A luxury 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom cottage originally built as a coach house in 1860 for a Miss Haviland. Charles Dickens, who spent a summer in Ventnor, named Miss Havisham from Great Expectations after her.
The cottage is set in ¾ of an acre of secluded (and dog secure) gardens behind 7 foot high stone walls. Guests can enjoy various terraces for alfresco dining, landscaped gardens, ponds, children's play areas and watch the rare red squirrels which frequent the gardens. The cottage was completely refurbished in 2020, with luxury furniture & fittings throughout including Italian limestone flooring with underfloor heating, plantation shutters, and a 5-seater jacuzzi with mood lighting, massage jet therapy and Bluetooth speakers.
In addition to the 4 bedrooms, there is a dog snug on the ground floor with direct access to the large back garden, which, with a Smart TV and day bed doubles as a children’s TV room. We have a large kitchen dining area that extends into the conservatory. Queen Victoria once visited the neighbour's kitchen and parked her carriage where the kitchen stands today – please have a read of our historical blog.
We are located 200 metres from the coast. Although we do not have a sea view due to the geography of the area, we do have a secret footpath to the coast which makes for a lovely 600-metre walk. We have close connections to Charles Dickens who spent a summer in the village writing David Copperfield. We recommend exploring the local history with a guided tour of our curated literary walk.
We take two dogs of any breed at a cost of £20 per week and have an electric vehicle charger at a cost of £30 per week. We only operate weekly rentals from March to October, with check-in day on Fridays. In our off-peak season, we offer shorter stays.
There are six main crossings to and from the island. Once on the island, Haviland Cottage is approximately a 30 minute drive from the ports Yarmouth, Fishbourne, Cowes & Ryde.
From the chosen ferry terminal please enter P038 1QY into your Sat Nav. We are located mid way down Madeia Road, in the narrow section of road with stone walls on either side. Our two off road parking spaces are located between the white garage and the cottage.
Haviland Cottage, 66 Madeira Road, Ventnor, The Isle of Wight. PO38 1QY
Location type: Village
Location setting: Coastal
Groups welcome Family friendly Child facilities Dog friendly Mobile phone reception Free wifi Central heating Non-smoking establishment Eco friendly On-site parking
En suite Shower Bath/shower TV DVD Central heating Garden patio Hot tub BBQ Linen Towels Hairdryer Iron Tea & coffee Fridge Freezer Toaster Hob Oven Microwave Dishwasher Washer dryer
Drop off at entrance Ground floor accommodation Non-allergic bedding
|Blackgang Chine||6.7 miles|
|Ventnor Botanical Gardens||1.8 miles|
|The Needles / Alum Bay||20.2 miles|
|The Garlic Farm||7.7 miles|
|Osborne house||14.3 miles|
|Smoking Lobster||1.5 miles|
|The Bonchurch Inn||1.3 miles|
|The Hamborough||1.3 miles|
|The George Hotel||18.0 miles|
|The Garlic Farm||7.7 miles|