The perfect holiday hideaway The Shack, overlooks the waters of the Solent so you can start the day sitting on the front deck with your morning coffee admiring the wonderful view. Breathe in the sea air and take time out from the hustle and bustle, here you will instantly relax into your holiday. Situated on Gurnard marsh, a few short miles west of Cowes, everything you could wish for in a perfect break is waiting for you.
The rear decking has outdoor dining furniture for four, ideal for al fresco dining, and loungers for lazy days in the sun - fortunately the Isle of Wight is the sunniest place in the UK! The enclosed garden is mainly laid to lawn and reached down steps, ideal for guests with dogs and the perfect place to keep an eye on little ones.
The main living space and kitchen is open plan with double doors to the front and back decked areas. Velux windows flood the space with lovely natural light, creating a very welcoming environment to relax, dine and cook in. The Shack is the ideal holiday home at any time of year with comfy sofas and a wood-burning stove to keep you toasty during cooler months. The Shack is conveniently all on one floor, with two double bedrooms and a shower-room.
Due to space restrictions in the bedrooms The Shack is not suitable for a cot. Private parking is clearly signposted.
Opposite The Shack is a boatyard and the owner kindly allows guests to access the sea wall via the car park and through a gate. You can wander over in the evening with a glass of wine and enjoy the sunsets which are known to be the best on the Island from here. A level walk along the promenade takes you to Gurnard beach and Cowes town centre beyond this, approximately 30 minutes' walk or perfect for a bike ride. Stop at the Cabin on the Green on your walk into Cowes for an ice cream before heading for a mooch around the boutique shops.
You are spoilt for choice for places to dine out in on the Island, with many places serving locally-caught fish and homegrown produce there is something for everyone's palette. The two closest pubs to The Shack are The Woodvale and The Portland Inn, both of which have outdoor seating areas with sea views. Cowes has a huge choice of cafes and restaurants, and is just a short drive away. Gurnard beach itself is shingle and bordered by charming beach huts, the green behind the huts has an enclosed play area which the younger ones will love. The Isle of Wight has some amazing coastline, woodland and nature reserves to explore either by foot, car or bicycle, you will be sure to find your favourite place and be looking forward to returning to this idyllic spot.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player, CD player and wood-burner. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge (with small freezer compartment) and washing machine
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6'')
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6'')
Take care on the decking as this can be slippery when wet; this property does not accept children under two years old, due to limited space for a cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .25 miles
- Patio furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
Welcome to The Shack, a wonderful holiday retreat sleeping four, located in Gurnard.
Spend quality time with friends and loved ones in the open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas.
Doors lead out onto the rear decking and enclosed garden.
Why not bring your furry friend along for an Island escape?
Stunning sunsets to admire in the evenings from Gurnard sea front.
The first double bedroom is cosy and light.
The second double bedroom.
On those cooler evenings, enjoy the wood-burning stove.
The Shack is just a few yards from the sea front.
Relax in the quiet setting with refreshments in hand, enjoying the Island's sun shine.
The Shack has a wonderfully relaxing feel to it, the perfect place to spend a holiday away from it all.
No matter what time of day, dine outside and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Gurnard is well known for its magical sunsets.
There is always time for tea and cake!
Lovely grape vines surrounding the decking.
The family shower-room.
Just opposite The Shack is a boatyard and the owner has kindly allowed guests to access the sea wall via the car park and through the gate (please note there is no direct access to the promenade and please do not climb on or over the wall).
There is private parking for two cars opposite The Shack.
Gurnard has a pebble and shingle beach with great views across the Solent.
Gurnard Green is a popular spot in the summer months.
Gurnard is a lovely spot to sit and relax while watching the ships sail by.
Walk along the sea front into the sailing town of Cowes.
The Woodvale is a family-friendly pub within walking distance of The Shack