Welcome to the Old Nursery Thatch, have a wonderful stay.
Stunning sitting-room with original character and features, including large feature inglenook fireplace.
The dining-room with original features and large wood-burning stove to keep everybody warm in the colder months.
Feel snug as a bug in a rug, as the fire warms up the whole room.
Farmhouse-style kitchen with beams and tile flooring, creating that cottage feel.
Find everything you will need to cook up a treat in the kitchen
Snuggle up on the sofa in front of the log-burning stove.
The log-burning stove in the sitting-room is sure to keep you warm and cosy on those colder days.
Gather around the large wooden dining-table for a yummy dinner and maybe a glass of wine too.
Cosy up for a good night's sleep.
The family bathroom with oak paneling and claw-foot, roll-top bath.
The master bedroom with original stone and woodwork.
Time for a holiday with Classic Cottages?
The shower room
Enjoy your dinner al fresco style in the Isle of Wight sunshine
Take a step into your Classic Cottage.
Knock knock, holiday is here!
Enjoy the use of the shared lawns
A wonderful thatched, two bedroom cottage in Ventnor.
Explore the beautiful Isle of Wight countryside
Large and partly landscaped gardens mainly lawned with mature trees and plants.
Enjoy the beautiful gardens.
The Old Nursery
Where will you explore?

Old Nursery Thatch


6.3 miles W of Ventnor / Sleeps 4 + cot

7 Nights from £769 - £1231

Nearest pub

The Wight Mouse Inn (1 ¾ miles)

This pub is in a great location for walkers and cyclists on the southern most stretch of the island. With good food and a relaxed atmosphere be sure to pop in. There's a large outside seating area for warmer months. Dogs are welcome.

Nearest beach

Whale Chine (1 ½ miles)

A difficult beach to reach and great care should be taken. Steps down the side of the verticle chime were re-installed however they didn't last long and are now very dangerous. It is not advised to use them however people still do! It is possible to walk from Atherfield about two miles up the coast. Good for fossil hunting but watch the tide. Dogs are allowed and there is no lifeguard cover.

Nearest walk

Chillerton Down Circular Walk (2 ½ miles)

Set off in a circle around a spot in the centre of the south of the island. It'll take a couple of hours but is dog friendly but the views are far reaching as you trek over hill and down dale. The National Trust has a free downloadable route on their website.

Nearest town

Brighstone (2 ¾ miles)

Known as the prettiest village on the Isle of Wight, Brighstone is neatly located just in from the west coast, with great access to inland and terrific coastal walks - get up high and you may even spot the Needles on the horizon.

Also nearby

The Taverners (4 ¼ miles)

A traditional country pub which uses local produce and even its own home grown herbs from a vegetable patch in the garden. There's a kids play area and a shop selling all sorts of local produce. Dogs are welcome.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Sue B July 2017

A warm welcome

We booked for a meal at The Taverners after first visiting there for a drink earlier in the week. We received a warm friendly welcome and the food was excellent, plenty of choice with daily specials and a bit different to the norm. . The service was excellent and very prompt. Their local brew was also good. I would definitely recommend this establishment and would visit again when I am next on the Isle.

Parkhurst Forest (6 ¾ miles)

A large area of woodland maintained by the Forestry Commission. There's miles of woodland walks suitable for both walkers and mountain bikers. The red squirrel hide is a great place to spot wildlife from.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe April 2017

Great place for a walk and to get close to nature - and we saw a red squirrel!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2017

Beautiful place to walk the dog and the kids!

Compton Bay (6 miles)

Park above the beach and take the steps down. There's two miles of open sandy beach, sandstone cliffs and the chalk cliffs of Freshwater further afield. There are no facilities apart from toilets so take all your food and drink with you. It's a popular spot for kitesurfers and windsurfers. Dogs are not allowed from 1st June to the end of September and there is no lifeguard cover.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2017

A great spot for an Ice cream if you're out for a drive along the South Coast. One of the few places on the Island you can usually find some Surf

The Pointer Inn (7 miles)

Traditional pub grub but with a difference. Locals are offered a bartering exchange system where they provide local produce in exchange for meals or drinks. Great idea and upholds their intent to use local products. A garden with views across the downs and a large terrace are available for summer dining. Child and dog friendly. You may wish to book; this is a very popular place.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2017

This is a beautiful traditional pub that serves excellent food and has staff that will go the extra mile. I love that you can order some of the dishes from the menu as a smaller portion so there is no food waste. All food is locally sourced and they can even tell you the name of the person who grew it!

The Crown Inn (2 miles)

In an idylic setting the the village of Shorwell this pub offers traditional homemade food, real ales and a menu created using local produce. A log fire will keep you warm during winter and there's an outdoor play area in summer for children. Dogs are very welcome.

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