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The Coach House

Chale, Isle of Wight (Ref. 20405)



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Reviews & Ratings

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Comfortable and well equipped in a great rural location with views as far as Dorset."

    The only negative was the WiFi which was good when working but often had no server contact. But WiFi issues, this is a great holiday let. We appreciate the owners informing us of slight damp issues marking one wall, which will be sorted as will the stair carpet. A really cosy apartment, happy to return.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "Wonderful stay as always."

    Fantastic views in beautiful surroundings. Comfortable, spacious and well equipped house - the owner has the repairs to the damp wall in hand. Have already booked to return again next year.

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2021

  • "This is the second year we have stayed at the coach house."

    Last year being the first during lockdown. We had a lovely time but the cottage was getting tired and needed some updating. However it had beautiful views and perfectly located. So we booked again for this year thinking that now restrictions had been lifted the TLC it needed may have been done. However there is now more damp on the walls. The stairs carpet is coming away, there is rust all along the radiator in the bathroom and the bathroom needs a really good clean. The dishwasher, top rail is broken so everything you try to fill it comes out and I'm glad I took my own dishwasher tablets because the ones they provided were moulding. My daughter lost a small toy while playing so we took the blankets off the sofa to look for it and the state of the sofa under the cushions was awful, definitely not been vacuumed for a good while. We stayed for 2 weeks and our mid holiday clean consisted of clean bedding and bath towels (not tea towels) No new toilet roll which meant we had to go and buy. Yes only a little thing but as I had paid the same amount for the second week I expected the same amount of cleanliness and set up. We are really disappointed, we thought we had found our perfect spot in our favourite place. Definitely not 5 stars and we won't be returning again. However very comfy beds and beautiful views.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "We loved the house however there were a few issues that we feel should be raised."

    1) the photos were misleading, it looked like we would have access to a garden that had a sea view. We didn’t. The small enclosed garden had a large hedgerow around it that prevented you seeing the view. 2) the view from the house was stunning however the window were absolutely filthy both inside and out. 3) the owners dog repeatedly entered our garden and the house. 4) the standard of cleanliness (especially in covid times) was under par. Sticky handles on kitchen cupboard, dirty door handles etc. The decor was very tired. 5) clothes aired was very flimsy and couldn’t withstand the sea breeze. 6) undoubtedly the biggest issue is that this house sits yards from a very busy road. The road is used as a bike route and as such there is a constant stream of VERY noisy bikes. This makes it impossible to sit outside and enjoy the garden. The house would need to deliver more in terms of cleanliness etc to compensate. Positives! The grounds were immaculate and very pleasing. The house was well furnished and kitchen well stocked. The views from upstairs were stunning. We loved this location of Chale, such a shame about the road noise.

    "Many thanks for your feedback, we have fed your comments back to the owner to maintain our property standards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AmyJul 2021

  • "Lovely welcoming cottage."

    Fully equipped, warm and comfortable. Very private, tucked away from general view, with splendid views along the southern coast down to the Needles. All facilities needed for a home from home feel, heating and hot water amply supplied when needed. Bedding, towels and beds spotless, beds comfortable and king sized. All in all a lovely relaxing holiday on a lovely island. .

    Reviewed by Frederick JJul 2021

  • "What a wonderful house, we greatly enjoyed our time there."

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2021

  • "Overall we had a nice stay, the cottage is very comfortable and well appointed, but a few things are worth mentioning… There is one pub in walking distance, any other shop or pub/cafe is a drive away."

    The cottage is very close to a main road which is part of an upcoming motorcycle road-race. So at weekends the road is very busy with noisy tuned motorbikes and cars constantly passing, making sitting in the garden a little unpleasant. The Wi-fi is so slow as to be almost unusable. You cannot stream iPlayer for example, we contacted the representative about this on day 2 but received no response. The photos on the listing are very old, there is now a high bush around the cottage garden and you cannot see the sea without standing on the chairs. You cannot access the other garden areas or the coastal views from the property. There is no parasol that we could find (as pictured) which is essential in the sun-trap garden. The owners (or their children) held a drunken all night party in the main house, culminating in raucous tennis at 4:30am keeping us awake. The cottage was clean. Ish. We had to clean any plates and cutlery before using and the kitchen in particular felt like it had not recently been deep-cleaned. While the cottage is lovely it feels like it is starting to need some love. The blinds in the bedroom, despite appearances, keep out little light meaning in mid summer your room is very bright by 4:30 am. But at least you can enjoy the tennis… All in all, we enjoyed our stay but probably would not return due to the above. I also need to say that we saw some absolutely stunning sunsets from the upstairs lounge window. A real treat…

    Reviewed by IanJun 2021

  • "Sadly we had to leave early to get home before the lockdown."

    Very relaxing.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "Many years we have stayed in holiday let’s with wood burning stove with the first fire ready to light and some logs so was very disappointed to find no fire laid no logs also no box of matches."

    Reviewed by BrendaSep 2020

  • "We had a fantastic time, we found everything we needed and more."

    The sunsets were spectacular!! The property looks more attractive than the listing photograph suggests and I would suggest an updated picture of the front of house.

    Reviewed by HayleyJul 2020

  • "The cottage was amazing - beautifully decorated, well equipped and absolutely perfect for our holiday away."

    The area was quiet, beautiful sunsets and well located for beaches. The hosts were great with communication and as a family we have agreed was one of our best holidays. We hope to return

    Reviewed by KatyJul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Cosy, clean, spacious and excellent quiet and beautiful location. Our second visit and we've booked again for next year!

    Reviewed by KennethOct 2019

  • "The Isle of Wight is always a pleasure to visit and, regardless of the weather, never lets you down."

    The Coach House was an exceptional place to stay with a view of the sea below the cliff and a distant view of the Needles from the upstairs. sitting room window. Whether you want a quiet "chilling out" break or an exciting "let's do it all" holiday, I would recommend the Coach House at Chale as the place to stay.

    Reviewed by MauriceJul 2019

  • "The Coach House is a beautiful cottage with fantastic views across the hills and also the bay towards The Needles - we enjoyed a couple of amazing sunsets."

    The cottage is spacious and very tastefully decorated with beautiful furnishings. The kitchen is large with a lovely stone fireplace and wood burner, and it is very well-equipped. There is a nice garden to sit in with garden furniture and a parasol, plus a shed to store bikes etc. The shower is hot and powerful. The sitting room is large with great views and a lovely log-burning fire. We found plenty of fun activities for children - Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle, the botanical gardens at Ventnor, The Donkey Sanctuary, Tapnell Farm Park and the Steam Railway. However we were very disappointed by the quality of the mattresses and this cast a shadow over our holiday. We paid £960 for a two bedroom cottage and we therefore expected comfortable beds. We slept badly and finally on the last night I slept on the sofa in desperation. This was a great shame as it was, otherwise, a perfect week away. We would definitely like to book The Coach House again next year but only if the mattresses have been replaced.

    Reviewed by MaryroseMay 2019

  • "We had a fabulous holiday in this wonderful, comfortable, private house."

    The surrounding countryside and beaches are glorious and the house is a superb base to visit the rest of the Island. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2019

  • "An excellent property with great facilities."

    The view from the lounge stretched across to the Needles and the fit out is of great quality. Lovely walks from the front door up or down the coastal path, pub very close and good food and ales (The Wight Mouse). Highly Recommend.

    Reviewed by GaryMay 2019

  • "It was a wonderful cottage."

    Beautifully decorated, with all facilities you could ask for and fabulous views.

    Reviewed by NoraApr 2019

  • "We had a fantastic holiday."

    Loved the cottage and the surroundings. Have booked again.

    Reviewed by KennethOct 2018

  • "Most of the places that we rented with you have been fabulous cake and wine welcoming gesture unfortunately the coach house was sadly lacking somewhat odd as it was a expensive rental no frills in the coach house ."

    Many thanks for your feedback, we have fed your comments back to the owner in order to maintain our property standards. Your views are as valued as your initial booking so that we can keep providing the best UK holiday experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarlOct 2018

  • "I found the gates very difficult to cope with."

    I'm not short but the heavy metal bar across the top was very hard for me to handle. It needs mentioning in the brochure as a "little old couple" would probably not manage to open or close the gates. The pub/restaurant 3 minutes walk away is much further than that - though it is worth the drive! It a superbly equipped cottage with a stunning outlook and very well positioned for covering the island.

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2018

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage and even exceeded my expectations."

    I 100% will use Sykes again, and confident will go back to the same cottage again. Thank you for a perfect holiday x

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2018

  • "Generally we liked the cottage and were very comfortable there."

    Upstairs was spotless but the kitchen lacked a bit of attention to details. For instance there were bread crumbs in the bread bin and scattered granola in one of the cupboards, so we did not use those and we left the debris there. The fridge kept icing up and had spiders living in it and the floor was sticky, so I think a bit more cleaning in the kitchen would have been nice. It was a perfect size and the facilities were good for three of us including a 5 year old. One bit of feedback for advertising, and we admit we did not check before booking, was that the photos on the website show the beautiful views of the trees, a field and the sea, so we thought we had access to go running on the field or see the sea from a cliff edge, but this was not to be. The photo, we felt, was misleading as you had no access to that garden and on the Friday night, our first night there, we had to close the windows when hot as there were a load of lads shouting and playing rugby till 8pm ish. We also found it hard to locate as there is no sign on the gate saying Coach House, only 'Chale House'.

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2018

  • "A comfortable, well-equipped cottage in an ideal location."

    Reviewed by RaymondJun 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything you would require to make yourself feel at ..."

    Beautiful cottage with everything you would require to make yourself feel at home Well equipped and everything clean and tidy Sensational views of the cliffs and sea Easy to walk to the pub but far enough away to feel as if your by yourself Will be going back in February

    Reviewed by SimonDec 2017

  • "A very peaceful place with a great vista."

    Reviewed by AlisonNov 2017

  • "Cottage was very comfortable, amazing views,good location for visiting the ..."

    Cottage was very comfortable, amazing views,good location for visiting the island, there are no pathways around the village of Chale so can be difficult to walk due to busy road however this did not stop us from enjoying the island

    Reviewed by AMay 2017

  • "The setting is spectacular."

    We thought it was a bit overpriced until we saw the sun setting over the Needles. After that we struggled to leave.

    Reviewed by ThomasApr 2017

  • "Wi Fi failed three days into our holiday, and even after phoning our contact number, the problem was not corrected."

    The tv reception ,due to the location of the cottage(the most southerly tip ot the Isle of Wight) was poor and the BBC channels were very difficult to watch. But that did not spoil the enjoyment of the fantastic location and views.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2016

  • "A truly fantastic coach house of high std."

    Very comfortable and a great location for explori g the island with the family.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2016

  • "A fabulous unique property with stunning views and sunsets over the Needles."

    We loved the comfy beds, hot powerful shower, open fires in the evening, & BBQ-ing in the garden. The perfect base to explore the West of the Isle of Wight.

    Reviewed by JoyceApr 2015

  • "Spacious property with high ceilings and light decor."

    Central heating was a bonus as it was October, plus the benefit of an open fire. Lovely view from the first floor lounge (whilst sitting down) and from the kitchen when preparing food. Walks were possible from the door, and places of interest were only a short drive. Good 'pub grub' at the Wight Mouse only a walk away.

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2014

  • "Beautiful views, very well appointed with lovely décor."

    The open fire was great and had the best shower ever. Pub with good food and atmosphere a short walk down the hill. There was parking next to property. Best thing I can say is that we would go back!

    Reviewed by StevenOct 2014

  • "The Coach House is a lovely holiday cottage which has everything you could possibly want internally and externally."

    The views of the sea, coastline and landscape are amazing and watching the sunset each night from the lounge is a real treat. The Coach House is situated in an ideal place for easily picking up a road to get to wherever you want on the island.

    Reviewed by TracyMay 2014

  • "The Isle of Wight is lovely, scenery, food and weather!"

    The coach house location was good and central. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was well equipped.

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2014

  • "Good standard of accommodation."

    Excellent views from windows. Good pub Wight Mouse just a few hundred metres away.

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2014

  • "What was advertised on Sykes website about the cottage was exactly what we found, a 5 star accommodation."

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2013

  • "Very comfortable cottage, equipped to a high standard."

    Lovely views across to the Needles.

    Reviewed by MalcolmJul 2013

  • "Well equipped cottage in a fabulous rural setting with spectacular views, particularly from the special upstairs sitting room."

    Kitchen/dining area was stylish as well as practical so we enjoyed it as a social dining room. It was a great home from home to explore the island.

    Reviewed by TracyJun 2013

  • "The position of the property was wonderful, really quiet with amazing views over open countryside and the sea."

    Garden was especially relaxing.

    Reviewed by AnnaJun 2013

  • "A fabulous property finished to the highest standard and very well equipped."

    The staff at Sykes were very quick to respond to a query and make sure everything went smoothly. I'm impressed with both Sykes and the Coach House. Thank you!

    Mrs McCarthyMay 2013

  • "Very nice property set within excellent grounds and location."

    The property itself is very nicely decorated with all the required amenities needed for our short break. Thoroughly enjoyable.

    Reviewed by DannyMar 2013

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The property

This tastefully decorated detached cottage, originally a coach house, has outstanding coastal views, and is stunningly located in the village of Chale, only two miles from the most southern point on the Isle of Wight.

Beautifully appointed throughout, providing light, spacious accommodation, this Chale cottage is ideal for couples, friends or families who wish to relax and enjoy some special time together in one of the most stunning parts of the Isle of Wight.

You'll find your superb kitchen with dining area and woodburning stove on the ground floor of this welcoming Chale cottage.

Upstairs, you'll enjoy panoramic views across the sea to The Needles and surrounding countryside from your sitting room, which offers comfortable seating and an open fire - the perfect environment in which to relax at the end of your active day , and to watch the stunning sunsets across the Bay. Outside your Isle of Wight cottage you'll find a front, enclosed lawned garden with table and chairs and a lockable shed containing sun loungers and a BBQ.

Why not sit back and enjoy the most glorious sunsets from this attractive spot?

The farming community of Chale offers some amazing downland and coastal walks, all within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which can be directly accessed from your front door.

Chale also offers an award-winning pub/restaurant, and just down the road at Niton there is a village store.

Niton is also home to Tregear Pottery.

Just a short drive from your Isle of Wight cottage is Compton Bay's long sandy beach, popular for surfing, swimming, fossil finding, and at low tide, spotting the odd dinosaur footprint!

The Coach House is a cosy retreat after your winter walks or the perfect spot for your summer sundowners!

Whether you're a walker, cyclist or beachcomber, this Isle of Wight cottage is perfect for year-round enjoyment.


  • One super king-size double (Zip/Link can be twin on request) One Twin (Zip/Link can be super king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, rain shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with woodburning stove and dining area
  • First floor sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Gas and power inc. in rent
  • Logs for fire and stove are NOT PROVIDED but can be purchased locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned front garden with table and chairs and lockable shed containing sun loungers and BBQ, there is also an outside tap with hose pipe
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.7 miles, pub/restaurant 3 mins walk
  • Note: Children aged 5 and over only.

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About the location


Ventnor 6.5 miles; Newport 9.5 miles; Yarmouth 13.5 miles; Fishbourne 14.2 miles; Cowes 14.5 miles.

Ideal for those seeking a mix of coast and country, Chale is a picturesque farming village, nestled at the foot of St Catherine’s Down on the south coast of the Isle of Wight. The village itself offers an award-winning pub/restaurant with an excellent children’s play area, and breathtaking coastal and downland walks, especially to the 35ft-tall octagonal tower ‘St Catherine's Oratory’, locally known as the Pepper Pot. This medieval lighthouse was built in 1312 and is believed to be one of the oldest in Britain. The area of National Trust land around the Pepper Pot is a walker's and birdwatcher’s paradise, as the birds can be observed at eye level. Outstanding sunsets looking towards The Needles are quite a sight. Nearby you'll discover some of the island’s best sandy beaches, perfect for swimming, surfing and of course fossil collecting, where you might even discover the odd dinosaur footprint or two. Close by is Blackgang Chine, the island's premier family attraction and to the north is Osborne House, the former royal residence of Queen Victoria. Experience royal family life as you tour the nursery and private rooms of Victoria and Albert and their children. Wonder at the magnificence of the Royal Apartments including the sumptuous drawing and dining rooms, and the Indian-inspired Dubar Room. Stunning grounds looking out onto The Solent can be explored via a horse-drawn carriage or on foot.

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