Occupying an excellent location right on the seafront with stunning views over Cowes Harbour and across The Solent to the mainland beyond, this recently refurbished family home qualifies, by virtue of its exceptional standard, for inclusion in our Pure Wight selection and from £125.00 pppn, provides superb accommodation at great value.
Tastefully decorated and furnished in a contemporary style Bramble Bank House is ideally located for sailing enthusiasts or provides an excellent base from which to explore the whole of the Island. The spacious accommodation offers a large open plan kitchen/dining room on the ground floor plus a twin bedroom and shower room. On the first floor is a large comfortable sitting room with doors opening to a large balcony with outdoor furniture, ideal to relax and enjoy the stunning views and sunsets.
There is also a twin bedroom with en-suite and children's bedroom with two sets of bunk beds, plus a family bathroom. The master bedroom with en-suite shower room is on the top floor and every bedroom has stunning sea or harbour views.
Outside there are gardens to the front and rear and a large balcony. There is parking for 1-2 cars on site and unrestricted street parking.
East Cowes is accessible directly by car ferry from Southampton or Fishbourne which a short drove when travelling from Portsmouth. For Hi-Speed access to Southampton, the Red Jet service leaves West Cowes throughout the day and evening.
East Cowes is famous for Osborne House the former holiday retreat of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, which is now open to the public. The house and vast grounds are a must to visit and there is also a restaurant and tea rooms. Nearby is Osborne Golf Club, nine hole course, together with other various sports and leisure activities. There is a cycle track to Newport and other parts of the Island with various cycling events being held throughout the summer. The waterside Life Boat Inn is a popular family pub, situated in East Cowes Marina, and the nearby Folly Inn at Whippingham can be reached by Water Taxi for those wishing to escape the car and enjoy a leisurely meal and drink overlooking the River. Just a few steps from the house is a pebble beach and a short stroll along the Esplanade is a well equipped children's play area with recently refurbished paddling pool for small children. Local shops including the Waitrose Supermarket are also within walking distance.
Just across the river and accessed via the chain ferry, is the world famous yachting resort of West Cowes, when in August hundreds come to race and enjoy the bustling nightlife, all viewable from the property. The busy Marina and Yacht Haven are ideal places admire the yachts and sailing boats or just to soak up the atmosphere. There is also the Red Jet foot passenger catamaran providing a fast service to Southampton or for a more leisurely crossing sail direct from East Cowes.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The North of the Isle of Wight is home to the County Town of Newport, with the Medina River running through it towards the Solent dividing East Cowes and West Cowes. To the West are the villages of Shalfleet and Newtown Creek with a stunning Nature Reserve; to the East are Wootton Bridge and Quarr Abbey.
Osborne House and Carisbrooke Castle are both with English Heritage, shrouded in their history and surrounded by beautiful grounds, definitely worth a visit. Quarr Abbey, further down the coast from Osborne, is a spectacular working Monastery with tea rooms. The Roman Villa in Brading often has educational classes in the café. Newtown is one of the oldest towns in the UK, situated near a nature reserve, a lovely place to walk and enjoy the wildlife.
Best known as the world's premier yachting centre, Cowes is the Island's main port. Yachtsmen from all over the world participate in the season's prestigious sailing events, the best known being Cowes Week, held annually at the beginning of August. Shopping in the narrow pedestrianised High Street is a delight, with some excellent shops, many catering for the yachting fraternity. The town also has an array of fashionable clothing shops, gift shops, delicatessens, cafes, restaurants and lively pubs.
The Nature Reserve at Newtown is the beautiful home to many species of wild fowl. In land Parkhurst Forrest offers acres to walk dogs and children, with squirrel trails and woodland for picnics and adventure games.
The Isle of Wight has played host to these two increasingly popular music festivals. The Festival is held in early June just outside Newport and has been going since the 60's. The Bestival is held in September at the Robin Hill adventure park and every year announces a different fancy dress theme which everyone throws themselves into. Popular with families, both attract some of the great new and old musical acts and the Island's atmosphere is electric over these festival times.
Places to eat
This part of the Island holds some of the best restaurants and pubs. Cowes being a place of destination for many yachtsmen offers a wide range of cuisine of which Lugleys with its sea frontage is popular. There is also a Lugleys in Newport and Olivio's in Newport and Ryde offing delicious menus. Pier View pub in Cowes serves the best hamburgers, the Sportsman Rest in Porchfield is very popular too with families and is close to good walks.