Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
This is a wonderful retreat standing amidst a large garden, adjacent to woodland and the wonderful estate of Osborne House – the Island palace of Queen Victoria. The Indian Summer House has a fascinating history. From the cottage quiet lanes and footpaths can be followed to the sea which is only a quarter of a mile away. There is easy access to Cowes which is built astride the River Medina - a small chain ferry links the two parts.
Sleeps 2 + 1 in 1 bedroom
This lovely detached cottage is beautifully situated in delightful countryside, with the most wonderful open views across rolling lawns and fields to the valley of the River Medina which gently meanders into the distance. It is a peaceful location on the 35 acre Medham Farm and visitors have open access to the private meadow, lake and beautiful woodland of the farm. This is an area rich in wildlife with frogs, newts and ducks in the pond the garden overlooks.
This delightful cottage is beautifully situated on the sea front near Cowes and enjoys wonderful open views across the Solent - just a stones throw away. Visitors can relax and watch a wonderful, constantly changing, scene with sailing boats, liners and small sea craft. The centre of Cowes is within a 15 minute walk - a fashionable sailing centre renowned for the Cowes week sailing event in August, The town has a range of boutique style shops and some excellent restaurants. The small coastal resort of Gurnard is also within a pleasant 10 minute stroll along the sea front – here there is a public house, café and children’s adventure play area.
Briary Cottage is a beautiful property, in a conservation area, which has recently been skillfully converted from the original coach house of The Briary – a large Victorian house - no longer in existence. Briary Cottage and Briary Lodge, formerly the ‘groom’s house’, now stand side by side within a large garden overlooking the sea. The cottage has been furnished and equipped to a very high standard. It has under floor heating on the ground floor beneath the oak and tiled floors. There is a lovely open plan fitted kitchen, a range style cooker with 5 gas hobs, a wok facility; a double electric oven; dishwasher, microwave, sink and fridge freezer; a separate utility room with a second sink, washing machine and tumble dryer; a ground floor bedroom with twin beds/King size double (zip and link facility). This is a lovely room with patio doors providing access to the garden and there is an en-suite bathroom with a bath, overhead shower, basin and w.c. There is an additional shower room on the ground floor with a large walk in shower, basin and w.c.; a delightful open plan living room with a large floor to ceiling window taking full advantage of the open sea views. This room has two sofas, a flat 32 inch hi definition television, with Freeview/Blueray DVD player and wood burning stove plus an attractive dining area. A door opens from the living room onto a delightful enclosed staircase ascending to a bedroom in the octagonal tower of the cottage. This is a charming double bedroom with sea views. Please be aware that the upstairs bedroom is not suitable for young children due to the galleried stairwell and open staircase. A travel cot/high chair can be provided for a baby. Central heating/electricity without extra charge. WiFi internet available.
Briary Cottage has a secluded raised terrace at the side of the property with garden furniture so that meals can be eaten outside whilst enjoying the wonderful sea views. There is a second terrace at the front of the cottage with open sea views plus a large lawn where visitors can relax. Visitors are asked not to play ball games in the garden due to the proximity of the esplanade and of the large picture window of the sitting room. (The garden is not formerly separated from that of Briary Lodge, which is only occupied by the owners of the cottage). A private path leads directly from the sea front to the cottage. Cars can generally be parked in the road just outside of the property in this quiet area of Cowes. During Cowes week or if visitors have particular concerns it may be possible to make arrangements for a car to be parked in the drive of Briary Lodge. Regular bus service within 2 minutes walk. Public house 10 minutes walk. Shops, restaurants and access to the Red Jet service to the mainland – 15 minutes walk. Nearby places to visit include Osborne House, the island home of Queen Victoria, the National Nature Reserve at Newtown and Havenstreet Steam railway. A golf course, sailing courses, fishing and boating trips are easily accessible.
Please see the Access statement below for more information about the dimensions of rooms, facilities and local amenities
Briary Cottage has ground floor accommodation and is a non smoking cottage. WiFi Internet is provided free of charge at Briary Cottage. Briary Cottage is available for weekly self catering holiday bookings from Friday to Friday. The normal arrival time at this holiday cottage is 15:00 and the normal departure time is 10:00. Short break weekend and midweek self catering holidays are available from and 27th October 2017 to 17th December 2017.
For details on access to Briary Cottage for those with impaired mobility or disabilities please read the cottage access statement in the tab below.
We can book the ferry to the Isle of Wight for you at preferential prices and this can be added to your Isle of Wight holiday cottage booking. A quote will automatically be sent to you with the confirmation of your holiday.
Briary Cottage - Cowes Isle of Wight
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|Briary Cottage Prices Per Week|
|21 April - 27 April 2017 - £453||28 April - 04 May 2017 - £514||05 May - 11 May 2017 - £524|
|12 May - 18 May 2017 - £535||19 May - 25 May 2017 - £540||26 May - 01 June 2017 - £891|
|02 June - 15 June 2017 - £686||16 June - 22 June 2017 - £752||23 June - 29 June 2017 - £823|
|30 June - 06 July 2017 - £864||07 July - 13 July 2017 - £975||14 July - 20 July 2017 - £999|
|21 July - 27 July 2017 - £1109||28 July - 03 August 2017 - £1659||04 August - 31 August 2017 - £1109|
|01 September - 07 September 2017 - £665||08 September - 14 September 2017 - £599||15 September - 21 September 2017 - £569|
|22 September - 28 September 2017 - £495||29 September - 19 October 2017 - £443||20 October - 26 October 2017 - £655|
|27 October - 17 December 2017 - £409||18 December - 31 December 2017 - £735|
Briary Cottage has live availability and prices. Click on the start date to begin you booking. Booking information and options and extras available at Briary Cottage are detailed below.Booking Fee £19.75 per booking Cot & High Chair £13.29 per booking Towels (Bath & Hand Towel) £0.00 per person per booking WiFi Internet Free WiFi Internet Heating & Electricity Free of chargeBed Linen Free of chargeBooking Deposit 25% (min £125.00)of cottage rental Security Bond Refundable Deposit £100 per booking
Briary Cottage has short break self catering holiday availability on the Isle of Wight. These are the short break periods.Briary Cottage Short Breaks 2017 27th October to 17th December Weekday & Weekend Short Breaks
Pricing and Booking Notes for Briary CottageArrival Time 15:00 Departure Time 10:00 Sleeps 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2
Cowes is famous sailing mecca and attracts sailors from around the world for the Cowes Week festival. Naturally there is much more to this little town and many simply come to enjoy the small shops and boutique stores as well as the vibrant atmosphere. The coast line either side of Cowes makes for pleasant walking and it is possible to walk along to Ryde to the East or Gurnard to the West. A stretch of beach towards Gurnard is an enjoyable place to enjoy a picnic and watch the yachts, fishing boats and cruise liners.
More holiday information at www.wightinfo.co.uk/cowes
Lugleys, Cowes - Seafront restaurant at the West end of Cowes with a menu of good gourment food. Also popular for Sunday lunch. lugleysofcowes.com
There are a number of small restaurants in Cowes. If you have tried one you like please let us know and we will pass it along. You can also leave suggestions for places to eat on our Facebook pages.
Isle of Wight Osteopath - www.isleofwightosteopath.co.uk
Tree Climbing - A chance to climb into the canopy as part of a fun day out on the Isle of Wight. This family friendly activity is very safe and extremely popular with children and adults alike. For more information visit www.goodleaf.co.uk
Isle of Wight Steam Railway - A wonderful day out for the family with a step back in time to the age of steam. The Isle of Wight Steam Railway offers a chance to learn about the trains and travel part of the Isle of Wight by train. For more information visit www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk
UKSA Sailing Courses - The UKSA run a number of sailing courses on the Isle of Wight and are a great place to find a leisure sailing course during your holiday. www.uksa.org
The North of the Isle of Wight is a wonderfully varied location with beautiful coastal areas and historic sites. The main towns in the North are Yarmouth in the North West, Gurnard and Cowes in the centre of the Northern coastline, and Ryde in the North East. There is a sandy beach at Ryde, a shingle and sand beach at Gurnard and a long shingle beach at Cowes.
The principle town here is Cowes where a vibrant sailing scene exists and culminates in the yearly Cowes Week festival. Yarmouth also enjoys a strong connection with the sea and has its own festival of Gaffers which attracts a large number of brightly decorated boats.
The inland areas of the North side of the Isle of Wight are known for their beautiful countryside. The estuary at Wootton is an important area for birds and views across the estuary are often enhanced by a number of bird species. Footpaths and cycle tracks are numerous in the area and a great way to see the beauty on the North of the Isle of Wight.
Bus and train travel is an excellent way to see the Isle of Wight and can be very useful when walking or exploring the Island. For all your local public transport information as well as taxis visit Briary Cottage Public Transport Isle of Wight »
For walking information on Purbeck Dorset visit Isle of Wight Walking Holiday Information »
The access statement is designed to help our guests with disabilities to choose a suitable self catering holiday cottage and check that the accommodation matches specific requirements. If you have any questions about disabled access in any of our holiday cottages please call us on 01929 481555.
Briary Cottage is a self-catering holiday cottage. Once inside the cottage it is all on one level apart from a second double bedroom which is accessed via a set of 12 stairs. We have tried to provide as much information as possible in this statement, but if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us via Island Cottage Holidays. We look forward to welcoming you.
We are accessed via the Island Cottage Holidays website. Bookings and enquiries can be made by email, fax or phone.
The nearest bus stop is 45 metres from the entrance gate.
The nearest town (Cowes) is a 15 minute walk with taxis and the Red Jet Fast Catamaran service to and from Southampton (the crossing takes 24 minutes) with a free connecting bus service to Southampton station. We can provide information in large print
Arrival and Car Parking Facilities
There is street parking on Egypt Esplanade directly in front of the entrance gate to the cottage throughout the year except during the Cowes Week regatta when visitors would be welcome to park their car in the drive of the adjoining property Briary Lodge.
The entrance gate is at street level.
Once inside the entrance gate there are 7 steps (15 cm high, 10.5 deep, 100 cm wide)
Entrance gate hinges on the left
There is a gravel path of 23 metres from the steps to the front door of the cottage.
There is a slight step up to decking before 5 steps down to the front door of the cottage (15 cm high, 29 cm deep 145 cm wide).
Main Entrance directly into Kitchen
The front door is 80 cm wide and hinged on the left.
The key hole is 90 cm high.
The front door opens into an open plan kitchen
Worktop height 93 cm.
Sink height 93 cm with cupboard underneath
Hob height 93 cm
Flooring is wood
At least 100 cm free space between all furniture and worktops
Good contrast between floor, cupboard & surfaces
Fridge/freezer – highest shelf 170 cm.
This is an open-plan area with a wood-burning stove on a slight plinth.
Two two-seater sofas, one arm chair, TV & DVD player
There is a large picture window one panel of which opens for ventilation.
The dining area has an extendable table 74cm height, 90cm long with six dining chairs
Up-stairs double bedroom
This is accessed by a fire door 55cm wide (which opens outwards into the dining area) and up 12 stairs (20cm height, 26.5cm deep) Handrails on both sides.
The double bed is 139 cm wide and 56 cm height
Non feather duvets and pillows provided
Duvet covers, sheets and pillowcases are cotton
The hand basin is 85 cm height
Carpet on floor
Sliding door width 75 cm
Two 3’ zip and link beds provided (which can be made up into a king-size bed if required)
Bed height 67 cm floor to top of mattress
Non feather duvets and pillows provided
Sheets, duvets and pillow cases are cotton
Release mechanism on outside of locked door
Release mechanism on outside of locked door
Bath with over-head shower
Door width 79cm opens outwards into the bedroom)
Bath height 42cm
Toilet seat height 42cm
Space to left of toilet is 110cm, no available space to right
Good colour contrast between floor and wall
Flooring is tiled
Vanity unit under wash basin height 84 cm
Largest transfer space available to left or right of bed is 90 cm
Bed is movable if more space is required to one side
Largest free space clear of doors and furniture is 130cm by 190cm
Door width 75cm
Toilet seat height 42cm
Washbasin height 88cm vanity unit underneath
Enclosed shower with rim (6cm) Shower all white
Good contrast between floor and walls
Release mechanism on outside of locked door
Utility room is accessed via a sliding door from the shower-room
Door width 80cm
Sink height 92cm (with cupboard underneath)
Washing machine door height 55cm
Tumble-dryer door height 55cm
Two areas of decking (3m x 7m) and 4m x 4m linked by steps (15cm height 20cm deep).
One area of flat lawn
Information folder is provided
Good mobile phone reception
Evacuation of cottage is lead by lead member of the guests to be determined by themselves to a place of safety away from danger.
We operate a no smoking policy
We ask guests to familiarise themselves with the layout of the property in the event of evacuation through either the front door, the French doors in the downstairs bedroom or via the fire window at the base of the stairs. We ask guests to familiarise themselves with the position of the fire blanket (one in the kitchen) and the torch. If guests use the wood-burning stove we would ask that they only burn wood and to be particularly careful and not leave it unattended and not to let children near it.
We are unable to accept pets
Contact Telephone and Email Address
Contact: Island Cottage Holidays, The Old Vicarage, Kingston, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5LH.
Telephone: (01929) 481555; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome your feedback to help us continually to improve. If you have any comments please telephone or email Island Cottage Holidays.
Please note that all measurements quoted are approximate. All information is kept up to date but if there is a particular requirement of special importance to you we would ask you to contact us for clarification.
The cottage description, photos and cottage details for Briary Cottage Cowes, Isle of Wight were updated on 11/04/2017 13:11:52
Briary Cottage has 48 days available for Isle of Wight self catering holidays from the 25th April 2017 to 31st December 2017. That means Briary Cottage is 80.88% booked for this holiday period with 29.0 weeks confirmed so far.