|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
The Old Fire Station is an unusual property, originally a Victorian Fire Station that has been architecturally designed and beautifully refurbished to provide a fantastic modern holiday retreat hidden away in East Cowes. Being centrally located it is a perfect base for a couple or a family who want to explore the Island. The property is in East Cowes very close to Osborne House, opposite a lovely park, and a few minutes walk to East Cowes Marina, shops (including the only Waitrose), Red Funnel ferry terminal to the mainland and chain ferry to West Cowes. The property is surprisingly light and spacious and you really feel you are on holiday from the moment you walk in. It has been restored with love and with a sense of fun. Enjoy it!
As you walk into this unusual property, you are immediately aware of how special it is. The Fire Station is quirky and delightful. The hallway leads to the light open plan kitchen and double height living space with French doors out to the secluded south and west facing gardens. Above the kitchen there is a mezzanine floor with a proper staircase to an enchanting room with a single bed and special hidden away loft room with a small double which you climb into, a little like sleeping on a boat and ideally suited for older children or a young couple. The property is equipped with free WIFI and Sky TV. There is also a washing machine, Nespresso coffee maker, Magimix, dishwasher, microwave, BBQ and trampoline!
A professional photographer, spend time between the Island and London
Unique, architecturally designed, light and airy property, close to amenities, marina and local attractions.
South facing garden, high ceilings
It's a beautiful and lovely house, very spacious, clean, cozy, and as nice as those photos online :) Very convenient location, bus stop is two minutes away, and Waitrose 10 mins away on foot. Every necessities are provided and clean, but will be better if also have hair dryer (or we didn't find it?). Owner Jessica is really friendly and helpful, responses to message very very quickly. Love the house, love Isle of Wight, will come back whenever possible.
We had a great stay. Really restful. Especially the gorgeous garden space. Well laid out, well provisioned. All good.
The listing was totally accurate. Nice and clean. Good quality furnishings (tho a firmer mattress would have been good for me!). A good collection of crockery and pots.
The sun shone all week so we had the good fortune of making a lot of use of the garden - such a great place to sit with a book and a glass of fizz!
Made a lot of use of the great location. Took the chain ferry over to Cowes for dinner. Drove around and about to give the dog a good leg stretch.
Would consider staying again if we're heading over to the Isle of Wight again.
What a lovely house with lots of interesting history that the friendly neighbour told us about! The decor is beautiful, airy, very clean and comfortable too with everything you could possibly need. Our 6 year old adored the quirky bed in the v accessible loft space of this old Fire station.
The listing info is entirely accurate and the owner was instantly helpful (via text) when we asked a question. We know W Cowes pretty well and enjoyed the easy (free by foot) ferry across most days. Lots of great cafe's and little shops. We enjoyed the Needles and various DInosaur related places. Just a lovely week - thank you to the owner. We would very much recommend this property. We even had some nice weather and were able to play in the very nicely floodlight garden!
2 minutes drive /10 minutes walk from Red Funnel. Head up York Avenue and turn right onto Adelaide Grove. Turn around the bend and 100 metres on your left is Pumphouse Lane. 10 minutes drive from Wightlink (mainland link from Portsmouth). Head towards Newport, through Wooten and at the round about turn to East Cowes. Passed Osborne House, turn left down Victoria Grove towards Marina. At bottom of hill, adjacent to twin chimneys turn right onto private road Pumphouse Lane. Old Fire Station is first on your right. Park behind curved extension and the key safe is on the wooden grey cladding to the left of the light.
Please find below some further information for you about your forthcoming stay:
2 minutes drive /10 minutes walk from Red Funnel. Head up York Avenue and turn right onto Adelaide Grove. Turn around the bend and 100 metres on your left is Pumphouse Lane or
10 minutes drive from Wightlink (mainland link from Portsmouth). Head towards Newport, through Wooten and at the round about turn to East Cowes. Passed Osborne House, turn left down Victoria Grove towards Marina. At bottom of hill, adjacent to twin chimneys turn right onto private road Pumphouse Lane. Old Fire Station is first on your right.
Park behind curved extension and the key safe is on the wooden grey cladding to the left of the light. Code is 3571.
Please read house rules and ensure key is replaced when you leave!
Wifi is SKY1068 code is TSLNVWMG.
Please help yourself to tea and coffee, condiments etc.
There is a Nespresso machine and milk frother if you are a coffee lover.
A few capsules have been left for you pleasure! There is a local shop just around the corner on Adelaide Grove and Waitrose and Co-op are 10 minutes walk into East Cowes Town.
The shed has a sun umbrella and cushions for the sun loungers and lots of buckets and spades, bikes, toys etc for kids. Please ensure everything is back in the shed when you leave and you close the door.
There are 2 bins outside the property. The green wheelie bin is for recycling and black bin is for general rubbish. There is also a small green food bin which is emptied weekly. It would be appreciated if you would put your rubbish in the bins when you leave and do not overfill due to local wildlife ripping open bags looking for food!
Pumphouse lane is a very quiet residential area so please also respect our neighbors!
Please email or call if any queries.
With very best wishes and hope you have a wonderful stay at the Old Fire Station on the beautiful Isle of Wight!