Starboard Side; a gorgeous cottage in the lovely village of Gurnard.
The beautifully decorated sitting-room, lie back and relax with the wood-burner crackling away in the background.
To the front of the cottage you will find your private terrace, a perfect sun-trap on those summer days.
The stylish main bedroom on the first floor has wonderful sea views.
The kitchen/dining-room is modern and well-equipped for you to cook up a treat!
The lovely twin bedroom on the first floor.
Enjoy an aperitif before heading out for supper.
Spend quality time while discussing your day's activities.
A great base for you to return to during the day to grab a bite to eat before heading back out to explore.
Lovely touches throughout to make you feel at home.
The rear outside area is the perfect spot for refreshments on those lazy mornings.
The interior decor is beautifully considered throughout.
Take your time in the morning...
in the sumptuous bed.....
and gaze out of the window at the wonderful sea view!
This dog friendly property is a short walk to Gurnard seafront which is lovely for a evening stroll.
The shower-room is on the ground floor.
Gurnard seafront is a short walk away.
You will certainly want to return to this Classic Cottage!
There is private parking for one car at Starboard Side.
The property is located down a private road...
... which is accessed off Solent View Road.
A wonderful holiday retreat.
Gurnard Green, a perfect location for a picnic with friends or family.
The Woodvale, a family friendly pub located on Gurnard seafront.
Watch the boats sail by and take in Island life in Gurnard.
There are plenty of coastal walks to enjoy.
The younger ones will adore the enclosed play area situated on Gurnard Green.
Cowes is the neighbouring town to Gurnard, well known for its sailing connections.

Starboard Side


1.1 miles W of Cowes / Sleeps 4 (no children under 2)

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

Nearest pub

The Woodvale Gurnard (¼ mile)

Situated in Gurnard approximately five minutes drive away from Cowes, food is served here daily and a childs menu is also available. Regular entertainment takes place with quiz nights on a Monday and dogs are welcome (in the pub that is!)

Nearest beach

Gurnard's Hidden Beach (200 yards)

This little known beach is a favourite amongst locals. Accessed via a path called Shore Path through the trees behind Gurnard Sailing Club, this sand and shingle beach enjoys a lush backdrop and beautiful views. With no lifeguards on duty or provisions along the beach, pack up sun cream, water and some tasty treats and enjoy a day of paddling and relaxing.

Nearest walk

Cascading Canopies Histree Trail (1 ¼ miles)

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. have a full description and printable download.

Nearest town

Gurnard (150 yards)

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!

Also nearby

The Union Inn (1 ¼ miles)

A traditional pub located in Cowes old town, close to the ferry terminal and yacht clubs. Food is locally sourced where possible and cooked to order. Children and dogs are welcome.

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

Mrs Eves October 2021

Nice cosy pub

Popped in for a drink early evening. Cosy, traditional pub with a nice atmosphere. Not sure if they serve food as didn’t see any sign of any whilst there.

Parkhurst Forest (3 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

Miss Sheridan September 2021

Walk in the forest

Lovely place to walk, the dogs loved it but we didn't see any squirrels unfortunately

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!

The Breeze Restaurant (3 ¼ miles)

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.

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

Mrs Franks October 2020

Meal at heBreeze

Well organised COVID-19 procedures in place., but they isn’t interfere with the service. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The meal was really lovely, well cooked and portions were brilliant..
When we left we were pleasantly stuffed.

Seaview to Ryde Walk (9 ¾ miles)

Park your car anywhere on the Esplanade at Seaview and walk past the Boathouse pub with the sea on your right. You will pass rows of beach huts, woodland and into Puckpool Park. The sea views are stunning across the Solent to the mainland and the park itself is a gem. The path hugs the coast all the way around to Ryde, past Appley beach with its gothic tower and into the town. You'll find lots of places to eat and drink en-route, the path is even and flat so suitable for pushchairs. Dogs are allowed on the footpaths but restricted on the beach so do check the signs. The return walk is approx 2 miles depending how far into Ryde you walk and the best return route is back the way you came.

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

Mr Farr October 2021

Easy flat walk

Great walk to Ryde especially as you can walk across the beach at all states ot the tide

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Lovely coast path

Great views, accessible with a pushchair and plenty of places to stop on route for refreshments and a great kids park in puckpool park (with public toilets), our toddler loved it. The Old Barracks beer garden is sunny and nice with reasonably priced drinks. Don't miss the sand playground on Ryde seafront if you have little kids, our toddler loved it!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Reeve September 2020

Nice Walk

It is a nice walk along the coast from Seaview to Ryde. There are a couple of park cafes on the way and some nice coffee shops in Ryde.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Cox September 2020

Excellent pushchair friendly walk

A lovely walk from the doorstep, although you may need to walk via Bluett Road in Seaview at high tide! There are a couple of cafes in Puckpool to take a rest and refreshments.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Butler September 2019

Enjoyable walk

With the sea to look at and all the activity on it along the way it is a very enjoyable walk. When the tide is out you can shorten the walk by cutting across the beaches. If you walk along the paths you will pass a small nature reserve which can be visited by all, a couple of pubs, The Boathouse looked good, a cafe which we went in called The Dell and recreations. The area named Appley has a Coastal Foley and woods to walk through. The beach at Ryde is large and sandy, and Ryde has many places for refreshments after your walk. You can continue your walk along the pier, which is free for pedestrians. We estimated the distance to be a little over 2 miles, we took our time and enjoyed the views.

Gurnard Beach (¼ mile)

A popular sand and shingle beach located a short distance from Cowes. Parking is available along the seafront and there is a small car park at the beach. A play area is located by the beach and also a cafe. The local sailing club offers a visitor membership during summer. Dogs are not allowed between May and the end of September. There is no lifeguard cover.

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