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About Ventnor

Around the town

Ventnor beach is popular all year round with sun seekers, paddlers and from October – March it is dog friendly. The beach and the esplanade benefit from a very secluded position, nestling in the lee of St Martin’s Down offering the area a slightly warmer temperature than most places in the UK.

The unique microclimate benefits the local Ventnor Botanic Garden, formerly on the site of an old Victorian hospital, famously grows many sub-tropical species of plants outdoors that could not survive colder temperatures found elsewhere in the UK. For example the Puya which typically grows in Central and South America.

The town of Ventnor seems to have escaped the influx of national brands so shopping in these quaint town streets is a treat. Explore the local businesses from jewellery makers, tea rooms, clothing stores, cosmetics (get your nails and hair done while you stay here) and so much more.


During the summer Ventnor is a hub of artistic flair and talent at the Fringe rolls in town. Enjoy live music, street entertainment and pop-up theatres to name a few things. Visit for more information and dates.

Ventnor may be near the Island’s most southern point but it is just a short 30 minutes drive from the county town of Newport and no more than 45 minutes drive to anywhere else on the beautiful diamond isle.


Eating Out

The Spyglass Inn has one of the best locations of any pub in the UK and is located only a few metres away from our accommodation. This traditional pub is renowned for its warm hospitality, great food and live local music. Keep an eye on their website for more information on who’s playing and what events they have running during your stay. It’s loved by locals as well as holiday makers.

There are a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars dotted along the seafront, so refreshments are never far away.

Zig zag your way up to the main town (it’s a little steep, so take your time) and take in the charming Victorian architecture. There are more restaurants, cafes and pubs for you to try as well as two local shops so you can stock up on a few supplies for your holiday home.

If you venture out along the coastal paths, discover the small village of Bonchurch to the east or the tiny fishing hamlet of Steephill Cove, a true delight if you are heading west and famous for its crab pasties.

To find out more about the Isle of Wight and what’s on and where to go during your holiday visit

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