Mr Graham August 2020
Fantastic location, and great beach access. Always things to watch: tides, shipping, boating. Community shop excellent - 2 minutes walk. Lily's supplied good pizzas - even a gluten free one! Other residents of Starboard House friendly & helpful. Seating area and kitchen very good and well laid out, making the best of the space. Brilliant views across the Solent - even while washing up. The rocks on the beach are great for crabbing, and people were swimming from the beach 50m from the door. A great holiday place.
Mrs Irving August 2020
Mrs Wright September 2019
There have been improvements to the property since the photographs were taken including a larger double bed and a fantastic new contemporary bathroom. The views from the windows are amazing and the property is very warm, comfortable and well appointed. However, it should be noted that this is definitely an attic flat with low sloping ceilings. Access is up a steep open metal staircase. Once inside there is a narrow, twisting attic stair up to the bedrooms and living area. The bathroom is at the bottom of these stairs by the front door. There is a parking place in the adjoining yard which is shared with up to three other cars. It’s not easy unless you have a small hatchback and lots of patience. We have neither, so by day 3 we had given up and were parking on the street. Fine in September but would definitely be a problem in Jun/Jul/Aug.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for taking the time to review 1 Starboard House - it's lovely to hear that you had a great stay overall and some of the improvements to the property were a nice surprise overall (we've forwarded the suggestion of a new photo shoot to our team on the island for their consideration). 1 Starboard House is a top floor apartment accessed by external steps to the entrance - there are also additional stairs leading up to the living-room, kitchen and dining areas and the two bedrooms as mentioned in the description. There is a dedicated garage space for the property which we're sorry that you had some trouble with - however we are pleased you managed to find some street parking instead. Bryony, Customer Support
Mr Peck August 2019
This is a super place to stay but it should be made clear that it’s a flat, up two flights of stairs. The photo in the catalogue makes it look as though the balcony is part of the rental but it isn’t. It would be possible to photograph the house from a different angle. Despite the list of dislikes being longer than that of the likes, this is a fabulous place to stay. Its situation is perfect, the flat is spacious and well cared for. I would be happy to stay here again.
Reply from Classic Cottages
It's a tricky house to get a differently angled photo of so we've used this one but included the information about the balcony in the description to let guests know. We list the different floors on our website too, but we're always available for help if you need anymore detail. Tressa, Customer Support
Ms Willetts May 2019
Overall the position and views of this property make it a winner- we’ll be back!
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