Steephill Cove, Isle of Wight


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
Beachside Cottage This exceptionally picturesque south facing cove is situated about a mile west of Ventnor and comprises around a dozen principally period properties, with small seasonal beach front restaurants and cafes. The cove is approached over Love Lane, a private lane about 150m and is only accessible by foot. The cottage has a garage whilst public car parking is on Steephill Road). The stunning coastal path leads from Ventnor passed the cove to other nearby bays such as Woody Bay and Orchard Bay. Ventnor has a good range of cafes, restaurants and local shops as well as the nearby Botanical Gardens that thrive in the areas micro-climate. Steephill Cove is one of the Islands hidden gems, with clear swimming waters and rock pools to explore.

This period former fishermans cottage has undergone extensive modernisation in recent years, including the installation of oak framed double glazed windows throughout. The house retains a great degree of its original character with some exposed stonework and an old stripped pine staircase. All of the living rooms benefit from the unobstructed southerly sea views. From the end of Love Lane, the Cottage is approached via a sloping, tarmac path designated as a public footpath approximately 100 metres long.

Adjacent is Seagull Cottage, a timber building with holiday use for ancillary accommodation to Beachside Cottage. The cafe situated to the front and below Beachside Cottage can be available by separate negotiation, but would only be sold to teh buyer of Beachside Cottage and subject to a lease being granted to the existing tenants.


Partially glazed stable door to:

Entrance Lobby

Coat hooks and tiled flooring.


Wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Inner lobby

Period stripped pine staircase leading to first floor.

Sitting Room

Unobstructed sea views and exposed stonework to one wall, Timber flooring and a log burning stove set in a stone surround. Painted tongue and groove panelled ceiling.

Dining Room

Southerly sea views, wooden flooring and under stairs cupboard.


Fitted with a range of base and wall cupboards and solid timber work surfaces with a butler sink inset with mixer tap. Space for a range cooker with extractor hood over. Integral dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and freezer. Tiled flooring and a pair of wide, French doors opening to the terrace and overlooking the sea. Valiant wall mounted gas fired boiler.

First Floor

Bedroom 1

A characterful double bedroom, partially exposed stonework to one wall. Panoramic sea views. Built in cupboard.


A contemporary addition comprising a double ended bath set within a tiled surround with mixer taps, separate shower and shower screen. Wide wash basin set on a beech stand, WC and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2

A double bedroom with sea views and exposed stonework to one wall. Steps leading to:

Bedroom 3

A dual aspect twin bedroom with sea views.


To the front of the property is a gated access leading to a largely decked terrace from which the exceptional views over the cove and English Channel beyond can be enjoyed. Steps lead up to a further raised decked seating area projecting out forming an exceptional south facing seating and dining area with storage beneath. Adjoining the western end of the Cottage is a later, single storey extension providing a store room, in need of some repair, providing further potential. Adjacent is a further paved terrace with a wooden store ideal for the storage of kayaks and dinghys.

Single Garage 16'2" x 9'8" with an electrically operated up and over door and served by power situated about 120M from the cottage at the end of the private land that leads to the cove.

(Note: It is proposed the Beachside Cafe situated below Beachside Cottage is to be retained by the vendors and will have existing windows and door to its rear elevation blocked off. There shall also be a covenant preventing any vertical extension of the cafe in order to safeguard the views from Beachside Cottage. This operates as a cafe with restricted opening hours during the summer).

Seagull Cottage

A timber, single storey chalet situated to the west of Beachside Cottage comprising:

Living Room/Kitchen

An open-plan space with wooden flooring, a series of kitchen units, sink unit, integral electric oven and hob with space for washing machine, a dual aspect living space with French doors and windows providing exceptional southerly views.

Shower Room

Wash basin, WC and shower.

Outside - Seagull Cottage

A decked terrace wraps round the southern and part of the western elevations with a paved area with brick built BBQ. Steps lead down to a concrete apron adjacent to the sea wall.

Beachside Cottage has full residential planning status. Seagull Cottage has consent for holiday use restricted to being ancillary to Beachside Cottage. No person or family should occupy Seagull Cottage for more than 6 weeks per year.


Beachside Cottage has a rateable Value of £2889 but small business relief currently applies.


PO38 1UG




Beachside Cottage - Mains water, electricity, drainage and gas. Gas fired central heating.

Seagull Cottage - Mains water, electricity and drainage.


Rating D


All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the selling agents, Spence Willard.

Important Notice

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