Just stayed here for two weeks whilst visiting family. Great proximity to the beach with a lovely cafe and some shops across the road. Very homely and well equipped. Despite the cold weather, we were very toasty inside. As we were staying over the Christmas period, it was a nice touch to have some simple festive decorations and we were provided with an unexpected but most welcomed, arrival package of milk, biscuits etc. Would definitely stay again.
This is a wonderful flat in a wonderful location, but then we are biased as we love the Barton area as a holiday destination. Be sure to check out the Smuglers Inn in Milford.
We (a 60-ish couple) stayed for 10 days at this property, whilst in the area for a family reunion. It's an older, converted, property that is tiring, its condition not assisted by the sea air which is part and parcel of its beachside location. It needs some care and attention, for example, showerhead is cracked, and water flows copiously from back of the showerhead. The WC needs a plumber to fix the continual water running.
The sole lightbulb illuminating the steep and dark stairs leading up from the front door was not working for our entire visit - the landlady was aware of this but didn't organise for a tradesman with a tall ladder to fix the issue. Also, I don't find it acceptable for 240v permanent cabling to be run across the sitting room carpet, without plastic conduit. The fuses blew twice during our stay.
To her credit, the landlady checked at time of booking that the access arrangements (steep stairs at both front and back) were OK for us. The stairs would be unsuitable for anyone with mobility issues.
Location is good, if you are looking for a simple, quiet, seaside location. Car mandatory.
My family and I stayed at Island View for a 5 days at the end of June, we had a lovely peaceful stay. Taking walks along the pebble beach and cliff top, enjoying the ice cream parlour across the road and the Cliff House was a great place to wind down and dine in the evenings.
We also visited a nearby sandy beach at Highcliffe, the house there wasn't worth visiting (2 rooms of red brick) but the beach is a definitely must if you are in the area.