Welcome to Smugglers' Run.
From the comfort of the sitting room, you can see the River Medina and beyond to the sailing town of Cowes.
Enjoy watching the busy boat traffic from your private balcony.
The double bedroom on the ground floor
The twin bedroom on the gound floor
The small but well-equipped kitchen has everything you are likely to need.
The comfortable sitting room, leads on to a bright dining area.
The views from the living room, look over to Cowes and the various marinas
The family bathroom
There's plenty of room for everyone to enjoy a meal together
Watch the boats sail by while planning your Island adventures.
Welcome to East Cowes
Just across the River Medina, you'll find a bustling marina
Whether working or pleasure boats, they make for a lovely seascape.
Views of the property from the other side of the River Medina
The waterway outside can get quite busy with passing ships and ferries
The communal outside area on the waterfront
Each cottage has allocated parking

Smugglers’ Run


East Cowes / Sleeps 4 + cot*

Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking

7 Nights from  £328

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Duke of York (¼ mile)

Situated on the outskirts of Cowes, this pub has a separate restaurant serving a wide choice of freshly prepared meals, vegetarian options and Sunday lunch. There's outside seating for warmer days.

Nearest beach

East Cowes Beach (¼ mile)

A shingle and sand beach which runs the length of the Esplanade. Further away from the town you will find a playground and paddling pool with a row of beach huts. Car parking is available neaby either on the roadside or car park. At high tide the beach disappears so check the tide times before you go. Dogs are not allowed from May to September. There is no lifeguard cover.

Nearest walk

Cascading Canopies Histree Trail (¼ mile)

Budding botanists and devoted dendrologists rejoice, for this is a beautiful trail under 2 miles long, featuring some special species of trees as you walk around Cowes. iwight.com have a full description and printable download.

Nearest town

East Cowes (350 yards)

Across the river from its big sister, Cowes, there are views beautiful enough to attract Queen Victoria, who built a summer house here. There's plenty of natural attractions to take in too, with the beaches of the north coast, or head inland to other Heritage attractions like the Newport Roman Villa.

Also nearby

Gurnard (1 ½ miles)

A hidden gem, west of well-known Cowes, think beautiful beach huts lining the shores, picnic greens and happy families. This is a great place to bring the little ones. Only a half hour walk from Cowes makes it well located for bigger days out, but you should find all you need here, with the sailing club keeping everyone entertained and the plethera of eateries keeping everyone full.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2017

Gurnard is such a pretty place. The children loved skimming stones on the beach here, then a long play in the lovely park (which is enclosed) and then we finished off with a hot chocolate and a slice of cake at the Watersedge Beach Cafe. Perfect!

Parkhurst Forest (3 ½ miles)

A large area of woodland maintained by the Forestry Commission. There's miles of woodland walks suitable for both walkers and mountain bikers. The red squirrel hide is a great place to spot wildlife from.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe April 2017

Great place for a walk and to get close to nature - and we saw a red squirrel!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2017

Beautiful place to walk the dog and the kids!

Random-Rooms (150 yards)

An exciting challenge of puzzles, mystery, intrigue with a touch of adrenaline! This could well be the answer to a rainy day activity. Booking essential.

Taste of India (150 yards)

If you are looking for authentic Indian food cooked to order then this is the place for you.

Cowes Floating Bridge (250 yards)

Also known as the chain ferry, this floating bridge takes foot passengers and cars across the river Medina from East Cowes to Cowes. It only takes a couple of minutes and runs every day of the year.

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