Ventnor beaches
Stunning walks available
St. Catherine's Lighthouse and cottages
Beautiful Isle of Wight beaches
Dining room
Al fresco dining in beautiful courtyard
Relaxing and comfortable living room with leather sofas
fully enclosed private courtyard and grassy area
Twin bedroom
Double bedroom
Fully equipped kitchen
Single bedrrom
View of the cottages and lighthouse, with stunning seaviews
St. Catherine's Lighthouse near Ventnor
St. Catherine's Lighthouse
Fresh and clean bathroom

Gurnard Cottage

Have a rural holiday at Gurnard Cottage at St Catherines Lighthouse!

Excellent! 4.5/5 (2 reviews)

Lighthouse highlights

  1. Beautiful Isle of Wight seaviews
  2. Relaxing place to base for Isle of Wight holiday
  3. Fully enclosed private courtyard
  1. Close to beautiful beaches
  2. Stunning cliff top views

Lighthouse summary

Gurnard Cottage is one of three cottages at St. Catherine’s Lighthouse, just outside the hamlet of Niton on the Isle of Wight. This cottage is perfect for a relaxing rural holiday on the Island and offers visitors wonderful views and some lovely beaches.

Guests can also explore nearby Carisbrooke Castle, Brading Roman Villa, or Arreton Old Village. Rosemary Vineyard is close by and guests can visit the grounds and go on wine tours. The Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Sandown Pier, and Robin Hill Park and Gardens are all accessible from the cottage and help to make this spot a fantastic holiday location.

Lighthouse description

Gurnard Cottage is made up of three bedrooms and one bathroom, sleeping a maximum of five guests. The minimum stay is two nights. There is a fully enclosed private courtyard that has an open grassed area that is shared with the other cottages and onsite parking. The lighthouse is open for guided tours throughout the year and whilst it is an active automated lighthouse, there is no fog signal.

The cottage is fully equipped with a washing machine and dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, TV, DVD player, electric hob and oven, Electric effect wood burner, and a payphone. Travel cots and high chairs for children are also available.

The cottage is a ten minutes’ drive from the coastal resort of Ventnor and nearby beaches include Ventnor beach, Freshwater Bay, Sandown beach, and Shanklin beach. The cottage is amongst three former lighthouse keepers cottages set in the grounds of the lighthouse; the other two cottages are Landward cottage and Penda cottage. Ten minutes up the hill is an excellent real ale pub that also serves food.

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Property type

Keeper's quarters

Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


3 Bedrooms, 5 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1
Number of single beds: 1
Number of sofa beds: 1

Holiday Type

Rural / Countryside

Historic / Sightseeing


Dining Table & Chairs
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Microwave Oven

Washing Machine
Linen Provided
Towels Provided


DVD Player

Outdoor Facilities


Terrace / Balcony

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating


Sea Views
Panoramic Views

Close To The Beach


Child Friendly

Highchair Availabele

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Horse Riding

Cycling / Mountain Biking


Lighthouse owner


Response time
Normally within 24 hours
Language spoken

2 Reviews - Gurnard Cottage

Excellent! 4.5/5

  1. Steve - England

    23 Jan

    Excellent standard

    The cottage was prepared to an excellent standard and we had a superb short break 
    Thank you
  2. Reinier - England

    07 Aug

    All that we needed

    All that we needed.
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