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Ivy covered cottage built in 1862, extended and improved to provide a modern, comfortable space.
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Ivy covered cottage built in 1862, extended and improved to provide a modern, comfortable space.
There is plenty of room for parking outside the cottage, and along the securely gated driveway. One of the badgers on the patio. Photo taken by one of our guests!
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Ivy covered cottage built in 1862, extended and improved to provide a modern, comfortable space.
There is plenty of room for parking outside the cottage, and along the securely gated driveway.
One of the badgers on the patio. Photo taken by one of our guests!
The lovely spacious kitchen with traditional granite tiled floor.
Warm and cosy by the Aga in the winter months, lovely after a bracing walk!
Fully fitted cottage kitchen, with all the equipment you would expect - and more!
Enjoy cooking in the spacious kitchen.
The lounge and dining room are separated by a concealed glass sliding door and curtains for privacy.
Traditional beamed ceiling in the modern and comfortable 25ft lounge.
There is plenty of space to relax.
The sofa extends to a king-size sofa bed to accommodate 2 extra guests. It really is comfortable!
Plenty of Xbox games to keep you occupied.
The dining room easily seats 8. There are plenty of DVDs and games to keep you occupied.
Recently improved and newly decorated.
Table football lifts up to reveal a mini pool table.
Watch the badgers feeding on the patio in the evening. A fabulous sight.
Stunning enclosed private garden, with wild and natural planting to encourage wildlife
Just one of the many patio areas with seating
Lovely lawn with plenty of outside space to explore.
Sunny lawn and play equipment.
Swing, slide and trampoline for younger guests to enjoy.
Lovely lawned areas.
The garden is a haven for birds including Jays and Pheasants.
Squirrel feeding from the nut box outside the kitchen window. You'll also see Jays and pheasants!
The light and airy master bedroom.
The king-size bed and black-out blinds ensures a great night's sleep.
There is room for additional cots if you are travelling with little ones.
Cosy double bedroom.
Well appointed and comfortable double room.
Pretty twin room with full size single beds.
Time for a bedtime story?
A tiny selection of the toys we can supply!
The 160 year old Camellia tree, after which the cottage is named.
A warm welcome awaits on those autumn and winter nights.
16th Century Buddle Inn, once frequented by smugglers, is less than 2 minutes walk away!
St Catherine's Lighthouse. A five minute walk from the cottage. Stunning walks and views abound.
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England

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Sticky_9
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“Best Place I have ever stayed”
Reviewed 28 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

This place has EVERYTHING. it's quiet, there's loads to do nearby (You will need a car) the pub is a 2 minute walk away. It just couldn't be better. watching badgers eating literally inches away from you is just the icing on the cake.
The Cottage has three bedrooms, 2 doubles and a twin. The owner couldn't be more helpful, he put up an inflatable bed for us, as we were 7, and there is a sofa bad in the extension.
Don't think you can come here and hubby will be working from here, there is NO mobile signal. but there is internet, although only oin the kitchen and dinning room.
Everything is well decorated and clean, the welcome pack was a lovely touch.
Having the gates on the drive meant the kids could run around without us having to constantly watch them.
I can't recomend this cottage enough.

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Liked best: The Badgers
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Rickyysan...
Fareham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“It simply feels like we've come home.”
Reviewed 21 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

The house is charming, very comfortable, and in a prime location. John and Louise spare no expense when it comes to providing for their guests. Plenty of entertainment by way of DVDs, docking station for the I Pod, foosball table, and Connect games for the kids.

The grounds are lovely, tables and chairs in all areas of the split level garden in which to relax with a mojito while a steak sizzles on the gas bar-b. There was also a very thoughtful welcome hamper of wines, strawberries and cream, and toiletries for our stay. We have just come home from our third year at Camellia Cottage, and have booked again for next year. We Southerners vote with our feet ;0)

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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Liked best: Everything about the cottage and gardens.
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Hawkhurst, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 August 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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Liked best: Everything!
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups People with pets
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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Liked best: Difficult to say Camellia Cottage exceeded all expectations.
Liked least: There was nothing we disliked.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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