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3 Bedroom House With Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

House in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England - Peaceful West Cowes Location, Seconds To The Sea Front

Cowes is of course the home of yachting, famous as one of the World’s main yachting centres when in August hundreds come to race and enjoy the bustling night-life. Cowes Marina and Yacht Haven are both within a ten minute walk making it an ideal location for those with an interest in yachting or simply those wishing to soak up the great atmosphere. The house is situated a minute from Cowes Green overlooking the Solent and 3 minutes from Northwood Park with tennis courts, childrens play area etc.

Sandy Brann
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Sandy Brann

Had holiday home on Island for over 30 years, our children always loved their holidays on the Isle of Wight and we enjoyed life here beaches, cafes, bars and the people. When all the children had flown the nest we decided to move here and bought the house next door for our children with their children to enjoy. Now they are buying their own houses in Cowes so we can now let ours out to you.

Sandy Brann purchased this house in 2012

Why Sandy Brann chose Isle of Wight

We love Cowes because there is always something going on and the sea views are brilliant. There are so many places of interest in the Isle of Wight which are easily accessible from Cowes.

What makes this house unique

7 Melbourne Place is within easy walking distance of the town with its food shops,restaurants and pubs also walking distance of the yacht clubs.

For watching the yachts or lying in the sun the green is just a minute away and for the children to play.

Gurnard is 15 mins walk with its beach, children's play area and beach cafe.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Amazing location, beautiful island. We'll be back next year" - Mr Phillip, Surrey

"Great base to explore the island" - Mrs Hannon, Milton Keynes

"cosy house with everything you could need" - Mrs Alderton

'' a wonderfully convenient place to stay and we have enjoyed very much '' Mr and Mrs Fidler

''Very comfy a real home from home, everything we needed, the hamper was a lovely touch'' Clare,Belinda, Helen
Oct 2012
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Cowes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Bathroom comprising a white suite of panelled bath with electric shower over, pedestal basin and w.c.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Lovely Solent views. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, wardrobe and bedside table. Bedroom 3 with cot which converts to a small child's bed. Sea views.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Notes on accommodation: No smoking Sorry no pets Outside: Lawned front garden with steps up to the front door. Terraced rear courtyard garden with eating area and garden furniture. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Duvets & Pillows on all beds, Linen & Towels supplied please bring your own beach towels. Property is cleaned on departure.


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3 Bedroom House With Sea Views
average rating of 4.5 based on 13 reviews

Lovely house, a great home from home. Amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great and Sandy was very welcoming. It is great for families, with lots to do.

The house is well equipped with everything you need. The views across the Solent are amazing. The Needles, Osborne House are only a short drive away. Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this great review,we enjoyed having you at Melbourne place and thank you for leaving the house immaculate. Would love to see you again.
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Lovely house

  • 5 of 5

Great stay, really comfortable home, everything you need. Great views, always changing, fab for little ones. Very close to lovely restaurants. We all really enjoyed our stay, Sandy makes sure you have all essentials. Would definitely stay again. Loved it! Thank you

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review only wish all guests were so quiet and tidy, you will be welcome anytime.
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Nicola & Richard , Megan

  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay Sandra is so thoughtful everything you need home from home , perfect location , great views watching the boats , wifi little slow , also could do with more hot water if you don't like showers , apart from that fantastic time definately return thank you 😀😀😀😀

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all for the great review. Will try and improve wifi but it is a bit hit and miss on the Island. Look forward to welcoming you again.
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great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property and very well situated, and the views over the Solent are amazing.

Overall the house was well stocked and lovely to have sweets for the kids and essentials like milk, bread and butter provided

Cowes is a great base for the IOW, and I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking in this area.

Hope to be back at some stage in the near future!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review, and look forward to greeting you again.
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Great location but needs a bit of TLC

  • 2 of 5

Excellent location, comfortable house, but beds in twin rooms inadequate. Put me ups & day beds of poor quality. It would be better to invest in better mattresses, the only other point is that the bedroom furniture was full of their personal belongings, we lived out of suitcases all week, & with a wedding to go to, it proved difficult, rust microwave and a dirty fridge with salad box missing!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and your remarks noted and will be looked into.
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Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

Sorry about the delay with this review Sandy but we have just got back to New Zealand!

7 Melbourne Place was our first holiday let of a 9 week trip to the UK & Europe. We loved our 3 night stay here, it was homely, comfortable , very well equipped & amazing value for money! The view was lovely & its closeness to Cowes was fabulous, we could walk in & out easily, usually via the gorgeous water front! My husband is an avid ship spotter & so he was in seventh heaven watching the large ships going past! :-)

Thanks Sandy for a great stay, we really enjoyed meeting you & your husband. Take care :-)

Tina & Dave

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your lovely review, we enjoyed having you to stay. Hope the rest of your holiday in England was good without any hitches.
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The beach is within seconds walking distance from your front door.


East Cowes ferry (Red Funnel: Southampton): 15 minutes (car)via chain ferry

West Cowes High speed (Red Jet: Southampton): 5 minutes (walk)

Fishbourne Ferry (WightLink: Portsmouth): 25 minutes (car)

Ryde High Speed (WightLink: Portsmouth): 30 minutes (passenger )

Yarmouth ferry (Wightlink: Lymington ): 40 mins ( car )


Cowes High Street: 2 minutes (walk)

Osbourne House: 10 minutes (drive)

Cowes marina: 5 minutes (walk)

Robin Hill (Festival): 25 minutes (car)

Newport (IOW Festival): 15 minutes (car)

Gurnard: 20mins walk

Further Details:

Attractions. Osborne House and Carisbrooke Castle are both with English Heritage, shrouded in their history and surrounded by beautiful grounds, definitely worth a visit. Quarr Abbey, further down the coast from Osborne, is a spectacular working Monastery with tea rooms. The Roman Villa in Brading often has educational classes in the café. Newtown is one of the oldest towns in the UK, situated near a nature reserve, a lovely place to walk and enjoy the wildlife. Sailing. Best known as the world's premier yachting centre, Cowes is the Island's main port. Yachtsmen from all over the world participate in the season's prestigious sailing events, the best known being Cowes Week, held annually at the beginning of August. Shopping in the narrow pedestrianised High Street is a delight, with some excellent shops, many catering for the yachting fraternity. The town also has an array of fashionable clothing shops, gift shops, delicatessens, cafés, restaurants and lively pubs.


The Nature Reserve at Newtown is the beautiful home to many species of wild fowl. In land Parkhurst Forrest offers acres to walk dogs and children, with squirrel trails and woodland for picnics and adventure games.

The Festival and The Bestival

The Isle of Wight has played host to these two increasingly popular music festivals. The Festival is held in early June just outside Newport. The Bestival is held in September at the Robin Hill adventure park & every year announces a different fancy dress theme which everyone throws themselves into.

Places to eat

This part of the Island holds some of the best restaurants and pubs. Cowes being a place of destination for many yachtsmen offers a wide range of cuisine of which Lugleys with its sea frontage is popular also Number 3 in Bath Road and the Red Duster. There is also a Lugleys in Newport and Olivio's in Newport and Ryde offering delicious menus.The Sportsman Rest in Porchfield is very popular too with families.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Full booking form and terms and conditions will be sent on application.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.

Notes on prices:
Part weeks are also available again please contact owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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