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Swifts

(Ref. 918526)

Ventnor, Isle of Wight Show on map

4.0

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • good (7)
  • location (6)
  • kitchen (6)
  • our (6)
  • comfortable (5)
  • lovely (5)

14 Customer Reviews

  • "The bungalow was comfortable and clean, although looking quite tired and needing some care and updating."

    Great views and walks along coastal path. The main problem was the terrible smell coming from the kitchen area which affected the whole property. When I informed Penny she said it was the tank (septic tank??) under the kitchen floorboards which sometimes gets blocked and it was sorted the next day. Penny was lovely and helpful but unfortunately the smell did really spoil our stay.

    Thank you for your feedback , it was very helpful and meant that we could resolve the issue as soon as we new about it. We do apologise and we have now put signs on all the toilets asking future guests not to dispose of wet wipes down the toilet which was the problem that caused the blockage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Becky3.1Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed our week, and found 'Swifts' very comfortable and welcoming!"

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Jul 2023

  • "Photos deceiving, the whole place is very tired, scum ring in bath, leaking shower, one broken bed, but as a party of 3 this wasn’t an issue for us, one kitchen door hanging, looks and feels internally like a caravan/chalet."

    Front door is accessed via tradesman entry, around the back and uninviting. Sadly the only bit worth the price was the size. Very generous proportions. Shame we could hear the neighbour every time he went for a pee, their bathroom was next to our lounge/diner, and the walls are thin. It had a good layout once inside, and had it not been dated and worn would have been super, bedrooms were generous, and the linen was spotless, lounge furniture very dated, I’d say 80’s to 90’’s, but was serviceable, one of the double patio doors in the lounge couldn’t be opened (would have been lovely to bring the outside in) it looked as if the lock had been fused somehow and so permanently locked shut. They could also have benefitted from a clean on the inside. The decking is super tired and one of the planks was loose (potential trip hazard) also one of the posts in the decking fence was missing. The decking furniture also very worn and tired, would have been lovely to sit out but no umbrellas or shade at all so the patio was not used by us. We had some rain one day and next morning found stones from the 20’ ish wall on the alleyway pavement. Such a shame the property isn’t maintained better. Lastly we were happy to see the tennis lawn, sadly the ground is dangerously uneven, with a hole on one side. I fell quite hard. Excellent cooker, washer, microwave. Good sized kitchen, well equipped, but a few wooden spoons would be good, my adult sons bought men sized glasses and breakfast dish ,their choice, and left them there for the next party. I feel this property has huge potential and just needs tlc and updating in parts. Would I book again , only if updated and repaired. Currently in my opinion not worth the money.

    Reviewed by Yvonne3.1Jun 2023

  • "Everything in the house was beautiful and the view was excellent as a piece of paradise thank you"

    Reviewed by Ali4.4Jun 2023

  • "Bathroom locks are terrible and out of order No bath towels apart from these two, remaining all including location and other facilities are awesome."

    Reviewed by Hari2.8Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful view and lovely peaceful location The accommodation was quite dated and a bit shabby in places."

    The kitchen could have been better equipped. It was generally comfortable with enough space and dining on the deck with the beautiful view of the sea was the highlight. Only having one shower was a difficulty with six people. The ‘hosepipe‘ contraption in the bathroom did not work! It would have been good to have storage for vacuum cleaner, ironing board etc instead of having them in corner of bedroom. Disconcertingly, mouse droppings appeared overnight and there was a strong odour in the kitchen. Access to the coastal path was great.

    Reviewed by Adrian2.5Jul 2021

  • "The accommodation was excellent as was the location"

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "One of our number has limited mobility, the path to the cottage could be better with level path and for the paving to be wide enough not to have to partialy use the loose chippings."

    Also the bathing facilities were a little disappointing as the en-suite shower is very small and too high to get in if you struggle with your mobility and no shower over the bath which would be easy to install and make bathing options more flexible. We had an issue with a mouse which we think entered via a patio door left open, but then left drop[pings in the kitchen, & moved behind the kick-boards. owners supplied traps very quickly and the mouse was caught and disposed of. Stayed on farms before and never had this issue until this year. As mouse lived behind kick boards the kitchen needs a deep clean under the cupboards and to be honest needs some maintenance as one cupboard on a slope as floor seems to dip towards the door.

    Reviewed by Lynne3.4Jun 2019

  • "I definitely recommend this place for anyone who is looking for decent place to stay in Isle of Wight."

    Good size villa for 6+ people.

    Reviewed by Amir4.7Apr 2019

  • "This Property is ideal for families or couples wanting to acses The costal footpath 5 minutes walk to main path ,Also for people wanting a very quart location ."

    It has ample parking for two cars and a big inclosed garden . The property is nicely furnished and in good decorative order but could do with a little tlc externally.

    Reviewed by Trevor3.8Oct 2018

  • "We had a lovely time staying in Swifts."

    Its bright & spacious living area was perfect for us and the views were fantastic. We were blessed with good weather so we enjoyed the peace and quiet to the full and the night skies were amazing. It would have been nice to have been able to open both sets of patio doors to allow the breeze in on hot afternoons. A thermostatic shower mixer tap over the bath in the main bathroom would be a really useful addition as we had to wait to shower until the main bedroom was clear. The bathroom floor looks rather in need of replacement. The rest of the accommodation was great especially the new carpet throughout which was lovely. There was a distinct drain aroma from the kitchen which was rather unpleasant and pervaded the whole living area and needs to addresses ASAP.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2018

  • "Though we found accommodation clean and comfortable we were disappointed when we left a message on the phone for owner to contact us and our call was not returned."

    Our concerns were regarding a mouse that visited every night around 11pm and ran around kitchen and living room. Though this did not worry is too much ,given we were on a farm, and knew to take precaution and wipe down work surfaces, we were concerned future families with babies crawling around the floor would be unaware this was happening.

    Reviewed by Lorraine3.8Aug 2018

  • "This is a beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    It's a little away from the busy touristy areas so it's nice and quiet. Daytime sounds only, birds; night time noise, none! Very easy to get to all the attractions on the island, and some lovely drives through the country side between the various activity centres. There is something for all aged to do; a good mix of fun-parks for the youngsters and lots of historical stuff to take in. The whole island is beautiful and unspoilt and the beaches are all fabulous; very clean.

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Jun 2018

  • "Comfortable cottage in very nice location, right on the coastal path and with many nice walks close by."

    Also very nice garden and patio area for use during our stay. Facilities were good but have stayed in similar cottages that were better value.

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Apr 2018

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Summary

  • All ground floor: Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom, with bath, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric panel heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Towels are not included
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Decked balcony area with furniture and BBQ
  • Shared use of large gravelled and lawned area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Beach 5 mins walk
  • Note: The property has direct access to the coastal footpath, children to be supervised
  • Note: The entry to this property may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility
  • Please call the office for more information

The property

Swifts is the larger of the two semi-detached coastal bungalows, and can be found to the left of Swallows.

You enter through the well-equipped fitted kitchen, leading you into the large beamed open plan living and dining area, with double patio doors, allowing masses of light and those spectacular views in.

The bungalow offers three bedrooms, one double with en-suite shower room and patio door leading you onto the decked balcony, one twin and further twin room with full size 3’ single beds.

There are superb farmland and sea views from the private decked balcony, with table, chairs and barbecue.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref 926490, together they sleep 12.

Bank End Farm Bungalows

Ventnor 2.3 miles. Two spectacularly positioned semi-detached coastal bungalows, both with breathtaking far-reaching coastal views across the English Channel, and set within the grounds of Bank End Farm, Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. With direct access through the farm onto the coastal footpath, you are only a short walk away from small coves and secluded beaches on the south coast of the island. Love and care has been put into these bungalows, with exposed beams throughout, together with numerous patio doors and windows allowing both the light and those stunning farmland and coastal views to spill in, creating a wonderfully peaceful and welcoming family environment. Both have been furnished to a comfortable standard, with Freeview TV, DVD players, books, games, DVDs and washing machines. Each bungalow has its own private decked balcony with table, chairs and barbecue, all positioned perfectly to fully appreciate the farmland and sea views. Both have shared use of the large gravelled and lawned rear garden area, with bench tables and climbing frame. There is plenty of off road parking, with two spaces each just outside of the bungalows. Directly from each of the bungalows, follow the buoys across the bridge and through the farmland, all the way to the coastal path to some stunning small coves, the most spectacular place for a picnic. The Undercliffe is famous for its Mediterranean climate, therefore enabling a wide variety of plants to grow all around. Just up the road Ventnor Botanic Gardens will be found, with its worldwide temperate and subtropical trees and shrubs. Throughout the year the Gardens hold many events and exhibitions to be enjoyed, as well as having a highly acclaimed café/restaurant. A few minutes’ walk along the coastal path will bring you to one of the islands hidden treasures, Steephill Cove, with its sand and shingle beach, and a row of fishermen’s cottages. Watch the small boats launch, hoping to catch crabs and lobsters for the locals. Some cottages have been converted into wonderful café restaurants, where you can sample their catch directly from the sea. These two bungalows can be booked separately for an individual family, or book both together for one of those memorable large family or friends gatherings.

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About the location

VENTNOR

Newport 10 miles; Cowes 15 miles.

The quaint Victorian seaside resort of Ventnor is located at the southern end of the island and accessed via an array of steep winding roads set amidst beautiful scenery. Sheltered by St. Boniface Down, one of the island's highest points and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this charming town has a uniquely mild micro climate enabling tropical and exotic plants to grow throughout the area. The gently sloping sandy and fine shingle beaches and coves provide excellent facilities for watersports and offer a range of stunning coastal paths to explore, while the harbour sells a broad range of fresh fish and locally-caught seafood. Ventnor is one of the Isle of Wight’s most prestigious food destinations with a good variety of high-quality restaurants,
Bistros, pubs and shops along the esplanade and close to the town centre. The Botanical Gardens are within easy reach and well worth a visit, whilst around the island there are great walking and cycling opportunities, medieval castles, historic houses and a variety of gardens and waterfalls, as well as the unspoilt fishing bay. This great holiday destination has plenty to offer all year-round, and it's easy to see why it's known as the prettiest place on the Isle of Wight!

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Note: The entry to this property may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility. Please call our office for more information

Towels are not included

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas