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The Boathouse River Cottage, Yarmouth IOW

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Looking towards the log burner and main bedroom
The Boathouse kitchen area
The Boathouse lounge looking north

Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Boat house
The Boathouse at 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4). The most exclusive location on the Isle of Wight, based on the quiet waterside by the River Yar estuary and yet just 300m from the lovely harbour town. I double bed/2 singles or double for second bedroom. Sleeps 4 Please also look at our other property next door River Cottage that sleeps 8. High quality properties, very well equipped, private gardens and family sized hot tub overlooking the water, log burners, 3d TV , internet, and 5 star rated. Breathtaking surrounding views from sunrise to sunset, over one of the loveliest wildlife sanctuaries. Yacht moorings just offshore from the The Boathouse River Cottage, Yarmouth harbour (inc Wightlink Ferry terminal)/town centre/extra car parking/Island wide bus terminal/public telephone all within 250...The Boathouse at 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4). The most exclusive location on the Isle of Wight, based on the quiet waterside by the River Yar estuary and yet just 300m from the lovely harbour town. I double bed/2 singles or double for second bedroom. Sleeps 4 Please also look at our other property next door River Cottage that sleeps 8. High quality properties, very well equipped, private gardens and family sized hot tub overlooking the water, log burners, 3d TV , internet, and 5 star rated. Breathtaking surrounding views from sunrise to sunset, over one of the loveliest wildlife sanctuaries. Yacht moorings just offshore from the The Boathouse River Cottage, Yarmouth harbour (inc Wightlink Ferry terminal)/town centre/extra car parking/Island wide bus terminal/public telephone all within 250 meters. 15 mins from Cowes Sailing centre, and Freshwater Golf Club with stunning views over the English Channel.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Please enquire for any special occasions, requests etc
Bedrooms
1 King1 Full
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Nigel H
Hosting since December 2009
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsHi We have two properties listed here which can be combined as they are next door. Both are stunning and very highly maintained and well equipped. River Cottage sleeps 8/The Boathouse sleeps 4 The Airstream can also sleep 2 for a fun and extra private area.

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Reviews (35)
PattiP1604
PattiP1604
London, United Kingdom43 contributions
Perfect
Perfect is the only word to describe this lovely place. Stayed for a mid week break on October 2021, arrived at Yarmouth on the ferry, and within a few mins already arrived, easy parking space just a few yards away. The property is as good as the pictures if not better in real life. The addition of the sauna by the hot tub was a bonus. Everything that you could want, and more is provided for you, good quality furnishings and equipment, nothing is missing. the views are to die for, both in the day and at sunset, watching the tidal flows on the river and the variety of birds that come in and out a different times of the day, was a shame on some days that we wanted to go out ! Lots of options for food locally, with a range of pubs and restaurants, the shop is well stocked and easily within walking distance. Do check out the bakery by the ferry Grace's, the bread is scrummy. xx
Visited October 2021
Written October 10, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jayne C
Jayne C
19 contributions
Boathouse, Yarmouth
I'm a bit hesitant to review as we love this home from home so very much and don't wish to expose this hidden gem ... however, it's placed in a beautiful and quiet location just out of yarmouth on the estuary and has beautiful views and sunsets. Been visiting a few years now and the owners Nigel and Sarah are lovely and very accommodating. Would recommend but keep it quiet!!!!!
Visited March 2019
Written April 9, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jeff_SurreyUK
Jeff_SurreyUK
75 contributions
Beautiful!
Less than a minute from driving off the ferry, and set in a beautiful location overlooking the estuary and away from the street, the property itself is excellent. It is very comfortable and with everything you could want for a relaxing stay. Huge double bed was very comfy and the other bedroom looked fine although not needed in our case. The WiFi worked well. Garden is nice but not quite escape proof if you happen to have a dog. It is such a pain having to sit in the hot tub just to keep an eye on him all the time. 🙄 We ate out in two of the local pubs (it would seem that pretty much all pubs on the island allow dogs inside even in eating areas which for us was very handy). There are also another couple of Pubs and Restaurants all within easy walking distance. The location is also good for further away visits with the Needles being about a 15 minute drive. We would definitely recommend this property to couples or families looking for a beautiful boathouse style property with beautiful outlook and plenty of walking options for dogs and plenty of places that allow dogs when eating out and about.
Visited September 2018
Written September 17, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jackson19652017
jackson19652017
Southampton, United Kingdom6 contributions
Cozy cottage, lovely location, we'll be back
We stayed in the Boat House for a week in November 2017 and absolutely loved it. Stunning views from all main rooms. The cottage is compact, well equipped and lovely and warm and a very short walk in to Yarmouth for the coastal paths and fish restaurants. We didn't use the Jacuzzi but it appeared to be popular with previous holidaymakers. There's even a log burner currently being installed. The owners are great and leave a little starter pack for your arrival (including milk and wine). Parking is about 30m away, take a torch for path if returning late at night. Really highly recommended and ideal for a couple or small family (with or without four legged friend).
Visited November 2017
Written November 19, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Paradise299945
Paradise299945
Hi Peter thank you so much for the great review @ The Boathouse! hope to see you in the future again nigel/sarah
Written November 21, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

CarolineM041
CarolineM041
Aberdeen, United Kingdom3 contributions
Wonderful property
We stayed in the boathouse in the first week of July and absolutely loved it. We were a family of 2 adults, 2 children and 2 retrievers and it was lovely. Beautiful location, spoilt by the weather and just the right size for us. Loved the garden and hot tub. The owners were lovely and there to help. They even alerted us to the dolphin that was in the harbour which all the family loved seeing. Thank you for a brilliant holiday!
Visited July 2017
Written July 31, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Deb_jay2007
Deb_jay2007
Lichfield, United Kingdom50 contributions
The Boathouse
When I was booking I couldn't quite picture what the rental was going to be like from the pictures provided, but we really weren't disappointed! The rental is located a couple of minutes walk from Yarmouth town which has all the facilities you need. It is also really close to off the rails cafe which is super. When you arrive at the rental, you have a driveway parking space at a house and then the rental is about 20 metres down the track to the side of the driveway. The Yar estuary is on your right and a gated on the left labelled 'The Boathouse'. There are 9 steps up to the gate which leads to a lovely enclosed garden. As you enter the garden, the property sits in front of you, with a hot tub to the right of it and a Wendy house on the left. There is plenty of garden furniture and the views are phenomenal. Although the fence is half height, the garden and hot tub are private and secluded. You enter the property into the lounge, the main bedroom is on the right and to the left a kitchen area, the shower room and the twin room at the far end to the main room. The property is well equipped and very comfortable. The main bedroom is very light with white blinds and curtains and a velux window with no blind. This didn't phase us as we sleep with curtains open, but if you like a dark room it might not be as restful. The small twin room was darkened by a grey blind and I didn't need to use my portable blackout for our toddler to sleep. The lounge is well equipped and very comfortable and the kitchen has everything you can think of. There are lots of lovely finishing touches in the rental that are a treat to discover and make the place just a really pleasant place to stay. A few notes for travelling with a toddler; the kitchen has plenty of plastic cups, plates and toddler spoons along with plastic cups.... no need to pack any. There is no bath and the sinks aren't big enough so if your toddler won't shower you need a portable baby bath (our girl loved the shower though). There is a clean and new travel cot and also a booster chair along with a basket of toys for assorted ages also a toy kitchen and chairs in the Wendy house although it's a bit dusty in there. Also crabbing kit is provided :-). The one thing that wasn't ideal was that the cot doesn't really fit between the twin beds in the small room and so we ended up putting the mattress of one bed on top of the other and tipping the bed frame on its side so the cot could go in the middle. This was fine for us and made plenty of space to move around in there. We usually book pet free accommodation but were so tempted by the boathouse that we made an exception. The rooms and upholstery don't show evidence of dogs being allowed, just the odd pet hair in rugs etc. Just worth noting if you really prefer no pets. This rental is more expensive than others you could book, but for me was absolutely worth the money. The views are amazing from every room of the house, but the views from the hot tub with a glass of the (complimentary (thank you Nigel)) bubbly are better than amazing!!! A great holiday in a great rental. Thank you Nigel!
Visited July 2017
Written July 29, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Paradise299945
Paradise299945
Hi thank you very much for this lovely review, and great to hear that you enjoyed The Boathouse and its amazing location!
Written July 31, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alexander R
Alexander R
7 contributions
Beautiful converted boathouse in idyllic location
The cottage is in a stunning location right on the estuary. This was our 3 year olds first trip to the IOW and although there are many things to see and do on the island she was very entertained and occupied by the things happening just outside our front door. The swans in the front garden with their new signets was a particular treat for her! Watching the sea coming in and going out from our (temporary) front garden was a real highlight for us. The boathouse is a short walk from several lovely places, not least the 'On the Rails' cafe which serves a surprisingly delicious menu for somewhere that feels like it's in the middle of nowhere. The owner of the cottage clearly takes real pride in his accommodation. There's a Weber bbq in the garden, a santoku knife in the very well appointed kitchen, there's excellent wifi with an internet connected TV, there's a 'proper' coffee maker... the list of 'nice touches' goes on and on. We didn't even have a turn in the hot tub but it looked very lovely. Can't say enough positive things about the boathouse. We'll definitely be back!
Visited June 2017
Written June 27, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Pens U
Pens U
Warwick, United Kingdom9 contributions
Only spoilt by the British weather!
An Idilic spot to watch the world go by. Every amenity either provided or close by, a truly gorgeous peaceful place to unwind and get away from it all. The Boathouse has every thing you need and more with all the comforts of home. Our visit was only spoilt by some appalling weather but try as it may it did not dampen our spirits or stop us enjoying the marvellous hot tub. We had a wonderfully relaxing time cut short by a family emergency.
Visited June 2017
Written June 13, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

511Homesweethome
511Homesweethome
London, United Kingdom7 contributions
Awesome
A lovely house with every home comfort (and some!). We have just spent 6 nights in the 4 bed river cottage admiring the amazing views over the estuary, sometimes from the bubbling bliss of the hot tub! The house is so cozy, perfect for families, and is a stone's throw from Yarmouth with it's castle and good range of restaurants and shops. The owners are very helpful and really have thought of everything to make a stay here utterly relaxing. We'll be back!
Visited October 2016
Written October 29, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Paradise299945
Paradise299945
thank you for the great review x
Written November 5, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ILKG
ILKG
Delta, Canada8 contributions
Ideal location with wonderful views
We (3 adults) spent a week at the Boathouse in August. The location is perfect and the views are fabulous. The village, with its many shops and pubs, is only a short walk away; and there are many nearby walking trails. We appreciated the convenience of the free parking space as it is very difficult to find parking in Yarmouth. Overall, the accommodation lived up to our expectations. As we were a party of 3 adults, we also booked the Airstream trailer to give us an extra bedroom and bathroom - we enjoyed the "vintage" accommodation!! The owner, Nigel, was friendly, helpful and welcoming. We highly recommend the Boathouse provided you do not have mobility issues, as the steps from the lane to the garden level would be difficult to manage.
Visited August 2016 Traveled with family
Written September 28, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Hot tub
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Additional amenities
  • Boat available
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi

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About the neighborhood
Lovely harbour town 300m easy flat walk, with shops and a very good selection of pubs and eating places. Ideal for sailors, and with Yacht moorings just 100 yards offshore from the property of The Boathouse River Cottage. Grab a harbour taxi and they will take you directly to the door of the properity! Just 20 minutes walk or 10 minutes drive away is Freshwater Golf club, and the Sailing centre of Cowes is 15 minutes drive away. Watch video;
Getting around
Just 300m from the amazing destination harbour town of Yarmouth, and lots of lovely shops, pubs and places to eat. Easy walking distance to all amenities. Fantastic walks right on your doorstep. Absolutely stunning location. You do not need a car as it is so close to the ferry, but for longer stays a car will allow you to visit other places on the IOW much easier.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
The Boathouse property is located in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Wightlink Ferries from Lymington (closest route), Portsmouth, or Red Funnel Ferries from Cowes. Our website has more information of travel Watch the video from the Boathouse River Cottage properties -
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Golf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 PM Check out by 10 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Please email for more details or shorter stay requests

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