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Delightful Period Holiday Home in a Great Location

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 8 nights


About the property

YOU WILL LOVE this 2 bed 1900 cottage in a quiet mews off the high street

Come and stay in this beautifully refurbished period terraced house, moments from the town centre and the sailing marinas. The photo's don't do justice to this lovely house. The comfortable and contemporary property is over 3 floors, completely refurbished with an open plan ground floor, contemporary bathroom with shower and a small, private, decked garden and dedicated parking.

There are 2 bedrooms, the first with a double bed and the second with single bunk beds plus another single bed, therefore sleeping five with comfort. (It is possible to sleep a 6th person, either a baby in the travel cot, or using a comfortable futon mattress which can be provided at an additional charge). The kitchen is well equipped and the bathroom luxurious. An open plan ground floor means you can all be together for meal times and relaxing in the evening. The courtyard garden has a table and chairs and room to barbeque. It is private and gets the sun in the afternoon. WIFI AVAILABLE.

The House: You will love this period terraced house, built in 1900 probably for workers in the boat building trade. It has been beautifully refurbished and is completely contemporary but retains period charm.

The kitchen is new and has washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, gas hob and electric oven. The open plan kitchen/dining/sitting area has a table with chairs for four (plus two stools to seat 6), and a comfortable seating area. We also have a Mothercare travel cot available.

The bathroom is also new, contemporary and a good size with a shower over the bath and heated towel rail.

The ground floor is laminate flooring (we would appreciate shoes being taken off when you come in to preserve the lovely floor!) and it is carpeted on the other two floors.

The house has gas central heating for cosy off season holidays. The garden is small but private and sunny. It has a table and chairs to enable alfresco eating.

THE TOWN - Cowes is a dear little town, full of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. A lot of it is pedestrianised so makes for a pleasant stroll. The sailing marinas are really close and are obviously very busy in the summer. Out of season it is quieter of course but Cowes makes a good base to explore the island, walking, cycling, in the car or bus. There is a pleasant, level walk along the seafront from Cowes to Gurnard which takes just over half an hour. Gurnard is a much smaller sailing centre with a pub, cafe and children's play area. Car and bicycle hire are available in Cowes.

Many of the bars, restaurants, cafes have views over the water.

There are several Italian and Indian restaurants as well as some more traditional English outlets. All the pubs serve good food too. There are two fish and chip shops and several tea rooms.

Places to visit: Rosemary Vineyard (Ryde), Alverstone Walk - Easy access ramble (near Sandown), Brading Roman Villa (Brading), Superbowl (Ryde), Dinosaur Interactive Museum (Sandown), Isle of Wight Zoo (Sandown), Steam Railway (Ryde), Owl and Monkey Haven (Newport), Shared Earth Fair Trade Retailer (New Church).

THE ISLE OF WIGHT: There is so much to do on the Isle of Wight. There are water sports of all sorts all around 60 miles of coastline. Coves, sandy bays, beaches for families, surfers, sailors and sunbathers.

Lots of family activities, including tennis, golf, parascending, walking, fishing, windsurfing and picnicing as well as all the tourist attractions, ie. Blackgang Chine, Robin Hill ,Osborne House, Dinosaur Isle, Botanic Gardens, model village, steam railway. The I W tourist website is crammed with ideas.

For a quiet holiday the walks along the coast and inland are wonderful with bridle paths all over the island. After which you can stop off at a pub or cafe for lunch. Inland there are farms to visit including the now famous garlic farm! There are 6 golf courses, including one in Cowes, plus horse riding, cycling, walking, crabbing and rock pooling for the activist and cafes, pubs, restaurants, for the more sedentary!

The best surfing beaches are Compton Bay, Freshwater, Niton and Shanklin

More Details

Miss susan picano
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Miss susan picano

We are a family that loves the Isle of Wight. We live in London but feel like we have come home when we step off the Red Jet and into lovely Cowes.

My grandchildren love it here.

Miss susan picano purchased this house in 2009

Why Miss susan picano chose Cowes

Cowes has a great buzz but is still restful and easy to be in. Full of great shops, cafes and restaurants but with a small town feel. Cowes has its own vibe, unlike anywhere else on the island. So convenient for travel around the Island, for walking, cycling, bus or car. The house is comfortable, light, contemporary, central, convenient and altogether delightful. What else could we want?

What makes this house unique

We love this period property which still has some old world charm but is completely contemporary and convenient. The house has a black and white theme and is simple and clean. The little garden is private and big enough to sit and have breakfast in, take in some sun in the afternoon or enjoy a barbeque in the evening. Although in a quiet mews, we are (literally) less than a minute from Cowes centre.

Guestbook comments from the owner

came for a sailing break - so enjoyed coming back to the house at the end of the day. thank you, comfortable and easy to stay.
May 2012
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Cowes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We need help with putting out the rubbish on Wednesday evening for collection on Thursday. Details at the house. We prefer no shoes in the house.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • The loft bedroom is on the second floor, with a velux style window, comfortable double bed, chest of drawers and hanging space. It is light and comfortable. It is large enough to take the double futon on the floor if needed. The second bedroom has single bunk beds and an additional single bed. The beds are modern and comfortable. There is a wardrobe and chest of drawers in the second bedroom. Both bedrooms are double room size. Additional guests can sleep on available double futon mattress in one of the bedrooms so you can sleep 6 at a pinch. Families with four children have stayed by using the futon as have small groups The second bedroom is on the first floor next to the bathroom. The bedroom floors are carpeted.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Middleton Terrace is a quiet pedestrianised mews. Cowes centre is one street away with all its shops and facilities. The property is on 3 floors so has 2 flights of stairs. The twin bedroom is next to the bathroom. The property is well arranged for living, relaxing, sleeping and cooking. The sunny garden is small but big enough to eat outside and barbeque. The open plan ground floor means everyone can be together in the evening and whoever is cooking dinner is not on their own! WALKING, CYCLING, GOLF, WATERSPORTS all local. Bike and car hire available in Cowes. The house is lovely to come back to at the end of a day's exploring, sailing, walking, bike riding or golf. There are many local pubs and restaurants and all are great for a visit in the evening and just a stroll away. A new Marks & Spencer food hall is opening in August and is 1 minute away


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Delightful Period Holiday Home in a Great Location
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 31 reviews

great christmas & new year stay

  • 5 of 5

Tucked away in a nice quiet terrace but right next door to the high street with all the pubs and restaurants on your door step. A fabulous cottage that we would recommend to anyone, everything is provided for a great stay. Hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a good time at the house for your Christmas break. A lovely review with which we agree! Thank you
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Very nicely presented compact house in a location that couldn't be any more convenient

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped, handy parking space, good size bedrooms and bathrooms, good shower, quality finish.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good

  • 5 of 5

The property was in a great location. There was everything we needed to have a comfortable stay. I would definitely recommend this to others, as it was so comfortable and convenient.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you liked the house and enjoyed your stay. Do come back again.
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Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Great house in a superb location. Everything we needed was their. We would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent house

  • 5 of 5

Very close to all amenities

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nice quiet location

  • 4 of 5

Was nice and clean in a perfect area. How ever WiFi and heating was not working on arrival but engineer was called out on the day to sort heating and a new WiFi box was ordered. Overall a nice stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so unfortunate for Stacy that there was a problem with both the heating and the wifi in the same week - two problems unknown before! I was able to get a heating engineer straightaway and order a new wifi box so all sorted now. Do come back Stacy so I can make it up to you. I am glad you liked the house and situation
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Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
1 Metres
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Southampton mainland & local train from Ryde
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: recommended

The delightful town of Cowes is, of course, most famous for its sailing events and races; Cowes Week being the most well known. The town has cafes, restaurants, pubs, shops within minutes. 9 hole golf course in Cowes. Sainsbury's and M&S food store moments away. Lovely gift and clothes shops. Walk along the sea front, watch the boats then take the level walk along the sea front to Gurnard for lunch. The town centre is pedestrianised for a pleasant and safe stroll. Try the new artisan bakers where you help yourself to breakfast. Red Jet hi speed passenger service 2 minutes away & the chain link ferry, linking Cowes with the Red Funnel Steamer a short drive. Access to the island can also be made via the ferry from Portsmouth to Fishbourne or Lymington to Yarmouth. Newport, the main town is a 10 minute drive away with buses every 10 minutes. Free WiFi. Local Bicycle & Car hire.

Beaches aplenty and walks for all energy levels then home to this lovely period house.

Golf: There are 8 GOLF COURSES on the Island, including one in Cowes. A lovely opportunity to get away for a few days' golf! As well as the one in Cowes they are located in: East Cowes (in the grounds of Osborne House, beautiful setting), Newport, Ryde, Sandown, Ventnor, Westridge and Freshwater Bay. Some of the golf courses are in parts of outstanding natural beauty.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

£30 reduction for multiple week bookings
£30 supplement payable for each additional person staying (more than 4 people)
£30 supplement for part week bookings (£40 less than 4 nights)
£30 supplement for split week bookings (eg. a full week but not Sat to Sat

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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