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Exceptional 4* Townhouse in central Cowes sleeping 10 people

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Sleeps 10, 3x shower/bath/WC, 200m to High Street and marinas

The Yachtsman offers high quality self-catering accommodation in the heart of nautical Cowes, close to all facilities in this vibrant seaside town.

The property is ideal for sailors, walkers and cyclists, being ideally situated close to the marinas, footpaths and cycle paths. There is a drying room with sink for coping with wet and/or dirty clothes and boots, and ample undercover storage.

Cowes is also a well placed town from which families can explore the whole Island, or spend time at the pebble beach at Cowes seafront on the picturesque Solent.

The Yachtsman provides spacious accommodation for 8-10 guests, in 4 Bedrooms on the 1st and 2nd floors, comprising a Master Double Bedroom with ensuite Shower/WC, a Bunk Room, a Twin Bedroom which can be adapted to accommodate 3 single beds, and a King Size Bedroom with the option of an additional single bed for close friends or children. The Double and King Beds benefit from luxury duck feather duvets and mattress toppers. There is a Bathroom with shower over, and a separate Shower/WC.

On the ground floor there is a Sitting Room which provides a quiet haven from the outside hustle and bustle. The cosy Snug attached to the Kitchen/Breakfast area allows guests to relax in comfortable surroundings while being in touch with the activity in the Kitchen.

Outside there is a south facing garden with a large split level deck, enjoying an enviable mix of sun and shade from sunrise to sunset, with patio furniture, and a BBQ.

The Outhouse has a fridge, sink, and a long hanging rail with electric heater under for drying clothes. The adjoining 2nd World War Air Raid Shelter provides a secure indoor storage area.

The Yachtsman has been awarded 4* by Visit England, the National Tourist Board for England. "Centrally located within the nautical town of Cowes and a short walk away from all the local amenities and attractions making this an ideal base as this multi-generational accommodation can ably cater for a wide range of market sectors".

More Details

Jill Stevenson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stunning house, lush rooms, all great. Thanks for a fabulous home away from home. Looking forward to the Festival.
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cowes in Isle of Wight

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 4'6" oak framed sleigh bed with ensuite shower/wc
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , Spacious twin room with a "trundle" bed for extra guests
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed , Spacious twin room with a "trundle" bed for extra guests
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 3'6" Pine bunk beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Exceptional 4* Townhouse in central Cowes sleeping 10 people
average rating of 4.8 based on 23 reviews

Good Vacation Rental

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 3 days at the Yachtsman and overall it was a very good holiday home with excellent amenities and well laid out rooms for our party of 7. The town was very close by with lots of restaurants, shopping and tourist sights all within easy reach.

The only negative we can state would be the fact we stayed for three days and our included guest parking permit ended the day before we left and resulted in an unnecessary parking charge. We trust this that the host rectifies this for future guests and clearly informs them of parking times etc.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased that these guests enjoyed their stay at The Yachtsman and on the Isle of Wight. I do however regret that they have chosen to be disingenious about their parking permit. These guests stayed from Monday 26 June for 3 nights, checking out on Thursday 29 June. I provided a parking permit from 07:00 on Monday 26 June as I had accommodated their request to check-in earlier than advertised (although in the event they did not arrive until late in the day as they had not made a ferry booking) until 07:00 on the morning of Thursday 29 June. As soon as the parking permit had been arranged I emailed the guests a copy of the confirmation which clearly stated these arrangements. I am sorry that the guests were issued with a parking fine, but this was due entirely to their own omission and I am not at fault on this occasion.
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Excellent, well equipped , clean,comfortable and welcoming

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this property last year and enjoyed it so much we came back this year, the location is excellent for central Cowes and the house lacks for nothing.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house, great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect - really clean and comfortable, lots of space, and one of the best equipped holiday homes we have ever stayed in. There were lots of extra touches which were greatly appreciated. It had everything we needed, and more, and it is in a great location - really close to the centre of Cowes, yet in a quiet residential street.

Thanks Jill - we hope to be back in 2018!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful family break at the Yachtsman

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay over the post Christmas and New Year period. The house was perfect for the 10 of us. It was immaculate and lovingly presented with all of the extras you could hope for. Lots of social space and good sized bedrooms. Cowes was a stones throw away and offered some great pubs and restaurants. The owner was helpful from start to finish and I would certainly recommend the house to other people interested in staying in and around Cowes.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house. We want to go back.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house. Very clean, new carpets and freshly decorated. Had everything you could need. The location in Cowes was great, quick walk to town for shops and pubs. It can be difficult to find parking on the road (and none of us were used to parallel parking!) but there is a car park nearby. My teenagers were impressed by the amount of TV's and the good wifi. I wouldn't recommend the house for people it for people with mobility issues because the stairs are steep and all the toilets are on the first floor but apart from that it is absolutely perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A very well appointed, beautifully decorated and comfortable house. A real 'home from home'.

  • 5 of 5

We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Yachtsman. We loved the house and it was a pleasure to come back to at the end of a busy day. The accommodation was ideal for our needs. The location of The Yachtsman is excellent. We were able to park easily in York Street. This was important as we had four small children, a pushchair etc. The house is a short, easy walk into the town centre with all its amenities and delightful sea front, great for an evening out without having to drive. We thought Cowes a good base for exploring the rest of the island. Everything was within easy driving distance. We discovered some wonderful beaches, great National Trust and other historical buildings and gardens and lots for the children to do. There is something for everyone on the Isle of Wight. We would have no hesitation in recommending The Yachtsman and will definitely be visiting The Isle of Wight again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Keith and family have summed up the Isle of Wight and why it is a perfect holiday destination for people of all ages and with all types of interest. Cowes is friendly and accessible with its predominately pedestrianised High Street, and if you stay at The Yachtsman everything in town from shops, restaurants, pubs, marinas, bus stops, cycle routes, ferry terminals, are all just a short walk away.
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Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Kilometres
Cowes High Street
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
East & West Cowes
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Cowes Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Southampton Central
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Kilometres
Cowes High Street
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Situated just off England's South coast and less than 2 hours from London, the UK's Holiday Island and Dinosaur Capital of Great Britain, the Isle of Wight, is the perfect destination at any time of year.

Visit the Isle of Wight website for full information on what's on offer: www.visitisleofwight.co.uk


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cowes, South East England

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2017
5 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2017 & New Year 2018
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring/Summer 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Cowes Week 2018
4 Aug 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
11 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £250

Bed linen, bath & hand towels are included. For a stay of more than 7 nights, bed linen and towels are changed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.