“Staff at Sykes always friendly and efficient, prices are competitive.”
Cottage was well equipped and modern, but it took us most of the week to overcome the smell of damp in the bedrooms. Sheets etc were clean but duvets, pillows, sheets, curtains and carpets all smelled of damp. Mattresses weren’t very comfy either. We found other bedding and linen which helped, weather was good so we had the windows wide open and used scented candles.
It was a shame because the location was perfect for cycle routes, Black Gand Chine, Needles, garlic farm and Carisbrook castle which we really enjoyed. The pub down the road is friendly, welcoming to children and the food delicious in pretty surroundings. We had no problem with parking as cited in other reviews or traffic noise as we were out all day and hardly any traffic at night. The communal front gardens are pretty and we enjoyed several glasses of wine sitting on the sunshine at the end of busy days. New duvets, pillows, mattresses and a carpet clean would make this cottage perfect.