House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Beachside is approached from a residential road in a quiet village, offering a safe and peaceful environment. You enter the house into a large hall with a galleried staircase leading up to the living area on the first floor, or an oak door leading through to the bedroom wing on the ground floor. All bedrooms have sea views, two from the front, two from the side.
The property is designed to take advantage of the 360 views, over the Solent one side and the Marsh valley and hills the other, with the open planned living accommodation on the first floor, set out in functional areas: living/dining/kitchen/study. The oak floor is heated underfloor. A 'cathedral' ceiling exposes wooden beams and allows the area to be bathed in natural light by day; a log burning stove creates a glowing atmosphere by night. The fully equipped kitchen with range cooker will be a joy to use for any enthusiastic chef, with large groups eating at the dining table or smaller groups at the teak deck furniture alfresco on the balcony.
Outside, a secluded well maintained coastal design garden offers a quiet retreat to the side of the property, and a more open structured landscaped terrace on the front gives access to the beach via a gate or slipway. Small boats or dinghies can be launched from the public slip way next to Gurnard Sailing Club and pulled up onto the property's grounds from the beach via our own slipway. The quiet beach in front of the property changes with every tide; mostly shingle with patches of sand and groynes of natural rock. Varied and glorious sun sets over the water will take your breath away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||In front of property|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap|
|Nearest Amenities||250 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southampton Airport 30 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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
The bedrooms can be set up as either double, twin or single.
Canvas storage space is provided for clothes in each bedroom.
There is 1 bathroom and 1 shower room, both with towel rail heaters, and 1 cloakroom.
The combination boiler provides hot water on demand.
Bring your iPod to use with our iPod dock. Use Sky for radio from the TV. Apple TV available.
A ground floor utility room houses the washing machine, dryer, iron & board and cleaning materials.
|Further details outdoors||
Parking is available for 2 vehicles on the drive, 3 at a squeeze.
Further vehicles can be parked on the unrestricted road beyond the drive.
MOBILITY - There is wheelchair access into the house and around the terrace and up to the beach, but internal doorways may not accommodate wheelchairs and only stairs take you to the first floor living area.
CHILDREN are welcome, but there is no equipment for babies or toddlers, and no safety considerations for such young years such as socket covers and drawer restraints. The many paintings, artifacts and quality furnishings mean that young children cannot be left unsupervised.
SINGLE SEX PARTIES - Not suitable for hen or stag holidays.
DAMAGE DEPOSIT - A £500 damage deposit will be requested.
DOGS - accepted with prior arrangement. Additional £200 returnable dog soiling deposit required.
SHOES - No outdoor shoes to be worn beyond the tiled hall.
SMOKING - No smoking anywhere in the house.
LEISURE EQUIPMENT - You will find some of our leisure equipment on the grounds such as kayaks, bicycles, dinghies. Unfortunately, we cannot get insurance to cover guests for this equipment, but if you can find your own insurance and can supply us with a copy of the details, you are welcome to use these.
There's a volley ball hoop, so bring a volley ball.
The property is approx 240m2, including the garage which is used as our lock-up store during lets.
CONTACT: Kuki Waterstone on 00 44 (0) 7775 66 49 44 or email using the form below.
The Isle of Wight region
The Isle of Wight is often referred to as “Little Britain”: it is as if all of Britain’s topography has been condensed into one smaller island. No where on the Island is more than an hour’s drive and most of it within minutes. You can find beaches of all descriptions, sandy, rocky, shingle, dunes, each with their own views, some with popular attractions, others tucked away and secluded. Cliffs, plateaux, hills, forests, open meadows, disused railway paths, esplanades, riverbanks, all make for an enormous amount of varied walks and picnic spots. The extensive range of cycle paths makes the Island accessible along the quiet and thick of the countryside.
The ‘capital’ of the Island is Newport, but each large town offers its own attractions of shopping, restaurants, cafes and bars. There are two multi-screen cinemas, a large theater and several smaller ones.
Smaller character villages with thatched roof cottages offer cream teas, gift and craft shops and show a different side of the Island.
Cowes, an international yachting town, brings much sailing activity and excitement during the summer months.
Tourist attractions for families abound and can be looked up on www.iwight.com. A few that spring to mind are:
- Queen Victoria’s holiday home, Osbourne House.
- Ventnor Botanic Gardens
- Alum Bay’s coloured sands
- Lighthouses at the Needles and St Catherine’s point
- Blackgang Chine
- Robin Hill Amusement Park
- Isle of Wight Pearls
- Isle of Wight Glass
- Isle of Wight Lavender
- Many areas designated as areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
The following activities are encouraged on the Island:
Sailing, kayaking and other water sports, walking, cycling, swimming, snorkeling, crabbing, rock pool exploring, horse riding, golf, fishing, tennis, picnics and miles of perfect beach combing.
Something for everyone who likes the outdoors, watersports and good restaurants. Not the right destination for you if you are looking for nightclubs or casinos.
Gurnard, a charming and well maintained village to the west of Cowes, offers a quiet retreat by the sea. It has two pubs, two cafes by the sea, a church, a newsagent, a convenience store with off-license and a sailing club. Gurnard Marsh has particular character with its small holiday beach chalets, some dating back to the 1920s. An idyllic spot to explore the rest of the Island from.
Cowes nearby is the heart of the yachting community. Wander through the marina to admire the beautiful yachts moored up and listening to the breeze in the rigging with a beer or coffee in your hand. Watch the excitement of racing starts from the Royal Squadron Yacht Club. Stroll through the old town and quaint shops along the high street.