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West Sea View No 4

(Ref. 905106)

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Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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  • beach (10)
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35 Customer Reviews

  • "John was very helpful and supplied a hairdryer, ironing board and deck chairs when requested."

    Great location for dog owners. Lovely walks on the beach and in the country park on your doorstep. Quiet and relaxing with the cafe nearby. Also walking distance to Yarmouth with many lovely places to see and eat such as King Henry's castle and Salties. Minor detail - Could have done without cover on sofa as it kept coming off. A great place to relax and explore.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous location, Great apartments, Stone throws to Beach which is great."

    . Dog loved it there , we loved it there.. Owner more than helpful and friendly.. Cleaning ladies really nice too. Cafe next door and staff fab.. Would highly recommend,. Personally would prefer a sofa which i am able to lie down on to rest. So for me the only downfall was uncomfortable sofa. Decking was great to sit out on and watch the sea, we actually saw a seal swim by! adding to the delight of our stay. Was pleasantly surprised could not hear others through walls. Would definitely stay there again for the peace and tranquility.

    Reviewed by Theresa4.7Jul 2023

  • "Great property & location."

    Already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.1Jul 2023

  • "Bathroom tiling was uneven which meant it was not clean -shower was more like a hose."

    The picture shown when booking insulated the accommodation faced the sea -this was not the case -which was disappointing. Also at no point in the literature did it state you couldn’t swim in this area. The kitchen facilities were very basic -to the point that we are were unable to cook means . Parking was not allocated -needs to be allocated per rental . Bed mattresses was cheap and uncomfortable . Overall the accommodation has been converted with minimum thought given to those who are staying -such a shame .

    Reviewed by Belinda1.6Jul 2023

  • "Throughly enjoyed staying at number 4."

    It was clean and comfortable. The big plus was how close it was to the sea. Hoping to go again in the future. However I would probably stay at number 1 or 3.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jun 2023

  • "We love coming to stay at No."

    4 It's such a great location, near to Yarmouth and all our other favourite places. The only downside was we all got quite badly bitten by mosquitos so something to remedy this would be good - otherwise, next time we will bring our own mosquito nets. See you soon!

    Reviewed by Philippa4.4Aug 2022

  • "Great property & location."

    Needs a freezer compartment in the fridge as can't make any ice or re freeze freezer blocks etc.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4Jul 2022

  • "Excellent holiday let."

    Convient for all local amminities. Clean, basic and reasonably comfortable. The pictures of the property exterior did not reflect which unit we were getting and caused confusion on arrival. I would suggest that you should amend this.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.1Jun 2022

  • "This charming little converted boathouse proved to be perfect for me and my Labrador, who swam enthusiastically in the sea literally metres from the cottage."

    It is beautifully decorated and equipped and the bathroom in particular is better and more convenient than many in much larger self-catering places where I have stayed. Although the mezzanine bedroom sleeps three, the cottage would be a bit of a squeeze for more than a couple. The only disappointment was that the adjacent café wasn’t open during my stay.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Apr 2022

  • "Sorry to say the place is in need of a total refurbishment especially bed mattress and pillows smell."

    shower floor disgusting permanently standing water fridge inadequate the owner is a nice man but needs to step up.

    Reviewed by Cliff1.6Oct 2021

  • "Cottage was tired and needs updating however its Cosy warm and quiet in a good location"

    Reviewed by Colin3.1Oct 2021

  • "Would be nice if the fridge had an ice compartment."

    Apart from that the apartment is comfortable and in a great location. Owner John is friendly, helpful and easily contactable.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Jul 2021

  • "Very small and details were not right as it showed window in the bedroom not no 4 this was for number 5."

    Tv very small no washing machine, sofa very low and only 2 seater with one wicker chair very uncomfortable next door had 2 comfy chairs and sofa bathroom floor stayed wet for along time and tiles uneven and could do with replacing, fridge could do with having a freezer box in, mattress needs a clean as when patted dust came flying off.

    Reviewed by Kevin1.9Jul 2021

  • "Midway through our holiday the electric cooker packed up."

    Bad news ? Well Yes. BUT We sent an late evening message To the property owner, who phoned us the following morning and by lunchtime the following day he had purchased and installed a new cooker. Excellent customer service. Just one biggish jiggle. The fridge has no freezer section. 2 very minor niggles. No corkscrew or cheese grater. Good holiday, good cottage and good weather. Thank you

    Reviewed by Mike4.4Jun 2021

  • "The shower could be improved, ie (needs more pressure, ) water flow very low."

    Could do with a better fridge (ice compartment would be nice. )

    Reviewed by Joan4.4Jun 2021

  • "The location is lovely nice and quite."

    The accommodation could do with just a few updates Really needs a fridge freezer so many guest have request this in the visitors book and a better shower and the best thing would be provide a patio table and chairs to sit on as nothing there. I went and brought a chair which was no hardship but for the price I paid for the holiday I feel it should be provided. I would go again as it’s a beautiful location but it would be stunning if the update where addressed.

    Reviewed by Jenny2.8May 2021

  • "A fridge with a freezer dept or freezer would be a good idea as nowhere to put frozen items such as ice cream etc."

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2021

  • "Loved the chalet right on the beach."

    Was so very clean and tidy was equipped with everything to make our stay comfortable. Have already told our Family and friends.

    Reviewed by D5.0Apr 2021

  • "Fantastic location."

    Reviewed by Tim4.4Apr 2021

  • "The sofa has been removed and 2 uncomfortable hard winged chairs are in place."

    This is not what we signed up to on the website. We picked up on this reading reviews of disappointment from others who raised this issue and a poor fridge with no ice box or salad box. We tried to resolve this issue and told Sykes several times that the photo and reference to the comfortable sofa were misleading. The sofa is still on the website we recommend readers of this review book an alternative apartment as the location is excellent. The owner is a very nice person as well.

    Thank you for your comments. We have taken guests feedback on board and there is now a two seater leather sofa in the property and the chairs have been removed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rodney2.5Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic have already booked for next year"

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Sep 2020

  • "This being the second holiday spent at the Boat house appartments, we were confident that owing to covid 19, an all out effort woudl be made in sanitization / clenleness , our complements to the cleaners as the appartment was spotless, the appartment is fully equipted with every thing needed for a self catering holiday, all bed linen suplied was spotlesly clean, beds were confortable."

    The only complaint was on are previous visit and the photos in the current brochures show a soffa in the lounge area, but has now been replaced with two upright hard arm chairs, imposible to relaxe in the evening whilst watching tv, disapointing as the other appartments had confortable soffa's. otherwise an exalent self cattering appartment, set in an ideal beach side position with good parking space.

    Thank you for your comments. We have taken guests feedback on board and there is now a two seater leather sofa in the property and the chairs have been removed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry4.4Aug 2020

  • "We had a wonderful relaxing holiday, the location; right adjacent to a shingle beach and a dense woods, was dramatic and atmospheric and perfect for dog walking and the autumnal weather (very high winds, rain, fog and sea mist) just added to the experience."

    The accommodation was perfectly adequate, comfortable, clean and tidy, in fact the apartment was well insulated inspite of the inclement weather so we didn't need the heating on for much of the time at all. We will definitely book a Sykes holiday again.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2019

  • "The location was great, the cafe was also great, sea view 4 was well equipped and clean, but no sofa, two high winged chairs that was not that comfortable, online pics it shows a sofa, also the fridge needs replacing, no ice box or salad crisper, I don’t think it even chilled our food properly, we like to take picnics with us but couldn’t freeze our ice packs, the television could have been bigger, bathroom needs a bath mat and towel rail, it was a nice week with the weather and plenty of places to visit but wished we had a sofa to relax after a long day."

    Reviewed by John3.1Aug 2019

  • "The property was adequate in a lovely location, the only problem we had was the toilet being downstairs from the bedroom, during the night if you needed the toilet you had to put the lights on to see your way down the stairs."

    Reviewed by Kevin4.1Nov 2018

  • "The arrangements were organised very well and we met Mr Brady at the allotted time."

    The cottage was comfortable for the two of us, it would have suited a couple and a child, but I think four people would have struggled. We did not cook during our stay, but the kitchen equipment seemed to be satisfactory, although it would be very useful to have a small freezer, even just for making ice within the fridge. A bit more shelving space in the bathroom and a larger shower head would also be useful. But the very hot water was ideal. We used the cafe next door for coffee/tea/Sunday lunch - a roast carvery and for a breakfast. All very good. The walk into Yarmouth is not far, which again is a bonus. There is a small stretch of beach that is slightly difficult to walk on due to the stones and if walking at night, you do need a torch. All in all we had a very enjoyable week and this was an ideal quiet base to get out and about to see the Island.

    Reviewed by Rosa5.0Oct 2018

  • "The apartment/cottage was compact but had everything needed for comfort."

    The location was fabulous, being directly onto the beach and a 'do-able' walk into Yarmouth.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.7Sep 2018

  • "It was a lovely place to stay and the location was perfect."

    The only thing we would have found useful is a small freezer (for ice) and a sofa rather than the two chairs.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Aug 2018

  • "Just perfect"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2018

  • "What a location!"

    and we had amazing weather - just perfect thank you

    Reviewed by Sarah Jane5.0May 2017

  • "Unaware of taking our own towels however after informing Mr Brady he did in fact bring us some towels ."

    Reviewed by Linda4.4May 2017

  • "The location of the apartment was brilliant for exploring the many attractions of the island, the boathouse was very cosy and a lovely little home from home, the boathouse had every mod con and even had a welcome tea/coffee pack so we could have a well earned cuppa on arrival, the boathouse is directly in front of the sea with a shingle beach and private parking."

    Overall a thoroughly enjoyed holiday. We will definitely be booking again!!

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Oct 2016

  • "Great location with nice walks and great food close by."

    Only used the car a couple of times which made a great change. plenty to do and see.

    Reviewed by Charles4.6Oct 2016

  • "The apartment was good for us."

    We wanted a quiet place to recharge our batteries after three years of stress. It was a comfortable base and the sound of the sea on the beach at night and when we woke up made it a tranquil and peaceful place to stay. We had everything we needed and when we did have a problem the owner dealt with it immediately and was very understanding and friendly. Although we didn't bring dogs with us we loved the fact that dogs were made so welcome across the Island and in the Boathouse apartments. For a small island there is so much to see and do. This is our fourth stay on the island but the first time without our children, what a revelation there is so much for grown ups too! We will be coming back soon.

    Reviewed by Susan4.2Oct 2016

  • "Perfect location, right on the beach"

    Reviewed by Theresa4.0Aug 2016

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  • One family bedroom with 1 double and 1 single
  • Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric convector heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD and WIFI, clock radio, selection of books and games
  • Power by meter reading, first £5 inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Towels are not provided
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Use of private slipway
  • Shared use of the decked patio area
  • One well-behaved dog welcome at £10 per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Licensed café next door
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • 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 beachfront Yarmouth coastal cottage apartment offers a warm rustic open plan living accommodation with fantastic panoramic coastal views across the Solent towards the mainland from the upper floor.

This Yarmouth cottage is a converted old boathouse, and now consists of a loft-style bedroom, while on the ground floor you can unwind on the inviting sofa, planning your next day’s activities.

From your patio, why not enjoy a walk along the shingle beach, while enjoying the ever-changing scenery and sometimes extremely dramatic waters of the Solent?

The perfect romantic coastal retreat.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 4220, 4221, 4222, 905105, 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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Towels are not provided

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas