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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

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Tim Thompson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

Amenities

Cowes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
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
  • 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

'The Blue House', a stunning cottage with grounds down to the beach.
average rating of 4.891892 based on 37 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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Great place to stay on the island.

  • 4 of 5

Great house, great location.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

A lovely property in a great position with stunning views across the solent.

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 7 including 2 teenagers. The cottage was well appointed, spacious and clean. The location was ideal and easy to find. We loved the décor and the position with its great views and proximity to the beach. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Another Fantastic Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Great location, superb house very well equipped. Access to the beach from a path in the garden which we used the & our dog loved it. Will stay again.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Excellent place to stay would strongly recommend to anyone visiting the Isle of Wight

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house and grounds, spacious, with a beautiful view of the sea.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Wonderful comfortable exciting house

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival we were greeted with exciting far reaching views out to sea and of the house and gardens. So much for the kids to explore and so beautifully kept. The house was clean warm and very well equipped. Books dvds and a garden for the kids. A lovely shop just up the road for supply's. The beach walk is an adventure and quite tricky underfoot but kids and adventurous adults will love it. Thank you for letting us stay in this wonderful house we loved everything about it.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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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
$3,795
 
 
Xmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 29 2017
6 night minimum stay
$582
 
 
Winter 2018 off peak
Jan 12 2018 - Feb 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
$511
$2,561
 
 
February half term 2018
Feb 9 2018 - Feb 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$511
$2,911
 
 
Spring 2018 Off Peak 2
Feb 16 2018 - Mar 27 2018
2 night minimum stay
$511
$2,749
 
 
Easter 2018
Mar 28 2018 - Apr 18 2018
6 night minimum stay
$511
$3,447
 
 
Summer Off peak
Apr 19 2018 - May 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
$543
$2,911
 
 
First May bank Holiday 2018
May 4 2018 - May 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
$582
$2,911
 
 
Summer Off peak 2
May 11 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
$543
$3,234
 
 
Summer Half Term
May 25 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$555
$3,557
 
 
Summer Off Peak 3
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$543
$3,428
 
 
Summer Peak 2018
Jun 29 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,172
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
$453
From
$543
Fri,Sat
$2,561
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $388.09

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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