Ventnor beach very close by
Stunning views
Comfortable living room with leather sofas
Al fresco dining and perfect breakfasts
Beautiful countryside
Beautiful nearby beaches
Shared garden for alfresco dining
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Dining room with views
Fully equipped kitchen
Lighthouse and cottages
St. Catherine's lighthouse
Fresh and clean bathroom
Single bedroom
Stunning panoramic views

Penda Cottage

Penda Cottage at St. Catherine's Lighthouse is perfect for a relaxing rural holiday on the Island and offers visitors wonderful views and some lovely beaches.

Excellent! 5/5 (2 reviews)

Lighthouse highlights

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

Lighthouse summary

Penda 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.

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 Gurnard cottage and Landward cottage. Ten minutes up the hill is an excellent real ale pub that also serves food.

Lighthouse description

Penda Cottage is made up of three bedrooms and one bathroom, with a minimum stay of two nights. 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.

Guests can bring up to two well-behaved dogs to the cottage. 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.

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.

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Property type

search.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


Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Rural / Countryside
Historic / Sightseeing

Sporting Activities


Dining Table & Chairs
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Microwave Oven

Washing Machine
Linen Provided
Towels Provided


DVD Player

Outdoor Facilities


Heating / Cooling

Central Heating


Sea Views
Panoramic Views

Close To The Beach


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 - Penda Cottage

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Berend - England

    13 Sep

    Lovely cottage, fantastic location

    Lovely cottage, fantastic location
  2. tom - England

    29 Sep

    great property, housekeeper was great

    great property, housekeeper was great

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