Holiday home Swifts is a semi-detached coastal bungalow with far-reaching views across the English Channel and is set within the grounds of Bank End Farm in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight and can sleep six people in one double bedroom with en-suite and two twin bedrooms. There is also a family bathroom. The rest of the bungalow consists of an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. To the outside of the property there is off road parking for two cars and a decked balcony with furniture and barbecue, plus shared use of a large gravelled and lawned area. With the beach within walking distance, Swifts is an ideal cottage for a family looking for a traditional seaside break away.
Area The Victorian seaside resort of Ventnor is situated at the southern end of the Isle of Wight. The town is sheltered by St. Boniface Down, one of the island's highest points, and it also offers sandy and shingle beaches, the Botanical Gardens, shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants.
Amenities Electric panel heaters. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games. Cot and highchair on request. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Decked balcony area with furniture and BBQ. Shared use of large gravelled and lawned area. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 1.4 miles, pub 1.5 miles. Beach 5 mins walk. Note: The property has direct access to the coastal footpath, children to be supervised.
Swifts was a nice, pleasant place to spend a weekend. Main attraction was the garden which was completely secluded and not overlooked by anyone. Also like the nature trail and the access to coastal pathways behind the cottage.
The first thing noticeable on arrival was the smell of damp in the kitchen. It was so bad that all crockery and cutlery had to washed before use and kept out of the cupboards. The food I put in a cupboard tasted of damp and the plastic picnic boxes also began to smell. I actually wretched when opening a cupboard. The damp pervaded the whole property. Towels never dried - and they were only thin. The web site states that there is a zip and link bed but that is not the case. Two single beds were pushed together but the sheet only just covered the beds and certainly couldn't be tucked in. The quilt didn't cover the bed let alone two people in it but to be fair when we informed the owner she brought a bigger quilt. The sofas were comfortable but I did have to clean spilt food off the back of one. There were sticky patches on the carpet. Had this cottage cost half the price it did I could have overlooked some of this but the damp smell and price mean I would not recommend it anyone.
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