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Cowes

Cowes on the north coast of the Isle of Wight is of course synonymous with yachts and boats, it has a large marina that draws sailing enthusiasts year round, but even if you don’t sail yourself it still provides a lovely location for your cottage holiday.

Come in the summer months and enjoy ''Cowes Week'', the largest sailing regatta in the world. The area has a rich maritime history and needless to say sailing is popular here; you can hire a yacht or enrol for lessons at the UK Sailing Academy. If that seems a bit hands-on for you, you could always just explore the town''s maritime heritage and maybe visit one of the local museums which tells the tale of the towns rich sailing heritage .

Osborne House, the former residence of Queen Victoria, is just outside East Cowes, and a trip here is the perfect way to spend a sunny day. It''s one of the most beautiful spots imaginable, with its opulent Victorian architecture and walled garden.

Relax with a day out at East Cowes Beach or take a ride on the chain ferry to the other side of the town. Both parts of town are filled with award-winning restaurants, if you fancy dining out, and the emphasis is firmly on tasty local produce. You''ll also find several cosy, traditional pubs, serving hearty pub grub with child-friendly menus. Or why not just relax at the Marina and watch the boats go by as you sample some local fish and chips or treat the family to an ice cream?

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  • Quay West

    Cowes

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 25285

    Offering extensive views over the Solent, this light and airy first floor holiday apartment provides stylish accommodation. From the large balcony, it is an ideal spot to relax and watch the ever changing nautical scenery, from huge liners to racing boats. This lovely, temperate island has much to offer for all age groups with many attractions including NT homes and gardens, pretty villages, Heritage coastline, birdwatching, golf, horse riding, watersports and stunning walks along the network of footpaths. Restaurant at neighbouring hotel. Shop and pub 1/2 mile.

    All on first floor (no lift): Living room with French doors/dining area/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over ¾ bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Balcony. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Flat 6, Quay West

    Cowes

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 25330

    Superbly located offering extensive views over the Solent, this light and airy second floor holiday apartment provides stylish accommodation. From the large balcony, it is an ideal spot to relax and watch the ever changing nautical scenery, from huge liners to racing boats. This lovely, temperate island has much to offer for all age groups with many attractions including NT homes and gardens, pretty villages, Heritage coastline, birdwatching, golf, horse riding, watersports and stunning walks along the network of footpaths. Restaurant at neighbouring hotel. Shop and pub ½ mile.

    Steps to entrance (no lift). All on second floor: Living room with patio door/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Wet room with toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Balcony. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Flat 4 Quay West

    Cowes

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 25332

    Superbly located, offering extensive sea views over the Solent, this light and airy first floor holiday apartment (no lift) has been completely refurbished throughout to provide stylish accommodation. From the large balcony, it is an ideal spot to relax in and watch the ever changing nautical scenery, from huge liners to racing boats. This lovely, temperate island has much to offer for all age groups, with many attractions, including NT homes and gardens, pretty villages, Heritage coastline, birdwatching, golf, horse riding, watersports and stunning walks along the network of footpaths. Shop and pub ½ mile, restaurant at neighbouring hotel.

    Steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio door. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with 3/4 bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Balcony. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Tara Cottage

    Northwood, nr. Cowes

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W4429

    Peaceful location

    Tucked away at the end of a long private drive in a peaceful location, is this well appointed, self contained holiday cottage. The property is a wing of the owner’s imposing Grade II listed Georgian Rectory, which is surrounded by lovely countryside, yet is within easy reach of the local amenities. The cottage provides an excellent base for exploring this delightful island. Cowes, the world famous yachting centre is only 1.5 miles away and has superb facilities for bathing and all kinds of water sports. Queen Victoria’s summer retreat at Osborne House is also only a short drive from the property. Shop 0.5 miles, pub and restaurant 0.75 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single, both with beams.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Freezer. Garden with furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Marina View

    Island Harbour, nr. Newport

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 18586

    In a superb location on the water’s edge, overlooking the marina, this well-furnished home offers an ideal holiday retreat. Nearby East Cowes has shops, a heritage centre, promenade and Queen Victoria’s holiday residence Osborne House. Take a ferry over to West Cowes with its bustling nautical activity, cobbled streets and restaurants. Sailing, golf, water sports, riding and scenic walking can all be enjoyed. Shops 1 mile, bistro 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet. Z-bed available (for alternative sleeping only).

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: There is an unfenced marina 10 yards away.

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  • The Boat House

    East Cowes

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: PTTG


    This beautifully appointed holiday cottage, right on the waterfront looking out across to West Cowes and the Solent, combines the heritage of the coastguard’s traditional cottages with modern architectural design, offering bright and airy high vaulted ceilings with modern comforts. The property is 20 yards from a public slipway, so if guests had a small boat, this could be stored at the property and launched via the slipway straight out into the Solent. The Boat House accommodation is one of a pair, all on the ground floor and there are lovely walks along the esplanade just outside the property. There is a park nearby with children’s play area. Island attractions include The Needles, with chair lift, amusement park, boat rides, lighthouse and coloured sands of Alum Bay. Blackgang Chine, the oldest themed attraction in the UK is nearby, and other attractions include Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Isle of Wight Pearl, Dinosaur Isle, a donkey sanctuary and Calbourne Water Mill, which has a 17th-century working watermill. Osborne House and Gardens (Queen Victoria’s holiday residence), Carisbrooke Castle and the sailing town of Yarmouth are worthy of a visit. Cowes in the north west of the island is renowned for its sailing. Also within easy reach are vineyards and quaint villages, some with thatched roofs such as Godshill, Old Shanklin and Brighstone. Outdoor pursuits include scenic walking, riding, fishing, cycling, water sports and golf. The island can be explored from the open-top buses that stop regularly at various collection points. Beach 400 yards. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Large beamed open-plan living room with vaulted ceilings/kitchen with dining area, tiled floor and two sets of French doors leading out onto the lawned garden with waterside views. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom. Shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • iPod dock
    • Combi microwave/oven
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, terrace, furniture and sea views
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Willow View Cottage

    Cowes

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43479

    This delightfully airy and contemporary holiday cottage, located on a complex with similar properties, offers a peaceful escape ideal for walkers, cyclists and families alike. Nestling on the edge of lovely, David Bellamy gold award-winning woodland and surrounding countryside, teaming with wildlife and wild flowers, it also benefits from being close to stunning sea views across the Solent and offers guests a wide variety of on-site facilities, which includes a super indoor swimming pool (May-Sept), an indoor children’s soft play area and a fabulous outdoor playground. Tennis courts, Jacuzzi, steam room and gym with exercise classes and children’s activity programmes are also available, and there is a clubhouse with bar and restaurant serving snacks and meals throughout the day and providing evening entertainment. Leisure passes are available on arrival, at cost. There is an on-site mini-market shop. The Needles, with chair lift, amusement park, boat rides, lighthouse and coloured sands of Alum Bay, are a short distance away. The 17th century Calbourne Water Mill, Carisbrooke Castle and Osborne House and Gardens are a short drive away. Historic Yarmouth is worthy of a visit and the island can be easily explored from the open-top buses that stop regularly at various collection points across the whole island. Blackgang Chine, the oldest themed attraction in the UK, is nearby, and island attractions include Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Isle of Wight Pearl, Dinosaur Isle and a donkey sanctuary. Beach 1 mile. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with laminate floor/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 double bedrooms, one with single bunk above (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Three Freeview TVs. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small decked patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 55-acre natural grounds with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Shared indoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi and steam room (at cost). Shared gym (at cost). Shared tennis court (at cost). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Bay Cottage

    Gurnard, nr. Cowes

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43669


    A cosy, semi-detached Victorian town cottage, within a few minutes’ walk of Gurnard’s main street and beach, in a quiet coastal village, and within 1½ miles from bustling Cowes. This holiday cottage, which enjoys some sea views, has been lovingly brought back to life, and has been finished to a very good standard, with a well-equipped kitchen, which looks out onto the enclosed hedged garden, a ideal place for the children to play and perfect for alfresco dining. There is electric heating throughout with an additional electric woodburner in the living room for those cosy nights in, while upstairs, the two bedrooms beckon after a day spent on the beach, indulging in water sports or touring this lovely island. Facilities on the doorstep include a shop, newsagent, pub, a lovely waterfront café and a fashionable restaurant, whose lawned area stretches right up to the sea wall. Gurnard is just a mile west of the popular sailing town of Cowes, well-known all over the world for hosting some of the best yachting events. The high street is pedestrianised and is packed with independent shops, boutiques, pubs, restaurants and galleries, as well as chandlers and purveyors of the most famous brands of sailing gear. From Bay Cottage it is easy to explore Queen Victoria’s Osborne House, the famous Chines, The Needles and many miles of superb walking and cycling trails. This charming cottage has everything you would need for a family break or romantic holiday by the sea. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Wet room with toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric oven. Electric hob. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Seymour Court

    East Cowes

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W44383


    This well presented comfortable waterside, terraced house, situated in east Cowes, is just yards from the River Medina offering wonderful views of Cowes harbour. This upside down style house has 2 bedrooms and a family bathroom on the ground floor, leading up to the first floor where you will find a galley style kitchen and open plan living/dining area with a wooden balustrade, and patio doors that open onto its own private balcony. This delightful holiday home is an ideal place to stay to enjoy a holiday by the sea and to explore this lovely island. Next to the property is the renowned floating bridge that links west Cowes, which offers shops, restaurants and a marina. There is an abundance of things to see and do on the island including Osborne House which is a former royal retreat, 1.2 miles, and Robin Hill Country Park offering exciting rides and adventure playground, all set in beautiful rolling countryside and forest, 6 miles. Calbourne Water Mill, 12 miles, the only working water mill on the Isle of Wight, which also features a small war museum, rural exhibits and a cafe. The Needles, 19 miles, is home to the famous rock formation, this attraction offers a chairlift down to Alum Bay, glass making demonstrations and much more. The island is also a walker’s paradise, filled with over 500 miles of footpaths across contrasting landscapes and beaches. Beach 1 mile. Shop 70 yards, pub and restaurant 350 yards.

    Step to entrance: Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over corner bath and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor, patio doors and balcony. Kitchen with wooden floor.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. 32" Smart TV. DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Balcony with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Unfenced river in grounds 10 yards.

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  • Stable Cottages - Stable View Cottage

    Thorness Bay, nr. Cowes

    Grade
    4
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 18971

    Heritage Coastline only 150 yards

    These delightful former farm buildings, set in 100 acres of livestock farm close to the owner’s home, have been converted and equipped to provide good sized holiday accommodation with the disabled in mind, with a riser recliner chair in each property. One of the island’s most popular attractions, Osborne House and Gardens, Queen Victoria’s favourite former residence, is within easy reach via the floating bridge from West Cowes to East Cowes. There are many beaches (sandy or shingle) to explore as well as the breathtaking coastal scenery around the island. Visit Carisbrooke Castle, various wildlife centres, adventure parks, bird and donkey sanctuary, the amazing rock formations of The Needles, many NT Homes, Calbourne Water Mill, pottery making, glass blowing, lilac and garlic farms, as well as many tea rooms. The Heritage Coastline, 150 yards away, offers excellent walking, whilst reed beds make for ideal bird watching. Cowes is great for sailing, whilst the island, renowned for its temperate climate has much to suit all tastes. Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles. Note: Property 18971 can be linked through an adjoining door to 13509.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. 1 twin (zip and link) bedroom. Wet room with toilet.

    Video and small library. DVD and small library.

    Both properties: NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Patio and sitting-out area. Parking. One pet only (under strict control, working farm). Wheelchair access. NB: There is a pond and stream close to the property. National Accessible Scheme Mobility Level 2.

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  • Yachtsman’s Rest

    Island Harbour, nr. Newport

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: 27476

    Offering stunning views over the harbour and surrounded by rolling countryside, and awarded 4 Star Gold Award from Quality in Tourism, this well-presented, end-terraced town house stands peacefully in the popular Island Harbour location. Only 3 yards from the water’s edge and leading onto large communal gardens and children’s play area, it makes a scenic holiday retreat. Guests have access to free wi-fi in the marina area. Guests can enjoy the dining room/kitchen with French doors opening onto the decked patio with outside eating area, which also leads onto the gardens and marina. The first floor living room with French doors leads onto a balcony with table and chairs overlooking the marina, which is simply perfect for sitting out, relaxing and savouring the wildlife. Offering modern furniture and fittings, it makes an ideal base for couples or families. There is a popular bistro only 300 yards from the property, and a lively pub/restaurant about 20 minutes’ walk. There are many beaches and coves to visit, the nearest being Ryde. Attractions include Carisbrooke Castle, the Dinosaur Museum and Maritime Museum, a donkey sanctuary, Bembridge Windmill, Ventnor Botanical Gardens and many wildlife centres. Also discover the local farms and vineyards for local produce. This scenic island has dramatic coastline, ravines, rolling countryside and woodland, and is also great for birdwatching. Shop and pub 11/2 miles, restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with French doors and wooden floor. 1 bunk bedroom (for alternative sleeping). Wet room with toilet and tiled floor. First floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with double shower cubicle, toilet and tiled floor. Second floor: 2 double bedrooms: one (5ft) with French doors and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Decked sitting-out area and furniture. Shared gardens and play area. Shared barbecue. Balconies. Juliet balcony. Parking (3 cars). Mooring available. No smoking. NB: Unfenced harbour 3 yards.

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  • Stable Cottages - New Stable Cottage

    Thorness Bay, nr. Cowes

    Grade
    6
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 13509

    Heritage Coastline only 150 yards

    These delightful former farm buildings, set in 100 acres of livestock farm close to the owner’s home, have been converted and equipped to provide good sized holiday accommodation with the disabled in mind, with a riser recliner chair in each property. One of the island’s most popular attractions, Osborne House and Gardens, Queen Victoria’s favourite former residence, is within easy reach via the floating bridge from West Cowes to East Cowes. There are many beaches (sandy or shingle) to explore as well as the breathtaking coastal scenery around the island. Visit Carisbrooke Castle, various wildlife centres, adventure parks, bird and donkey sanctuary, the amazing rock formations of The Needles, many NT Homes, Calbourne Water Mill, pottery making, glass blowing, lilac and garlic farms, as well as many tea rooms. The Heritage Coastline, 150 yards away, offers excellent walking, whilst reed beds make for ideal bird watching. Cowes is great for sailing, whilst the island, renowned for its temperate climate has much to suit all tastes. Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles. Note: Property 18971 can be linked through an adjoining door to 13509.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room. Kitchen. 2 twin (zip and link, can be doubles) bedrooms. Bathroom with bath, grab rails and toilet.

    Both properties: NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Patio and sitting-out area. Parking. One pet only (under strict control, working farm). Wheelchair access. NB: There is a pond and stream close to the property. National Accessible Scheme Mobility Level 2.

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