12. Plus self-catering apartment.
all year, restaurant closed Sun dinner.
restaurant, 2 lounges, conservatory, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, terrace, 5-acre garden (vegetable garden, beehives), unsuitable for disabled.
in restaurant in evening.
not under 12.
 per person B&B £73–£93, D,B&B £97–£117. À la carte £28. Min. 2-night bookings preferred.
Good Hotel Guide Review
The mellow stone exterior and thatched roof belie the ‘light-filled, airy’, Scandinavian interiors of this Georgian villa high above Ventnor. Abstract paintings hang on white walls; Hans Wegner wishbone chairs sit on pale wooden floors. ‘Everything carries conviction’ – not least Gert Bach, the owner, who runs the place with ‘friendly, helpful’ staff. Most of the contemporary bedrooms, all with bold artwork and vintage Welsh blankets, have sea views. ‘Ours was delightful, with fine linen on a comfortable bed. We were untroubled by what little traffic passed by on the road outside.’ No coffee or tea is allowed in the bedroom (‘what a shame’); instead, nurse a drink in one of the lounges – there’s plenty of space to sit, read, relax. In the evening, choose between an ‘excellent, if largely unchanging’ set dinner in the dining room, and a ‘slightly spicier’ menu in sister restaurant The Bistro, in town. (Sure feet and strong legs are recommended for the hike back up the slope afterwards.) ‘It’s lovely to have fresh produce from the garden at breakfast’ – worthy partners for the home-made conserves, yogurt and bread. (Lucy Rose, T and SM)
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