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Sail Loft
Isle of Wight

Sail Loft, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £299

Sail Loft is a welcoming first floor open plan loft apartment, situated 10 minutes walk from Yarmouth. The apartment sleeps four, which makes it ideal for families.

Sail Loft, is set within a converted boathouse, situated on the beach and coastal path, within walking distance of the town of Yarmouth, on the Isle of Wight. This is a lovely open plan apartment that has a light and airy open plan living area, with large windows and a Juliet balcony which overlooks the beach and sea. The living area consists of a sitting area, dining area and fitted kitchen area, plus this apartment has two bedrooms - one double and one twin.

Sail Loft also has its very own private slipway, perfect for launching your own boat. Next to this cottage apartment is a licensed cafe and the nearest shops and pubs are in Yarmouth, a 10 minute stroll away. Sail Loft is an ideal base for exploring the Isle of Wight.


The Sail Loft, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.
20/08 - 27/08/2016 we stayed at The Sail Loft, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. First of all we collected the keys from the caretaker / owner at 1600. The Sail Loft is located just outside Yarmouth near Victoria Fort. A very pleasant location just on The Solent with the beach just yards from the Loft. Parking is at the front which is shared by all 7 units and The Boathouse Restaurant next door, we had no problem parking. The loft is a two bedroom apartment with main living area kitchen diner all in one, with a shower room sink etc. Two bedrooms, one double and one twin. The loft is the biggest unit out of the seven, and easily accommodates a family of four. We paid £666. For one week which I thought was ok. I would rate this property 7 out of 10, or 3 Star. Why? Well, we found the loft pleasant enough but there were things that would make it better. The kitchen was basic, to basic, with old pots and pans (quite an old frying pan that needed bining to be honest) that needed updating along with the fridge that had a damaged door. The hot water in the kitchen is slow to run. Dining area is fine, the lounge area, the suite was tired, grubby rug/carpet and a seen better days coffee table. An older TV and digibox, which kept dropping the signal and no DVD player or board games etc., for that bit of evening entertainment. I have stayed in cottages with WiFi, and it can make a difference. Fresh sheets and quilt covers supplied but take your own towels. We would of anyway. Unfortunately the unit was not as clean as we expected with cob webs, fluff and other dusty pieces of furniture. These sort of things make all the difference to returning clients and ones who will not. The one outstanding asset is the view from the balcony windows absolutely fantastic. Big ships, yachts, small boats all pass by your window. It is a good base to explore the island which we did extensively. Our recommended bits are; 1. The Needles Old Battery plus the walk upto Tennyson Monument around 2 miles there and back. 2. The Alum Bay glass works within The Needles. There are other attractions but they were tacky. 3. Adventure Activities at Freshwater Bay, paddle boarding, sea kayaking etc. 4. Ryde Beach, best place up by the Old Watch Tower. 5. Arreton Barnes craft centre. 6. Oasis home style outlet. 7. Yarmouth Harbour and Pier. 8. On The Rocks Grill - Steak and Fish with a twist. 9. On the Rails Bistro - Yarmouth Old Railway Station, we really liked that. 10. The Boathouse Restaurant, especially for a cooked breakie! Overall we had a great week. Lucky with the weather which topped out at 30c. But would we stay at the sail loft again..... Answer is No, only that there to many other places. Saying that maybe one day .
Rich S

Lovely view and position
Great views and a fairly peaceful and very convenient position. The apartment is very spacious with good parking and instant access to the beach and sea. Down side was the apartment is in need of a little updating with particular attention to the pillows and bedding. It would have been nice to have had a dvd player and also internet access. Having said that the owner was very quick to help with any minor problem we had. I would certainly visit again as this is such a wonderful spot.

There was an amazing view over The Solent from this lovely apartment. Had a superb holiday and the weather was perfect. There was so much to see on the Isle of Wight. Didn't see anywhere on the island that could have been more lovely than this one with its fabulous view and balcony.
Mrs Newman

The Sail Loft was lovely. The view was amazing & like nowhere we have ever stayed before. It was warm, comfortable & frankly wonderful. There was adequate parking & we had no issues with noise. Yarmouth is a truly charming place. The walk in from the Sail Loft was 15-20 minutes, but delightful. We would return without a second thought.
Mrs Mcgahey

The location of the property is ideal. Close to Yarmouth and bus routes. Views of the sea/Solent very interesting. The property was comfortable and warm which given I was there in November was vital.
Mrs Malloy



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
cooker Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


Storage heaters and electric convector heaters, electric fire in sitting area
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, small freezer, TV with Freeview and WIFI
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen inc in rent
Off road parking for 1 car
Use of private slipway
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Licensed cafe adjacent to apartment
Shop and pub 10 mins walk
Note: Property has direct access to the beach; children should be supervised
Note: Swimming is discouraged outside the apartment due to the strong tide and currents

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Yarmouth Castle - 0.9 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Hurst Castle - 1.3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Freshwater, All Saints Church - 1.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Farringford - 1.9 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

The Needles Park - 3.3 miles (Family Attraction) Heritage Rating

St Barbe Museum - 3.7 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Needles Old Battery - 3.9 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Newtown Old Town Hall - 5.2 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Mottistone, St Peter & St Paul Church - 5.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Mottistone Manor Garden - 5.6 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

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