• About The Old Boat Store

    The perfect retreat away to enjoy fantastic coastal walks and beautiful bays and beaches.

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      1 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 2 people

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      pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
    • Bike store
      Bike store
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
    • Ground floor facilities
      Ground floor facilities
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Golf nearby
      Golf nearby
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Television
    • Christmas themed cottage
      Christmas themed cottage
    • WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Pets – not allowed
      Pets – not allowed
    • Green scheme
      Green scheme
    • Coastal within 1 mile
      Coastal within 1 mile
    • Coastal within 3 miles
      Coastal within 3 miles
    • Coastal within 5 miles
      Coastal within 5 miles
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "The perfect retreat away to enjoy fantastic coastal walks and beautiful bays and beaches.All on the \nground floor.\nOpen plan living space \nWith laminate floors.\n\nLiving area \nWith electric wood burner 32 Freeview Smart TV and DVD player.\n\nDining area.\nKitchen area \nGalley style with electric cooker microwave fridgefreezer dishwasher and washing machine.\n\nBedroom \nWith kingsize bed 22 Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle toilet and heated towel rail. \n LPG central heating electricity bed linen towels and Wi-Fi included. Enclosed courtyard with garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note No children under 18 years old and there is a small slope to the parking area and up to the front door.\n \nSet within the owner’s grounds down a privately owned track The Old Boat Store offers a relaxing retreat for couples and is located in the valley between the West High Downs and Headon Warren. With fantastic coastal walks and beaches along the Heritage Coastline virtually on your doorstep this detached property makes a perfect base to explore West Wight and the rest of the island especially for walkers and cyclists. The Highdown Inn is only a short stroll away offering a selection of beers wines spirits and locally sourced seafood and local produce. The open top bus stops outside the pub which is another great way to explore the island. There are also four beautiful bays only a short drive away Totland Colwell Alum and Freshwater Bay. Totland Bay is only about ¾ mile away offering ’The Turf Walk’ and The Waterfront Bar and Restaurant. Here you can enjoy the most stunning scenery lovely beaches and amazing sunsets and you can walk from Totland Bay to Colwell Bay along the promenade. Alum Bay with its famous multi-coloured sands is only a short drive and offers The Needles Landmark Attraction and Alum Bay Glass. Freshwater Bay about 2 miles is one of the most picturesque beaches in West Wight and lies just to the south of the village of Freshwater. Smugglers once used the caves around the bottom of the chalk cliffs that are exposed at low tide – if you wish to explore them it is best to find a local guide as you can become cut off by the tide. Kayaking is the ideal way to see them and the other small bays Watcombe and Scratchells. Freshwater beach is popular for surfing and water sports. You will often see boats moor offshore to come ashore here.\nThe Yar River that runs from Freshwater Bay to Yarmouth has a scenic walk and cycle route along the causeway. Explore relax and enjoy. Shop and restaurant ¾ miles pub 200 yards. \n " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/107/840/10727247.jpg UKC387

    The Old Boat Store reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.8 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews

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    out of 10

    The Boat Store was in a wonderfully quiet rural location. It was superbly decorated and had everything we could need for our stay. The owners Amanda & Julian were welcoming and friendly and made us sure they were there if we needed them, whilst leaving us to enjoy our stay. Loved our week staying here.



    out of 10

    The house is comfortable, and in a quiet location, well placed for holidaying in the west of the island. Amanda and her husband gave us a very warm welcome and were very helpful.



    out of 10

    We stayed from 28th June 2019 for one week. When we arrived we had a warm welcome from Amanda who was kind and thoughtful realising we had been travelling for some time. The Old Boatstore has everything you could wish for and every detail has been thought of. Julian has very cleverly restored this special building to the highest of standards. We had gifts waiting for us with biscuits cake wine and even a bottle of milk in the fridge. Tea and coffee were also supplied in fact you did not need to bring anything other than your clothes! Whilst there we walked to the Tennyson monument and had a picnic amazing views and the Needles one evening stunning sunsets. We had a wonderful Sunday roast at the Waterfront. It's an idyllic place to stay and we would recommend this outstanding spot and The Old Boatstore. Thank you Amanda and Julian for making this holiday so special.



    out of 10

    our stay at the old boat store was brilliant!! everything we needed, everything spotlessly clean, everything looked brand new!! and very comfortable to come back too and relax at the end of a day exploring the island . Amanda and Julian are the perfect hosts , a very warm welcome on arrival and we knew if we needed anything they were at hand to help. very quiet location up a lane but only 5 mins walk to the local pub , or a 5 min drive down to totland bay to the waterfront bar and restaurant very nice to sit and watch the sun go down. not far to the needles and alum bay and fresh water bay where there is a lovely museum to go round . the old boat store is just a perfect place to spend a holiday, lots of walks nearby if fancy a stroll on the Tennyson downs. Osbourne house is a must see place its beautiful we had our last day there.



    out of 10

    Very nice people, very welcoming. The place itself however is very small. The bedroom is a good size but the lounge is tiny. I have compared it to where we stayed last week which was much larger and less money.



    out of 10

    Very clean and well equipped accommodation. Positioned well for many local amenities and attractions. The owner is very welcoming and determined to make your stay as comfortable as possible without being intrusive. Very much the personal touch making a very enjoyable stay. Would highly recommend and plan to return.



    out of 10

    Fabulous cozy cottage, ideally situated for walks and site seeing.



    out of 10

    Amazing Place to stay with a wonderful welcome from the owners!



    out of 10

    Lovely cottage very peaceful and close to pub and heathland. Lovely owners.



    out of 10

    We have just spent a very enjoyable week in the Old Boat Store. The cottage was spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Everything you could possible need was provided. The owners, Amanda and Julian were very friendly and eager to make sure you had everything you wanted. There are lots of lovely walks straight from the cottage on the coastal paths and lots of places to visit. If we return to the Isle of Wight the Old Boat Store will definitely be our first choice.



    out of 10

    Excellent little property, very clean and well equipped. Lovely quiet location ideally situated for walking in west Wight.



    out of 10

    A lovely hidden gem and one i’d certainly stay again



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