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'The Blue House', a stunning cottage with grounds down to the beach.

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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 people with limited mobility as well.

* based on max 4 people.

More Details

Owner
Tim Thompson
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 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 Cottage Room - 2 Single Bed , This can be made up as a double on request
    Bedroom 4 Bunk bed Room - 3 Single Bed , The beds will fit adults but is best suited for children
  • 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:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • 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
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.

Reviews

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'The Blue House', a stunning cottage with grounds down to the beach.
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 44 reviews
5

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.

Hampshire.

  • 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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An amazing setting and property that felt like home as soon as you walked through the door

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous weekend , in an amazing house , with beautiful views shared with some amazing friends. We can not recommend this house enough,it made you feel relaxed and like being at home the second we walked through the door.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent location, spacious comfortable house with beautiful garden

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house which accommodated five adults, one toddler and a dog with ease. Garden was perfect for everybody. Path to the beach should be approached with care.

There are few houses we have rented where we would wish to return but this is one we would all happily stay in again. Better even than the photographs which is rare.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, spacious and quiet yet not far from the beach. The children loved the trampoline and the garden to run around in. The beds and bedding were very comfortable and good quality.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Love it

  • 5 of 5

This house and it's location are wonderful - hence going back 4 years in a row. The only improvement would be to have a good location to dry clothes after sailing etc but I believe the owners are looking in to this.

I thoroughly recommend this house to anyone. We take bikes and cycle in to Cowes or just walk down for a swim at Gurnard beach.

We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property, garden & location

  • 5 of 5

Family holiday was perfect in this lovely house in Gurnard. Met all our requirements and more. Great walks, visits to the beach, to Cowes for end of the regatta, the Fastnet, gorgeous meals out and BBQs in the garden overlooking the Solent.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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
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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cowes, South East England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Xmas
22 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
£2,700
for 6 nights
From
£450
 
 
Winter 2018 off peak
12 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£790
for 2 nights
From
£395
£1,980
 
 
February half term 2018
9 Feb 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,185
for 3 nights
From
£395
£2,250
 
 
Spring 2018 Off Peak 2
16 Feb 2018 - 27 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£790
for 2 nights
From
£395
£2,125
 
 
Easter 2018
28 Mar 2018 - 18 Apr 2018
6 night minimum stay
£2,370
for 6 nights
From
£395
£2,665
 
 
Summer Off peak
19 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£840
for 2 nights
From
£420
£2,250
 
 
First May bank Holiday 2018
4 May 2018 - 10 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 3 nights
From
£450
£2,250
 
 
Summer Off peak 2
11 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£840
for 2 nights
From
£420
£2,500
 
 
Summer Half Term
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,287
for 3 nights
From
£429
£2,750
 
 
Summer Off Peak 3
1 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£840
for 2 nights
From
£420
£2,650
 
 
Summer Peak 2018
29 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,225
for 7 nights
£3,225
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£700
for 2 nights
From
£350
From
£420
Fri,Sat
£1,980
 
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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