Holiday Cottage Bonchurch village, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Welcome to Haviland Cottage

A luxury holiday cottage nestled in pretty Bonchurch village, near Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Guest reviews of Haviland Cottage 

Since July 2020 we've welcomed lots of happy families, see below.

Just Wonderful ! 

Christmas at Haviland Cottage.

Relaxing, beautiful decorations, luxurious, laughter.  Just Wonderful! We are sad to leave. Thankyou so much xx

Reviewed by Kay  19th December 2021

Haviland is gorgeous. (Even the postman told me so!)

From the moment you walk through the door you are bound to love it! The sitting room is just gorgeous, my favourite room! The log burner really made the holiday so cozy as it was freezing outside! Choosing a bedroom was really tricky as they are all beautiful. The kitchen has amazing, everything in it is of a really nice quality. I felt a bit sad to come back to my own knives… I can’t go any further without mentioning the super duper toaster!!!!! You can’t fail to love a gadget that offers you “a bit more” button! Everything is the house was really high spec and a pleasure to use. The shower was great, plenty of hot water, the table was useful for working from “home” and the sitting room, as previously mentioned, just gorgeous. It was really useful to have a permanent stair gate, just in case one of the dogs got curious whilst we weren’t looking.
We really enjoyed our stay at Haviland and spent most of our visit there as, frankly, there wasn’t anywhere nicer to be!
From our dogs’ point of view this was the best holiday they have ever had! The main reason for this being the tremendous gardens. Each day was a dog adventure as they spent each morning exploring the spaces and levels of the beautiful grounds. Honestly, it was like it was new every day, I’ve never seen them so excited to get out of a door! They were so happy to be in the gardens that I braved the very single digit temperatures every morning to have my tea as toast (again, epic toaster!) outside in the rose garden just to watch them scamper about in the leaves, having the time of their lives.
Haviland is a gorgeous place, so beautiful, picturesque and so wonderfully quiet. We would like to come back again when the weather is warmer as I’m sure there is much more enjoyment to be had in the sunshine.
Thank you so much for having us.

Reviewed by Vicki  14th November 2021

Another perfect holiday at Haviland Cottage 

.We have just returned from our 2nd stay at Haviland Cottage and it was every bit as perfect as our 1st. The Cottage and gardens are immaculately kept and all the appliances are top of the range. The location is perfect very quiet but within walking distance of the beach and village. The hot tub was an added bonus and well used. The host Alan is very helpful and welcoming. We are returning again in June and I'm sure it won't be the last.

Reviewed by Gail 1st November 2021

We’ve just had an amazing week at Haviland cottage ..,

... from Nespressos in the morning to gin and tonics in the hot tub , everything has been thought of and executed to the highest standard. It’s a spacious home with a cosy feel ,set in beautiful secluded gardens with its resident red squirrels and woodpecker.

The walled garden is totally dog friendly and much enjoyed by our dog, Bean . He also had his own room, the dog den, and a welcome pack with treats , toys and poop bags.

Perfect place to stay when visiting the Isle of Wight , with all its whimsy . The owner , Alan , was extremely helpful with advice on everything from ferries to full island guide

Reviewed by Gilly 15th October 2021

I would absolutely recommend this property.

Just got back from a weeks stay at Haviland Cottage. The house was was of excellent standard with attention to detail. Best quality appliances and plenty of utensils to use if you were cooking for a family. Having a separate room for my dog was perfect as I could shower and groom him without disrupting the kitchen. The lounge was cosy at night, with the option of a real fire. All the bedrooms were spacious and light and again quality linen was used. The gardens were fabulous and would be lovely to use to their full potential in warmer weather. The hot tub was an added bonus especially after a full day out walking. I would absolutely recommend this property for a stay on The Isle of Wight. Great location with Ventnor town centre only 10 minutes away.

Reviewed by Kim 8th October 2021

We had the best time , we really did .

We switched off and relaxed at your most wonderful, restful and quite cottage.

The cottage was so comfortable and very much like my home in Kent, so it seemed familiar and cosy immediately. I loved the history behind the cottage and "next door". The dogs were so happy and it was great to get away with them , The gardens are beautiful and added a lovely dimension to our stay. We enjoyed the hot tub and it was very therapeutic.

We have plans to visit again soon.

Reviewed by Georgina 1st October 2021

Managed to see a Red Squirrel in the garden 

We had a lovely week, weather wasn't too bad and managed to see a red squirrel in the garden and a sea eagle near Osbourne House. Your house and garden were just what we wanted .  

Reviewed by John 24th September 2021

Another fabulous visit 

We have recently returned from a wonderful week at Haviland Cottage. This is our second visit to the property and we loved it as much, or even more than our last visit. The owners have thought of everything, down to the finest detail, which makes the stay so comfortable and enjoyable.

It was spotlessly clean when we arrived, it’s really well positioned and the gardens are an absolute delight. The addition of the hot tub since our visit last year was a very welcome addition and well used whilst we were there.

Thank you Alan and Matt for everything. It feels like you even organised the weather for us, which was glorious. We will visit again

Reviewed by Julia 17th September  2021

House is tastefully decorated.

A wonderful week spent at Haviland Cottage! Our dog absolutely loved the dog bedroom and it did make life very easy. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you could think of with and the house is tastefully decorated. The hot tub is great our whole party enjoyed this. We had wonderful weather and enjoyed long costal walks every day. The owner is very helpful providing information on the local area places to visit, eat etc. Would have no hesitation in recommending this property.

Reviewed by Maureen 10th September 2021

The property is gorgeous ..

We have just returned refreshed and relaxed after a wonderful week at Haviland Cottage. The property is gorgeous, decorated and equipped to a high standard with everything you could need and more including a travel cot and highchair for our 16 month old grandson who also enjoyed sitting on the sheep footstools and looking through the vast library of children's books.

We had fantastic weather and were able to make the most of the gardens which are beautiful and private.. We also had the bonus of the hot tub which was installed after our booking. Alan the host was very helpful. We look forward to returning next year and we have rebooked for next September

Reviewed by Jeff 3rd September 2021

The best garden we have ever had access to...

Fantastic house. The best garden we have ever had access to. Location is amazing, so near to the beach yet remote enough for absolute silence. The hot tub was a great bonus. The hosts are amazing with great communication throughout our stay. The house is truly dog friendly with a choice of beds for our dog, treats plus a ball. Whilst we didn't, it was possible to leave the dog at home to pop out with a section of the house suitable to leave them, including access to a safe garden

Reviewed by Melanie 27th August 2021

The best holiday house we have ever stayed in....

We had such a lovely holiday in Haviland Cottage. The house is beautiful, really comfortable and so well equipped. The walled garden is stunning. Our daughters loved the swings and our cockapoo had so much fun exploring. The hot tub was fantastic, The house is very well situated. It is very close to the coast and only a short walk from Ventnor, This is the best holiday house we have ever stayed in and we are looking forward to returning next year!

Reviewed by Joanna 20th August 2021

Gorgeous house with beautiful gardens.

Great location for Coast walks and down into Ventnor town. Very quiet and peaceful. Comfortable bedrooms, well-equipped kitchen. Lovely !

Reviewed by William 13th August 2021

We were blown away by the house and the gardens.

We have just returned from an amazing week in the Isle of Wight staying at Haviland Cottage. From the minute that we walked through the door we were blown away by the house and gardens. From the fabulous house to the BBQ area to the hot tub and then onto the different gardens it truly was a great find .

The owners were very helpful throughout our week with helpful advice and suggestions for our holiday. I would recommend Haviland Cottage to everyone ! 

Reviewed by Amanda 6th August 2021

I would highly recommend Haviland Cottage.

We recently stayed at Haviland Cottage for a short break to the Isle of Wight and couldn't be happier with our choice of holiday home. Firstly, the communication from the owner prior to our visit was fantastic. They really made us feel welcome and were able to give top tips for restaurants and beaches.

To call the property a cottage does the property a disservice really as it's pretty spacious, light and airy ; that being said it does have those wonderful cottage features. There are three good sized double bedrooms upstairs and a large single room downstairs, all nicely furnished and light . There is also a dog room that opens straight on to the rear garden . If you have dogs you will love this room !!  It also doubles as a comfy room for children to relax in and watch television when they get a spare second. Our little boy LOVED this room.

The kitchen and sunroom are ideal for entertaining and enjoying a family meal and then after it is straight in the hot tub for a relax.

For me, the real gems of this property are the gardens and in particular the large garden, It's a great place to relax with the family, enjoy the sun, a picnic and then later in the evening a nice bbq.

If you are looking for a holiday home in the Ventnor area, I would highly recommend Haviland Cottage.

Reviewed by Rich  30th  July 2021

This cottage is wonderful...


Everything is of a very high quality, there were towels provided in the bedrooms even though the website said there weren't. Towels provided for the hot tub which was a great addition to relax after busy days A super bar-b-que with tools Soap dispensers in all bathrooms, dishwasher and wash tablets The gardens are also fabulous, our granddaughters loved the swings and taking us around the "secret garden" They also loved the small pink chairs and the books We've had such a lovely week here in your cottage , thanks very much !

Reviewed by Sue  23rd July 2021

We had an idyllic stay at Haviland Cottage.

The house and gardens are fantastic. The location is perfect, a short walk to the local dog friendly beach and a number of other great walks from the house, including up St Boniface Down and along the coastal path to Ventnor and Steephill Cove. Would highly recommend a stay here. We've had such a lovely week here in your cottage , thanks very much !

Reviewed by Gary 16th July 2021

Can't wait to return next year.

We have just reluctantly returned from a fantastic week at Haviland Cottage. The location is perfect both picturesque and secluded. The cottage is comfortable and very well equipped and the hot tub is just the icing on the cake. The gardens are very well kept and peaceful. Can't wait to return next year.

Reviewed by Gail 9th July 2021

What a fabulous week we had at Haviland Cottage...

It is lovely, they have thought of everything. Although the weather was mixed there are plenty of games for children and adults. In the evenings we enjoyed a BBQ and relaxing in the Jacuzzi. The extensive gardens are very well maintained and provided plenty of space for our two and a half year old grandson and our cockapoo to run around and play ball. We were also able to pick fresh strawberries from the garden.

Reviewed by  Jenny  2nd July 2021

Would absolutely recommend Haviland Cottage ...


It has everything you need and more . x

Reviewed by Lisa 25th June 2021

Haviland Cottage is gorgeous.

Fabulous gardens set in a beautiful rural location. It would make a great wedding reception venue. The interior has clearly been renovated to a very high and comfortable standard with lots of space and many thoughtful extras: plush towels, books, games, plastic glasses for outside use and a brilliant BBQ. The hot tub is a great addition, especially when the weather isn't warm enough to go to the nearby beach. The lane outside is narrow and only has 2 parking spaces.

Reviewed by Kathryn 18th June 2021

An absolute treat and pleasure to stay here , a true escape.

We chose Haviland Cottage initially, because we were looking for a top quality holiday property that was also dog friendly - we were not disappointed. I can confidently give this property a 10/10 rating. From the property itself, the incredible grounds and the high spec fixtures and fitting, they all contribute to a fantastic holiday home.

Our dog Dash had his own ‘dog snug’, which he loved being in and it gave him direct access to the garden. The doggy ‘welcome pack’ was greatly appreciated.
All our party were delighted with the quality of Haviland Cottage, it’s age giving a wonderful character, but modern and high end appliances making those ‘daily chores’ a pleasure. The addition of a hot tub is a sublime addition!
We were exceptionally lucky to visit when the rose garden was in full bloom, it was such a pleasure. Our party all appreciated the size of the gardens and my daughter loved the rope swing.

I cannot recommend this property highly enough, it was an absolute treat and pleasure to stay here, a true escape.

Reviewed by Lucy 11th June 2021

It truly is a hidden, peaceful gem with lots to explore nearby.

Congratulations, if you're reading this you've just found your holiday home! We cannot recommend Haviland Cottage enough. Stunning house, beautiful gardens, perfect location - oh and of course A HOT TUB! Book your stay now. Our family stayed here for a week and were blown away.

We felt spoilt with everything from the gorgeous soft towels and bedding , to the delicious smell of roses that hit you as you open the gate. It is a hidden , peaceful gem with lots to explore nearby.

Reviewed by Anna 5th June 2021

Precious memories made at Haviland.

Haviland Cottage did not disappoint in any way. From very comfortable beds to a superb kitchen & conservatory and general space was exceptional not to mention the hot tub which proved to be very popular ! 

 Fantastic location and gardens to die for. Would highly recommend a stay here which served us, our children and grandchildren extremely well. One of the nicest stays in the UK for us as a family. Precious memories made at Haviland. 

Reviewed by Kathryn 29th May 2021

First time in 39 years of marriage that we have returned.

We have just returned home after spending a very enjoyable holiday despite the mixed weather . Ventnor is an ideal base to explore the island, The addition of the hot tub to a beautiful home made it even more welcome place to return to after a busy day out . And of course the gardens are amazing and beautifully tended to. 

This was a return visit for us, bringing with us our daughters and granddaughter this time. To give an indication how much we loved the cottage it is the first time in 39 years of marriage that we have returned to the same place. Our daughters loved their time at the cottage also saying how peaceful and spacious it was. 

We have recommended the holiday to our friends and family and a couple that were walking passed as we were packing to leave . 

Reviewed by Chris & Janet 21st May 2021

We loved the house and the garden.

It was the a perfect base to explore the Island from , Ventnor is really special and we hope to come back. Its the nicest place we've stayed in the UK . Just loved the gardens.

Reviewed by Mary 14th May 2021

A clean, well presented , fully equipped cottage with large neat well tended gardens.

Highly recommended ! 

Reviewed by Steve, 30th  April 2021

We had a wonderful week in the beautiful house and garden.

It is truly dog friendly, we take our dogs away to holiday houses at least twice a year and this is the most relaxed I've ever felt as it was so well laid out.

No dogs on furniture or upstairs is a typical rule but here there is a proper sturdy gate on the stairs , the sitting room is easily shut off and there is a wonderful comfortable dog bedroom which means there is no effort in adhering to the rules.

Just wonderful ! Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Sophie, 23rd April 2021

We had a wonderful stay at Haviland cottage.

The house was so lovely & comfortable and was very clean, The gardens were so big & beautiful and were perfect for our active little kids. The hot tub was a great bonus. One can easily walk to the town of Ventnor. There is a lovely beach & great places to eat. We would highly recommend staying here - it's a beautiful part of the Island and the cottage is home away from home, Thank you so much for having us :) . 

Reviewed by Melissa, 16th April 2021

Our family had a fantastic holiday at Haviland Cottage.

It was our first visit to the Isle of Wight and it was made more special for staying at the cottage. We enjoyed the immaculately luxurious property, which is extremely comfortable with plenty of space and beautiful gardens. The cottage felt like "home away from home" catering for everything a family needs for an enjoyable stay. The highlight of our holiday was coming back to the cottage after a busy day out and relaxing in the hot tub !

Together with providing the perfect accommodation, we appreciated that the owners provided great holiday advice and tips for people that have not visited the island before.

We would definitely look to book again in the future.

Reviewed by  Ben, 12th April 2021

We had a lovely half term break at your stunning cottage!

The weather was not on our side, but it did not matter when the inside space had everything we needed. The Gardens are amazing and perfect for families, the property is also very dog friendly. The location is great, with a lovely walk down to the promenade. We understand, that some additions are being added to the property, like a hot tub. That should be fun for our next visit. Would highly recommend, The Hosts have thought of everything.

Reviewed by Edward, 23rd October 2020

We had a great time loved the Cottage and Ventnor!

Reviewed by Paul 16th October 2020

A wonderful property with stunning garden space

Spotlessly clean. Perfectly situated. The owner was extremely helpful too. We loved staying there.

Reviewed by Julia, 9th October 2020

The house is lovely with a secure walled garden

The garden behind the door was affectionately known by our granddaughters as the secret garden. The weather wasn't great but this did not detract from our enjoyment. High end equipment plus the necessary materials for each one. Even the dogs had a treat basket. Definitely one to return to at some stage. Thank you for providing everything needed to make our holiday so enjoyable.

Reviewed by Sue, 2nd October 2020

We had a lovely week at Haviland cottage

It was the perfect base to explore the island from. The owners have clearly put a lot of thought and effort into getting the house ready for guests. The walled garden was a real hi-light, the pictures don’t do it justice! Having a young child in our group we spent most evenings cooking and eating in the beautiful high spec kitchen diner, or using the fab BBQ. we all found the beds really comfortable! I highly recommend staying at Haviland cottage!

Reviewed by Danielle, 25th September 2020

Lovely cottage, perfect position in walking distance of Ventnor town/seafront.

Reviewed by Kim, 17th September 2020

Our stay at Haviland cottage was amazing

The gardens are outstanding. A beautiful house in a beautiful location. We will look forward to going back there!

Reviewed by Christopher, 11th September 2020

Has the wow factor

Would definitely go again. Gardens amazing and totally private. Main bathroom shower over bath but two walk in showers elsewhere.

Reviewed by Jennifer, 4th September 2020

Five Stars!

Thankyou so much for a most enjoyable stay at Haviland Cottage. Lovely week and much fun.

Reviewed by Susan, 29th August 2020

A beautiful house, delightfully furnished with many secret gardens!

The gardens are far more extensive than the pictures indicate. It is slightly farther from the sea front than we thought and the area is pretty hilly but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Cassie, 21st August 2020

This property is a real gem

We booked Haviland Cottage as it provided our family of 7 and 2 dogs with everything we needed and on our arrival we were absolutely blown away. This property is a real gem, with Its beautiful landscaped gardens, spacious accommodation, top end furnishings and equipment, it really is a 5 star property. Having stayed in a number of holiday lets, this is simply the best!

Reviewed by Roy, 7th August 2020

The house was super clean & the gardens are stunning, loved the game of croquet

Beautiful patio area outside the conservatory to sit and enjoy life, perfect for the BBQ. Good quality appliances in the kitchen. Very helpful property host via email. The house is within walking distance of Ventnor shops, beach & restaurants.

Reviewed by Susan, 31st July 2020

What a fabulous holiday on the Isle of Wight

It was an absolute pleasure to stay in Haviland Cottage with all of its history and charm, whilst the beautiful gardens were a joy to explore. It was such a shame to have to return home but we will be back again in the future.

Reviewed by Carla, 24th July 2020

Haviland Cottage is a beautiful stone house

The interior is light and airy with all the mod cons, beautifully decorated and spotless. The gardens are stunning and wonderfully kept. A very relaxing and peaceful place to stay.

Reviewed by Michael, 17th July 2020

Haviland Cottage was so wonderful

The house and gardens are beautiful with lovely outside eating areas. It is beautifully positioned both secluded yet not too far from the beach or town - really recommended.

Reviewed by Pam, 10th July 2020

Haviland is obviously kitted out to the best possible spec

The house is well designed and spacious, with a kitchen and conservatory that provided a perfect social spot for dinner/drinks and opens out onto a suntrap. There is more garWden space than you can shake a stick at and Ventnor town is a 10/15min walk away, a perfect blend of convenience to centre and space. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this property to anyone considering a stay in the Isle of Wight.

Reviewed by John, 4th July 2020



To make the most of our Dickens walk in Bonchurch, we can organise (with notice)  a guided tour with a local historian for small groups whether or not you are staying at Haviland Cottage.

What an absolute treat  !

Our guide Sue , is so knowledgeable,and makes the stories so interesting . She gets pleasure out of the history and sharing it with others which made it all the more fascinating.  Just the right pace as we were differently able.

Lots of information and none of it we knew! I like the local history and the Dickens element . Great to take in a sea stop and let the dog have a run and take in the sea air

We loved it. Thankyou for putting it together

Reviewed by Yvonne 2nd July 2021

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