Comments from previous guests
We love to hear feedback from people who have stayed at our cottage. Below are just a few comments. If you have any feedback or comments please let us know.
Westgate Cottage was our first week & we arrived back home yesterday. We SHOULD have saved the best till last, as we were constantly comparing over the last 3 weeks.
Firstly, I would like to say that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Westgate Cottage. It was the best equipped that we stayed in & all were 4 star detached cottages. It is surprising how 4 star cottages can vary so much. Your cottage is a true 4 star, but I would only give the others 3 stars. The 40 inch TV, as we have at home, was perfect for such a large lounge. The sofas were comfy, unlike others, & the cottage was easy to keep clean. It also had the best layout, for someone who takes their dogs on holiday with them. I find that the often typical open plan kitchen/diner/lounge is difficult to manage when you have dogs. I prefer to be able to keep the dogs out of the lounge until they are completely dry & clean. At Westgate Cottage it was also really easy to keep them out of the bedroom area, unlike houses where they do not supply a stair gate. All in all a PERFECT layout for us, including the fully secure garden. Some cottages offer fully enclosed gardens, but this does not necessarily mean that they are fully secure. As dog owners, we need to know.
We usually holiday for 3 or 4 weeks in the autumn & try to find cottages with as many home comforts as we can. If we were only away for a week, then we would not be so fussy. The other cottages where we stayed fell well short of Westgate Cottage – they either had small TVs (rubbish) with a TV guide difficult to read even at a reasonable distance, no dishwasher, no tumble dryer or no Wifi. Although one had a washer/dryer, I personally prefer separate machines. One also advertised Wifi, which WAS available, but as a PAYG service provided by a local supplier charging £20 per week. More & more owners are now offering a free Wifi service & with modern smart phones & tablets, this will slowly become the norm. We took our laptop with us & relied on tethering my mobile with this, where no free Wifi was available.
All in all, we would not hesitate to recommend Westgate Cottage to family & friends & look forward to returning for another visit in the future.
Well done for offering such a lovely, well equipped cottage to rent.
Mr & Mrs Q and family, November 2012
"Thanks for welcome gifts. Lovely house. Great to be able to relax and not worry about dogs getting out! Perfect house – loved chilling on the big sofas with films each night after days of exploring the island. Lovely cliff top and beach walks everywhere and Osborne House is worth the visit. Too much to say to put on one page. Enjoy this cottage and go and experience your own adventures."
Kevin, Sharon, Juliet and husky dogs, Tsar and Nushka – 6th October 2012
"Lovely house. Comfortable and well-equipped. Nice, quiet location. Wine, milk and flowers a nice touch and very thoughtful. Would recommend."
Carol, John and Sandra Steer & Justine Payton, East Devon – 28th September 2012
"A lovely week spent in the September sun. The beaches and the Roman villas were the most popular attractions for all three generations."
The Bulls et al - 22nd September 2012
"Love your house and enjoyed your facilities immensely. Will love to come again."
Noreen, Alma Grove – 14th September 2012
"Lovely house. Great holiday! Beds comfy. Used the BBQ a few times and lots of fun!"
"Had a great holiday, nice house, has everything you need."
"Brilliant holiday, great house, didn’t want to leave!"
The Knowles family, Dagenham – 25th August 2012
"This is a really nice house. It has cool books and nice DVDs. It has a nice big garden with lots of hiding places."
"Wonderful holiday. Loved the house. Big and had everything we needed. Thank you!"
The Rainbow family – 27th July 2012
"Superb property! Fantastic location! We absolutely loved Steephill Cove and spent most days there. We will definitely be recommending Westgate Cottage!"
The Hudson family, Milton Keynes – 21st July 2012
"We had a lovely time. We loved the house and playing in the gartden. We liked playing at the beach."
Gracie (age 6), Eliza (age 4) – 21st July 2012
"Loved the cottage. Really felt like a home from home. Had a great holiday on the island with six children and a dog. Thank you."
The Quinton-Hales, Sevenoaks – 15th June 2012
"3 kids and 3 grandparents. Great house for fitting us all in! Loved the area, especially Steephill Cove. Pointer Inn at Newchurch popular with all 3 generations for food (no mean feat). Already being asked if we can return – no greater recommendation! "
The MacDonnells, Bletchingly – 1st June 2012
"Wonderful weekend! Will definitealy be returning again soon, hopefully for a week or more! This time without 2 mischievous girls."
Chris, Twickenham – 13th May 2012
"Despite the rain and even unseasonably cold weather, we had a lovely time here on our first trip to the Isle of Wight. We loved going to the Needles and enjoyed our dinner at the Wight Mouse Inn. This cottage is probably one of the nicest we have stayed in – clean, comfortable (love the down comforters in the last bedroom), spacious. We appreciated all the games, movies and TVs (our kids especially did) and welcome wine and milk. It was fabulous! Thank you."
The Mann family, Sevenoaks, Kent – 7th May 2012
"We have had a great holiday in a lovely house. Thank you."
Jean Derbyshire, Sheffield – 21st April 2012
"Another great time here. Thank you for this cottage, Ventnor and the Isle of Wight. "
Alan & Barbara 21st October 2011
"A lovely cottage, superbly equipped and comfortable. Would love to come back, but without the kids!!"
The Hunt family, West Sussex - 20th August 2011
"Lovely place for the family to spend a nice week away from the mainland."
The Barratts, Hampshire - 13the August 2011
"Harvey (aged 6) – chief bell ringer, enjoyed Blackgang Chine
Myles (aged 8) – enjoyed everything, especially the Isle of Wight Glass just down the road. I blew a massive bubble!
Aunty Ru – Great place to spend time with the whole family. Loved the sunny mornings in the garden and chilling out on the comfy sofas after a fab day out."
Rowlands and Carter family, Basingstoke - 6th August 2011
"Had a great time – weather wasnt so kind to us. The children had a great time at Sandown Rock climbing and Blackgang Chine. Great size house for a large group. Many thanks."
The Turners and Keens, Leigh-On-Sea - 29th July 2011
"The cottage is so cool and it has movies and books and it has a big tv. Cool. I am loving this cottage. Wooo!"
"Loved it! Wish it was my house. Thanks. Xxx"
Kids from Sivakumar family, London - 31st May 2011
"We enjoyed our stay here. We felt that we were at home. It has a very well equipped kitchen. We will definitely recommend this cottage to our friends. Thank you."
Siva and family, London - 31st May 2011
"Fantastic! Thank you so much. Robin Hill and Blackgang Chine were the best family days out ever!"
The Earll-Shands - October 2010
"So spacious and well-equipped, warm and comfortable, all combined with a unique house and great location - contributed to an enjoyable and memorable holiday in the Isle of Wight. A good time for all three generations of us!"
Cottons, Rogersons & Barrs - 4th September 2010
"We have enjoyed our stay here at your lovely cottage. Great location. Shame the weather was not so kind to us, but it did not stop us from visiting some beautiful sights around the island. Perfect place for children and dogs. Would love to return."
The Gabbards and Wrapsons - 28th August 2010
"We have had a great week. Grandchildren loved the quay at Ventnor!"
The Mercers - 21st August 2010
"We've enjoyed the week. Beds very comfortable. Curious about history of the cottage - was it a coach house?"
The Lindsays - 14th August 2010
"We also thank you for a lovely week. Wished we had booked for loner. What a lovely cottage. We couldnt believe the size of it. Well worth waiting for."
Pat, Bill, Louise and Robert - 25th July 2010
"Thank you for a lovely week. We love the cottage and location. Super safe for kids and dogs."
The Hubbards, Sevenoaks, Kent - 17th April 2010
"Another lovely visit the Olde England. Wish nother island was like this! Thank you for the peace and quiet."
Alan & Barbara, Sheffield - 27th March 2010
"Ideal location for people and dogs."
Mr & Mrs B - 29th August 2009
"We have enjoyed our second stay at your lovely home. We might be back again next year."
The Alma crowd, London - 10th July 2009
"Wonderful House. Very interesting. Pretty village. Would like to know more history. Thank you."
Bob & Carol Parish, Ashford, Middlesex - 4th July 2009
"A splendid, chilled week. Fab weather!"
Sarnie, Chris, Hollie & Maisie, Sheffield - 27th June 2009
"A wonderfully comfortable and peaceful interlude between extended sight seeing in Europe and a busy time in London."
Paddy & Sue Kell, Johanesburg - 23rd May 2009
"A great spring break in lovely surroundings. This house is very welcoming and relaxing. Thank you."
Mr & Mrs A - 28th March 2009
"Thank you for a peaceful & tranquil break in lovely surroundings. Re-visit? – YES!!"
Mr & Mrs A Woolridge, Sheffield - 8th March 09
"We have stayed at Westgate for 5 weeks and we have enjoyed every minute of it. This is truly a haven. Such a beautiful place. Thank you for letting us stay."
Toby & Maxine Rhodes and family - 13th Feb 2009
"What a lovely house. Very well equipped. Lots to do and see. Hope to come back next year."
The Alma crowd, London - 19th September 2008
"The house is awesome & well equipped, e.g. Sky TV."
Michael & Erin - 16th August 08
"Perfect house for a family holiday."
The Richards, Wales - 9th August 2008
"We have had a wonderful time. This is a fantastic house. Well equipped, great location. 2009 here we come!"
The Heyworth family, Oxfordshire - 25th July 08
"Smashing week, wonderful accommodation. Plan to return."
Sarnie & Chris & Yorkie terriers Holly & Masie, Sheffield - 28th June 08
"We had a really lovely stay. Great surroundings and lovely house. Everything we were looking for. Thank you."
The Shrewsbury family of Nottingham - 24th May 08
"We enjoyed a lovely week, including sunshine. The house was perfect for our needs and was well equipped. We will definitely visit again. Thank you."
Mr & Mrs A Hubbard, Sevenoaks, Kent - 4th April 08
"Fantastic holiday! Facilities were first class and made the holiday stress free (even with four children, a dog and the in-laws). Hope to be back next year."
The Smiths, Essex - 25th October 2008
"This is a lovely house and we had a great time here. We would love to come back here for our next holiday. Thank you."
The Burt family, Reading - 30th May 2009