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Seafront Luxury Holiday Apartments STRAND HOUSE (ETB 4 Star) - The Crows Nest

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



The Crows Nest

The Crows Nest Apartment on the top floor of Strand House provides the most amazing uninterrupted views over the Solent. Exit the house, walk to the end of the garden, cross the road and you are on the beach...

A full Access Statement is available for hirers with any concerns about ease of using the property by infirm or elderly guests. Strand House is graded 4 STAR by the English Tourist Board.

Our detailed owners website is available at

About the property


Strand House is a magnificent Regency Villa building spectacularly situated on the seafront in Ryde with probably the best views over the Solent, and just over the Esplanade from Ryde's beautiful sandy beach.

Strand House has two beautifully appointed, well equipped and extremely comfortable non-smoking apartments available for use throughout the year - The Garden Apartment and The Crows Nest Apartment - each suitable for 4(+2) guests.

(All images for property ref 730944] copyright Jan Johnston).

Strand House is a great spot for beach life...or long walks (6 mile sandy beach and promenade continues to Appley and Seaview), lots of local amenities less than 5 minutes walk (bowling, ice-skating, mini-boating lake, pitch & putt) as well as Ryde's town facilities.

Also brilliant location for foot-passengers to the Island or those who would prefer to leave the car behind occasionally; particularly in the evening as its so easy to stroll into town for the many cafes, excellent quality bars and restaurants.

Local connections are all within easy reach of 5-10 minutes walking including Ryde bus and train station, Catamaran to Portsmouth.

Our detailed owners website is available at

More Details

Mrs Jan Johnston
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 June, 2018

Available Rentals

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Welcome pack provided on arrival.

Arrival from 2.00pm/Departure 10.00am

Change-over dates are Saturday in high season; low season and off-peak times can sometimes be adjusted to different days by prior agreement.

For stays longer than a week; mid-stay linen changeover/clean

Off road parking available for one car - if you need parking for an additional vehicle please check space availability


Accommodation and facilities for The Crows Nest in Ryde in Isle of Wight

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full size bath with electric shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • There is a normal double, twin has two full size adult beds and there is a double sofa-settee in the lounge. We can also provide a cot and highchair.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
It is a very comfortable apartment with new equipment throughout and new furnishings. A full Access Statement is available for hirers with any concerns about ease of using the property by infirm or elderly guests: it is not suitable for people who cannot easily use stairs. Strand House is graded 4 STAR by the English Tourist Board.


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The Crows Nest
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Fantastic flat in Ryde

  • 5 of 5

Excellent, very clean, well equipped flat in Ryde with fantastic views across Ryde sands and the Solent to the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. On a clear day you can even see the cruise liners in Southampton (although you might need binoculars) and if you are lucky you could see one passing the window as you have dinner!

The vast sandy beach is just across the road , and bus , train station and main town just a few minutes walk away.

Friendly, helpful owners (Jan and Tony), for whom nothing is too much trouble.

We first stayed almost 20 years ago and have been back every year since.....need I say more?

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your most kind and thoughtful review. Its always such a pleasure when you come to stay. Your arrival in June always hails the arrival of Summer! We very much look forward to seeing you again next year. Many thanks again.
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Ryde Castle
Nearest Ferry
0.9 Miles
Ryde to Portsmouth
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
3 Buoys/Michaelangelos/Olivos (excellent quality)
Car: not necessary

Amenities within a couple of minutes walk include:

Heated swimming pool, Yacht Marina, Boating Lake, Tenpin Bowling, Cycle hire, Kids mini fun fair, Outdoor bowls, Trampolines, Pitch & Putt, Appley Beach and Town Centre, Gymnasium, Café Bars.

Plus all the local services and shops including grocers, post office, laundrette, pubs, café, fish and chips takeaway and a Chinese restaurant/takeaway. Within 15-20 minutes you can easily walk into Ryde high street for shopping (supermarket, major banks, wine bars and cafes) and there is also a small cinema.

The major shopping centre for the Island is Newport, which is approximately 30 minutes drive.

Activity holidays:

We are ideally placed for those who want to bring a boat to sail from Ryde Harbour. In five minutes you could be exploring the Solent or even sail round the island for the day. There are also passenger fishing/day trips.

Other Activities: bowling, (pay as you go) gym


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