Gurnard holiday chalet rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and walking and rural retreat

Beachside Chalet

from £43 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 4.5/5

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Chalet / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2 Home 2040282

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Chalet / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Beachside Chalet No1 is approached from a residential road, offering a safe and peaceful environment. The quiet village of Gurnard sits west along the coast from the bustling internationally renown yachting town of Cowes.

HISTORY - The chalet is one of a row built in the 1930s on the waterfront for holiday use. They have been slowly modernised over the decades with some still very much as they were when originally built giving the area a feel reminiscent of times gone by. The charm of this unique little area of the Island owes a lot to the planning restrictions keeping redevelopment of these chalets to a strict character code of single storey, pastel coloured shiplap cladding, pitched roofs, porches and low picket fencing. The Marsh is clearly defined at one end by a delightful little bridge over a water inlet, The Luck, home to a cluster of small fishing boats. At the other end stands a gentle hill leading up to the village pub and shop.

During WW2, A Sergeant was accommodated in Chalet 1, and the other chalets accommodated the wrens who operated the anti aircraft search lights. After the war, these chalets were used as holiday accommodation. Over the decades, most of the chalets on the other side of the road have been rebuilt, but most on the sea side are still original, but updated with modern conveniences, giving the area a feel reminiscent of times gone by.

OUR CHALET fronts onto a large lawned area with direct access to the beach. The lack of fencing between the chalets allows for an open an friendly feel, though Chalet No1 has its own picket fenced garden from which to enjoy the sea views more privately. We have recently removed the front fence panel (in the photos) in order to improve the view.

The quiet beach in front of the property changes with every high tide; mostly shingle with patches of sand and groynes of natural rock. The yachting activity in the Solent ensures a constant changing scenery. Varied and glorious sun sets over the water will take your breath away. You will never bore of watching this particular part of the world go by.

The chalet renovations have been designed to make most use out of all the space. The one room accommodates living, dining, kitchen galley and a cosy nook for the standard double bed. A wet room with toilet, shower, basin and electric towel rail is off this main room. Clever storage solutions throughout allow the area to feel clutter free.

The emphasis for a holiday in this chalet is to 'get away from it all'. With this in mind, there is no television or high fi system. If you wish to be entertained, bring your laptop to connect to our wi-fi free of charge, and your own radio or iPod dock for your iPod.

There is off road parking and bicycle storage is available on request. The bus service is only twice a day, with the nearest bus stop servicing 4 buses an hour to Newport and Cowes, about 15 mins walk. Walking into Cowes takes about 40 mins. Walking to the village shop and pub takes about 8 mins. There is a cafe/restaurant on the coast within 5 mins walk west, another within 10 mins walk east. Depending on your mobility, you may find bringing a car to the Island useful.

HEATING - there is a log effect electric fan for instant heat, and an electric oil radiator for more permanent background heat.

ELECTRIC - This is charged at cost: the meter is read before your booking and then again afterwards. The current electric unit charge, for a key meter from our supplier British Gas, is 26 pence per day for the standing charge, then 13.55 pence per unit of electricity used. As a guide, our winter guests using the heater use approx £2.50 per day including the standing charge; our summer guests a lot less. A separate £25 electric deposit is requested at the time of booking; you will be returned the balance not used, within 14 days of the end of your booking.

MOBILITY - The chalet is on one level, but due to the limited space inside, it is probably unsuitable for wheelchair users.

CHILDREN - The chalet is really only suitable for a maximum of 2 people. If you have a baby, you could bring your own travel cot, but this would take up most of the floor space.

DAMAGE DEPOSIT - A £150.00 damage deposit is requested, and will need to be paid for at the time of booking. It is returned within 14 days of the end of your booking via bacs.

DOGS - Dogs are welcome, but must be kept off all furniture for health and hygiene reasons. If you like your dog to sleep with you in your bed, this is not the property for you.

SMOKING - No smoking inside the chalet.

LANDLORDS - Nigel and Kuki live next door, so are available if you need anything during your visit.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, Sea view
General Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

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3 Jun 2015


"Beautiful views, lovely central accommodation"

My daughter stayed here & recommended it. The chalet was ideal for 2 of us and we were able to take our dog. This was great & the small lawn was fenced in so he was able to spend most of the time outside(his choice!) chalet was clean & comfortable. Wifi included although we didn't use this much. I would definitely recommend this to couples/ singles. The area was pleasant & lovely views from the chalet & only a few yards from the sea- useful for quick walks with the dog! Central for sight seeing. Nearby nice bar/ restaurant but this was very pricey so we didn't eat there- drinks were pricey too. Would definitely go again.

20 Feb 2015


"Simplicity itself; a perfect retreat from the city!"

We enjoyed a fantastic couple of nights here, which was arranged very efficiently at the very last minute. All communication with the owner was clear and helpful. Overall, the chalet was exactly as advertised and was clean and well-maintained. Albeit a tad chilly on arrival, we soon warmed up with the heaters provided, and the small kitchen area was adequately equipped for self-catering. Overall, we enjoyed a very relaxed couple of days. We will definitely consider a return trip.

19 Feb 2015


"Would definitely stay for longer!"

A very cosy chalet, it had everything we needed. Cooking facilities were brilliant and had some lovely evenings. We only stayed for 3 nights but would happily stay for longer and return for a summer holiday.

27 Nov 2014


"Superb and exquisite little gem, highly recommended"

We stayed in Beachside for two magical days. It may have rained constantly but the cabin was so perfectly equipped we were happy to stay inside and cook in the very well equipped kitchen, read books, snuggle in the fantastic and cosy cabin bed, and enjoy the peace and quiet of this magical little retreat just yards from the waters edge. The place was spotlessly clean and equipped with lovely towels and lots of homely touches. The use of space is brilliant and we could have stayed for a week and had room for everything. We enhanced with a few tea lights and it was the most romantic weekend possible. Thanks for everything, Kuki. Jane, Senior Feature Writer, Daily Express

4 Nov 2014


"Small but perfect as a base"

We had a wonderful weekend on the Isle of Wight and this served as a perfect base. The view from the from of the hut is beautiful and as long as you are aware in advance that it is small you will enjoy your stay

12 Oct 2014



Very cute little chalet in very peaceful location, they wasn't lieing about bringing a torch if you arrive at night!! Only negative is that the neighbours appear to live in the huts next door - think it would have a different feel to it if they were all let to holiday makers. This chalet is by far the most glamorous out of the row. Deposit returned quickly and efficiently although £200 seems steep.

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