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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.

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Perfect flat, beautifully clean.

5 of 5
Great location, everything clean and beds made when we arrived. Anna was very helpful in providing great information before we arrived as I was concerned about parking our car nearby. We had no problems finding somewhere to park at all. Location was great as I have 4 teens who could pop out when they wanted to and go for a walk or pop to the shops. We found some lovely restaurants, although if you wanted to cook in the flat there is everything you could need. A perfect spot for a relaxing stay.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

A very enjoyable weekend stay

5 of 5
This stunning 2 bedroomed apartment is s stone's throw away from the Redjet ferry port. Situated in the pretty high street of West Cowes with a selection of useful shops and amenities on hand including unusual gift shops, pharmacy, clothes shops, restaurants, cafes and grocery shops. The apartment is spacious, beautifully decorated to a high standard and is well equipped with electrical goods including a toaster, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher and a good range of crockery and cutlery. It was very comfortable for a group of 4 adults and there is some flexibility in the sleeping arrangements. We had one room set up as a double and one as two single beds The furnishings are new and very tasteful. There views of the sea from the bedrooms and kitchen diner; perfect for a nautical break or weekend getaway. There are excellent rail connections with mainline stations and the ferry connection is very straightforward. We would recommend without hesitation and would definately return ourselves
  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

A spacious , light and well equipped apartment

5 of 5
We chose this apartment to stay to share Christmas with our families from Australia and Germany. The apartment catered well for 5 adult people , it was modern and comfortable . The location was good a 10 minute walk to town and the ferry. The letting agent was polite and helpful. I recommend this apartment.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016