Access Statement


Petit Tor is a self catering holiday seaside style bungalow, built and decorated to provide bright, jolly, comfortable and easy to use holiday accommodation with quality furnishings and equipment for your stay at Steephill, Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

  • The nearest train station is Shanklin which is 13 minutes away by car. From the mainland, take the SeaCat from Portsmouth to Ryde (22 minutes) and then The Island Line from Ryde to Shanklin and a bus (or taxi) to Ventnor Botanic Gardens via a Rail link service (No 16) that meets up with the train. You can also use Hovertravel (10 minutes) between Southsea (Clarence Pier) and Ryde.
  • Car and passenger ferries from the mainland go from Portsmouth, Southampton and Lymington and are frequent – the ferry companies are Wightlink, Red Funnel and Hovertravel. There is also the Puffin Ferry from Lymington Quay which is a small passenger boat, great fun but just check it’s running on the day of travel.
  • Southern Vectis buses run from Ryde to Ventnor. They run is a good bus service around the island with 20 main routes serving most of the island (25 miles x 13 miles).
  • There are many local taxi services including accessible services.
  • Information from any printed materials such as brochures can be provided in large print.
  • Accommodation details and floor plans can be found on our website.
  • There are 4 phone boxes in Ventnor town (positions tbc).  Mobile phone reception varies around the island – we get good O2 reception at Petit Tor. The WIFI signal is mainly good with the new BT Infinity service.
  • You can contact us by phone on 01983 855326 or email us at
  • Postal address is Rocky Tor, Steephill Road, Ventnor, Isle of Wight PO38 1UF
Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
  • On arrival guests will be greeted personally and shown the facilities.
  • Outside Petit Tor there is a flat gravel area for unloading and manoeuvring. The car parking area is at the entrance to the drive and is also flat – there is a lamp post which keeps the area lit.
  • Petit Tor has outside lights.
Washing Facilities
  • There is a kitchen sink with drainer.
  • There is a washing machine in the kitchen and a drying maiden inside the wardrobe of Bedroom 2.
  • The bathroom has a shower, basin and WC.
  • Outside there is a tap for rinsing sandy feet, walking boots and dogs (please bring your own dog towels).
Bins and rubbish disposal

This is a recycling area and an area of outstanding natural beauty and you are required to sort rubbish in the following way: –

The bin area is beside the entrance to the drive.

  • Food waste – Please use food waste caddy on kitchen sink and then place into small green bin outside Petit Tor – all food waste must go into food waste recycling bags provided.
  • Glass bottles and jars – please rinse them out and place them beside the bins outside.
  • Recycling – Paper and card goes separately into the black box outside Petit Tor. Recyclable plastic and metal goes into recycling bin under kitchen sink then loose into green wheely bin.
  • Rubbish – other waste goes into the rubbish bin under kitchen sink and then into the black wheely bin In black bin liners provided.
  • Dog waste – please use poo bags and place them into the small brown swing bin by the wheely bins.

Thank you


Ventnor Town is a 20 minute walk from Petit Tor or a 5 minute car drive. A famous Victorian health resort, Ventnor is well established shopping centre.

  • Independents – Ventnor is known for it’s wide ranging quality independent shops, including bakers, jewellers, haberdashery, interior design, wine merchants, home goods, diy, clothing, antiques, pet shop, hair salons and many many more.
  • Supermarkets – Co-op, Tesco, Spar and Premier
  • Chemists – Boots, Lloyds Pharmacy
  • Post Office
  • Country Market – Saturday mornings 10am – 1pm. Get there early for the vegan foods – they go fast!
Main Entrance for Petit Tor
  • The entrance is at the front.
  • The door is 76cm wide and hinged from the right opening outwards, the keyhole is 100cm high.
  • There is a step up of 11cm high and another of 7cm when entering the cottage.
  • The entrance is into the lounge-diner and the cottage is tiled throughout.
  • On your right – there is a small step down measuring 6 cm leading to the kitchen.
  • All door surrounds are white or cream.
  • Bedroom 1 is straight on
  • To the left is a small passage with the bathroom straight on and bedroom 2 to the right.
Bedroom 1 Front
  • Double bed 4’6″
  • Bed height 60cm (floor to top of mattress)
  • Non feather duvet and pillows provided
  • Bed linen is polycotton
Bedroom 2 Rear
  • Full size standard bunk beds 3′ x 6’3″
  • Bottom bunk bed height 50cm (floor to top of mattress)
  • Top bunk bed height 135 cm (floor to top of mattress)
  • Ladder to top bunk which has safety rail
  • Non feather duvet and pillows provided
  • Bed linen is polycotton
  • Standard size corner shower
  • Toilet seat height is 43cm
  • Sink height is 80
  • Floor is tiled
  • Pull cord light is 130cm from ground


  • Work units are 92 cm high
  • The kitchen floor is tiled
  • Crockery is contrasting to surfaces
  • The kettle is cordless
Dining Area
  • The flooring is cream tiles throughout
  • Walls are white
  • Table and four chairs
Lounge Area
  • Sofa and two bucket style armchairs
  • Table containing leaflets of local restaurants and attractions, maps
  • TV with remote control, Freeview, subtiles and teletext
  • DVD Player with remote control
  • CD/Radio with remote control
  • Wi-Fi code in welcome pack
Additional Information
  • It is your responsibility to evacuate property – fire blanket on kitchen wall.
  • Please note the bungalow is No Smoking.
  • Pets are welcome if well behaved, but must be included in the booking form. They are not allowed on the furniture or to be left unattended in the bungalow.

What's included

  • Bed linen and towels
  • Tiled flooring throughout
  • Central heating
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Electric cooker
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer Dryer
  • Wi-Fi Full Fibre
  • Smart TV with Netflix
  • Hair Dryer
  • Travel cot on request
  • High chair on request
  • Booking reassurance


Prices & Availability & Booking.

Excellent Isle of Wight self catering accommodation