Clarence house - The Victoria Apartment
The Victoria Apartment is a bright, fresh escape in our Elegant Victorian Manor House. Fully equipped for self catering with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer, Nespresso coffee machine and a high quality finish, it is a light and relaxing environment with a high quality finish. With views over the secluded garden from all windows, 35inch TV with DVD player, iPod/CD player, a selection of books and double bed all with your comfort and enjoyment in mind.With big fluffy towels, crisp bed linen and extra little touches to make you feel at home.
Style, Comfort, Peace & Quiet
Book before March 31st a get 50% discounted ferry crossing.
For all our bookings we offer discounted ferry crossings to all our guests all year.
Where luxury is about feeling comfortable, your own private space and the personal freedom to do what you want when you want…
Where it feels like a special occasion but it’s simply what you deserve…
We understand your most valuable possession is time, you are a unique individual and you want to make the most of your time off so..with that in mind we have created more than a great place to stay; we help you to enjoy hassle free holidays with a special place to call home at the end of each day.
Our uniquely decorated apartments offer the privacy and freedom to relax, unwind, explore new places. Your antidote to daily life and home from home. All newly renovated, our Two x one bedroom apartments which each sleep 2 adults and the One x two bedroom apartment that sleeps 4 are immaculately presented holiday apartments that combine the very best of contemporary living perfectly in balance with the buildings traditional period features and heritage. They lie opposite the award-winning Ventnor Park, renowned for its pristine planting. The apartments have high ceilings and where possible, original mouldings and fireplaces, all beautifully restored to offer guests a true experience of opulent Victorian living by the seaside.
Centrally located, we offer a perfect base for the beach and the cosmopolitan town of Ventnor just a 10 minutes’ stroll away. Ventnor’s popular shingle and sand beach - where freshly caught fish of the day can be purchased at the marina - is about 5 minutes’ walk downhill.
Blackgang Chine is nearby, the oldest themed attraction in the UK, and within easy reach are The Needles and Alum Bay. Attractions include Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Isle of Wight Pearl, Dinosaur Isle, a donkey sanctuary and Calbourne Water Mill which has a 17th-century working watermill. Osborne House and Gardens (Queen Victoria’s holiday residence), and Carisbrooke Castle are a short distance away. The sailing towns of Yarmouth and Cowes, and the popular resorts of Shanklin and Sandown are nearby. The island can be explored from the open-top buses that stop regularly at various collection points. Beach 500 yards. Shop 800 yards, pub 350 yards, restaurant 300 yards.
Top Traveller Review
Very comfortable and private stay.
About the Owner
About Gillian Mechan
Hello From Sunny Ventnor !
The Isle of Wight was never a place I thought we would call home until a surprise birthday trip organised by Robert for my birthday.
We fell in love with the beauty of Ventnor and by chance spotted Clarence House in the window of a local estate agent.........
And so here we are.
With our Elegant, Victorian Manor House in the heart of Ventnor with 4 holiday apartments and gorgeous views over Ventnor Park.
We hope by sharing this stunning house and it's location you too will fall in love with Ventnor re-styled and re-discovered.
It is like life but better.......
We look forward to welcoming you to Clarence House
Gillian & Robert
Gillian Mechan purchased this apartment in 2014
Why Gillian Mechan chose Isle of Wight
We fell in love with Ventnor and the friendliness of "The Islanders".
It truly has a different feel from the mainland and yet is only 1/2 an hour away by Catamaran or Ferry.
A drive through the country lanes brings lots of Ohhhs and Ahhhs at the beauty of the surrounding countryside and the quaint thatched villages.
A superb destination for walkers, cyclists or the hearty tri-athletes. There is much to be seen on the Coastal Path with striking chalk geology featuring heavily here in the south. There are great views out to sea and many interesting places to visit, reflecting the island's heritage and royal patronage over the years. Isle of Wight boasts many wonderful cycling and riding routes around the island's dramatic coast line with varying degrees of difficulty.
What makes this apartment unique
A Chic, Stylish Escape in an Elegant Victorian Manor House in Central Ventnor.
Our sumptuous and uniquely styled apartments complete with super soft bedding and all amenities. Are available all year. With Stunning views over Ventnor Park and walking distance to the beach, restaurants and the Botanical Gardens, everything is on your door step at Clarence House. From Michelin starred restaurants to crab shakes on the sandy beach This is Ventnor re-styled and re-discovered, all transforming your definition of a holiday in the Isle of Wight.
We provide all bedding and towels along with a fully equipped kitchen. There is also secure lock-up storage for bikes and walking equipment.
We happily accept children over 12 years of age.
No dogs or smoking anywhere on the premises.
Telephone and email enquiry reservations will be held for 48 hours and only officially confirmed once we have received your completed booking information and payment
(8 traveller reviews)
Very comfortable and private stay.
The apartment is very homely with lovely decor and well fitted for all our needs. The owners were very friendly and considerate and advised us on local restaurants, walks, and seasonal attractions for our first time on the island. There was everything we needed in the apartment to get going. Overall we had a lovely, cosy and private time. The apartment made a great home to explore Ventnor and the rest of the island.
Wonderful Christmas at Clarence House!
My stay in the Victoria Apartment in Clarence House was truly fabulous! I arrived on the Friday before Christmas with initial departure for December 27, but I extended my stay. The apartment is lovely with all the accommodations I needed to be comfortable, such as Internet, TV with numerous channels, and a fully-equipped kitchen for those seeking to prepare meals or the occasional coffee or tea, instead of venturing out to one of the excellent local pubs or restaurants. The bedroom has the most comfortable bed, which left me sleeping way too long in the mornings. I needed a restful break from the stress of everyday life and I found it here at Clarence House with the fabulous accommodations and the delightful hosts, who seek to make your stay there enjoyable. I found myself looking out the window in deep meditation instead of reading some of the interesting books available in the apartment. The location is ideal, the apartment is fabulous and the hosts are wonderful! Definitely spending my holidays here.
A lovely getaway.
Very clean, well equipped apartment with a touch of luxury. Good location within walking distance of the town and the seafront.
Lovely apartment, would recommend.
Great apartment to stay in for Ventnor, only a short walk to the town for restaurants and also easy access to the coastal paths for walking. Directly opposite are the botanical gardens, which you can walk through to reach the sea. The apartment itself was very comfortable, and everything that you could need provided to a high standard. Lovely rear garden to enjoy if the sun is out. Would definitely recommend to anyone staying in this area.
OUR WEEK AT THE VICTORIA APARTMENT VENTNOR
This open plan 1st Floor apartment is compact, quiet and cosy. It is attractively decorated, clean and fresh and well appointed. On this occasion we booked through English Country Cottages (ECC) but their photos in particular did not do the property justice.
The kitchen itself is very compact but use of its limited space is well planned.
The double bedroom and en-suite shower room are also of a high standard and the provision of night-time bottles of water and chocs were nice touches to greet us.
With only street parking the pathway and steps up to the apartment were fine for us (again well thought out and lit at night), but could be difficult for those with mobility problems. The communal patio (we understand still a work in progress) is nicely laid out and colourful and we enjyedsitting out there when weather premitted.
The owners were low profile but warm, friendly and helpful. We tried a couple of their local restaurant recommendations which we thoroughly enjoyed. El Toro Contento is a must visit!
The location was ideally situated between Ventnor town and Steephill Cove with Ventnor Park directly opposite.
We definitely hope to get backk and can recommend it to anyone as long as their dates don`t clash with ours!!
I treated my girlfriend to a trip away and boy we were in for a shock. As the price was very reasonable we didn't expect to receive the service and overall facilities we did. True l memorable and just brilliant. Definately recommend to anyone and everyone.
From the Owner
“We fell in love with Ventnor and the friendliness of "The Islanders". It truly has a different feel from the mainland and yet is only 1/2 an hour away by Catamaran or Ferry. A drive through the country lanes brings lots of Ohhhs and Ahhhs at the beauty of the surrounding countryside and the quaint thatched villages. A superb destination for walkers, cyclists or the hearty tri-athletes. There is much to be seen on the Coastal Path with striking chalk geology featuring heavily here in the south. There are great views out to sea and many interesting places to visit, reflecting the island's heritage and royal patronage over the years. Isle of Wight boasts many wonderful cycling and riding routes around the island's dramatic coast line with varying degrees of difficulty.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Of special interest is the vast array of cycling, walking and swimming spots on the Island.With advice and information available from Robert who is a keen cyclist and open water swimmer.
More than half the Isle of Wight has been designated an Area of Outstanding Beauty, and there are 65 miles of coastline to explore. Along the more beautiful south coast there's a beach to suit everyone. A 5 min stroll down the winding path and through the cascading gardens, you are on the golden beachfront of Ventnor, which has something of a riviera feel. The tide is strong here, but the beach itself is clean, mainly sandy, easily accessible, and has rockpools to poke around in at either end.
There are several ways to get onto the Island. From Lymington,Southampton and Portsmouth both Red Funnel and WightLink provide a very good ferry service.
Distance from Ryde or Fishbourne to Ventnor is apprx 12 miles of lovely countryside driving. ( or cycling for the more adventurous )
We are in the heart of Ventnor so all amenities are accessible by walking.
From the Owner
“A Chic, Stylish Escape in an Elegant Victorian Manor House in Central Ventnor. Our sumptuous and uniquely styled apartments complete with super soft bedding and all amenities. Are available all year. With Stunning views over Ventnor Park and walking distance to the beach, restaurants and the Botanical Gardens, everything is on your door step at Clarence House. From Michelin starred restaurants to crab shakes on the sandy beach This is Ventnor re-styled and re-discovered, all transforming your definition of a holiday in the Isle of Wight. We provide all bedding and towels along with a fully equipped kitchen. There is also secure lock-up storage for bikes and walking equipment. We happily accept children over 12 years of age. No dogs or smoking anywhere on the premises.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only
- not suitable for children
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- recreation centre
- theme parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- bay fishing
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Please bear in mind that Ventnor is a steeply sloping town from the hills at St Boniface Down toward the sea, and therefor so is Clarence House. We have slowly graduating steps up to the house, and slightly steeper ones around through the garden to the Apartments. It is not suitable for the mobility impaired and there is unfortunately no wheelchair access. It is also not suitable for small children and therefore we have a minimum age limit of 12 years old Outside: The sheltered location of Ventnor on the cliff of the Island's south coast means we experiences a microclimate with more sunny days than much of the British Isles, and fewer frosts. This has allowed many species of subtropical plant to be successfully planted and maintained. Do not be surprised to see growing in the garden plants that are native to New Zeland or the Canary Islands. Osborne Apartment at Clarence House has use of a lovely secluded sun trap garden with tables and chairs to enjoy afternoon tea or a glass of wine