The Isle of Wight is situated off the south coast of England in the English Channel, only two hours from London via hovercraft and ferry. Being close to the capital makes the Island a great place to look for a holiday home in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK for sale.
Where is Ventnor in the Isle of Wight?
The seaside resort of Ventnor is found on the south eastern coast of the Isle of Wight and is a well-known holiday destination. The Isle of Wight is separated from mainland UK by The Solent and its diamond in shape. Its 22.5 miles (36 km) from east to west and 13.5 miles (22 km) from north to south.
Since Victorian times holiday makers have been visiting Ventnor for their summer holidays. In fact the Isle of Wight receives over a million visitors each year and not just in the summer, it’s a year round destination. Ventnor is built into the steep hillside which leads down to the sea offering picturesque views of the beach and town area. The capital of the Isle of Wight is Newport and Ventnor is eleven miles away.
What is Ventnor in the Isle of Wight like?
The Isle of Wight is home to pretty seafronts and beaches including, Shanklin Beach which is just 4.5 miles from Ventnor and Ventnor Beach being the most visited. At Ventnor Beach, vintage beach huts are dotted along the sea front. Owners can easily distinguish them, by their brightly painted pastel colours. Why do holiday makers visit the Isle of Wight? For the stunning beaches and coastline, its lush countryside, attractions, landmarks and relaxed location.
History enthusiasts can visit Compton Bay which is 16.5 miles from Ventnor and Yaverland Beach, where they can see Dinosaur fossils and remains. Landmarks on the west of the island include, The Needles which are three massive white chalk rocks. The lighthouse that overlook the rocks and guard them date from the 19th century. The Isle of Wight is often described as “pocket sized, yet perfect” and that basically sums up the island to a tee.
The weather on the island is warmer and sunnier than on mainland UK and this is a massive draw throughout the entire year. Those who enjoy strolling, walking and cycling can take in the views of the rolling countryside, whist taking in the fresh air. Rugged coastlines and hidden coves, not to mention the many festivals that take place on the Isle of Wight make this location a wonderful destination for a holiday home in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK.
What are the holiday homes in Ventnor, Isle of Wight like?
The holiday homes in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK for sale, are in a beautiful parkland setting in the very heart of the Isle of Wight. It’s an idyllic location as most of the islands beaches are just a 20 minute drive away. Beach holidays are what families look for and there are dog friendly beaches on the island too. The majority of places of interest are a mere 35 minutes’ drive from this delightful holiday park. If you are looking for the ideal UK, Isle of Wight, Ventnor holiday home for sale, you have found it here with a choice of luxury lodges. You can choose between two and three bedroom homes, and two bedroom lake houses. All of these homes boast modern well fitted kitchens, double glazing, central heating and come with superb quality fixtures and fittings. The lounge and dining room is open plan and flows through to the kitchen area. This is great when you are entertaining as the chef isn’t left out of the conversation. The bedrooms are a good size and the bathrooms have sleek and modern suites and are partially tiled.
They come furnished but you are still able to put your own stamp on them. The outside decking area means you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and evening dinner in relaxed surroundings. The lakeside views offer a calming retreat and the ideal backdrop for al fresco dining. Open up the bi-folding doors and allow the outside, countryside and lakeside setting in. Some of the larger holiday homes for sale in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK have wood burners and these are ideal especially if you choose to live full time in one of these residences. UK winters can be cold, but as already said these homes have full central heating, the wood burner is a cosy touch.
The smaller of the holiday homes in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK for sale have two bedrooms, one shower room, plus one toilet. Perfect for a family of four or a couple plus, there is room for when guests come over to stay. If you want something a little larger go for the two bedroom option with two shower rooms meaning your guests have their own en-suite. At the rear of the property is the master bedroom with a luxury wet room and a second bedroom with twin beds plus en-suite access to a shower room. If you need three bedrooms there is an option for that too. There is also a choice of two and three bedroom cottages for sale in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK at this lakeside resort that you can choose from. These holiday lodges in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK for sale offer style and comfort and they can be a permanent residence, not just a holiday home.
What is the holiday park in Ventnor, Isle of Wight like?
There is a superb range of amenities at this lake side retreat. There is an indoor heated swimming pool and an outdoor swimming pool which is open during the season. You can socialise at the bar and eateries and there is a great entertainment lounge. An investment of £3 million has transformed this delightful retreat with the investment being spent on lodges and cottages, landscaping, a water sports lake, games area and a wonderful array of facilities and activities. Most of all what this lovely lake side park offers is tranquility in beautiful surroundings.
Sightseeing in Ventnor, Isle of Wight
Ventnor itself is as pretty as a picture, the countryside here is especially scenic. The beaches and promenade area is where you can enjoy a day sunbathing and then take a stroll and stop for a bite to eat at one of the eateries along the promenade, fish is very much on the menu. It’s perfect for couples of any age, families and for those who want a laid back lifestyle. Ventnor enjoys good weather and you can make the most of it on the beach or taking a walk and admiring the views. If you have a cool evening you can always visit the local cinema of which there are two.
If you fancy visiting a busy town head to Newport which is a mere eleven miles from Ventnor. It’s one of the liveliest places on the Isle of Wight. Here is where you will find a good range of shops with all the popular high street chains selling all the well-known brand names. Music lovers are in for a treat as each June the Isle of Wight Music Festival is held in Newport. Since the late 1960’s the Isle of Wight festivals are the town’s main event. There are some great line ups here including well know performers and family acts who perform a range of music, comedy, arts, literary and to round it all off, there are food festivals too. Legendary artists top the bill, both old and up and coming perform at this festival and around 55,000 tourists visit the festival each year. If you want great music and a wonderful atmosphere, this is a must visit for you, your family and friends.
Sailing in the Isle of Wight at the nautical town of Cowes is famous world over. Since 1826 Cowes Week has been held here each year and is one of the UK’s most known and popular sporting events. The yearly Round the Island Race entices more than 1600 boats to race in June, you will see familiar faces taking part at this yachting event. The first America’s Cup took place at Cowes in 1851 and Cowes is home to the Royal Yacht Squadron which was founded in 1815. Its racing heritage is a magnet for avid sailing enthusiasts and as Ventnor is only 15.4 miles from Cowes, Ventnor makes a super base to have a holiday home in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK.
Keen history buffs will enjoy a visit to the village of Carisbrooke which is just outside Newport. Carisbrooke Castle is found here, Charles I was imprisoned at this castle in the months before his trial and the museum exhibits his memorabilia. You can stroll around the beautiful landscaped Edwardian gardens and children will be delighted to see the donkeys at home here. Children can also play dress up as Norman soldiers and civil war troopers, it’s a fun day out for all the family. There is a tea-room here, where you can enjoy refreshments.
Take a tour of Osborne House, which was a royal residence built for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a summer home. Built between 1845 and 1851, it was Prince Albert who designed it in the style of Italian Renaissance. Only 13.5 miles from Ventnor.
Another must visit is to Monkey Haven which is an award winning animal sanctuary. They take in and give a safe home to rescue animals, which include lemurs, gibbons, eagle owl and marmosets. There are interesting keeper talks and they tell stories of how the animals arrived and how they are looked after.
Robin Hill Country Park is an adventure park with rides, playgrounds and falconry displays. The whole family can enjoy this adventure park as there is something for everyone.
The Newport Roman Villa was originally a Romano-British farmhouse which dates back to 280 AD. It’s a Scheduled Ancient Monument in the care of the Isle of Wight Council Heritage Service. It depicts how the Romans lived whilst they lived on the Isle of Wight. The remains are in excellent condition such as the hypocaust system which shows how the Romans central heating worked and of course the roman bath. This is educational for all, with great family activities.
The traditional English village of Godshill with its medieval church, tearooms and pretty thatched cottages is picture perfect. It’s what buyers of overseas holiday homes in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK for sale look for. Godshill is only 5.2 miles away from Ventnor by car and it’s perhaps most famous for its model villages. There is a lovely range of shops in the village including local craft shops and unique souvenir shops too. This pretty village is quintessentially your English village and holiday homes in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK tick your needs for a delightful location.
The Isle of Wight Walking Festival has taken place each year for the past twelve years. It is held in May and usually lasts for two weeks. It’s one of the UK’s longest walking events held. Local walkers lead the way and on the walks you can discover beautiful views that you would never have seen had you taken a walk alone. For those who love to hike, there are extensive walking programmes all over the island and it’s a great way to discover the island on foot. Start the walk at chalk cliffs on the coast, marvel at the sand dunes and coves, then make your way up to the lush countryside. The Island became a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2019 and is known as ‘England in Miniature’. Take a walk and enjoy the lovely English countryside at its best.
Luxury holiday homes in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK for sale make the ideal holiday home base to explore the island to its fullest. It’s also perfect for those who may be wanting to retire to a beautiful location and live on a permanent basis.