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

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Abigail B
Great Paxton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed August 22, 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.

Date of stay: August 2016
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Liked best: the outlook, cleanliness, facilities.
Liked least: nothing I could complain about
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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DavidSurr...
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“First class holiday rental”
Reviewed August 5, 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.

Date of stay: July 2016
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Fun T
london
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Perfect place to 'HideAway' in 'Strawberries'”
Reviewed July 12, 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.

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: Cleaniness, Kitchen facilities
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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MrsHolida...
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Pleasant Retreat”
Reviewed July 9, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Directions given were spot on, very easy to find. The cottage is down a long narrow windy track, you can pull your car into the patio area unload then park in the car parking area, the car parking area is up a small incline but very close to the cottage.

The cottage is in the middle of a terrace, the first property is a four bedroom holiday house called the stables, then Strawberries then along from that tucked in the corner is a one bedroom holiday home called The hideaway. A lovely large patio area is in the front of strawberries with your table and chairs just outside the door, patio area is nice and safe surrounded by a 5ft beautiful stone wall.

The cottage is beautiful, very clean and modern. The corner unit sofa was comfortable and big enough for all four of us. Lots of windows making the inside nice and bright, all the curtains are white giving it a nice airy feel.

Lucy, the owner was easily contacted if any problems arose as she has converted the roof space above Strawberries for her living accommodation, very convenient if you are have any questions.

I cooked a couple of dinners whilst there, kitchen is well appointed, would have liked a microwave but not a problem for me.

We had one medium towel and one hand towel each, so the heated towel rails come in handy as the towels are dry the next day.

The en suite shower room has a large walk in shower and low basin, presumably for disabled people. I would advise you speak to Lucy to see if it meets your requirements as there were no grab rails or shower seat, the bed was on casters on a tiled floor.

We had a good holiday here.

Date of stay: June 2016
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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 11, 2016
Thank you for your review. With the positive comments, it's a shame to receive just three stars. There is a ramp available for wheelchairs on request and grab rails can easily be added when we receive our first booking which requires disabled access. Shower chairs are available for hire and can be organised through us also. Thank you for your feedback. Best Wishes, Lucy
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Stephen L
1 review
“Great space, great view.”
Reviewed January 5, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Strawberries was wonderful. Huge space with a big kitchen, so we made breakfast everyday before heading out for the day. There were 2 bedrooms, but more importantly 2 bathrooms, which we really enjoyed. Get all the privacy you need :)

It's literally by the water, so the view is amazing and getting to the sea side walk way is so close. I would definitely recommend this place and I would go back when I'm back in the Island.

Date of stay: December 2015
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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Jan 6, 2016
Thank you Stephen. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Strawberries.
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 18, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Date of stay: November 2015
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Liked best: The space and freshness.
Liked least: Having to leave.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Louise C
1 review
“Exceeded our expectations :-)”
Reviewed August 1, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We have just returned after 5 days staying at Strawberries, we wish we could have stayed longer. The location is idealic and secluded enough for you to want to keep this a secret but it's just outside of Ventor town centre for a touch of civilisation and things you may need for your stay. Having said that the owners of Strawberries, Lucy and Sean have been extremely thoughtful in what they supply with the property, all the utensils and equipment you would need are at hand and actually good quality. The fact that there is Wifi and Sky was such a bonus and though we didn't need it, it meant if we got caught out with poor weather we had ways of keeping our young children entertained which was reassuring. As it worked out our children could play safely in the large courtyard whist we were perfectly positioned to be able to keep an eye on them but for them to be able to run around freely and play outside.Strawberries itself was by far more lovely than even the photos could capture, clean spacious, comfortable, quiet and finished to an extremely high standard with a clear eye for detail by the owners. This leads me to Lucy, her correspondence during booking and pre arrival was so quick and she was happy to tell us all we needed to know in advance of our a
stay. During our stay she was so friendly and always available to answer any questions if needed, nothing seemed too much trouble and on this occasion she definitely went the extra mile for my partner and I. ;-) x thank you so much for letting us stay in your little bit of heaven by the sea, we can't wait to return.

Date of stay: July 2015
How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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