A lovely detached house in a fantastic waterfront location with amazing views over the Solent and a wonderful place from which to enjoy the spectacular Gurnard sunsets. The beach is just across the road and the local sailing club a short walk away. Of good standard throughout the accommodation is comfortably set up for 6 or 7 people and comprises:
- Spacious entrance hall with wooden flooring. This area has been known to double up as a dining area for large dinner parties.
- Kitchen / dining room at the front of the house with views of the Solent. Double oven, hob, dishwasher and big fridge with water dispenser. The dining table comfortably seats 6-7 people.
- Sitting room is also at the front of the house and has views of the Solent.
- 1 double bedroom with doors that open onto the patio at the back of the house and Solent views.
- 1 double bedroom that also has a single chaise sofabed
- very spacious wet room / shower / laundry with underfloor heating, washing machine & tumble dryer.
- interesting brick floor feature (with underfloor heating) at the back of the house with bi-fold doors that open onto the patio and garden areas - so you bring the garden into the house or extend the house into the garden.
- the majority of the 1st floor is dedicated to a fantastic bedroom (double) / sitting room that runs the entire depth of the house and has balconies back (to enjoy the morning sun and catch glimpses of red squirrels) and front (to enjoy the sea views).
- there's also a bathroom (bath, wc, hand basin) on this floor.
There are lawned areas back and front and also a patio at the back of the house. To the side of the house is parking for a couple of cars.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||25 metres|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southampton, Nearest railway: Southampton|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The Isle of Wight is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing break, at any time of the year. Situated off the South Coast of England, the Island was made popular by Queen Victoria who had her maritime residence at Osbourne House - it's a stunning Island with unspoilt scenery and a wealth of fascinating attractions, beautiful coastline including many sandy beaches and The Needles, spectacular countryside and long sunshine hours.
For the energetic there are plenty of activities to enjoy, including walking, cycling and sailing. With over half the Island designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a network of footpaths that stretches over 500 miles, it's easy to get close to nature. The Island is one of the very few places in UK that only has red squirrels and if you are lucky you may see them in the woods behind the house. Alternatively, if you are looking for somewhere to be spoilt, then indulge yourself in the Isle of Wight's fine restaurants, art galleries and historic houses.
There are numerous festivals and events going on throughout the year such as Cowes Week (August) IOW Rock Festival (June), Old Yacht Gaffers regatta at Yarmouth (June) Walking months (May and September) Walk the Wight being the highlight raising funds for our Hospice in Newport ( We did it for the first time last year and loved it - although a little tired by the end!) Cycling Weeks, Garlic Festival (August) Steam and Classic Car Weekends, County Show and Bestival in September.
The Isle Of Wight is an ideal destination for visitors of all ages.
Cowes and Gurnard are famous for their yachting events such as Gurnard Dinghy Week at the end of July and Cowes Week at the beginning of August each year.
Gurnard Bay and beach offers an older style promenade with privately owned wooden beach huts with a large grassy area to sit or play. There is a fenced children's play ground with climbing poles, ropes and a large ship all in wood. The beach is a mixture of sand and shingle with rocks at low tide. Gurnard Sailing Club is very popular with dinghy sailors and race nights are Wednesday and weekends.
The walk into Cowes along the promenade takes about 30 minutes (5 minute drive) and from here you can view the cruise liners that leave Southampton normally between 5 and 6 in the evening on some days.
Gurnard Bay has the Waters Edge Cafe' right on the beach-front and is very popular for breakfasts, lunches, coffee and cakes and is licensed. There's also The Woodvale pub which has indoor and outdoor eating areas and looks over Gurnard Bay.
Gurnard Village has a very good local grocery store selling everything from, fresh daily bread and milk, wines, groceries, chilled and frozen foods. There's also a newsagents, hairdresser, All Saints church, and The Portland Pub. At the western end of the bay is The Little Gloster Restaurant which is very popular with locals and visitors, lovely breakfasts, lunches and dinners.