House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Thank you for looking at this property. Please ask about availability and prices for December, January and early Spring. Weekend breaks, 7 day and longer stays are welcome and certain dates are offered at substantially discounted rates. Come and stay in this luxury home and enjoy a wonderful holiday in the Isle of Wight.
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 8 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 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, such as New Town Creek Nature Reserve, the Needles Pleasure Park, the historical Osborne House (home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert) and Carisbrooke Castle (where Charles 1st was imprisoned). Also of interest is the Garlic Farm, Botanic Gardens and Rosemary's Vineyard. 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 continue to enjoy the wonderful sea views and activity in Cowes harbour and also 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.