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“Best house we have ever stayed in”
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Review of The Beach House

House, with off road parking and south facing veranda perfect for morning tea and news papers.
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House, with off road parking and south facing veranda perfect for morning tea and news papers.
South facing veranda Dining on the south facing terrace
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35 reviews
House, with off road parking and south facing veranda perfect for morning tea and news papers.
South facing veranda
Dining on the south facing terrace
Entrance Hall
Sitting room, light and sunny with triple aspect windows looking over the Solent.
Dining room
Modern kitchen with Aga (on during winter months).
Kitchen with views of the garden and the Solent beyond
Downstairs shower and wc
Round the Island Race view from the garden
Master bedroom with triple aspect windows and fabulous views across the Solent.
Master bedroom with view of the Solent
Bathroom with bath and shower over and wc
Separate wc and basin
Twin or superking room with a hand basin
Twin or superking room with views of country side and the Solent, with a and basin
Double room with a hand basin
Gurnard Bay
Perfect sun trap
Sunset
Just one of 1000s of sailing boats always on the Solent to watch
Alfresco dining
Lower terrace
Lower garden leading onto the bottom terrace
Access to the beach high and low tide
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Gurnard, Isle of Wight, England

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Andrew W
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best house we have ever stayed in”
Reviewed 31 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016
1
person found this review helpful

This house is perfectly located near to Cowes and right on the seafront. The beach is accessed at the end of the garden, with a walk along the beach to the pub in one direction and Gurnard village and Cowes in the other. It comfortably accommodates two families of four, with four small children. Each of the four bedrooms, kitchen and living rooms has plenty of space and the house is the best equipped we have stayed in - plenty of pots, pans, plates etc. The decoration and furnishings are really generous, making the house feel like home, and the owner Carol left gifts for us and the children on arrival. The review title sums it up.

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Liked best: Condition of the property
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Management Response
6 Nov 2016
Thank you so much for all the lovely comments, it makes going the extra mile worth it every time. I'm glad you all had a good time and hope to see you again as the children grow. Carol
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Mr.Dave D
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 14 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

A lovely house in a great location, spacious and clean. Fantastic views of the Solent, need good weather to enjoy the full potential of this property.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 Jul 2016
So glad you enjoyed the house, sorry I didn't do better with the weather, it is so unusual to have a whole week of wet and windy on the island, I hope you try it again one day and get the fab weather.
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Gary S
Wolverhampton
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lovely home in glorious setting”
Reviewed 5 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

This is a really lovely house with fantastic sea views. The house itself is large and comfortable and beautifully and tastefully decorated and laid out. It's impressively well equipped too, particularly in the kitchen making it feel like a home from home. Everything seems to have been thought of! It's set amongst large mature gardens that are great to stroll around on a sunny day, leading down to the lower terrace where you get fantastic sea views and you can see right round to Gurnard Bay. My Father In Law was particularly taken with this area and spent as much time there as the weather would allow! My 2 young children loved stepping through the gate and paddling in the sea, my son seemingly never feeling the cold! They even managed to do some crabbing out there (with equipment kindly left by Carol) on the last day when the tide went out. They never once got bored down there, and that really is rare for my kids! It was the kind of holiday where you were never disappointed to go back after a fun day out because the house and gardens are so nice. Finally, Carol did her best to make us feel welcome and comfortable and we really appreciated that. She left lovely little gifts for the children including a memory book which they had great fun filling in, and even home made cakes for us all. Ooh, not forgetting the eggs from her own hens too which were divine! It was a special holiday in a special place and we very much hope to return some day.

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Liked best: Lower terrace
Liked least: Creaky bed in main bedroom
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Jun 2016
I am so pleased you had a lovely time, it makes the hard work worth it and hearing the children have had such a great time makes me very happy. I am glad they filled out their scrap book and hope they can do another one next year.
Thanks again, Carol
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raymond18...
winchester
Level 6 Contributor
232 reviews
114 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Superb!”
Reviewed 21 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016
1
person found this review helpful

A lovely house. We stayed for the weekend with our two young children and had a fantastic time. The house is exceptionally well equipped and in a very quiet location with direct access to the beach at Gurnard. We have used many rental properties over the years, but we have never been provided such a range of goods on arrival - not only tea, coffee and milk but incredible sausages, bacon, eggs, cakes and gifts for the kids (big thank you Carol). There are a couple of pubs in walking distance and a fabulous restaurant, the Little Gloster, all of whom made us very welcome and our child friendly. The house is very spacious and funished to a very high standard, with all mod-cons including large flat screen TV and fast wifi. There are great views from the living room, kitchen and rear bedrooms and the garden is lovely, with a number of hidden corners. Overall, exceptional and highly recommended. We hope to visit again.

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Liked best: The views, lovely to sit and watch the boats go by and to stroll along the beach
Liked least: Nothing - was all fabulous
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
6 Jun 2016
Thank you for all your lovely comments, I hope you do come and stay again. New sausages are on the way!
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Sallie820...
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Little piece of Heaven on Earth!”
Reviewed 2 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Very sad to have to leave this wonderful Haven last Friday. We were a Family of 7 with age range from 15 to 75 and a 7 month old puppy. When we arrived the previous Friday the welcome we had from Carol made as feel at home immediately. The house is set in a wonderful location with an amazing treasure trove of a garden that leads down to the beach giving fantastic views across the Solent towards Cowes. Although the weather wasnt as good as we would have preferred, the house made this more bearable and we were able to spend a lot of time together in the spacious Lounge and dining Rooms, playing games and generally spending quality time together. Carol is most definitely a wonderful Hostess and had left us with an array of gifts ranging from beautiful home made cakes, preserves, cream and some much appreciated essentials. The house offers everything imaginable to ensure that the time spent in it is of a high quality and memorable. We were all very sad to leave this remarkable House and and will most definitely be returning as soon as we can!!! Thank you Carol.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
4 Sep 2015
I am so glad you had a great time despite the weather not behaving as it should in August, I hope you come and spend some more time at the Beach House so we have a catch up and a cuppa (I'll bring the cake!). Cx
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