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5 Star Cottage; Sleeps 8 and a baby in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
Perfect 2017 100% guest rating 2017

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. This Isle of Wight cottage at Cowes sleeps 8 people in 4 bedrooms. The Glass House has availability and prices for self catering holidays in 2017. Read full description

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The Glass House Booking / Availability

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We can arrange your Isle of Wight Ferry Crossings at discounted prices. After booking we will send you a quote for your ferry travel. ...or call us for a quote on 01929 481555

28 Oct - 17 Dec 2017
1645 per week
18 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3295 per week

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The Glass House has live availability and prices.

Booking Fee £19.99 per booking Cot & High Chair £0.00 per booking Towels (Bath & Hand Towel) £0.00 per person per booking WiFi Internet Free WiFi Internet Heating & Electricity Free of chargeBed Linen Free of chargeBooking Deposit 25% of cottage rental Security Bond £500 per booking

The Glass House has short break self catering holiday availability on the Isle of Wight. These are the short break periods.

The Glass House Short Breaks 2017 30th October to 17th December Weekday & Weekend Short Breaks

Pricing and Booking Notes for The Glass House

Arrival Time 15:30 Departure Time 10:00 Sleeps 8 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3

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Susan Brown -
The Glass House was awarded a 5 star review by Susan Brown - Oct 2017 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Catherine Ross -
This house is stunning; just as good as it looks on the photos. Watching the boats is endlessly fascinating. - May 2017 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Linda Finch -
A lovely house with a great view and a perfect place for seeing the beautiful sunset. - Sep 2016 - Cottage Rating 4 Stars

David Maddison -
Fantastic, unusual and memorable property. Beautifully placed for viewing the water traffic from Southampton. Also very convenient for activities all over the Island. Our party included boisterous, small, male twins and they managed the glass stairs and outside spaces very well. They appreciated the proximity of water and stones! - Nov 2015 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Nigel A Prichard -
The glass house is in a perfect location with wonderful unbeatable views and easy walking access to Cowes. Accommodation is very comfortable with distinctive decor. Concern that 4 flights of stairs could be a problem were unfounded. Our family loved it. - Oct 2015 - Cottage Rating 4 Stars

Susan Hill Wells -
We loved our stay. The Glass House is superb. We appreciated generous wine/fruit/cakes left. The most wonderful week and we plan a return trip next year. You could be happy just watching the shipping and sitting on the beach below. Best holiday rental we have ever been in. - Sep 2015 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Mary Craven -
Excellent facilities, superb location and well situated for walking into Cowes. - Jul 2015 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Barbara Flanagan -
The Glass House is beautiful, comfortable and with stunning views across the Solent.Easy stroll into central Cowes where there are lots of independent shops and restaurants. We enjoyed our stay and would love to return. - Jul 2015 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Emma Cooper -
Contemporary, stylish, comfortable, superbly located and appointed beachside house with the most amazing views. Would highly recommend The Glass House. - Jun 2015 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

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Briary Cottage Cowes Isle of Wight
Briary Cottage Cowes Isle of Wight

Briary Cottage

Cowes Isle of Wight

Sleeps 4 (inclusive of a baby under 12 months) in 2 bedrooms. Children 5+ welcome
This lovely two bedroom cottage is very attractively situated on Egypt Esplanade, near Cowes and is within a one minute walk of the sea. There are open sea views from the living room, double bedroom and garden. Briary Cottage has been furnished and equipped, with great care, to a high standard. Cowes and Gurnard are both within a short walk along the sea front.

High Rising Cottage Gurnard Isle of Wight
High Rising Cottage Gurnard Isle of Wight

High Rising

Gurnard Isle of Wight

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.

Little Dormers Cottage Cowes Isle of Wight
Little Dormers Cottage Cowes Isle of Wight

Little Dormers

Cowes Isle of Wight

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.

Greenside Cottage Cowes Isle of Wight
Greenside Cottage Cowes Isle of Wight

Greenside

Cowes Isle of Wight

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.

Apse Wood Cottage Shanklin Isle of Wight
Apse Wood Cottage Shanklin Isle of Wight

Apse Wood Cottage

Shanklin Isle of Wight

Sleeps 9 plus a baby in 4 bedrooms
This charming, Grade II listed cottage, is only a short drive from the sandy beach of Shanklin. It is peacefully situated in a quiet leafy hamlet in beautiful countryside, only 1.5 miles from the centre of the small seaside resort of Shanklin, on the east coast of the Isle of Wight. Shanklin has a lovely sandy beach which gently slopes into the water, a variety of restaurants, small shops and traditional seaside entertainments. The cottage has a lovely large sunny garden and is in a wonderful cycling and walking area. Footpaths and bridleways lead from close to the cottage to the coast at Shanklin and there is a particularly delightful walk across fields and downs to Ventnor offering panoramic views across Sandown Bay. The pretty village of Godshill is within a 5 minute drive and here there is good public house for meals, teashops and a hill top church.

Hadfield Cottage Bonchurch Isle of Wight
Hadfield Cottage Bonchurch Isle of Wight

Hadfield Cottage

Bonchurch Isle of Wight

Sleeps 7 plus a baby in 4 bedrooms
Hadfield Cottage is situated in the picturesque coastal village of Bonchurch and is less than 3 minutes walk from the sea. Bonchurch has an air of tranquillity with its lovely village pond, traditional style cottages and 11th century church. Restaurants and a public house are within easy walking distance. There is also a pleasant coastal walk to the nearby seaside resort of Ventnor.

Harbours Edge Cottage St Helens Isle of Wight
Harbours Edge Cottage St Helens Isle of Wight

Harbours Edge

St Helens Isle of Wight

Sleeps 6+1 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
Very attractively situated, beside the water, with beautiful open views to the sea across Bembridge Harbour. It is one of a small number of properties on a causeway, between the harbour and the water meadows, linking the seaside villages of St Helens and Bembridge. The centre of St. Helens, with its attractive village green, public house, shop and restaurants, is within a 5 minute walk.

Redway Granary Cottage Merstone Isle of Wight
Redway Granary Cottage Merstone Isle of Wight

Redway Granary

Merstone Isle of Wight

Sleeps 6 + 1 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
This wonderful property is situated on a lovely farm in beautiful countryside. It has recently been converted from a large old granary, the foundations of which date back to the 1700s. A fire in 1889 resulted in much of it being rebuilt. Redway Manor Granary has been renovated with the greatest care and wherever possible original features have been retained. There are beautiful views across the fields and nearby lakes to the downs. The sandy beaches of Sandown and Shanklin are within a 15 minute drive.

High Rising Cottage Gurnard Isle of Wight
High Rising Cottage Gurnard Isle of Wight

High Rising

Gurnard Isle of Wight

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.

Christmas Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight
Christmas Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight

Christmas Cottage

Godshill Isle of Wight

New Cottage; Sleeps 8 + a baby in 4 bedrooms
This delightful stone cottage is situated in the centre of the picturesque village of Godshill, on the East side of the Isle of Wight, within a 10 minute drive of the sandy beaches of Shanklin, Sandown and Ventnor. This is also a delightful walking area with various footpaths and trails close to Christmas Cottage. The cottage has been furnished and equipped with great sensitivity to provide delightful accommodation.There are furnishings and artefacts from around the world combined with a wonderful use of colour. Restaurant, tea shops, public house and small shops with a few minutes walk.

Seahaze Villa Ventnor Isle of Wight
Seahaze Villa Ventnor Isle of Wight

Seahaze Villa

Ventnor Isle of Wight

Sleeps 7 + 2 in 3 bedrooms
Beautiful Ventnor seaside holiday cottage. This elegant Victorian villa stands on elevated ground within a one minute walk of the sea at Wheelers Bay. There are wonderful sea views from most of the rooms of the house and a five minute walk along the promenade leads to the lovely beach of the small resort of Ventnor.

Greenside Cottage Cowes Isle of Wight
Greenside Cottage Cowes Isle of Wight

Greenside

Cowes Isle of Wight

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.

Sea Shells by the Beach Cottage Bonchurch Isle of Wight
Sea Shells by the Beach Cottage Bonchurch Isle of Wight

Sea Shells by the Beach

Bonchurch Isle of Wight

New Cottage; Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms;
A wonderfully spacious and welcoming seaside holiday cottage within a few paces of the beach at Bonchurch and located on the coastal path to nearby Ventnor. Sea Shells on the Beach has 3 beautiful bedrooms decorated with a luxurious seaside theme. Within a short walk is the centre of the village of Bonchurch where there is a village pond and excellent local restaurant. The beach at nearby Ventnor is a popular holiday attraction.

Well Cottage Yarmouth Isle of Wight
Well Cottage Yarmouth Isle of Wight

Well Cottage

Yarmouth Isle of Wight

New Cottage; Sleeps 9 in 5 bedrooms
Lovely thatched, stone cottage, on the west side of the Isle of Wight within a 10 minute walk of the sea and within a very short drive of Yarmouth and the bays of Colwell and Totland. The cottage is furnished and equipped to a high standard to provide very comfortable accommodation for 9 people in 5 bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms. Two separate sitting room areas and delightful fitted kitchen. Sunny garden and parking for 3/4 cars. Wonderful walks along the coastal path and nearby Tennyson Down.

Bay View Cottage Seaview Isle of Wight
Bay View Cottage Seaview Isle of Wight

Bay View

Seaview Isle of Wight

Sleeps 7 + 1 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
Bay View is beautifully situated beside the beach with panoramic sea views from most of the main rooms. It is in a peaceful location with the beach of Seagrove Bay only half a minute's walk away. Here swimming, paddling and boating can be enjoyed. There is also a footpath directly from the house to the beautiful sandy Priory Bay - a 5 minute walk away. The atmospheric village centre of Seaview, with its small shops, sailing club and restaurants is within a 7 minute stroll.

Field Cottage Ningwood Isle of Wight
Field Cottage Ningwood Isle of Wight

Field Cottage

Ningwood Isle of Wight

New Cottage sleeps 8 + 1 in 4 bedrooms plus a baby
Charming detached cottage attractively situated in beautiful west Wight countryside. It is in a delightful walking area with easy access to Brighstone Forest and wonderful coastal walks plus the Tennyson Trail. The harbour of Yarmouth, with is sailing boats and excellent restaurants, is within a 10 minute drive. Also nearby are the sandy bays of Totland and Colwell. The cottage has 4 bedrooms (one on the ground floor) - two of the bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms and there is a family bathroom plus a cloakroom with WC and basin. The cottage has been furnished and equipped to a high standard and has a lovely large enclosed garden.

Appletree Cottage Brighstone Isle of Wight
Appletree Cottage Brighstone Isle of Wight

Appletree Cottage

Brighstone Isle of Wight

New Cottage Sleeping 6+1 in 3 bedrooms;
Lovely traditional thatched cottage situated within a few minutes walk of the centre of the lovely village of Brighstone on the south west side of the Isle of Wight. The village is renowned for its pretty centre with several thatched stone cottages. There is also a public house and a small bistro/tea shop. The beach at Brighstone is within a pleasant 15 minute walk. This is also a wonderful walking and cycling area with easy access to the coastal path plus the beautiful downs which link Carisbrooke and The Needles on the western tip of the Isle of Wight.

Virginia Cottage Carisbrooke Isle of Wight
Virginia Cottage Carisbrooke Isle of Wight

Virginia Cottage

Carisbrooke Isle of Wight

Sleeps 7 in 4 bedrooms, Children Welcome
This picturesque Grade II listed cottage dates back to 1676 and is attractively situated at the end of a quiet lane with a lovely ford and footpath leading to the nearby medieval castle of Carisbrooke. Located in the oldest part of Carisbrooke village which is a conservation area lying within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The castle is only 5 minutes walk away and can be glimpsed from the garden and main bedrooms. This is a wonderful walking area as within 5 minutes walk of the cottage visitors can join the famous Tennyson Trail which follows the downs westerly towards The Needles.

Stanwell Barn Cottage Bembridge Isle of Wight
Stanwell Barn Cottage Bembridge Isle of Wight

Stanwell Barn

Bembridge Isle of Wight

Sleeps 7 + 1 in 4 bedrooms
Stanwell Barn is a large stone barn which has recently been skilfully converted to provide superb accommodation. Original features such as exposed beams and stone walls have been retained. The property has been furnished and equipped to a high standard with under floor heating, and oak and tiled floors. It has a wonderful feeling of light and space. Apart from one bedroom all of the accommodation is on the ground floor.

Stag Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight
Stag Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight

Stag Cottage

Godshill Isle of Wight

Sleeps 6 + 1 child + a baby in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
This lovely stone cottage was originally a large and ancient stone barn at Sainham Farm. It is situated in the attractive courtyard and has marvellous open views from the rear across the fields to the downs. Stag Cottage is in one of the loveliest parts of the Island lying at the foot of Appuldurcome Down and above the picturesque village of Godshill in ‘An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. Godshill can be reached by taking a pleasant stroll through the beech copse and across the fields. The village has a variety of tea shops and restaurants as well as two public houses.

Bramble Cottage Bowcombe Isle of Wight
Bramble Cottage Bowcombe Isle of Wight

Bramble Cottage

Bowcombe Isle of Wight

Sleeps 7 in 4 bedrooms
This lovely stone cottage is situated in the small rural hamlet of Bowcombe which stands between the pretty village of Shorwell and Carisbrooke with its medieval castle. Shorwell and Carisbrooke are both within a 5 minute drive and have public houses which are good for meals. The cottage offers easy access to the small bays and coves on the south west side of the Isle of Wight. Brighstone beach is within a 10 minute drive and the larger sandy beaches of Ventnor and Shanklin are within a 20 minute drive.

Westview - Shorwell Cottage Shorwell Isle of Wight
Westview - Shorwell Cottage Shorwell Isle of Wight

Westview - Shorwell

Shorwell Isle of Wight

Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
In the centre of the small rural village of Shorwell on the south west of the island and is only a 5 minute drive from a quiet beach at Brighstone. The cottage stands adjacent to a beautiful 11th century church. A pleasant old public house with a large duck pond is within a 1 minute walk and Shorwell still has its own village shop. There are a variety of small sandy coves within a short drive where visitors can enjoy swimming, paddling, boating and fishing.

Iona Cottage Seaview Isle of Wight
Iona Cottage Seaview Isle of Wight

Iona Cottage

Seaview Isle of Wight

New Cottage; Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms
Light and spacious holiday cottage within a short walk of three excellent sandy beaches around Seaview on the East of the Isle of Wight. Iona is a modern and luxurious self catering cottage idea for family holidays on the Isle of Wight.

Hackney Stable Cottage Merstone Isle of Wight
Hackney Stable Cottage Merstone Isle of Wight

Hackney Stable Cottage

Merstone Isle of Wight

Sleeps 6 + 1 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
This delightful stone cottage which dates back to 1761 is built of Isle of Wight chalk and brick. Hackney Stable cottage 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. Ferries can be booked for you at greatly discounted prices.

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

The Glass House is a non smoking cottage. WiFi Internet is provided free of charge at The Glass House. The Glass House is available for weekly self catering holiday bookings from Saturday to Saturday. The normal arrival time at this holiday cottage is 15:30 and the normal departure time is 10:00. Short break weekend and midweek self catering holidays are available from and 30th October 2017 to 17th December 2017.

The Glass House Guest Comments

Reviews and feedback for The Glass House and holidays on the Isle of Wight

26 Guest Reviews for The Glass House
5 Stars - (18)
Susan Brown - Oct 2017

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Catherine Ross - May 2017

This house is stunning; just as good as it looks on the photos. Watching the boats is endlessly fascinating. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

David Maddison - Nov 2015

Fantastic, unusual and memorable property. Beautifully placed for viewing the water traffic from Southampton. Also very convenient for activities all over the Island. Our party included boisterous, small, male twins and they managed the glass stairs and outside spaces very well. They appreciated the proximity of water and stones! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Susan Hill Wells - Sep 2015

We loved our stay. The Glass House is superb. We appreciated generous wine/fruit/cakes left. The most wonderful week and we plan a return trip next year. You could be happy just watching the shipping and sitting on the beach below. Best holiday rental we have ever been in. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Mary Craven - Jul 2015

Excellent facilities, superb location and well situated for walking into Cowes. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Barbara Flanagan - Jul 2015

The Glass House is beautiful, comfortable and with stunning views across the Solent.Easy stroll into central Cowes where there are lots of independent shops and restaurants. We enjoyed our stay and would love to return. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Emma Cooper - Jun 2015

Contemporary, stylish, comfortable, superbly located and appointed beachside house with the most amazing views. Would highly recommend The Glass House. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Annie Watkins - Jan 2015

We really enjoyed the house, great views and perfect entertaining space. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Overall the experience from start to finish was very positive. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Chris Hyde - Aug 2014

Excellent, Spotless, location perfect for local restaurants. Best views in Cowes. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Julia J - Jul 2013

What a fantastic house with an awesome location overlooking the Solent. Wonderful! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Anne H - May 2013

The Glass House is a wonderful house to stay in we had lovely weather so enjoyed dinning outside and relaxed on the top floor sun deck. Watching ships, boats and people go by made never ending view for the whole family to enjoy and talk about......hope to go back Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Andrew G - May 2013

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Emma M - Jul 2012

Exceptional house and welcome reception Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Linda T - Jul 2012

The location and overall presentation of the Glass House is stunning - the above are only small niggles which did not take away any of our enjoyment. The only real negative was the poor weather whilst we were there but we would recommend this house and return ourselves in the future. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Philip C - Jun 2012

Fantastic views, highly recommend, easy walk into Cowes. Furnishings are very nice, wonderful kitchen, appliances superb. Very clean, and excellent welcome pack provided which was very nice. Overall you will not be disappointed if you stay here. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Alasdair D E - Sep 2011

The perfect location! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Charlotte H - Jun 2011

Fantastic house and position and we loved staying here. Would highly recommend it. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Patricia - Jun 2010

The Glass House was over all excellent and we would stay there again. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

4 Stars - (6)
Linda Finch - Sep 2016

A lovely house with a great view and a perfect place for seeing the beautiful sunset. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Nigel A Prichard - Oct 2015

The glass house is in a perfect location with wonderful unbeatable views and easy walking access to Cowes. Accommodation is very comfortable with distinctive decor. Concern that 4 flights of stairs could be a problem were unfounded. Our family loved it. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Jill Malone - Oct 2014

Beautiful views, and great location with a short walk to Cowes and Gurnard. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Patricia W - Oct 2012

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Graham H - Jun 2012

Fantastic location and quality of accommodation - we will be back. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Gail P - Oct 2011

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

3 Stars - (1)
Patrick M - Sep 2011

Overall while the house is positioned as 'luxury', the property feels like it is a show home (ie not meant to be actually lived in) and looking at the property sales brochure left in the Glasshouse this seems to be the case as hardly any of the furnishings/furniture are different. Cottage Rating: 3 Stars

2 Stars - (1)
Alexandra Aksenovich - Jun 2015

Cottage Rating: 2 Stars

1 Stars
Susan Brown - Oct 2017

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Catherine Ross - May 2017

This house is stunning; just as good as it looks on the photos. Watching the boats is endlessly fascinating. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Linda Finch - Sep 2016

A lovely house with a great view and a perfect place for seeing the beautiful sunset. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

David Maddison - Nov 2015

Fantastic, unusual and memorable property. Beautifully placed for viewing the water traffic from Southampton. Also very convenient for activities all over the Island. Our party included boisterous, small, male twins and they managed the glass stairs and outside spaces very well. They appreciated the proximity of water and stones! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Nigel A Prichard - Oct 2015

The glass house is in a perfect location with wonderful unbeatable views and easy walking access to Cowes. Accommodation is very comfortable with distinctive decor. Concern that 4 flights of stairs could be a problem were unfounded. Our family loved it. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Susan Hill Wells - Sep 2015

We loved our stay. The Glass House is superb. We appreciated generous wine/fruit/cakes left. The most wonderful week and we plan a return trip next year. You could be happy just watching the shipping and sitting on the beach below. Best holiday rental we have ever been in. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Mary Craven - Jul 2015

Excellent facilities, superb location and well situated for walking into Cowes. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Barbara Flanagan - Jul 2015

The Glass House is beautiful, comfortable and with stunning views across the Solent.Easy stroll into central Cowes where there are lots of independent shops and restaurants. We enjoyed our stay and would love to return. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Emma Cooper - Jun 2015

Contemporary, stylish, comfortable, superbly located and appointed beachside house with the most amazing views. Would highly recommend The Glass House. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Annie Watkins - Jan 2015

We really enjoyed the house, great views and perfect entertaining space. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Overall the experience from start to finish was very positive. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jill Malone - Oct 2014

Beautiful views, and great location with a short walk to Cowes and Gurnard. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Chris Hyde - Aug 2014

Excellent, Spotless, location perfect for local restaurants. Best views in Cowes. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Julia J - Jul 2013

What a fantastic house with an awesome location overlooking the Solent. Wonderful! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Anne H - May 2013

The Glass House is a wonderful house to stay in we had lovely weather so enjoyed dinning outside and relaxed on the top floor sun deck. Watching ships, boats and people go by made never ending view for the whole family to enjoy and talk about......hope to go back Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Andrew G - May 2013

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Patricia W - Oct 2012

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Emma M - Jul 2012

Exceptional house and welcome reception Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Linda T - Jul 2012

The location and overall presentation of the Glass House is stunning - the above are only small niggles which did not take away any of our enjoyment. The only real negative was the poor weather whilst we were there but we would recommend this house and return ourselves in the future. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Graham H - Jun 2012

Fantastic location and quality of accommodation - we will be back. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Philip C - Jun 2012

Fantastic views, highly recommend, easy walk into Cowes. Furnishings are very nice, wonderful kitchen, appliances superb. Very clean, and excellent welcome pack provided which was very nice. Overall you will not be disappointed if you stay here. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Gail P - Oct 2011

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Alasdair D E - Sep 2011

The perfect location! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Charlotte H - Jun 2011

Fantastic house and position and we loved staying here. Would highly recommend it. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Patricia - Jun 2010

The Glass House was over all excellent and we would stay there again. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

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The Glass House Holiday Availability

Popular Holiday Weeks Available for Self catering holidays at The Glass House

The Glass House has 1 days available for Isle of Wight self catering holidays from the 19th November 2017 to 31st December 2018. That means The Glass House is 99.75% booked for this holiday period with 58.1 weeks confirmed so far.

The Glass House Local Holiday Information

Cowes, Isle of Wight local attractions for a self catering holiday at The Glass House

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

Eating and Drinking In and Around Cowes, Isle of Wight

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.

Other Nearby Services

Isle of Wight Osteopath - www.isleofwightosteopath.co.uk

Local Activites and Attractions

Good Leaf Tree ClimbingTree 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

Good Leaf Tree ClimbingIsle 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

North Isle of Wight Holiday Information

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.

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Isle of Wight Holiday Guide

A selection of local attractions from wightinfo.co.uk

Watersedge Beach CafeWateredge beach cafe Isle of WightA seaside cafe at the end of Gurnard Beach with beautiful views of the solent and passing sail boats. The cafe has a large menu of lunch options... Read more »
Gurnard BeachGurnard Beach Isle of WightThe small beach at Gurnard offers lovely views of the Solent and mainland as well as many passing sailing boats. The short beach is backed by beach... Read more »
Osborne HouseK030686A Italian-inspired mansion amid lush gardens and filled with Victoria and Albert’s former possessions.
Folly InnfollyThe Folly Inn is an open plan, rustic pub perched on the banks of the River Medina.
Glass House Holiday Home Cowes Photos 2017

The Glass House in Cowes is a luxurious self catering holiday home with sea views and 4 beautiful bedrooms to sleep a family of 8  or 4 couples. This spacious and elegant property is perfect for enjoying Cowes and the beautiful views over the Solent. Sailing boats share the waters with international vessels which means …

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2017 High Rising Isle of Wight Updates

High Rising self catering cottage at Gurnard is a seaside holiday home with views of the sea and within walking distance of Cowes. This Scandinavian designed house is light and spacious with a wooden construction. The large windows look out over the Solent and into the lush garden. Open planned living spaces make for a …

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Cowes Isle of Wight new photos

There are a selection of new photographs of Cowes Isle of Wight and the coast towards Gurnard along the North Coast. Cowes is a popular sailing destination and there are boats of all shapes and sizes plying the waterway between the Island and the mainland. Boats entering the port of Southampton pass close to the …

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New Look for The Barn Isle of Wight

The Barn has been redecorated with a new look. In particular the self catering cottage has an updated kitchen, newly decorated bedrooms and the front room has new sofas and furniture. The Barn is located on the North East of the Isle of Wight in the village of Wootton. Wootton is near Cowes and is …

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September Cottage Guest Comments Isle of Wight

We always enjoy hearing feedback from guests and it helps us ensure quality and high standards. We also love hearing about your holiday and what you enjoyed most. Here are some of the latest comments from guests holidaying on the Isle of Wight in September. For more guest comments and reviews click on a cottage and scroll …

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Isle of Wight Cottage Guest Cycling Comments

We love hearing about our guests holidays and all the activities enjoyed as part of their cottage holiday on the Isle of Wight. We have put together a little selection of comments from guest who talk about cycling on the Isle of Wight. Hackney Stable Cottage Isle of Wight “Wonderful holiday in a well equipped, …

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Isle of Wight and Purbeck Guest Reviews April

Holiday guests have been enjoying the wonderful Spring weather on the Isle of Wight and Purbeck. We love hearing about your holidays and welcomed the comments and reviews we received this April. To view the latest comments as they come in visit www.islandcottageholidays.com/comments/latest/ Afflington Manor Lodge – Corfe Castle, Dorset “We had a wonderful time. The cottage …

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Large Luxurious Holiday Homes Isle of Wight

We have a selection of new videos showing some of the wonderful and spacious holiday we have on offer on the Isle of Wight. These self catering holiday cottages sleep 6 or more people and are located in coastal and rural location across the Isle of Wight. The Glass House – Cowes, Isle of Wight …

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Isle of Wight Walking Holiday

The Isle of Wight is a walking holiday destination with dedicated walkers and hikers returning year after year to walk the hills and coast of the Island. There are a number of features which make the Isle of Wight especially suitable for enjoying on foot. For one, there are so many special places to see …

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Isle of Wight Public Transport for Holidays

The Isle of Wight is a wonderfully easy place to explore without a car and public transport can be enjoyed as a holiday activity in itself due to the wonderful views and scenery to be enjoyed from the top deck of a bus. Some of the most scenic bus routes include Bus 3 from Ryde to Newport …

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