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Tim Thompson

Member since: 2008
Speaks English

'The Blue House', a stunning cottage with a beach... Now 20% OFF for EASTER!

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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

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

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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 with a glass and Oak gable looking directly over the sea, and a wrap around deck with fabulous views over to the New Forest and the famous sunset.

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 large sitting room with a log fire.

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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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Tim Thompson (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks English


based on 23 holidaymaker reviews

'The Blue House', a stunning cottage with a beach... Now 20% OFF for EASTER!
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

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

  • 5 of 5

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.


  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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.
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Idyllic beach house within easy access of Cowes marina, beautiful location and views

  • 5 of 5

The house is fantastic and everything you could ask for in a beach house. We were a little closer to the neighbours than we expected which meant noise travelled. I think the property is clearly aimed at families with children and I wouldn't hesitate in booking it again for that purpose. Maybe not for a gathering of old school fiends however.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great house - fantastic location and views stunning!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for 2 families of 4 - with plenty of space and huge garden and outdoor space. Great location from which to explore and good running / walking route along the seafront to Cowes. Very quiet and felt very secluded, despite immediate amenities, including shop, newsagent, pub, café, sailing club, beach, fab play ground all within a few mins walk.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sums up the house perfectly, many thanks. I couldn't have put it better myself! Tim
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The Blue House at Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We arrived , a motley crew, four grandparents, respective son and daughter, two beloved granddaughters and two dogs, not sure what to expect. The whole experience surpassed all our expectations. The house was warm and welcoming and within a couple of hours, the tree was up, we were unpacked and sitting in front of the fire with a glass of wine! The house was so well equipped, kitchen, bedrooms, sitting area. We couldn't praise it highly enough. Lovely walks to the beach, local shops within easy walking distance with welcoming proprietors, local pub overlooking the Solent, easy access to Cowes - everything you could wish for a winter break.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow.. what a lovely wintery scene! I'm so glad you got local as well. There is lots of good restaurants nearby and Cowes is getting busier and busier even in the winter now. The beaches and downs are perfect for dogs and children and very often you can be the only ones there. I'm just as happy there in the winter especially with a roaring log fire going.
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Spacious and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The Blue House is a spacious, very comfortable and well equipped cottage. The garden was great for the dogs and provided us with views across the trees to the sea. We even saw a red squirrel.

Thanks to Tim, the owner, who was available via email to offer advice with any questions.

Would definitely recommend staying here. We'd love to return during the summer to make the most of the surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely place for a fantastic and relaxing Family hols.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week long stay in this beautiful house, which sits on a hugely scenic spot in the lovely village of Gurnard. The kids enjoyed adventuring through the woods from the garden, popping out on the beach with rocks to climb, stones to skim and a stunning view out over the Solent and there was plenty of space in the garden for football! The house was brilliant; really nicely designed and decorated with interesting furniture, the beds and bedding were really comfy and the kitchen was very well equipped. We loved the open plan kitchen and Dining area with its amazing views out of the glazed end wall into the garden and to the water beyond. It felt totally private and we could easily have spent the week indoors had there not been so much fun to be had outdoors and exploring the island.

We had a really good meal at The Little Gloster in Gurnard Harbour and had a very nice lunch at The Boathouse in Seaview. There is a lovely run/walk along the sea wall from Gurnard around the coast to Cowes which is a great town full of interesting shops, a good fishmonger, nice pubs and a fun chain link ferry to East Cowes.

We also enjoyed walking out onto the Headland at The Needles, the chair lift ride down to Alum Bay, Dimbola Museum and Gallery in Freshwater, the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Quarr Abbey and Yarmouth.

We would definitely recommend you book a holiday here!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kay, thank you so much for such a fabulous and detailed review. It is very kind of you to have taken the time and effort to write so much. I think it helps any one else looking at coming for a holiday in the Isle of Wight. I totally agree about the things to do, we love it for the sake of our own children and ourselves.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
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,


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cowes, Isle of Wight

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2016 Peak Rate
2 Jul 2016 - 4 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Peak rate 2
5 Aug 2016 - 12 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
Summer peak Rate 3
13 Aug 2016 - 1 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Off Peak
2 Sep 2016 - 20 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
Autumn half term
21 Oct 2016 - 3 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Off Peak 2
4 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
XMAS 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
31 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

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.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Isle of Wight in South East England

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Garden Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 Bunk bed Room - 3 Single Bed , The bunk bed would also suit adults. Ideal for Children
    Bedroom 3 Cottage Room - 2 Single Bed , This can be made up as a double on request
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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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