This historic waterfront cottage is in the centre of Newport with excellent cycle links and the quayside nearby, it’s the perfect base for anyone looking to explore the island.
This historic waterfront cottage dates back to 1776 and was one the first noted dwellings beside the River Medina. It stands between the historically important Odessa Boatyard and modern day chandlers. In bygone days, the harbour was busy with the comings and goings of coasters and cargo boats, although today it is only used by pleasure craft and narrowboats. The quayside still has working boatyards, chandlers, marine and business units. The central location of Riverside Cottage makes it an ideal base for exploring the Isle of Wight by car or bus. It is also in a wonderful location for cyclists as a nearby cycle path follows the course of the River towards Cowes and interlinks with a network of routes to such places as Godshill, Sandown and Shanklin. Many amenities are on the doorstep with public houses, a range of restaurants, wine bars, a cinema, arts centre and gallery all within a five minutes walk.
Riverside Cottage has been in the same family for at least two generations. It is an attractive detached property, furnished and equipped with care with river views from many of the rooms. On the ground floor there is: a fitted kitchen equipped with an electric cooker and hob, microwave, refrigerator, small freezer, washing machine and radio; a cloakroom with W.C; a lovely dining room with an oak table and chairs, television with Freeview and DVD player, and wood burning stove; a spacious sitting room with sofas, armchairs, plus a second wood burning stove and large television with Freeview and DVD player.
Stairs lead up from the sitting room to two charming bedrooms - one double and one single bedroom, plus a spacious shower room with a built in shower, basin and W.C. A further flight of stairs leads up to an attractive attic style room with three full size single beds. The cottage is double glazed and heated with a combination of storage heaters, electric radiators and the two woodburning stoves. Two stairgates are available. Arrangements can be made for a travel cot and high chair to be provided. Electricity is without extra charge and Wifi internet is provided.
Riverside Cottage has a beautiful fenced garden which extends right to the river. It is fully fenced and gated. (The close proximity of the river does mean that children need to be closely supervised at all times). Garden furniture and a barbecue are provided so can meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. Cycle store and parking for two cars in the drive. Bus service to most parts of the island within five minutes walk. A public house which is also good for meals and overlooks the river, 200 yards away. Nearby places to visit include Carisbrooke Castle and Osborne House, the Isle of Wight home of Queen Victoria. The closest beach is eight miles away.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.
Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.