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Reviewed 25 October 2021 via mobile

The family have been to this holiday cottages complex numerous times and the reason for returning is that it's very good but it's changed ownership and unfortunately it's gone down dreadfully.
On arrival the reception was closed so we had to make phone calls to find our cottage and the key.
Eventually we got the keys but we were disappointed as the cottage was the last home on the exit road.
As we got in the first thing we were alarmed with was the amount of flies!
We opened all the windows, once we secured a key to open them, to let them out.
The inside windows were covered in cobwebs!
After asking for the place to be cleaned we discovered that it had been cleaned and then locked up back in July and it hadn't been checked out before we arrived.
The rear decking area was somewhere where you wouldn't want to sit! The bushes were overgrown with brambles and a large plank of wood just propped up against the bush.
Thankfully we were moved to a much nicer, clean and better located cottage and we thank Jackie for sorting this out.
The only issue was similar to the first one and that it hadn't been checked out before we got in so the ensuite bathroom stank but 2 bottles of bleach releived the smell.
The other huge disappointment was that the indoor pool was closed along with the club room. So nowhere to get anything to eat or lounge around having a coffee whilst the kids swam in the pool.
The indoor play area was also shut.
What's worse is that we were not informed before we arrived.
The response we had was that they didn't have those leisure facilities listed on the website!! But having visited this place many times before, we expected this club to be open. So disappointing for everyone.
After the previous great times we've had here, we certainly won't ever return.

Room tip: Don't go there.
Date of stay: October 2021
Trip type: Travelled with family
1  Thank bobp2905
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Reviewed 19 August 2021 via mobile

We have stayed at a few properties at West Bay but very much recommend Whitfield P7. Great location (right at top of green), lovely decorations and well equipped - you can tell the people who own it love it and it comes through. Has bunk beds in the single room as well which the kids loved and makes it seem extra spacious.

As other reviewers have mentioned the pool is shut which is a real shame but our younger kids (10 and 7) love roaming the greens with the other kids on the site and the Isle of Wight has loads to offer.

Date of stay: August 2021
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank helenjQ8580VQ
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West Bay Cottages, Owner at The West Bay Cottages Yarmouth Isle of Wight, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review.
The owner of the property has seen the review and they are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
It is a shame the pool is closed, but i am glad your children enjoyed roaming the green opposite the property.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Reviewed 15 August 2021 via mobile

At the west bay cottages at the moment for two weeks in a two bed cottage
Been coming here for over 30 years seen many changes from being savoy country club fantastic to a more surrel west bay cottages
The site itself is beautiful well kept and a lovely relaxing place to be
There is a lot of concern though as this site had a lovely sports complex swimming pool
And many sports activities
Closed now for nearly 18 months said due to
COVID but on speaking to other people dosent seem like it will re open in the near future
There use to be a shop and reception on site
But there is nothing so if arrive late have to go to nearest shops to get supplies most people have a delivery arranged
We love it here and would like to have clarification as we come 2/3 times. A year and it’s quite expensive as to what the future holds as there seem to be confusion on what is going to happen in the future
But don’t let that put you off if u want a lovely base to stay home from home and comfortable accommodation and very well kept lawns with plenty of outdoor space
West bay is ideal with just a 10 mins stroll down to Yarmouth town for restaurants and views
Lymjngton to Yarmouth is the preferred crossing as west bay is 5 mins drive from ferry port if you do come a must is on the rocks restaurant where you cook your own steak chicken on the stone

Date of stay: August 2021
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank JanetJMF
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West Bay Cottages, Owner at The West Bay Cottages Yarmouth Isle of Wight, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review.
Its nice to read that you have been coming to the site for over 30 years, I will be sure to pass your kind comments onto all the relevant departments. We have been informed that the facilities and pool unfortunately will not be opening for the foreseeable future.
Guests can have supermarket deliveries to the site for when they arrive and throughout their stay. We are still based onsite but the Reception area is closed and all of the check in is now done by key code boxes.
The West Wight is a beautiful area and is a great place to be based.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Reviewed 28 July 2021

This is our second visit to the Isle of Wight but we wish we’d of found this place first time round! Located just outside of Yarmouth the West Bay Cottages is near to so many beautiful beaches and the family attractions. The West Bay Cottage we stayed in was Munday H8 and it was perfect. Located on the end, opposite both the play park and the tennis courts with field views and an outside patio area it was just perfect for us. The cottage itself was clean and modern, it had a well equipped kitchen and comfy living area. Two really good size bedrooms with wardrobes and a shower room. There is plenty of parking too. The area is really peaceful, the grounds are well maintained and Simon and Rosa who are located on site are lovely and helpful, they even leant use tennis rackets and balls for the kids. Located just a short drive away is the needles, black gang chine and the crab fishing is great off the jetty in Yarmouth. We visited several beaches nearby including Compton (great for surfing and bodyboarding), Freshwater and Ryde which was a little further away but definitely worth it. We would have absolutely no hesitation in returning or recommending if you are looking for a peaceful get away or family break. Be sure to ask for the Munday H8 cottage and don’t forget to contact Simon and Rosa for the reduced Red Funnel Ferry rates. We promise you won’t be disappointed.

Date of stay: July 2021
Trip type: Travelled with family
1  Thank DebbieMac11
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Reviewed 25 July 2021

We booked a two bedroom cottage for our 10 night stay in Yarmouth and everything about our stay here really did exceed our expectations. We were slightly wary as wouldn't normally book a resort with cottages directly next to each other, but we just couldn't fault it. It was so quiet despite being fully booked and other guests were so courteous and respectful throughout both the day and evening. The location was perfect and within a 10 minute walk we could enjoy Yarmouth, as well as a lovely walk across the fields to the beach. Fort Victoria is literally just around the corner and a fabulous spot for crabbing, as well as a wonderful gift shop which is definitely worth a browse. Our cottage was perfect and we couldn't have asked for more. It was extremely well equipped, comfortable with plenty of storage space. Shower was amazing! We stayed in cottage no. 2 and would recommend any of the cottages along this row -

Date of stay: July 2021
Thank JaynieArnold
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West Bay Cottages, Owner at The West Bay Cottages Yarmouth Isle of Wight, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2021

Thank you for taking your time to leave us such a wonderful review.
I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the property to be spacious and well equipped.
Fort Victoria really is a lovely place to visit and the views from there are stunning.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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