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Luxury Mews House in Tranquil Courtyard. Central Ryde. 5 Minutes Walk to Beach.

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Bespoke four-poster bed, stylish decor throughout, close to the beach

The Auction House,located in the heart of Ryde, is part of a stylish conversion of Ryde's Victorian sale rooms. It has been equipped and furnished in a careful blend of contemporary and traditional boutique-hotel style to provide a relaxing and comfortable base for your holiday. The whole house is flooded with light throughout the day. FREE Wifi and Welcome pack are provided. We have a Certificate of Excellence from another major website.

Downstairs the sitting room is furnished with Laura Ashley sofas and French windows open out onto the courtyard - perfect for bringing the outside in or sitting out with a glass of wine or morning coffee. The stylish kitchen/dining area incorporates a peninsular bar so the cook doesn't miss out on any action! There is also a downstairs cloakroom.

Upstairs there is a beautiful mahogany, hand-carved four-poster bed in the main bedroom with stunning sunburst canopy. The twin bedroom is fresh and sunny. Both bedrooms have crisp bedlinen and proper pillows. There is a contemporary bathroom ( large bath with shower over).

Outside there are two patio areas (one private area to the side of he house) furnished with mature hydrangeas, palms and shrubs. Seating for 4 is provided. Car parking for one is available in the courtyard adjacent to the house. Additional paid car parking is available adjacent to the courtyard.

Ryde is an elegant seaside town in East Wight with many Victorian and Georgian buildings, including a restored pier, and easy access to the rest of the Island. There are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants. There are 6 miles of wonderful, sandy beaches together with a marina and children's play parks. The seafront is a gentle 5 minute stroll away.

More Details

Christine Fisher and Terry Gladwin
Member since: 2011
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, Spanish
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

About Christine Fisher and Terry Gladwin

Terry is an architect and Christine works with children from deprived backgrounds. We live near Stratford -about as land locked as you can get!

utiful and unspoilt county and the Welsh Marches have stunning scenery, great food and lovely gardens.

Titley is a really special village with the nature reserve and walks on the Mortimer trail. The nature reserve and lake is tucked away behind the barn and is such a magical place - we have never seen anyone else there when we have visited so it's like having our own private reserve with unploughed meadows and rich birdlife and wild flowers

Christine Fisher and Terry Gladwin purchased this house in 2011

Why Christine Fisher and Terry Gladwin chose Ryde

We have been visiting the Isle of Wight for several years for short breaks having really enjoyed the varied landscape and gentler pace of life. We find Island breaks a good stress-buster!

Ryde is a great base for all year round breaks. It is so convenient to access from the ferries (5-15 minutes) which is helpful if you have had a bit of a trek to get to the Island.

Ryde has plenty of facilities, wonderful beaches and everything you need for a relaxing break whether you want to eat out or cook at home.

What makes this house unique

We love the fact the house is near the centre of town and yet is so tranquil - just a few seagulls to wake up to in the morning and the beach just a stone's throw away from the house. The four-poster bed makes us feel spoilt - a little luxury is essential on holiday, isn't it?

We have furnished The Auction House to the standard of our own home rather than as a holiday let. We hope our guests will appreciate the extra touches we have put into the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you so much for the privilege of staying in your beautiful holiday home. It is so convenient for beaches, restaurants and shops."

"We've just returned from a lovely week on the Island. The house was perfect!"

"Everything was absolutely lovely at the Auction House. The property and fittings are brilliant. We hope to be back."

"Attractive and well-furnished house which lived up to the website description. We will definitely be back."
Jun 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ryde in Isle of Wight

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Out of respect for our neighbours we ask that ball games are not played in the courtyard.
  • We require main organizer of the booking to be older than 21
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet , This is a downstairs cloakroom
  • As this is a new conversion there is a lovely contemporary bathroom situated on the first-floor - perfect for leisurely bathing. Large bath with great shower over, wc, shaver point, medicine cabinet. There is a downstairs cloakroom with wc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) The main bedroom has a stunning mahogany, king-size four-poster. It is a bespoke, hand-carved bed with sunburst canopy. Ideal for lazy mornings or relaxing at the end of the day. The second,twin bedroom is another light, sunny room also with crisp white bedlinen and proper pillows.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Outside there are two patio areas, one overlooking the communal courtyard and another more secluded area to the side of the house. Both are decorated with sun-loving plants such as olives and palms which thrive in the Island's sunny climate. Patio table, chairs and umbrella provided. The patios are the perfect spot for dining al fresco or a glass of wine at the end of the day. Between them they receive sun from breakfast through to dinner. There is parking for one car in the courtyard. Additional on-street parking and long-term car park available opposite the entrance. Short-stay car park 100m. Storage for bikes is available in outbuildings. Barbecue provided. Utility Room: Washer/dryer located in the kitchen. Ironing equipment provided. Please note outside drying is not permitted in order to preserve the ambiance in the courtyard. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included. (Please bring your own beach towels). Travel cot and high chair available. Housekeeping service weekly, prior to guests' arrival.


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Luxury Mews House in Tranquil Courtyard. Central Ryde. 5 Minutes Walk to Beach.
average rating of 4.95 based on 21 reviews

Absolutely gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

It was simply just a true delight & so unusual to have such excellent quality of home furnishings. Normally I’ve found is that people put their old items in their holiday cottage, but not here, all top notch & it’s very central for everything. We absolutely loved it.

Favourite place of all was “Steephill Cove” totally loved it & also Yarmouth is a delight. A must do is the Breezer Open top bus. Basically there’s so much to do on the Island, the Shanklin Theatre was great along with the delightful Chine, which dur8ng the summer is illuminated from 7pm...stunning.

Will definitely use this property again if I go to IOW again. Just fabulous.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Berkhamsted, UK

Always a pleasure to stay here

  • 5 of 5

We've just had our 6th annual stay at the Auction House for Cowes week and as always it's been a great experience.

Sadly our last as with our children turning into adults and moving on to other things, it's unlikely that they will want to return.

But we'll be back like a shot if we get the chance as we love it here.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This lovely house lives up to all expectations

  • 5 of 5

On arrival we found the house to be spotlessly clean and tastefully furnished with no signs of any wear and tear and special attention is paid to meet all our needs during our stay . It is situated in a quiet location but still close to the town and beach. Having spent our week visiting all the towns and places of interest we felt we had definitely picked the best town staying in Ryde. Just 10 minutes drive from the ferry at Fishbourne to the house.Overall we really enjoyed our timr here and would highly recommend this house for a relaxing comfortable stay in the Isle of Wight

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, Selena. We are so pleased you and your mother enjoyed your stay at the Auction House and found Ryde such a good base for exploring the Island.
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Very nice accommodation, great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely, tastefully decorated and well located for the high street and other attractions in Ryde. Very nice to find a fresh pint of milk in the fridge for our tea (also provided) in the morning.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5 star review, Giles. We are so pleased you enjoyed your New Year stay with us.
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Perfect family mini-break with luxury holiday feel

  • 5 of 5

This house made our family weekend away feel like a luxury mini-break.

Who would have thought a trip with a 3 month old and a 3 year old could be so relaxing and feel so five star?!

The house is beautifully decorated, but practical enough that we felt comfortable letting our toddler roam about. The beds, linen, duvets and pillows are top quality and so comfy. Plus the walls are thick enough for the kids not to disturb each other in the night, so we all slept very peacefully.

I knew from previous reviews how well- equipped the house was, which made packing very easy. From essentials like dishwasher tablets to treats like the welcome tray of wine and shortbread, the owners have thought of everything you might need.

And the gorgeous toiletries in the luxury bathrooms make you feel very pampered - it reminded me of expensive hotel living before kids came along which was lovely!

Location is perfect with the shops, restaurants and seafront of Ryde a short walk away (Olivio was lovely - great food and family friendly). We were there end Sept and was still warm enough to play on the beach - and enjoy the trampolining on the seafront!

We also loved the old steam railway - don't miss the train themed playground and Thomas tracks to play with along the platform when you've finished your train ride!

Quarr Abbey is a lovely stop on the short drive back to the Fishbourne ferry - our little one loved feeding the pigs and the cakes in the tea room are fabulous.

We will definitely be returning for future holidays, and will be booking into this house early as it is (understandably!) very popular.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Kate, for taking the time to write such a detailed review. I'm sure it will be helpful for our future guests. We are delighted you had such a lovely break with us and shall look forward to welcoming you back to The Auction House at some future date.
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Manchester, UK

A beautiful property. Modern, comfortable, tastefully furnished, spotless and well-equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We felt immediately at home. There were comprehensive instructions for all appliances. Nothing has been forgotten. The box of information about the IoW was most useful. There was even an O.S. map for our use. A lovely touch was the tray of tea, coffee, biscuits and wine on our arrival. The neighbours were also very friendly. The house is convenient for Ryde town centre, where there are several decent restaurants, and the esplanade with bus and railway stations.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review, Pamela. It is much appreciated. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Auction House.
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: not necessary


Ryde is renowned for its miles of golden, sandy beaches. The nearest beach is barely a 5 minute stroll from the house. It provides a great vantage point for watching the cruise ships and sailing boats in the Solent. We love to go paddling there at sunset! Ryde Pier, the longest in the country, has just been restored to its former glory. Our other favourite is Appley's golden beach, lined with trees and beach-huts, where you can watch the kite-surfers. There is also a busy marina.


Southampton is the nearest airport on the mainland. The ferry from East Cowes (5 miles) connects with Southampton.

A car is not essential as the Portsmouth catamaran and hovercraft connect with Ryde Pier. It is a five minute walk to the house/two minute taxi ride. The island railway connects Ryde to the coastal resorts of Shanklin and Sandown. Buses are frequent to the capital Newport with ongoing connections to other parts of the island.


Newport - 8 miles. Sandown - 4 miles. Shanklin-6 miles. Ventnor - 10 miles.

Cowes - 5 miles (by chain ferry). Osborne House, Queen Victoria's holiday residence - 6 miles. Carisbrooke Castle - 9 miles.

Further Details:

We love:- Havenstreet Steam Railway - 3 miles - travel the island by steam train hopping on and off at villages along the way; the privately owned Ryde cinema - tickets an unbelievable £2.50 - great if the weather is not so good;

walking the coastal path to the quaint village of Seaview - 2 miles - a stop at the trendy Boathouse Pub is recommended; going for cruises on the Solent to visit the historic boatyard at Portsmouth or to Southampton to see the cruise ships; just strolling around Ryde, admiring the lovely architecture and popping in favourite coffee shops. Ice rink, lawn bowling and bowling alley, waterside pool on the Esplanade - 300m.

There is a large Co-Op around the corner and a Tesco Extra on the outskirts of town. Don't miss the Saturday Farmers' Market for artisan breads, freshly-caught crab and lobster and organic produce from the Island. Ryde has plenty of chic shops, cafes and restaurants.

For more information about Ryde visit


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ryde, South East England

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Summer
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
10 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid- Autumn
1 Oct 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Half-Term
19 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Autumn
2 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
21 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Spring
1 Mar 2019 - 17 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 Apr 2019 - 25 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Spring
26 Apr 2019 - 1 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Bank Holiday
3 May 2019 - 6 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Spring
7 May 2019 - 23 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Half-Term
24 May 2019 - 1 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
2 Jun 2019 - 27 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
28 Jun 2019 - 18 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Summer
19 Jul 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes: please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss any special requirements or if you have any queries - we are happy to try to help. tel.07565 563879

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday during the summer months Arrival 3.00pm, departure 10.00am unless by prior arrangement. We are happy to provide flexibility with arrivals and departures Oct.-May. Short breaks available (minimum 3 nights) Oct.-May outside school holidays.
Discounts are available for extended stays over two weeks Oct.- March.
Ferry discounts are often available on request throughout the year.

Our property is non-smoking but guests are welcome to smoke outside.
We regret we are unable to accept pets.
Access - there is a ramp to the front door and a downstairs cloakroom.

Cancellation Policy - our policy is send with our Ts and Cs and is less strict than the website ( which limits our choices) indicates.

Terms and conditions - we will forward this with our booking form

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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