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Outstanding 5 Bed, Grade 2 listed Victorian Gothic-style luxury Holiday Home.

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Outstanding Victorian Gothic-style Coastal Home

Gothic Cottage is an outstanding Grade-II listed house (dating back to 1844) situated within easy walking distance of Ryde’s beautiful sandy beach and other amenities, its bars and restaurants, and transport links to/from the mainland and around the island. Recently fully renovated and refurbished by an interior designer, it showcases fantastic contemporary design blended effortlessly with the house’s period features.

Gothic Cottage offers flexible accommodation and is extremely well appointed for the old and young alike. Its spacious rooms over the highest level of comfort, whilst a host of extra features make it a fun place to stay. The games room has a pool table, darts, a bar and a quirky original 1970s jukebox along with a motorised glitter ball. The cinema and gaming room offers large screen (65”) viewing (with Sky Q, Netflix, Amazon Prime, BluRay etc), surround sound and a games console with a range of games. There is an extensive collection of baby toys and children’s games, as well as board games. Outside, the garden features a wooden shire pod/den (heated) with entertainment (TV, BluRay and Amazon Fire) – a great hangout for children – and a fabulous cedar barrel hot tub which seats 8 people.

The private contemporary-styled garden has multiple sitting out and dining areas. It has two BBQs (gas and charcoal), a wood-fired pizza oven and a charcoal smoker – perfect for outdoor entertaining. After dark, make use of the beautiful lighting and retreat to the raised seating area with its enormous sofa where you can sit toasting marshmallows over the firepit.

For convenience, the kitchen is extremely well appointed with a large Smeg range (7 gas hob burners, 2 electric ovens and separate grill), two dishwashers, microwave, Nespresso machine and Kenwood food mixer. If you are travelling with little ones, the house is fully kitted out – there are two high chairs, two travel cots, a steriliser, bottle warmer, food processor, stair gates, fire guards and foam door stoppers for your use, as well as a large array of games and toys.

Gothic Cottage is minutes’ walk from Ryde’s beautiful and extensive sandy beach and seafront with its indoor/outdoor swimming pool, fun fair, mini golf, trampolines, bowling alley, deli cafe and sheltered boating lake with bird life, pedaloes and a splash area for small children. It is also within easy walking distance of the High Street/Union Street with a range of shops (independents and supermarkets), bars and restaurants.

Getting to Gothic Cottage is very easy. By car, the Portsmouth to Fishbourne ferry is around 10 minutes’ drive from the house. By foot from Portsmouth, the hovercraft lands 5-10 minutes’ walk from the house, or the catamaran docks at the end of the pier – a 15-20 minute walk or short taxi ride.

Ground Floor:

Spacious living room with 2 sofas and 2 chairs leading through to an open-plan snug with a further 2 sofas. There is a log burner and television (Sky, Netflix, Amazon Prime, BluRay player etc) in the living room.

Bright and airy large dining room with a contemporary roof lantern and French doors leading onto the rear garden. The dining table seats 10-12 comfortably.

Large and spacious contemporary shaker-style kitchen with limestone flooring and door leading onto rear garden. Smeg range with 7 burner gas hob, 2 electric ovens and separate grill. Nespresso coffee maker. Microwave/oven/grill combined. 2 dishwashers and large fridge. Table with bench and chairs seats 7-8.

Games room with full sized pool table, vintage jukebox in full working order, dart boards, mirrored bar with bar stools, motorised glitter ball, seating, children’s toys. There is a log burner and television (Sky, Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc).

Cinema and multi-media gaming room with state of the art 65” TV (Sky, Netflix, Amazon Prime, DVD player etc), surround sound system, games console (with a selection of games), board games and children’s toys. A 3-metre wide sofa with ottoman provides lots of seating.

Downstairs WC.

Utility room with additional fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.

First Floor:

The first floor is accessed by two sets of stairs, creating flexible accommodation that can be subdivided for privacy if two families are holidaying together.

Master bedroom suite with king-size bed and integral en-suite featuring large shower enclosure with rainhead and hand-held shower, WC, basin unit with granite top, heated towel rail and underfloor heating.

Second bedroom with vintage Victorian canopy four poster bed (wider than a standard kingsize) and an original Victorian fireplace (non-working).

Two further twin bedrooms each with two single beds and feature fireplace (non-working).

Double bedroom with king-size bed and feature fireplace (non-working).

Family bathroom with Jack-and-Jill dual access for ease of use from all rooms. Free-standing roll-top bath with claw feet, separate large shower enclosure with rainhead and hand-held shower, WC, basin unit with marble top and heated towel rail.

Further shower room with large shower enclosure with rainhead and hand-held shower, WC, basin, heated towel rail and underfloor heating.


Rear garden with lawn, mature planting and trees. Evening lighting.

Multiple sitting out areas on several levels:-

• Decked area with large extendable teak dining table seating up to 12.

• Raised seating area with modular sofa seating 10, with parasol and firepit.

• Patio with two small sofas.

Wood-fired pizza oven, charcoal and gas fired BBQs, charcoal smoker. Fire pit.

Cedar barrel Riviera Hot Tub – seats 8.

Garden entertainment pod/den with TV, Blu-Ray player and Amazon Fire TV. (NOTE: This has a strict no food allowed inside policy as we wish to avoid attracting rodents.)

Further details


• Welcome pack provided. All locally sourced, with a choice of a breakfast, high tea or cheese hampers)

• Parking for 2 cars – one in car port and one in front of car port (or elsewhere on the road (no restrictions) if space available).

• Full gas central heating included, underfloor heating for wood floors and stone floors downstairs and in bathrooms. Radiators throughout the house.

• Log burner in living room and in games room – first basket of logs provided free of charge, remainder available locally at cost.

• Bed linen and towels included.

• 4 x TVs (living room, games room, cinema and garden pod) with Sky Q, Netflix and Amazon Prime. 3 x BluRay players (cinema, lounge and garden pod).

• Integrated HEOS sound system in the kitchen/dining/living room and snug – with radio and TIDAL high-quality music streaming controlled by in-house iPad.

• PlayStation 4 and selection of games in cinema/gaming room.

• 7 burner gas hob, 2 electric ovens. Microwave/oven/grill combined. 2 x dishwashers.

• Fully child friendly with two travel cots (60 x 120 cm), two high chairs, foam door stoppers for your use, food processor, steriliser, bottle warmer, children’s games and toys.

Fire guards: available on site.

Stairgates: available on site for both stairs top and bottom.


I can provide discounted car ferry tickets for Red Funnel and Wightlink, catering and babysitting service.


• Strictly no smoking

• Pets not allowed

• Strictly no food allowed in the garden pod – we do not want to attract rodents!

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

The cottage is perfectly located on the Isle of Wight next to great attractions. Owners were very prompt in replying to our questions. Clean, charming house. Perfect for families!
Jul 2017
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Ryde House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Feature family bathroom with jack-and-jill dual access for ease of use from all rooms, with feature free-standing roll-top bath with claw feet. Feature vanity unit with marble top. Tiled floor with under floor heating and heated towel rail Further bathroom with double shower cubicle with rain-head and hand-held shower, toilet, heated towel rail, tiled floor and under floor heating • Full gas central heating included, under floor heating downstairs and in all bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom suite with integral en-suite featuring double shower cubicle, designer washstand with granite top, heated towel rail and under floor heating Second bedroom - Original Victorian vintage canopy four poster 5ft wide bed, original feature Victorian fireplace Two further Twin bedrooms each with two 3 ft beds and feature fireplace Double bedroom with 5ft king-size bed and feature fireplace
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A full concierge service is available on request.


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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Union Street
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Ryde Esplanade
Nearest Golf
1.2 Miles
Ryde Course
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Ryde Esplanade
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Union street
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Ryde Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $1,941.75

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.