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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
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 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Anchor Cottage Ref: 18188

This comfortable, well furnished waterside holiday cottage offers views over the harbour. The first floor living room has two balconies, to take advantage of the nautical scenery. The Southampton ferry, 200 yards, and adjacent to the property is the chain ferry (free to foot passengers) to popular Cowes with shops, bars and bistros. Alternatively, the local town has a marina, promenade and the ornate beautiful Osborne House and gardens, Queen Victoria’s country residence. Shops and pubs 100 yards.

Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Z-bed on request.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Balcony and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. Friday to Friday (from 2015). NB: The unfenced sea is 10 yards away.

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£253-£1729
Shortlist
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
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Camden Ref: 26345

Near the waterfront

This detached holiday home is just a short walk to the waterfront, where you can walk along to the heart of Cowes with its shops, boutiques and gift shops, inns, restaurants and marina. The beach at Gurnard is 5 minutes’ drive which also has a popular café. Take the chain ferry to East Cowes and visit the glorious stately home and gardens of Osborne House - Queen Victoria’s former holiday residence. Alternatively, discover the island, various museums, castle, wildlife/theme parks, a zoo, donkey sanctuary, traditional pottery and glass blowing, arts and crafts, fishing, golf, sailing and watersports. Also enjoy all the footpaths and scenic walks, including Heritage coastline with bridleways and over 200 miles of cycle routes. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room with French doors. Kitchen with tiled floor. 4 bedrooms: 3 double (one 5ft), 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Internet connection. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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NOW
£314-£2004
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Yachtsman’s Rest Ref: 27476

Offering stunning views over the harbour and surrounded by rolling countryside, and awarded 4 Star Gold Award from Quality in Tourism, this well-presented, end-terraced town house stands peacefully in the popular Island Harbour location. Only 3 yards from the water’s edge and leading onto large communal gardens and children’s play area, it makes a scenic holiday retreat. Guests have access to free wi-fi in the marina area. Guests can enjoy the dining room/kitchen with French doors opening onto the decked patio with outside eating area, which also leads onto the gardens and marina, and the first floor living room with French doors leading onto a balcony with table and chairs overlooking the marina or it is just simply perfect for sitting out, relaxing and savouring the wildlife. Offering modern furniture and fittings, it makes an ideal base for couples or families. There is a popular bistro only 300 yards from the property, and a lively pub/restaurant about 20 minutes’ walk. A water taxi service is available from the harbour to the Folly, East and West Cowes. There are many beaches and coves to visit, the nearest being Ryde. Attractions include Carisbrooke Castle, the Dinosaur Museum and Maritime Museum, a donkey sanctuary, Bembridge Windmill, Ventnor Botanical Gardens and many wildlife centres. Also discover the local farms and vineyards for local produce. This scenic island has dramatic coastline, ravines, rolling countryside and woodland, and is also great for birdwatching. Shop and pub 11/2 miles, restaurant 300 yards.

Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with French doors and wooden floor. 1 bunk bedroom (for children). Wet room with toilet and tiled floor. First floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with double shower cubicle, toilet and tiled floor. Second floor: 2 double bedrooms: one (5ft) with French doors and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Decked sitting-out area and furniture. Shared gardens and play area. Balconies. Juliet balcony. Parking (3 cars). Mooring available. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Unfenced harbour 3 yards.

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£504-£1974
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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NOW
£534-£1594
Shortlist
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 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Flat 4 Quay West Ref: 25332

Superbly located, offering extensive sea views over the Solent, this light and airy first floor holiday apartment (no lift) has been completely refurbished throughout to provide stylish accommodation. From the large balcony, it is an ideal spot to relax in and watch the ever changing nautical scenery, from huge liners to racing boats. This lovely, temperate island had 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. Shop and pub ½ mile, restaurant at neighbouring hotel.

Steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio door. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with 3/4 bath, shower attachment and toilet.

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

WAS
NOW
£244-£952
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
The Hollies Ref: 29418


This beautifully appointed, ground floor holiday apartment is ideally situated for exploring all that the Isle of Wight has to offer. Set in a quiet residential road, you are within walking distance of Cowes town, the beach and sailing, and yet also able to take advantage of a peaceful bolt-hole. Cowes is world famous for its sailing facilities and regattas, and offers individual shops, many restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as having flat esplanade walks looking out over the Solent. The Needles, with chair lift, amusement park, boat rides, lighthouse and the coloured sands of Alum Bay are a short distance away. The 17th-century Calbourne Water Mill, Carisbrooke Castle, 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 Museum and a donkey sanctuary. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with patio doors, 1 bunk. Shower room with toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freesat TVs. DVD. Stereo/CD/iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared lawned garden. On road parking (permit provided). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 3 steps to shared garden.

WAS
NOW
£254-£1102
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Quay West Ref: 25285

Offering extensive views over the Solent, this light and airy first 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 had 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 1/2 mile.

All on first floor (no lift): Living room with French doors/dining area/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over ¾ bath and toilet.

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

WAS
NOW
£243-£1390
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.

WAS
NOW
£291-£1702
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
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