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The Chalet

Fishbourne, Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight (Ref. 19315)

4.9

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "A real gem and oasis of tranquillity."

    The property is just 2 minutes from the Ferry terminal and right next door to an excellent pub. It is an ideal base from which to explore the island with the coastal footpath right outside the door. It might be quite a small property but it is incredibly well equipped and very comfortable. The owners (Jeannie and Tom) could not be more helpful and accommodating. I stayed here during the week of Storm Eunice and my return ferry was delayed. Jeannie and Tom kindly let me stay on at the property. Thoroughly recommended and I am look forward already to my return visit.

    Reviewed by PeterFeb 2022

  • "The Chalet is a perfect, cozy place for a couple."

    It is tiny but equipped with everything you may need and even more. The position is fantastic, 2 minutes from the beach and perfectly located for some beautiful walks around. The Quarr Abbey is less than 10 minutes by foot. Jeannie and Tom are the most friendly and kind people. I loved the Chalet (and all the red squirrels that live in the area!)... I really look forward to going back!

    Reviewed by RajssaJan 2022

  • "I would recommend this chalet to anyone at any time of the year."

    We stayed over Christmas and the New Year; it was a lovely tranquil place to stay literally two minutes from a sheltered beach. The facilities are excellent including a barbeque and seating area outside and the chalet itself is cosy and very comfortable. Fantastic hosts!

    Reviewed by JeremyDec 2021

  • "Brilliant spotlessly clean ,and has everything from a needle and thread to a shoe horn you need nothing but your clothes ,shops same as mainland, and you can find restaurants you have here,everything is fabulous ."

    Owners are great❤would return again and again

    Reviewed by TheresaNov 2021

  • "The chalet was very much as described but the peace and tranquility of the outside area was the most special aspect of the property and exceeded our expectations."

    Reviewed by MarySep 2021

  • "Tom and Jeanie were very welcoming and helpful."

    Everything was provided in The Chalet, more than we expected. We really enjoyed the location, being so close to the beach and lovely walks, and particularly enjoyed the wildlife namely the red squirrels in the garden. We will certainly revisit in the future

    Reviewed by BarryJun 2021

  • "The Chalet was clean, well equipped and comfortable."

    It was convenient for ferry, busses and restaurants. The owner was friendly and helpful during our stay. We would certainly like to return sometime.

    Reviewed by WilliamMay 2021

  • "My wife and I stayed at 'The Chalet', Fishbourne, Isle of Wight, from 17th to 21st May 2021."

    The owners, Tom and Jeannie, are delightful - friendly, helpful and welcoming. The property is well equipped - we lacked for nothing. Sykes Holiday Cottages' service is excellent. Your booking system and follow-up correspondence are well written and work without a hitch. All round excellent service. We had a thorough enjoyable stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2021

  • "The chalet is set in a pretty and peaceful location, very convenient for visiting the beautiful Isle of Wight."

    It was very clean, comfortable and well equipped. The owners were very welcoming and included a few extra personal touches. We would highly recommend this property and look forward to hopefully returning there next year.

    Reviewed by WendyOct 2020

  • "The chalet is extremely well kitted out with everything you need for your stay."

    It is in a quiet location and well located to access all the attractions on the island. Also within walking distance of the Fishbourne ferry. The only downside is that the bed can only be accessed from one side. The Chalet is ideal for a short break.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyOct 2020

  • "Lovely little chalet in a great location very well Equipped ..."

    Lovely little chalet in a great location very well Equipped Charming hosts 2 minutes walk to a very nice pub with great food Would definitely recommend this place in the beautiful Isle of Wight

    Reviewed by JuliaSep 2020

  • "Perfect for a quiet getaway."

    Everything provided, so all you need to bring is clothes. Lovely hosts greet you on arrival and are on hand if you need anything. They also left us a couple of small bottles of wine and a box of chocolates. Such a thoughtful gift. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2020

  • "An absolute hidden gem."

    The hosts were fantastic and friendly. The Chalet has everything you need for a short break. It is in a secluded location 2 minutes from a quiet beach, 1 minute from a lovely pub. Access to one of the main roads on the island means that everything is within driving distance. We will stay again.

    Reviewed by RolfAug 2020

  • "Cosy, well-equipped place to come back to after a day exploring the Island."

    Within walking distance of the beach (beautiful sunsets here) and Quarr Abbey. The garden area in particular was the such a lovely surprise! It is secluded and has four separate seating areas, including a BBQ and chimenea. We brought some fairy lights and enjoyed some beautiful warm evenings BBQing, and drinking cocktails round the fire. Overall a delightful stay, in an incredibly convenient location, with very accommodating hosts.

    Reviewed by SophieJul 2020

  • "The Chalet and the welcome were exceptional."

    Only 2 things made life a bit of a problem. Being 6 feet tall the bed being surrounded on three and a half sides was particularly difficult especially as my wife is recovering from a broken ankle. Also the bent wood easy chairs were barely up to the job of support my weight.

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2019

  • "EXCELLLENT VALUE FOR MONEY AND A GREAT BASE FOR EXPLORING THE ISLAND."

    LOVELY HOSTS.

    Reviewed by TeresaAug 2019

  • "It would be difficult for Sykes to exceed my expectations of them, they have been really good each time we have used them!"

    The following question re publishing feedback is difficult. The Chalet, for the sake of us who are aware, is so good we wish to keep it a secret but for the sake of the super owners such a place needs to be published and thereby full all the time - a dilemma!

    Reviewed by MaryOct 2018

  • "The chalet was ideal for our requirements as we were out and about during the day and back in the evenings."

    The cooking facilities were good and the place was very clean. The hosts were away during our stay but we did meet with them on our arrival and kept in touch by email. There were no issues that developed during our stay. They provided a selection of books and dvd's to use. We are hoping to return there next year for a similar vacation!

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2018

  • "The Chalet was the perfect place for our trip to the Isle of Wight, there was everything we could ever need and peace and quiet."

    Reviewed by NickAug 2018

  • "We had a wonderful week at the chalet ."

    We have booked another week in late summer .we would certainly recommend the chalet to anyone .Tom & Jean are such good hosts x

    Reviewed by JoanMar 2018

  • "This was our first visit to The Isle of Wight and we thoroughly enjoyed our week there."

    The cottage was located not too far from the ferry port and was so easy to find as directions were spot on. The cabin was compact, very well designed and comfortable for two people. As a holiday cottage it could not have been better. There is a pub two minutes away serving good food. We explored the Island each day and included Osborne House which was so interesting. We look forward to another visit sometime soon.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2017

  • "The Chalet adjacent to ferry terminal and owner's property."

    Tom and Jeannie were very welcoming and added a number of 'little extras' to our welcome pack. A most enjoyable stay!

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2017

  • "The Chalet was compact and convenient & the owners were very friendly and obliging."

    Just right for a quiet week in the Isle of Wight.

    Reviewed by PhilipJul 2017

  • "Lovely wooden property, with very friendly and helpful owners."

    Everything I needed and in a great location. I saw plenty of wildlife in the garden, too, including red squirrels, which was very enjoyable, and it is literally just round the corner from Fishbourne ferry terminal. This was my second visit to this property, and it will definitely not be my last!

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2017

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed exploring the island!"

    Traffic can be a bit of a nightmare, avoid rush hour !!!!

    Reviewed by Marcus RobertMay 2017

  • "A fantastic little property, owners friendly and welcoming and the location was ideal."

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One 4 foot double bedroom (bed accessed from one side only) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Compact open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric woodburner-effect stove.
  • Electric wall heaters with electric stove in sitting area and pressurised hot water system
  • Electric oven and 2-ring hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Bike storage
  • Decked terrace with sun loungers, flagstone garden area with picnic bench and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops 1 mile, pub/restaurant 1 min walk
  • Beach 2 mins walk
  • Note: Four steps up to front door.

The property

This cosy hideaway, a wonderfully-located coastal cabin, is nestled in the heart of the small parish of Fishbourne near Ryde.

Charmingly appointed throughout to provide bright and compact open plan accommodation, this wood-built Fishbourne cottage is perfect for couples looking to find a peaceful sanctuary to come back to after a busy day exploring the island.

This single-storey Fishbourne cottage offers double patio doors onto your lovely private garden area, along with a well-equipped fitted kitchen, a sitting area and dining table.

Outside the front of your Fishbourne cottage you will find a decked sunbathing and dining area, which leads onto your pretty flagstone garden, with a picnic bench and BBQ, the perfect environment to relax in while planning your day's excursions and to watch the abundant bird life and red squirrels.

Fishbourne offers stunning coastal walks, with Quarr Abbey only half a mile's walk away, so you may enjoy seeing local arts and crafts exhibits, which usually run from Thursday to Tuesday inclusive.

The abbey also offers a delightful tea shop, and a farm shop which sells their own produce.

A stone's throw from your Fishbourne cottage is an award-winning pub/restaurant.

Five miles up the road from your Fishbourne cottage, you will find Osborne House, Queen Victoria's summerhouse designed in the style of an Italian Renaissance palazzo; the magnificence of the Royal apartments, and stunning gardens and Solent views makes Osborne a must-see destination.

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About the location

FISHBOURNE, ISLE OF WIGHT

Ryde 3 miles; Newport 5 miles.

Fishbourne is a small parish, about a mile from Wootton Bridge and only 2 miles from the seaside resort of Ryde. The parish is situated on the banks of Wootton Creek, a favourite mooring place for yachtsmen and the embarkation point for the Wightlink Portsmouth Ferry. The Isle of Wight coastal path passes through the community, which is well served by an excellent pub, and a shingle beach is exposed at low tide; great for paddling and fishing. There's so much to see and do in this lovely area catering for all tastes and ages, from the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Queen Victoria's Osborne House, Quarr Abbey and Robin Hill Adventure Park. Ryde is just a short drive, offering 6 miles of superb sandy beaches, and numerous attractions including 10 pin bowling, and a boating lake as well as a great selection of shops and restaurants. In fact there's so much to do a week isn't nearly long enough!

Region Information

Note: A stone's throw from your Fishbourne cottage is an award-winning pub/restaurant

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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