Manor Cottage

Manor Cottage

Marlborough Road, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1TE

For Sale


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A rare find indeed to have a detached character stone cottage fully modernised and just a stone’s throw from Ventnor’s seafront and beach.

Nestled in a sheltered spot behind St. Catherine’s Church, Manor Cottage has breathtaking views up to St. Boniface Down, the highest point on the Island. Ventnor is famed for its Mediterranean microclimate and tropical flora thrives here. The nearby Botanic Garden is said to be the hottest in Britain.

Ventnor’s restaurants, bars and shops are on your doorstep and are a popular draw to the town. Throughout the year cultural events such as music and arts festival mean there is always something going on.

Stone walls surround this delightful two bedroom home with a grand entrance through double gates to driveway parking. The Manor House itself forms another attractive view to the front and the single storey cottage with its bow windows, dimpled glazing and stone walls is consistent with the vernacular of this most ancient original landmark dwelling, one of the oldest in the town.


Access to Manor Cottage is through iron gates to the side courtyard and front door. With glazed panes, the wooden front door brings plenty of light into this fresh hallway.

Entrance Hall

3.58m x 0.99m (11’9 x 3’3)
Light stone coloured ceramic floor tiles are a practical and stylish addition with pale walls and plenty of space for hanging coats above the radiator. There is a central pendant light fitting, loft access and a new wall mounted fusebox.

Living Room

3.28m x 3.00m (10’9 x 9’10)
With a large bow window to the front, this is a lovely light open-plan living space. Double French glazed doors lead out to the enclosed walled courtyard garden, opening the room up to include the terrace for secluded al fresco dining opportunities.

A practical wood effect stone tiled floor zones this living area, dividing it from the kitchen end which is a stone coloured ceramic floor tile. Views up to St. Boniface Down can be enjoyed from both ends of this flexible living space and a large radiator ensures a snug environment for relaxing evenings


3.28m x 2.97m (10’9 x 9’9)
The kitchen area has two further bow windows to front and side. A smart new white kitchen with a good range of base and wall units and a dark grey worktop which creates a breakfast bar with space for two bar stools, dividing the kitchen from the living area. The electric oven and stainless steel gas hob are built-in with a matching extractor hood above and there is space and plumbing for both a dishwasher and washing machine.The one and a half bowl stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer tap is positioned below one of the large bow windows with views of the town and the dramatic rise of the landscape up to the island’s highest point.

The new combination gas boiler is wall mounted and sparkly LED down-lights are recessed in the ceiling.

Bedroom One

3.53m x 2.44m (11’6″ x 8’0″)
Looking out to the attractive walled courtyard garden, and far reaching town and landscape views beyond through a large bow window, this bedroom has plenty of space for a double bed as well as for wardrobes. There flooring is pale wood laminate and there is a radiator.

Bedroom Two

2.69m x 2.26m (8’9″ x 7’4″)
Another good sized bedroom which could equally well suit as a dining room or study/bedroom. Again the large bow window brings in plenty of light and has an outlook across the character stone wall which surrounds this delightful home. The flooring is wood laminate and there is a radiator.

Shower Room

A brand new white shower room with ceramic floor tiles, a glass brick external window within the fully tiled shower and twinkly recessed LED ceiling lighting. The very large shower has a Mira unit and glass door and an extractor fan above. A pedestal wash basin with light and shaver point and a dual flush low level w.c. complete the suite. The shiny chrome of the ladder-style heated towel rail continues the luxury feel of this glamorous shower room.


Old stone walls surround the cottage with a passageway allowing access around all sides. The paved courtyard garden is well protected by the stone wall and fencing above and offers a perfect space for sheltered outdoor eating and barbecues. There is gated driveway parking for one vehicle.


Manor Cottage enjoys an enviable combination of proximity to town and beach, views up to the vertiginous green landscape of the downs and yet remains secluded in its protected spot. St. Catherine’s Church provides another lovely view towards the sea.

This chain free cottage would be ideal as a holiday home or permanent property and really is a must to view.

Additional Details

Tenure: Freehold
Council Tax Band: B

Agent Notes:
The information provided about this property does not constitute or form part of an offer or contract, nor may it be regarded as representations. All interested parties must verify accuracy and your solicitor must verify tenure/lease information, fixtures and fittings and, where the property has been extended/converted, planning/building regulation consents. All dimensions are approximate and quoted for guidance only and their accuracy cannot be confirmed. Reference to appliances and/or services does not imply that they are necessarily in working order or fit for the purpose. Susan Payne Property Ltd. Company no. 10753879.

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