This charming two bedroom cottage is situated in the pretty coastal village of Gurnard just outside Cowes, home to some spectacular Solent views and a prime location to watch the many sailing events that take place on the Island. Your nearest beach is a mixture of pebbles and shingle, lined with an eclectic mix of beach huts and chalets and come the evening you can see some of the finest sunsets in the UK.
The open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas is a light and spacious room with a door leading out to the rear patio and garden beyond. The lawned area is narrow but long with far reaching sea views and rustic steps at the end of the garden which lead you all the way to the beach, along an unmade track. There is a separate snug to the front of the cottage with a sofa and television, an ideal place for the kids to enjoy a film whilst you relax with a glass of wine in the garden savouring the view. On the first floor there are two bedrooms, a double with stunning sea views and a twin room, along with the family bathroom with a bath and fitted shower.
There are some great choices of places to eat out in Gurnard, including Gurnard Press artisan coffee shop with home-made food in the village. A short drive, or a ten minute walk, from Solent View Cottage is The Woodvale pub, located on the seafront and serving food all day, dine inside or if the weather permits enjoy your meal whilst overlooking the sea. The Watersedge beach cafe, located just off a small green and with children’s play area, serves a varied menu and wide range of ice cream and also boasts one of the finest views across the Solent. For a special occasion The Little Gloster is a ten minute walk and is an award-winning restaurant serving simple seasonal food in charming surroundings. The outside seating area has wonderful sea views to perhaps enjoy a pre-dinner drink and watch the sun go down.
Cowes is within walking distance of Gurnard beach, it’s approximately a half an hour level walk along the promenade, also ideal for cycling; home to the biggest sailing regatta in the world and a vibrant town centre with an abundance of shops, cafes and restaurants. A short trip on the chain ferry from Cowes you can access East Cowes, home to Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s seaside residence. With plenty to do within a short distance by car or by foot from Solent View Cottage, and easy access to the rest of the Island's attractions, this makes for a wonderful holiday destination on the Isle of Wight.
Snug with TV and ornamental fireplace
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. CD player and wood-burner. Dual fuel cooker (gas hob, double electric oven), microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5')
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Please note there are uneven steps at the bottom of the garden (not gated) that lead onto an unmade track which can be slippery in wet weather. Please take care and make sure children are supervised at all times. There is a small covered pond in the garden. Please note there is a step either side at the top of the stairs into bedroom 1 and onto the landing. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Parking on road
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Full gas-fired CH
Welcome to Solent View Cottage.
Doors lead to the garden from the kitchen.
Put your feet up and enjoy a movie of your choice.
Dine al fresco for lunch or supper.
Double bedroom with king-size bed looks out to the stunning sea view.
The open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas.
Plan your day ahead while enjoying a leisurely breakfast.
With cosy wood-burner, this Classic Cottage is perfect all year round.
Enjoy the afternoon sun with a glass of something nice!
There are beautiful views from the first floor.
Here is the unmade track that leads to the beach - please take care on the steps.
The twin bedroom.
Enjoy a lazy morning and catch up on some reading.
The family bathroom.
Gurnard is a lovely location for walking, with all amenities within easy reach.
Please note there is a step either side at the top of the stairs into bedroom 1 and onto the landing.
Please note there is a small covered pond in the garden.
Watch the boats sail by at Gurnard Beach, just a short stroll from the property.
There is a nice green area, perfect for a picnic...
...and has a lovely park for the little ones to enjoy.
The Woodvale is a lovely family-friendly pub.
Enjoy an ice cream from The Waterside Cafe and then take a stroll along the beach.
This is one of the best places on the Island to watch the sun go down.
A perfect spot for crabbing, with a lovely coastal walk nearby.