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!
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.
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
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!