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'THE BLUE HOUSE', A STUNNING COASTAL COTTAGE WITH ITS VERY OWN BEACH!

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Tim Thompson

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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'THE BLUE HOUSE', A STUNNING COASTAL COTTAGE WITH ITS VERY OWN BEACH!

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Cowes - The Blue House - Isle of Wight

Seaside house, sleeps 8 people, set in grounds down to the beach.

------- Ask us about midweek breaks from Monday to Friday. As low as £500 for 4 nights *---------

The Blue House, is a pretty 4 bed cottage, in its own private garden of 2 acres. The house has been completely refurbished. It has fabulous sea views over the Western Solent with a woodland walk down to the beach. It has been featured in Coast magazine.

Located in the village of Gurnard on the Isle of Wight 'The Blue House' has four bedrooms overlooking the garden, a large contemporary living area with vaulted ceiling, and a huge, wrap around deck with fabulous views over to the New Forest.

The bedrooms all feature luxurious beds with cotton sheets and all natural feather and goose down duvets and pillows, the master bedroom has a large en suite bathroom and glass doors that open on to the deck and the romantic sea view.

The 'big' room has a spacious kitchen and sitting room.

The house is completely private and totally secluded, yet within walking distance of a great pub and shops. Single level makes it ideal for wheel chair users.

* based on max 4 people.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment

Tim Thompson

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2008
Speaks English
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday house rental in Cowes, United Kingdom

'The Blue House', a stunning coastal cottage with its very own beach!
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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'The Blue House', a stunning coastal cottage with its very own beach!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p407128
+44 07974315684
Cowes Isle of Wight
Hampshire
5

The Blue House is simply......Excellent!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2009
Hi Tim,
A hearty thanks from Elaine and myself............ The Blue House proved to be an excellent place to stay. You have done a great job in remodelling the place and I am sure you will enjoy full bookings for many seasons to come.
Best regards,

Peter and Elaine
Sherfield on Loddon.
Hampshire.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Great to get another nice review! Now the winters here its time to think about those wild cliff top walks, great pub lunches and then coming back to tea and the log fire. Wildlife is still vibrant especially the red squirrels hunting for food.
There must be more bridleways and seaside walking/cycling per square mile on the island than anywhere else in Britain.
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
'The Blue House', a stunning coastal cottage with its very own beach!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p407128
+44 07974315684
Cowes Isle of Wight
5

Fantastic spot for a relaxing break

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
Thanks Tim - what a wonderful property in a great location!

The minute we got on the ferry across to the Isle of Wight the stresses and strains of the 'real world' begin to slip away and from there it just kept getting better.

The Blue House is truly a fantastic place to spend some time in complete comfort with everything you could wish for on hand. We were lucky enough to benefit from great weather so being able to fling open the doors to the wonderful garden and spend as much time outside as in was a real bonus.

Having your own pathway down through woods to a secluded beach was fantastic and meant there was no great compulsion to venture further afield though when we did drag ourselves away, bike rides into Cowes and trips out to some of the Island's attractions proved great fun for the family.

Overall, between the property and the general feel of the Isle of Wight, the whole trip was reminiscent of holidays from another age when the days were long and carefree and there was no end of joy to be had from life's simple pleasures!

Can't wait to return!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
'The Blue House', a stunning coastal cottage with its very own beach!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p407128
+44 07974315684
Cowes Isle of Wight
essex
5

summer hol July 2010

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
Spent a week in the 'The Blue House' with friends - 8 people in total 4 adults, 4 older kids. Loads of space inside and out. All the tech requirements of teenagers fully met. Gorgeous location, the sunsets were particularly pretty. Great property, clean, stylish and very, very comfortable. Very different to our own propeties, we really felt we were living the beach life and wish we had booked for longer! Have no hesitation in recommending.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
'The Blue House', a stunning coastal cottage with its very own beach!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p407128
+44 07974315684
Cowes Isle of Wight
London, UK
5

Little Slice of Heaven

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2010
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2009
In October a group of us rented the lovely Blue House - it was absolutely amazing. Stunningly decorated (if you don't believe me, just check the February 2010 issue of Coast magazine!) and situated conveniently close to Cowes, Blue House is the perfect retreat. The house is geniusly laid-out with the bedrooms a comfortable distance from the living area - perfect for families or those friends who like to retire earlier than the rest. The owner is lovely and renting the home was a breeze. I should also mention that everything has been thought of from the dvd/iPod player to the fully kitted out kitchen.

I've already recommended the home to a number of friends and I will definitely be returning each year as well.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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'The Blue House', a stunning coastal cottage with its very own beach!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p407128
+44 07974315684
Cowes Isle of Wight
Berkshire
4

Great relaxing holiday

  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2009
The house was just what we wanted and a great location. The views from the garden are amazing overlooking the solent and i have never seen a sunset like it!

A short walk down the hill takes you into Gurnard which has a cafe which does fantastic breakfasts and also lunch. There is also a pub less than 2 minutes walk away which is always good!

The supermarket at the end of the road was fantastic, they stocked pretty much everything that you would need.

The walk through the wooded area down to the beach is good for walking a dog but isn't ideal with small children, you defiantely wouldn't be able to get a push chair down that way but its not a problem, you just talk the road route down the hill which only takes a couple of minutes.

We were very lucky with the weather, it was very warm and sunny and meant that we could walk into cowes each day (approximately 25 minutes stroll) and wonder around the shops and spend the afternoon in the pub, perfect for a relaxing family holiday!

Our only problem that we had was that the garden wasn’t properly enclosed so wasn’t really suitable for the dog. Had there of been a gate or a fence at either side of the garden before the front driveway it wouldn’t have been a problem. This is something that has been mentioned and i understand that a gate and fence will be put in.

It is also very difficult if you have small children as the area down to the woods is on an edge and very open so you have to contantly watch them to make sure they don't go near it.

There were 6 of us in the house for a week along with a baby and 18 month old so we had one spare bedroom. I would say that it would have been a struggle if we were using the other bedroom as well as there is only 1 on-suite and one sperate toilette with a seperate room for the bath/shower. This would have meant that there was 6 of us sharing 1 toitlette and 1 bath/shower and we were struggling with 4 as it was.

There also isn't any wardrobe space in a couple of the rooms which meant that we couldn't unpack for the week but this wasn't really a problem.

All in all a great house in a great location and we really enjoyed ourselfs and had a very relaxing holiday. We would defiantely go back again as long as there is a gate in place to keep the dog from the front drive and the road.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This is a very constructive review, we have already addressed some of the problems our guests encountered, namely more room for clothes and more fencing. To be totally honest though, given its a two acre garden with a wood going down to the beach, it will never be totally dog proof, or 100 per cent child proof. Its a wild life garden, and to totally enclose it with fences rather loses the charm and the point of it.
With regard to the loo's and the showers etc, when two families are sharing, each family has their own bathroom effectively. So we've never encountered any issue with this.
I would whole heartedly agree about the breakfasts and the sunset, there is nothing like sitting on the deck, watching the sun go down, with a cocktail in one hand and a pair of Bar-B-Q tongs in the other!
Helpful votes: 4/5
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Southampton
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Cowes
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Southampton
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
M27
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
beach
Car: recommended

The village of Gurnard is right next to the famous yachting centre of Cowes. The popular Gurnard Sailing Club is two minutes walk away. Local facilities include; pubs, paper shops and a greengrocer. The island is a great place for visitors especially children with a wealth of activities including: cycling,walking,windsurfing,sailing,tennis and numerous attractions and activity centres.

We can arrange yacht charters, rib rides, fishing trips and even parascending. You name it and the island probably does it.

For walkers there are hundreds of spectacular walks across downland and headland, bridleways criss cross the island.

A short walk down through your private wood takes you to your beach, great for evening swims, bar-b-Q's, fishing or just watching the sun go down with a beer in your hand.

For wildlife enthusiasts the garden is a haven for Red Squirrel, badgers, foxes, woodpeckers and numerous other birds.

Other Activities: Sailing, Kite surfing,

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday house in Cowes, Isle of Wight

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Easter Holidays
28 Mar 2014 - 24 Apr 2014
£275
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,750
5 nights
 
 
Summer Off Peak 1
25 Apr 2014 - 22 May 2014
£220
£250
Fri,Sat,Sun
2 nights
 
 
Summer Half Term
23 May 2014 - 5 Jun 2014
£275
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,850
5 nights
 
 
Summer Off Peak 2
6 Jun 2014 - 26 Jun 2014
£220
£275
Fri,Sat,Sun
2 nights
 
 
Summer Peak 2014
27 Jun 2014 - 4 Sep 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£2,195
7 nights
 
 
Bestival
4 Sep 2014 - 8 Sep 2014
£1,200
5 nights
 
 
Autumn Off Peak 1
8 Sep 2014 - 16 Oct 2014
£220
£250
Fri,Sat,Sun
2 nights
 
 
Autumn Half Term
17 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
£250
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,650
5 nights
 
 
Autumn Off Peak 2
1 Nov 2014 - 21 Dec 2014
£195
£220
Fri,Sat,Sun
2 nights
 
 
Christmas 2014
22 Dec 2014 - 28 Dec 2014
£1,995
5 nights
 
 
New Year 2014
29 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
£1,995
5 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
£220
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit £300.00
Pet Fee £25.00
Notes We require an initial deposit to secure the booking of £300. 55 days prior to your holiday the full amount is due. Your initial £300 rental deposit becomes a security/damages deposit which is then returned to you at the end of your stay, unless in the unlikely event there is some damage.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cowes in Isle of Wight

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Wireless Internet
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Fireplace
  • Toilet Paper
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Hob
  • Freezer
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Very large walk in shower, suitable for wheelchair access
    Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • The master bedroom has a sizable en suite bathroom with a heated floor and very large walk in shower. The family bathroom also has a heated floor with a bath and shower. The showers are all Aqualisa mains pressure powered showers with an electronically balanced safety thermostat. There is a seperate, third loo/cloakroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Garden Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • The master bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom and is a large comfortable bedroom with french windows that open up entirely onto the deck and the garden, There is a a fabulous view of the sea. The Garden Bedroom also has french windows which open onto the deck and the garden with another romantic view of the sea. Bedrooms 3 and 4 both have single beds, which can be converted to double beds on request. ALL our beds are new and luxurious, with crisp cotton sheets, all natural feather pillows and duvets.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Radio
  • Books for Kids
Outside:
  • veranda
  • Garden
  • Wood Decking
  • Terrace
  • Deck Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Barbecue
  • Walkway to Water
  • Binoculars
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • diving
  • paragliding
  • wind-surfing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • roller blading
  • tennis
  • cycling
Notes:
We welcome well behaved children and dogs, the house is particularly suitable for elderly or infirm people because its all on one floor. If you have a wheel chair please let us know so that we can ensure ramps are situated on any steps. The kitchen is very well equipped with all the tools necessary for the keen chef. The sitting room is beautifully furnished with a big comfy sofa, armchairs and a big telly. Wireless broadband is available throughout the house. The kitchen has french windows out to a terrace that gets the morning sun and the sitting room also has french windows that open out onto the wrap around deck and the fabulous sea views. For watersports enthusiasts we can also provide: Sailing Dinghy's, Kayaks and we will arrange boat charters.
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