Step on board this simply stunning houseboat situated in the picturesque Bembridge harbour, just a short walk from Bembridge village. The beautiful bright yellow door opens to a vast open plan space which incorporates the whole ground floor of Fortune. The modern kitchen with a separate island divides the space between the dining and living areas, with spectacular views across the harbour. Light floods in from all angles with the specially designed windows and the double doors opening out to the rear decking. Outdoor seating means you can breakfast, lunch and dine in this idyllic setting and watch the harbour activity, even perhaps the odd swan.
The furnishings are sumptuous and all lovingly pieced together by the owners. Cosy up on the sofa in the evening with a glass of wine and watch the lights of the harbour dance across the water whilst you plan your next day's adventures. A wonderfully large dining-table offers plenty of space to enjoy long drawn out suppers, well why not, you are on holiday after all!
A staircase leads down to the lower deck where all four bedrooms lead off from the main corridor. All with gorgeous upholstered headboards. The enormous main bedroom in the bow of the boat has a super-king sized bed and an equally large en suite with bath and separate shower cubicle. The second bedroom, also a super-king and the twin bedroom have shared access to a shower-room. The fourth bedroom has a king size bed and has an en suite bathroom. The porthole windows have specially made blinds ensuring a good night’s sleep aboard this floating haven.
Bembridge village is just a twenty minute walk from the harbour, where you will find everything you could possibly need for your holiday provisions. There are several cafes, a bakery, fishmonger, butcher and farm shop. With a great number of stunning beaches to choose from, some with resident beach cafes, Bembridge is a superb holiday destination. There is also a good choice of family-friendly pubs in the village to sample, The Pilot Boat Inn is the closest to Fortune, just a ten minute walk away. The Village Inn is situated in the centre of Bembridge and The Crab and Lobster has one of the best outdoor seating areas positioned high above the sea level, with a spectacular sea view. The rest of the Island is easy to explore from your harbour location and there is plenty to see and do all year around. There is unallocated private parking for two cars in a car park just a short walk along the road to Fortune.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV and wood-burner. Dual fuel range (gas hob, electric oven), microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Lower Ground Floor
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 3 with super-king double bed (6')
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin (accessed from bedroom 2 and bedroom 3)
Bedroom 4 with super-king double bed (6'), Dressing-room and en suite Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Please note as Fortune is situated on a harbour, there may be surrounding noises from houseboats and the harbour.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- Superfast WiFi
- No smoking
- Pub 0.5 miles
- Balcony furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
There are panoramic views from the living-room.
Presented to a very high standard, the open plan kitchen and living-room provide a light, bright social space.
The main bedroom has a super-king bed and en suite bathroom with bath and shower cubicle.
Breakfast, lunch or dinner, enjoy al fresco dining anytime of day. *Outdoor furniture is now teak. New photographs to come.
Access to Fortune is via a walkway from a private gravelled area. Private parking is across the road. Please take care whilst on board and children should be supervised at all times.
Double doors open out onto the bow of the boat with the choice of al fresco dining around the teak table and chairs.
Decorated throughout with classic simplicity, step on board Fortune.
Abstract animal portraits adorn the walls.
The open, bright living space affords guests a generous space to enjoy.
Relax in the well appointed living space.
Dine in style overlooking Bembridge harbour. *Outdoor furniture is now teak. New photographs to come.
The kitchen has all the modern appliances needed to make a delicious meal at home.
Prepare a light lunch before heading out on an island excursion.
Keep the chef company sitting at the kitchen island.
Prepare morning coffee, take it outside and enjoy the view of Bembridge Harbour.
Fresh local produce is available at the Bembridge village shop.
Access to the downstairs bedrooms is from a staircase in the entrance hallway.
The spacious main bedroom with seating for two.
View of the harbour at high tide through the main bedroom window.
The bright and airy main bedroom with super-king bed and lovely details.
The main bedroom has a superb en suite bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle.
You won't be short of space in the main bedroom en suite with double sinks, bath and a separate shower cubicle.
Bedroom 2 with opulent upholstered headboard to super-king bed and access to shared shower-room with bedroom 3.
Gorgeous headboard to bedroom 2.
Breakfast in bed.
Both bedroom 2 and 3 access the shared shower-room.
The twin bedroom.
Detail to the twin bedroom.
Detail of the Puffin upholstered headboard to the twin bedroom.
Lovely detail to bedroom 4 makes it a perfect sanctuary to sleep.
Natural daylight streams through the porthole of the double bedroom.
Leading into the en suite bathroom from bedroom 4.
This bathroom is en suite to bedroom 1.
All aboard Fortune.
Bembridge village has an eclectic assortment of shops including a fishmongers, bakery, butcher and farm shop, perfect for holiday dining at home.
Ten minutes from Fortune Houseboat is the Bembridge windmill, the oldest on the island.
Explore the beautiful coastline and the RNLI Lifeboat Station in Bembridge.
Queen Victoria's favourite home Osbourne House located in East Cowes.
A view of Yarmouth from The Solent.
The iconic Needles located on the westside of the island.