A stylish, bright and airy town house in the heart of Cowes, renowned for its sailing heritage. Enjoy lazy afternoons in the garden or stroll into town and visit one of the many eateries nearby.
What could be finer for friends, families and dogs than a holiday in this grand old house, set in the vibrant heart of historic Cowes? The prime British summer destination for sailors, Cowes is home to the world’s oldest and biggest sailing regatta. Explore Cowes’ independent shops, pubs, galleries and restaurants, visit Queen Victoria’s splendid Osborne House (2 miles, using the chain ferry to East Cowes), the Wight Military and Heritage Museum (2.5 miles), gorgeous Northwood Park (1 mile), the Sir Max Aitken Nauticalia Museum (1 mile) and Cowes Maritime Museum (300 metres). Doggy restrictions apply on Cowes’ beaches from May to October.
Ascending steps to the front door, you’ll immediately sense the character and elegant ambience of the house. From the hallway, up the grand staircase to the top floor, great love and thought has been lavished on the interior. Members of your group will love to find their own favourite space, be it the dove grey lounge with its impressive bay window and wood burner, the comfy snug with bi-folding doors opening onto the patio, the sleek kitchen with its breakfast bar, the first-floor landing reading space or the paved garden with its dining areas and ping-pong table. After thrilling maritime days, soak in a steaming bath and retire with a nightcap to your welcoming bedroom.
Discover sandy dog-friendly beaches at Seagrove and St Helens (15 miles); fossil-rich Yaverland Sandown (13 miles) and Bembridge Beach (16 miles) are ideal for water sports, including jet-skiing, windsurfing and kitesurfing. On the west side of the island, Watcombe Bay is hard to reach but worth it if you can; nearby Fort Redoubt is dramatically placed on high white cliffs, with spectacular views to even higher ones.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.