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Carpe Diem


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Gurnard, Isle of Wight
Newly Listed
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This spacious and inviting property has everything you need for a family break by the sea, with the beach just 500 yards away.

This detached house is located in a quiet area of Gurnard, which is just under 2 miles away from Cowes. Decorated and furnished to a very good standard, this property offers a great base for friends, families and groups to explore the Isle of Wight. The spacious, enclosed rear garden is a haven in summer, and bike storage is also provided. The local beach is just a short stroll down the road; enjoy a day by the sea or take a drive around this stunning island. West of Gurnard is 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 famous brands of sailing gear. From Carpe Diem, it is easy to explore Queen Victoria’s Osborne House, the famous Chines and the Needles, as well as enjoy the many miles of superb walking and cycling trails. Beach 500 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

Ground Floor:
Living room: With 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, tiled floor and French doors leading to garden.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Separate toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Stairgate
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Newly Listed Property
    Newly Listed Property
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 01/06/2018
    Crape Diem is a beautiful cottage, hi spec with all home comforts. Located for local bus stop, Gurnard and local pubs and restaurants, cafe and shop. Very spacious. Our only niggle was that for four adults there was only one sunlounger and as the weather was good for our first few days it would have been nice to sit outside at a table and chairs. I would recommend these are added. The last couple days was raining but I didnt have anywhere to dry our clothes so an airer to use would have been good. Also fixed or free standing decent sized full length mirrors in bedrooms would have been nice as we were all going into the master room to use that one. As an owner of luxury holiday cottages this was definitely top spec and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it but I think these few tweaks are necessary.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/04/2018
    Excellent property in a great location. Isle of Wight is small enough that you can get to any other area with relative ease, but the local area of Gurnard was lovely, not commercial, quiet with a couple of nice pubs in easy walking distance and a well sticked local shop. The house was really nice, well equipped and modern and Clare was great to deal with. Highly recommend this place.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/09/2017
    Carpe Diem is a modern house in a pleasant suburb of Cowes. The 2 mile walk to Cowes along the front is very pleasant. All the island's attractions are within easy reach. The house was comfortable, clean and warm, if furnished in a quite minimalist style which is not to my taste. There's still lots there that we would like to see, and so may go again.

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9.2 out of 10 – based on 6 reviews collected by Reevoo
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