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Overview of The Old Radar Station, St Boniface Down, Ventnor NEW Listing

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4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, linens
4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, linens

The Old Radar Station, St Boniface Down, Ventnor NEW Listing

4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire home

4 bedrooms4 bathroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

    Popular LocationVentnor Downs4 min walk
    Popular LocationOld St Boniface Church6 min drive
    Popular LocationVentnor Beach10 min drive
    AirportBembridge (BBP)34 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 8
2153 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    2 single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
    Combined shower/bath
Bathroom 3

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Old Radar Station, St Boniface Down, Ventnor NEW Listing

Family-friendly holiday home in Ventnor
Set on the highest point of the Island, you have the opportunity to stay in an extraordinary piece of British history. This recently converted WW2 Receiver Station formed a critical part of the UK s Chain Home Radar Early Warning System. "I think we can say that the Battle of Britain might never have been won... if it were not for the radar chain" MRAF Sir William Sholto Douglas Today the house, situated on St Boniface Down, within beautiful National Trust landscape, provides comfortable, modern, accommodation with spectacular views out to sea and towards nearby Ventnor town. On the ground floor there are 4 generous bedrooms (3 large doubles - 2 with en-suite, and 1 with twin beds), utility and family bathroom. On the new first floor there is a large open plan space that contains living, dining and kitchen. To the south west there are fabulous views out to the bay and sea beyond. From the kitchen there is access to a large protected roof terrace with view right across the Island and back to the mainland. For enthusiastic walkers please visit the National Trust's website Please note: the historical nature of this building and its national listing create unique spaces. Whilst ground floor bedrooms are luxurious, we believe, and all have windows they do not have views as they are set within the original spaces of the Radar building. We feel the first floor lounge and terrace views more than make up for this providing some of the most spectacular views on the island.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Sarah Carter
Speaks English, French, Italian

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Property amenities


  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • High chair
  • Toys


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 4 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Living room
  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Garden


  • Heating


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 2153 sq ft (200 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

About this area


Located in Ventnor, this holiday home is in a rural area and by the ocean. Ventnor Park and Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Shanklin Beach and Ventnor Downs. Travelling with kids? Consider Isle of Wight Owl and Falconry Centre and Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and snorkelling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking and cave exploring.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Ventnor Downs - 4 min walk
  • Appuldurcombe House - 5 min drive
  • Old St Boniface Church - 6 min drive
  • Ventnor Botanic Garden - 9 min drive
  • Ventnor Beach - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Shanklin Station - 17 min drive
  • AirportSouthampton (SOU) - 139 min drive


  • Bonchurch Inn - 18 min walk
  • The Beach Shack - 4 min drive
  • Old Thatch Teashop - 5 min drive
  • Pencil Cottage - 5 min drive
  • The Village Inn - 5 min drive
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Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

old radar station
when spending that much money on cleaning we would have appreciated a clean oven when we arrived

5/5 Excellent

What a Place!
Fabulous and unique property with the most fantastic views. We stayed for a lockdown- postponed special birthday holiday for five days in early December 2020 and we loved it. All very comfortable and beautifully designed inside and out by the owners carefully blending modern design whilst fully respecting the historic building and some of its original materials. Loved the cocktail bar and enjoyed the warmth of the fire on the winter evenings. Great walks on the doorstep and a £6 taxi ride into Ventnor and the local pubs and restaurants (check out the craft beers at the Ventnor exchange). Highly recommend a stay. There were only two of us and our dog and it still felt like good value given the uniqueness of the property.

5/5 Excellent

Perfect family holiday
Amazing house in a stunning location - just fabulous. Stylish and contemporary with plenty of space and awesome views. Kitted out with everything you could wish for. And the views again - wow - what a sunset! A truly impressive property - we had a superb holiday. Hope to visit again soon.

5/5 Excellent

A fantastic and unique place to stay.
Sarah was a helpful and attentive host and the house has the most amazing view. Probably worth flagging that the house isn't on the mains water so you need to be careful to conserve water, it wasn't a problem for us but I may be an issue if you like long frequent baths! Overall we had a fantastic time and wouldn't hesitate to return, thanks Sarah!

5/5 Excellent

A very special place
We booked last minute after having to cancel our holiday abroad and were so fortunate to find this wonderful place to stay. The accomodation was excellent, the views were breathtaking and our hosts extremely helpful in every way. The location feels remote, yet is so accessible to everything the island has to offer, our 7 and 10 year olds had a fantastic time exploring the area and riding their bikes in the adjacent parkland. We will be back for more.

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