House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 16
This extremely spacious and comfortable house is situated in an enviable position of seclusion with an acre and a half of private garden, right next to the marina of Island Harbour, set in the beautiful riverside valley.
Located on the Medina River, about a mile downstream of the world renowned sailing town of Cowes, this peaceful marina offers 200 berths as well as many amenities including a licensed bar and bistro restaurant 'Breeze', chandlery, boat hoist and repair workshop.
The home offers comfortable accommodation over two floors creating a spacious, light and airy environment with stylish, contemporary furnishings.
You enter the house in to the hallway where there is a downstairs WC. Ahead of you is a large sitting room with open working fire place and glass sliding doors opening on to the acre and a half of garden. To the right is an open plan, well equipped kitchen with central Breakfast Island and a door opening to the garden. The kitchen leads through a seating area with sofa and coffee table and in to the Dining Room which seats twelve, large enough to hold a catered dinner party. Another table is available for an extra four people if necessary. At the end of the dining room there are glass sliding doors out to the garden.
From the dining room area there is a door leading to a downstairs bathroom and then on to the first bedroom which has a double bed and a single bed. Further, to the front of the house there is Study with a sofa bed and television. Off this is a high spec shower room. This room can therefore also be used as a further bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
The first floor comprises the master bedroom with King size bed, across the landing is the second bedroom which has a double bed and the third bedroom has 2 single beds and bunk beds. The family bathroom is upstairs with large rose head shower over the bath. All the bedrooms enjoy the views of the beautiful surrounding countryside. A Garden Studio which provides extra accommodation for 2 persons can be made available at an additional cost of £275 per week.
The special thing about this house is although you are in the middle of the country side and all that has to offer, you are also within minutes walk to the bustling marina, with it's very own bistro/bar “Breeze”, with good food, good wine and convivial atmosphere.
Country walks and cycle tracks are all close by. Newport, the Islands capital with an abundance of shops, pubs and restaurants is a 30 minute (approx) riverside walk or just a few minutes (approx) by car. Cyclists can enjoy the local tracks which are accessed close by, linking many outstanding miles over the Island.
A little further (approx ½ mile), a stroll along the riverbank, or a trip down the river in a water taxi, leads to the popular yachtsman's watering-hole 'The Folly Inn' with lively evening entertainment, good food and large waterside terrace.
Queen Victoria's seaside home, Osborne House is about 2½ miles away and Carisbrooke Castle can be found just the other side of Newport.
Please note - For those bringing a boat, you must notify the Harbour Master the day before arrival with your boat, you must please check the tide times for access to/from the marina, and see www.island-harbour.co.uk
Please do not book any transport until your dates have been confirmed with the Landlord. Boat/Berth hire available at http://www.island-harbour.co.uk Festival and Bestival dates price on application £500 deposit for Bestival and Festival and Cowes Week. Short stays on request not peak times The owner reserves the right to increase the advertised rent for large parties of adults only.
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 4 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||3 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 16|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
The Isle of Wight region
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 Wooten 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.
Newport, Isle of Wight
The Nature Reserve at Newtown is the beautiful home to many species of wild fowl. In land Parkhurst Forest offers acres to walk dogs and children, with squirrel trails and woodland for picnics and adventure games.
The Festival and The Bestival
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.