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Exceptional 4* Townhouse in central Cowes sleeping 10 people

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Sleeps 10, 3x shower/bath/WC, 200m to High Street and marinas

The Yachtsman offers high quality self-catering accommodation in the heart of nautical Cowes, close to all facilities in this vibrant seaside town.

The property is ideal for sailors, walkers and cyclists, being ideally situated close to the marinas, footpaths and cycle paths. There is a drying room with sink for coping with wet and/or dirty clothes and boots, and ample undercover storage.

Cowes is also a well placed town from which families can explore the whole Island, or spend time at the pebble beach at Cowes seafront on the picturesque Solent.

The Yachtsman provides spacious accommodation for 8-10 guests, in 4 Bedrooms on the 1st and 2nd floors, comprising a Master Double Bedroom with ensuite Shower/WC, a Bunk Room, two Twin Bedrooms which can be adapted to accommodate 3 single beds, a Bathroom with shower over, and a separate Shower/WC. Please note that for guests staying at The Yachtsman after January 2017, the two Twin Bedrooms will be adapted so that there is one Twin Bedroom (adaptable to 3 single beds) and one further double bedroom (king size bed), with the option of an additional single bed for close friends or children.

On the ground floor there is a Sitting Room which provides a quiet haven from the outside hustle and bustle. The cosy Snug attached to the Kitchen/Breakfast area allows guests to relax in comfortable surroundings while being in touch with the activity in the Kitchen.

Outside there is a south facing garden with a large split level deck, enjoying an enviable mix of sun and shade from sunrise to sunset, with patio furniture, and a BBQ.

The Outhouse has a fridge, sink, and a long hanging rail with electric heater under for drying clothes. The adjoining 2nd World War Air Raid Shelter provides a secure indoor storage area.

The Yachtsman has been awarded 4* by Visit England, the National Tourist Board for England. "Centrally located within the nautical town of Cowes and a short walk away from all the local amenities and attractions making this an ideal base as this multi-generational accommodation can ably cater for a wide range of market sectors".

More Details

Jill Stevenson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stunning house, lush rooms, all great. Thanks for a fabulous home away from home. Looking forward to the Festival.
Jun 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Exceptional 4* Townhouse in central Cowes sleeping 10 people
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

A wonderful family break at the Yachtsman

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay over the post Christmas and New Year period. The house was perfect for the 10 of us. It was immaculate and lovingly presented with all of the extras you could hope for. Lots of social space and good sized bedrooms. Cowes was a stones throw away and offered some great pubs and restaurants. The owner was helpful from start to finish and I would certainly recommend the house to other people interested in staying in and around Cowes.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house. We want to go back.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house. Very clean, new carpets and freshly decorated. Had everything you could need. The location in Cowes was great, quick walk to town for shops and pubs. It can be difficult to find parking on the road (and none of us were used to parallel parking!) but there is a car park nearby. My teenagers were impressed by the amount of TV's and the good wifi. I wouldn't recommend the house for people it for people with mobility issues because the stairs are steep and all the toilets are on the first floor but apart from that it is absolutely perfect.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A very well appointed, beautifully decorated and comfortable house. A real 'home from home'.

  • 5 of 5

We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Yachtsman. We loved the house and it was a pleasure to come back to at the end of a busy day. The accommodation was ideal for our needs. The location of The Yachtsman is excellent. We were able to park easily in York Street. This was important as we had four small children, a pushchair etc. The house is a short, easy walk into the town centre with all its amenities and delightful sea front, great for an evening out without having to drive. We thought Cowes a good base for exploring the rest of the island. Everything was within easy driving distance. We discovered some wonderful beaches, great National Trust and other historical buildings and gardens and lots for the children to do. There is something for everyone on the Isle of Wight. We would have no hesitation in recommending The Yachtsman and will definitely be visiting The Isle of Wight again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Keith and family have summed up the Isle of Wight and why it is a perfect holiday destination for people of all ages and with all types of interest. Cowes is friendly and accessible with its predominately pedestrianised High Street, and if you stay at The Yachtsman everything in town from shops, restaurants, pubs, marinas, bus stops, cycle routes, ferry terminals, are all just a short walk away.
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Fabulous house!

  • 5 of 5

The property decor is fantastic and it has everything u could possibly want or need in it. It is an ideal location for exploring the island.

We will definitely be returning for another visit!

Thank you Jill 😊

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great stay, location, and would not hesitate to stay here again! =)

  • 5 of 5

Property was in a good clean condition, and all instructions from the housekeeper/owner was clear and well communicated.

The Yachtsman is in a great location, with local amenities and close to the ferry dock (via Southampton)

Would highly recommend and would not think twice about staying again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Welcoming, pristine. Excellent decor and equipment. All rooms well furnished and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The Yachtsman is in a prime location in Cowes . Very good restaurants only 10 minutes walk away, as is a local supermarket. Everything provided for a relaxing break.

The property is light and airy, well furnished and welcoming. Our party consisted of adults and children from ages 12 to eighteen months and all enjoyed their stay very much.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Kilometres
Cowes High Street
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
East & West Cowes
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Cowes Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Southampton Central
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Kilometres
Cowes High Street
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Situated just off England's South coast and less than 2 hours from London, the UK's Holiday Island and Dinosaur Capital of Great Britain, the Isle of Wight is the perfect destination at any time of year.

Visit the Isle of Wight website for full information on what's on offer:


Rates & Availability

Cowes House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter/Early Spring 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring/Early Summer 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Cowes Week 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017 & New Year 2018
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $312

Bed linen, bath & hand towels are included. For a stay of more than 7 nights, bed linen and towels are changed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Cowes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 4'6" oak framed sleigh bed with ensuite shower/wc
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , Spacious twin room with a "trundle" bed for extra guests
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , Spacious twin room with a "trundle" bed for extra guests
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 3'6" Pine bunk beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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