Welcome aboard Newclose Houseboat, a beautifully restored contemporary houseboat located in picturesque Bembridge harbour on the Isle of Wight, just a short stroll away from the stunning beaches and village centre where you will find an excellent choice of local shops, cafes and restaurants.
Bembridge harbour is a magical place for a holiday, you can sit and enjoy watching the tide ebb and flow whilst watching the resident swans glide past. Newclose Houseboat sits in a row of similar characterful houseboats with a private entrance found just over the road from the parking space. Climb the walkway and the entrance is to the right-hand side, past the patio doors to bedroom one. The handy cloakroom with wash-basin and WC is up three steps and from here you will enter the fabulous open plan living space. Beautifully crafted to capitalise on the gorgeous views, the sitting area looks out towards the bow and Solent, beyond the harbour entrance. If you can tear yourself away from the view, relax on the comfy corner sofa and catch up on the Smart TV, or perhaps gather everyone around the sociable dining-table and chat about the day's adventures. The swish kitchen is beautifully styled with all the equipment you will need to cook a holiday meal, and of course the all-important dishwasher so no squabbling over the washing up here! Bedroom one is accessed from the hallway and enjoys patio doors to the outside deck. It has a comfy king-size bed and en suite shower-room.
Stairs lead down to the lower deck where the spacious bedrooms two, three and four are found. Bedroom two has a king-size bed and en suite shower-room, bedroom three has a king-size double bed and en suite shower-room whilst bedroom four, the main bedroom, has a super-king double bed and en suite bathroom, perfect for a long soak after a busy day of exploring the island. A handy utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier is also located on this deck.
Outside to the bow you will find a fabulous sitting area with loungers for relaxing in the island sunshine and further modular seating. For the most stunning panoramic views climb the spiral staircase to the top deck where you will find outdoor seating just made for al fresco dining. The Isle of Wight is a fabulous place for a getaway and Newclose Houseboat is perfectly situated for all your island adventures.
From the moment you step onboard the ferry from the mainland your Isle of Wight adventure begins. The charming village of Bembridge is located on the easterly side of the island and you will find all the amenities you need just a stroll away including a fabulous bakery, fishmongers, No 8 Farm Shop and the renowned butchers Woodfords, where you can stock up on the very best produce for the barbecue. Indeed, it would be possible to holiday here and never need to take the car out!
Bembridge is home to the last surviving windmill on the island so make sure you make a visit, and the lifeboat station is also quite spectacular. With five miles of beach to explore at low tide, walkers will be in heaven and there's also a great selection of inland walks through marshland and beautiful countryside. Kayakers and paddleboarders should explore the sheltered harbour area at high tide and the pretty surrounding coastline when the weather allows.
Further afield, visit Osborne House, once the home of Queen Victoria and now beautifully kept by English Heritage. With extensive gardens, house and private beach with original bathing house, a whole day can be spent here.
Travel to West Wight along the breathtakingly beautiful Military Road and be captivated by the stunning coast around Freshwater with crystal clear waters, coves and inlets. Of course, a visit to the iconic Needles should not be missed if you are in the area.
Whether you are looking for a family holiday or a getaway with a group of friends, Newclose Houseboat is a fabulous place for an island escape.
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5'), TV and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
3 steps to Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Lower Ground Floor
Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with king-size double bed (5') en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 4 with super-king double bed (6') and en suite Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Please note as Newclose is situated on a harbour, there may be surrounding noises from houseboats and the harbour.
- No pets
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- Superfast WiFi
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Balcony furniture and barbecue
- Oil-fired CH
Relax on the comfy sofa with a good book.
Stunning views from the bow across Bembridge harbour at high tide.
The beautifully designed open plan kitchen/dining area.
Gorgeous master bedroom 4 with en suite bathroom and shower.
Welcome aboard Newclose Houseboat.
There's plenty of outdoor seating on the main deck. The spiral staircase leads to fantastic views on the upper deck.
The welcoming entrance hall to Newclose Houseboat.
Relax and enjoy the sea views from the bi-fold doors.
The super sociable open plan living space is beautifully designed.
The sleek kitchen has all the equipment you'll need to cook a holiday supper.
A handy cloakroom is located off the entrance hall.
Bedroom 1 on the main deck with en suite shower-room also benefits from patio doors leading to the outer deck.
The en suite shower-room to bedroom 1, perfect for a refreshing shower.
Sweet dreams in bedroom 1.
Stairs lead to the lower deck and bedrooms 2, 3 and 4.
The utility-room on the lower deck is home to the washing machine and tumble-drier. You are welcome to use the fishing equipment and try your hand at fishing.
Inviting bedroom 2 with en suite shower-room is on the lower deck.
The en suite shower-room to bedroom 2.
Bedroom 3 also has the luxury of an en suite shower room.
The charming portholes let light into bedroom 3.
The master bedroom 4, has a super-king size bed for a restful night's sleep.
The fabulous bath for a long soak in the en suite to bedroom 4.
Bedroom 4 en suite is cleverly designed.
Enjoy the panoramic views from the upper deck. Please take care on the staircase and supervise children at all times.
The floorplan onboard Newclose Houseboat.
The entrance to Newclose houseboat from the private parking space across the road.
A walkway leads from land to Newclose Houseboat with the patio doors leading to bedroom 1. The entrance can be found on the right.
Cheers to a happy holiday.
Relax on deck and enjoy the views. Please take care while on board. Children should be supervised at all times.
Bembridge has a dramatic lifeboat station which is worth a visit.
Shop at the local village shops for the freshest of island produce.
Bembridge harbour looking towards the houseboats at the far side.
St Helens has a delightful beach and fabulous Solent views.
Visit Osborne House and explore the gardens, house and private beach.
The view from Culver Downs across Sandown Bay is stunning.