Cliffhanger 18 Castle Rd Cowes
House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
This stunning holiday home is the perfect base for enjoying a visit to the Isle of Wight. Fabulous accomodation, wonderful sea views and a prime location near the town center and seafront makes this home the number one choice.
A lovely period house overlooking Cowes harbour benefiting from a quiet position yet close to the sea front, restaurants and shops and only a few minutes walk from the high speed passenger ferry. This well appointed property with 5 double bedrooms, 3 en-suite shower rooms and a fabulous big family bathroom is the perfect destination for holiday makers and corporate guests. The impressive entrance hall provides plenty of space for new arrivals and entertaining and the sitting room has comfortable seating for 10 people with direct access to the patio. The formal dining room has a beautiful wooden floor, original marble-surround fireplace and dining table for 10. The spacious, fully equipped kitchen/diner has a tiled floor with under-floor heating, loads of worktop space and seating for 8. The ground and 4 upper floors of the house are connected by a magnificent spiral staircase, giving the house the wow factor. A 32" Technica HD digital LED TV with 80 Freeview channels and USB media player is provided in the sitting room with another in the dining room. Fibre optic BT Infinity broadband and wifi is available throughout the house.
The vehicle hardstand at the front of the house has parking for one car and further parking space is available by arrangement. At the back of the property, the attractive west-facing walled patio comes with table, chairs, sun awning and barbecue. The third floor master bedroom has a balcony with wonderful sea views.The top of the house has a roof terrace accessed by a "ship's ladder" from the top floor landing. The roof terrace offers stunning views of the harbour and Solent as far as the mainland and across the island towards the Downs. 18 Castle Road makes a perfect destination, being a short walk from the high speed passenger ferry and close to the sea front, shops, restaurants and marina. An ideal base for holiday makers, families, yachtsmen or corporate guests.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cowes Esplanade - 0.01 mile|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||10 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southampton - 5 miles from ferry, Nearest railway: Southampton Central - 1 mile from ferry|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (10), Double beds (5), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The comfortable bedrooms have either king-size or super king-size double beds, which can be separated into single beds if required to form twin-bedded rooms. There is 1 family bathroom fully tiled with bath, shower, twin hand basins, WC, airing cupboard, heated towel rail and under-floor heating. The 3 en-suite shower rooms are fully tiled with shower, hand basin and WC and there is a separate WC with hand basin.
The house benefits from a magnificent spiral staircase and bedrooms at the front of the house enjoy unrivalled views of the harbour and Solent. Access to the roof terrace is from the "ship's ladder" on the top floor landing. The spacious tiled entrance reception and rear lounge have under-floor heating. The fully fitted kitchen/diner can seat up to 8 people and has a tiled floor with under-floor heating. The formal dining room with its original marble surround fireplace and wood floor seats 10 and the same number can be accommodated in the comfortable sitting room, with its large flat screen television.
|Further details outdoors|
The front hardstand provides parking for one vehicle with parking for up to 3 additional vehicles by arrangement. Security points are provided for cycle storage. The attractive west-facing walled terraced patio at the back of the house has a table and chairs for 10 people, a barbeque and lighting. The third floor balcony is accessed from bedroom 3 and has wonderful harbour and Solent views.
The roof terrace enjoys far-reaching views towards Southampton and Portsmouth, the harbour, town and centre of the island beyond Newport. Being close to the high speed passenger ferry, a car is optional and if they prefer guests have the choice of car and cycle hire nearby. The Parade and sea front are a few minutes' walk as are famous yacht clubs, such as the Royal Yacht Squadron and Royal Corinthian Yacht Club. Northwood Park with its tennis courts and children's playground is at the back of the house. The high speed ferry, yacht marina, boutique shops and restaurants are all close by.
- Change-over days are normally Friday. Please check 2013 calendar for specific rates and days.
- Check in time is after 3.30pm, check out 10.30am. Wherever possible we will try to accommodate your needs
- A 20% deposit is requested at time of booking with full settlement payment 6 weeks prior to let.
- A letting contract is issued at time of booking to safeguard your interests confirming the booking arrangements.
- A 20% fully refundable damage deposit is required in addition to the rent, which will be refunded in full, subject to the property being left as found.
- The house must be left clean to receive full refund of deposit. Cleaning service is available at an extra charge.
The Isle of Wight region
The Isle of Wight has a multitude of attractions and offers everything you could want for the family and groups of friends. Sailing, para gliding, wind surfing, walking, cycling, swimming, sight seeing, beach combing, Jurassic coast, are all provided in the Isle of Wight. Places of interest are the historical Osborne House (home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert), Carisbrooke Castle (where Charles 1st was imprisoned), the Garlic Farm, Botanic Gardens, Rosemary's Vineyard and Island Pottery. Many other places of interest, the beautiful coast and rural environment are all there to be discovered by foot, bike, car or yacht with easy access to coastal paths and cycle routes from the house.
Cowes is a major yachting centre and perfect base from which to visit the island. Guests staying at Cliffhanger can enjoy the wonderful sea views and activity in Cowes harbour and benefit from easy access to the many places of interest and scenic walks that the island provides. The town of Cowes is attractively laid out with a sea front parade and pier and pedestrianised high street, offering a choice of shops, restaurants and pubs for the visitor to enjoy. The high speed passenger ferry to Southampton is centrally located at Fountain Pier.
The excellent restaurants, wine bars, pubs and Yacht Marina are within a few minutes' walk of the house. To the rear of Cliffhanger is Northwood House and park with its extensive grounds, public tennis courts, bowling green and children's play area.
For those interested in walking, cycling and country pursuits, Cowes is an ideal base, with easy access to all parts of the island.
Separated from Cowes by the river Medina is East Cowes, accessible by chain ferry. Well worth a visit is the magnificent Osborne House, former home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
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7 Jul 2014
"A wonderful holiday home in a great location to enjoy Cowes!"
A very social holiday home,extremely comfortable with a lot of thought put into the furnishings and needs of those staying in it.Fantastic sea views especially from the roof terrace.Chris the owner ve… More
Delighted these guests enjoyed their stay and appreciate their kind words. I look forward to them staying again in the future.
29 May 2014
"Best place to stay in Cowes"
I stayed in CliffHanger with a group of friends for a weekend at the start of January. We had nine staying comfortably in total. What an amazing house, I truely believe it has the best views in Cowe… More
Many thanks, I am pleased this group enjoyed their stay.
15 May 2014
I stayed here for a hen do of 8 girls and we absolutely loved the place! The pictures don't do it justice - it's huge but homely with lots of entertaining space. Even though the weather wasn… More
I am so pleased these guests loved the house and hope they book a return visit soon.
22 Apr 2014
"A perfect getaway for a large group"
We were a group of 10, including 3 children who loved this house-especially the easter egg hunt! It was perfect for a large group and the spiral staircase is a real focal point. The kitchen was really… More
I am very pleased to hear these guests enjoyed their stay and look forward to their return at a future date.
7 Jan 2014
"Fantastic house with great views"
We were a group of 10 friends staying over new year. Cliffhanger was a fantastic house and the views from the top balcony at midnight were something not to be forgotten. The house was very comfortab… More
Delighted these guests found Cliffhanger a fantastic house and were able to enjoy the views, location and facilities of a very comfortable home. Feedback on the sitting room is much appreciated. It hadn't been raised by previous guests and I will investigate and see that the seating is comfortable.
20 Sep 2013
"There is not a one single word to describe how much my family enjoyed this property"
This house is absolutely gorgeous. I booked it for my family - a group of 10 people. The views are stunning from within the property and the house is maintained in an immaculate state. Thank you Chris for all your help and making my parents trip to the UK a lovely memory to cherish.
I am so pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed their stay.
22 Aug 2013
"Beautiful house, lovely sea views"
We spent a wonderful week at Cliffhanger (7 adults, 1 infant). It was very difficult for us to find a decent property which suited everyone in our party and accepted children and animals. The property… More
Delighted to hear these guests enjoyed their stay at Cliffhanger and look forward to their booking again in the future.
6 Aug 2013
A fantastic 6 story house extremely close by to Cowes town centre, but far enough away to avoid the noise or people. Fantastic views from the roof terrace (accesible via a step ladder) across Cowes harbour and the solent and with 3 of the bedrooms facing outwards it provided a lovely sea breeze over night.
Bathroom per room which was great for our group of 7. Bedrooms and bathrooms were very clean and well provided in terms of sheets and towels.
Kitchen has everything you would need and the outdoor downstairs terrace has plenty of seating and a great BBQ.
Parking for one car only but loads of room in the hallway entrance for bikes, suitcases, shoes, buggies etc. Although with 6 floors not a house for the lazy or unfit.
I would recommend this place to others and will be returning next year for sure. Perfect for a large group, a large family or perhaps 2/3 couples getting away from it all.
Thank you. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay. Hardstand parking for 1 car is available outside the house and 2 additional parking spaces are available on request. I hope you will visit next year and be sure to ask for the additional parking spaces.
17 Jun 2013
"Superb accommodation and facilities for our business event"
Cliffhanger is fully equipped and a beautiful property in West Cowes. Within walking distance from the Ferry port and close to local restaurants, shops and bars. The house has everything you would n… More
I am very pleased this corporate let found the house to be the perfect venue.
16 Jun 2013
"Gracious, spacious, comfortable house in a superb location"
We have just spent a few days at Cliffhanger to celebrate the end of my sons' GCSE and AS exams - it was a real tonic. The house more than lived up to our expectations - it is homely and cosy yet has a fresh,contemporary feel. The views are lovely especially from the two main bedrooms and the roof terrace. The location is superb - down the road is the centre of town/the marina and just up behind the house Northwood House where we played loads of tennis and walked our dog. Just perfect. The owner was very helpful in responding to our queries pre-arrival and our security deposit was returned as soon as we left. We would definitely choose this house again on any future visit.
Many thanks for this kind review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and Cliffhanger and its location lived up to your expectation. Chris
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