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Middle Barn - East Cowes

East Cowes, Isle of Wight
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Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful barn conversion with wonderful views over the open countryside and River Medina
  • A great location for making family memories, complete with pretty rear garden and decked terrace
  • The ideal base for exploring the great walking and cycling routes across the Island 
Property code: 77840

What’s finer in life than gazing out over the river and meadows from the wide-windowed mezzanine of your country island cottage? Families will adore this fusion of rural history and sleek contemporary style, set in idyllic countryside 2.5 miles south of East Cowes. Cowes dates back to 11th-century Viking settlements, and its 1000-year history imbues it with immense beauty and charm. Bask on beaches at promenaded East Cowes (3 miles), the shingly sea-lane at Cowes and Gurnard, with its lovely Solent views (both 4 miles ferry/8 road). Queen Victoria said of enchanting Osborne House (2 miles) – “It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot”.

Relax and unwind in this beautiful home, now part of our exclusive Joules Collection. You’ll find the brand’s signature style throughout the property, including a comfy armchair, scatter cushions, dinnerware and accessories.

Set along a private drive, this beautiful barn conversion has been lavished with love, maximising light, air, space and rural charm. Up two steps and through the hall, the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner is a magnificent space, and opening the patio doors lets nature in. Wake in the blissful ground-floor double bedrooms and savour a garden breakfast. After thrilling days of sea, sand, steam trains, cruises, water sports and wildlife, gather round the glowing wood burner to reminisce and plan new thrills. Prepare sumptuous seafood feasts in the sleek, bright kitchen, and enjoy your culinary delights on the wide decking. The first-floor king-size bedrooms share the mezzanine with style and tranquillity; it’s a spectacular platform for viewing the wonders beyond.

Find more fabulous beaches at peaceful Thorness Bay (8 miles), a Site of Special Scientific Interest; Ryde (5.5 miles) has vast stretches of sand at low tide – the west beach is quieter; Spring Vale (7 miles) is superb for water sports; Seaview and Seagrove Beaches (8 miles) fringe a charming Edwardian sailing resort. Discover the haunted history of Carisbrooke Castle (4.5 miles) and the myriad independent shops, pubs, galleries, museums and eateries of this remarkable island.

  • Sleeps 5 guests from a single family unit
  • 4 bedrooms - 2 king-size, 2 doubles
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 shower room, 1 en-suite shower room, 1 en-suite bathroom
  • Gas Rangemaster oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge
  • Utility room with washer/dryer and fridge/freezer
  • Wood burner (logs provided)
  • TV/DVD and music system in lounge
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Pub 1.5 miles, shop 2.5 miles, beach 3 miles
  • Off-road access to the cottage
  • There are two steps up from the drive to the front entrance door and a step from the decked terrace down to the lawn area in the rear garden
  • The use of BBQs is not permitted at the property
  • The infamous Isle of Wight Festival site is nearby.
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Melanie 17th May 2024

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We had a lovely week. Middle barn had everything we needed. Very comfortable.

Reviewed by Alison 26th April 2024

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This is the most fantastic place to stay and made our short break to the IOW really special. From the minute we stepped through the door we felt at home. It is beautifully furnished, light and airy and so comfortable. Could not fault it in anyway. It is perfect and has spectacular views from the rear and a lovely big garden and decking area. All roRead moreoms tastefully decorated with lovely bed linen and towels etc and a well equipped kitchen with dishwasher. It really felt like home from home. Hide

Reviewed by Isobel 13th April 2024

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We loved the house. Beautiful setting and a lovely lady out. It's a really restful place and views are stunning. The wonderful welcome pack was very gratefully received. Thank you!

Reviewed by Natalie 8th April 2024

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Myself and my family have just returned home from a mid week break stay at middle barn with 2 adults and 3 teenagers. The house is very well equipped for a family and has everything you could possibly need. Beds and bathrooms are great. The comfy corner sofa is huge for all the family to.chill out nice big TV The kitchen is amazing and Is very wellRead more equipped for all your needs .the garden views of this barn is amazing such tranquil and beautiful setting around you we had such an amazing time Hide

Reviewed by Kay 29th March 2024

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Middle Barn is a lovely property with great views, a central location and easy access to IoW attractions. It is quite remote requiring a car to reach amenities, we were hoping to be able to walk from the property in the local countryside but struggled to find a path without having to walk down the main road. The cottage was beautiful, spacious and Read moregenerally well stocked, however the cleanliness of the kitchen was a disappointment when we arrived. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 17th March 2024

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Perfect place to unwind and enjoy the tranquility of the island in comfort. Highly recommended and if I get the chance will repeat.

Reviewed by Sean 28th November 2023

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Middle Barn is simply stunning. We stay at many cottages throughout the UK and this is my favourite. The views are incredible. The property was really clean and tidy. Super comfy beds and great water pressure on the showers/bath. Kitchen is very well equipped and loads of books and games for children and adults. Easy access to larger towns when neeRead moreded and easy to explore the whole island. Owner really friendly when asked for early/late check in/out. Definitely would stay again. 10/10 from us! Hide

Reviewed by Danielle 20th October 2023

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A lovely property with beautiful scenic views over fields and river in the distance. Comfy beds and well equipped kitchen. Good location for day trips around the island, or stunning downstairs space to while away a quiet day. Underfloor heating made for a lovely cosy stay.

Reviewed by Andy 29th September 2023

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Very spacious, lovely views, quiet location although it was difficult to get out of the lane when turning right. Would be good for a family.

Reviewed by Helen 10th September 2023

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Lovely home from home property very well equipped. Super comfy beds and bedrooms, the addition of fans upstairs was great as the weather was warm. Great social living space with super comfy sofa, books, games, and Hi Fi system. The neat pretty garden with views across the river was a peaceful place to sit. The road from the barn is very busy with nRead moreo foot paths so take care if you plan to use the buses to get around the island - we found the lovely drivers would drop us at the lane. How nice Hide

Reviewed by Geoff 11th August 2023

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We enjoyed our stay in Middle Barn. It is a spacious, very clean accommodation, conveniently located just a short drive from East Cowes. Try the floating bridge if you want to go to Cowes, saves a trip to Newport. A Good open plan living area with a well equipped kitchen. The bedrooms are of good size and all the beds are comfortable. One thing, tuRead morerning right out the drive, is not easiest at peak times. Hide

Reviewed by Francis 28th July 2023

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An incredibly well equipped property in a lovely quiet location. Plenty of space to relax, good selection of books, games, DVDs and leaflets for days out on the island. We've visited the Isle of Wight many times and it's rare that we go back to the same place...but this time we are very tempted to rebook Middle Barn.

Reviewed by Angela 23rd June 2023

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The cottage is lovely with amazing views

Reviewed by Louise 11th February 2023

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Beautiful converted barn with everything you need for a holiday. Great parking and close to towns while staying very rural. Fabulous views of countryside and the river.

Reviewed by Michaela 22nd December 2022

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Overall a lovely spacious property in a stunning location with cosy wood burner, albeit in need of some insulation and waterproofing, and a professional deep clean in the kitchen.

Reviewed by Kate 21st October 2022

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We had a throughly enjoyable stay at Middle Barn. The barn was the perfect base for us to explore the IOW for the week and had all the home comforts we needed. Beautiful views and delightful staying somewhere with much history with its proximity to Osborne House. Owners were incredibly kind allowing us to rebook our trip this year after an aborted Read moretrip in 2021 due to Covid. Huge thanks. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 8th October 2022

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Fantastic stay and great location. Lovey property and well equipped. Lots of books and games for our young children to enjoy.

Reviewed by Charlotte 16th September 2022

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Reviewed by Gillian 19th August 2022

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The cottage was well equipped and we had everything we needed and the location worked well for us. Car is essential. In August the mosquitos were a problem at night and no repellent was available. The outside furniture was not clean and the kitchen also needed a good clean when we arrived. Once that was all sorted the cottage suited us well and we Read moreenjoyed our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Stuart 1st July 2022

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This cottage is excellenty placed and well equipped. It made a perfect base for us to use on our holiday in the Isle of Wight. I would definitely book this again in the future.

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