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Regatta Cottage, Cowes House
- 3 bedrooms
- 8 sleeps
- 7 nights min stay
Regatta Cottage, Cowes
- 3 bedrooms
- 8 sleeps
- 7 nights min stay
Description from owner
A delightful Victorian terraced house. Regatta Cottage is a 5 minute walk from the marinas (only 400 metres from Shepards Wharf) and Cowes town centre. All the home comforts you need for a lovely family holiday or a getaway with friends.Regatta Cottage is decorated in a contemporary and uncluttered style. There is a light and spacious living and dining area with wooden floors throughout and a great stock of books, dvd's, cd's and games. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you could possibly need, including a dishwasher. There are two modern, good quality bathrooms.There is a garden on two levels. An excellent outside space for enjoying alfresco dining and relaxing in the sun. There is a garden table and chairs for up to 8 people, a large parasol, hammock, bench, deck chairs and a BBQ.Highly sought after free on street parking is available.The following additional items can be made available for your stay:Travel CotHigh ChairIf you would like either of these items to
A delightful Victorian terraced house. Regatta Cottage is a 5 minute walk from the marinas (only 400 metres from Shepards Wharf) and Cowes town centre. All the home comforts you need for a lovely family holiday or a getaway with friends.Regatta Cottage is decorated in a contemporary and uncluttered style. There is a light and spacious living and dining area with wooden floors throughout and a great stock of books, dvd's, cd's and games. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you could possibly need, including a dishwasher. There are two modern, good quality bathrooms.There is a garden on two levels. An excellent outside space for enjoying alfresco dining and relaxing in the sun. There is a garden table and chairs for up to 8 people, a large parasol, hammock, bench, deck chairs and a BBQ.Highly sought after free on street parking is available.The following additional items can be made available for your stay:Travel CotHigh ChairIf you would like either of these items to be available be sure to tick the appropriate box(es) on your booking form.You will find a detailed information pack about the house and the local amenities. There is also lots of information about attractions on the island including some lovely walks and ideas for days out.
Welcome basket provided on arrival.
Central heating in every room and hot water are included in the price. The central heating can be varied by using the radiator thermostats in each room.
Instant hot water from combi-boiler
Electricity and Gas included in the price
On-street parking available nearby on public streets
Smoking only outside please, using the ashtray provided.
Sorry no pets
No stiletto heels on the wooden floors please
Cot and high chair available on request
The property is let from Saturday to Saturday, with arrival after 1500 hrs and departure by 1000 hrs.
Short term breaks can be arranged between September and March.
I respond to all enquiries, my response rate is 100%. If you include your telephone number in your enquiry I will call you Please note: The Holiday Lettings response rate does not take telephone calls into account.
Further details indoors
Ground floor:-spacious open plan living room with leather sofas, tub chair, cushions, bean bag and coffee table-TV, DVD, music centre and wireless broadband connection-well stocked bookcase-games, CDs and DVDs-lovely dining room with large oak dining table and seating for 8 people-fully fitted kitchen with modern units, dishwasher, refrigerator, 5 burner gas hob, microwave, double oven and grill-washing machine, clothes horse, iron and ironing board-large bathroom with bath and showerFirst floor:All the beds are made up with crisp, fresh linen and towels are provided.-two double rooms - both rooms can be made up with either king-size or twin beds-a bunk bedroom with full size sturdy wooden frame bunk bed and good quality mattresses-single guest bed can be added to both double rooms to make two triple rooms-shower room with full size toilet and washbasin and heated towel rail
Further details outdoors
The house has a private rear garden with a seaside feel to it. On the lower level there is a BBQ, large garden table and 8 chairs. The upper level is ideal for relaxing in a deck chair with a glass of wine and a good book! Rear access to the garden is available for safe bicycle and pram storage. Free parking is available nearby on public streets, as the property has no dedicated off-road parking.
Location description from owner
The England region
Cross the Solent to the Isle of Wight and you may feel as if you have stepped back in time! The Isle of Wight is one of the best kept secrets in the UK when it comes to areas of outstanding natural beauty.Osborne House in East Cowes, is well worth a visit. It was the Summer Home of Queen Victoria for many years. The house and gardens are open to visitors during the summer months and there is usually an open air 'Last Night at the Proms' concert in the grounds sometime during July.Alum Bay near Yarmouth is the home to the famous coloured sands. A chairlift operates from the Needles Pleasure Park down to the beach.Ventnor on the south side of the Island enjoys a microclimate of its own. The Botanical Gardens have a variety of unusual plant life. The town itself is perched on a hill and there are several pubs and restaurants overlooking the sea where one can spend a pleasant day watching the world go by.Blackgang Chine is a Pleasure Park built on the edge of a cliff on the south side of the Island. There are various fairground type rides, plus Wild West Land, Dinosaur Land, Haunted House and a variety of different attractions to keep the children entertained.The Isle of Wight Lavender Farm is also worth a visit. The Old Dairy Tearoom has some interesting goodies to try out - lavender ice-cream and lavender scones and cakes! For a more traditional cream tea we suggest you try out one of the many old fashioned tearooms in Shanklin.The Island offers the cyclist dedicated cycleways - many following the course of disused railway lines, signed routes, miles of bridleways and quiet country lanes as an alternative to busy main roads.The Isle of Wight plays host to 8 golf clubs, from 9 to 18 holes. For fun and gentle activity, wander down to the Needles View Pitch and Putt, set on the slopes of Headon Warren, between the national Coastal Path and Alum Bay Chine. Here you can have a crack at the challenging nine-hole course, covering two acres, while enjoying stunning views of the Needles and superb coastal views across the Solent.
Cowes has an abundance of restaurants, bars and interesting shops. There's a couple of small supermarkets in the town and if you need a relaxing treat there's a small spa close by.Cowes has narrow streets and as well as many shops selling the latest sailing gear there are a number of local craft shops where you can usually find that unique present for the man or woman who has everything!There are some lovely walks within close proximity. From Regatta Cottage you can follow the circular walk along the river path to Newport and back. There are a number of guide books at the house providing details of this and other walks on the Island.There are many restaurants offering a variety of fare including Indian, Thai, the local catch of the day and good old fashioned fish and chips.There is an abundance of pubs in Cowes. Allegedly, there are more pubs per square mile than in any other town in the UK! Many of the pubs do food and The Anchor often has live bands playing during the summer months.Cowes is a splendid base for many of the Island's attractions, including walking, cycling, golf and cultural trips around some of the historic buildings.
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 1 km
- Child friendly
- Car not necessary
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- Cot available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- 2 Double Beds, 4 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
- 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room
- Wi-Fi available
- Private garden
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- High chair available
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 27 Aug 2016
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This House has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 Nov 2008. Located in Cowes, it has 21 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £750 to £2700.
The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 27 Aug 2016.
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– based on 21 reviews
- Very Good
“Well equipped clean Family holiday home”
Firstly, Amanda, the owner, made the initial enquiry and booking VERY easy. She's a genuine person!! The house is clean, very well equipped and spacious. Almost too much room for the five of us. The welcome pack is a nice touch. Nice compact but well thought out rear garden. The area was quiet and only a short walk from town. The only negative is the `on street parking'. All in all though it was a great base and only 25 mins from the Wightlink ferry.
Thank you for your lovely review. So pleased that you enjoyed the house and garden. If you do decide to make a return visit to Regatta Cottage you may want to consider the Red Funnel ferry from Southampton to East Cowes. This ferry is much closer, you hop on the Chain Ferry from East Cowes to West Cowes and the house is then only 2 minutes away in the car. Although we do not have a dedicated parking space outside the house at Regatta Cottage there is plenty of free on street parking available not far from the house.
“Beautiful house with lovely garden”
Regatta Cottage is a lovely rental, equipped to a very high standard and clearly recently refurbished. The welcome basket was a lovely surprise and made our lives much easier particularly as we were only there for a weekend. Key pick up and return is at a local pub (in West Cowes centre near the hi speed ferry) and was nice and easy. Is about 5-10mins walk from the property. There are several keys which is useful for large groups. The garden looked lovely but we didn't really get a chance to use it, mores the pity.
Thank you for your review, glad you liked your welcome basket. Amanda
“Lovely Cottage & Location.”
Great few days at Regatta Cottage, it was spotless and very well equipped,bedrooms good sizes,big kitchen & lounge.Short walk to Town&Restaurants. Dealing with Amanda was excellent,we would go again.
Thank you very much for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back. Amanda
“Perfect Holiday Rental”
From the first contact with Amanda I knew this place was going to be great. Amanda was very prompt and helpful in answering emails and throughout the booking process. The cottage itself is amazing. A huge kitchen, lovely backyard and very comfy beds! Everything you could think of is catered for including kitchen equipment, dvd's, and sensor lights on the landing! I highly recommend this Cottage for it's great location to West Cowes centre and homely feel. There is already talk of going back next year we had such a great stay.
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Regatta Cottage and delighted that you are considering returning next year. What a fabulous endorsement! Thank you again for taking the time to write a review for us.
“Great property in Cowes”
Just had a great week in this cottage visiting extended family. House was spotless and had a lovely garden to relax in. The house was also well stocked with books, DVD's and board games. Location was great and a short walk to shops and very easy to get to the chain ferry over to East Cowes. Would recommend to anybody coming to the island and cannot recommend highly enough.
Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is great to know that you enjoyed the house and all it has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back again.
“A real home from home”
One of the most comfortable holiday rentals we have had. Great for those who prefer eating in - a very well equipped kitchen. All the beds were very comfortable and the bedding and linen spotlessly clean. The garden was lovely and would be a great place to spend time in the warmer weather. The property is only a short walk from the town centre which has some lovely coffee shops/bars. It was also only around a 30 minute drive to most other parts of the island. A very enjoyable holiday.
Many thanks for your lovely review. We are really delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
“Lovely house in a great location”
I spent a week at Regatta Cottage with husband, 3 year old son and mother-in-law, with my sister-in-law and her kids joining us for a couple of days. Regatta Cottage was a perfect base for a week exploring Isle of Wight. IoW is so small that nowhere is more than 40 minutes drive away but the house is also in a great location for the chain bridge and the East Cowes port and for a walk into Cowes, which is a lovely town. Regatta Cottage is beautifully decorated and fitted out with everything we could need. We were all very comfortable and sorry to leave at the end of the week. The welcome basket was a nice touch and the information folders were very useful. Highly recommended.
Many thanks for your comments, we are really pleased that Regatta Cottage was a perfect base for your holiday in Cowes. Amanda
“Wonderful holiday home for groups and families!!”
After spending hours trawling through the internet looking at the options for holiday homes available in the IOW, I would say that this property is amongst the best you will find for the price. The overall presentation of the house is to a very high standard, as I am sure you will be able to see from the pictures on the excellent website. The kitchen has everything you could possbily need and the furnishings and furniture throught the house are all quite new and a very good quality. The exception is the mattresses on the bunk bed, which are okay for kids upto say 8-10, but perhaps too basic for older children/adults. The property is well situated for local amenities. There is a convenience store over the road which is open til 9:30 pm most days and the centre of Cowes is approx a 5 minute walk away where you will find two small "express" size supermarkets and a varierty of places to eat/drink and a reasonable range of shops. I believe that the owner uses the property herself from time-to-time so a lot of thought has gone into how the house looks and what is available to you (there is a good range of DVDs,CDs, books and board games, a nice touch!) The owner seems a lovely person and was very pleasant and professional in all my dealings with her. She was very keen to make sure we enjoyed our stay and when we collected the keys we were delighted to be presented with a large box of foodstuffs like milk, tea, biscuits and bread. Again, a nice touch!! I would say that I would be happy to actually live in this house as my own in its present level of presentation. Lovely. The only two (small) negatives would be due to the type of property it is. The property is a victorian terrace house, and although the property is very spacious throughout with good sized rooms (it comfortably accomodated our family of five) the property cannot offer off-road parking. The road itself is narrow so off-road parking is only permitted on one side of the road leading to too many cars and not enough spaces. Where you park is hit and miss and on a few occasions we had to park the car in another street. The second negative is the garden. There is a nice area where you can sit for evening meals, but again becasue it is a victorian terrace you feel a bit boxed in, and with neighbours on each side there is not much privacy either. Overall I and my family enjoyed our stay at Regatta Cottage and would definately stay in the property again. For those people who like scores out of ten I would give the property and holiday home experience 8/10. It would have been a nine if not for the minor problems with parking and the slightly disappointing garden. I would sum up by saying "book with confidence".
Thank you so much for your excellent and detailed review I am sure that potential guests will find this extremely useful. Thank you for mentioning the problem with the bunk bed. The bunk bed and mattresses have been replaced. The new frame is made of sturdy wooden and the new matteresses are very comfy for both children or adults. We do hope you will choose to return to Regatta Cottage. Amanda
“A lovely place to come home...”
We had a great time at Regatta Cottage, everything was well organised, clean, tidy and welcoming - just as described in the write up and really well located. The owners were friendly, efficient, helpful in all the arrangements and even the local shop owner made us feel right at home helping us with the welcome pack in the rain! Despite the weather we even managed a little time in the sun in the garden (great for al fresco breakfasts). All in all it was a lovely, cosy place to relax in of an evening or come home to after rather wet, hair-raising experiences in faulty RIB's!! A definite godsend of comfort and cosiness! Thanks for helping make my friend's hen weekend so good, we would definitely return.
Thank you for your lovely and very detailed review. We look forward to welcoming you back. Amanda
“Spotless and spacious property in a perfect location.”
We had a wonderful holiday at Regatta Cottage. The property owner was extremely helpful throughout the booking process and during our stay. The house is beautifully decorated, very well equipped and spotlessly clean. You couldnt ask for more. It is well located for Cowes and the rest of the Island. I can't find fault with Regatta Cottage, which isn't like me at all! I highly recommend this property.
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Regatta Cottage.
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