A stunning cottage retreat set in mature gardens
Enjoy lovely views from this en-suite bedroom with wooden details
A beautiful and comfortable lounge with a wood burner
The ground floor bedroom with en-suite
Dine overlooking the private gardens
This stylish kitchen is well equipped
First floor lounge with sea views, a lovely spot to sit with a good book
A tranquil and charming twin room for children or adults alike
Views of the sea can be enjoyed from many of the rooms in this cottage
Enjoy a meal outside in the secluded garden
1 / 10  A stunning cottage retreat set in mature gardens
2 / 10  Enjoy lovely views from this en-suite bedroom with wooden details
3 / 10  A beautiful and comfortable lounge with a wood burner
4 / 10  The ground floor bedroom with en-suite
5 / 10  Dine overlooking the private gardens
6 / 10  This stylish kitchen is well equipped
7 / 10  First floor lounge with sea views, a lovely spot to sit with a good book
8 / 10  A tranquil and charming twin room for children or adults alike
9 / 10  Views of the sea can be enjoyed from many of the rooms in this cottage
10 / 10  Enjoy a meal outside in the secluded garden

High Rising Cottage

Gurnard, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A lovely holiday cottage close to the sea at Gurnard, sleeps 6 + 1
  • Perfectly situated for exploring the north west of the beautiful Isle of Wight
  • Ideal for enjoying a coastal walk into the lovely town of Cowes
  • A delightful holiday base for keen walkers, nature-lovers and cyclists
  • Visit the popular towns of Yarmouth and Ryde
  • Discover the Wootton estuary, an important area for birdlife
Property code: IC061

With sea views from many rooms, this lovely cottage, located a few minutes walk from the sea at Gurnard, is ideal for a great family holiday and for visiting the famous sailing centre of Cowes.

High Rising is situated within a few minutes walk of the sea at Gurnard. Here there is a peaceful beach where visitors can enjoy paddling, swimming and boating. A pleasant cafe and nearby public house provide refreshments. There is easy access to the west side of the Island with its sandy coves and the nearby National Nature reserve of Newtown; an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a fantastic area for walking and bird watching. Cowes is a short drive away; a small town famous as a sailing centre with cobbled streets, shops and several restaurants.

This detached house clad in Siberian Larch, boasts sea views from many of the rooms. It has been furnished and equipped with great care to provide attractive and comfortable accommodation of a high standard. It has three bedrooms, all with en-suite bath or shower rooms. The house has been specially designed with large open-plan areas and many windows to give a an overwhelming feeling of space and light. This is accentuated by the attractive mix of real wood flooring and cream fitted carpets throughout the house. It is furnished with a combination of modern furniture and antique items which have been in the family for generations.

On the ground floor, the front hallway opens into a pleasant dining area with windows overlooking the garden. This is furnished with an antique oak table and chairs, and a beautiful French dresser. Two steps lead down to a sitting room area with a views of the sea. The sitting room has large comfortable sofas a 43-inch high resolution, internet connected television with DVD player and Freeview, and a wood burning stove. A French door opens onto the terrace. WiFi internet is provided at no extra charge. The kitchen is equipped with high quality fitted units, a gas hob, double oven, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher and an integral coffee machine. A washing machine/tumble dryer are in a separate utility room. There is also a ground floor cloakroom with a WC and basin.

The house has three lovely bedrooms; on the ground floor there is a double bedroom with a king-size bed and a spacious en-suite bathroom with a bath, overhead shower, basin and WC. Upstairs, there are two additional attractive bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms; one double room with a king-size bed and one twin room. The double room enjoys sea views. Also upstairs, there is a second sitting room with large windows overlooking the sea. Here visitors can relax and watch the yachts and boats passing. Adjoining this room is a balcony which is an attractive spot to sit on warm evenings.

High Rising has been designed with energy efficiency in mind and has a highly effective underfloor central heating system, and a soft water system which enables visitors to have constant hot water for baths and showers. The property also has a Chargemaster unit installed so guests with electric cars can charge them with ease. Two children are welcome and a folding bed, high chair and wooden cot can be provided. The wooden high chair and cot are both from John Lewis and the cot comes with a mattress, terry/waterproof protector and bed linen, a White Company quilted bumper fleece, cot blankets and duvet for your selection and an extra bath towel. There is a secluded fenced garden with a sunny terrace, garden furniture and a gas barbecue so that meals can be enjoyed outside. A Jacuzzi is available by prior arrangement at an additional cost. Parking is available for two cars. Public houses, restaurant, general stores, newsagents, telephone and bus service are within five minutes walk.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 double, 1 twin (an additional folding bed or travel cot can be provided for child or infant)
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • 2 en-suite shower rooms
  • 1 ground-floor WC
  • Gas hob, double oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and coffee machine
  • TV/DVD and wood burner in lounge
  • First-floor balcony
  • Washing machine/tumble dryer in utility room
  • Fenced garden with terrace, garden furniture and gas BBQ
  • Hot tub available at an additional charge of £100 per week or short break
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 children welcome
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed Linen included
  • Chargemaster unit installed for guests with electric cars
  • Regret no pets
  • 2 steps lead down into the lounge
  • Situated within walking distance of the sea at Gurnard.
  • Public houses, restaurant, general stores, newsagents and bus service 1 mile
  • Property sleeps 6 + 1 infant (travel cot & highchair) (an additional fold out bed is available, however not to be used if travel cot and highchair are booked)

This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alex 6th April 2019

We had a nice week at High Rising Cottage which has a great deal of space and a brilliant view out to sea. We enjoyed visiting Gurnard and that we could easily walk down to the playground and beach from the property. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Nice to have ensuites for all the bedrooms as well but it is need of some updating to maintaRead morein 5* rating. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 30th March 2019

The cottage provides plenty of space for a family with a wonderful sea view. Great location just a short walk from the beach, local pubs, local store and coffee shop. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Hilary 15th September 2018

We had a lovely week, excellent house, very comfortable. Some of us walked along the esplanade each evening which was a real bonus. Do try the little coffee shop just 5mins up the road, had breakfast one morning and tea and cakes one afternoon, delicious. House in excellent location and Lovely house, perfect location, well equipped, comfortable andRead more well looked after. Some of us walked along the esplanade each evening, a lovely bonus. Hide

Reviewed by Ben G May 2018

High Rising is a true away from home. Two spacious bedrooms upstairs & a great view of sea & sunset. Fantastic holiday for us (2 adults) with our 2 kids. Good quality kitchen appliances, smart TV & wifi makes it a pleasure to stay. Short walk to sea

Reviewed by Mr P Brown February 2018

lovely spacious home in which we spent an enjoyable Christmas week. Well equipped kitchen,cosy log burner and wonderful Christmas tree made it a very special family Christmas!

Reviewed by Gillian Repper October 2017

We had a wonderful stay. Proximity to the water and walk into Cowes was lovely. Although the house was close to local shops,it was tucked away and very private,with amazing views over the water.

Reviewed by Matthew Batlett Iles September 2016

Fantastic accommodation everything we imagined and more. Thank you

Reviewed by Malcolm Burgess July 2016

A very comfortable, well-equipped cottage within easy reach of all necessary facilities. The owner living nearby called in to make sure we were happy. The bonus was a view from the window of the start of the Round the Island race on the morning we left!

Reviewed by Michael Flood July 2016

This was a truly lovely house and we really enjoyed the high level of comfort and ease that we had. All of our party of six thought the same. We would most definitely recommend High Rising to anyone.

Reviewed by David Hamer September 2015

Very comfortable house very well equipped. A most enjoyable holiday. Would like to return sometime.

Reviewed by Helen Young July 2015

Fantastic house equipped with everything you need and more! Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Sandra Fawkes July 2015

Just that we in joyed our stay at High Rising. We will defiantly be recommending it and staying again ourselves sometime in the future

Reviewed by Carolyn Issitt June 2015

A fantastic place to stay. Lovely bright living areas and beautiful views from first floor to the sea. Nice being within easy walking distance of seafront as well as pub, tea rooms, small convenience store and newsagent. For the energetic it's a nice walk to Cowes along the seafront.

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