Meet My beloved feline, rescue cat BDJ!My Glamorous, pretty, sitting room with French furniture


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Über dieses Inserat

Come away to an enchanted island and rejuvenate in my lovely, antique-filled home. Experience a writer's inside view on the local arts scene, yoga, wonderful literary walks, meditation, gourmet local food - breakfast is deliciously local and organic!

Der Wohnraum

Come and recharge in a quirky, inspiring, antique-filled house with a charismatic writer & glamorous feline called Belle de Jour. I am into all things local, artisan and organic - so when you stay in my elegant, tranquil house, you also get a delicious gourmet breakfast, whilst admiring the inspiring view. Other meals are by request. My home has wonderful views. The pretty, light-filled double room, has an antique bed fit for a princess. I have broadband and you can also request a lunch, picnic or dinner by arrangement, I am a talented, healthy cook!

Within easy walking distance you will find:

Bonchurch - a tucked away, romantic village, steeped in literary history and a haven from the 21st century. Keats, Swinburne and Charles Dickens lived in this charming, sequestered enclave beloved of the Victorians. It has a romantic, carp filled pond, a 12th century ancient church and a Michelin trained chef's bijou restaurant/cafe. You can follow a wooded path to Horseshoe Bay shore where you will find a local pottery and secluded coves. The village is a gem, littered with grand seaside houses and wonderfully unspoilt and an idyl perfect for getting away from 21st century hustle and bustle.

Ventnor - a quirky, art-focused, Victorian seaside town full of cafes, restaurants, top hotels and individual boutique shops. From the harbour you can charter a fishing boat to catch Mackerel, or enjoy a sea trip along the coast and hear its fascinating history by a local tour guide. Relax in a deck chair on the beach or for the more energetic, walk the beautiful coastal path to picturesque Steephill Cove (only accessed by foot) and indulge in a freshly caught crab or mackerel salad. Continue to Ventnor Botanical Gardens for the unusual horticulture, special micro climate and an aromatic, delicious cup of tea.

Travel by car to the island via a ferry from Southampton to Cowes or from Portsmouth to Fishbourne. Or by rail from Victoria Station in London, via Clapham Junction through to Shanklin where a shuttle bus operates to Ventnor or take a taxi. Take a bus from Ventnor to Newport where every corner of the island can be accessed by bus.

If you need information about other places of interest, theatres, festivals, music, galleries, crafts, markets, shops, a fab pub with foraged food, chic restaurants and walks - please don't hesitate to ask me. The island has something for everyone.

I look forward to your visit!

Zugang für Gäste

You will have access to an elegant dining room in the mornings for a restorative breakfast, which could include organic chocolate porridge, artisan bread and homemade jam. Vegetarian/vegan on request. I also have a charming, bijou roof terrace, perfect for a morning coffee, whilst soaking up the rooftop views to the sea.

Interaktion mit Gästen

I'm a very friendly and welcoming host and so is the cat! Creative writing tutorials, workshops and literary walks by request. How would you like to see the house where Dickens lived or visit Swinburne's decadent seaside retreat? Or just come for a restorative wellbeing break. I can organise wonderful Trager sessions and holistic beauty treatments.

Weitere wichtige Infos

My passion for writing, cooking organic food and living a vibrant life makes my home the perfect, one-of-a-kind gem for a restorative, inspirational short break or come for longer, by arrangement. Perhaps you have a novel to write and need to get away for inspiration.

Der Wohnraum
Unterkunft für: 2
Badezimmer: 1
Art des Bettes: Richtiges Bett
Schlafzimmer: 1
Betten: 1
Haustierbesitzer: Katze(n)
Art des Zimmers: Privatzimmer


Zusätzliche Personen: 34 / Nacht nach dem ersten Gast
Reinigungsgebühr: 28
Wochenrabatt: 15%
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It's very simple. I Iove my home, and I hope you will love it too. I like good manners, courtesy and people who are straightforward, considerate and lovely! My house has lots of character, it isn't a 21st Century box. As I have waxed, wooden floors, please bring indoor shoes.
You are very welcome to borrow one of the books lying around in the sitting room or study, please put it back when you have finished with it.



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9 Bewertungen

Genauigkeit der Angaben
Nutzerprofil von Agnieszka
Oktober 2015
Staying with Aliso was like visiting an old friend - one that you share pretty much ALL your interests and passions with, and - incidentally - a birthday! Alison's house is very stylish and full of character, with incredible views. The room is spacious and reflects the mystical charm of the property as well as Alison's rich professional history. Thank you for all the island tips, pukka goodies and new breakfast muesli recipe. I'm sure we will stay in touch!

Nutzerprofil von Mantas
August 2015
Our stay at Alison’s place was a unique experience. The house is furnished with incredible attention to detail and taste for elaborate antique furnishings. The room is spacious, full of character and has an incredible view to the town and the sea. Alison is very knowledgeable in town’s history and heritage with a lot of tips to share and places to recommend. The breakfast in the morning was a treat that is difficult to forget. I would especially recommend this place to anyone who’s keen on exploring the town and digging into its rich past.

Nutzerprofil von Marion
August 2015
My husband and I had a great experience at Alison's home. The island and town were beautiful, and Alison's house is a great spot to come back to after a long day of exploring. She has decorated her guest room beautifully and is very willing to give advice on places to go. And she even provided a lovely organic breakfast both mornings we were there. This is probably not the spot for you if you are unable or unwilling to climb several flights of stairs. Also this is someone's home! We really enjoyed chatting with Alison, but I know that sort of experience isn't for everyone. For us however it was a five star experience!
Nutzerprofil von Alison
Antwort von Alison:
Thank you Marion, I enjoyed having you and your husband to stay. It was fascinating to compare the music and arts scene in Seattle with London and the island. A holiday or trip is all about the experience, and I am so pleased you would describe it as five star! Thank you.
August 2015

Nutzerprofil von Serena
Juli 2015
We came to Ventnor for a celebratory weekend and Alison's beautiful home did not disappoint. An old school house filled with Alison's wonderful antique finds and with fantastic views to the sea. Lots of magazines and books to read, and I wanted to dress up in all the pretty vintage dresses and ballgowns hanging about. The bed was really comfy, and Alison makes a really healthy delicious organic muesli for breakfast. She also has lots of great tips on the best places to eat. We enjoyed a lobster lunch at the Crab Shed, and a lovely Sunday lunch at the Royal. Alison is a great hostess and really interesting to chat to. I will happily return for some of her future planned Ventnor retreats. We left Ventnor happy and with a car stuffed with treasure from our thrifting/retro scavenging.
Nutzerprofil von Alison
Antwort von Alison:
Serena and Matt felt like old friends the moment they arrived at my Georgian bolt hole. It was a delight to have them around as weekend house guests. Serena has a real joie de vivre and we share a mutual passion for dressing up. I am so glad they made the most of quirky, whimsical Ventnor. I enjoyed sharing all my journalistic, insider tips on where to eat, and find antique treasures! We had some wonderful chats over breakfast and we plan to stay in touch.
Juli 2015

Nutzerprofil von Abdel
August 2014
Going to Alison Jane's wonderful quirky house was like going to a friend's place. It is a magical place and AJ's chats and cooking skills are the cherry on the cake. The walks around the coast are breathtaking. Very recommended.

Nutzerprofil von William
August 2014
We had a wonderful stay with Alison-Jane in Ventnor. The house was a pleasant surprise, an intriguing tall victorian building with beautiful original features that Alison-Jane is renovating. It has a few lovely views of the hills and the sea. The bedroom was beautifully appointed with a very comfortable bed and pillows. We were treated to a lovely breakfast in the morning. Alison-Jane gave us excellent advice for sites to visit in the town and restaurant recommendations that were spot on. She was very easy to communicate with and flexible with our arrival and departure times. She also had an indoor place to keep our bikes. It felt like the quintessential Ventnor experience, a town full of eccentric surprises from a bygone era. Getting to experience quirky places like this is what makes airbnb so cool.

Nutzerprofil von Tania
April 2014
Alison is a great host. She knows a lot about Isle of Wight and we followed her recommendations - it was wonderful! On our first night Alison made dinner by her own recipe, which was delicious. We had very interesting conversation over dinner - and we learned a lot from Alison. The period house with antique furniture added so much to the atmosphere! Room with the view of the sea over the old rooftops was fantastic! And the real fire in the evening in the seating room! We are going to stay in touch with Alison. Thank you, Alison!
Nutzerprofil von Alison
Antwort von Alison:
Tania and her husband were the perfect, appreciative guests. So much so, that we are now friends and I will see them in London in between rushing around as a journalist. Isn't airnbnb great for match-making houses and lovely, interesting people! AJ
April 2014

Ventnor, Vereinigtes KönigreichMitglied seit März 2012
Nutzerprofil von Alison

I'm a writer and interview national treasures and icons for a living. I'm interested in people, and have a passion for fashion, the natural world and current affairs. I love dressing up, not down, and my home is very much and extension of my personality - filled with gorgeous dresses, hats, handbags and pretty bric a brac. My perfect evening would be dinner with good friends who inspire me, followed by dancing my heart or watching and art house movie or romantic period drama. I love film - anything from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly to The English Patient, Shane or The Last Waltz. I love music- from Dylan to Jo Hamilton, Bach to Miles Davies. I love to cook and eat healthy, delicious superfoods. What couldn't I live without? - Very fine, dark organic chocolate, good smoked salmon, The Prince of Wales's homegrown fillet steak, good friends and my very own Darcy!

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