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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Cowes, Isle of Wight your home away from home

The small coastal town of Cowes sits on the northern tip of the Isle of Wight, closest to Southampton. The Solent has unusual tides which wash in and out of the estuary making it an interesting challenge for sailors. Cowes is known for its annual sailing regatta which draws yachts and crews in their thousands to this delightful port town. The beginning of the event is marked by the firing of 22 brass cannons on the West Parade.

The town is a great centre all year round for exploring this small but charming island. It has good shopping and great pubs, many with a nautical theme, and a busy harbour.

Things to Do in Cowes, Isle of Wight

Sailing

Cowes draws sailors of all abilities to enjoy this challenging sport. Charter a boat and enjoy the towns many sea-based events along with the excellent social life in this yachting mecca. Beaches

The Isle of Wight is known for its gorgeous sandy beaches and there are plenty just a short drive from Cowes. Sandown and Shanklin both have large family-friendly beaches with plenty of amenities and water sports. The quieter Freshwater Bay is on the west side of the island. Walking

The Isle of Wight has some beautiful scenery and sea views from the coastal paths. It is an ideal place for walkers and cyclists to enjoy a holiday rental. Woodland walks are popular in Parkhurst Forest; take a walk to St Catherine’s Lighthouse or enjoy a stroll around St Boniface Down.

Places to Visit Near Cowes, Isle of Wight Osborne House

This lavishly appointed stately home was the favourite residence of Queen Victoria. After a tour of the magnificent interior with its opulent furnishings and historic artworks, spend time in the delightful gardens and enjoy the gorgeous sea views.

Carisbrooke Castle

This ancient fortress now managed by English Heritage is remarkably well-kept with battlements, a keep and an Edwardian inspired garden.

The Needles and Alum Bay

This interesting area has amazing coloured sands and cliffs which look across the bay to the interesting formation of the Needles Rocks. There are boat trips around the coast, a chairlift and a theme park with rides for the children to complete an action-packed day.

Weather in Cowes, Isle of Wight

The island location gives the Isle of Wight exceptionally mild winters with temperatures averaging 40-47°F (4-8°C) in the winter. Summer months are warm and dry, averaging 72°F (22°C) in August.

Getting to Cowes, Isle of Wight

The easiest way to reach Cowes on the Isle of Wight is by car or airplane to Southampton Airport which is just 14 miles from the port of Cowes. From Southampton there several car ferries which sail into Cowes. Other ferry services run from Portsmouth and Lymington.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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    House #8156532
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      Apartment #1026229
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        Cottage #8166556
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          House #407128
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            Bungalow #8151331
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              Exceptional! 5/5
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              Apartment #1722256
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                Cottage #8112207
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                  House #6512854
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                    House #6798504
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                      House #458848
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                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                        House #8151994
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                          Apartment #8169572
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                            House #1942967
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                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                  Cottage #6499748
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                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                    House #8165306
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                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                      House #8173069
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                                        Chalet #1707012
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                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            House #8114090
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                                              House #728217
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                                                  House #6107161
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                                                    • 3 BR
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                                                    House #6873536
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                                                      Apartment #6887199
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                                                        Bungalow #426477
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                                                          Villa #1818685
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                                                            Apartment #6843525
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                                                              Chalet #6476535
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                                                                House #1941981
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                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                    Cottage #6774246
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                                                                      Apartment #1874175
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                                                                        Cottage #1776914
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                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                House #8100309
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                                                                                  Apartment #1826854
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                                                                                      Apartment #1939929
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                                                                                          Cottage #1817871
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                                                                                            House #6774953
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                                                                                              Apartment #6913647
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                                                                                                Apartment #8209951
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                                                                                                    Cottage #6879544
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                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fab apartment in a great location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Everything you could want
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      excellent!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have spent a lovely sunny week in Cowes. The bungalow is in a very convenient location and had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday with our small children. The kids' plastic plates and cups, the blackout blinds and the toys and games were particularly appreciated (my two year old played with the train set all week!). The beds were very comfy and we all slept well thanks to the very peaceful location. Most of the places of interest on the island are within 30 minutes drive, and the centre of Cowes is only a 10 minute walk away. Would definitely recommend this property!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017