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View from the Boathouse overlooking the water and Scows sailing
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View from the Boathouse overlooking the water and Scows sailing
Looking towards the log burner and main bedroom The Boathouse kitchen area
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33 reviews
View from the Boathouse overlooking the water and Scows sailing
Looking towards the log burner and main bedroom
The Boathouse kitchen area
The Boathouse lounge looking north
View from main bedroom 6ftx61/2ft bed and private hot tub outside!
The Boathouse hot tub at sunset
Stunning views for evening meals in the garden at The Boathouse
Second bedroom 2 x single or 1 x double
Log burner and lounge view
Bathroom with shower, toilet and wash basin.
The Boathouse Garden, private, stunning views and hot tub overlooking the water and sunsets
Sunset from The Boathouse lounge door looking towards the harbour....stunning views!
Wendy house at The Boathouse
Views from the Boathouse across the River Yar
Scow Sailing at the Boathouse
Views from the garden Boathouse
Boathouse garden in the snow
Yarmouth Harbour sunset
Sunset outside the Boathouse and River Cottage looking down towards the harbour
Swan outside The Boathouse and River Cottage
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England

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Very good - based on 33 reviews
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not all it appears!!”
Reviewed 24 May 2011 for a stay in May 2011
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We were impressed with the website and were expecting as such but were quite disappointed. On arrival the parking we were promised wasnt available because the owners were having their other property 'River Cottage' (also a rental and their home) extended, therefore we had to find somewhere to park within the parking zones every evening, (the Boathouse is basically in the owners back garden, hence the problem, this should be rectified once the extension has been finished, this is just our own experience). The property itself was well equipped and the linen/towels nice and clean but overall it looked as if it hadnt had a good clean in quite a while, possibly dirt from the ongoing building work next door had built up over the past few months, the radiator/skirting/floor behind the master bed, which could be seen through the open headboard, was covered in black grimy dust, the curtains were full of dead flies etc, even behind the TV/stand the plug/skirting was filthy and there were cobwebs everywhere. We were also concerned with the electric shower, water was pouring from behind the control box, which could prove to be dangerous - water + electricity?
It is a great shame because the place has a lot going for it, the views were lovely over the estuary, but the garden had become rather overgrown and used as a dumping ground for old unused watersport equipment so not quite the perfect sanctuary for an evening on the verandah. In its present state we do not believe it deserves the 4 star rating it currently displays; it has started to become tired and in desperate need of a good clean, to comfortably seat 4 adults for an evening in would not be possible either on the one sofa and kiddies chair so the furniture needs a rethink too. We have stayed in many self catering properties of the same rating and by comparison the only thing that does warrant the 4* is the location Im afraid. If it was given a good tidy up we would consider going back, but not in its current state, we're hoping the owners are a bit preoccupied with their building project at the moment and will get back on board with it when they are finished!

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