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Lovely 3 bedroom Scandinavian Style Bungalow With Private Garden - Annexe at Sonsbeek Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom)



Updated: 16-Oct-2016
Bungalow and Apartment in St Lawrence, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England - Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Walk To The Beach

Set in the grounds of "Villa Sonsbeek" there are two holiday accommodation units "Little Sonsbeek" and "Annexe at Sonsbeek". We welcome well behaved dogs in both units.

"Little Sonsbeek" is a spacious and modern 3 bedroom bungalow detached from the owners private accommodation "Villa Sonsbeek". It benefits from a large front garden and rear south facing private decked area with table and chairs. It has a fully equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms and south facing conservatory. Access is via a private entrance. Parking for one car is provided in a private hard-standing off Hunts Road. Ideal for a family with ample space and comfort for up to 6 people

"Little Sonsbeek" comfortably sleeps up to 6 people with one double, one twin and a single bedroom. Additional sleeping is provided in the lounge (1 double and 2 single sofa beds). So the accommodation offers flexible sleeping arrangements with a one time set up of linens included. A cot is available in the double bedroom if required, please request at time of booking.

"Little Sonsbeek" has a spacious lounge/dining room with TV, FreeSat and DVD player and we provide a good range of DVDs to keep the children occupied if you find yourselves housebound due to the good old British weather! Free WiFi is also available in most of the bungalow. The dining area can seat up to 6 people and we can provide a high chair upon request.

The two bathrooms in "Little Sonsbeek" have instant electric "Triton" showers whilst one also offers a bath to relax and unwind. A one time set up of towels is included in the rental rate.

The kitchen is equipped with all you need for self-catering including oven, hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, ironing board and iron as well as a good range of cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. Outside there is a rotary washing line so you can even wash, dry and iron your clothes before you leave!

"Annexe at Sonsbeek" is an apartment smaller than the bungalow located in the double garage conversion of "Villa Sonsbeek". It is detached from "Little Sonsbeek" and link-detached from "Villa Sonsbeek". The attractive and modern interior is finished to a good standard and is ideal for a couple or single person. It can sleep 3 max in the double bedroom and via sofa bed in the living area.

The living area offers ample storage space with a large wardrobe, storage units and drawers. FreeSat TV and free WiFi is also included. It also has a small dining table and chairs.

The kitchen area is fully equipped for self catering with oven, hob, microwave, refrigerator, kettle, toaster and washing machine. A good selection of cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery is provided and caters for up to 3 people. Clothes can be dried on a clothes line provided in the outside access passageway. There is a shower room/toilet fitted with a "Triton" instant electric shower.

"Annexe at Sonsbeek" benefits from exclusive use of a large elevated section of garden with table and chairs and a car parking space on main driveway.

"Annexe at Sonsbeek" is accessed via a private entrance off the main driveway and has a secure lockable gate.

If you are planning a holiday with parents or friends requiring their own space the linked access gate between the two units can be opened to allow an extended family of up to 10 to holiday together but have their own living and sleeping space. Special rates apply when booking both units so please request a quote.

More Details

Details for holiday apartment Annexe at Sonsbeek Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

Set in the grounds of "Villa Sonsbeek", "Annexe at Sonsbeek" is a self-contained unit with private access, garden and car parking space (within the gravel driveway of the main house). It is located in the beautiful undercliff village of St Lawrence near Ventnor, Isle of Wight. Ideally placed for couples or families seeking a quiet retreat with easy access to beautiful coastal walks, secluded coves and the Victorian town of Ventnor just 5 minutes drive away. If you are keen on cycling, walking or running, many options exist so you can discover the beauty of the South of the island from this location. Close to attractions such as Ventnor Botanical Gardens (3 minute drive), Blackgang Chine (10 mins drive) and many other attractions that the Isle of Wight offers.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We love the location of "Sonsbeek" in the beautiful Undercliff area of St Lawrence near Ventnor and sure you will too. Our aim is to provide you with good quality accommodation and service at a reasonable price to make your stay enjoyable and memorable and hope that your visit will be the first of many. We very much look forward to welcoming you and making your visit special. Well behaved dogs also welcome. If you enjoy walking, running or cycling you will love this location and will share Nick's passion of the great outdoors in this area of outstanding natural beauty.

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Speaks English, Portuguese

2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


holiday in little sonsbeeks , st lawrence

  • 5 of 5

the property was clean and tidy and met all our needs , the owners were very friendly and helpful if required, set in a peaceful location with lovely coastal walks which is perfect for dog owners, very good local beaches and places to eat out such as spy glass inn located in ventnor and Wight mouse inn located in chale , would holiday here again and would recommend .

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing to stay with us and for leaving the accommodation so clean and tidy. We look forward to welcoming you back and hope we can make your next stay extra special and ideally with sunshine every day!
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Little retreat in St Lawrence

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I were looking forward to a few days holidays by the sea. Little Sonsbeek Annex has everything you need with the added bonus of a private garden for your convenience.

The property is very conveniently located in the middle of St Lawrwnce, a beautiful and peaceful village with lovely secluded coves near by and a few meters away from the coastal path. You can easily reach Ventnor and enjoy the many restaurants and quaint shops.

Nick and Raquel were very attentive and helpful hosts and we would love to go back and spend more time in this beautiful area.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you visit Tom and Ana and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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Ventnor Botanic Gardens
"Nice for a relaxing walk amongst a vast range of unusual and semi-topical plants. Nice cafe ..."
The Spyglass Inn
"Great pub for food and live music located on the waters edge"
Blackgang Chine
"Great place for a day's fun with the kids (ideal for ages 3 to 12). Smugglers/pirate theme v..."
"Lovely Victorian town with an interesting mix of shops, cafes and restaurants a nice beach a..."
"Nice village for a relaxing drink in the garden"

From the Owner

This area is in our opinion one of the most beautiful and peaceful in the UK whilst enjoying a warmer climate. In an area of outstanding natural beauty, the undercliff region benefits from a 'micro-climate' which is why the Ventnor Botanic Garden is located here. With coastal and downs walks and secluded bays only minutes walk away it is ideally located for those that enjoy the great outdoors in a quiet peaceful location away from it all. Nowhere is far away by car on the Isle of Wight so you can go and explore whilst knowing you have a comfortable and relaxing retreat to return to.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Southampton at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Buddle Inn at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Fishbourne at 15 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 4 Kilometres Nearest Train : Shanklin at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ventnor, Niton at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Woody Bay at 800 Metres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

I am a keen walker, runner and cyclist and always happy to advise you or show you around the local area.


Located on the south coast of the Isle of Wight with the secluded bays just 5 to 10 minutes walk away. Although these beaches are generally stones/pebbles they are suitable for swimming and relaxing in the very favourable climate of this area.


St Lawrence is on the south coast of the Isle of Wight so is an approximate 30 minute drive from the ferry ports of Fishbourne, Cowes and Yarmouth. As a foot passenger from Ryde (via FastCat or Hovercraft from Portsmouth) you can take the train to Shanklin which is just a 15 minute drive away so is a cost-effective taxi journey to "Sonsbeek".


The nearest town is Ventnor which is 5 minute drive by car, 15 minutes by bike or 30 minutes by foot. The road to Ventnor has very little traffic and passes the Botanical Gardens and Ventnor Park, both of which are well worth a visit. Ventnor Park has a bandstand with performers on Sunday afternoons during the summer season. The village of Niton is a similar distance in the opposite direction and can be accessed via a pleasant downs walk or by road if driving or cycling.

Further Details:

St Lawrence has a convenience store/Post Office within a few minutes walk. The town of Ventnor with many shops, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets and popular seafront with sandy beach and views over the English Channel is just a 5 minute drive away.


Rental rates

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit of £150 of date of booking (refundable). Total amount due 4 weeks before arrival. Booking form will be sent for completion and return.
Cancellation refunds:
Up to 4 weeks - no cancellation fee
2-4 weeks - 50% of rate refunded
1-2 weeks - 25% of rate refunded
Less than 1 weeks - no refund
We will endeavour to re-book the accommodation, but a cancellation fee of £100 will be levied on the visitor.
Booking fee forfeited on cancellation.

Changeover Day:
Arrival time 2pm
Departure time 11am
Preferred changeover day is Saturday although other days may be possible.

Notes on prices:
All prices are in GBP.
Short Breaks available - please contact us with your requirements

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From the Owner

Benefits include its idyllic location, variety of coastal and downland walks, peace and quiet in one of the warmest parts of the UK whilst the town of Ventnor is just 5 minutes drive away.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • naturist beach
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 230 sq. ft.


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Easy access electric shower, toilet and wash basin


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Small double plus single sofa bed in lounge


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is modern and maintained to a good standard. With the owners living on the site, any problems or issues can be dealt with quickly with the aim of making your stay as enjoyable as possible. We always welcome your feedback so we can continue to improve for our future visitors and hopefully for your return stay. Outside: The outside space offers gardens to both sides of the property. The south side of "Little Sonsbeek" has a private courtyard area with sundeck adjoining the conservatory with table, chairs and parasol. A rotary washing line is installed. The front of the property has a pretty garden with sea views from the top, table and chairs and an abundance of shrubs and seasonal plants/flowers. "Little Sonsbeek Annexe" benefits from use of a section of private garden to the front and use of a car parking space in the driveway of the main house.

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