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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
Stunning views for evening meals in the garden at The Boathouse
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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27 reviews
View from the Boathouse overlooking the water and Scows sailing
Stunning views for evening meals in the garden at The Boathouse
Sunset from The Boathouse lounge door looking towards the harbour....stunning views!
River Cottage hot tub at sunset overlooking the water and Tennyson Downs
Wendy house at The Boathouse
The Boathouse dining area
Views from the main bedroom with 6'6 ft wide bed!
Views from the Boathouse across the River Yar
Scow Sailing at the Boathouse
Views from the garden Boathouse
Wendy House
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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Boat house -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England

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tinytinaO...
Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Not to be missed !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

A cracking little boathouse, with fab views (from in bed and out of bed!). Everything we could possibly need was in this cottage. As its dog friendly too, we were able to take our Lab. The garden is enclosed, with a little playhouse and a lovely hot tub, where you chill n relax with amazing views. Beautifully decorated inside. in fact, i could live there :-). 5 minute walk to Yarmouth. Well worth the money. Thank you Nigel for the wine and biscuits too, and the extra wine n chocolates because the hot tub was out of order for 1 night. Suitable for couples or a little family. If you don't book this place, you just don't know what your missing.........

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Liked best: There wasn't anything we didn't dislike
Liked least: Having to leave to come home ......
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Geraldine...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Magical”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

A well equipped property with spectacular views ,perfect for family and friends to enjoy the island. Great walks straight from property .

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Liked best: Views
Liked least: Small second bedroom
Your age range 50-64
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Kate H
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent place to spend Christmas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2012 for a stay in December 2012

We rented this property together with River Cottage to spend Christmas with our large extended family. We spent a really enjoyable week here. The owners had decorated the properties with Christmas trees and other decorations and the garden looked magical with Fairy lights. The accommodation was spacious and comfortable and perfectly located for the town and for good walks along the estuary.

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Liked best: Location, view and birdlife
Liked least: The weather!!
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Matt C
Solihull, United Kingdom
1 review
“Idyllic location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012 for a stay in March 2012

At the risk of repeating the previous reviews this was a fantastic cottage. The location Was superb with stunning views. The dog loved it being do close to the water. The cottage was excellent with everything that was needed for a great stay. It was an ideal size for the 2 of us. It would be very cosy for 6 adults but 4 would be fine.
Nigel the owner was extreml helpful and not at all intrusive..
I would definitely recommend this and will definately be going back.

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Liked best: The views.
Liked least: Having to leave!!!
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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loznic
London
1 review
“A glorious light filled holiday cottage with a wonderful commanding position overlooking a tidal estuary.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2011 for a stay in November 2011

The Boat House has become a regular favourite. The coastline and town of Yarmouth are included in the designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and for good reason. You can recline in an enormous bed looking out at wading birds on the estuary, sit in the enclosed garden watching the tide go in and out, walk the path alongside the estuary to the nearest gastro pub and be greeted by other walkers and locals along the way. It is a beautiful spot with gorgeous views, near a small town with all the essentials and three minutes from the ferry port. A fabulous reatreat in winter and summer alike. We've often had lunch in the garden in mid November and February.

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Liked best: The cosiness of the venue and its unrivalled position
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Donald H
Carterton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Idyllic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2011 for a stay in October 2011

We've recently come back from our sixteenth stay at the Boathouse and that speaks for itself! The position is magical overlooking the estuary with all the birds - skeins of Brent geese and over a hundred black tailed godwit one morning. It's blissful to sit in the enormous bed with binoculars at hand and watch the wild life, or to sit on the sun loungers on the veranda after a day out. Our dog loves it too and the garden is enclosed and completely safe for him. I can think of no more idyllic place on the Island. The actual accommodation is excellent and has everything we could possibly need and more. The location is very close to the ferry and the centre of Yarmouth yet looking out of the Boathouse you feel you are miles away. It's very easy to get to beautiful walks even without a car. There are red squirrels on the walk along the estuary. We hate to leave each time and are booking already for next year.

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Christoph...
Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
“We intend to return as soon as possible!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2011 for a stay in June 2011

We have stayed at The Boathouse on several occasions over the last few years, and we have never had any reason to regret it! The views are fantastic, the position is convenient both for the Lymington ferry and for Yarmouth town centre where there is a selection of pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as other interesting shops.
We have two dogs, and the Island is generally dog friendly, Yarmouth being no exception.
From the Boathouse there is a footpath (the trackbed of a one-time railway) round the end of the estuary, eventually to Freshwater.
The owner, Nigel, is very friendly and helpful; any problems dealt with quickly.
The only downside that we can think of is that car parking is inadequate; but I believe this problem is now being addressed.
All in all, we will have no hesitation in returning in 2012 for another enjoyable holiday in such surroundings.

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4 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property 4 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses
4 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils 5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The view
Liked least: The parking
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children 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?
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