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57 Cliff End

(Ref. 942183)

Freshwater, Isle of Wight Show on map

3.6

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Property was very clean the furniture was modern and very comfortable."

    After I had unpacked on my arrival a lady came to check on me to see if the chalet was okay and had brought some tea bags milk and biscuits which I thought was very kind of her. I have stayed on this site before in an other chalet on a number of occasions the last being May 2021. This is by far the best experience and I hope to return this year . The chalet has a very good view and site was very peaceful. I hope to rent this chalet again.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7May 2024

  • "Everything wonderful, except the sliding front door."

    Incredibly stiff to slide. We found the best way was to pull/push between us. Less able people than us might have a problem. Otherwise, this is the second visit to 57 for us and will probably return.

    Reviewed by Perren4.7Apr 2024

  • "Great view."

    But, monks lane a little bit awkward to navigate when others cars are traveling in the opposite direction. Everything you would need for preparing your own food.

    Reviewed by Jim4.4Mar 2024

  • "Wonderful views and location."

    Could be smartened up. Suggest a grab handle is fitted in the shower area. Quite dangerous for anyone unsteady on their feet.

    Hi Yes I agree, grab rail would be a useful addition to shower. Will sort this prior to next season. Hope you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.1Sep 2023

  • "A lovely chalet and well equipped."

    The only thing I would add would be a hoover especially having a young child it’s easier to keep clean. The owner left us biscuits, milk and tea which was much appreciated thank you. Beautiful views, cosy and a well equipped chalet. We will treasure the happy memories of the holiday forever and will look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.1Aug 2023

  • "On the day of arrival we were greeted with no running hot water, but only a electric shower."

    We rang both emergency numbers and got no response until Monday where linstone chine were pleasant but unable to help due to been chalet was privately owned. When we contacted sykes about the issue we then a found on the Sunday a note inside a bag with a box of chocolate biscuits. The note explained fully what the owner had experienced with her boiler/tank breaking two hours before our arrival. This note clearly shows the owner knew before we arrived and sykes knew nothing about the breakdown. If we knew before we got there I would of been open to going to another site. But been as I have a disabled wife and a family I would have to repack when I EVENTUALLY knew about the lack of running hot water. So I would of been exhausted with moving. The state of the bathroom was deplorable, there was brown scum around all the taps and around the tiles. There was heavy brown staining on the laminate floor. I seriously think the bathroom was last cleaned wnen jimi hendrix played the Isle of wight festival!!!! .(photos were sent to sykes) I was determined not to let my family to use the bath until I took photos and spoke to sykes about both issues. Access was tried on 2 occasions by the owner and in the 2nd occasion I had a phone call from the owner asking why the key was not in the safe, my reply was it was with me. The owner asked what time we would be back because she wanted her plumber to measure up the loft hatch to make sure a new tank would fit through. I obliged and got back within 45 mins. The plumber measured up and went that night.whoever cleans in that bathroom seriously needs to up their game. A refund was eventually agreed of £200.after this I tackled the bathroom and left in a better state. Now if i didn't contact sykes would the owner let things continue on??, I think she would of. In the visitors book if you leave a constructive comments about the lack of cleaning, the owner has left comments about the people who stayed there. People have saved long and hard to book this chalet and the owner/sykes are charging top dollar for this below par 1970's chalet, so I personally think the owner is borderline arrogant when challenged. I will not be booking this chalet again as I think my family deserve a LOT better. Finally i would like it noted it gives no pleasure stating this

    My profuse, repeated apologies for lack of hot water coming out of appropriate tap. Unfortunately I only discovered this failing a couple of hours prior to your arrival. Fortunately there is an electric shower and kettle. It’s a shame that after your enjoyable holiday at our property last year, this year was a less positive experience. I can assure you I spend considerable care and effort cleaning the chalet every Saturday morning. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew1.9Aug 2023

  • "Living Room/Kitchen - dangerously hot water from kitchen tap."

    Frying pan needs replacing. Broken tin opener. Filthy top shelf of saucepan cupboard.Thick dust on TV table. Old cobwebs behind Radio on mantlepiece. Bathroom - shower totally inadequate (came out of the ark!). Water pipes between the toilet and bath very dirty. Bath panel needs fixing. Heated towel rail in need of repair. Bedroom 2 - squashed mosquito on wall above head ( I left it there). Totally inadequate hanging space for clothes - one wardrobe, more than half filled with pillows, electric blankets and blankets, for 2 bedrooms. There were only two of us - am not sure how a family of 4 would cope. This is all about the property. Very disappointing. The view from the bungalow, however, was stunning.

    I do hope you managed to enjoy your holiday despite the many faults you identified with our property. Many of our clients return every summer which I think says more about the chalet than any of your negative - and frankly spiteful - comments. Keep spreading the love and joy! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn1.3May 2023

  • "Had another lovely week here."

    Very clean and comfortable.

    Thank you. Glad to see you’ve booked again for next summer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by V5.0May 2023

  • "Unfortunately due to an oversight, there was no bedding (duvet cover, pillow cases etc) and there were no towels or toilet roll."

    After a telephone call this was delivered in a couple of hours. The cottage was warm and had all you need for your stay. The bathroom is a little tired, but has everything you need.

    Sorry about the ‘blip’ which I’m pleased to say was rectified quickly. Agree that some areas not so asthetically pleasing but believe this is reflected in the Sykes pricing scale; The price paid is remarkable for location and view. I hope you agree as I see you wrote in visitors book that you’d consider staying again? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally4.7May 2023

  • "Brilliant holiday in a lovely property."

    Fantastic views and very clean and comfortable. A few minor niggles. The toaster is faulty and takes a lot of fiddling to get the toast right (I find this in a lot of properties I have stayed in). Also, when, oh when will holiday cottage builders/owners realise you need a thermostatic instant heat shower. Cheap non-thermostatic Tritons are so variable in temperature. Cold showers or scalding hot water depending on whether someone else in the property, or next door, runs the cold tap to fill the kettle. I have found this in camping shower blocks, too. It isn't necessary. Thermostatic units are not that much more expensive. (I am a retired bathroom fitter so this detail really annoys me!) HOWEVER, we had probably our best holiday ever in this property. I would recommend it to anyone. There is such a lot to see on this small island. My compliments to the owner for cleanliness. WE really enjoyed our stay and if we come back to the IOW this property will be our first choice.

    Thanks for taking time to submit detailed & constructive feedback. So glad to hear how much you enjoyed your holiday. Toaster has been replaced this season and looking into your suggestion to replace shower. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Perren4.7Oct 2022

  • "Excellent property and views."

    Appreciate the efforts by the owner leaving milk and biscuits there on arrival. Only negative things I can say is the ceiling above the bookcase looked like it had previous been leaking. This could do with urgent attention before the next lot of bad weather. Also the little freezer keeps over freezing this leading to having difficulty closing it to seal it properly Apart from that it was an excellent property, I hope to book with you again soon.

    Thanks for taking time to give feedback on your recent stay at Cliff End. We aim to do a little upgrading each winter in preparation for following season. I think a new fridge is on the cards with the decoration. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Jul 2022

  • "Property probably has the best view on the IOW,however the interior is living in the 50’s and needs a major make over."

    Ornaments/bookcase need removing,curtains are dirty and do not fit. Bedrooms are cramped,small beds are shot and need replacing,also tiny bedrooms not suited to 4 people. Lack of Wi-Fi a nuisance. Found ladies dirty knickers in a drawer from previous occupant !

    Thanks for taking time to submit feedback. We agree that the view is one of best on island. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin2.2Jul 2022

  • "Amazing views, walking distance to the beach."

    The home if full of information leaflets of things you can do, dvds, games, books, and even toys for children. It is pretty small but they have made use of the space well. Would definitely return. We was only left 2 bath towels and 2 hand towels. If you have 4 guests i advise you take some of your own towels.

    Hi. So glad you had a pleasant stay and thanks for positive feedback. My apologies for not leaving enough towels. I mistakenly thought a couple were staying that week. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire4.1Jul 2022

  • "In need of general updating."

    The beds are very very uncomfortable… new mattresses are an absolute necessity…. otherwise the rest of the chalet is dated but serviceable. The location is fantastic.

    Thanks for taking the time to submit feedback and so glad you appreciated and enjoyed location. A number of our guests return frequently and none have complained about bed comfort. Sorry your experience was not a happy one. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert3.8Jun 2022

  • "Lovely view across the bay towards the needles, but March is not a good time to go to I of W as everything is closed, we never did find a shop near by to get bread and milk."

    Glad you enjoyed lovely views from chalet. Some of the main tourist attractions do only open for summer season which generally begins Easter. It depends what you’re looking for during your stay really I suppose. Recent closure of site shop means nearest food shop is in Freshwater village a 5 min drive from chalet. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edith3.8Mar 2022

  • "The kitchen was very well equipped, so thank you!"

    There was a pair of kitchen scissors with the handle broken which needs to be replaced and also a coat hook on the back of the bedroom door that was broken. Both of these were discovered upon arrival but they didn't inconvenience us. The view was spectacular!!! The sofas are really past their best with very little support underneath and the bedding and towels also a bit faded, not that we were bothered, but just for feedback. We appreciated the thinner summer duvets too...something that is often overlooked! It was great, and much appreciated, to have so many towels and tea towels, plus soap, washing up liquid, detergent and toilet role. The tea bags and milk were also GREATLY appreciated. There was a great selection of books. Our suggestion to be to get rid of the brown kitchen unit to create more space in the kitchen, as the remaining cupboards have got more than enough space for utensils and food. the freezer box really needed defrosting but thank you for the use of the ice packs! The shower is also a bit problematic. Other than that, everything had been thought of! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Alison3.8Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was dirty and very old fashioned."

    The tiles in the bathroom had black mould. The oven was filthy. The bedroom was so small there was barely room to move and we were constantly banging ourselves on the furniture. The location was good but the cottage needs a total revamp to justify the rates being charged.

    Reviewed by Christine2.2Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic location."

    Had everything we needed for a lovely holiday. We enjoyed it enough to book again for next year, so our comments are meant to be helpful. Although we had a great time, a couple of things would have improved our stay. The shower worked fine for us but the bath badly needs a non-slip mat and it would be nice to have a bath mat, the cork board provided is not fit for purpose. The toilet does not flush efficiently requiring several repeats. The bed was really comfortable, but the sofas are very low and the seat cushions are flat.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful setting and access to all amenities, quite near."

    Chalet was lovely and clean,shower very poor flow.Compact ,however suitable for holiday accommodation Definitely need a car as a long walk up the drive to the chalet site.we really loved it.

    Reviewed by Doreen3.8May 2021

  • "Views amazing with beautiful sunsets."

    NEGATIVES We did not have big expectations of this property as only rated 3* but however we did expect it to be clean! It wasn't!!! There were cobwebs in every room. Utensils, some crockery and glassware were dirty. Hand prints on patio doors. Excess dust and hair on top of headboard in double room which was exceptionally cramped with sharp metal hinges on wardrobe door at pillow height. Bath very slippery when using shower. Property needs complete deep clean. Furnishings old and dated with no support on sofa seats. Fridge appeared clean on initial opening but ice box compartment dirty with something stuck inside! Oven had not been cleaned. Surrounding areas around cooker greasy. Kitchen cupboards contained a party used garlic head. Sugar in container complete with tea/coffee stains. Old opened tub of dried milk. Musty smell throughout chalet - helped by having windows open throughout our stay. My white soled slippers were filthy by the end of our stay and were disposed of as we left for home! The standards of cleanliness were not as they should have been particularly in these unprecedented times of COVID 19. Photos available if required to support these complaints.

    Reviewed by Wynne1.6Oct 2020

  • "Very easy access to the holiday home."

    Could benefit these days with an Internet connection, however, this did not distract from an enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Rosemary3.8Sep 2020

  • "Outstanding views from the accommodation, everything we needed for a great get away form the current situation."

    Within easy reach of a lovely beach shop and restaurants. Lovely part of the island we highly recommend it .

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Sep 2020

  • "Road has now been resurfaced."

    No shop or pub nearby never found a launderette anywhere. Chalet needs good clean right through as found spiders and cobwebs and sock down side bed so it's not been cleaned properly.

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Sep 2020

  • "As we are both retired we felt that the vicinity of the site was very isolated and if we didn't have a car we would have been stuck at the site."

    Also the access road to the site was atrocious and would not be surprised if the car had not been damaged. Secondly there was not any shop within the site so to get any supplies you had to get in the car to freshwater. We would not go back there the only plus side was the chalet was nice and well equipped and the view exceptional.

    Reviewed by Margaret3.1Aug 2020

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge, and TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Launderette on site
  • Off-road parking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles and Pub 1 mile
  • Colwell Bay within walking distance

The property

Nestled on the outskirts of the village of Freshwater, on the Isle of Wight, is this superb semi-detached chalet.

Internally, the property has been renovated to provide a warm and welcoming base for friends, families or couples seeking an escape to the seaside.

The property rests in a prime position overlooking the Colwell Bay, The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down, with stunning views accessible from the sliding doors in the open-plan living space.

Look forward to relaxing in the sitting room with two sofas to curl up and unwind into the evening with your loved ones.

The dining area has seating for four people and is the perfect spot for gathering over a home-cooked meal and a well-deserved glass of wine.

The kitchen has been fitted to a high-standard and houses a range of appliances for you to rustle up some delicious meals or a hearty breakfast.

Walk through to the rear of the property, where you will discover two well-presented bedrooms, comprising of a double and twin, both of which have plenty of furnishings for storing your personal items and are supported by a family bathroom with deluxe fixtures and fittings.

Freshwater is an ideal base for friends and families seeking a seaside escape to the Isle of Wight due to its excellent position within reach of many popular tourist attractions.

The village itself offers a great selection of pubs, restaurants, cafés and independent shops for picking up any last-minute essentials or enjoying a delightful meal if you don't fancy cooking one evening.

Also nearby is the sports centre and indoor swimming pool for those seeking to stay active during their trip.

Make sure you visit the chalk cliffs and rolling downs at The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down, enjoy a day out golfing at Freshwater Bay Golf Club which has stunning views overlooking the English Channel and is a haven for birdwatchers, cyclists and walkers who enjoy a good exploration.

There are also a number of lovely sandy beaches within easy reach, perfect for a relaxing afternoon on the golden sands.

57 Cliff End is a delightful choice for a seaside break to the Isle of Wight with your loved ones.

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About the location

FRESHWATER

Yarmouth 3 miles; Cowes 16 miles; Fishbourne 16 miles; Ryde 18 miles.

Freshwater is situated at the western tip of the Isle of Wight and consists of Freshwater Village and Freshwater Bay. Freshwater village offers a good selection of small independent shops, cafes and the West Wight Sports Centre and Indoor Swimming Pool. The magnificent high chalk cliffs, rolling downs and delightful beaches at Freshwater Bay and nearby Compton Bay attract many visitors and surfers all year round. The renowned Freshwater Bay Golf Club, which overlooks the English Channel has stunning coastal sea views from most tees and offers a superb day out for golfers of all abilities, whilst the area is a haven for birdwatchers, cyclists and walkers with many wonderful walks to be enjoyed not only on West Wight but across the entire Isle of Wight criss-crossing over a much varied island landscape. Locally, Afton Down (the location of the famous 1970 Isle of Wight Music Festival), and Tennyson Down are the most popular walks. At the foot of Tennyson Down is the Dimbola Museum and Photographic Galleries. The Needles Pleasure Park at Alum Bay with its coloured sand cliffs and chairlift to the beach is just south west of Freshwater, plus a little further afield on the north coast of the Isle of Wight is the premier yachting centre of Cowes. Osborne House (the former home of Queen Victoria) is located at East Cowes. The nearby Farringford Hotel on the edge of Freshwater Bay was once the home of the British Poet Laureate, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and many notable poets, authors and painters have been attracted to the area of West Wight over the years. With the seaside town of Yarmouth close by with its busy harbour and pier, shops, inns, eateries and impressive Tudor castle, this is an ideal base for an enjoyable holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas