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Find cottages in 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?

Start your search for holiday cottages in Cowes today and come to see all that the Isle of Wight has to offer.

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  • Debourne Lodge


    Ref: 26436

    Ideal holiday location

    This attractive listed property has been modernised yet retains many character features such as exposed stone walls, wooden floor, beams and an open fire. Detached, the house stands in its own enclosed garden and also benefits from an outdoor heated swimming pool. Ideally located, it lies close to a junction providing links to nautical Cowes and all the other attractions this island has to offer. The mild climate and sandy beaches are a haven for holidaymakers, with a wealth of water sports. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with beams and slate floor. Conservatory. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Steep curved stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single, each with sloping ceilings, one with 3 steps down. 3 steps up to separate pool house: Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Some low beams and doorways.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. Video. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). Private outdoor swimming pool (6m x 3m, depth 1.9m) available June-September. No smoking. NB: 2 steps to patio.

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  • Yachtsman’s Rest

    Island Harbour, nr. Newport

    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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  • Camden


    Ref: 26345

    Near the waterfront

    This detached holiday home is just a short walk to the waterfront, where you can walk along to the heart of Cowes with its shops, boutiques and gift shops, inns, restaurants and marina. The beach at Gurnard is 5 minutes’ drive which also has a popular café. Take the chain ferry to East Cowes and visit the glorious stately home and gardens of Osborne House - Queen Victoria’s former holiday residence. Alternatively, discover the island, various museums, castle, wildlife/theme parks, a zoo, donkey sanctuary, traditional pottery and glass blowing, arts and crafts, fishing, golf, sailing and watersports. Also enjoy all the footpaths and scenic walks, including Heritage coastline with bridleways and over 200 miles of cycle routes. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room with French doors. Kitchen with tiled floor. 4 bedrooms: 3 double (one 5ft), 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Internet connection. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Yachtsmans Tower

    Island Harbour, Newport

    Ref: PTTD

    This unique and stunning waterfront holiday property, a corner tower house, offers almost 360 degree views across the River Medina and the surrounding countryside. Immaculately presented, it offers guests an opportunity to experience the very best combination of waterfront living and beautiful countryside views with birds and wildlife. Located at the popular Island Harbour, this four-storey house sits over the water’s edge, looking out across the river, and has nearby large communal gardens with a children’s play area, restaurant and bar. Island attractions include The Needles, with its chair lift, amusement park, boat rides, lighthouse and coloured sands of Alum Bay, and Blackgang Chine, the oldest themed attraction in the UK. Also nearby are 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 also worthy of a visit. Cowes in the north west of the island is also known 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, horse 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 5 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Spacious, well-equipped kitchen/dining room with breakfast bar, dining table, dual aspect river/sea views, patio doors to wrap around balconies and wooden floors. Separate toilet. First floor: Large living room with designer leather seating, dual aspect river/sea views and patio doors to wrap around balconies. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Second floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, TV, dual aspect waterside views and doors to Juliet balcony. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Third floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV, panoramic views of the harbour and river, high vaulted ceiling and en-suite wet room with double drench shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating (underfloor in bathrooms), bed linen and towels included
    • Four Freeview TVs (one 60’’, one 55’’, both smart TVs)
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Decked areas with furniture
    • Balconies
    • Juliet balconies
    • Ample parking
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • No children under 12 yrs
    • NB: Direct access to waterfront

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