Chale House is a perfect cottage in a perfect location. On the main road from Ventnor to The Needles, and a one minute walk to the fascinating Black Gang Chine (the chine is fascinating, we didn't visit the theme park) and the cottage is on gated private land which feels very safe. The owners were so friendly and the caretaker so willing to chat and full of local info. The cottage had everything, the beds were very comfortable, the kitchen well stocked with all you need and the sunsets over the sea from the living room window each night were magical and when it's clear you can just see The Needles in the distance. We loved the Isle of Wight and can't wait to return, it's so beautiful and the natural formations just take your breath away (eg Alum Bay, the Chines etc). Chale House was the most we'd paid so far for a cottage holiday (we've been on 12), but we agree it was definatley worth every penny!
We had a wonderful week in the Coach House. The views from the lounge are stunning and the beds are exceedingly comfortable. Minor issues included no lock on the bathroom door and bath mats are not provided but that was easily sorted. If you have even minor mobility problems take care when walking from the parking area to the house after dark as the outside light is poor. The entrance gates also require some negotiation if you are short and have the afore mentioned mobility problems. If you have children who are scared of dogs, the owners' dogs bark a lot but create no problems as they are kept on the other side of the fence. We would love to go back.