Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fabulous sea views, in the heart of Cowes.
Will & Fiona Headington
- English, French, German
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.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Clean, excellent location in the centre of everything.
Great communication from the owners. Would definitely recommend.
Thank you Rachel - so glad you enjoyed it !
Lovely cottage, shame about the diggers.
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.
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 !
Clean, centrally located and comfortable
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.
perfect for a girls weekend away
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.
Very pleasant & convenient
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!
Brilliant hosts and a great location
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.
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