The view over the lovely decked seating area towards the rear of the property
Sunny lounge with views out to sea
Open plan kitchen/dining area
Twin room
Shower room
Large landscaped garden with green house and summer house
Beautiful garden
Stunning views of the sea and garden
1 / 8  The view over the lovely decked seating area towards the rear of the property
2 / 8  Sunny lounge with views out to sea
3 / 8  Open plan kitchen/dining area
4 / 8  Twin room
5 / 8  Shower room
6 / 8  Large landscaped garden with green house and summer house
7 / 8  Beautiful garden
8 / 8  Stunning views of the sea and garden

Little Dormers

Cowes, Isle of Wight
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
VE 4 star Gold
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Ideal for visiting the famous sailing centre of Cowes
  • Sit back and enjoy watching the boats crossing the Solent
  • Close to the lovely beach at Gurnard
  • Visit Queen Victoria’s home at Osborne House
  • A light and attractive holiday cottage for two
  • Perfect for exploring the coast and countryside of the north of the Isle of Wight
Property code: IC073

Close to the famous sailing centre of Cowes, this lovely property offers stunning sea views and is perfect for relaxing on the terrace and watching the boats and cruise liners in the Solent.

Little Dormers is the wing of an impressive detached property with a large garden. It is attractively situated in a quiet close with spectacular sea views and is within a 12-minute walk of the peaceful beach at Gurnard where swimming, paddling and boating can be enjoyed. Here there is also a public house and a pleasant cafe providing refreshments. The sea at Egypt Point is within an eight-minute walk of Little Dormers, and an easy 20-minute stroll beside the sea takes you into the centre of Cowes - a small town famous as a sailing centre, with narrow streets, shops and several restaurants. By car, there is easy access to the west side of the Island with its sandy coves and downland walks. A few minutes drive combined with taking the floating bridge to east Cowes, leads to Osborne House, the former island home of Queen Victoria.

Little Dormers is completely self-contained and in 2006, was renovated to the highest standards with a wonderful terrace added so that full advantage could be made of the sea views. Visitors can relax whilst watching a variety of sailing boats and sea craft. A copy of the movements of cruise liners is usually left in the cottage as the ships can offer an added interest as they travel across the Solent after leaving Southampton. Little Dormers provides attractive and comfortable accommodation for two people which is all on one level. It is centrally heated and has been furnished and equipped to a high standard.

There is a large open plan living room with patio doors opening on to the terrace. This delightful room is furnished with comfortable armchairs, a flat screen television with Freeview and a DVD player, and radio/CD/iPod dock. There is a pleasant dining area and a well equipped kitchen with beech style units, a granite effect worktop, an electric cooker and ceramic hob, microwave and refrigerator. Visitors also have access to a washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.

There is an attractive twin bedroom with an en-suite shower room with a power shower, basin and W.C. Heating and electricity are at no extra charge. A travel cot and high chair can be provided for babies under 12 months. WiFi internet is available at this cottage. Little Dormers has an area of decking with garden furniture so that meals can be enjoyed outside, and visitors are welcome to wander through the beautiful larger open plan garden of the cottage. A car can be parked in the drive close to the property entrance. There is a bus service and shop within a 15 minutes walk.

  • 1 twin bedroom
  • 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, and fridge
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge freezer available
  • TV, DVD, and radio/CD/iPod dock
  • Garden with decking area and garden furniture
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Babies under 12 months welcome
  • Regret no children between 1 and 16 years
  • Regret no pets
  • Towels for hire for 2019 - Towels included for 2020
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • Within walking distance of Gurnard and Cowes

This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Shirley 5th October 2019

A very clean and comfortable place to stay. Lovely garden, decking area and views over the Solent. Convenient for all amenities in Cowes.

Reviewed by David 28th September 2019

Ideal accommodation for a couple

Reviewed by Graham 17th August 2019

Lovely clean and comfortable cottage well situated hosts are very friendly and helpful

Reviewed by Ann 6th July 2019

It was a great annex. Everything was great. It was in Cowes, Isle of Wight. It made a great time because we could see the sea from our lounge.

Reviewed by Terry 29th June 2019

Superb location. Fabulous garden and views of The Solent. An absolute gem.

Reviewed by Philip 8th June 2019

A wonderful week

Reviewed by Kim 1st June 2019

Lovely cottage. Perfect setting. Very quiet and relaxing with everything you need for a good holiday.

Reviewed by Jean 25th May 2019

Clean accommodation, suitable for two people with lovely views of the garden and sea. Five minutes drive to the local shops, bars and restaurants. We had an enjoyable holiday and liked Cowes very much.

Reviewed by Linda 27th April 2019

We know the Island really well and have stayed in many different properties and Little Dormers is definitely now our first choice. Well equipped , convenient and such a lovely garden. Mr and Mrs Jenkins are very welcoming and gracious hosts.

Reviewed by Chris 30th March 2019

The property had everything required for 2 people. Very quiet peaceful location within easy reach of Cowes centre. Plenty of good local places to eat. We would not hesitate to stay again..

Reviewed by Adrienne 22nd March 2019

Spotlessly clean, comfortable accommodation with fabulous views over the Solent, and within walking distance of the centre of Cowes. Very little to fault, we'd definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Lynne 29th December 2018

The cottage is compact with every thing most people would need. Nice little extras to start you off. Owners on hand for any problems. Nothing was to much trouble for them. Good location. You could get out and about without using the car. Very peaceful and relaxing. We would return.

Reviewed by David Edwards May 2018

what a lovely cottage everything we could have wished for situated in a beautiful spot owners lovely people wouldnt hesitate to go back

Reviewed by Maurice Rushton May 2018

Comfortable cottage in good position. Welcome items provided were appreciated. Would revisit.

Reviewed by Louise Barker December 2017

Cosy and comfortable and close to lots of things to see and do in Cowes

Reviewed by Catherine Nagle November 2017

Lovely location everything we needed nice friendly welcome perfect

Reviewed by Janet Airlie November 2017

Very well appointed property. Owners v. Helpful A very good holiday, perfect weather.

Reviewed by Dorrie Manders October 2017

First class accommodation

Reviewed by Audrey Peacock October 2017

Lovely and clean and nice and quiet. Owners were on hand if any problems arose which they did not. Parking no problem. Would book again if and when we visited the Isle of Wight again. Many thanks.

Reviewed by Eric Green July 2017

clean and all was as stated. found the views from the decking great.

Reviewed by Lindsay Cole July 2017

Lovely cottage comfy and clean. Fab views of the Solent and owners garden. Nice welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk and biscuits.

Reviewed by Kim Hughes October 2015

Very relaxing, good location, welcoming owners !

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