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Terraced Cottage In Central West Cowes

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage in West Cowes, Isle of Wight, England - Perfect Location For Yacht Haven, High Speed Ferry Or Car Ferries

A beautiful terraced cottage ideal for family holiday, crew let or as a corporate shore base in west Cowes. Full of character and sleeping 6 people it is equally suitable for weeks holiday, weekend getaway or a cosy Christmas and New Year break. Excellent location just 1 minutes walk behind the high-street, very close to marinas, shops, restaurants and pubs avoiding all Cowes infamous hills. Easily accessible on foot from high speed ferry. Two twin rooms, stunning double room and a modern bathroom. All linen, towels and a maid service (on leaving) are included to make your stay as easy as possible. The house has wireless broadband and a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher. The living room has an LCD 32 inch free view TV and DVD. There is a small courtyard garden which is perfect for alfresco dining and relaxing.

Steve Chalker
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018

About Steve Chalker

I live and work in Hertfordshire, England, with a wife and young family. We are fun loving and enjoy being on or near the sea whenever possible.

Steve Chalker purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Steve Chalker chose Cowes

My wife and I recently completed our Day Skipper sailing qualifications and wanted to spend more time near the water. We fell in love with the energy and vibe in West Cowes that becomes so peaceful in winter. We love the tranquility of walking from the house along the waterfront whilst the kids play on the beaches and watching the boats sail by. A wave of relaxation hits us as we step aboard the High Speed Ferry knowing that we are truely leaving the rat race behind...even if only temporarily.

What makes this cottage unique

The property is ideally located right in the centre of Cowes, only a few minutes from shops, restaurants and the quaint highstreet. The warm and cosy 150 year old cottage is a perfect getaway and you feel amongst island life as soon as you arrive. There is no need to drive anywhere and walking in the sea air and watching the boats go by is so relaxing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Emily F (Wilts): We had a lovely stay. The best thing about your property was the location, it was right next to the town centre and more importantly 'pubs' - we just wanted to get away and have a few drinks to be honest and the location was ideal. Thank you for making our stay enjoyable, I look forward to my next trip to the Isle of Wight, which we would definitely consider your property again for.
Sep 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cowes in Isle of Wight

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Fully tiled bathroom which consists of bath/shower, sink and toilet with bathroom cabinet. Note that the bathroom is on the ground floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 on top floor with double bed, vanity desk chair and two chests of drawers. Note that this bedroom is up a very steep and narrow flight of stairs and may not be suitable for the elderly, infirm or very young. Bedrooms two and three on the first floor both contain two single beds and a wardrobe - each single bed has integral drawer storage.
  • Television
  • Garden
Notes on accommodation: No pets please. Outside: There is a small, private, courtyard garden with table and chairs. Utility Room: Washing machine and hanging space for coats / crew wear. External door to walled courtyard garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels, and tea towels are included. Beds made up for your arrival and property is fully cleaned between each letting. Other: No pets or smoking inside the house thank you.


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Terraced Cottage In Central West Cowes
average rating of 4.631579 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This property I would highly recommend as the house was lovely, clean and in a perfect location 👍

10/10 marks from me and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Would definitely love to return and stay here again.

Well done to Steve.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many many thanks - glad you enjoyed.
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  • 2 of 5

Location was best

The owner was so helpful.

House wasn't cleaned properly, aspecially kitchen, living room rug needs changing.

Also spotted a bedbugs in the bedroom upstairs.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for Cowes week and the location was absolutely perfect. No hiking up and down hills carrying heavy wet weather gear for us! There were five of us staying there and the house was a great size and very practically laid out. The bedrooms are all good sizes although it is worth noting that the staircase to the top bedroom is very steep (not a problem for us but worth noting if you are planning to put people with limited stair climbing ability up there!)

Steve was fantastic from our first inquiries all the way through to the end of our stay. He accommodated our extra linen requests as we had crew changes throughout the week and always answered emails nice and quickly. He also provides you with a welcome pack of information before you arrive which is a lovely touch.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Title says it all, the house is really nice and ideally situated in the middle of West Cowes. Wife, 2 children and I had a great time. Fantastic beach at Sandown/Yaverland, water nice temperature for swimming. Plenty of things to do round and about on the Isle of Wight. Great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very convienent cosy cottage!

  • 4 of 5

Good accommodation in centre of Cowes, close to Redjet ferry and food shops. Ideal position for exploring Cowes.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect stay on "The Island"

  • 5 of 5

Accommodations were as advertised, lots of charm, comfortable, walking distance to everything. Traveled with wife and two teenage boys, plenty of space in the house; wonderful stay. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

Perfect for crew accommodation given proximity to major marinas and town centre.


Beaches and marinas very close by.


The property is 5 minutes walk from the high speed Cowes Ferry. Whilst the islands bus services are very good and frequent, a car is recommended for exploring further than Cowes itself. There is a public car park across the road, and visitor permits are available upon request for a small fee for utilising on street parking.


Slap bang in the heart of Cowes itself - most of the island is only 20 mins away by car. There are innumerable attractions on the island including steam railway, adventure theme parks, zoo as well as more natural attractions of beautiful beaches, the Needles and Alum Bay.

Further Details:

The cottage contains lots of leaflets from local attractions as well as maps and charts of the local area for planning days inside and out.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please enquire.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.

Notes on prices:
Shorter breaks and rates are available upon request.
Minimum 2 night stay.
We are able to quote for rates including the Red Funnel car ferry crossings too.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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