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Yarmouth, Isle of Wight (Ref. 989971)


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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "I found the cottage cold during the day without lighting the woodburner."

    the timing of the heating was too restricted - no more than a couple of hours in the morning and not available until after 5 pm in the evening. also the lighting in the sitting room was inadequate.

    Reviewed by ShunaApr 2022

  • "Fantastic place, well equipped, convenient ,lovely week"

    Reviewed by CatherineFeb 2022

  • "The cottage was simply lovely."

    The bedrooms all generous in size. I had the top room. What amazing views. The only negative was how cold the cottage was. I grew up in a old & cold house, but we all found it hard to stay warm. We did have a storm while we were there, I which wouldn’t have helped especially in the kitchen As the roof let’s a lot of cold air in. We did managed to find some heaters under the units which helped a little. Yarmouth is simply stunning and the house is well situated with everything on your doorstep! Literally,

    Reviewed by PhilippaNov 2021

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable stay, excellent accommodation."

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2021

  • "I found the central heating a bit erratic- it failed to come on until quite late and the evenings were quite chilly."

    Then on one occasion it came on in the middle of the night. We were in the top bedroom with a beautiful view over the water but although we were aware the stairs might be a challenge at our age we found the narrow winding staircase and steepness of the stairs were difficult. The cottage itself was very nice and the position in the centre of Yarmouth was ideal- close to the shops, ferry and pubs. Unfortunately whether it was because it was relatively late in the season, or the impact of Covid, several of the food outlets were closed.

    Thankyou for your feedback the gas central heating is based on a Nest thermostat and fully adjustable to suit your needs. The default settings have been extended to address your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DianaSep 2021

  • "The Cottage was beautiful Stairs were a little steep so would recommend you ..."

    The Cottage was beautiful Stairs were a little steep so would recommend you inform guests ok for us though, we would definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by Mary ValerieJun 2021

  • "The trip was fantastic and the cottage was better than I anticipated, very cosy and ideally located in the middle of town."

    I will definitely try to book for a longer stay next time.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2020

  • "Tovah is in an excellent location in the middle of Yarmouth."

    Parking is a problem generally but the permits help, except you never know which local street you will be parked on. The house is surprisingly spacious with a large well equipped kitchen and a great sea view from the upstairs master bedroom. The 2 problems with the house is the steep spiral staircase, not too easy for the elderly, and the erratic central heating which keeps turning itself down. Very annoying when the weather is cold. Yarmouth is a great location as a village by the sea with its own car ferry service. There are good shops and pubs within a few minutes walk. We would certainly go back.

    Reviewed by TerryMar 2020

  • "Good;- spotless,nice and warm,very comfy bed ,well equipped and spacious."

    Bad;- The fridge was not switched on, an inconvenience for most but for me panic inducing as I am on medication that needs to be refrigerated. Glad the shop was open to buy bottles of milk to keep it cool until the fridge cooled down. There were only 4 days of parking permits left out,despite a call to Sykes it was not sorted although they did try. We eventually found more in an envelope addressed to the owner in the cupboard under the breakfast bar. The living room furniture should be replaced,we had to put some scatter cushions under the sofa cushions to support them.The front door rim lock plays up making entry difficult.

    Reviewed by LouiseFeb 2020

  • "It was a really nice cottage."

    The only issue we had was with the keys. There was a definite knack to getting them to work!

    Thank you for your feedback. Pleased you had a great time at our Cottage. Thank you for the information regarding the lock, we have now fitted a brand new one to rectify this. Look forward to seeing again. Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElizabethDec 2019

  • "The furniture in the cottage is seriously lacking, you can see as soon as you walk into the lounge that the furniture needs replacing."

    There was no stuffing left in the seat cushions on the sofa and chairs so we were sitting on the frame for a week. The rest of the cottage was lovely with plenty of grocery, cutlery and saucepans in the kitchen. It was also very difficult to keep the cottage warm as the heating was not easy to keep on. You have to keep adjusting the thermostat to get heating to come in as it reverts back to its previous setting every couple of hours.

    We are sorry you had issues with the central heating, we would have been happy to help you if you had contacted us, however recently we have fitted a new Nest thermostat which should be easier to use and control the temperature you require going forward. Regarding the sofa and chairs in the lounge, the seat cushions need puffing up occasionally, so we have instructed the cleaners to do this prior to each booking going forward. Many thanks for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2019

  • "Great cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by CharlesSep 2019

  • "The cottage was great, had everything we needed."

    Lovely location and we had good views from the balcony.

    Reviewed by LouisaJul 2019

  • "Very well equipped cottage."

    There was a water leak in the main bathroom above the mirror but we did experience heavy rain. Our first week was quite cold in the cottage . The central heating was programmed, so didn’t activate. We would certainly use this cottage again. It would be worth pointing out that the two flights of stairs are extremely steep and open which may be a problem for some. All minor things due to weather but a wonderful cottage in the best location

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2019

  • "Tovah is a lovely quaint cottage, nicely furnished and very clean."

    The position in the high street is so convenient for the shops and restaurants. Parking is easy using the allocated vouchers The Blue Crab restaurant next door is highly recommended for supper and the takeaway service is ideal!

    Reviewed by JenniferMay 2019

  • "Fantastic week lovely place well equipped and if you have teenagers really good wifi a must."

    Have been there twice and will go again.

    Reviewed by CatherineApr 2019

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  • Over three floors accessed via a spiral staircase
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second floor master with king-size double and an en-suite shower room with a shower, basin and WC
  • 1 x first floor double, 1 x first floor twin
  • First floor bathroom with a bath, basin and WC
  • All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Living room.
  • Gas central heating throughout
  • Woodburner with starter pack of logs
  • AGA rangecooker, with electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer
  • Smart TV, DVD Player and WiFi
  • Additional TV with DVD player in master bedroom
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking is available on the roadside (permit provided) or in the local car park
  • Lawned garden and patio area and large balcony
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs within 50 m walk
  • Excellent Blue Crab Restaurant situated next door
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Please note: The Isle of Wight festival is on each summer: please check online for dates and details

The property

Tovah is a wonderful terraced cottage full of character, located in Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight ideally located to explore the West Wight. The cottage is a Grade II listed building, the accomodation is over 3 floors with a balcony overlooking the Solent, it is one of the oldest buildings in Yarmouth, dated circa 1550.

Step through the front door and into the spacious, characterful living room, with its hardwood flooring, expansive fireplace and exposed beams it’s like stepping back in time.

Step through the double doors into the dining room to reveal a farmhouse solid pine table with seating for up to six people.

While the property has been renovated to a contemporary holiday home, there are still period features attesting to the history of the cottage, such as the exposed beams, spiral staircase, latched doors and feature fireplaces.

A further set of doors lead into the kitchen with its modern fixtures and fittings and a convenient breakfast bar.

This light and airy room is the perfect place for making a home-cooked meal with the family.

The living room, dining room and kitchen are easily connected as one large communal area ideal for family living with the doors open or can be separated as separate rooms with doors closed, it is very flexible depending on the individual needs.

There is a good supply of children's games in the wooden chest including the Isle of Wight Monopoly game!

The kitchen also has a door which leads out to the enclosed garden, which is made up of a lawn and patio areas, ideal for enjoying a meal or drink on a warm evening. The bedrooms are set across two floors, and consist of one double, one twin and one king-size master bedroom with exposed beams and en-suite bathroom.

The bedrooms have been equipped with charming furniture, including built-in wardrobes.

The master bedroom can be found on the second floor and has steps leading up to a large balcony area with lovely views across the Solent.

Roadside permit parking is available as well as in the local car park.

Yarmouth is a wonderful base for exploring the Isle of Wight and is ideally located in the beautiful West Wight.

The town square is 50 yards away from the property with beautiful restaurants, book shop, coffee and tea shops, boutique clothing shops, art galleries, antique shop, Yarmouth Castle and a historical wooden pier.

There is also the highly prestigious aspect of the harbour and marina, alongside fantastic walking and cycling opportunities down the river Yar and many more.

Yarmouth has plenty to offer and is easily accessible from the mainland without the need for a car as the ferry comes in only a two-minute walk from this cottage, and there is a great bus network to get about on the island, some fabulous walks and trails and the iconic Needles are located within 5 miles.

Tovah is the perfect place to stay in order to explore all that Yarmouth, the West Wight and the Isle of Wight has to offer.

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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

Please note: The Isle of Wight festival is on each summer: please check online for dates and details.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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