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Luxury Mews House in Tranquil Courtyard. Central Ryde. Close to Beach.

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


About the property

Bespoke four-poster bed, stylish decor throughout, close to the beach

The Auction House,located in the heart of Ryde, is part of a stylish conversion of Ryde's Victorian sale rooms. It has been equipped and furnished in a careful blend of contemporary and traditional boutique-hotel style to provide a relaxing and comfortable base for your holiday. The whole house is flooded with light throughout the day.

Downstairs the sitting room is furnished with Laura Ashley sofas and French windows open out onto the courtyard - perfect for bringing the outside in or sitting out with a glass of wine or morning coffee. The stylish kitchen/dining area incorporates a peninsular bar so the cook doesn't miss out on any action! There is also a downstairs cloakroom.

Upstairs there is a beautiful mahogany, hand-carved four-poster bed in the main bedroom with stunning sunburst canopy. The twin bedroom is fresh and sunny. Both bedrooms have crisp bedlinen and proper pillows. There is a contemporary bathroom ( large bath with shower over).

Outside there are two patio areas (one private area to the side of he house) furnished with mature hydrangeas, palms and shrubs. Seating for 4 is provided. Car parking for one is available in the courtyard adjacent to the house. Additional paid car parking is available adjacent to the courtyard.

Ryde is an elegant seaside town in East Wight with many Victorian and Georgian buildings, including a restored pier, and easy access to the rest of the Island. There are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants. There are 6 miles of wonderful, sandy beaches together with a marina and children's play parks. The seafront is a gentle 5 minute stroll away.

More Details

Christine Fisher and Terry Gladwin
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Christine Fisher and Terry Gladwin

Terry is an architect and Christine works with children from deprived backgrounds. We live near Stratford -about as land locked as you can get!

utiful and unspoilt county and the Welsh Marches have stunning scenery, great food and lovely gardens.

Titley is a really special village with the nature reserve and walks on the Mortimer trail. The nature reserve and lake is tucked away behind the barn and is such a magical place - we have never seen anyone else there when we have visited so it's like having our own private reserve with unploughed meadows and rich birdlife and wild flowers

Christine Fisher and Terry Gladwin purchased this house in 2011

Why Christine Fisher and Terry Gladwin chose Isle of Wight

We have been visiting the Isle of Wight for several years for short breaks having really enjoyed the varied landscape and gentler pace of life. We find Island breaks a good stress-buster!

Ryde is a great base for all year round breaks. It is so convenient to access from the ferries (5-15 minutes) which is helpful if you have had a bit of a trek to get to the Island.

Ryde has plenty of facilities, wonderful beaches and everything you need for a relaxing break whether you want to eat out or cook at home.

What makes this house unique

We love the fact the house is near the centre of town and yet is so tranquil - just a few seagulls to wake up to in the morning and the beach just a stone's throw away from the house. The four-poster bed makes us feel spoilt - a little luxury is essential on holiday, isn't it?

We have furnished The Auction House to the standard of our own home rather than as a holiday let. We hope our guests will appreciate the extra touches we have put into the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you so much for the privilege of staying in your beautiful holiday home. It is so convenient for beaches, restaurants and shops."

"We've just returned from a lovely week on the Island. The house was perfect!"

"Everything was absolutely lovely at the Auction House. The property and fittings are brilliant. We hope to be back."

"Attractive and well-furnished house which lived up to the website description. We will definitely be back."
Jun 2011
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Ryde House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet , This is a downstairs cloakroom
  • As this is a new conversion there is a lovely contemporary bathroom situated on the first-floor - perfect for leisurely bathing. Large bath with great shower over, wc, shaver point, medicine cabinet. There is a downstairs cloakroom with wc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The main bedroom has a stunning mahogany, four-poster, hand-carved bed with sunburst canopy. Ideal for lazy mornings or relaxing at the end of the day. The second,twin bedroom is another light, sunny room also with crisp white bedlinen and proper pillows.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Please note this is a no smoking property although smokers are welcome to smoke on the patios. We hope you will understand that ball games are not permitted in the courtyard out of respect for our neighbours. We regret we do not accept pets. Outside: There are two patio areas, one overlooking the communal courtyard and another more secluded area to the side of the house. Both are decorated with sun-loving plants such as olives and palms which thrive in the Island's sunny climate. Patio table, chairs and umbrella provided. The patios are the perfect spot for dining al fresco or a glass of wine at the end of the day. Between them they receive sun from breakfast through to dinner. There is parking for one car in the courtyard. Additional on-street parking and long-term car park available opposite the entrance. Short-stay car park 100m. Storage for bikes is available in outbuildings. Barbecue provided. Utility Room: Washer/dryer located in the kitchen. Ironing equipment provided. Please note outside drying is not permitted in order to preserve the ambiance in the courtyard. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included. (Please bring your own beach towels). Travel cot and high chair available. Housekeeping service weekly, prior to guests' arrival.


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Luxury Mews House in Tranquil Courtyard. Central Ryde. Close to Beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Very comfortable stay with everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant week staying at The Auction House. The location is perfect as it's a short walk to the town and beach and it is easy to access other parts of the island. The decor and facilities are very good: everything we needed in the kitchen and a good power shower. It was clean and tidy with enough space for our things. We would certainly stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Always a great stay

  • 5 of 5

We've been coming to the Auction House now for 5 years. We love its peace and quiet and the easy access to shops, restaurants etc. Our kids have effectively grown up there each summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Lovely stay in a home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely Stay in a home away from home! Everything you need is there and a very short walk into an array of shops and restaurants and the beach! Easy to get around the island with lots of places to go and see and other beaches too! Great stay on the IOW! Thanks! Xx

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review, Paul. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and found The Auction House such a great location.
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Lovely Property, well equipped with everything you could possibly need.

  • 5 of 5

The property is in a little courtyard central to Ryde. We walked everywhere. The attention to detail by the property owner was first class with good local advice. Superb.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Colin. They are much appreciated.
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Lovely accommodation and great location

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and comfortable, will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to welcoming you back, Sharon. Thank you for your lovely review.
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Great location very clean

  • 5 of 5

Lonely place to stay, clean and tidy, and the owners could not be more helpful. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Owner's Response: Thanks you for your comments Phil. We hope to welcome you back for a future visit.
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
150 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Car: not necessary


Ryde is renowned for its miles of golden, sandy beaches. The nearest beach is barely a 5 minute stroll from the house. It provides a great vantage point for watching the cruise ships and sailing boats in the Solent. We love to go paddling there at sunset! Ryde Pier, the longest in the country, has just been restored to its former glory. Our other favourite is Appley's golden beach, lined with trees and beach-huts, where you can watch the kite-surfers. There is also a busy marina.


Southampton is the nearest airport on the mainland. The ferry from East Cowes (5 miles) connects with Southampton.

A car is not essential as the Portsmouth catamaran and hovercraft connect with Ryde Pier. It is a five minute walk to the house/two minute taxi ride. The island railway connects Ryde to the coastal resorts of Shanklin and Sandown. Buses are frequent to the capital Newport with ongoing connections to other parts of the island.


Newport - 8 miles. Sandown - 4 miles. Shanklin-6 miles. Ventnor - 10 miles.

Cowes - 5 miles (by chain ferry). Osborne House, Queen Victoria's holiday residence - 6 miles. Carisbrooke Castle - 9 miles.

Further Details:

We love:- Havenstreet Steam Railway - 3 miles - travel the island by steam train hopping on and off at villages along the way; the privately owned Ryde cinema - tickets an unbelievable £2.50 - great if the weather is not so good;

walking the coastal path to the quaint village of Seaview - 2 miles - a stop at the trendy Boathouse Pub is recommended; going for cruises on the Solent to visit the historic boatyard at Portsmouth or to Southampton to see the cruise ships; just strolling around Ryde, admiring the lovely architecture and popping in favourite coffee shops. Ice rink, lawn bowling and bowling alley, waterside pool on the Esplanade - 300m.

There is a large Co-Op around the corner and a Tesco Extra on the outskirts of town. Don't miss the Saturday Farmers' Market for artisan breads, freshly-caught crab and lobster and organic produce from the Island. Ryde has plenty of chic shops, cafes and restaurants.

For more information about Ryde visit


Rates & Availability

Ryde House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Summer
Jul 28 2017 - Aug 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Aug 31 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Summer
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Summer
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Autumn
Sep 11 2017 - Sep 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Oct 2 2017 - Oct 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn Half Term
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jan 5 2018 - Feb 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
Feb. Half-Term
Feb 10 2018 - Feb 23 2018
4 night minimum stay
Late Winter
Feb 24 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mar 30 2018 - Apr 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2018 - Apr 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer Half-Term
May 25 2018 - Jun 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Jul 2 2018 - Jul 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Summer
Jul 20 2018 - Sep 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $193.1

Booking Notes: please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss any special requirements or if you have any queries - we are happy to try to help. tel.07565 563879

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday during the summer months Arrival 3.00pm, departure 10.00am unless by prior arrangement. We are happy to provide flexibility with arrivals and departures Oct.-May. Short breaks available (minimum 3 nights) Oct.-May outside school holidays.
Discounts are available for extended stays over two weeks Oct.- March.
Ferry discounts are often available on request throughout the year.

Our property is non-smoking but guests are welcome to smoke outside.
We regret we are unable to accept pets.
Access - there is a ramp to the front door and a downstairs cloakroom.

Cancellation Policy - our policy is send with our Ts and Cs and is less strict than the website ( which limits our choices) indicates.

Terms and conditions - we will forward this with our booking form

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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