Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
This wonderful detached property stands in a superb position beside the sea, close to the centre of Cowes. It enjoys panoramic sea views from almost every room. The glass walls, balconies and large open terraces of the house enable visitors to relax, enjoy meals and awake to the sight of the sea. The Glass House is literally a stones throw from the sea and the centre of the small town of Cowes is within a 5 minute walk.
Sleeps 6 + 1 including a baby in 3 bedrooms
High Rising is situated within a few minutes walk of the sea at Gurnard. Here there is a quiet beach where visitors can enjoy paddling swimming and boating. A pleasant café and nearby public house provide refreshments. There is easy access to the west side of the Island with its quiet sandy coves and the nearby National Nature reserve of Newtown – an area of outstanding Natural Beauty and a wonderful area for walking and bird watching.
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom; babies under 12 months welcome
Little Dormers is the wing of a lovely detached property, in a quiet close, with beautiful sea views. Visitors can relax on the terrace and watch the sailing boats and cruise liners. It is within a 12 minute walk of the quiet beach of Gurnard. Here there is also a public house and a pleasant cafe providing refreshments. An easy 20 minute stroll beside the sea takes you into the centre of Cowes with its small shops and range of good restaurants. Osborne house, the former island home of Queen Victoria is also nearby.
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms plus a baby in a cot
Greenside is very pleasantly situated in a quiet, prestigious residential area of Cowes. There are open views from the rear of the house across the golf course. It is less than half a mile from the beach at Gurnard. The centre of Cowes is a 15-minute walk from the house.
New Cottage; Sleeps 2 + 1 in 1 bedroom;
This idyllic, one bedroom, self catering wing located in an area of 'Outstanding Natural Beauty' near Godshill Village on the East of the Isle of Wight. The wing is part of the beautiful Godshill Park House which stands in four acres of grounds and surrounded by farmland. There are wonderful walking a cycling opportunities around the cottage and it is a pleasant walk to Godshill where there are pubs and restaurants.
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children aged 6 + welcome
The Granary is a charming cottage, which has been carefully converted from the wing of a large ancient barn dating back to the 17th Century - Ningwood Green Barn. It is nestled in lovely peaceful West Wight countryside. This is a lovely walking area and is not too far from the coastal path.
Sleeps 4 + 1 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
Mead Cottage is attractively situated on a 12 acre farm on the edge of the small rural hamlet of Alverstone in “An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”. This is a wonderful position for outdoor pursuits, walking, cycling, fishing and golf. In the village there are lovely water meadows and fishing ponds with hides for bird and red squirrel watching. There are many footpaths leading up on to the downs and towards the coast.
Sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms plus a baby in a cot; Children welcome
This lovely stone cottage occupies an attractive position in a quiet country lane, on the outskirts of Godshill. It has been converted from the original milking parlour of Lower Yard Farm and the building is thought to date back to the 1700‘s. A small riding stables is within a few minutes walk and most of the surrounding fields are home to horses. The centre of the picturesque village of Godshill, with its pretty thatched cottages, restaurants and tea shops is only 3/4 mile away.
New Cottage; Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms;
Lovely traditional cottage with beautiful rural views, across fields to nearby downs, from all of the main rooms in the cottage. It is delightfully situated on a small 12 acre farm which is home to horses. This is a wonderful walking and cycling area. Footpaths can be followed across beautiful countryside directly from the cottage and these is easy access to a cycle path which links the seaside resort of Sandown with the pretty villages of Newchurch and Godshill and then extends to the market town of Newport with its lovely medieval castle of Carisbrooke. The cottage is within a 10 minute drive of the sandy beaches of Sandown and Shanklin. The accommodation is all on one level and the cottage has been furnished and equipped to a high standard. A nearby public house serves excellent food.
Sleeps 4 + 1 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
This lovely stone cottage nestles in beautiful countryside on an attractive farm on the East side of the Island. There are wonderful open views from the cottage and garden across fields towards the downs. The Brew House is at the end of a country lane with no passing traffic. This is a wonderful walking area with footpaths leading along the course of the River Yar and to the nearby picturesque village of Godshill. There is direct access across the fields to the cycle track which links Sandown to Newport and Cowes. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are only a 15 minute drive away. Ferries can be booked for you at greatly discounted prices.
New Cottage. Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms
This charming white walled self catering cottage, is in the centre of the seaside resort of Ryde, on the east coast of the Isle of Wight. It is within a 4 minute walk of the sea and the white sands of Appley Beach are nearby. The very central position of the cottage means it has easy access to the shops, restaurants and many entertainments of Ryde. It is also within a few minutes walk of fast sea links to the mainland and to train and bus services of the Isle of Wight making it ideal for visitors wishing to visit without a car.
Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms. Children welcome.
Delightful detached stone cottage situated in a quiet lane in the village of Arreton on the East side of the Isle of Wight. The cottage dates back to the 1700's and has delightful beams in most of the rooms. The cottage has been furnished and equipped to a high standard. There is easy access from the cottage to Arreton Barns where there are local skilled artisans, small shops with home and interior accessories, a farm shop and a public house which is good for meals. This is a wonderful walking and cycling area with direct access to footpaths leading to beautiful downland walks and the Bembridge Trail which links with the coast. Ferries can be booked for you at greatly discounted prices.
Sleeps 2 + 1 in 1 bedroom
This lovely detached cottage is beautifully situated in delightful countryside, with the most wonderful open views across rolling lawns and fields to the valley of the River Medina which gently meanders into the distance. It is a peaceful location on the 35 acre Medham Farm and visitors have open access to the private meadow, lake and beautiful woodland of the farm. This is an area rich in wildlife with frogs, newts and ducks in the pond the garden overlooks.
Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
This charming cottage is nestled in the beautiful East Isle of Wight countryside, adjoining National Trust woodland, renowned for its carpets of bluebells; abundance of red squirrels and rabbits. The cottage commands wonderful views towards the sea and Culver Cliffs as well as of the Ventnor Down. Visitors have the freedom to enjoy over three acres of garden and private woodland. The sandy beach of Sandown is within a seven-minute drive.
Sleeps 2 + 2 in 1 bedrooms; Children welcome
Fodder Stable is on a lovely farm in beautiful countryside. From the cottage there are views across the fields to the downs of Ventnor in the distance. This is a wonderful walking area with footpaths leading from close to the cottage towards the picturesque village of Godshill or the coastal village of Niton. There is also easy access to the cycle route which crosses the Island. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are all within a 15 minute drive.
Sleeps 4 + 1 in 2 bedrooms
Manor Stable is situated on a lovely farm in beautiful South Wight countryside. It is a marvellous walking area with footpaths that can be followed directly from the cottage in most directions. There are particularly attractive walks along the course of the river Yar; to the picturesque village of Godshill and to the nearby village of Arreton which has a public house, farm shop and cafe for meals. The cottage is excellent for cyclists as there is access to a network of cycle paths directly from the farm and arrangements can be make for the storage of bikes. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are all within a 15 minute drive. Ferry bookings can be made at greatly discounted prices.
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms;
The cottage occupies a delightful position on a lovely 12-acre farm, where horses are kept. The farm is surrounded by beautiful open countryside. It is a delightful walking area and visitors can follow footpaths over the Downs from close to the cottage. Great location for exploring the East of the Isle of Wight and only a short drive from Seaview or Shanklin. A nearby public house serves excellent food.
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms
Situated on a delightful farm in one of the loveliest parts of the Isle of Wight lying at the foot of Appuldurcombe Down and above the picturesque village of Godshill in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A pleasant ten-minute stroll through the beech copse and across the fields leads to the centre of Godshill. This village is renowned for its church and pretty thatched cottages.
Sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms including a baby; Children welcome
This cottage is situated in a quiet country lane on the outskirts of Godshill. It was originally the milking parlour of Lower Yard Farm. The surrounding fields are home to horses which belong to a small nearby riding school. Here you are in lovely countryside but the centre of the picturesque village of Godshill, with its pretty thatched cottages, restaurants and tea shops is only 3/4 mile away.
Sleeps 5 plus a baby in a cot in 3 bedrooms
Located in the grounds of an old manor house in beautiful South Wight countryside near the picturesque village of Godshill. The Manor House is surrounded by lovely gardens which the cottage overlooks. Bridgecourt Manor Cottage is a stone cottage, converted from an ancient forge which dates back to the 1600’s. It provides attractive and comfortable accommodation for 5 people in 3 bedrooms.
New Cottage, Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms
This pretty thatched cottage, with leaded light windows, stands in beautiful countryside, only a few minutes walk from Calbourne Water Mill. The cottage was designed by John Nash as a lodge for Westover Manor and is a Grade II listed building with wonderful grounds of 3.5 acres. This is a lovely walking area with footpaths very close to the cottage leading to Newbridge, Calbourne and to the downs above Brighstone, linking with the renowned Tennyson trail to Freshwater Bay.
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
Magnolia Cottage is situated on a delightful farm in one of the loveliest parts of the Isle of Wight lying at the foot of Appuldurcombe Down and above the picturesque village of Godshill in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A pleasant ten-minute stroll through the beech copse and across the fields leads to the centre of Godshill. This village is renowned for its church and pretty thatched cottage.
New Property Sleeps 3+1 in 2 bedrooms. A baby under 18 months also welcome
This charming 16th century thatched property is in the centre of the pretty village of Godshill within a short drive of the coastal resorts of Shanklin and Ventnor on the south east of the Isle of Wight, It has its own external entrance from the rear and comprises the entire upper floor of the property. Below is a charming tea shop and small lace shop.
Sleeps 4 plus a baby in 2 bedrooms
The delightful Methodist chapel was built in the 1800’s and has been converted into a wonderful cottage. It stands on the outskirts of the pretty village of Brighstone on the south west coast of the island. The village is renowned for its lovely church, thatched cottages, village shops, National Trust shop, public house and teashop. Visitors can walk directly from the cottage and join footpaths to the beach at Chilton Chine (2 miles).
We can book the ferry to the Isle of Wight for you at preferential prices and this can be added to your Isle of Wight holiday cottage booking. A quote will automatically be sent to you with the confirmation of your holiday. For more information visit Ferry crossing and booking information
This delightful cottage is beautifully situated on the sea front near Cowes and enjoys wonderful open views across the Solent - just a stones throw away. Visitors can relax and watch a wonderful, constantly changing, scene with sailing boats, liners and small sea craft. The centre of Cowes is within a 15 minute walk - a fashionable sailing centre renowned for the Cowes week sailing event in August, The town has a range of boutique style shops and some excellent restaurants. The small coastal resort of Gurnard is also within a pleasant 10 minute stroll along the sea front – here there is a public house, café and children’s adventure play area.
Briary Cottage is a beautiful property, in a conservation area, which has recently been skillfully converted from the original coach house of The Briary – a large Victorian house - no longer in existence. Briary Cottage and Briary Lodge, formerly the ‘groom’s house’, now stand side by side within a large garden overlooking the sea. The cottage has been furnished and equipped to a very high standard. It has under floor heating on the ground floor beneath the oak and tiled floors. There is a lovely open plan fitted kitchen, a range style cooker with 5 gas hobs, a wok facility; a double electric oven; dishwasher, microwave, sink and fridge freezer; a separate utility room with a second sink, washing machine and tumble dryer; a ground floor bedroom with twin beds/King size double (zip and link facility). This is a lovely room with patio doors providing access to the garden and there is an en-suite bathroom with a bath, overhead shower, basin and w.c. There is an additional shower room on the ground floor with a large walk in shower, basin and w.c.; a delightful open plan living room with a large floor to ceiling window taking full advantage of the open sea views. This room has two sofas, a flat 32 inch hi definition television, with Freeview/Blueray DVD player and wood burning stove plus an attractive dining area. A door opens from the living room onto a delightful enclosed staircase ascending to a bedroom in the octagonal tower of the cottage. This is a charming double bedroom with sea views. Please be aware that the upstairs bedroom is not suitable for young children due to the galleried stairwell and open staircase. A travel cot/high chair can be provided for a baby. Central heating/electricity without extra charge. WiFi internet available.
Briary Cottage has a secluded raised terrace at the side of the property with garden furniture so that meals can be eaten outside whilst enjoying the wonderful sea views. There is a second terrace at the front of the cottage with open sea views plus a large lawn where visitors can relax. Visitors are asked not to play ball games in the garden due to the proximity of the esplanade and of the large picture window of the sitting room. (The garden is not formerly separated from that of Briary Lodge, which is only occupied by the owners of the cottage). A private path leads directly from the sea front to the cottage. Cars can generally be parked in the road just outside of the property in this quiet area of Cowes. During Cowes week or if visitors have particular concerns it may be possible to make arrangements for a car to be parked in the drive of Briary Lodge. Regular bus service within 2 minutes walk. Public house 10 minutes walk. Shops, restaurants and access to the Red Jet service to the mainland – 15 minutes walk. Nearby places to visit include Osborne House, the island home of Queen Victoria, the National Nature Reserve at Newtown and Havenstreet Steam railway. A golf course, sailing courses, fishing and boating trips are easily accessible.
Please see the Access statement below for more information about the dimensions of rooms, facilities and local amenities
Briary Cottage has ground floor accommodation and is a non smoking cottage. WiFi Internet is provided free of charge at Briary Cottage. Briary Cottage is available for weekly self catering holiday bookings from Friday to Friday. The normal arrival time at this holiday cottage is 15:00 and the normal departure time is 10:00. Short break weekend and midweek self catering holidays are available from 27th October 2017 to 17th December 2017, 5th January 2018 to 8th February 2018, 16th February 2018 to 22nd March 2018 and 26th October 2018 to 20th December 2018.
For details on access to Briary Cottage for those with impaired mobility or disabilities please read the cottage access statement in the tab below.
Briary Cottage has 188 days available for Isle of Wight self catering holidays from the 20th November 2017 to 31st December 2018. That means Briary Cottage is 53.81% booked for this holiday period with 31.3 weeks confirmed so far.
Cowes is famous sailing mecca and attracts sailors from around the world for the Cowes Week festival. Naturally there is much more to this little town and many simply come to enjoy the small shops and boutique stores as well as the vibrant atmosphere. The coast line either side of Cowes makes for pleasant walking and it is possible to walk along to Ryde to the East or Gurnard to the West. A stretch of beach towards Gurnard is an enjoyable place to enjoy a picnic and watch the yachts, fishing boats and cruise liners.
More holiday information at www.wightinfo.co.uk/cowes
Lugleys, Cowes - Seafront restaurant at the West end of Cowes with a menu of good gourment food. Also popular for Sunday lunch. lugleysofcowes.com
There are a number of small restaurants in Cowes. If you have tried one you like please let us know and we will pass it along. You can also leave suggestions for places to eat on our Facebook pages.
Isle of Wight Osteopath - www.isleofwightosteopath.co.uk
Tree Climbing - A chance to climb into the canopy as part of a fun day out on the Isle of Wight. This family friendly activity is very safe and extremely popular with children and adults alike. For more information visit www.goodleaf.co.uk
Isle of Wight Steam Railway - A wonderful day out for the family with a step back in time to the age of steam. The Isle of Wight Steam Railway offers a chance to learn about the trains and travel part of the Isle of Wight by train. For more information visit www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk
UKSA Sailing Courses - The UKSA run a number of sailing courses on the Isle of Wight and are a great place to find a leisure sailing course during your holiday. www.uksa.org
The North of the Isle of Wight is a wonderfully varied location with beautiful coastal areas and historic sites. The main towns in the North are Yarmouth in the North West, Gurnard and Cowes in the centre of the Northern coastline, and Ryde in the North East. There is a sandy beach at Ryde, a shingle and sand beach at Gurnard and a long shingle beach at Cowes.
The principle town here is Cowes where a vibrant sailing scene exists and culminates in the yearly Cowes Week festival. Yarmouth also enjoys a strong connection with the sea and has its own festival of Gaffers which attracts a large number of brightly decorated boats.
The inland areas of the North side of the Isle of Wight are known for their beautiful countryside. The estuary at Wootton is an important area for birds and views across the estuary are often enhanced by a number of bird species. Footpaths and cycle tracks are numerous in the area and a great way to see the beauty on the North of the Isle of Wight.