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Sail Loft

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Exceptional location, helpful owner."

    Apartment needs some care and could be wonderful with some attention. The price was fair given condition - we would certainly pay more if improved. Furniture is old and worn. The shower is more of a dribble and the fridge and freezer need replacing

    Reviewed by Sandra2.8Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday."

    The apartment was very nice. Also clean. Every thing you needed for a holiday. Would recommend it to family and friends.The location was just in the right place to get to diffrent places

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great location and views."

    5mins drive from Yarmouth ferry. Doors opening on balcony listening to the sea was amazing. Furniture comfy. All bedding new and clean. No velux blinds to block out morning sun. Very bright by 6am. Velux window hinges and frames extremely covered with cobwebs, dead insects and dust. Opening then resulted in debris falling. Situated on edge of Fort Victoria Country Park which has attractions worthy of looking around and watching sunset.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property, lovely view - bed very creeky and mattress awful, but all in all a fabulous place!"

    Reviewed by Irene3.8Aug 2023

  • "This property could be 5star but it is let down by some details not attended to."

    There were several lights out.in the bedrooms. In the double bedroom the mirror which is loose, sits on the dressing table but as this is under the sloped roof you have to sit on the floor to do your hair and make-up- ridiculous at any time but especially when you are in your seventies! There is a small mirror in the twin bedroom but if you were sharing with another couple it would not be feasible to ask to use it. The mirror could easily be fixed on the wall by the door. and the problem solved.. The lock on the door to the double bedroom does not work.A wedge has been supplied but if the velux window is open and it is windy the wedge does not hold the door back.We had to resort to stuffing a tissue into the lock and then applying the wedge in order to protect our privacy.. The blind on the velux window in the double bedroom is broken so you are woken at first light.. Having the Juliet balcony is great but it needs a tieback as it tends to blow closed if you do not wedge the door behind the chair.. Please provide more coat hangers,there were not enough for four people especially with teenagers! We were disappointed that we were not given any recycling options but just had to put everything in one bag. These are only trivial things that could be easily fixed to bring the property to the standard that befits its fabulous location.

    Reviewed by Wendy3.4Jul 2023

  • "Wow what a view."

    Sat on the edge of the solent there's a constant flow of boats passing by the balcony. Stunning! The property is well situated to travel around the island with yarmouth only a 5 minute drive. The sail loft was very clean on arrival and the host lovely to deal with. There are a few small issues ( fridge could do with replacing and a few velux blinds need replacing) but nothing that spoilt our stay. Had a fabulous stay and look forward to a return visit. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely location and very comfortable."

    The only downside was the fridge as it had shelves missing, apart from that we would certainly stay there again and recommend the Sail Loft.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Mar 2023

  • "Cosy, comfortable property."

    Perfect location for exploring the island.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very charming property, could do with some tlc but think maybe mistreated by uncaring guests."

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Jun 2022

  • "The first thing to greet us on the stairs was a dead plant!"

    ! Mr Brady's introduction was brief and when I asked if the fridge had been mended or replaced,(as seen in the reviews) he said people want too much these days, like a zip wire to the beach!!! ( Not the best of welcomes).We have been to many Sykes accommodation and often have a great welcome + scones and cream, wine eof the fridge had no door! It still doesn't. Nor is there a shelf over the crisper drawer. The other comment by several visitors was the kitchen hot tap "dribbled" and took a long time to fill the bowl. Still the same.The hot tap in the bathroom "swivels" and needs tightening. Also comments re the veluxs having cobwebs they have not been cleaned. Out of 7 velux blinds only 2 could be pull down, the others were broken. A previous visitor suggested black out blinds in the bedrooms, we were awake about 6am because of the light. The microwave, toaster and kettle had stickers to say they were checked in July 2019, it is obvious they have not been tested recently. How often does a Skyes representatives visit to check, as the photos on your website are out of date. Reading the comments in the visitors book and web reviews that the property is tired. the lockdowns would have been a perfect time to refresh it. Or is it an attitude of the landlord that he "can't be bothered"? I think he may be relying on the beautiful location, the beach and easy reach for many lovely attractions to get visitors. At the price charged we expect the accommodation to be top quality as previous experiences. We did enjoy our week, but the comments above frustrated us.

    Many thanks for your feedback. The fridge has now been replaced and all of the issues raised have now been rectified. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie3.1Apr 2021

  • "The location was fabulous with superb views across the Solent."

    The apartment was cosy and warm, especially given the wet and windy weather. The furnishings and fittings were adequate although some of them were dated (fridge had a broken door and the ice compartment had no door at all, the crockery and cutlery were quite basic, the cooker was quite elderly). The hot tap in the kitchen was completely inadequate which made washing up quite a chore. The lighting in the living room was quite dingy so it was difficult to find a place with enough light to read in the evenings. Several of the blinds on the Velux windows were broken so could not be closed and in the bedrooms we could have done with blackout blinds on the Velux windows - I could imagine that in the height of summer, when it is light by 4.30 a.m., it would be very frustrating to have no blackout at the windows. Our overall impression was that Sail Loft was a sweet little property for anyone wanting an interestingly different quiet place to stay in the Yarmouth area, but it could do with an update and a refresh of the decorations. We did enjoy our week but wonder whether it was maybe a little over-priced.

    Many thanks for your feedback. The fridge has now been replaced and the other issues rectified Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen3.4Oct 2020

  • "Excellent property very clean and tidy great location on the beach great views."

    Easy parking lots to do and see all within walking distance. Can't wait to stay again.

    Reviewed by Benjamin5.0Oct 2019

  • "The automated arrival departure messages are not effective."

    We were sent one for arrival and selected 3pm.when we got there the owner wasn't there and clearly not expecting us so we had to ring him and wait for thirty minutes. With the departure we selected 10am abs this was refused so we asked when we could leave and received no answer. In the end we left at 10 and there was no one there to give the key to. Highly unsatisfactory system.

    Reviewed by Nick4.4Jul 2019

  • "Fridge needs renewing no door on freezer compartment,shower mat needed,would be ..."

    Fridge needs renewing no door on freezer compartment,shower mat needed,would be nice to have a laundry facility,other than that great place to stop fantastic views

    Reviewed by Laurence James4.7Jun 2019

  • "Light shades were dusty, Tv reception very poor, Velux roof light glass needs cleaning and 1 of the roof light blinds was broken and dangling down and the bathroom fan was not working."

    A washing machine would be an excellent commodity to the apartment. In general the above statements are really only minor, the apartment just needs a bit of T L C. I would definitely return to the property and would certainly recommend it to others. Mr D T W Nuneaton

    Reviewed by David4.1Jul 2018

  • "Spectacular views,a joy to visit."

    Have visited before and will be back again.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.1Mar 2018

  • "Would have appreciated a dvd player."

    Other than that an excellent break. Would recommend

    Reviewed by Janet4.6Jan 2018

  • "The apartment was very good, clean and comfortable."

    We would go there again

    Reviewed by Joseph4.6Oct 2016

  • "The accommodation was as described but the hot water system and electric shower were "tired" and needed some updating or attention ."

    Location was excellent and very clean. Maybe wifi would be a good addition for next season .

    4.6Sep 2016

  • "We had a wonderful week's stay in Sail Loft."

    The location is perfect, over looking the sea. My 5 year old son loved watching the ferries and sailing boats. The facilities are good but basic. An updated television with DVD player would be good, especially for families staying with children. However, this is only a minor point and we have already booked again for next year, which will be our third stay. It is a great place to base yourself to explore the island.

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.4Aug 2016

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  • All first floor
  • Two eaves bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Spacious open plan living area in eaves with kitchen, dining area, sitting area with electric fire and Juliet balcony.
  • Storage heaters and electric convector heaters, electric fire in sitting area
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, small freezer, TV with Freeview and WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Use of private slipway
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Licensed cafe adjacent to apartment
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Property has direct access to the beach; children should be supervised
  • Note: Swimming is discouraged outside the apartment due to the strong tide and currents.

The property

A delightful, first floor open plan apartment set in the eaves of a lovely building, constructed on the site of a converted boathouse, on the shingle beach and coastal path, within walking distance of the town of Yarmouth.

This Yarmouth self-catering apartment has been well furnished and provides light and airy accommodation.

This Yarmouth self-catering apartment has two bedrooms and a loft-style living area, which includes large windows and a Juliet balcony that overlooks the beach and sea.

A wonderful Yarmouth self-catering apartment, perfect for families.

Note: This apartment can be booked with Refs. 4220, 4222, 905105, 905106, 905107 and 906577, 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.

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