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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Bonchurch, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England

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David G
1 review
“Truely uplifting surroundings both indoors and outdoors.”
Reviewed 1 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017

The location is excellent, very peaceful with beautiful sea views during the day followed by wonderful night skies as there is no light pollution. The accommodation is also excellent, very comfortable, well equipped, spacious and tastefully decorated. The only down side was the surface of the access road which was not very kind to cars.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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915jackie
Hinckley, United Kingdom
1 review
“Outstanding”
Reviewed 30 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Returned from a trip to the Isle of Wight ,October half term break. Had a wonderful stay at strawberries in Bonchurch. Chose this property because of the wide doors, open plan lounge, kitchen and wet room. Travelled with my partner and disabled son, who is a full time wheel chair user. Lucy the owner was very helpful and provided us with a ramp to get in property. Accomadation was totally wheelchair friendly and we managed very well. Lucy asked if we would like hand rails fitted but we declined as we took our own equipment. If you are disabled or care for a disabled person you will travel with equipment any way. Or you can hire anything nessassary from the local mobility shop in Ventnor. Bonchurch has a lot of history and made a great base to explore the island. Will definitely be returning in the future , strawberries is a real gem.

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Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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MichaelH5...
Level 3 Contributor
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“Absolutely lovely.”
Reviewed 16 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Strawberries is beautifully presented and, whilst just a little tricky to find, is a comfortable and well located place to stay and explore the island. Friendly and caring owners keep the accommodation super clean and are available should any query arise.

All in all: terrific.

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Setdecor
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Perfect”
Reviewed 6 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

This is the 2nd time I have stayed at Strawberries this year, having been bought here for a birthday treat by friends in July. It is the perfect space to stay. Very cleverly thought through with every detail considered. Lucy the owner clearly has a very good eye and strikes the balance between simplicity and stylishness very well.The setting for Strawberries is magical with the coast a few seconds walk away - and so peaceful. A great place to get away from it all.

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Abigail B
Great Paxton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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“Wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 22 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

A beautiful cottage, renovated to extremely high standards, painted in blues and whites it is fresh, calm and relaxing. the space is perfect for a family of three with two bedrooms both ensuite. it was adequately equipped, and anything we were missing was provided on request. It could do with a microwave as other guests have already mentioned, but it was not detrimental to our stay. Lucy was extremely helpful. we would throroughly recommend Strawberries and if we visit the island again we would definitely come back here again.

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Liked best: the outlook, cleanliness, facilities.
Liked least: nothing I could complain about
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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DavidSurr...
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“First class holiday rental”
Reviewed 5 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

My wife and 7 year old granddaughter had a very enjoyable stay in this beautifully equipped part of a large complex of holiday rentals. The on line information provided by the owners on how to find the cottage and local activities and eateries was also excellent. There was however very little information inside and nothing regarding instructions on how to use the coffee machine,dishwasher etc. I spoke to Lucy about this and she explained that they must have gone missing and promised to attend to this.The owners actually live above Strawberries and are on hand to deal with any issues.
We all had a superb holiday and loved the sea views and area.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Fun T
london
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Perfect place to 'HideAway' in 'Strawberries'”
Reviewed 12 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Stayed at Strawberries for 3 nights with a 3 year old. The property is near Bonchurch village, follow the instructions carefully to reach the place. This was our first time visit, we had a great time.

Strawberries -
It has 2 spacious bed rooms with cosy beds. Kitchen, pretty much has everything you need, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer , cutlery enough for 4 people. Only thing missing is Microwave, it would have made it complete.
Bathroom was modern and very good, has bath tub, 2 showers which were modern and very good.
Property also has smart TV with sky HD. The house was very clean,Rooms are very new and modern. The Feel inside the house is very pleasant. With sea view, makes your stay relaxed.

The beach close to the cottage is pebble/rocky beach.There are lot of walking routes nearby. Bonchurch is close to shanklin, ventnor, sandown. From here you can drive to most of the places by car.
To keep kids busy there is a patio area in front to play, and also TV can keep them occupied for some time.

The cottage owner, Lucy, stays nearby , said hello and asked if everything was okay. If you have any problems, you can get it sorted quickly.

Overall, had a great time and would visit again in future.

Tips for Improvement -
- Add Microwave
- Keep a printed copy of Wifi key.

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Liked best: Cleaniness, Kitchen facilities
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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