About the Property

Ashcliff is a wonderful historic property in the picturesque village of Bonchurch, one of the oldest settlements on the Isle of Wight, with a Norman church in which services are still held. Built in the early 19th century Ashcliff was the home of Elizabeth Missing Sewell for 60 years, a local author whose brother founded Radley College Oxford and another who became the first Prime Minister of New Zealand. Ashcliff’s abundant gardens, with lovely views over the English Channel, are home to a wide range of interesting plants. Guests are welcome to enjoy the full extent of the grounds and also to bring pets, the only property available on this basis making it ideal for members of groups wishing to take part in group celebrations, meals etc., at the larger properties on the Island which unfortunately are unable to accept pets in the house or grounds. Picturesque, peaceful and secluded, perfect for one or two adults, sorry no young children, looking for their own self contained bolthole just 10 minutes walk from the beach with the most wonderful sea and countryside walks.


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This double bedroom short stay exclusive use ground floor apartment has its own entrance and parking within the grounds of this otherwise private house.

Travel links including taxis, trains, ferries, coaches, buses and airport information can be found on the contact us page.

Booking Details

Price Guide

Sleeps 1-2 people


Standard Tariff:

1st night from £395

Up to six additional nights from just £20 per night


Mid May - 1st September, Christmas,

New Year and Bank Holidays:

1st night from £495

Up to four additional nights from just £20 per night


Please note maximum number of guests includes all ages, children, babies, adults, elderly, resident and non resident throughout the stay.


Ashcliff welcomes pets.


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