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Welcome To Our Beautiful Victorian Family Home

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Exclusive Family House In A Unique Position Over Looking Bonchurch And Ventnor

Shenstone is a beautifully stone built Victorian semi-detached house and is situated just off the road between Ventnor and Shanklin. It has gated access with off road parking for up to 3 cars. There are 4 double bedrooms with a visitors pull out bed in the family room and a further twin/ double bedroom on the ground floor. The property has two bathrooms, large dining room, sitting room and kitchen. It has been sympathetically and tastefully furnished to a high standard throughout and most rooms are furnished with antiques dating from the nineteenth century, also includes double glazing and gas central heating, two wood burners and open fire place for modern day comfort. The garden is terraced with a huge patio area at the top, with wonderful sea views and a double brick built BBQ and seating for 8 people. The garden enjoys many wildlife visitors, including Red Squirrels and Hummingbird hawk-moth.

Sleeps 8+1. 4 bedroom house. Stunning sea views from all 4 bedrooms. Beautifully furnished 10 minute walk to beach and town centre. Suitable for children over the age of 5 yrs, younger children at the hosts discretion. Off road parking for three cars. Large sitting room with wide screen flat TV and XBOX 360. Zip and link beds in two rooms offering flexibility of double or twin beds. Bathroom with loo, Shower room and separate loo. Wash house with washing machine, tumble dryer and loo. Terraced garden with frequent visits from red squirrels. Double brick built BBQ.

More Details

Caroline Alexander
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About Caroline Alexander

I work full time in the fashion industry and my husband is a farmer in Kent

We hope you enjoy your stay with us; we work so hard to keep Shenstone looking its best.

Kind regards

Caroline Alexander

Caroline Alexander purchased this house in 2009

Why Caroline Alexander chose Ventnor

We, as a family bought Shenstone in 2009 as our retirement home, but little did we know how much we would fall in love with the house!

The house has a wonderful family feel to it and never fails to make us smile as we walk through the door.

With ample space for the family if it starts to rain and the garden with its local residents of red squirrels and hummingbird hawk moths, Shenstone never fails to give us pleasure.

We offer off road parking for three cars which is essential as Ventnor is built on a very steep hill.

Shenstone's location is a fantastic starting point to visit the island.

Local shops and the beach are within walking distance and there are lots of fantastic walks starting just outside the house!

What makes this house unique

Stunning sea views from the bedrooms, large terraced garden with BBQ and off road parking . Close to local shops. Long country walks starting from just outside the door. Open fire and 2 wood burners to keep you warm during the winter months.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely house to stay in and the new deck area in the garden gave the family lots of space. Fab weather!!!!

Thank goodness for off road parking it made all the difference to our stay:)

See you next year xx
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ventnor in Isle of Wight

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , This double can be made into twin beds.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , This double can be made into twin beds.
  • We can sleep 9 people in double and single beds, if you let us know earlier enough we will do our best to make the rooms suit your guests.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Welcome To Our Beautiful Victorian Family Home
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 10 reviews

Most welcoming and warm.

  • 5 of 5

All bedrooms had a view of the sea. Beds very comfortable and house well equipped and clean.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love to have you all back
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Comfortable residence in good location.

  • 3 of 5

The house was plenty big enough and nicely presented, clean and comfortable. The location was also excellent for many local attractions and good restaurants. WiFi connection was poor at the property and heating system stopped working mid week but we managed without it so didn’t call the owner to look into this, which they probably would have done if we had called them.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Generously equipped Victorian (or Edwardian) house modernized but retaining lots of features appropriate to its age.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable stay for adult male walking group

  • 4 of 5

Good location and comfortable, well equipped accommodation. Beds all comfortable but twin beds narrow for adults and a bit close together and can't be moved further apart due to size of room. Owner very responsive to questions. Short walking distance to Ventnor seafront - incline all the way home but less noticeable after a couple of pints!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a truly amazing holiday shenstone is beautiful spacious and has everything you need. Excellent location too. Will be visiting again

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Really good base, everything in the cottage you could need, including the toilet rolls !

Cottag really clean, parking good although you have to reverse in, much better, all the instructions to use the appliances.

Really good. Would recommend

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely guests remember us in the future.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Bonchurch Inn
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Wightlink Portsmouth to Fishbourne
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Sandown Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Bonchurch Inn
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: necessary

Exclusive family house in a unique position over looking Bonchurch and Ventnor with fabulous sea views and backing onto St Boniface Downs.

Only a ten minute walk to Ventnor town centre and the beach, the downs back onto the garden with private gated access. Great location for activity holidays such as cycling, walking, golf, sailing and many great island attractions.

To enjoy the location of this property you will need a car.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Special notes:
The property is built on a steep hill making wheelchair access impossible.
The garden is steeply terraced so it’s important that guests can manage steps.
Children 5 years and over are most welcome. Under 5's at the owners discretion.
No pets
No Smoking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.