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“Perfect getaway”
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Dawn over Culver Down and Sandown Bay.
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Dawn over Culver Down and Sandown Bay.
A Sunny morning at Fossils Rest. Our hand made sign!
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9 reviews
Dawn over Culver Down and Sandown Bay.
A Sunny morning at Fossils Rest.
Our hand made sign!
The rear of the chalet with our herb garden..
View from the front door over open farmland..
Open the front door and enter..
.. our living area. We've tried to create as much space as we can.
Space saving equipment in the kitchen area..
.. hob / sink / fridge unit and ...
.. 3 way oven with microwave, convection, and grill features.
Glassware supplied.
Themed mugs and cutlery.
Crockery supplied.
Our welcome basket of local produce..
To the bedrooms..
.. double bedroom ...
.. with views over farmland (from the bed!).
The single bedroom.
.. with a range of books and maps..
Bathroom with large (1100mm) power shower
Plenty of room to seat 3 in the living area.
.. and our rather cool electric fire - with flame effect!
Our dog, Boo, taking in the morning view from Fossils Rest.
View of the Bay from the IoW coastal path that runs past the chalet site.
Dinosaur trace fossil on the beach below Fossils Rest.
On the beach at Culver cliffs on a very low tide.
Our favourite arty photo; man and his dogs on Yaverland beach as the Sun rises over Culver Downs
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Chalet -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Sandown, Isle of Wight, England

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Excellent - based on 9 reviews
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Bill E
2 reviews
“Perfect getaway”
Reviewed 15 April 2018 for a stay in March 2018

Stayed here a few weeks ago with friends, lovely little chalet with a great kitchen and super comfy beds. Five minutes walk from the beach and a leisurely stroll along the seaside takes you to Sandown.

Wifi was really fast even with three of us using it and the signal was crazy strong even giving us access when we say out on the lawn.

Great value for money will definitely be using the next time I come to the island.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 May 2018
Thank you for this super review, it's very much appreciated. Thanks for the comment on the beds too, it's something we've tried hard to achieve. You would be welcome back anytime, so I hope we see you again. I&D.
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 for a stay in March 2018

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Management Response
6 Apr 2018
Thank you for this kind review. It was nice to meet you, and we hope you can visit again. I&D.
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_phil_c81...
Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Already looking forward to our return...”
Reviewed 3 October 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Fossils Rest provides everything you need for a wonderful Isle of Wight holiday or mini-break. It is a quiet and peaceful setting, with room to park. There is a beach close-by, and also some lovely cliff walks with stunning views.It is a very short drive until you are back on the islands major routes, so is an ideal place to explore the island from too. The beds were roomy and the furniture in the living space very comfortable to relax in! It has a modern, spacious, shower room and toilet and is ideally suited for two or three people. The kitchen is cleverly space-saving, yet provides everything you need. The welcome pack including some Island goodies to get your stay started was a lovely touch, as was the useful and detailed information on amenities and attractions, both close-by and further afield. You can see that much time,thought and effort has gone into the design of the place. It felt very welcoming and we settled quickly and were sad to leave after a week's stay :( Diane and Ian were contactable and approachable if we had any queries, and had clearly gone that extra mile to insure we had a pleasant stay.

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Management Response
8 Oct 2017
Thank you for this, it is good to be appreciated! We try to anticipate what our guests need, and we're pleased that we were able to do that for you. Thanks again for your lovely comments and we hope to see you again. I&D.
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

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Management Response
3 Oct 2017
Thank you for this, Keith & Joy, it was good to meet you and chat! We love this location and so we're very pleased that you've seen it as we do, and enjoyed it just as much. Thank you also for cleaning it so well. We'd love you to come again. With kind regards I&D.
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James T
1 review
“Quiet, tidy and comfortable”
Reviewed 10 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

A lovely location overlooking fields towards Culver Down and with evening sunset facing the front of the chalet in a nice and quiet spot at the back of a small holiday park with plenty of well lit parking close by.
The chalet has been fitted out recently and has maximised the available space especially around the cooking area, and has a nice spacious shower unit. Beds are comfortable and the water was always hot. A nice flame effect fan heater provides cosy warmth on cooler nights if needed.
The welcome pack was a lovely touch, especially the milk, and a comprehensive info pack was available covering everything needed about the chalet and things to do.
A lovely stay and a great place to wind down and relax.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Sep 2017
Many thanks, James, we're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Its good to hear that our ideas worked out as planned! We hope you return to the Isle of Wight and would love you to come back to Fossils Rest.
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