I have just returned from staying at this accommodation - we were a group of four.
At first glance we were very pleased with Location and the accommodation.
Location was ok, it was quiet and within reach of Freshwater bay, Freshwater village and local shop was approx 20 mins walk away.(only mins in car)
There is plenty of space, towels were ok (beach towels were also included )
The patio at front was a good use of space as the space at back was for your car only. Fresh flowers were a nice touch. Beds comfortable. Main bedroom had en suite. The other two bedrooms had to share bathroom and toilet which was downstairs. (Which is ok during the day, but a bit tricky during the night)
The down side was, it needed a really good clean (toe nails on floor in my bedroom) Dust was obvious, downstairs shower was full of hair which we had to pick out so that the water could flow freely. A shower curtain was badly needed as the floor was always soaked after taking a shower, so was the mat !!! Kitchen would benefit from Sharp knives (we found it was really hard to make a meal as knives were blunt). More plates, etc are needed together with a tea pot.
Side entrance to parking your car is extremely tight. We were so glad our car had modern technology on board to help us actually get up the side and around the back.
At the back it is unclear which parking space is yours.
We thought the second parking was for next door ?
Can't really comment on DVD / radio etc as didn't use them. WiFi seemed to be ok
We should have followed our first instincts and turned straight around and gone home. After complaining to Sykes Cottages we got £100 compensation. This was such a disappointing holiday. The house could be lovely but has been left to moulder (literally, in the case of the lean to, downstairs bathroom). The stair carpets and two small bedroom carpets were badly moth-eaten. The cobwebs in the hallway and downstairs bathroom (around the toilet) were hanging with dust. Over ten pieces of crockery were badly chipped, and others were cracked. there was opened packets of food left in the fridge. The front door was swollen shut, and the key rusted into it, so it could not be used. The driveway to the house is just about the width of a car, with a very sharp turn, could be only be accessed if the road outside was empty (rarely) and is used as public pedestrian access to other properties so we had people standing outside the kitchen window as we ate our breakfast - nice. The owner neglected to answer any of our texts and then turned out to be staying next door, supervising a large building project on the two houses next to that. Builders vans and loud music in the morning at the back of the house were an unwelcome surprise. The front garden was so over grown as to be unusable. The towels were large, as were the holes in them. The remote control was missing from the dvd player. There were several pretty lams with no plug sockets to make them usable. The stereo was broken. Everything had a layer of dust and long established dirt about it. I feel that the photos of the house probably were true when it was first marketed, but it needs a darn good clean and new carpets before anyone else visits, and a good reduction on the price.
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The fixtures and fittings,carpets and furniture were worn and dirty. There was open packets of food left in the cupboards and fridge/freezer, mouldy vegetables in the vegetable rack. Most of the crockery was still in the dishwasher when we arrived and most of the kitchen utensils, cooking pans, oven and work surfaces needed cleaning before we could use them. There were no towels on our arrival and the barbecue was missing. We enjoyed the Isle of Wight but we would not stop here again.
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