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Gorgeous Townhouse Overlooking Cowes Marina

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 9 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fabulous sea views, in the heart of Cowes.

Lovely relaxing townhouse right overlooking Cowes Marina with fabulous views of the Solent beyond, situated right in the heart of Cowes. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, spacious sitting room and kitchen with huge window over marina. Flatscreen freeview TV's, Wifi, tasteful neutral decor, fully equipped to a very high standard. Shops, restaurants, pubs and marina all within a minutes walk!

We really look after you, and hope our attention to detail gives you a really great stay.

The property is conveniently situated right in the heart of Cowes, with a secluded entrance in a small gated courtyard off the High Street. An old seamans residence, it was completely renovated to a high standard in 2007 and retains its character with some quaint sloping ceilings and floors. On 4 floors over a small shop at the front. A smart front door opens into an entrance hall with multiple coat hooks and shoe rack, continuing up a characterful winding stairway (not suitable for disabled or infirm) to the first floor, comprising the bright airy kitchen. Fully equipped with oven, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine, plenty of cupboard space, smart white china and fine glasses, and equipment to suit every eventuality, plus a drop leaf table which can accommodate 6 people, and fabulous views over the marina and harbour from the huge window.

The spacious sitting room has two comfy sofas and an ottoman, a wall-mounted flat screen freeview TV, DVD player, wifi connection, coffee table, plus a dining/computer table for 6 people, and full bookshelves. Stairs lead up to a large airy twin (could be triple) bedroom, with wardrobe and chest of drawers. Onward to a bunk bedroom with fantastic views over the marina and Solent. Chest of drawers and hanging rail. Also on this floor is a bathroom with spacious shower bath with glass screen, loo and basin, plenty of shelves, towel rails and hooks. Stairs lead up to the master bedroom, with velux window and fabulous views over the marina and Solent. Can be a large double, or twin beds. Wall mounted flatscreen freeview TV. Chest of drawers, spacious shelving and hanging space. Leading into a spacious bathroom with luxuriously large shower, large basin area and loo, plus more shelving.

The property is conveniently situated right on Cowes High Street - which is closed to traffic during the day and restricted at night. Great if you like to be in the centre of the action! And easy to park nearby with our Residents parking vouchers.

More Details

Property Manager
Will & Fiona Headington
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

About Will & Fiona Headington

We moved to the Isle of Wight about 16 years ago, (from the home counties) and ran a couple of sailing clothing shops in Cowes - T&G Clothing and Murphy & Nye - for many years. Now we run Holiday lets - here in Cowes and a Treehouse and Shepherds Huts in Whippingham nearby. We just love it here, and so do our children who were subsequently born here. The pace of life is much less hectic, there are so many lovely things to do, and you are always in reach of the sea the moment the sun comes out !

Will & Fiona Headington purchased this house in 2006

Why Will & Fiona Headington chose Cowes

The house is a very old, quaint little seamans residence, it has probably been here for hundreds of years, judging by the sloping floors ! ( Which we have had completely underpinned during a big renovation project in 2007, don't worry !)

What makes this house unique

It really is in such a great location, right in heart of the little harbour town of Cowes, a stone's throw from the marina, a great selection of shops, restaurants and pubs. Our kids just love staying there, feeling they are right in the middle of all the action, yet in a safe haven !

The views over the marina and the Solent are lovely, as are the gentle seaside sounds of the masts, etc.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Fiona,

We arrived at about 2pm yesterday and was really pleased with the house. It is spacious yet cosy. It has been decorated in such a way that is very relaxing. Just what we needed. The location is great and handy with Sainsburys and Co-Op so close and parking is not a problem. I will not hesitate to recommend to friends and family. Its perfect! :-)

Thanks again

P. H.
Feb 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Cowes around the Isle of Wight

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Master bathroom has extra large shower, large basin area and loo. Bathroom 2 has spacious showerbath, basin and loo.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Can be a double bed
  • New Super King size bed in Master bedroom, with ensuite. 1st twin room can be a triple. 2nd twin room is bunkbeds.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Gated Community
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
New - residents parking permit tickets now available. Parking available in surrounding streets. Free on Sundays and after 6pm.


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Gorgeous Townhouse Overlooking Cowes Marina
average rating of 4.4 based on 12 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Clean, excellent location in the centre of everything.

Great communication from the owners. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, shame about the diggers.

  • 3 of 5

We decided we needed a girls weekend away to recharge our batteries and chose Will and Fiona's 'Marina View' cottage as the perfect base. The cottage is simply but, beautifully furnished, well equipped and very central for shopping and eating out. Unfortunately we were not told of the work taking place at the marina and a 'heads up' on this would have been useful. The heavy plant, including a large breaker worked all weekend. At least we were on our way home shortly after they started on the Sunday. I suggested Fiona would like to offer us some small compensation as, our weekend was not as chilled as planned. Unfortunately she felt this was not her responsibility! Oh well, perhaps the cottage should be called 'Digger View' until the work is complete.

The girls from Oxfordshire.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We did apologise profusely to our guests, but were totally unaware and uninformed that the marina were starting some very unusual work for this time of year. We were as surprised as the guests. Had we known, we could have arranged alternative accommodation. We contacted the marina several times during their stay, who also seemed rather clueless as to what time and when the contractors might be working - highly unusual over the weekend days. We also contacted the marina after the stay and have now managed to secure some compensation for our guests. The normal sounds expected from the marina are the tinkling of yacht masts, which is lovely and relaxing - so were especially sorry for the disturbance this time, This is the first time this has happened in 8 years of owning the house !
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Clean, centrally located and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfectly located on the high street. It is beautifully clean and very comfortable. The initial steps in are very steep and is over 3 floors so not good for anyone that struggles with stairs. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect for a girls weekend away

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend away in Cowes, the accommodation was just right for us. It slept 7 adults comfortably. It was central to everything we wanted. It was lovely spread over 3 floors. We would recommend this property to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very pleasant & convenient

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property with both a bathroom and ensuite shower room so we were all very happy with that! The location was brilliant: just a stone's throw from the ferry and local bus terminals, as well as local foodstores, so very convenient in terms of getting around and for self-catering. Loved the views out to the harbour. Would thououghly recommend it here!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant hosts and a great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely holiday in Fiona and Will's holiday home in Cowes. Though small, it was clean and very nicely decorated, with personal touches such as beautiful sailing prints on the walls throughout the property. It was brilliantly situated in the centre of the high street and we enjoyed browzing the shops and restaurants nearby. Fiona and Will were 100% kind and helpful before and during our stay. They were happy to answer any question, gave quick and thoughtful answers, and didn't mind extra requests. They really helped make our holiday a success.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Pier View
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Cowes seafront
Car: not necessary

The historic yachting mecca of Cowes is a great place to explore. In the summer there are numerous sailing regattas to watch. The pedestrianised and quaint High Street hosts many lovely shops, pubs and restaurants. All year round it is lovely to stroll along the seafront, continuing on to beach walks towards the village of Gurnard. Cowes also makes a great base to explore the Isle of Wight


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

We like to be as flexible and helpful as possible - so do always ask if you'd like some different dates or rates !

Bank Holidays, Festivals and special Events do have special rates - please enquire for details.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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