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The Boat House


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East Cowes, Isle of Wight
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Pets 1
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This property is part of our English Country Cottages collection

An inspiring collection of properties chosen for their character, luxury and heritage, all graded 4 star and above.


Located close to the centre of Cowes, this holiday property is ideally located for discovering the wonders of the Isle of Wight.

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, towels and Wi-Fi 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

Show amenities 


  • Bungalow
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Sea View
    Sea View
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/02/2019
    Lovely holiday home. The owner was very welcoming and had helpful suggestions. The house is in lovely condition - and tiled everywhere so ideal for dogs. The garden is a better size than it appears from the photos. You are steps away for the supermarket, beach, restaurants or ferry to West Cowes. I had a wonderful short break and would use this house again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/01/2019
    This is a lovely cottage in an excellent location, it would suit people without a car. The owner is very welcoming & helpful and the cottage is warm & comfortable.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 27/12/2018
    Had a great time as we were away with friends. Cottage was good but is now needing some basic maintenance.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/12/2018
    Fantastic cottage, most welcoming owners, amazing location... couldn't recommend The Boathouse more! The best!!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/11/2018
    The Boat house was a pleasure to stay in. It was all to a high standard, the beds were very comfy and it all felt very homely. We stayed as a couple with our two small dogs. The garden was great for them to run around in and with the wall all the way around I knew they couldn't escape. Just be careful with dogs that cam jump well as the gate is no higher than a metre but other than that very secure. The property has a beautiful view of the harbour, it is however a bit isolated on the East Cowes side but is a 1 minute drive or short walk to use the chain link ferry which takes 2 minutes to cross over to West Cowes where there are beautiful shops, restaurants and pubs all on the highstreet.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 05/10/2018
    We used the boathouse as a comfortable base to explore the island. We were very happy there and the facilities were good and everything was clean. The garden wasn’t looking it’s best, for which the owner apologised. We enjoyed seeing cruise ships, including the QE coming out of Southampton, a bonus for us. Would have liked to return next summer, but unfortunately the price is beyond our means.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 21/09/2018
    convenient but not picturesque location. good living space but twin bedroom small. garden wall too low to prevent dogs jumping over. very clean and well appointed. owner very welcoming and welcome gifts were well received. overall we were comfortable and enjoyed our holiday.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    This is an amazingly well converted boat house. It is really well done, with much thought going into the layout. The huge doors, opening onto the garden are so useful, especially in the heat! The boathouse is really comfortable, with lots of little touches to add to the appeal. It is also well situated to get onto the roads to travel around the island. There are some lovely birds etc. A few small white igrets fishing at low tide, oyster catchers, and many more. A special treat for me were the bats flying at dusk! All in all a great base for a relaxing enjoyable holiday.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/06/2018
    It’s a lovely little cottage, very close to all the amenities. The owners are very nice and attentive. We had a fabulous time and would definitely recommend.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 08/06/2018
    The Boathouse is a lovely home from home. Very comfortable and in just the right location. Beautiful garden to sit in and a lovely walk along the promenade in the evening to see the cruise ships leaving Southampton.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/05/2018
    A real home from home. The property is well equipped and makes for a comfortable stay. This was our second visit and was great to see the addition of wi-Fi and the kerb dropped to be able to park on the drive. The owners are always very welcoming and helpful. Lots of good information and leaflets in the property to plan days out and where to visit. We will be back.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 11/05/2018
    Lovely cottage in excellent location. Just a thing to watch out for, there is to be major demolition of huge surrounding properties and new hotel construction, probably starting 2019.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/04/2018
    A perfect home for us on our Island holiday. A character property, beautifully renovated and dog friendly too! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would happily return . I appreciated the plentiful information leaflets and the selection of books . An excellent choice!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/04/2018
    Stayed here for the week 2nd April, I would highly recommend the boathouse to people, friendly and helpful owners, just like home from home

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9.4 out of 10 – based on 22 reviews collected by Reevoo
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