Wydcombe Cottage

Ventnor, Isle Of Wight
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At-a-glance details

  • Guests 5
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 001022

About Wydcombe Cottage

See if you can spot red squirrels when you stay at this former farm worker’s cottage.

Situated in a picturesque valley, Wydcombe is a former farm labourer’s cottage with just a few other dwellings surrounding it. Boasting two wood burning stoves, this cosy cottage offers the perfect secluded escape. 

Breathe in a welcome dose of country air as you make your way around the cottage’s peaceful surroundings. See if you can spot some of the local wildlife, the area is a haven for rare red squirrels and bee-eaters. 

Nearby, St Catherine’s lighthouse juts out into the sea. Explore the wild coastline here before heading to the 16th-century Buddle Inn for some refreshments. 
 

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    Porch, hallway with stairs up to kitchen, dining room with multifuel stove, lavatory, sitting room with multifuel stove.

  • First floor

    Two bedrooms (one 5' double with en suite shower room, one triple with three single beds), bathroom with shower over bath.

Notes for guests

Access: This access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see those images in the main website page.

Heating: Electric radiator heating included.

Parking: For two or more cars on a large gravelled area at the front of the cottage.

Garden: A small back garden enclosed by a low wall with lawn, picnic table and outside light. Sheep can graze on the field adjacent to the cottage back garden so dogs need to be on a lead in the garden at all times.

Access: Access to the cottage is along an unmade track through fields that is used by this and a couple of other properties.

Logs/charcoal: Additional logs can be purchased in advance through the contact centre. Logs are £6.00 per bag or £25 for unlimited access to the log store.

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

Offers: Guests will have free access (during opening hours) to all Isle of Wight National Trust properties. Please take your holiday confirmation invoice as proof of eligibility to gain entry.

Ferries: We recommend that if you are travelling to the Isle of Wight, you should book the ferries early due to the excessive bookings at holiday periods. There are currently three options available depending on your preferred route:

1) Wightlink Ferries - www.wightlink.co.uk. National Trust Holidays guests receive a 10% discount with Wightlink ferries between Lymington and Yarmouth, Portsmouth and Fishbourne and the catamaran between Portsmouth and Ryde (foot passenger service only).  Follow this link to access Wightlink's booking system. The discount is applied once you have selected the crossing times.

2) Red Funnel Ferries - www.redfunnel.co.uk Travel Southampton/East Cowes.

3) Hovertravel - www.hovertravel.co.uk – foot passenger hovercraft service only from Portsmouth to Ryde

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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