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Bermuda House
Key-facts
  • 5 bedrooms, sleeps 10
  • 3 bath/shower rooms
  • additional separate toilet
  • 2 living rooms
  • bed settee for 2 on request
  • Satellite TV in living rooms
  • large kitchen/diner
  • oak flooring
  • period features
  • wifi
  • dedicated parking for 2 cars
  • cliff top garden

Bermuda House is a delightful place to spend a holiday. It is a 4 Star Gold Award 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.

Situated centrally in Alexandra Gardens, one of the best known streets in this charming coastal town, the harbour and the blue flag 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. The house is on a private road with exclusive parking for two cars and there is a private fully enclosed cliff-top grassed garden with a tropical tree.

The house 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..."

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Front Living Room
Kitchen / Diner image
Kitchen/Diner
View from house
View from the house

The house is the ideal base for a family holiday on the island or to get the wider family together to celebrate a special occasion and has recently been completely refurbished, restoring many Victorian features. It sleeps ten in five bedrooms, and features a well-equipped massive front to back kitchen/diner at its heart. New oak flooring has been fitted and the house is decorated and furnished in a contemporary but sympathetic style.

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The garden

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 the owners if you would like further information or to make a reservation. Read some recent comments from the visitors book.

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 do have a two bedroom property, Beach View Apartment, at the other end of the bay or Bayview next door to Bermuda House.

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Bermuda House has been open for the public to visit as part of English Heritage's Open Heritage Days programme and there is a web site about the history of this lovely street.

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

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