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Cowes on the north coast of the Isle of Wight is of course synonymous with yachts and boats, it has a large marina that draws sailing enthusiasts year round, but even if you don't sail yourself it still provides a lovely location for your cottage holiday.

Come in the summer months and enjoy 'Cowes Week', the largest sailing regatta in the world. The area has a rich maritime history and needless to say sailing is popular here; you can hire a yacht or enrol for lessons at the UK Sailing Academy. If that seems a bit hands-on for you, you could always just explore the town's maritime heritage and maybe visit one of the local museums which tells the tale of the towns rich sailing heritage .

Osborne House, the former residence of Queen Victoria, is just outside East Cowes, and a trip here is the perfect way to spend a sunny day. It's one of the most beautiful spots imaginable, with its opulent Victorian architecture and walled garden.

Relax with a day out at East Cowes Beach or take a ride on the chain ferry to the other side of the town. Both parts of town are filled with award-winning restaurants, if you fancy dining out, and the emphasis is firmly on tasty local produce. You'll also find several cosy, traditional pubs, serving hearty pub grub with child-friendly menus. Or why not just relax at the Marina and watch the boats go by as you sample some local fish and chips or treat the family to an ice cream?

Start your search for holiday cottages in Cowes today and come to see all that the Isle of Wight has to offer.

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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Medina View Ref: 30338


This traditional semi-detached seaside holiday cottage has direct views across the River Medina and boatyards, and is ideally situated for those wishing to explore the Isle of Wight. It is set on a quiet residential road, within easy walking distance to Cowes and the beach. Cowes is world-famous for its sailing facilities and regattas and offers individual shops, many restaurants, cafés and bars, as well as having flat esplanade walks looking out over the Solent. The Needles, with chair lift, amusement park, boat rides and lighthouse, as well as the coloured sands of Alum Bay are a short distance away. The 17th century Calbourne Water Mill, Carisbrooke Castle and Osborne House and Gardens are a short drive away. Historic Yarmouth is worthy of a visit and the island can be easily explored from the open-top buses that stop regularly at various collection points across the whole island. Blackgang Chine, the oldest themed attraction in the UK is nearby, and Island attractions include Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Pearl Centre, Dinosaur Isle, and a donkey sanctuary. Beach 1 mile. Shop 300 yards, pub and restaurant 750 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with French doors. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single with additional pull-out single.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large 0.2-acre garden with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Iron staircase from deck to garden.

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£275-£1522
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Gurnard Pines Ref: W43125

This semi-detached bungalow is in the grounds of a popular holiday village makes a comfortable base for enjoying the site and the island. Set within 55 acres of grassed and wooded grounds, this is an excellent location to enjoy a variety of leisure activities (available at cost and arranged with Gurnard Pines Country Club upon arrival). Facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a health suite, tennis courts, soft play area and a bar/café/pizzeria restaurant. There are many attractions in the area ranging from The Needles to Fort Victoria Country Park and Cowes Yachting Centre. Watersports, beaches, fishing and coastal walking are available locally. Bar/restaurant on site.

1 step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk (2ft 6in for children, no door). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electricity underfloor central heating, electricity and bed linen included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared use of 55-acre grounds. Shared indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools (payable on site), open May-September. Shared tennis courts (payable on site).

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£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
York House Ref: 24120

In a convenient location, this attractive Victorian town house is only 2 minutes’ walk from the centre of historic Cowes with marina, traditional inns, restaurants, shops and beach. Ideal for a car-free holiday, with the chain ferry nearby to East Cowes and many bus routes to the island’s attractions. Visit Osborne House, The Needles, Carisbrooke Castle and stunning walks along Heritage coastline. Wildlife parks and historic houses abound. Golf, sailing, cycling, riding, birdwatching all available. Shop 600 yards, pub 100 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with slate floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional single, 1 twin.

Woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, partial underfloor heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Video. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed garden and furniture. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: There are 4 steps in the garden.

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£291-£1702
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Flat 6, Quay West Ref: 25330

Superbly located offering extensive views over the Solent, this light and airy second floor holiday apartment provides stylish accommodation. From the large balcony, it is an ideal spot to relax and watch the ever changing nautical scenery, from huge liners to racing boats. This lovely, temperate island has much to offer for all age groups with many attractions including NT homes and gardens, pretty villages, Heritage coastline, birdwatching, golf, horse riding, watersports and stunning walks along the network of footpaths. Restaurant at neighbouring hotel. Shop and pub ½ mile.

Steps to entrance (no lift). All on second floor: Living room with patio door/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Wet room with toilet.

Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Balcony. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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£249-£1449
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1

Heritage Coastline only 150 yards

These delightful former farm buildings, set in 100 acres of livestock farm close to the owner’s home, have been converted and equipped to provide good sized holiday accommodation with the disabled in mind, with a riser recliner chair in each property. One of the island’s most popular attractions, Osborne House and Gardens, Queen Victoria’s favourite former residence, is within easy reach via the floating bridge from West Cowes to East Cowes. There are many beaches (sandy or shingle) to explore as well as the breathtaking coastal scenery around the island. Visit Carisbrooke Castle, various wildlife centres, adventure parks, bird and donkey sanctuary, the amazing rock formations of The Needles, many NT Homes, Calbourne Water Mill, pottery making, glass blowing, lilac and garlic farms, as well as many tea rooms. The Heritage Coastline, 150 yards away, offers excellent walking, whilst reed beds make for ideal bird watching. Cowes is great for sailing, whilst the island, renowned for its temperate climate has much to suit all tastes. Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles. Note: Property 18971 can be linked through an adjoining door to 13509.

All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. 1 twin (zip and link) bedroom. Wet room with toilet.

Video and small library. DVD and small library.

Both properties: NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Patio and sitting-out area. Parking. One pet only (under strict control, working farm). NB: There is a pond and stream close to the property.

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£223-£684
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Debourne Lodge Ref: 26436

Ideal holiday location

This attractive listed property has been modernised yet retains many character features such as exposed stone walls, wooden floor, beams and an open fire. Detached, the house stands in its own enclosed garden and also benefits from an outdoor heated swimming pool. Ideally located, it lies close to a junction providing links to nautical Cowes and all the other attractions this island has to offer. The mild climate and sandy beaches are a haven for holidaymakers, with a wealth of water sports. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with beams and slate floor. Conservatory. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Steep curved stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single, each with sloping ceilings, one with 3 steps down. 3 steps up to separate pool house: Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Some low beams and doorways.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. Video. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). Private outdoor swimming pool (6m x 3m, depth 1.9m) available June-September. No smoking. Pet free of charge. NB: 2 steps to patio.

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£534-£1594
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
3
Marina View Ref: 26671

This attractive, end of row holiday home offers stylish accommodation, peacefully located within a residential development close to the scenic marina where ever-changing nautical scenery can be enjoyed. It is only a 2 minute drive to East Cowes with the chain ferry to lively West Cowes (free for foot passengers) which has sailing events, pubs, boutiques and restaurants. Most popular seaside resorts can be reached within 25 minutes’ drive, including Ryde, Sandown and Shanklin. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with laminate floor. Dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin) with en-suite shower room, 1 double (5ft), 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two digital TVs. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Mooring available by arrangement with East Cowes Marina. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£264-£1199
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Marina View Ref: 18586

In a superb location on the water’s edge, overlooking the marina, this well-furnished home offers an ideal holiday retreat. Nearby East Cowes has shops, a heritage centre, promenade and Queen Victoria’s holiday residence Osborne House. Take a ferry over to West Cowes with its bustling nautical activity, cobbled streets and restaurants. Sailing, golf, watersports, riding and scenic walking can all be enjoyed. Shops 1 mile, bistro 100 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet. Z-bed available (for alternative sleeping only).

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: There is an unfenced marina 10 yards away.

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£261-£1039
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1

Heritage Coastline only 150 yards

These delightful former farm buildings, set in 100 acres of livestock farm close to the owner’s home, have been converted and equipped to provide good sized holiday accommodation with the disabled in mind, with a riser recliner chair in each property. One of the island’s most popular attractions, Osborne House and Gardens, Queen Victoria’s favourite former residence, is within easy reach via the floating bridge from West Cowes to East Cowes. There are many beaches (sandy or shingle) to explore as well as the breathtaking coastal scenery around the island. Visit Carisbrooke Castle, various wildlife centres, adventure parks, bird and donkey sanctuary, the amazing rock formations of The Needles, many NT Homes, Calbourne Water Mill, pottery making, glass blowing, lilac and garlic farms, as well as many tea rooms. The Heritage Coastline, 150 yards away, offers excellent walking, whilst reed beds make for ideal bird watching. Cowes is great for sailing, whilst the island, renowned for its temperate climate has much to suit all tastes. Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles. Note: Property 18971 can be linked through an adjoining door to 13509.

All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. 1 twin (zip and link) bedroom. Wet room with toilet.

NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Sitting-out area. Parking. One pet only (under strict control, working farm). Easy walking access. NB: There is a pond and stream close to the property.

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£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Sea Reach Ref: 27380

This detached holiday bungalow, adjacent to the owners’ home, is in the quiet area of Gurnard, just a short walk from the esplanade which leads all the way along to Cowes. Gurnard beach has a popular café and is just a stroll away. Cowes is famed for its sailing events and has boutiques, art galleries and shops. Close by is Osborne House, in East Cowes, once home to Queen Victoria. This holiday home has been finished to a good standard with a full sea view from the living room. Enjoy walks along the Heritage coastline or enjoy cycling along the many cycle routes. Shop 1/2 mile, pub and restaurant 440 yards.

2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with dining area. Kitchen with wooden floor. Utility room. 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet. Two additional Z-beds (for children).

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freesat TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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NOW
£344-£978
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Tara Cottage Ref: W4429

Peaceful location

Tucked away at the end of a long private drive in a peaceful location, is this well appointed, self contained holiday cottage. The property is a wing of the owner’s imposing Grade II listed Georgian Rectory, which is surrounded by lovely countryside, yet is within easy reach of the local amenities. The cottage provides an excellent base for exploring this delightful island. Cowes, the world famous yachting centre is only 1.5 miles away and has superb facilities for bathing and all kinds of watersports. Queen Victoria’s summer retreat at Osborne House is also only a short drive from the property. Shop 0.5 miles, pub and restaurant 0.75 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single, both with beams.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Freezer. Garden with furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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NOW
£222-£634
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2

This delightful Victorian home was formerly part of the coach house belonging to Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s favourite holiday abode. One of a pair, it has a large, attractive, enclosed garden backing directly onto the glorious grounds and gardens of this beautiful stately home. Gillies Cottage has been tastefully and comfortably furnished throughout. East Cowes, the only Red Funnel Island car ferry link to the mainland is within walking distance, with shopping centre, marina, seafront, promenade, and foot/car chain ferry over to the bustling sailing town of West Cowes, with boutiques, gift shops, restaurants and inns. Shops ½ mile, pub 150 yards.

Living room with electric fire. Spacious dining room. Kitchen. Twin bedroom with patio doors to garden. Shower room and toilet. Open-tread, spiral staircase leading to first floor: Two bedrooms; one double with four-poster bed and bathroom, one twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Electricity fire included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Patio with furniture and large, enclosed garden
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • No smoking
  • NB: 6 steps up to garden

WAS
NOW
£452-£1452
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