Open plan Studio in Ventnor, Isle of Wight in a perfect location by the sea in St Lawrence Ideal for couples or a small family
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Not in high season as we only have the one studio
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Everything was catered for, mark and Eve were welcoming and helpful! Has a great stay. Will definitely be back!
This was a lovely annexe to the main house. The owners were great. The accommodation was clean and comfortable. Sadly we had a family emergency which cut short our stay but we would have been very happy here.
Our stay at the boat house ventnor.
Our experience at the boathouse in Ventnor was beautiful the location is superb and the quality of the studio and cleanliness is outstanding. The owners of the property were so welcoming and knowledgeable of the area.
We would not hesitate to stay there again in the future.
Kind regards Ivan and Karen.
I'm afraid we did not find the studio very comfortable. I misread the description to understand that there was a separate bedroom, but this was not the case. While the bed was very comfortable, the sofa was not, and I can't imagine squeezing 4 people in such a small space. We were also disappointed to find the cooking facilities so limited. The barbecue outdoors was the only hob available (unfortunate in the rain), and there was no oven, just a small microwave. Self catering was further limited by the lack of a dining table and chairs.
It was spotlessly clean, and Eve and Mark could not have been more helpful, but for such a small and limited space I really feel the studio is overpriced. It was nice being outside Ventnor in a peaceful location, with a lovely view from the gazebo. However you have to walk through Eve and Mark's garden to get to it, which is less comfortable.
It would have been helpful to mention that there are steep steps down to the studio, as we found these quite strenuous, and unsuitable for my husband with his painful leg.
We are sorry that our guests did not find the Studio to their liking. As we make it very clear to all our guests that our Boat House Studio is large but all open plan, with no separate bedroom, both in what we say about the Studio and also in the pictures and we make it clear in all our correspondence.
We also make it clear that there is no hob in the Studio, as it is all open plan and so it is deemed a fire hazard. As a result we provide a modern gas Hob and BBQ at the end of the Studio patio area, so that guests who want to cook more can do so with ease.
As Wendy has indicated sadly, she misread the description and had she said in advance about wanting a separate bedroom, or that her husband had a bad leg and needed a stick, we would have advised them to consider alternative accommodation. We were only told they were artists who wanted to paint in the Gazebo which they seemed very happy doing and we did not get any negative comments, while they were here.
We hope they still enjoyed their holiday, as we are in a beautiful setting and area and hope that they have some lovely paintings too.
We are proud of our many 5 star reviews from our guests over the years and our Premier status. We have been advised too that we provide great value for money.
Relaxing Week for Two!
We stayed at the Boat Studio at the end of July for a week. Mark and Eve were fab at communicating with us before our holiday providing fab directions and help with the ferry. Eve was there to welcome us on arrival with plenty of tips and advice. She showed us around the studio and took the time to explain everything. The studio is beautifully decorated in luscious surroundings and a perfect base for exploring the island by car or walking. We were provided with some lovely goodies when we arrived and the facilities are great! Definitely take the time to sit in the garden as the views are amazing and if you are lucky, you will meet their cats who are friendly but not at all bothersome. We couldn't have asked for a lovelier week and both Mark and Eve were great hosts! If we plan to return for another adventure, we'll be sure to book again! Thanks again for having us!
Super accommodation, beautiful sea views from the garden. Every need catered for and Eve and mark were the perfect hosts.
Special interest holidays:
Take in the whole Ventnor experience with its beach and colourful beach huts and its wide range of avant-garde cafes, bars, shops and galleries, and its popular arts festivals.
we are located on the Island Coastal Path and the sea is a few minutes away along a beautiful bridal path. We are sorrunded by bays and beautiful countyside and the Undercliff has its own microclimate and tropicak plant. walkers and cyclists vist through the seasons and there are special festivals.There is sailing, boating, diving and sea fishing nearby in Ventnor, Shanklin and Sandown.
The studio is situated within an area of outstanding natural beauty, only few minutes from National Trust bridle paths overlooking the famous Sugarloaf and Woody Bay and very close to the 12th century Norman church and with St Catherine’s Lighthouse nearby.
3 Car Ferries are all within half and hour and Shanklin station with its fast service by CAT and train to Waterloo is 15 minutes away. We offer a pickup service.
Ventnor Town is 5 minutes by car with its lovely beach and bars and bistros and you can also walk to it over the cliffs via the beautiful Steephill Cove and Ventnor's Botanical Gardens.
Shankin and Sandown are the next resorts round with diving and a range of boats
The studio offers the perfect location to explore the Isle of Wight and especially St Lawrence and its range of bays and wild coves. These walks take you over the cliffs to Steep Hill Cove and its famous crab shacks, on to The Botanical Gardens and on to Ventnor and its harbour.