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Port Side

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight (Ref. 906577)


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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "John the owner was very nice and allowed us into the property early."

    It was very clean and had everything we needed right on the beach the position of the property is perfect. Only one problem THE BED it was the most uncomfortable one we have ever slept in. The mattress is very thin and the bed frame creaked and groaned every time you turned over. Looking through the visitor book people have been complaining about this bed since April 2017. Come on John please change it.

    Reviewed by RonaldOct 2021

  • "It was a lovely spot by the sea the flat itself was fine apart from the bed was rubbish when you moved the noise from the bed was awful and the mattress not fit for purpose."

    Also the TV was so small and mounted on the wall it was not good. If those 2 things were put right it would be a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2021

  • "I have used Sykes Cottages for several years to book my holiday in the Isle of Wight."

    I'm very satisfied with the quality of the service and the high standard of the accommodation and have no hesitation in recommending them.

    Reviewed by TonyJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with beautiful view."

    Reviewed by JillJul 2021

  • "Absolutely fab place, heaven on earth."

    John the owner is brilliant, so helpful. Very comfortable. Everything you need. Stunning situation. Lovely little bistro attached. Doggies very welcome

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2021

  • "Fantastic location ."

    The bed is really uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2021

  • "A lovely little single story holiday home with stunning sea views across the solent."

    A charming little cafe selling good food and drink next door too. This was our 3rd stay here and we've already booked to go back next year

    Reviewed by MaffSep 2020

  • "This was my sixth visit to the apartments and my fifth to Port Side."

    The reason for returning is the location (5 minutes from Yarmouth), the facilities in the accommodation (which also faces the sea) and the helpfulness of the owner, the warm welcome at the cafe next door (with a varied menu) and the fact that the island is dog friendly!

    Reviewed by TonyAug 2020

  • "Wonderful beach location the beach is on the door step Yarmouth only ten minutes ..."

    Wonderful beach location the beach is on the door step Yarmouth only ten minutes walk away ideal base for visiting the Isle of Wight the boathouse was basic but suited our needs the only thing that lets this down is the television is very small and too high to watch comfortably

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2020

  • "Easy to park."

    Greeted upon arrival by John the owner. Stunning views of the Solent. 10 minute walk into Yarmouth centre. Buses can take you all round the island for a week for approx. £25 pp including the open top which is fab. Felt very welcomed by the owner who was lovely and really wanted us to enjoy our time there. The dog friendliness and superb hospitality we received was outstanding. Newport is a short ride on the bus or by car and has most supermarkets and shops (including M&S) and lots of dog friendly inns etc. The Bargeman's rest on the Quayside for us was brilliant and we got to know a few locals in a very short time. The beer garden to the back of the Royal George in Yarmouth is breath-taking and across the road almost at the Bugle Inn we enjoyed a great Sunday roast in particular. We enjoyed great sleeps in a lovely comfy bed listening to the sea and the apartment was so well insulated that we did not need to put the heater on at all even. Lovely piping hot water for the shower left us feeling good to go. We took the ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth and when we arrived the apartment was literally a few minutes drive away which was an added bonus. Our only regret is that we went for 1 week we should have booked 2 weeks and will do next time we visit. Missing the place already. Thank you to everyone it was brilliant.

    Reviewed by JulieannOct 2019

  • "The apartment (close to Yarmouth) is well-equipped and is ideal for a restful and relaxing break and also in a good location for exploring the island by car."

    The bistro next door is highly recommended (especially the Sunday carvery!) Well-behaved dogs are welcome and the island generally is very dog-friendly where they are allowed in some pubs and cafes.

    Reviewed by TonyAug 2019

  • "Your brochures says towels included, you only need to bring beach towels."

    However, towels weren't included and so you need to correct your details. The owner, Mr Brady, offered to supply some, but we have family living on the island and so were able to borrow some.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2019

  • "Where the apartment was situated!"

    ! Right on the beach and in a beautiful area. Yarmouth was a perfect place to explore!!

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2019

  • "A place to love, enjoy peace, have your dog with you and spend your time right on the beach."

    Clean and comfortable. A*

    Reviewed by SilvieMar 2019

  • "What a way to see new year in BBQ and fire on beach watching fireworks on mainland."

    Ideal location

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2018

  • "A fantastic beach side retreat."

    Peaceful situation, perfect layout inside, with everything I needed for my stay.

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2018

  • "Wonderful location ideal for dog owners and for people who just want to chill out."

    My husband is partially disabled and found that the accommodation was perfect, and was able to sit on the patio and watch the world go by.

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2017

  • "The location of Port Side is perfect for me as I like to fish, couldn't be any nearer to the beach."

    There are some good restaurants in the area. WiFi could be better the signal from the Cafe next door was weak.

    Reviewed by HerbertOct 2016

  • "Incredible location ,right on the beach."

    Very peaceful ,the only sound at night being the sigh of waves and the tolling of a bell on a buoy out in the channel. The property was comfortable and warm and very clean. Our neighbours on both sides were lovely, as were their dogs. Our elderly collie enjoyed his morning strolls along the beach and up to the Fort. No need for a lead as no traffic. Wonderful.

    Reviewed by MicheleOct 2016

  • "The apartment is well-equipped and in an ideal location overlooking the sea and with easy access to the rest of the island."

    Reviewed by TonyAug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Open plan studio accommodation with double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Electric convector heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books and games
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Use of private slipway
  • Shared use of patio
  • One well-behaved dog welcome at £10 per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Licensed cafe next door
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Property has direct access to the beach; children and pets should be supervised
  • Note: Swimming is discouraged outside the apartment due to the strong tide and currents.

The property

This charming ground floor apartment offers spacious studio accommodation with stunning panoramic views across the Solent.

Light and airy throughout, this Yarmouth coastal self-catering apartment has open plan studio accommodation and large patio doors which open onto a shared patio area with direct access onto the shingle beach.

The perfect romantic retreat for couples, at any time of the year.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 4220, 4221, 4222, 905105, 905106 and 905107, together they sleep 20.

Boathouse Apartments

Yarmouth 0.75 miles. Constructed on the site of a former boathouse, these seven Yarmouth self-catering apartments are in an enviable, idyllic location, situated on the shingle beach and coastal path, close to Fort Victoria Country Park, just to the west of the attractive harbour town of Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. Renovated to a good standard, many of these Yarmouth self-catering apartments have sensational sea views, plus all have access to a private slipway for launching your own boat. Adjacent to these Yarmouth self-catering apartments is a licensed cafe, where you can sit out and eat alfresco. Yarmouth has lovely narrow streets to explore, and many shops and inns to enjoy, plus a visit to Henry VIII’s castle is essential. The highlights of the rest of the island, such as Tennyson Down, the beaches at Colwell and Totland bays and the towns of Newport and Ryde are all easily accessible. A great Yarmouth self-catering base looking out to an ever-changing seascape.

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About the location


Newport 12 miles; Ryde 18 miles.

The attractive seaside town of Yarmouth is the oldest town on the Isle of Wight, and its busy harbour is a haven for all kinds of watercraft, with the terminal used for regular mainland ferry crossings to Lymington. Yarmouth’s narrow streets are home to an attractive array of shops and inns, whilst a visit to Henry VIII’s castle is not to be missed. There's great cycling (and a cycle hire shop) and walking to be had along the coastal path. Why not take an energetic stroll at the nearby Tennyson Down and Headon Warren. Sandhard beach is 15 minutes' walk away, with Colwell Bay with its sandy beach and amenities for the family 7 minutes away by car. Yarmouth's pier and sailing club jetty is another good spot for crabbing. Four miles away is Compton Bay, famous for dinosaur remains; head there at low tide and see if you can find the two enormous three-toed feet. West Wight is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Yarmouth is an ideal base from which to explore this wonderful island.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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