Large family lounge with views straight out to sea
Spacious balcony with beautiful views
Enjoy meals together in the dining area for eight
Property feature
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Second twin bedroom
Second double bedroom
View towards the rear of the property
1 / 10  Large family lounge with views straight out to sea
2 / 10  Spacious balcony with beautiful views
3 / 10  Enjoy meals together in the dining area for eight
4 / 10  Kitchen
5 / 10  Property feature
6 / 10  Double bedroom
7 / 10  Twin bedroom
8 / 10  Second twin bedroom
9 / 10  Second double bedroom
10 / 10  View towards the rear of the property

Western Lines Cottage,

Ventnor, Isle of Wight
Visit Britain rating: 3 stars
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Contemporary-style cottage sleeping eight guests in four bedrooms
  • Lovely detached property offering sea views from many of the rooms
  • Spacious balcony and attractive garden, offering plenty of space to relax and play
  • Fantastic location just above the pretty beach at Steephill Cove
  • Situated just outside the seaside town of Ventnor on the Isle of Wight’s south coast
  • Located within walking distance of a welcoming pub, the botanic gardens, and seafront restaurant
Property code: IC169

Bright, light-filled detached property enjoying a fantastic elevated location overlooking Steephill Cove on the Isle of Wight’s south coast and offering contemporary-style accommodation for eight guests.

This property is located in one of the Isle of Wight’s most beautiful hidden gems: the pretty seaside hamlet of Steephill Cove, just over a mile outside the popular town of Ventnor. The beach at Steephill Cove is accessible only on foot, and therefore offers a tranquil retreat from some of the island’s busier stretches of seafront. Steephill Cove is a laid-back kind of place, where instead of arcades and amusements, the beachfront offers a well-regarded restaurant and a seasonal crab shack. Above the cove, Ventnor Botanic Gardens is a wonderful place to spend the day walking amongst the plants and stopping for lunch at the cafe or the well-regarded restaurant which specialises in the local produce.

This spacious property has been designed in a reverse-level fashion in order to make the most of the spectacular views, meaning that the main living area can be found on the first floor. Taking the stairs from the hallway, guests will find the welcoming open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner where a large picture window offers stunning sea views which can be enjoyed from the choice of sofas and chairs. It is hard to take your eyes off the view, but if you can manage to, there is a TV/DVD providing entertainment, or alternatively why not while away the evening over drinks on the balcony? In the kitchen area, a large dining table is a great place for spending time together over leisurely meals which can be prepared with ease thanks to the excellent range of equipment which includes an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher. A washing machine and tumble dyer are housed in the garage. One of the bedrooms is also on the upper floor: a double room with its own en-suite bathroom offering a shower-over-bath and WC. The remaining bedrooms can be found on the ground floor, two of which are twin rooms, with the other being an attractive double room. There is also a shower room on this floor offering a shower and a separate WC.

In addition to the sea-view balcony, the property also enjoys an attractive garden which is mainly set to lawn, for which garden furniture is provided, and which is accessed via external steps to the side of the property. There is parking for two cars on the driveway to the front of the house.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms - 2 doubles and 2 twins
  • Shower room with shower and separate WC on the ground floor
  • En-suite bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC to the first-floor double room
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in the garage
  • Bed linen, heating, and electric included
  • Towels available to hire
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Regret no pets
  • £200 security deposit payable prior to arrival
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Pub and beach within walking distance, shop 1 mile
  • Steep access road which leads to the driveway

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
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Reviewed by Valerie, 22nd December 2019

Very nice holiday in great surroundings.

Reviewed by Lisa, 28th September 2019

Lovely clean cottage in superb location with stunning sea views from every room. Great for coastal walks, and great base for exploring the Island.

Reviewed by Brian, 7th September 2019

We loved every minute at Western Lines and will return in a years time. Thankyou for every comfort and change of bedding half-way through.

Reviewed by Ian, 24th August 2019

The location and seaview from the upstairs living room and ensuite bedroom are delightful and the spacious combined kitchen/diner/living room ideal for 6 or 8. The creaky floorboards when moving about upstairs can disturb young children not yet asleep in the 3 downstairs bedrooms. The first part of the path to the Steephill Cove beach is steep in pRead morelaces and requires surefootedness. Steephill Cove is charming and very attractive Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer, 11th May 2019

The Cottage was in a lovely location with great views and very quite, ideal for relaxing. Straight out the back gate and you are right on the coastal path or a short walk into town via the road. The cottage had everything we required and was very spacious.

Reviewed by Pauline, 30th March 2019

The property is clean, comfortable, has stunning views over the sea form the upstairs lounge and balcony. The four grandchildren loved the 'secret path' from the garden down to the cove and went rock-pooling every day. Plenty of places to visit on the Isle of Wight all only a short drive away. Property ideally located for Botanical Gardens and VentRead morenor itself. (not walkable for elderly or those with mobility issues as drive extremely steep.) Local pub, Spy Glass, has excellent food. Hide

Reviewed by Karen, 22nd March 2019

Lovely cottage well equipped and stocked. Very clean although the location was a bit far out the views from the sitting room were stunning. The balcony was a perfect place to sit and admire the views.

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