About the property
- House1184 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
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. FREE Wifi and Welcome pack are provided.
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.
Christine Fisher and Terry Gladwin
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
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 Ryde
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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A beautiful property. Modern, comfortable, tastefully furnished, spotless and well-equipped.
We felt immediately at home. There were comprehensive instructions for all appliances. Nothing has been forgotten. The box of information about the IoW was most useful. There was even an O.S. map for our use. A lovely touch was the tray of tea, coffee, biscuits and wine on our arrival. The neighbours were also very friendly. The house is convenient for Ryde town centre, where there are several decent restaurants, and the esplanade with bus and railway stations.
Thank you so much for your lovely review, Pamela. It is much appreciated. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Auction House.
Very nice accommodation, great location
The house was lovely, tastefully decorated and well located for the high street and other attractions in Ryde. Very nice to find a fresh pint of milk in the fridge for our tea (also provided) in the morning.
Thank you for your 5 star review, Giles. We are so pleased you enjoyed your New Year stay with us.
Perfect family mini-break with luxury holiday feel
This house made our family weekend away feel like a luxury mini-break.
Who would have thought a trip with a 3 month old and a 3 year old could be so relaxing and feel so five star?!
The house is beautifully decorated, but practical enough that we felt comfortable letting our toddler roam about. The beds, linen, duvets and pillows are top quality and so comfy. Plus the walls are thick enough for the kids not to disturb each other in the night, so we all slept very peacefully.
I knew from previous reviews how well- equipped the house was, which made packing very easy. From essentials like dishwasher tablets to treats like the welcome tray of wine and shortbread, the owners have thought of everything you might need.
And the gorgeous toiletries in the luxury bathrooms make you feel very pampered - it reminded me of expensive hotel living before kids came along which was lovely!
Location is perfect with the shops, restaurants and seafront of Ryde a short walk away (Olivio was lovely - great food and family friendly). We were there end Sept and was still warm enough to play on the beach - and enjoy the trampolining on the seafront!
We also loved the old steam railway - don't miss the train themed playground and Thomas tracks to play with along the platform when you've finished your train ride!
Quarr Abbey is a lovely stop on the short drive back to the Fishbourne ferry - our little one loved feeding the pigs and the cakes in the tea room are fabulous.
We will definitely be returning for future holidays, and will be booking into this house early as it is (understandably!) very popular.
Thank you so much, Kate, for taking the time to write such a detailed review. I'm sure it will be helpful for our future guests. We are delighted you had such a lovely break with us and shall look forward to welcoming you back to The Auction House at some future date.
Nice property with all the amenities you need .
Lovely house neat and tidy in a quiet courtyard.Great base if you like the Ryde area. Our first time to IOW so perect spot to base ourselves but would say with children we were conscious about making noise in courtyard so kept them inside (am sure no one would have complained neighbours seemed lovely )
Found the double bed a bit uncomfortable as quite hard but that's just personal preference,the single beds the girls had were great.
Owners really helpful , bottle of wine and biscuits on arrival and everything you need is provided in house very thoughtful .
Thank you for your review, Veronica. Just to clarify,we are very happy for children to play outside in the courtyard but just ask that there are no ball games out of respect for our neighbours. We have never had any complaints from the neighbours about children plain the courtyard.
All the beds are a medium rating to cater for as many guests as possible.
Very comfortable stay with everything we needed
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.
Many thanks for your review, Marios. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
Always a great stay
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!
Thanks for your review, Philip. It is always a pleasure having you and your family to stay.
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.
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 www.iloveryde.com
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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