Stunning panoramic views
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

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.<br>

Excellent! 5/5 (2 reviews)


  • Your money is safe, we pay your host 2 days after check-in.
  • 100% refund in the unlikely event the host cancels.
  • Changing booking details is always free.
  • Access to urgent phone line during your booking.
  • Book Co2 positive, we compensate 3 times more than we emit.

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 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

Keeper's quarters

Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


3 Bedrooms, 5 Sleeps

  • King size beds: 1
  • Twin beds (2 linked single beds): 1
  • Single bed: 1


Number of bathrooms: 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

Central heating

Heating / cooling

Sea views


Panoramic views
Close to the beach

Highchair availabele


Swimminig / watersports

Activities nearby

Walking / hiking
Horse riding

Cycling / mountain biking


Lighthouse owner


Looking forward welcoming you in one of our lighthouses. Feel welcome!

Response time
Normally within 24 hours
Language spoken

2 Reviews - Penda Cottage

Excellent! 5/5

  1. tom - England

    29 Sep

    great property, housekeeper was great

    great property, housekeeper was great

  2. Berend - England

    13 Sep

    Lovely cottage, fantastic location

    Lovely cottage, fantastic location
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