The Glass House in Cowes is a luxurious self catering holiday home with sea views and 4 beautiful bedrooms to sleep a family of 8 or 4 couples. This spacious and elegant property is perfect for enjoying Cowes and the beautiful views over the Solent. Sailing boats share the waters with international vessels which means there is always a fantastic view from the large windows or the sunny balcony or terrace. The roof of The Glass House is a beautiful space for relaxing or looking out over the sea.
The new photos of The Glass House reflect updates and improvements made for the 2017 self catering holiday season. For more photos, a full description, prices and online booking and availability visit The Glass House Cowes Isle of Wight
High Rising self catering cottage at Gurnard is a seaside holiday home with views of the sea and within walking distance of Cowes.
This Scandinavian designed house is light and spacious with a wooden construction. The large windows look out over the Solent and into the lush garden. Open planned living spaces make for a wonderful, comfortable and welcoming environment.
High Rising has made a number of updates to maintain the excellent standards of this 5 Star self catering cottage and there are new photos to reflect some of the changes.
There are a selection of new photographs of Cowes Isle of Wight and the coast towards Gurnard along the North Coast.
Cowes is a popular sailing destination and there are boats of all shapes and sizes plying the waterway between the Island and the mainland. Boats entering the port of Southampton pass close to the Island and offer and splendid view. There is a long stretch of shingle beach running along the coast and some patches of sand.
A seaside promenade extends from the centre of Cowes and follows the coast all the way into Gurnard. The village of Gurnard enjoys a range of restaurants and there is a fantastic playground for children.
Here are some of the new photos of Cowes Isle of Wight.
We always enjoy hearing feedback from guests and it helps us ensure quality and high standards. We also love hearing about your holiday and what you enjoyed most. Here are some of the latest comments from guests holidaying on the Isle of Wight in September.
For more guest comments and reviews click on a cottage and scroll to the guest comment section.
We love hearing about our guests holidays and all the activities enjoyed as part of their cottage holiday on the Isle of Wight. We have put together a little selection of comments from guest who talk about cycling on the Isle of Wight.
“Wonderful holiday in a well equipped, pleasant and very interesting cottage. The children loved the play area and the lake and the proximity of Walks and cycle paths was a great advantage. We will certainly return.”.
“First family trip with 2 teenagers to the IoW, picked a gem to stay in. Top class-contemporary accommodation, extremely well equipped. Lovely rural setting with long cycle/walking routes a stones throw away. Great pub meals close by too! Owners always on hand. Will be back for sure.. ”
“Great location with easy off road access to cycle path (Sandown to Cowes). Super pub – Pointers – a short walk away. Cottage had everything you could wish for and owners are friendly but unobtrusive.”
“We really enjoyed our stay, the cottage is on its own in secluded woodland. Cowes is also a very nice town with good shops either side of the water. We hired bikes from the bike shop in Cowes midweek and really enjoyed a cycle around the estuary.”
Holiday guests have been enjoying the wonderful Spring weather on the Isle of Wight and Purbeck. We love hearing about your holidays and welcomed the comments and reviews we received this April. To view the latest comments as they come in visit www.islandcottageholidays.com/comments/latest/
“Afflington Manor Cottage was fantastic. We have had a lovely time here, with a week of glorious weather. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped, and perfectly located to enjoy all that Purbeck has to offer. ” – Ailish Oxenforth – 16 Apr 2015
“We had a wonderful time in the Isle of Wight. Our cottage surpassed all expectations, with lots of little touches which made it very comfortable,homely and relaxing. The granary cottage was beautiful and the owner was incredibly helpful. Island cottage holidays were also friendly and efficient. I highly recommend! ” – Jacqueline Gaskell – 17 Apr 2015
“lovely, comfortable, spotlessly clean cottage in an excellent location. very useful and thorough information about the cottage and local/island attractions etc provided by the owner. we had a lovely week and wouldnt hesitate to recommend jasmine cottage. top class. ” – Pj Kretzschmar – 07 Apr 2015
“Beautiful property in a key location for exploring Corfe Castle and the Jurassic Coast. We’ve had a wonderful time and particularly enjoyed the rear access to Corfe Common and the play area situated there with that gorgeous view! ” – Tracy C Bright – 16 Apr 2015
“Enjoyed this lovely cottage,our first stay at the west end of the Island. The nice welcome pack,and especially the Hot Cross Buns when we arrived on Good Friday. Slept well, very comfortable beds. Instant hot water when required. Much attention to detail has gone into this cottage.” – Roslyn Baker – 17 Apr 2015
The Glass House at Cowes Isle of Wight sleeps 8 people in 4 bedrooms and has wonderful views of the sea off the coast at Cowes. This is a favourite location for those wanting to watch the sailing from Cowes.
High Rising in Gurnard Isle of Wight sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms and enjoys views of the sea over the North Coast. This beautiful building is a Scandinavian design to take advantage of all the natural light.
The Isle of Wight is a walking holiday destination with dedicated walkers and hikers returning year after year to walk the hills and coast of the Island.
There are a number of features which make the Isle of Wight especially suitable for enjoying on foot. For one, there are so many special places to see from dramatic cliffs and coast line to rolling hills topped with historic monuments and castles. Secondly, there are lots of lovely places to stop for refreshment or a pub lunch and most villages have a local shop and pub. The Isle of Wight also has a good public transport network to help you get back home at the end of a long walk.
To help you get started with enjoying the Isle of Wight on foot we have put together some simple walks with maps and a description of the route. They include walks in the West of the Isle of Wight between Freshwater and Yarmouth, Alum Bay and Freshwater Bay, Freshwater and Brook, and a loop to the coast near Shalfleet. On the East and South of the Isle of Wight there are walks and hiking trails between Shanklin and Godshill, Godshill and Sandown, Sandown and Shanklin and Shanklin and Ventnor.
Coming soon are described walks around Carisbrooke Castle, around the estuary at Cowes and across the harbour at St Helens near Bembridge and Seaview.
The Isle of Wight is a wonderfully easy place to explore without a car and public transport can be enjoyed as a holiday activity in itself due to the wonderful views and scenery to be enjoyed from the top deck of a bus.
Some of the most scenic bus routes include Bus 3 from Ryde to Newport via Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor. On the West coast Bus 12 which follows the dramatic coast all the way to the Needles and with Bus 7 you can climb to the Western tip of the Island for the best view.
Many choose to walk from their holiday cottage on the Isle of Wight and take a bus back. This saves retracing your steps and allows you to go further in a day with the reassurance that the trip back will rest your legs.
Cyclists must be aware that Isle of Wight busses still prohibit bikes but we understand they are working to make this possible in the future.