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Larch Lodge

(Ref. 1043546)

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5.0

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our second holiday in this cottage."

    Yet again we loved every moment in there and in the garden. All you need is there ! Comfortable, quiet and relaxing. It’s a great area !! Hope to be back there ASAP

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Mar 2024

  • "Before arrival, communication with the property managers was good, directions to the property were accurate, the only negative being the lockbox which was very difficult to get open."

    Parking is right outside the front door on the driveway. Location is great with local shops at the bottom of the road, Totland Bay pier just a short walk away and two bus routes close by. This modern semi-detached house has 3 bedrooms, 2 and a half bathrooms and is clean, very comfortable, spacious, well equipped and decorated to a high standard. There is also a great garden out back. We only used the master bedroom but the two twin bedrooms looked just as good. Highlight for us was the downstairs space comprising large lounge and kitchen diner separated by glass French doors, with large windows at both ends providing plentiful light. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Feb 2024

  • "Whilst the house was great and we enjoyed our stay there, the overall experience of booking through Sykes Cottages was not positive."

    Questions were provided with rudimentary answers, that gave no indication of effort put into them to provide clear information to make things easier for us. The issue with the bath panel (that we had no part in creating) in particular was incredibly frustrating and meant I ended up spending hours trying to mail, send photos, making phone calls that weren't always answered, and following up on advice that wasn't clear. All the onus of reporting the issue was put on us. This included the request, after I had reported it to customer services, for us to report and manage the issue with the property services team, something which I would have expected to be the responsibility of Sykes Cottages. It put a dampener on our holiday and meant the main bath and shower were unusable for half our stay. For a party of 5, including 2 Autistic teenagers, this wasn't exactly ideal. House great, but Sykes Cottages could have done a lot better to provide a good level of service.

    Reviewed by Sophie4.7Feb 2024

  • "Great house."

    Well presented and stocked. For your info there is a small leak in the downstairs toilet.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Dec 2023

  • "Lovely property with all mod cons,furniture and beds etc."

    Just one area of concern with the key safe...We had great difficulty in both opening and closing it particularly on the return day.We were worried as we had to catch the ferry and struggled to put the keys away!..Probably could do with changing it...Overall though We were very satisfied.

    Reviewed by Marisa5.0Oct 2023

  • "Really well equipped, comfortable and clean"

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Larch Lodge and didn’t want to leave."

    Spacious, clean and had everything we needed for a great family holiday. Great location, only a short walk to the beach.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Aug 2023

  • "We recently stayed at larch lodge with our two children 4 and 7 ."

    The garden was absolutly lovely for them to run around in the steps are steep but this is mentiond on the house information page. The house was lovely there were a variety of books for adults a few for children and a variety of board games to. There was bread milk a few tea bags and coffee and shortbread there were tea towels cleaning supplies toilet roll kitchen roll the house was very well eqipped the only downside the weather was warm when we were there and the beds had winter quilts and our children were in the back rooms were the sun hits and for safety we didnt leave windows open this is no one fault as the british weather is unpredictable but if warm i would maybe take a fan . The house is a 9 minute walk to the beach ( thats how long it took our 4 year old there is even a picinic type bag to borrow which is handy . The needles is a five minute drive away with a lovely farm shop three minutes away both walkable for adults safely . There is a little shop near by and a fish and chip shop and the town is a 20 minute walk away . We could not fault this house at all it was brillant . If you have young children it is great and roomy and other than the garden steps would be a great holiday rental and as an added bonus every thursday in the summer the needles have fireworks at 9.30 and we had the best view from the back window which our boys loved . Plenty of parking and the road is quite and safe and not busy

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2023

  • "We spent a very enjoyable week at Larch Lodge."

    Thanks for providing such a well equipped and presented home from home. The only recommendation we have is that curtains in the twin rooms (in addition to the blackout blinds) would be helpful. It got warm in these rooms when the sun was out and with the blind drawn it is hard to get a draught through. Otherwise we appreciated all the thoughtful extras, like the boardgames, the apron, the washing machine tablets that helped make it a very comfortable place to stay.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2023

  • "This home is truly beautiful there was so much space for all of us, the house was clean when we arrived - everything was prepared and ready."

    Rooms are a decent size, plenty of toilets and bathrooms, main bathroom and en-suite bathroom are amazing so big. Everything you’d need for the kitchen was there and a lovely guidebook available to explain everything for the house. The garden is stunning. Only 2 things which niggled me - firstly none of the windows seem to have a child lock feature (where you’d push the button down to open it all the way). The windows in the two single rooms definitely don’t they open all the way out immediately, so even though it was raining and windy it was still muggy and kids had to sweat out the night as I couldn’t open the windows due to safety concern. I opened mine but a strong gust had my window flying open as you can’t lock it at a certain width. It wasn’t too bad for us luckily as it wasn’t sunny or hot when we were there, but when it is I can’t imagine that’s doable. The second thing was the bathroom room upstairs, when using the bath there was black stuff coming out of the tap when running water. Had to empty bath four times the first night - it was mildew or something hanging out of the tap. I cleaned it off and by the third night there was no issues at all, probably because people mostly opt for showers it’s just been sat there unused for a little while - nothing a clean didn’t fix. We will 100% be rebooking this home perfect base to spend time on the island.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7Jul 2023

  • "The property is beautiful and as described."

    The garden is totally secure ideal for 4 legged escape artists! Within easy walking distance of Totland Bay/coastal path and close to a bus stop if you want to leave your car & let someone else drive!

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property is outstanding one of the best I have stayed in, very clean,well equiped, garden enclosed just like home from home."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very good stay"

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was our first stay at Larch Lodge and we're glad to say it is a delightful property; spotlessly clean, modern furnishings and appliances, comfy bed (we only used the master bedroom) and new bathroom/shower fittings."

    We were particularly delighted to find that the garden is totally secure (fully fenced) and it was great to be able to play football with our Lakeland Terrier! Totland is a great base for exploring the west of the the island although everywhere is in easy reach. We look forward to our next stay!

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic house with great facilities (wish it was our own)."

    Great location and will be returning.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic place, a great location, close to the beach and waterfront restaurant and short drive to Yarmouth."

    We will be back

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had such a fabulous few days."

    Larch Lodge was absolutely perfect.

    Reviewed by Cerys5.0Feb 2023

  • "What a lovely property !"

    Spotlessly clean and thoughtfully and superbly equipped. We have been renting cottages for many years now, and can’t recall ever having the choice of 3 bottle-openers before ! We love this corner of the island, and being blessed with 6 consecutive days of wall-to-wall sunshine ( is it really October ? ) made it even more memorable. We are happy to recommend thoroughly Larch Lodge, a credit to the owners, and hope to return again next year.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Oct 2022

  • "Spacious, new, comfortable, quiet and clean, this is the best place we have ever been!"

    Everything was provided for a worry free holiday; parking space, 3 loos, well equipped kitchen and a Welcome basket with bread and bits, to name a few. Great house, good location.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great place for a family."

    House was in great condition and had everything needed for a good holiday. A short walk to the beach with local amenities. Everything that you need for a great week away!

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Sep 2022

  • "We have had a superb stay at Larch Lodge."

    Beautiful house with high standard facilities. We would highly recommend this house.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a wonderful house to stay in."

    Spotlessly clean, so well equipped and extremely comfortable beds. Thank you so much for the provisions Left, and pods for the dishwasher etc My 5yr old grandson cried when he got up on the last day not wanting to leave. So many lovely places nearby to visit. We loved our stay and would love to come back. Thank you for everything. If we could pick up on one thing it would be to say a wardrobe or rail would have been handy for hanging clothes. But…. We loved it!!

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property, well equipped for a family of 6."

    The position of the property is excellent near to local shops and a short walk to the beach. Would easily recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent holiday home, you had thought of everything."

    Lovely personal touches leaving a welcome basket, hand soaps etc. Comfortable and homely and a great secure garden. Good supply of books and board games. Extremely helpful property manager. Thank you for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

  • "The accommodation was clean and well decorated."

    The kitchen is in excellent condition and had all the utensils needed if you are going to do some self-catering. We enjoyed being able to make a cake. I think the husband appreciated the coffee machine most though. The garden provided a nice place to relax and outdoor dining. Plus great to have with the dog on holiday with us. Another nice addition was the books and games available . In addition to the welcome pack which was very much appreciated. The accommodation is in a great location for a short walk to the beach and Freshwater. Definitely planning to book the accommodation again. Also made very welcome by the two neighbours to the property.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable holiday house, very well equipped, very clean, great location and relaxing garden."

    A wonderful stay thank you.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a great stay here."

    The house is well equipped and clean. The garden is lovely. It was perfect for us as a family with 2 young children. The house is newly decorated. Good location in a village and near to the needles and several nice beaches. The property manager was responsive. Would definitely recommend Larch Lodge and would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Jun 2022

  • "Loved our stay at Larch Lodge, clean, tidy, well presented."

    One, suggestion really, to make it a 10/10 stay would have been a bbq in the garden. Other than that I would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jun 2022

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Summary

  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Garden with patio and lawn
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.6 miles, beach 0.4 miles
  • Note: There are two steps up to the entrance, please take care
  • Note: There are 6 steep steps onto the grassed area in the back garden
  • Charging electric vehicles via an extension lead to the property is not permitted.

The property

Nestled on the west coast of the Isle of Wight in the village of Totland is this three-bedroom, semi-detached house, Larch Lodge.

Enjoying a central location situated near an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with easy access to Freshwater and Yarmouth, Larch Lodge makes for a fantastic coastal getaway for a group of friends or a family of six.

Park up on the private driveway with space for two cars, before unloading your bags and stepping into the property to begin your holiday.

Off the hallway is a welcoming and spacious sitting room with a Smart TV, where you can look forward to evenings enjoying a movie marathon with your loved ones.

Moving through the property, discover the fully-equipped fitted kitchen, with everything needed to prepare some lovely home cooked meals.

There is a dining table with seating for six and where you can savour a delicious meal as you discuss plans for the days ahead.

There are sliding doors that lead on to a private west facing patio and garden – perfect to enjoy a crisp glass of wine in the warmer months.

Completing the ground-floor is a handy cloakroom, ideal for freshening up following a day at the beach.Upstairs on the first-floor, you will discover three well-presented rooms, a king-size with an en-suite and two twin bedrooms served by a bathroom, each with storage for your belongings.

Set out for the day to explore the numerous nearby attractions on offer.

For a day at the beach, the award-winning beaches of Totland and Colwell Bay offer a good selection of activities for those looking to take to the waters, including windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking and jet skiing.

For a local place to eat, try The Waterfront in Totland Bay, and the ever popular The Hut in Colwell Bay.

Both offer local delights and enjoy amazing sunsets and exceptional views of the coast.

Just a short drive away is Freshwater Bay, where you will discover the idyllic Farringford Historic House and Gardens as well as the Dimbola Museum and Galleries which are set in the former home of a well-known Victorian photographer, Julia Margaret Cameron.

Nearby you will find the scenic National Trust site of Tennyson Down, home to a 19th-century coastal fort and The Needles Headland and Attraction Park with a family-friendly chair lift which offers rides down to a pebbled beach, views of the coloured sands and a of the stunning traditional candy stripe lighthouse.

Just little further is the town of Yarmouth, with a fascinating 16th-century castle to explore which houses an exhibit on shipwrecks as well as a picturesque pier and excellent fishing opportunities.

For a memory-filled getaway like no other, choose Larch Lodge.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location

TOTLAND

Freshwater 1 mile; Yarmouth 3 miles.

The village of Totland rests in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the west side of the Isle of Wight's beautiful coast, offering visitors local shops and pubs and spectacular unspoilt coastal scenery. The award-winning beaches of both Totland and Colwell Bay offer a range of activities, whilst a pretty footpath will take you to Freshwater in ten minutes where you will find its golf course and public swimming pool. It is also an excellent starting point for walks along the Tennyson Trail. Take a chair lift from Alum Bay and enjoy some of the wonderful views across the sand cliffs to the famous 'Needles' chalk stacks and lighthouse beyond, or explore the quaint narrow streets, ancient castle and busy harbour at Yarmouth. A great destination with plenty to see and do!

Note: There are two steps up to the entrance, please take care.
Note: There are 6 steep steps onto the grassed area in the back garden.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas