Welcome to Sheldonia, a hidden gem in the delightful seaside town of Ventnor and within touching distance of Steephill Cove - one of the Island's prettiest beaches, featured in The Times' Top 20 Beach Resorts.
Tucked away quietly at the foot of the Ventnor Undercliff sits this most beautiful house, carefully and sympathetically renovated by its owners with a nod to the stunning coastal surroundings. The property is located at the top of an unadopted, private lane and has a parking space for two cars. The secluded tiered garden areas provide flexible options for relaxed dining, entertaining or simply enjoying the luxury of being in the heart of this wonderful sought-after location.
The front door opens directly into the kitchen/diner. Here, a charming dining-area can be found along with a compact but perfectly-formed kitchen, which has all the equipment you'll need to rustle up a holiday meal. There's even a dishwasher so no squabbling over the washing-up here! The sitting-area is beautifully arranged with chic nautical touches and leads to a wooden balcony, with spectacular panoramic sea views over the picturesque Ventnor Cricket Ground and Botanical Gardens.
Bedrooms two and three sit at the rear of the ground floor, a twin room and a pretty king-size bedroom. A handy wet-room completes the ground floor.
Should your party require, there's a lovely double room (bedroom one) at lower ground floor level accessed by patio doors, which provides a self-contained area with en suite shower-room. The perfect retreat for those guests who would prefer a little more privacy away from the main living areas and other guests - ideal for holidaying couples, the grandparents or teenagers wanting their own space! Please note, access to this bedroom is via external steps only.
You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to al fresco dining at Sheldonia. At the rear of the property you will find a pretty, elevated decked terrace. This area makes a lovely addition to the tiered patio at the front but please note, due to the geology of the rear gardens, a handrail is not possible so extra care should be taken on the steps leading up to the decking.
Whether you plan to spend your time simply enjoying the pretty surroundings or heading out to explore the many delights of the Island, a holiday at Sheldonia will be one to make many happy memories.
The Isle of Wight is a fabulous place for a holiday with miles of stunning coastline, water sports galore and pretty villages. There really is something for everyone here and from the moment you step onto the ferry over the Solent your adventure will begin.
Ventnor sits on the southeast of the Isle of Wight, ideally placed for exploring the many delights the island has to offer. Sheldonia is located on the outskirts of town, and you can stroll into the centre to find numerous places to eat and some eclectic shops. The seafront is a lovely traditional spot where you can hire a deckchair and relax with an ice cream on the beach. Close by, the renowned Ventnor Botanic Gardens are worth exploring for their flora and fauna or perhaps walk down the lane to Steephill Cove, a picturesque beach surrounded by pretty cottages where you can treat yourself to a crab pasty. For the ultimate treat try The Royal Hotel for afternoon tea, the perfect holiday pastime.
If you decide to head out further afield then a visit to the iconic Needles should be on your "to do" list. Take the chairlift down to the beach below (there are steps if you'd prefer) and pick up the boat for a close-up view or maybe just enjoy the dramatic scenery and multi-coloured sand cliffs from the shore. Osborne House in Cowes was once the home of Queen Victoria, now managed by English Heritage this is a great place to spend the day exploring the house, extensive grounds and even the private beach. However you plan to spend your blissful holiday days, Sheldonia is an ideal base for your island adventures.
Lower Ground Floor
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6"), TV, small fridge/freezer and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV, log-effect electric fire and balcony. Induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 3 with king-size double bed (5') and Smart TV
Please note: Due to the steep incline and number of steps, this property is not suitable for children under eight years of age or those with mobility issues. There are 26 steps (no handrail) leading from the parking area to the lower ground floor and a further flight of steps (with handrail) to the main ground floor entrance. Raised decking area at rear of the property - Please enjoy this area if weather permits, we respectfully request please do not use this area after 10pm as its location is in close proximity to residential neighbours. Due to space limitations, there is no washing machine at this property.
- No pets
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Garden furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
Sit a while and take in the stunning view from the balcony off the sitting area.
With a fabulous balcony and views towards the ocean, the living space is charming.
The main bedroom has plenty of storage space for your holiday essentials.
The cleverly crafted kitchen.
Welcome to Sheldonia.
Relax on the sofa after a busy beach day and catch up with a movie on the Smart TV.
Sit on the upper deck located above the house and enjoy island living at its best.
Aerial view of the cricket ground and Steephill Cove to the front of Sheldonia.
Looking through to the dining area.
The open plan living space has a lovely kitchen area perfect for cooking those holiday meals.
The kitchen has all the equipment you will need.
Shop at local farm shops for the freshest of island produce.
Your view of the English Channel from the balcony.
The secluded tiered garden is the perfect place to sit in the island sunshine.
This quirky property has external steps outside which lead to the lower ground floor double bedroom. Please note there are no internal stairs.
The lower ground floor double bedroom has a gorgeous outlook. Please be mindful of the unfenced area in front.
The charming living space has a seaside theme.
Treat yourself, you are on holiday after all!
Gather everyone around the table to chat about the adventures of the day.
Bedroom 1 is a delightful double room with en suite shower-room. Access to bedroom 1 is via the patio doors, there is no access from inside the house.
Sweet dreams in this nautically themed bedroom.
The en suite shower-room to bedroom 1, perfect for a refreshing shower after a busy beach day.
The twin bedded room is on the ground floor.
The pretty twin bedded room has two three-foot beds.
The shower-room on the ground floor is shared by the twin bedrooms 2 and main bedroom 3.
Bedroom 3 on the ground floor has a king-size double bed and Smart TV.
Spend blissful days on the upper decked area in the island sunshine.
Al fresco dining, it's what holidays are made for. Please note we respectfully request this lovely area should not be used after 10pm at night due its close proximity to residential neighbours .
The steps located behind the property from the ground floor level lead to the upper decked area. Please take care as the steps are uneven and there are no hand rails.
Surround yourself in nature in the magical terraced garden.
Aerial view above Sheldonia towards the English Channel.
Ventnor Botanic Gardens are worth a visit at any time of year.
Ventnor is a delightful seaside town on the south east of the island.
The beach at Ventnor is ideal for swimming or just sitting and watching the waves with an ice cream.
A visit to the island wouldn't be complete without taking the chairlift to see The Needles.
Wander along the coast path to Steephill Cove, a delightful spot.
Visit Sandown further along the coast for miles of sandy beach.
The captivating view from Culver towards Sandown Bay and beyond.
Osborne House is simply stunning and a great place to spend the day.