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“A Little piece of Heaven on Earth!”
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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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40 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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Sallie820...
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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.

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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.
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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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Diana s
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Family holiday and birthday”
Reviewed 29 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Great place for young and not so young. Carol made the whole family welcome, with home made delicious cakes (one of which was a birthday cake), fizz, eggs and tasty sausages and gifts for grandchildren. The Beach House was a wonderful and comfortable place to stay, the garden was amazing, going all the way down to the sea. Has been recommend to friends and colleagues.

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Liked best: The garden and terrace overlooking the sea
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
30 Jul 2015
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and your big birthday. Your comments are lovely and I look forward to seeing you in the future, don't forget the house is fab in the winter too with the Aga on, I do short breaks then and the ferry is much cheaper.
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familyaff...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“This house is exceptional”
Reviewed 20 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We have just returned from celebrating my Father's 70th at The Beach House & it was a truly magical weekend. The house is absolutely gorgeous, beautifully presented & feels like home the moment you walk in. Carol, the owner, was lovely to deal with & her lemon drizzle cake was delicious & a lovely touch on arrival.
We all loved the beach at the end of the garden, especially the children who had an absolute ball.
This house is exceptional & we cannot recommend it enough. We hope to visit again in the not too distant future.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
22 Jan 2015
Thank you Georgina, I am so glad you all had such a great time, especially your Mum and Dad as it was a trip down memory lane for them. Hope to see you all again soon. Carol
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organizin...
Midlands
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Couldn't get any better”
Reviewed 3 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

From outside to in, nothing is lacking. Couldn't be more like a Beach House with it's clean, sea-side look outside to it's beach theme inside, with lovely 'beachy' decor, furnishings and pictures. The whole house and garden feels an adventure - wonderful secret path at bottom of garden leading onto beach. Views to die for across the solent. Grandchildren were enthralled by it all and loved the crabbing nets, buckets and spades and gifts left for them. Spotlessly clean, lovely bedrooms and a real 'home made' cake plus lovely sausages from Carol's pigs. What more could we want - nothing …..
Would definitely recommend this holiday home to everyone.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Management Response
6 Nov 2014
I'm so glad you had a great time, I look forward to seeing you all again one day. Thank you for all the lovely comments.
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Ian R
Walney Island
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Absolutely Lovely”
Reviewed 24 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Beautiful house,wonderful situation with the beach at the bottom of the garden.Extremely well equipped,cannot rate this place highly enough.
Thanks Carol we will be back.

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Liked best: The quality and location of the house
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
29 Aug 2014
You left the house so clean and tidy you will be welcome back anytime, I hope you had a safe journey back. Look forward to seeing you again.
C
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Maisymoo1
Worcestershire
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous beach house by the sea!”
Reviewed 9 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

If you like the seaside this is the house for you! We had a perfect week at the beach house! The beach is at the end if the garden! We had bbq's most evenings with magnificent sunsets! It was pure bliss! The house is beautifully decorated throughout and carol the owner is lovely and welcomed us with cream teas and chocolate cakes when we arrived! Ideal for families, would definitely go back!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 Aug 2014
I am glad you had a great holiday especially as you were here to celebrate the 'special'birthday. I hope to see you again soon.
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JV-UK
London
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing location, beautifully managed.”
Reviewed 18 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We have just returned from a fabulously enjoyable week at The Beach House with our extended family, including our two young children and the dog.
We could not have asked for more from a holiday home. With the beach literally at the end of the garden, it was fabulous to run down there first thing in the morning with the dog and children and to later relax on the lower terrace with a drink watching the dazzling sunsets. and the boats drift by. The children loved just opening the gate and jumping into the sea for a swim, or looking for crabs with the buckets, spades and nets Carol had thoughtfully left for us.
The house has spectacular views from every room and the decor is very tasteful and nautical. Carol's considerate touches (including vases of fresh flowers!) made the experience all the more special. She had baked a delicious lemon drizzle cake for us, cup cakes for the children and even brought round divine homemade sausages which we barbecued and heartily devoured.
The location is great, being not only so close to the sea but also a stones throw from a great beach bar/restaurant, The Little Gloster , and a pleasant walk along the seafront into Cowes.
Thank you Carol for a fantastic holiday!

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway 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
20 Jul 2014
Thank you for s lovely review it makes it all worthwhile when guests have such a great time. I hope to see you all again as you brought the most amazing weather with you.
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