As the sun goes down and the little ones are starting to run out of steam, why not open a bottle of something nice?
The first floor sitting-room is perfectly located with a balcony overlooking the marina.
Mooring is available at an additional cost if you like to travel by boat.
With doors to the balcony from the kitchen/dining-room this room is light and airy.
Second floor master bedroom with en suite.
Master bedroom en suite.
Island Harbour is centrally located on the Island, the perfect base to explore, or just to take some time out and unwind in this idyllic setting.
After a busy day you can enjoy cosying up in the sitting-room and watching a 3D film of your choice.
First floor double bedroom.
First floor Shower-room.
Second floor double bedroom.
Breakfast with a sun rise.
Furnished and decorated with only our guest's comfort in mind.
With extra soft seating you will find plenty of space to escape and catch up on some reading.
The owners have provided everything you shall need should you wish to cook up a storm for your family or friends.
Take in the marina sights with a pre-dinner drink.
You can follow the river bank through to Newport town.
Take a stroll to The Breeze Restaurant and Bar for an evening meal.
You will find all sort of wildlife here - what will you find?
There is parking for one car in front of Tidal Retreat.

Tidal Retreat


1.9 miles NE of Newport / Sleeps 6 + cot*

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

Nearest pub

The Folly (½ mile)

Set on the banks of the river Medina, this pub is close to Cowes and is well placed for visiting yachtsmen who sail up the river. The pub is open plan and serves seasonal food. Dogs are welcome.

Nearest beach

Osborne Bay (2 ¼ miles)

A private beach accessed only from Osborne House where you will pay an entry fee. The beach is sandy and safe, a favourite of Queen Victoria and her children when they were in residence. These days you can take a look at her bathing hut and enjoy an ice cream on the beach. A shuttle bus runs from the house between April - October. There's no lifeguard cover and dogs are not allowed.

Nearest walk

Wootton Bridge Ramble (2 miles)

Start from the Sloop Inn, Mill Square and enjoy a four mile foray into the countryside and creeks around Wootton Bridge. Bring binoculars and spot many birds and wildlife en-route. Download a free copy of the walk from Wootton Bridge Historical.

Nearest town

Island Harbour (¼ mile)

Not a town, but a small select complex on the banks of the River Medina, a wonderfully central location for exploring. Or you might just want to sit and enjoy the harbour lifestyle. The Breeze Restaurant and Bar is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Also nearby

Parkhurst Forest (2 ¾ 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!

Gurnard (3 ¼ 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!

The Breeze Restaurant (¼ mile)

Visit the peaceful marina at Harbour Island and enjoy sitting by the water and watching the world go by. The interior has recently undergone extensive renovation and outside there's a raised seating platform giving a stunning view over the river Medina. open daily throughout the year this restaurant is ideally located just two miles south of Cowes.

The Pointer Inn (5 miles)

Traditional pub grub but with a difference. Locals are offered a bartering exchange system where they provide local produce in exchange for meals or drinks. Great idea and upholds their intent to use local products. A garden with views across the downs and a large terrace are available for summer dining. Child and dog friendly. You may wish to book; this is a very popular place.

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

February 2017

This is a beautiful traditional pub that serves excellent food and has staff that will go the extra mile. I love that you can order some of the dishes from the menu as a smaller portion so there is no food waste. All food is locally sourced and they can even tell you the name of the person who grew it!

Whippingham (¾ mile)

Just inland of the north coast, there's a church designed by Prince Albert and many historic connections to the Royal family. Sit riverside on balmy afternoons in the peace and quiet this off-the-beaten-track village affords.

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