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Retro Retreat: Chert 70s house in Ventor, Isle Of Wight

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Not all holiday cottages are small farmhouses with log fires – check out the 70s-style Chert house in Ventnor, on the Isle Of Wight.

Built between 1967 and 1970, it was designed as an ultra-modern retirement home, built into a cliff and with views overlooking the sea. Over the years, it never changed and when the two owners died, it was bequeathed to the National Trust – and is now available as a period holiday let.

Both interior and exterior have been maintained to fit in with the original period. A central spiral staircase leads up to the first floor where two identical wings meet in a central hall way. The largely monochrome interior has bright orange bathrooms and many brilliant mosaic features. And of course, all the furniture is very much in a 70s style.

There’s a great little feature on the house on the 20th Century Society website. And if you like what you read, you can book now, with prices from £300 up for a week.

Find out more at the National Trust holiday cottages website

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