Close to the sea and nestling in beautiful secluded woodland surroundings adjacent to Queen Victoria’s island palace of Osborne House, this tranquil retreat is ideal for a magical romantic getaway.
This is a historical retreat standing amidst a large garden adjacent to woodland and the wonderful estate of Osborne House, the former Island residence of Queen Victoria. A century ago the cottage was part of the Osborne Estate and was built by Queen Victoria for the royal children in a style to conjure up the atmosphere of India. From the cottage visitors can walk to the sea which is only a mile away and can also walk into Cowes using the floating bridge. The sandy beaches of Ryde and Seaview are within a 20-minute drive.
The Indian Summer House provides a peaceful and romantic escape. Windows extend for almost the entire length of the cottage which has been furnished in a way to accentuate the atmosphere of the Indian Raj, with the style of the furniture, rich silk curtains, elaborate materials and cream carpets adorned with Indian rugs. There is a bedroom with an elaborate double bed and silk drapes. The sitting room is a particularly spacious room with an extensive open aspect, furnished with a sofa and chairs, lamps and silk drapes, plus a television with Freeview and a DVD player. There is also a pleasant dining area in this room. A second delightful place for dining is in the conservatory style area which overlooks a secluded courtyard with garden furniture.
The cottage has a galley-style kitchen equipped with an electric cooker and gas hob, microwave, refrigerator, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. There is also a bathroom with a bath, overhead shower, basin and WC. A second bedroom with a full-size bunk bed is an a compact room only suitable for children. Please note, there are one or two steps leading down to each the bathroom, kitchen and bunk bedroom. A cot and high chair can also be provided. The cottage is centrally heated. Heating and electricity at no extra charge. WiFi internet is available without charge - suitable for checking emails and limited use.
The cottage is situated in a delightful garden adjoining the garden of The Albert Cottage Hotel. There is a pretty covered terrace surrounding the cottage. Garden furniture is provided and a car can be parked near the cottage. The Albert Cottage Hotel is within a two-minute walk and has a bar and WiFi. Regular weddings are held in the hotel and grounds. A public house, restaurants, shops and a regular bus service are within a ten-minute walk.
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.