Bermuda House – 4 Star Gold Standard Victorian villa steeped in history right in the centre of Ventnor on the south coast of the Isle of Wight

Bermuda House
Bermuda House is a delightful place to spend a holiday. It is a Victorian villa steeped in history and right in the centre of Ventnor on the south coast of the Isle of Wight. Look out of the windows and there are outstanding sea views from the front and downland views from the rear.  Plus there are all the mod cons that you’d expect for a family holiday in the twenty first century.

The villa is situated centrally in Alexandra Gardens, one of the best known streets in this charming coastal town.  The harbour and the award-winning sandy beach of Ventnor Bay are a couple of minutes walk away, and the shops are even closer. Within ten minutes walk there are numerous places to eat and drink. Outside is a private road with exclusive parking for two medium-sized cars and there is a private fully enclosed cliff-top grassed garden with a tropical tree.

The property has high ceilings with chandeliers, fine cornicing and ceiling roses and a lovely carved staircase. It was built around 1883 on the site of Ventnor Mill. A blue plaque commemorates Sir Edward and Alice Elgar spending their honeymoon on the first floor of this house in May 1889. From the house Sir Edward wrote to a friend “We are liking this place very much and have nice rooms overlooking the sea…”

Bermuda House is the ideal base for a family holiday on the island or to get the wider family together to celebrate a special occasion. Many Victorian features have been restored and the house sleeps up to ten people in five bedrooms.  A well-equipped massive front to back kitchen/diner is an outstanding feature of the building and there are two big living rooms with large screen satellite TVs. There is solid wood flooring on the upper three floors, and the house is decorated and furnished in a contemporary but sympathetic style.

Front Living Room
View from the house
Bermuda House is in a conservation area and is available as a holiday cottage for whole weeks and for short breaks and weekends outside the main season. Please e-mail us if you would like further information or to make a reservation.

Ventnor is a charming Victorian coastal town built on the sheltered undercliff on the Isle of Wight’s south coast and dominated by the island’s highest point, St Boniface Down. Known to the Victorians as “England’s Madeira”, the town is noted for its sunny summers and mild winters. Ventnor has become one of the UK’s best known boutique destinations and is ideal for a relaxing break.

If you are looking for somewhere smaller to stay in Ventnor we have other options: Gills Cliff House has four bedrooms and sleeps seven, and there’s our two bedroom property, Beach View Apartment, at the other end of the bay, or High Street Suites 3, in the centre of town which has one bedroom.

Click here to see a “street view style” tour round Bermuda House.  Click here to read the history of this building.  Click here for prices and availabilty.  See more on our Facebook page.

The Garden


Bermuda House is owned by John Allen, and Ventnor Self Catering Ltd are acting as letting agents on behalf of the owner.