£63 / night
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'Fossils Reach' Pet friendly and with free wifi and electricity. – Home 8498441 Chalet

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

'Fossils Reach' Pet friendly and with free wifi and electricity. – Home 8498441

  • Chalet
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  •  min stay varies

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Chalet / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly

Description from owner


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 games. We also provide a basic cleaning pack, a bathmat and tea towels.

The beds are made up ready for your arrival with fresh duvets, pillows and linen.

'Fossils Reach' is a brick built, double glazed, modern, contemporary furnished holiday chalet .The open plan lounge/kitchen/diner is furnished with a two seater sofa, a two seater sofa bed, a dining table with four chairs and a flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD and CD. We have also connected free WiFi for the season.

The modern fitted kitchen has a full size cooker, fridge, microwave and is fully equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay. The modern tiled bathroom has an electric shower and the chalet is fitted with electric radiators.

Bedroom 1 has a full size double bed with memory foam mattress and Bedroom 2 has twin bunk beds. We can also provide a travel cot, high chair, baby bath and baby gates on request.

The chalet will comfortably fit 4/5 although 6 people can be accommodated. (We also have a second chalet, "Fossils Rest" that caters for up to 3 guests so a larger party can all stay with us).

Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement.

Although there are no facilities on the holiday park, it is just a short walk to the lovely seaside town of Sandown with all that you may need.

In the Bay there are a wide variety of water sports for all ages and abilities including kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding, windsurfing and fishing.

Sandown has a wonderful Victorian Pier, Dinosaur Isle, amusements, play parks, mini golf and of course the fantastic Sandown Zoo which has a world renowned conservation programme.

The Esplanade offers the opportunity to have a bracing walk along the revetment all the way to the lovely quaint seaside town of Shanklin, There are many opportunities along the way to enjoy a coffee and a cake at one of the sea front cafes. Sandown has pubs, cafes and restaurants, many with live music and the chance to eat alfresco whilst watching the waves.

'Fossils Reach' is an ideal base to explore the Island either by car or public transport. There is a bus stop with a regular service which is just outside the park entrance. Perhaps take in the sights such as Carisbrooke Castle and Queen Victoria's favourite residence Osborne House. The Steam Railway at Havenstreet is popular with all ages, and the country parks, Robin Hill and Blackgang Chine will keep the children happy for hours.

It is also an ideal base for a walking or cycling holiday, with miles of Island off road footpaths, cycle paths and bridleways.

You will find information for many of the Island attractions available in the chalet.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Bunk Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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.

Interaction with guest

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.


Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £50.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

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(!) and dog mats and bowls. Thanks.


About the owner

Diane B.
Average reply time:
2 hours 59 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
14 Aug 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Chalet has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Jan 2017. Located in Isle of Wight, it has 31 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £287 to £630.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 14 Aug 2019.


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Guest reviews

31 reviews

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Diane (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Diane (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Diane (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Diane the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Diane (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Diane (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Diane (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Diane (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Diane (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Diane (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Diane (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Diane (the owner) a message.

If Diane (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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