Gurnard Cottages

To the west of Cowes is Gurnard. This hidden gem on the north east coast of the Isle of Wight has a lovely promenade with privately owned beach huts lining the sand. Gurnard Bay is wonderful for children and families to explore: with a large grassy area perfect for picnics or playtime and a fenced playground, you can let little ones loose knowing they won’t be bored.

The sailing club at Gurnard is particularly popular with dinghy sailors and Gurnard Dinghy Week attracts hundreds of visitors to the town at the end of July. Being only 5 minutes by car or 30 minutes on foot from Cowes, makes Gurnard a great spot to stay if you’re visiting for Cowes Week in August. Staying in a self catering cottage doesn’t mean you have to cook, there are plenty of wonderful places in the town to eat and drink. The Little Gloster restaurant is very popular with locals and visitors alike, serving an impressive breakfast menu. There’s also the Waters Edge cafe on the beach front, ideal for beach bums who want to spend as much time as possible on the sand. For great views across Gurnard Bay while you eat, visit the Woodvale pub, welcoming to families and serving throughout the day. There’s also plenty of local produce in the village’s grocery store so make the most of the wonderful kitchen facilities on offer and have a go at cooking some new recipes.

To the west of Gurnard is Yarmouth, a pretty harbour town to explore, or hop on the ferry and head to Lymington for an exciting day out on the mainland. In between Yarmouth and Gurnard is the Hamstead Heritage coast, a lovely spot for walkers to wander the wilds of the isle. Further south from Gurnard is Newport, the largest town on the island, a shopping hotspot with some upcoming modern restaurants offering up exciting new cooking styles for you to try.

We have 14 self catering cottages in Gurnard to show you...

2 bedroom self catering cottage at Island Harbour, near Newport.


Spring Tide is a delightful holiday cottage situated in a small development at Island Harbour Marina on the banks of the River Medina. The marina is set in a beautiful secluded val...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £351 - £790

5 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage with sea views in Wootton, Isle of Wight.


Creekside is a fabulous waterfront property that makes a wonderful choice of holiday home at any time of the year. This stunning detached house, set on the banks of Wootton Creek, ...

  • Sleeps 10 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £738 - £1650

3 bedroom self catering cottage in Newport, Isle of Wight


Located in the centre of the Island on the outskirts of the town of Newport, this is perfectly located to explore different places on the Isle of Wight. In the colder months, wrap ...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £495 - £1415

4 bedroom, rural self catering cottage on the outskirts of Wootton, Isle of Wight


This gorgeous stone cottage is tucked away in the most idyllic and tranquil location, surrounded by fields and woodland, this is the perfect holiday setting to truly escape from it...

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £670 - £1525

Dogs go free on holidays starting between 29th June to 5th July.

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