Fantastic cottage booked at the last minute when we had not made any plans for New Year. What a great find! Minutes walk into town with access to bars and restaurants, and also great shopping. Everything we needed was within reach.
The cottage itself is very well equipped, clean and modern. The owner was easy to contact and very helpful advising on ferry crossings and things to do etc.
We are already planning our return visit.
This is a really lovely place to stay when visiting the Isle of Wight. So convenient for everything and so near to the Red Jet passenger ferry. However all other ferries are not far. We used the Lymington to Yarmouth crossing and it was only a short drive to Cowes.
There is limited parking on the road, therefore to start with we parked a short walk away in a nearby street, but could drop off luggage, shopping etc, so it was fine. But then found there are also public car parks a very short walk away which we used on a couple of occasions. I have a disabled badge and my parking in them was free.
Very well placed for exploration of the IOW, which we did and especially liked visiting the Roman Villa and other historical places on the island. And also the beaches, needles and more out of the way places.
The cottage itself is only a very short walk to the very center of Cowes. I walk with a stick and it was no problem to me. In Cowes, a stones throw away, there are some lovely shops, pubs, cafes, restaurants if you do not feel like cooking all the time but the cottage is fully and very well equipped to self cater for your entire stay.
The cottage has been very recently renovated so everything is very new and lovely and of course, very clean an new and is very tastefully done. It has all you could possibly need.
Very suitable for a family, for a holiday on this lovely island but also for those sharing to attend festivals, regattas, events on the island as it has sufficient room for families or sharers. And with a lot of luxury.
As it is very newly renovated it has only recently been for rent so it is not that well known as yet.
But I am certain it will be very soon.
So recommend that if you need accommodation on the IOW you et in now while it is not so well known.
We had a lovely stay in Cowes at this fabulous luxury cottage. We are a family of 5, two adults and 3 children (one a teen) and had ample space with the 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (one bath, one shower). It beautifully and newly decorated throughout with gorgeous attention to detail, and everything you could need in the small but well-though-out galley kitchen.
The location is brilliant - close to the Red Jet passenger ferry, it's a short walk to the high street and sea front, with a host of shops, pubs and restaurants. We took our car so we could explore the rest of the island which meant we arrived in East Cowes. This involves a short crossing on the chain link ferry, which adds to the experience! There is limited parking on the road, so we usually had to park a short walk away in the next street, though could drop off luggage, shopping, and tired children right outside the house, so it wasn't a problem at all.
While here we visited Osboure House - fabulous grounds and a lovely inside, too - The Needles (we did a boat trip to get closer) and the Garlic Farm, as well as a very nice beach on the south coast. The Isle of Wight is lovely, with lots to see and do, and this cottage is an ideal base - we'll be back!
This is without doubt one of the best places that I have stayed in on the Island. It is modern, stylish and comfortable, walking distance from basically everywhere, with an open plan downstairs leading out to a garden. And a real bargain too. I would not hesitate to recommend this to sailors as a crew house, or non-sailors just looking to get away for a break. And you should definitely grab this opportunity before it becomes too popular....