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spacious sitting room

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

The Cowes Boat House,Perfect Holiday Home/Crew House in excellent location,and will provide ample space for up to eight holiday makers for an ideal week or weekend away. It is very close to the centre of Cowes, for easy access and lots of places to choose from for eating out, and is virtually on the level with the marinas and attractions, rather than up one of the many hills Cowes is infamous for!

The house is now taking bookings for 2012.The latest availability is online on this site, and can be accessed on the "Availability" button above, along with our tariff details. The house also has cable TV as well as wireless broadband access, at no extra charge.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Gurnard (N Cowes) 1 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Southampton Airport 25 km, Nearest railway: Southampton Central 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (8), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Further details indoors

Comfortably furnished and provided with all the modern necessities, such as cable TV ,

WiFi, DVD/CD etc, as well as a fully equipped kitchen, barbecue and garden furniture. The Boat House can accommodate up to 8 people - the standard configuration is 3 bedrooms set for 6, with the option of an additional two beds in the large master bedroom, should this be required.

A rare bonus is that just across the road is a convenient and reasonably priced local shop; it is open seven days a week, and can supply all of the households day-to-day requirements to ensure a supermarket-free holiday (no commercial connection, honest!).

The master bedroom features twin beds which convert to a double and also has a day/bed couch that converts to two further single beds; the second bedroom has twin single beds or double bed layout, and the third bedroom is set for 2 to share in 3' wide bunks. We configure the house to your needs before you arrive. All of these rooms are on the first floor.

The property features a full sized ground floor bathroom and WC, and a separate shower room with WC on the first floor, which makes it ideal for larger groups and families. It also has wireless and cabled Ethernet Internet access (connectivity info supplied) and cable TV, so you need not be completely out of touch!

Further details outdoors

The house has a secluded and private rear garden, which is a real sun trap! Side access via a gate is available for safe bicycle and pram storage. The rear garden features comfortable garden furniture, on a decked area and a bench and chairs on a raised section laid to gravel. A portable barbecue is also provided. Parking is usually available nearby on public streets, as the property has no off-road parking.

Further details

Rentals are Saturday 15:00 to Saturday 10:00 (Sunday hand overs may be possible - depending on availability of the property). Greeting arrangements will be agreed once your booking is confirmed. Other booking durations may be available, please contact us to discuss.

Please see the Tariff section for our booking terms and conditions. Availability is always up to date on the "Availability" tab on this site, lots of people ask about availability of the house, it's here on the site!

The Isle of Wight region

The Isle of Wight is a great place to visit. In some ways, time has stood still, with Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle and many other timeless attractions. On the other hand, it's where the worlds yachtsmen come to compete against the very best, while pitting themselves against the complex tides and winds of the Solent (not forgetting to party hard and long afterwards!) for some of the top sailing cups in the world.

However, the Isle of Wight is not just about sailing. The chance to walk on high cliffs, on your own, with just a storm toss'd sea before you, may make the visit worth while for you. The wealth of really good quality restaurants and convivial pubs may also make you really feel at home. This is a destination for any time of year, be it a family break, or an oasis of peace. The Cowes Boat House can give you all of this.


Cowes is a wonderful town, and has many moods. Cowes Week, Little Britain and the Red Funnel event at Easter are the headline events, though there are many other sailing regattas from March to September each year.

But Cowes is more than that. It is very much the live connection to the whole island, a base from which the whole of the island can be explored and enjoyed, from Ventnor and St Catherines Point, to Bembridge, to the Needles. The Island is a place of contrast. Enjoy it all from your central base in Cowes!

Cowes itself has a wide range of cafes, pubs and restaurants, to suit every taste and budget. There are excellent food and hostelry outlets, from traditional pubs to Indian, Chinese and Italian, or even take a river taxi in the summer to the Folly Inn on the Medina River near Whippingham, for a great night out, for possibly the best steaks on the IoW!

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Review 1-6 of 6

15 Jul 2013


"Comfortable and convenient!"

Property was very clean and well prepared. Easy instructions where needed. Parking slight nuisance but always found space although occasionally a street away. Plenty of choice for bus, shops, restaurant etc a short ten minute walk away. Would happily book The Beach House again!

20 Feb 2013


"Perfect Cottage & Great Location"

Fantastic accommodation and very well equipped. The property has lots of space and is very comfortable. The cottage is in a great location seconds from the town centre and ferry but also an ideal base if you are visiting the whole island. But the best thing about it is that it feels like home minuets after arriving. Had a great stay will go again.

19 Feb 2013


"Wonderful IOW"

Had a fantastic trip to Cowes staying in a lovely house called the boathouse? The house is close to all the amenities that Cowes has to offer. The house is spacious and well decorated with a very homely feel and is spotless clean. We had a fantastic time eating and drinking with some shopping thrown in and sitting watching the beautiful boats coming and going from the harbour. I would highly recommend both this property and Cowes for a wonderful holiday.

18 Feb 2013


"Lovely house in a brilliant location"

The house was very clean and tidy, with a well equipped kitchen. The living area has comfortable and stylish furnishings making it a perfect place to relax after a day at the beach. The fact that there is a bathroom and shower room with a toilet in each makes it perfect for a family or a large group . There are lovely local gift shops and restaurants a short walk away, as well as the harbour and beach. It is a wonderful house and I would definitely recommend it.

11 Feb 2013


"Home from home in a great location, close to all the amenities"

Such a lovely cosy house with everything you could want when away from home. Comfortable and well presented, light and airy bedrooms with loads of room. Didn't feel cramped at all with so many of us staying there. So close to town and the harbour, but in a quiet area. We had a great stay and will definately be back again!!!

11 Feb 2013


"Excellent accomodation, great location, would definately recommend."

We decided to visit the Isle of Wight during half term, and visited Emma's house. The accomodation was very welcoming, all that we needed to enjoy our lovely week in Cowes. We visited all the local attractions which included Robin Hill, Black Gang Chine, The Big Cat Santuary and much more. The local pubs and restaurants were very welcoming and the house gave us easy access to the local facilities. We have two boys and also travelled with my sisters family of two girls and I can honestly say it is one of their favourite holidays.

Review 1-6 of 6

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Calendar last updated:24 Jun 2014

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