This gorgeous terraced cottage, situated in the Conservation Area of the old town of Cowes, is just a few minutes walk from the centre of town, offering the perfect family holiday destination for those wanting a tranquil and stylish property with many restaurants and shops just a stone’s throw away. Within walking distance from the passenger ferry from Southampton and rail links to London in two hours, guests can enjoy a stay at Winkle Cottage car free and with easy access to all the local amenities on foot. The vibrant pedestrianised high street is a great place to sit at one of the pavement cafes and soak up the atmosphere of this famous sailing town. Parking permits can be purchased from the Isle of Wight Council website.
The impressive Princes Parade promenade starts in Cowes and continues along to Gurnard beach. This is a wonderful place to take the little ones for a stroll looking out across the busy sailing activity in the Solent, or an easy bike or scooter ride for an ice cream at The Water’s Edge beach cafe in Gurnard, famous for its sunsets. There is also a lovely park that will keep the kids entertained for hours.
A baby is welcome but please note that space is limited and a travel cot won't fit in the twin room, so will have to go in the double room.
The cottage is cosy and inviting with an open plan sitting-room with dining-area on the ground floor and a hallway through to the well-equipped kitchen. A door from here leads out to a wonderful walled patio garden, slightly raised with several steps to it, gorgeous planting and outdoor seating making it the perfect setting for a glass of wine before heading out to dinner. There are two bedrooms on the first floor, a spacious double with king-sized bed and a twin room. There is a family shower-room on the first floor.
Just around the corner from Winkle Cottage is the North House Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, you really need go no further than this! A superbly stylish interior with a relaxed atmosphere and full of character, the food is highly recommended, especially the locally-caught seafood. The peaceful rear terrace is just the place to enjoy afternoon tea after a day sightseeing. Winkle Cottage is a little gem that will not disappoint.
Sitting-room with dining-area with TV and ornamental fireplace
Kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5')
Please note there are several steps outside the kitchen that lead to the raised patio-area. On the first floor landing there are two steps separating the shower-room from the two bedrooms. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Parking on road (200 yds distant)
- No smoking
- Pub 200 yds
- Garden furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
Relaxing pastel hues make the living space the perfect place to unwind.
This fabulous cottage sits in a terrace of similar properties.
The light filled double bedroom has a king-size bed.
The pretty garden catches the midday sun.
The contemporary kitchen overlooks the wonderful garden with exotic plants and fig tree.
Lunch is served.
The twin bedroom.
The shared family bathroom has a large shower cubicle.
Welcome to Winkle Cottage.
Close to Cowes town centre, Winkle Cottage is in a perfect location.
Sit back and relax in the light filled, open plan living space.
The sea is visible from the road outside Winkle Cottage.
The ornamental fireplace is the centre piece of the living space.
Exotic plants are abundant in the garden.
Shopping heaven in Cowes.
Perfectly situated in the historic Conservation Area of Cowes and surrounded by pretty, characterful streets.
Enjoy an early evening drink in the garden.
Take a stroll from Cowes to Gurnard.
A level walk makes this a great place for the little ones to ride along on their bike or scooter.
North House is situated a few minutes' walk away and is a lovely place to dine.
Cowes has a great selection of eclectic shops and eateries.
The park in Gurnard is a lovely place to take picnic and enjoy an afternoon out.
You'll be spoilt for choice with the wide range of independent shops.
Gurnard a beautiful spot to watch the sun go down.
Enjoy breakfast, lunch or a delicious ice cream at The Water's Edge beach café.