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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?

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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  • Tara Cottage

    Northwood, near 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. Wi-Fi. Garden with furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Bay Cottage

    Gurnard, near 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 al fresco dining. There is electric heating throughout with an additional electric wood burner 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:
    With electric wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining room: With CD player.
    Kitchen:
    With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Wet room: With shower and toilet.
    Steep stairs to...
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden 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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  • 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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  • Marina View

    Island Harbour, near 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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  • Stable Cottages - New Stable Cottage

    Thorness Bay, near 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. Wet room with shower, grab rails, shower seat 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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  • Sea Reach

    Gurnard, nr. Cowes

    Grade
    6
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 27380

    This detached holiday bungalow, adjacent to the owners’ home, is in the quiet area of Gurnard, just a short walk from the esplanade which leads all the way along to Cowes. Gurnard beach has a popular café and is just a stroll away. Cowes is famed for its sailing events and has boutiques, art galleries and shops. Close by is Osborne House, in East Cowes, once home to Queen Victoria. This holiday home has been finished to a good standard with a full sea view from the living room. Enjoy walks along the Heritage coastline or enjoy cycling along the many cycle routes. Shop 1/2 mile, pub and restaurant 440 yards.

    2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with dining area. Kitchen with wooden floor. Utility room. 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet. Two additional Z-beds (for children).

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freesat TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed garden with deck and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Lavender Cottage

    Cowes

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: PTTO

    Lavender Cottage is situated on Sun Hill in the historic and charming Old Town area of Cowes. One of a row of three cottages, it is far enough away from the main street to be peaceful and quiet, yet is just yards away from the amenities that Cowes has to offer, such as a multitude of pubs, restaurants and shops, as well as yacht clubs and world class sailing facilities. The holiday cottage itself is believed to date from about 1780 and is built in traditional Georgian style, laid out over three floors. On the ground floor there is an open-plan living room and dining area, leading to a well appointed kitchen, complete with Aga. The first floor comprises two bedrooms, one double and one bunk, and a bathroom with a shower. There are views to the Solent and Cowes harbour from the windows. The top floor consists of a large double bedroom, again with views to the Solent and the harbour. Lavender Cottage benefits from a stylish, south-facing terraced garden, which is fully enclosed. There is also a shed for storing bikes.
    Cowes can date its colourful history back to at least the early 15th century, when Henry VIII founded castles there to defend against the French. The west fort in Cowes still survives to this day, albeit without the original Tudor towers, as Cowes Castle, now home to the world famous Royal Yacht Squadron. Cowes has long had royal connections, with much of the architecture of the Old Town dating from the Georgian and Victorian periods. Lavender Cottage is a lovely example, being right in the heart of the historic Old Town. During the reign of George IV, Cowes began its career as the ‘yachting capital’ of the world. 1826 was the year that the Royal Yacht Squadron organised a three day regatta for the first time. The king attended the following year and presented a cup, and the event is now known as Cowes Regatta. This excellent event attracts 1,000 boats and about 10,000 sailors, ranging from professional and olympic superstars to family boats and enthusiastic amateurs. A lively event with gigs, bands, the Red Arrows and much celebration. There are many other interesting events and festivities throughout the year, and plenty other attractions around the island to keep the whole family entertained. For the outdoor enthusiast, there are many beaches where swimming can be enjoyed, as well as golf, water sports, scenic walking, cycling or riding. Carisbrooke Castle, Osborne House, various NT homes and gardens, animal/wildlife centres and country/adventure parks all make good days out. Beach 500 yards. Shop and pub 200 yards, restaurant 300 yards.

    Two steps to entrance. Living/dining room. Well-equipped kitchen with gas Aga (for cooking) and tiled floor. Steep stairs to first floor: Double bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed.

    • Electricity, gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Gas Aga included
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small enclosed courtyard with furniture
    • Public car park 100 yards (at cost)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking

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  • Marina View

    East Cowes

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: 26671

    This attractive, end of row holiday home offers stylish accommodation, peacefully located within a residential development close to the scenic marina where ever-changing nautical scenery can be enjoyed. It is only a 2 minute drive to East Cowes with the chain ferry to lively West Cowes (free for foot passengers) which has sailing events, pubs, boutiques and restaurants. Most popular seaside resorts can be reached within 25 minutes’ drive, including Ryde, Sandown and Shanklin. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with laminate floor. Dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin) with en-suite shower room, 1 double (5ft), 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two digital TVs. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Mooring available by arrangement with East Cowes Marina. No smoking.

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  • East Rosetta

    Cowes

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: NT001004

    National Trust Holiday Cottage


    This National Trust owned 3-bedroomed cottage is part of a large Victorian house, which is ideally situated opposite Cowes seafront. There is a spacious well-equipped kitchen with flagstone flooring and comfortable living room that has an old non-working range cooker as a delightful feature. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, a separate toilet and two bathrooms, one with a roll-top bath and the other with a walk-in shower cubicle.
    East Rosetta started its life as part of the works office for one of the ropewalks of Cowes. The large lawned garden which neighbours with Rosetta Cottage is a place to relax and watch the yachts and ships sail past. A plaque to commemorate the first meeting between the parents of Sir Winston Churchill is embedded in the pavement opposite East Rosetta, it was here in Cowes Week 1873 that Lord Randolph Churchill first met and proposed to Jenny Jerome, the eldest daughter of the then proprietor of the New York Times.
    This holiday home is in a location where you can take full advantage of the sea views, and it is only ½-mile away to a variety of shops, bars and restaurants of this popular sailing town. There are an abundance of things to see and do on this lovely island which include Osborne House, a former royal residence that was built for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a summer home and rural retreat, just 10 miles away. Robin Hill Country Park offering exciting rides and adventure play, all set in beautiful rolling down land and forest is 7½ miles away. Calbourne Water Mill, 10 miles away, is the only working water mill on the Isle of Wight which also features a small War Museum, rural exhibits and a café. The Needles, 18 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 100 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Guests have free access to all National Trust properties during opening hours (Mar-Nov).

    Seven steps to entrance. Living room. Spacious dining room with tiled floor. Step to spacious kitchen with original flagstone floor. Steep stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, feature fireplace and wooden floor. Two twin bedrooms; each with feature fireplace and wooden floor. Bathroom with roll-top bath (no toilet). Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet.

    • Electricity, convector heaters, NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • 20’’ Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared large enclosed lawned garden with furniture
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Uneven kitchen flooring. Seven steps in garden with raised and uneven surfaces.

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  • Debourne Lodge

    Cowes

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    2
    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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