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'The Blue House', a stunning cottage with grounds down to the beach.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

WE WILL REFUND ANY FEES CHARGED TO YOU BY THIS SITE

WE WILL REFUND ANY BOOKING FEE CHARGED BY THIS SITE!

The Blue House, is a pretty 4 bed cottage, in its own private garden of 2 acres. The house has been completely refurbished. It has fabulous sea views over the Western Solent with a woodland walk down to the beach. It has been featured in Coast magazine.

Located in the village of Gurnard on the Isle of Wight 'The Blue House' has four bedrooms overlooking the garden, a large contemporary living area with vaulted ceiling with a glass and Oak gable looking directly over the sea, and a wrap around deck with fabulous views over to the New Forest and the famous sunset.

The bedrooms all feature luxurious beds with cotton sheets and all natural feather and goose down duvets and pillows, the master bedroom has a large en suite bathroom and glass doors that open on to the deck and the romantic sea view.

The 'big' room has a spacious kitchen and large sitting room with a log fire.

The house is completely private and totally secluded, yet within walking distance of a great pub and shops. Single level makes it ideal for people with limited mobility as well.

* based on max 4 people.

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Owner
Tim Thompson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

'The Blue House', a stunning cottage with grounds down to the beach.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews
5

The Blue House is simply......Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Hi Tim,

A hearty thanks from Elaine and myself............ The Blue House proved to be an excellent place to stay. You have done a great job in remodelling the place and I am sure you will enjoy full bookings for many seasons to come.

Best regards,

Peter and Elaine

Sherfield on Loddon.

Hampshire.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to get another nice review! Now the winters here its time to think about those wild cliff top walks, great pub lunches and then coming back to tea and the log fire. Wildlife is still vibrant especially the red squirrels hunting for food. There must be more bridleways and seaside walking/cycling per square mile on the island than anywhere else in Britain.
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Perfect for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Blue House for a family birthday and Christmas, and it was the perfect location for us. The views of the Solent from the living room and bedrooms, the well-appointed kitchen and large table, and the comfortable furnishings made for a relaxed and welcoming stay. Tim was also very helpful in pointing us in the direction of the fabulous Little Gloster restaurant down the hill, where we held our birthday celebrations, and even organised a Christmas tree for us. I cannot fault the house or its location. It is near enough to Cowes or Newport to get any provisions, but with its large secluded gardens, you could be a million miles from the hustle and bustle.

Thank you Tim, we look forward to coming again sometime soon, perhaps to explore the island in the summer.

Many thanks

Marc

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic house; great views

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the house. It has everything you could possibly want. We were relieved when it rained because we could stay in; relax and cook. The kitchen is better equipped than home and the design is perfect for lounging about in plenty of space. I'm sure there's loads to explore on the island but you don't need to! The path down to the beach from the garden looks after any restless people or dogs. Just brilliant.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous cottage with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We have had the most wonderful week at this amazing cottage! This was the perfect location for two families with four small children between us (aged 2-5 years). The garden is large and felt secure for the kids to run around in (once we explained they couldn't go down the path to the beach without us), while the grown ups relaxed and enjoyed the wonderful sea view! The trampoline especially was a huge hit! The cottage is well laid out, fully equipped (the dishwasher and washing machine make light work) and feels like a home from home. Great to be within walking distance of one of the isle of wights best restaurants (the little gloster). Thanks so much, we will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm really really thrilled to get this review. Its lovely to know you had such a great time and you and family are more than welcome back any time we would love to see you again. Tim
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5

Perfect Location, gorgeous views, lovely atmosphere.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with a family group ages 85 to 4 years and the house was perfect for everyone. The kids loved the garden, trampoline and the magical woodland path to the beach. The adults loved the house style, decor, layout and location of the house. We walked the the little gloster restaurant and had a fantastic meal, there are also 2 pubs within walking distance. All we needed from a holiday house.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location and Lovely Views

  • 4 of 5

With the Blue House you get space, comfortable beds, an easy access shower, and the house is exactly as described. Our family holiday was part change of scenery for the house-bound and part respite for those who care. It delivered on both counts. The location is quiet but not isolated. Walks from the house were loved by the dog and included the necessary inclines for those eating cream teas. A local shop is a short, easy walk away, with plenty of other shops in Cowes (30 minute walk or 5 minutes by car). The garden is large with great views across the western Solent, which provided lots of changing scenery for those who could not venture far. The binoculars provided in the house were well used - thank you! It was our first visit to the house and we were delighted to find a new large garden table with sturdy chairs. From early morning cups of tea, to dinner as the sun set, it is a great addition to the very, very large decking area. It worked well for those using walking frames, walking sticks, and crutches. Tim offered to put a ramp in place for the two shallow steps in the house (from hall to bedrooms/bathrooms) but we did not need that facility. We were an aged party but I think it would make a great base for an energetic family. I recommend a sense of adventure if heading down to the beach via the steps in the garden. Wish I was 13 again....

We chose to leave on an evening car ferry from Fishbourne, which should take 40 minutes via Newport. Traffic in Newport is heavy at rush hour so we headed down to Cowes and took the chain ferry across to East Cowes. Only costs £2.20 and definitely saved time. Go that way to visit Osborne House or head east across the Island. The Taverners pub in Godshill has great food, easy access, and welcomes dogs/children.

Tim, thank you for your prompt email replies. Definitely a good destination for extended family and the pet dog!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Southampton
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Cowes
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Southampton
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
M27
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: recommended

The village of Gurnard is right next to the famous yachting centre of Cowes. The popular Gurnard Sailing Club is two minutes walk away. Local facilities include; pubs, paper shops and a greengrocer. The island is a great place for visitors especially children with a wealth of activities including: cycling,walking,windsurfing,sailing,tennis and numerous attractions and activity centres.

We can arrange yacht charters, rib rides, fishing trips and even parascending. You name it and the island probably does it.

For walkers there are hundreds of spectacular walks across downland and headland, bridleways criss cross the island.

A short walk down through your private wood takes you to your beach, great for evening swims, bar-b-Q's, fishing or just watching the sun go down with a beer in your hand.

For wildlife enthusiasts the garden is a haven for Red Squirrel, badgers, foxes, woodpeckers and numerous other birds.

Other Activities: Sailing, Kite surfing,

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Rates & Availability

Cowes House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017 peak rate
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$3,617
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
$302
From
$364
Fri,Sat
$2,157
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $370

We require an initial deposit to secure the booking of £300. 55 days prior to your holiday the full amount is due. Your initial £300 rental deposit becomes a security/damages deposit which is then returned to you at the end of your stay, unless in the unlikely event there is some damage.

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Amenities

Cowes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Ensuite - toilet , shower , Very large walk in shower, suitable for wheelchair access
    Family Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • The master bedroom has a sizable en suite bathroom with a heated floor and very large walk in shower. The family bathroom also has a heated floor with a bath and shower. The showers are all Aqualisa mains pressure powered showers with an electronically balanced safety thermostat. There is a seperate, third loo/cloakroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Garden Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 Cottage Room - 2 twin/ single , This can be made up as a double on request
    Bedroom 4 Bunk bed Room - 3 twin/ single , The beds will fit adults but is best suited for children
  • The master bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom and is a large comfortable bedroom with french windows that open up entirely onto the deck and the garden, There is a a fabulous view of the sea. The Garden Bedroom also has french windows which open onto the deck and the garden with another romantic view of the sea. Bedrooms 3 and 4 both have single beds, which can be converted to double beds on request. ALL our beds are new and luxurious, with crisp cotton sheets, all natural feather pillows and duvets.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We welcome well behaved children and dogs, the house is particularly suitable for elderly or infirm people because its all on one floor. If you have a wheel chair please let us know so that we can ensure ramps are situated on any steps. The kitchen is very well equipped with all the tools necessary for the keen chef. The sitting room is beautifully furnished with a big comfy sofa, armchairs and a big telly. Wireless broadband is available throughout the house. The kitchen has french windows out to a terrace that gets the morning sun and the sitting room also has french windows that open out onto the wrap around deck and the fabulous sea views. For watersports enthusiasts we can also provide: Sailing Dinghy's, Kayaks and we will arrange boat charters.

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