday”
Reviewed 3 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017

The Cottage was amazing a real home which was a perfect country retreat. This really has everything we needed and more for a fab holiday. The welcome pack was the best we have ever had and even the dog was thought about. The Gardens were amazing with the unexpected bonus of being able to watch Badgers, Red Squirrels, Foxes and other wildlife right on the doorstep which was a real treat.

The location was brilliant, 30 mins from the ferry, a great local pub and fantastic walks from the doorstep.

This really is one of the best cottages I have rented and would recommend to anyone looking for peace, tranquility and a fantastic holiday in the Countryside but with the coast right on your doorstep too.

John and Louise, were really helpful and friendly in all of their communication before and during our holiday.

Your age range 35-49
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EllieKell...
Fleet, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Fantastic - don't think we could find better for our needs”
Reviewed 28 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Well if this place doesnt have it, you dont need it.
We stayed for 3 nights, 4 adults, two dogs and a baby and it was delightful. The cottage is really lovely with a big drive and garden and plenty of space inside. They have pretty much everything could need for all the guests. Dog bowls, biscuits, leads and toys. Baby bottles, plates, spoons, cots, monitors, high chair and tons of fab toys and for us adults a lovely welcome basket with goodies in.
Great local walks, good local pub and lots to see and explore.
We will be back. Thank you! Kelly's & Haywoods

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Management Response
29 Apr 2017
Thank you so much for the great review. We try hard to cater for everyone, so we're glad you had everything you needed.
You'll always be very welcome whenever you return.
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Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Apr 2017
We look forward to seeing you all again. As always you'll be very welcome.
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Sunflower...
Maidstone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Outstanding cottage”
Reviewed 10 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

This is our second visit to Camellia Cottage - once you've stayed here, it's very difficult to find anywhere on the island that comes anywhere close in terms of comfort, location and that real 'home from home' feeling - hence why John and Louise have so many returning visitors. Everything about the cottage is perfect - the kitchen is beautifully well equipped - it just makes the whole self-catering 'thing' so easy and pleasurable. The beds are incredibly comfortable - we all slept so well! The garden is fantastic - the patio is a real suntrap, and it's so quiet and peaceful - perfect for relaxing with a nice glass of something cool! It's very safe too, and once the gates are shut, we knew we could let our selectively deaf and sometimes daft dog just potter around the garden. During our week we had numerous garden visitors - red squirrels, badgers (of course!), dormice and a very brave pheasant who strutted her stuff one morning. And then of course, there is the position - Niton is a beautiful place, and the walks from the cottage are stunning - highly recommend the walk taking in Knowles Farm and St Catherine's lighthouse. John and Louise are great to deal with - and they made us feel very welcome with some lovely touches - and whilst we didn't encounter any problems during our stay, I know that nothing would have been too much trouble. Thank you John and Louise - we will be back!

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Apr 2017
It's great to have such positive feedback. A true test is if guests want to come back to Camellia Cottage. We very much hope we see you all again.
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