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'Fossils Reach' Pet friendly and with free wifi and electricity.

Sunrise on Boxing Day - from the Coastal Path just in front of Fossils Reach.
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Sunrise on Boxing Day - from the Coastal Path just in front of Fossils Reach.
Fossils Reach chalet..
.. with calm, safe, grassed area to the front.
Open the door to the living area..
.. and the kitchen area.
TV and DVDs within the living area.
The well equipped kitchen.
Everything you need in the kitchen (we think!)
A welcome basket is provided..
.. as is a selection of brochures for local events and attractions.
The double bedroom. Bed has pocket spring mattress..
.. and the view from the window..
Double bunks are adult sized..
.. and have memory foam mattress liners.
Shower room rebuilt for 2017 fully tiled and with large shower cubicle..
.. that will accommodate large baby bath (supplied)
The view from the Coastal Footpath just in front of Fossils Reach. The Sunrise, the mist, the peace.
Sandy beaches at Yaverland as the tide recedes.
Slipway access to the beach at Yaverland.
Fossils Reach dog 'Boo' having a paddle on her morning walk.
Sunrise over the container vessels in Sandown Bay - from Yaverland slipway.
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Chalet -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Sandown, Isle of Wight, England
Pet friendly and with free WiFi, 'Fossils Reach' is situated on a quiet part of the holiday park. It's not overlooked, and has a grassed area to the front with sea glimpses viewed through the trees. Local wildlife includes rabbits, foxes, pheasants and the occasional red squirrel!

'Fossils Reach' is less than 100 metres from the coastal path that leads down to the glorious sandy beach, completely unspoiled and fronting the fossil filled cliffs. There are even dinosaur trace fossils to be found in the sand! This beach is dog friendly all year round and an excellent spot for budding paleontologists!

On arrival, you will be welcomed with a complementary basket of local goodies and a few essentials - always useful, especially if your ferry is overnight!

The chalet has a selection of family friendly DVDs, books and...
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Listing #HL8498441
About the Owner
Diane B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
A very warm welcome to Fossil's Reach! We love the outdoor life and being surrounded by nature, and trust that a holiday here will inspire you too. The Barkers have recently bought and re furbished two beautiful chalets here on the cliffs above Sandown Bay and aim to provide a comfortable home from home for you.. One of our first priorities has been to install free wifi in both chalets for our guests. As dog lovers, we appreciate being able to take our pet away with us and so our chalets are dog friendly. Please just let us know that your dog is coming too. We look forward to welcoming you on your arrival at Fossil's Reach and as we live in nearby Godshill, we will be available to help and advise during your stay. Diane and Ian Barker.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very convenient location to pick up the coastal path for walks either to Sandown or Culver cliffs. There are so many places to visit you are spoiled for choice. Chalet accommodation was a new choice for us and did cater for all...More

Thank Ian O
FUDGE95, VR Owner at 'Fossils Reach' Pet friendly and with free wifi and electricity., responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for this Ian, we're pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the kind notes in our visitors book, and for leaving the chalet in good order. We hope we see you again. I&D

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great little chalet in an ideal location. Perfect for a short wander down to the beach or use the car to venture further into the Island. Diane and Ian have kept the chalet well maintained and the little welcome pack of goodies was...More

Thank Victoria L
FUDGE95, VR Owner at 'Fossils Reach' Pet friendly and with free wifi and electricity., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for this lovely review. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our friendly dinosaur kept your son safe at night! We would love you to stay with us again. I&D

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Diane and Ian made this place child friendly for our 3 year old boy. They included an educational book which my boy is still using now. Not seen on the pictures, there was enough cutlery (plates, cups, bowls) saucepans to help us make our food....More

Thank Baldeep B
FUDGE95, VR Owner at 'Fossils Reach' Pet friendly and with free wifi and electricity., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks Baldeep, it is nice to be appreciated. We would love to host you again. I&D

  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Please let the owners know if you are bringing your pet. We're sorry but we have to notify the site management and apply some simple rules. We can also provide bespoke poo bags...
    1 Full bath
    1 Sofa
    1 Bunk
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 2 nights
GBP 55
21 Jul 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
Summer High Season
3 nights
GBP 80
GBP 525
1 Sep 2018 -
19 Oct 2018
Autumn Mid Season
2 nights
GBP 60
GBP 400
20 Oct 2018 -
26 Oct 2018
October Half Term
4 nights
GBP 60
GBP 400
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: AU$88 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Yaverland is on the coast, on the cliffs above Sandown Bay.

Walking from 'Fossils Reach', follow the coastal path West, and you have miles of walks with fantastic views over Sandown Bay and the resorts of Sandown and Shanklin. Follow the path to the East, up and over Culver Down for stunning views out to sea and back to the mainland. At the top of Culver there is the Culver Haven Inn, a well recommended family and dog friendly pub serving good food.

'Fossils Reach' is an ideal base to explore the Island either by walking, cycling, car or public transport. There is a Bus Stop with a regular service which is just outside the park entrance.

Information for many of the Islands attractions is available in the chalet.
Getting around
If you wish to leave your car by the chalet and explore on foot or by bike there are miles of off road footpaths, bridleways and cycle paths right across the Island, starting with the coastal path right on your doorstep!

To explore by public transport, there is a bus stop at the entrance to the park. There is also a train route from Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin with the nearest station 3km away at Sandown.

You will find details in the chalet for recommended walks and cycle routes to suit all levels of fitness, together with maps of the Island, bus, train and tide timetables.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Southampton: 60.0 km
Railway: Sandown: 3.0 km
Ferry: Fishbourne Wightlink Car Ferry Terminal to Portsmouth: 14.0 km
The post code for satnav directions is PO36 8QP

There are 3 vehicle/foot passenger ferry services to the Island.
Wightlink: Lymington-Yarmouth, Portsmouth-Fishbourne
Red Funnel:Southampton to East Cowes.

There are two foot/cycle passenger only fast cat services.
Wightlink: Ryde Pier Head-Portsmouth Harbour
Red Funnel: West Cowes-Southampton

There is a train service from Ryde Pier Head to Sandown and a bus service from both the Ryde and Cowes terminals.

There is a bus stop immediately outside Sandown Bay Holiday Centre.

There is parking for your car just by our chalet and cycles can be secured to fixed rings on the outside of the chalet.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.2 km.
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