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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!
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.
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.
Wenn du bis 7 Tage vor deiner Reise stornierst, erhältst du eine Rückerstattung in Höhe von 50 %. Wenn du innerhalb von 7 Tagen vor deiner Reise stornierst, ist die Buchung nicht erstattungsfähig.
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!