Seaside cottage,Hill Head, Hampshire, England - Ideally located for Southampton, Historic Portsmouth, The Hamble and The New Forest
- english, french
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
This cottage was warm, extremely comfortable and was in a great location. I would deffo recommend a stay here.
The cottage was even better than the positive reviews said - the quaintness that so many people referred to was so much better in real life. The kitchen was amazingly well equipped and we wanted for absolutely nothing (except maybe a coffee table in the lounge for our glasses/cups/phones). The cottage was spotlessly clean and we all said we would love to return for another break and how super it must be in summer (we were there in early January and the heating kept the cottage at a pleasant temperature.) Being close to Portsmouth we were able to do an easy day trip to the Isle of Wight. An easy stroll down the road from the cottage was the delightful Breezes Cafe where we had a delicious cream tea.
This accommodation definitely deserves 5 * and Mel made the arrangements very easy for us.
Charming house with beautiful views
We had a lovely stay. We loved the quirky sea side theme of the decor. It was very comfortable with everything we needed. The view is breathtaking and we loved watching it at different times of the day. The owners were very helpful and accommodating. We would definitely be looking to return in the future.
Excellent location would stay there again.
If you want a sea view with direct access to the beach this is for you charming place.
Really great place to stay with stunning views and all the comforts of home
The cottage was excellent with everything you need for a great break. We really enjoyed our mini break and thanks to Mel for all her help in the last minute arrangements. Would definitely recommend to friends
Thank you Alan for leaving the cottage clean and tidy, it was very much appreciated, let’s hope we can welcome you , your wife and lovely dog again, thanks Mel
This was my second visit to Cowes View and it was just like coming home. All the little quirky touches are really to my taste, and there is something interesting to look at in every room – even the shower room! I’ve never stayed anywhere that’s felt so personal and individual – obviously lots of people stay at the cottage but somehow it feels as if it’s your own little getaway.
I live in London, which is great, but it is noisy and busy and at times stressful so being able to ‘escape to the seaside’ is wonderful. The amazing view is both uplifting and calming at the same time, while just up the road there’s a lovely pub and a very good café/shop which are usually bustling so you don’t ever feel that you’re too isolated – important for me as I stayed there on my own.
The weather was amazing, the beach is beautiful, and my dog and I swam in the sea every day. Then it’s just a short walk back to the cottage to get dry, have a cold beer, and sit in the garden to watch the kite surfers and the sea and the sky and the world go by. Bliss!
Ali, lovely to welcome you back to the sunny south, looking forwad to welcoming you back to Cowes View sister cottage Solent Sea View in September.
Special interest holidays:
Green Tourism, spend a week at Cowes View and leave the car behind, there is a week of suggested activities using public transport, there is plenty to full the week without using the car, including various activites from shopping at GunWharf Quays to walking along the river Meon.
The cottage has direct access to the beach via some steps and a shingle path, the beach is shingle at high tide, low tide it is sandy. There are coastal walks,the Solent Way, which is varied from man made paths to beach to cliffs. Wind and kite surfing is 5 minutes away eastwards along the beach and sailing courses available on the river Hamble 7 miles away. The local pub is several minutes walk along the beach serving good family pub food.
Hill Head is 70 miles from London, Southampton airport is 12 miles, Portsmouth french ferry port is 10 miles, Fareham train station is 5 miles, Portsmouth Harbour train station is 6 miles if you take the Gosport passenger ferry. Winchester is 15 miles. A car is not essential as the local bus service is close by.
There is a wealth of waterbased activities all year round, kite and wind surfing, including instruction, sailing courses on the River Hamble and at Haslar Marina, rib excursions from Gunwharf quays, Portsmouth. There is a foot passenger ferry that runs between Gosport and Portsmouth where you can catch the ferry to the Isle of Wight, visit the Spinnikar Tower, HMS Victory, the Mary Rose, HMS Warrior,and there are many other maritime and cultural places of interest in Southampton and Portsmouth.
Stubbington is 2 miles, supermarkets, banks, Post Office Doctors, restaurants, bakery, butchers, library. Fareham is 5 miles, larger shopping with cinema and theatre, leisure centre.
Portsmouth Gunwharf Quays outlet shopping with cinemas and lots of waterside restaurants, 6 miles. Breezes, a new deli bistro has opened,a few minutes walk.