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Windrush House Cowes – Home 38029 House

  • 7 bedrooms
  • 17 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Windrush House Cowes – Home 38029

  • House
  • 7 bedrooms
  • sleeps 17
  •  min stay varies

Very Good Very Good – based on 17 reviews

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House / 7 bedrooms / 10 bathrooms / sleeps 17

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from manager


Gracious, detached, 7 bedroom property in it's own grounds. All amenities including WiFi, and TVs with Freeview.

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Originally built for the Ratsey (sailmakers) family and to a very high standard with large rooms, solid block wood flooring downstairs. Now fully double glazed and snug with an Aga in the kitchen and full central heating.

Lovely, large gardens with BBQ, dining area, parking for 10 cars and patio areas.

Perfect for families, corporate guests and careful crews.

Situated within a five minute walk of Gurnard beach, this 1920's family home is an ideal base for exploring or just relaxing and watching the fabulous sunset's from the balcony.

Sleeping 17 in 7 bedrooms. 3 of the rooms can either be twins or doubles with zip and link beds. Two fixed doubles (with a fixed single in one of these rooms) and two fixed twin rooms.

Three en-suite rooms and an additional three bathrooms. The top floor bedroom (single plus double) has ladder steps going up to it. Large grounds with BBQ, spacious dining area, trampoline and children's toys.

All home comforts including WIFI, satelite TVs, dishwasher, large capacity washing machine, separate tumble dryer, and log fires in the lounge, dining room and snug room. There is also a desktop PC if you don't feel like bringing your laptop.

Inside dining capacity is 16 in the winter, in the summer we move one of the tables outside giving 10 inside and 12 outside.

Bed linen and towels are provided. Travel cot and stair gate are also available.

Pets are permitted subject to increased damage deposit and mandatory cleaning charge of £40.

Cleaning, catering and Island transport available on request.

Further details

All bed linen and towels are provided. High chair and stair gate on request.

Further details indoors

Flexible accommodation sleeping up to 17 in 7 bedrooms. Three of the rooms can either be twins or doubles with zip and link beds. Three en suite rooms and an additional three bathrooms. Separate dining room, study and spacious lounge all with open fires.If you wish to take advantage of our cleaning and catering facilities please state at time of booking.

Further details outdoors

Large gardens surround the property with doors opening from the dining room onto the paved dining area with BBQ and another set of doors onto the back lawn.Parking for 10+ cars.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 3 Double Beds, 9 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 5 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites, 2 Shower rooms


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £500.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

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About the manager

A Base Ashore
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Calendar updated:
18 Mar 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English, French

This House has 7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and sleeps 17. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 08 Oct 2007. Located in Cowes, it has 17 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £2519 to £10878.

The Manager has a response rate of 70% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 18 Mar 2019.


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Guest reviews

Very Good – based on 17 reviews Very Good
17 reviews

Very Good

“Just perfect”

Reviewed 31 Jul 2017

Another absolutely fantastic holiday at Windrush. The house and the amazing location offer the perfect combination for for an outstanding holiday. A Base Ashore couldn't be more helpful in ensuring our holiday is - Just perfect. Thank you

“Fabulous Property”

Reviewed 10 Jul 2017

We are a cricket team from the Brighton area, and we stay at Windrush once each year. The property has everything we need - ample sleeping quarters and large communal spaces which are invaluable for gathering 'en masse'. Windrush has a timeless ambience to it and puts you entirely at your ease. The nautical references are in keeping with the locality, and the house definitely exudes a holiday feel. Cowes is a 20-minute walk away and this is usually always easily achieved after a few pints at the Anchor Inn or some sustenance at The Mess or at Bahar's Tandoori restaurant. All in all, Windrush is a magical hideaway and has provided us with a perfect base for our visits to the Isle Of Wight over the last few years. Additionally it is a pleasure to deal with A Base Ashore, who have always gone the extra mile to help us out with logistics etc.

“Perfect house, perfect location, perfect holiday”

Reviewed 20 Apr 2017

11 of us consisting of 4 adults and 7 children stayed at Windrush at the beginning of the Easter holidays. The house is huge and caters easily for large family groups, the children were able to have their own lounge whilst the adults could talk in peace in the second lounge! The garden was an added bonus for our week as the weather was amazing and the children played football for hours on the huge lawn. The property itself is in a lovely area within walking distance to the beach and a nice pub at the bottom of the hill. We had a small problem with the boiler during our stay but this was sorted out quickly and efficiently. There is so much to do on the island that we did not get it all done in a week and will certainly be returning to Windrush! Thank you for a fabulous holiday!

“Perfect house for large group, and close to Cowes pubs etc.”

Reviewed 18 Jan 2017

We have just spent a fabulous week at Windrush over New Year 2016. There were 3 families (12 in total + dog) and could have fitted in a few more as well! Windrush is a lovely old house with plenty of character and loads of space, and we never felt squashed in at all. Big rooms and plenty of bathrooms! The house is 10mins walk from the beach (easy walk mostly off road with a dog), and from there it is a lovely walk along the beach all the way into Cowes. There is a large garden (great for kids games etc) and a big driveway for 4+ cars. As always, the kitchen is main focus of the house and the aga is great for keeping the kitchen toasty warm and great for quick cooking with the ovens on all the time. The big kitchen table is great for mealtimes and for sitting round in the evening (with kids watching tv in other room). We picked the house for the combination of size (3+ families), location (15-20min walk into Cowes, and 10min to beach), 2 mins drive to supermarkets plus they allow your dog. All round perfect stay! Thanks.

“Marvellous !”

Reviewed 13 Jul 2016

We stayed at Windrush for five days in July. The house was perfect for our large group. The property is very spacious and felt very much like a home from home. There are many special things about Windrush .. .. the kitchen is a perfect gathering place, the living room has a lovely relaxed vibe, and the dining room is ideal for discussing the exploits of the day over the evening meal. The house is very well provisioned and sleeps 17 comfortably without the need to deploy bunk beds. The two family bedrooms are particularly fine – the main bedroom even has a balcony. This house is ideal for large groups, and miraculously does not feel at all crowded. That is testament to the grandeur of Windrush. The property is well maintained and decorated, and there is plenty of bedding and towels provided. The house has a particularly grand back garden which is ideal for kids. If you are looking for an Isle Of Wight base that will easily hold a large group, I would not hesitate in recommending this house to you. Cowes town centre is only a 20-minute walk away, and yet Windrush feels like it is situated in its own peaceful corner, enabling all to feel truly relaxed.

“Perfect retreat for a big family get together”

Reviewed 13 Jan 2013

An ideal house for a large group plenty of room and facilities. Communication with the owner was good and informative, helpful regarding our room arrangments and arrival times. We had a great time over the Christmas period.

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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