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Miss susan picano

Member since: 2009
Speaks English

Delightful Period Holiday Home in a Great Location

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Isle of Wight - Middleton Cottage


Come and stay in this beautifully refurbished period terraced house, moments from the town centre and the sailing marinas. The photo's don't do justice to this lovely house. The comfortable and contemporary property is over 3 floors, completely refurbished with an open plan ground floor, contemporary bathroom with shower and a small, private, decked garden and dedicated parking.

There are 2 bedrooms, the first with a double bed and the second with single bunk beds plus another single bed, therefore sleeping five with comfort. (It is possible to sleep a 6th person, either a baby in the travel cot, or using a comfortable futon mattress which can be provided at an additional charge). The kitchen is well equipped and the bathroom luxurious. An open plan ground floor means you can all be together for meal times and relaxing in the evening. The courtyard garden has a table and chairs and room to barbeque. It is private and gets the sun in the afternoon. PARKING AND WIFI AVAILABLE. CAR PARK sufficient for standard cars but a bit tight for people carriers/4x4's/caravenettes

The House: You will love this period terraced house, built in 1900 probably for workers in the boat building trade. It has been beautifully refurbished and is completely contemporary but retains period charm.

The kitchen is new and has washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, gas hob and electric oven. The open plan kitchen/dining/sitting area has a table with chairs for four (plus two stools to seat 6), and a comfortable seating area. We also have a Mothercare travel cot available.

The bathroom is also new, contemporary and a good size with a shower over the bath and heated towel rail.

The ground floor is laminate flooring (we would appreciate shoes being taken off when you come in to preserve the lovely floor!) and it is carpeted on the other two floors.

The house has gas central heating for cosy off season holidays. The garden is small but private and sunny. It has a table and chairs and room to barbeque. DEDICATED OFF STREET PARKING. (but nothing longer than a Ford Mondeo Estate)

THE TOWN - Cowes is a dear little town, full of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. A lot of it is pedestrianised so makes for a pleasant stroll. The sailing marinas are really close and are obviously very busy in the summer. Out of season it is quieter of course but Cowes makes a good base to explore the island, walking, cycling, in the car or bus. There is a pleasant, level walk along the seafront from Cowes to Gurnard which takes just over half an hour. Gurnard is a much smaller sailing centre with a pub, cafe and children's play area. Car and bicycle hire are available in Cowes.

Many of the bars, restaurants, cafes have views over the water.

There are several Italian and Indian restaurants as well as some more traditional English outlets. All the pubs serve good food too. There are two fish and chip shops and several tea rooms.

Places to visit: Rosemary Vineyard (Ryde), Alverstone Walk - Easy access ramble (near Sandown), Brading Roman Villa (Brading), Superbowl (Ryde), Dinosaur Interactive Museum (Sandown), Isle of Wight Zoo (Sandown), Steam Railway (Ryde), Owl and Monkey Haven (Newport), Shared Earth Fair Trade Retailer (New Church).

THE ISLE OF WIGHT: There is so much to do on the Isle of Wight. There are water sports of all sorts all around 60 miles of coastline. Coves, sandy bays, beaches for families, surfers, sailors and sunbathers.

Lots of family activities, including tennis, golf, parascending, walking, fishing, windsurfing and picnicing as well as all the tourist attractions, ie. Blackgang Chine, Robin Hill ,Osborne House, Dinosaur Isle, Botanic Gardens, model village, steam railway. The I W tourist website is crammed with ideas.

For a quiet holiday the walks along the coast and inland are wonderful with bridle paths all over the island. After which you can stop off at a pub or cafe for lunch. Inland there are farms to visit including the now famous garlic farm! There are 6 golf courses, including one in Cowes, plus horse riding, cycling, walking, crabbing and rock pooling for the activist and cafes, pubs, restaurants, for the more sedentary!

The best surfing beaches are Compton Bay, Freshwater, Niton and Shanklin

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Miss susan picano (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks English

About Miss susan picano

We are a family that loves the Isle of Wight. We live in London but feel like we have come home when we step off the Red Jet and into lovely Cowes.

My grandchildren love it here.

Miss susan picano purchased this house in 2009

Why Miss susan picano chose Isle of Wight

Cowes has a great buzz but is still restful and easy to be in. Full of great shops, cafes and restaurants but with a small town feel. Cowes has its own vibe, unlike anywhere else on the island. So convenient for travel around the Island, for walking, cycling, bus or car. The house is comfortable, light, contemporary, central, convenient and altogether delightful. What else could we want?

What makes this house unique

We love this period property which still has some old world charm but is completely contemporary and convenient. The house has a black and white theme and is simple and clean. The little garden is private and big enough to sit and have breakfast in or take in some sun in the afternoon or enjoy a barbeque in the evening. Although in a quiet mews, we are (literally) less than a minute from Cowes centre.

Guestbook comments from the owner

came for a sailing break - so enjoyed coming back to the house at the end of the day. thank you, comfortable and easy to stay.
May 2012
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based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

Delightful Period Holiday Home in a Great Location
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 23 reviews

Fantastic holiday home in beautiful Cowes

  • 5 of 5

This property provides a fantastic holiday base in beautiful cowes, located in a quite mews but just minutes from the high street. The propert is set over three floors is exceptionally well maintained and very clean throughout. A lot of though has gone into the property with flush fitting cupboards, a delightful decked patio and a large family bathroom and a very well equipped kitchen. The kitchen is open plan making a very informal atmosphere for eating and relaxing. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. The extras in this property really make it: games, dvds, bbq, dish washer, washing machine, the owners are obviously very proud of this property and enusre that it is welcoming when you arrive. The town of Cowes is safe and relaxed with a good mix of shops and supermarkets, however if you don't want to cook I recommend the Italian on the hill and the fist and chip shop - fantastic. This holiday home makes a great location for exploring the Island hiring a cyle (the local hire shop is very knowledgable) is an exhilarating way of getting around - beware the Island is rather hilly ! There are numerous beaches to explore, a surf lesson is family fun day out as Osbourne House. I fully recommed this proptery for an ideal family holiday get away.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love this review because it absolutely sums up this property. She is right, we are proud of this property and want it to be the perfect base for people to enjoy their holiday. If you have never been to the Isle of Wight, come and find out what a great holiday centre it is, particularly for the family, as this reviewer says. I didn't know about the family surf lessons, so thanks for that info, sounds like fun! susan
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Excellent peaceful home

  • 5 of 5

An excellent home in the center of Cowes. Fantastic facilities. Everything you need for a good break. Garden a great sun-trap. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. I know you were needing a rest so glad the house provided that.
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A lovely comfortable cottage in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in this lovely home. It has been very thoughtfully renovated and had everything we needed during our stay. It is truly in the centre of Cowes, so many places to shop and eat very close by; we found the location very quiet though. The parking space just around the corner was easy to reach and valuable to have. The public car park nearby has recycling facilities and an electric car charging point.

The cottage was really clean, and it was lovely to arrive to beds made up with clean and crisp white bedding, and towels to match.

We would't hesitate to come back, thank you Sue for a lovely stay!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review MIDDLETON cottage - our first this season. So glad you loved the house, as we do, and would be delighted to welcome you back for another holiday in the future.
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Slim ingericht huisje/ Lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a real Nice stay in the cottage. We were with five. 3 adults, 1 teenagers, 1 baby.

We loved the 3 floors. We really loved the bath and the shower.

We definitily come back in the future. We liked the smart use of space.

We bought a family busticket in the bus. The busstop is down the street near the coop.

A Nice trip is Amazone world.

It is a Nice and relaxed stay in the cottage.

Een review in het Nederlands

We hebben een week doorgebracht in dit huisje. Het is heel slim ingericht. Overal kastjes in de muren met allerlei benodigdheden.

Het huisje ligt heel centraal in het dorp en de busstop is op nog geen 100meter. Het is echt een mooi vakantie eiland. Je zult je er totaal niet vervelen maar je komt er wel heerlijk tot rust. Amazone world is een echte aanrader. Je kan in de bus een kaart kopen voor Max vijf personen voor een week. Wij komen hier zeker nog eens terug.

Groeten Joyce

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect spot to explore the Isle of Wight

  • 5 of 5

I don't really want to say what we thought about this property for fear that it may be booked out in future ;)

We were incredibly impressed by the property. We had brought a lot of cooking equipment with us as we're both a bit 'foodie' with our time off, and most of it never left the box as the house was so well equipped. We didn't lack for anything. From a touristy perspective, there was a huge supply of information in terms of fliers and a book of hints and tips left by previous residents. The property is extremely well located for popping out to the shops, and the co-op next door has the best croissants ever. Having a dedicated parking spot was wonderful, and everything in the house was to the highest standard. We loved all the hidden doors/cupboard and space saving strategies. Just really clever. It rained all but three days that we were on the Island, so we never used the back patio, but imagine it would be beautiful in the summer months. The children were well catered for in the bunk beds room. They spent hours playing there, and building forts out of the ample supply of sheets.

If Susan would have us back, we'd definitely love to spend another month at Middleton Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How wonderful to get such a fabulous review. Not that the review isn't well deserved - all they say is true, even though I say it myself. (totally agree that the Coop has the best croissants I have ever had!) This family stayed for a whole month in November last year and looked after the house so beautifully. I very much hope they will come and stay again and that their review will encourage whoever is reading this to come and stay on the Isle of Wight.
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Lovely cottage, central location

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage in a very central location in Cowes convenient for the shops, seafront and fast ferry. The cottage is very comfortable throughout and highly recommended.

Possible drawbacks are that the stairs are quite steep, which may be a problem for some people, and that noise from nearby pubs went on very late on Friday night.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you found the house convenient and comfortable. I agree the stairs are quite steep so I do mention it in the details on the website - they are standard for a 1900 house but you wouldn't get the same arrangement in a modern house, I am sure. Re the noise from the pub - I do hope this was a one off unfortunately for you as I have never had it mentioned before (except during Cowes Week!). I hope it did not detract from your holiday.
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Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
1 Metres
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Southampton mainland & local train from Ryde
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: recommended

The delightful town of Cowes is, of course, most famous for its sailing events and races; Cowes Week being the most well known. The town has cafes, restaurants, pubs, shops within minutes. 9 hole golf course in Cowes. Sainsbury's and M&S food store moments away. Lovely gift and clothes shops. Walk along the sea front, watch the boats then take the level walk along the sea front to Gurnard for lunch. The town centre is pedestrianised for a pleasant and safe stroll. Try the new artisan bakers where you help yourself to breakfast. Red Jet hi speed passenger service 2 minutes away & the chain link ferry, linking Cowes with the Red Funnel Steamer a short drive. Access to the island can also be made via the ferry from Portsmouth to Fishbourne or Lymington to Yarmouth. Newport, the main town is a 10 minute drive away with buses every 10 minutes. WiFi & DEDICATED OFF STREET PARKING. Local Bicycle & Car hire.

Beaches aplenty and walks for all energy levels then home to this lovely period house.

Golf: There are 8 GOLF COURSES on the Island, including one in Cowes. A lovely opportunity to get away for a few days' golf! As well as the one in Cowes they are located in: East Cowes (in the grounds of Osborne House, beautiful setting), Newport, Ryde, Sandown, Ventnor, Westridge and Freshwater Bay. Some of the golf courses are in parts of outstanding natural beauty.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cowes, Isle of Wight

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
27 Aug 2016 - 3 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2016 - 1 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

£30 reduction for multiple week bookings
£30 supplement payable for each additional person staying (more than 4 people)
£30 supplement for part week bookings (£40 less than 4 nights)
£30 supplement for split week bookings (eg. a full week but not Sat to Sat

20% deposit due on booking, the remainder two calendar months before the holiday.
please add 5% if paying by pay pal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
  • The house has a really lovely contemporary bathroom It has a full sized bath with a powerful shower over the bath, shower screen, heated towel rail and a lovely, warm, bamboo floor. It has a good sized basin and the window overlooks the little garden. It is a family sized bathroom beautifully refurbished. The heated towel rail can be used in the warmer weather when central heating is not needed but you still want warm dry towels. It is situated on the first floor, next to the twin bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
  • The loft bedroom is on the second floor, with a velux style window, comfortable double bed, chest of drawers and hanging space. It is light and comfortable. It is large enough to take the double futon on the floor if needed. The second bedroom has single bunk beds and an additional single bed. The beds are modern and comfortable. There is a wardrobe and chest of drawers in the second bedroom. Both bedrooms are double room size. Additional guests can sleep on available double futon mattress in one of the bedrooms so you can sleep 6 at a pinch. Families with four children have stayed by using the futon as have small groups The second bedroom is on the first floor next to the bathroom. The bedroom floors are carpeted.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Middleton Terrace is a quiet pedestrianised mews. Cowes centre is one street away with all its shops and facilities. The property is on 3 floors so has 2 flights of stairs. The twin bedroom is next to the bathroom. The property is well arranged for living, relaxing, sleeping and cooking. The sunny garden is small but big enough to eat outside and barbeque. The open plan ground floor means everyone can be together in the evening and whoever is cooking dinner is not on their own! DEDICATED PARKING moments from the house. (The parking space is large enough for a standard car but not for 4x4's or caravanettes). WALKING, CYCLING, GOLF, WATERSPORTS all local. Bike and car hire available in Cowes. The house is lovely to come back to at the end of a day's exploring, sailing, walking, bike riding or golf. There are many local pubs and restaurants and all are great for a visit in the evening and just a stroll away. A new Marks & Spencer food hall is opening in August and is 1 minute away

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