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House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
  • Car advised

This Grade 2 listed 'Old Boat House' is in Conservation Area and was renovated in 2012.

From the house you have spectacular views of Cowes & the Solent & most days a cruise liner leaves Southampton Water sailing off along the Solent.

On a warm evening you can relax peacefully on either the patio or balcony watching the sunsets and the lights reflecting on the water.

The Watch House is a short, level walk from the town, the Boat Museum, the Heritage Centre, the Chain Ferry to West Cowes and all the marine activities. Stroll along the Esplanade, finds a café and children's playground or fish off the sea wall.

You may see a sand piper at low tide or a Cormorant sitting on the breakwater.

The house was built in the 1880's as part of the boat house for the coastguards. To the north is a terrace of Coastguard Cottages. In the 1920's it was converted into a home. For a short time during the Second World War it was a munitions store and a lookout point.

There is a kitchen diner with French doors onto the patio. The living room has triple aspect sash windows.

There are three bedrooms;- a double, twin and a single (with a 2nd pull out bed) + bath/shower room & balcony.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach 5 min. walk
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Southampton 25 km, Nearest railway: Southampton
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ

The Isle of Wight region

The Isle of Wight has an abundance of country & coastal walks (over 500 miles of paths; one being the Coastal Path circumnavigating the Island), wild life (including the Red Squirrel) as well as the various tourist attractions for example, country houses, art galleries, museum's, children's adventure & amusement parks, botanical gardens & zoo, vineyards, various sporting activities golf, tennis, windsurfing, cycling, walking, horse riding, paragliding, fishing and sailing or just enjoying the sandy beaches; The Needles being the furthest 16 miles away from the house. There is a good bus service across the Island. A large part of the Island is classed as â??An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Island is the perfect place to enjoy the unspoilt scenery; have an activity holiday, attend a music festival or carnival at any time of year.


Cowes is renowned for its sailing, hosting Round the Island Yacht Race, Cowes Week, Fastnet Race and Little Britain, also the Cowes to Torquay power boat race. Most days a cruise liner will sail by along with all the other shipping entering Southampton or Cowes.

East & West Cowes have a good selection of shops and restaurants plus the Marina's & Yacht Clubs along with waterfront walks. For the more energetic, you can walk along the seafront westwards until you reach Gurnard, 4 miles distant.

At East Cowes there is Osborne House (Queen Victoria's holiday home; the grounds now are home to Red Squirrels &, a golf course), Waitrose & Co-op, a health centre, a Chemist, among other shops plus a Heritage Centre & Boat Museum with tennis courts, childrenâ??s play area and cafe on the Esplanade.

The River Medina separates East & West Cowes but easily crossed with a 5 minute crossing on the chain ferry.

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22 Jun 2013


"A Lovely House"

We stayed for 4 nights with our 1 year old and had a wonderful time. The house is lovely and had everything we needed and has fantastic views across to Cowes and the Solent.Being able to sit outside i… More

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