Holiday home facilities
Holiday home facilities
Blown Air Heating
To help peace of mind, food-safe antiviral fogging between bookings in addition to our usual high standards of cleanliness,. A little extra to help minimise the spread of Covid-19.
~ IDEAL for COUPLES / FAMILIES of 3 or 4.
~ ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION is available in sister caravan 'Reflections-3' if you wish to holiday with family & friends.
~ ALL GUEST REVIEWS received by text, email or written in the guest books are posted fyi at the end of both caravan descriptions.
Many thanks; we welcome feedback.
BAREFOOT-ON-THE-BEACH is a well-equipped, spacious, modern 2-bedroom holiday home with decking and lovely SEA VIEW. Situated in a larger green plot, perfect for families and couples who like to make the most of their inside or outside space - plenty of room to runaround, bbq or to just relax & unwind while watching the sailing boats and liners cruise by.
~ Comfy wraparound sofa, plump cushions, relaxing lighting & free-standing dining table & chairs
~ TV; Built in DVD; Freeview
~ Various dvd's, books and boardgames
~ Well-equipped kitchen for Cooking, Dining and Baking
~ Full-size cooker, Fridge & freeze box, microwave, toaster, iron, etc
~ Large restful Double bedroom with plenty of cupboard space and en suite access to the Family Shower Room
~ Comfortable Double bed with optional Memory Foam Mattress Topper for those who prefer greater support
~ Two Full-size Twin Beds, bedside table & wardrobe
... the option to tuck one bed under the other to create additional space for travel cot or mobility aid
~ Double sofabed in the lounge if you need to sleep 6
~ Soft cosy Duvets
~ Deep-filled Pillows
~ Comfortable beds
~ Electric radiators throughout, and Warm Air Heating in both bedrooms
~ Gas fire in the Lounge
~ Electric towel rail in Shower Room
~ Double-size Shower with thermostatically controlled taps
~ Heated towel rail
~ Extractor fan
~ Fully compliant with all gas and electric safety certificates
~ Peace of mind smoke & carbon monoxide alarms
~ Parking at your door
~ Plenty of green space to play, relax or dine
~ Sun Loungers & additional Dining on the Deck
SANDHILLS HOLIDAY PARK is a friendly, well-maintained, family-owned caravan park set in an Area of Natural Beauty, directly above the beautiful privately-owned Whitecliff Bay beach and adjacent to the Coastal Footpath.
~ a well-stocked supermarket / off licence / gift shop.
~ professional Reception with free wifi, masses of leaflets and good local knowledge and advice.
~ Launderette with token operated washing machines and dryers.
~ Plenty of green space for children to make friends and play, as well as a designated playground with swings, climbing frame & balance beam.
~ Direct access to the Coastal Footpath, beautiful Whitecliff Bay beach and Wonky Cafe (currently up for sale)
~ Forms part of a network of 500+ miles of footpaths and cycleways that criss-cross this picturesque island
The following are ALL the comments written in the Guest Book of our previous & 'new' caravan, or by text or email. Thank you, we try hard to make your holiday as enjoyable as possible and appreciate your feedback.
2020 (no guest book because of Covid restrictions):
Oct - COUPLE, LUDLOW
Email: I'd just like to say we had a lovely holiday in your caravan at Sandhills caravan park.
Your caravan was very nice and welcoming to stay in with a wonderful sea view, and we thoroughly enjoyed our week. We will definitely book with you again in the future.
Sept - COUPLE, West Bromwich
Email from home: Have just got in from staying a lovely time at you caravan. Thank you for letting us hire it , time always goes too quickly and we always come away wishing it could have been longer.The weather as been good to us, although it as been a bit breezy at times, but this as not stopped us getting round and about. The views of the bay and St Helens and the clean air we hope will get us through the winter months and we look forward to returning to the Island next year all being well.
We wish you both well in your ventures at Sandhills and hope the end of the season and next year are successful, especially with your new caravan.
Email 2: thank you for the use of your caravan and the return of the holding deposit. From the notice on the window of the van, we see that you are resisting its position for the new coming season and wish you both the best with its new site. Hope your internet will have a stronger signal in the new location, possible the trees were the problem with the signal break up.
My iPhone could pick up WhatsApp voice and text from the lounge of the van, but had to go down by reception to make video calls to Australia (Skype video) to my sister.and (WhatsApp video) to our son and grandson in Manchester.
We found your van ever so warm with just back up heat from the 3 small oil filled radiators ( 2 in the lounge and one in the bedroom.
We did not use your quilt or pillows on the double bed, as we took our own Vango double sleeping bag and pillows, (I have a slight amount of spondylitis in my neck , so have a special pillow) and a fleece blanket which we found we did not need.
Hope we find you both and the family all well.
Sue/Jim clarification: The caravan is NOT being moved from its current sea view position; it was moved in 2019 :)
Aug - COUPLE , Maidstone
Text on arrival: Just arrived! What a beautiful place!
Text on departure: all packed and caravan tidied and cleaned, thank you for a wonderful stay we will be recommending you to all our friends and families, we had a brilliant time.
Aug - returning FAMILY of 4 (2 teenage daughters), St Albans
Text: just to say thanks for the caravan for the week. We had a good time in spite of the changeable weather. I'm sure we will be back sometime in the future. Take care.
Aug - Returning FAMILY of 4 (daughters 13 & 8), Swindon
Email - Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your caravan. We had a great time and the caravan was perfect for the 4 of us.
The TV did seem to struggle a bit, maybe a signal issue? But wasn’t too much of an issue for us as we didn’t use it much. Thought best to mention it if you want to check for future people staying
We are thinking about returning for 2 weeks again next year in the summer holidays so if you can let us know when you will be taking bookings it would be much appreciated
Thanks again and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
Aug - returning FAMILY of 4 (2 sons 8 & 6yrs), Mansfield
Text during stay: Your van has been perfect for us and we've had some amazing weather, fingers crossed for a few more before we head home. Thanks.
Oct - COUPLE, BINLEY
A fabulous week here. Lovely walks. Lovely places to go and see. Beautiful pubs all over the island to eat.
The caravan was spotless. Everything you need was here. Wasn’t cold at night warm. Quite, friendly site.
Excellent SEA views.
We loved our week.
Thank you so much :) K&K xxx
Sept - COUPLE, BURNTWOOD
Lovely stay, caravan spotless, great relaxing holiday. Thank you.
Aug - FAMILY of 4 (4yrs & 1yr), EPSOM
Email & beautiful photo after departure: Hi both! Thank you very much for the cheque.
We would like to thank you very much for our best holiday ever. Kids enjoyed it so much - on the beach, playing whole day outside, sightseeing. Caravan was as always very well prepared. We will probably come back again as we love Isle of Wight. The new location is amazing as well. Having breakfast and looking at the sea is breathtaking. We rest and powered our battery.
Thank you so much
Aug - FAMILY of 4 (6yrs & baby), LONDON
Email on arrival: Just arrived. It’s wonderfully clean and comfortable. Great spot too, opening out on to the trees.
Email after departure: Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Aug - returning FAMILY of 4 (teenage girls), WITNEY
Perfect! Once again. See you next year!
July - FAMILY of 4 (15 & 11yrs), THETFORD
We have enjoyed our stay here, the caravan has been like home.
June - returning FAMILY (1yr old daughter), BROMLEY
Such a lovely time as always and so lucky with the weather! So nice to see B growing up here since our last visit :)
[lovely drawing of 'sand castle on the beach by B 15 months']
Caravan is so well equipped and perfect that we could fold the bed under in the single bedroom for B's travel cot! xxx PS Can't wait for next year!
June - returning COUPLE, HODDESDEN
Another lovely peaceful stay which ended all too quickly as it always does. Weather improved as we were going home typical ha!! Can't wait to come back again xx PS Wonky Cafe here we come
May - Returning FAMILY of 3; New sea view spot
Text on arrival: Hi Jim, Sue, just letting you know love the caravan again, perfect and spotlessly clean. It's a credit to you both. Many thanks
Guest book: 2nd visit here, having a wonderful time, thank you so much xxxx
April - FAMILY of 3 (4yr son)
Thanks for a comfortable stay and for making the arrangements at such short notice. Caravan is very well equipped and site was lovely and quiet.
Oct - FAMILY of 4, LINCOLNSHIRE (9 & 7yrs)
Thanks for letting us stay in your caravan it was very good. Thank you
Oct - Returning COUPLE, ESSEX
Back again, love the place. Thanks to you both. Sun is shining, a little windy but we love it. Off to breakfast soon. All the best xx
Sept - Returning COUPLE, FAREHAM; different caravan
We really enjoyed our break away. The caravan is lovely and homely. I'm sure we will be back xx
Sept - Returning COUPLE, ESSEX (different caravan)
A great little break and weather average for time of year. A lovely caravan, well equipped and so, so quiet. Lovely perfect break. Thanks xx
PS off to 'Wobbly' for breakfast!!
Sept - Returning COUPLE now with BABY DAUGHTER (5 months), BROMLEY
(Grandparents, 2 young Aunties & young Uncle in Reflections-2)
What a lovely week away! B had her first holiday, paddling in the sea and feeling the sand between her toes for the first time! Plenty of space for us too, B's cot even fit next to our bed in the double room. Can't wait to come back next year when B is walking! And hopefully Great Nanny & Grandad will come too Thank you! xxx
(Reply from Jim & Sue; very talented drawing of the sea for a 5 month old :)
Aug - GRANNY, MUM, 2 DAUGHTERS (12 & 9), CIRENCESTER
We really enjoyed our week here. We had lots of fun on the beach and we hope to come back soon! Thank you.
(Reply from Jim & Sue: lovely drawings girls; love the starfish!)
Aug - Returning FAMILY of 4 NOTTINGHAM (different caravan) children ages 10 & 5
Nice caravan and nice site, and a big field to play games on.
July-Aug - Returning FAMILY OF 4 celebrating a special birthday (18 & 15) with friends in Reflections-3, SELBY
Another fantastic holiday at Sandhills, loved the van, enjoyed watching the rabbits. We'll be back. Thank you
July - Extended FAMILY OF 4 and GRANDMUM, EPSOM
Thank you for the lovely weekend! We have enjoyed every single minute. Highly recommend 5-star :)
June - MUM, DAD & TWINS celebrating their 2nd birthday; SOUTHAMPTON
Email: We would just like to say Thank you very much for letting us stay at your place and for our deposit back.
We had a lovely first time at the isle of wight and were very comfortable in your caravan home. Will be visiting very soon but must be longer next time.
You both went out of your way to make our lil celebration great.
May/June - MUM & 3 DAUGHTERS (5, 13, 16yrs)
We have had a lovely holiday, done loads and will definitely return at some point in the future. Thank you again xx
FAMILY of 4 (children 6 and 2 yrs), Bucks
Thank you for a lovely stay
FAMILY of 3 (15yr old daughter) London
Wonderful holiday in such a beautiful setting. Caravan was simply perfect. We will definitely return. Many thanks Jim & Sue. Best wishes, R,N,J x
Very nice comfortable caravan. Nice quite site. Very lucky with the weather. Thank you both for your holiday advice.
Text 1: we are having a great time at sandhills. Wondered if you could tell us the site references of your other caravans and the proposed plot for resiting barefoot so we can have a look. Really impressed with the location and the nice personal bits n pieces in barefoot.
Reply: our other caravans are S9 and E54 we have given the site our preferred plots but no one is moving at present. We hope there might be movement at the end of this season but we have just got to wait and see.
Text 2: Thanks for the site info. We arrived home safely last evening after a great relaxing holiday at barefoot. Thanks for all your help and attention to detail. Weather was kind to us. Note: The bird hide at alverstone - a notice at the entrance to the unmade lane states hide closed from mid march 2017 I think for safety reasons and cars are not allowed in the lane however we did see red squirrels elsewhere!
Guest book: We are a very 'chilled out' couple!
Your caravan has a very homely feel and is a peaceful & tranquil place to relax, particularly as the site has been very quiet.
A 'must' to come back soon.
Thanks so much - you've been very accommodating.
Nice clean caravan. Lovely and peaceful caravan site. Good food at Wonky Cafe. Nice extra bits. Thank you.
Yet again, 3 years on, thank you for an amazing, relaxing holiday. We love the new caravan and can't wait to come to this beautiful island
Again. One day we will call it home! See you soon love N&C x
MUM DAD & TWIN DAUGHTERS (15), Witney
This was an awesome holiday! We always have a good time here. We did a lot on the Island, including the Puzzle in the cupboard that took us 4 days! Hope to return! xx
Review & drawings done by 15yr olds... with note from parents, 'You can tell which one is doing GCSE Art :)'
NOTE from Sue & Jim - amazing artwork, sorry can't reconstruct on line, emojis won't do it justice.
Email: Just to let you know we had a really lovely holiday that week in IoW, lucky with the weather nearly the entire week, and the caravan was great with everything we needed.
Failed to get the girls – both teenagers – to write on rocks like the others who stayed but they did write two pages in the guest book…silly stuff.
Just FYI things we liked:
Wonky Café great for breakfast and snacks, Whitecliff bay beach was better than ever this year generally Culver Haven Inn – went there last year, still good.
Propeller Inn – had not been back since we first came 5 years ago, when we had a so so meal, but this time it was
cracking – steak dinners very good indeed.
Pilot Boat Inn – best crab sandwich, very nice and have been every year without fail.
Sally’s Riding School – again, go every year and the girls had a beach horse ride at St Helen’s. Excellent as usual
Monkey Haven nr Newport – first time there, great place
IoW zoo – always a good bet, been every year
Decent Indian in Shanklin, was Purple Mango now called something else?
Decent takeaway from Lu Shan Chinese in Bembridge, had sit down there before, left menu in caravan as they deliver to Sandhills
Shanklin Chine in day & night still good…we like Shanklin seafront all round
Avoided **** on your advice, been there a few times before and it was OK but gave it a miss this time.
Osborne House, Sandown Seafront, The Needles and Ventnor all nice as always…
We always go to the Hare & Hound in Arreton nr Robin Hill, good for drinks and nibbles
Yes, we did a lot that week. We will more than likely come back and book with you next year, unless a planned trip to Australia happens (family live there)
Thanks – we had a brilliant week in the IoW and caravan was spot on. The R Family
FAMILY of 6, Stockport
Had a lovely week; weather got better at the end of the week! The caravan was very comfortable and had everything we needed! Thank you :)
FAMILY of 4; Corby (daughter 5; son 3); holidaying with grandparents in Reflections-2
Had a fantastic week. Weather has been fab. Caravan lovely with everything you could need in it. Thanks so much, hope to return xxxxxxxx
MUM DAD 20 MONTH OLD DAUGHTER, Wakefield
Exceptionally good time had by all, weather being perfect! M loved the freedom & the caravan was all we needed, set in perfect surroundings.
MUM DAD & 2 DAUGHTERS (4yrs & 11 months), HIGH WYCOMBE - used tuck-under bed space for travel cot
Weather was not kind but still had such a lovely time. Kids loved the caravan & had everything we needed. Thank you for having us. See you soon xx xx xx
MUM, DAD & TWO SONS (10 & 8), NEWARK NOTTS
Email: Just wanted to drop you a line to say how beautiful the caravan was and all the extra touches made it feel so homely. The information you sent was also extremely useful. We had a lovely holiday and created many happy memories.
Thank you so much
Guest book: Beautiful caravan on a beautiful site. So nice to have all the extra touches that make the caravan a home from home. Jim and Sue could not have been more helpful throughout the booking process. Fabulous time had by all xxxx
1st Guests in W77: GRANDPARENTS & GRAND-DAUGHTERS (13 & 6), WARRINGTON
Email: Hello, we've had a lovely holiday, with special memories, thank you very much. Will leave van as we found it x
Guest book: Lovely holiday on a lovely site. Many thanks xxxx
Temporary caravan E84:
Couple from Woking
Lovely caravan. Clean. well-equipped and in a very peaceful location. Great pre-holiday service from Jim & Sue too. Thank you so much. Feeling v. relaxed and brown too :)
Couple from Manchester taking part in the annual Scooter Rally
Our first stay at Sandhills. Great site, lovely and quiet. Close to the beach, had a great time. Seen quite a lot of the island. Weather was great too. Lovely caravan, very comfortable for the both of us. Sure we will see you soon, thank you.
Email: Can't believe it's a week ago since we were there :( Had a really great time and caravan was more than we expected. Hopefully see you again next year.
2 Couples: Husband, Wife & Parents, Northants
Review: Good morning, just a brief email to say how much we enjoyed our stay in your lovely caravan, we found it beautifully clean and welcoming and the views over the bay were wonderful. Not to mention the hot showers, and the gift you so thoughtfully left for us, will make a great paperweight on my desk at work.
My parents are well rested, and we made the walk down to the Wonky Cafe most mornings for breakfast. I did not think that my Mom & Dad would manage the steep climb but they did! Also walked up to the monument from the campsite, took it slowly but got to the top and back down, which I thought was incredible given that Mom is 86 and Dad 84!!! must be the sea air.
Thank you again, will definitely return.
Returning family of 3, High Wycombe
2nd stay for us. Had a wonderful time. All the home touches still here. Thank you.
Family of 4; daughter 8, son 5; London
Nice cosy caravan with a wonderful sea view
Returning couple from Fareham
Thanks Sue & Jim for another wonderful holiday. Second visit just as good as the first in Reflections. It's all here. We've had a great week in spite of the fog and rain. Perhaps you can fix that next time!!
Couple from Harlow
Just to say safe home, had a lovely weekend away. Amazing breakfast at the wonky cafe.
Couple from Portsmouth (recommended by relatives below)
Had a great weekend staying in your beautiful caravan. The Nab Bar across the way was good for breakfast and drinks in the evening. Be staying here again!
Couple & adult son, Portsmouth
We all had a brill time. The caravan was so clean & cosy. Weather - WOW what a week, warm sun all the week. Thank you for letting us have your lovely caravan. Can't wait for next year :) thank you x
Mum, Dad & 18 month old toddler (used tuck-under bed to make room for their travelcot)
We've had a great week, revisiting childhood haunts :) The beach here is lovely, great for building sandcastles! Blackgang Chine, Seaview also visited. Caravan nice & cosy and it's very peaceful. No rabbits spotted this time xxxxxx
Couple from Leatherhead
Lovely cosy caravan. Great hot shower, lovely & comfortable. The weather wasn't too good but we still enjoyed our week away. Thank you for everything.
Email: Just a quick word to say what a great holiday we had last week. The caravan was excellent very clean and comfortable. Lovely location overlooking the sea. A nice touch leaving a pair of binoculars to use, lots of ships to follow, Also we loved the cliff top walks just through the gate and the Wonky cafe (although sea a bit rough when we visited) would not hesitate to book with you again in the future.
Family of 3 (7-yr old daughter) Birmingham
1. 5* Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home as well as the little extras. D has left a stone outside to say 'thank you!' As soon as we get home we will book our return for summer 2016! - thank you again Sue & Jim xxx
D said 'she has enjoyed her stay and has learnt how to fish!'
2. Ukcaravans4hire online review
FAMILY OF 4 (children 9 month baby & 5 year old daughter), ISLEWORTH
Email: just a note to say we really enjoyed our week on the IOW, the weather was good to us - bar the deluge on Friday! - and it was great having the beach so close by. I assume you will tear up the cheque to cover any damages, but do let me know if there are any issues. You mentioned you welcomed feedback, we thought some of the beds might benefit from some mattress enhancers but otherwise we were very comfortable. All the best.
Couple from Southampton
Nice mobile home, pristine site. Shame about the weather. We will be back.
Extended family from Norfolk & Cowes IOW
Lovely well-kept site and cosy caravan with great views. Weather great too :)
Couple from Peterborough; short break
Lovely well-equipped caravan. Weather beautiful. Lovely sea views. Thank you Sue & Jim
Two couples & young baby in travelcot, Kent & Exeter
1. Spotless, smells amazing as you walk in. Can't wait to get down to the beach.
2. Beautiful sights, had such a good time. See you soon :)) happy, happy, happy xx
Couple from Oxford, taking part in Walk-the-Wight
Thank you for offering your very comfortable caravan for our stay on the IOW. We have had a lovely time and really enjoyed your caravan, what a location! The walk went well - it was a fantastic experience, with all the kind donations sent to The Teenage Cancer Trust. Again, thank you xx
Couple from Chichester
We have just got home from our stay in your lovely roomy comfortable caravan. We loved the van and had a great time. We had 11 of us in it for an Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday and it was not a big squash. Hopefully we will be able to stay there again.
Family of 4, St Albans
Guest Book: Thank you for a lovely stay. The caravan is comfortable and welcoming. We loved it!
Text: Just a quick note to say we really enjoyed our stay in your lovely caravan last week. We were blessed with lovely weather on most of the days, but even managed to get some crazy golf at Shanklin in on the rainy Wednesday too. Many thanks.
Mum, son(10), daughter (6), Uncle, Hove
this is our 2nd visit to Sandhills. The caravan & sea views were great. The children have had a lovely time. The mattress topper is REALLY comfortable! Many thanks.
PS The shower is great too!
4 Adults, Daughter (14) Kettering
1. Guest book - Fantastic base for our first visit to the Isle of Wight. Nice quiet site and a van with all your needs. Thanks both.
2. Text - Hi Sue & Jim, just to let you know we had a lovely week. We didn't do half the stuff we wanted to do! The site is lovely & peaceful as well. I suppose it means we'll have to pop over again soon! Take care both.
Mum, Dad, son (8) & daughter (12) Fareham
Weather has been wonderful, caravan great. Had an amazing time. Thanks for our lovely gift. Nice touch! D & J have made 2 new 'mates' in M & H. Would love to do a return visit at some point. Still so much to do. Thanks again :) x
Mum, Dad & 7yr old son Melton Mowbray
We've had a wonderful holiday, excellent weather & loved the caravan - looking forward to coming back again. O has had great fun playing with D & J xx thank you for the gift; we love it!
Two couples, Kent
"had a lovely time and was very lucky with the weather. Caravan was spotless and well equipped. Can't wait to come back next year:) Thank you!
Family of 4; previously stayed in 'Reflections'
What a difference a year makes weather wise! Mostly freezing last yr & sun this year :)
Perfect caravan for our needs, thank you.
It felt like home for our weeks stay. Thank you so much for the lovely stone to remember our time here. Please keep it free for Easter next year!
Mum Dad 3yr old daughter & bump Ryde IOW
We have had such a lovely time here at 'barefoot beach'. A great caravan made extra special with all at the little extras you provide. Love this area to explore & I'm sure we will be back
Mum Dad 3 children (5,4&1yr) Coventry
"Thank you for making our holiday at Sandhills Holiday Parkso enjoyable. The quality of service you provide is excellent, and the caravan is lovely. We had a great time, and will look forward to coming again soon!!"
Husband & Wife East Sussex
"Thank you once again for a fantastic holiday. The caravan was excellent it has everything you could wish for. G switched everything off as asked for. She also vacuumed around. I retuned the telly as it kept losing the signal. We want to come back to the same caravan next year. We will be in touch next year. THANKS AGAIN x"
Couple & 15 yr old daughter, Peckham
"Thank you for the holiday x it was lovely. (Used caravan as a base for visiting family on island)"
Mum, Dad, Daughter(7), Son(4) - West Midlands
"Had a fantastic week, thanks for the van, organising the ferries, etc. I'm sure we'll be back."
Mum, Dad, Son (13) & Daughter (10) - Hampshire First guests to stay in S28- August 2013
"Just dropping you a quick line to say we had a wonderful time in your lovely caravan. It had everything we needed and a bit more - all of which was unexpected!!!! Sandhills Holiday Park is a lovely site and having the beach on your doorstep makes it perfect. The only thing I missed, being a coffee addict, was a cafetiere!! Well thank you again and I really hope to return again soon."
Sue & Jim note: There is now a cafetiere :)
Holiday park facilities
Holiday park facilities
Please note: Due to coronavirus restrictions some facilities may not be available.
Surrounded by open green spaces and on the coastal path. Direct access to the beach ~ On-site reception and well-stocked shop. Launderette. Swings for the children. ~ Family Pub/Restaurants within short walking distance and Beach cafe; eat in or takeaway (currently waiting new purchasers)
Based on 2 guest ratings
Family With Young Children
Date of stay - 1 Aug 2015 - 8 Aug 2015
Good value for money with extra little touches thrown in. our family had a wonderful time....we want to book again asap! We cannot fault a thing. Thank you
Thank you - we do try hard :)
Family With Young Children
Date of stay - 24 May 2014 - 27 May 2014
Lovely caravan. Excellent condition, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Nice quiet campsite leading to lovely beach with friendly cafÃ©.
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