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'The Blue House', a stunning cottage with grounds down to the beach.

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Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

The Blue House, is a pretty 4 bed cottage, in its own private garden of 2 acres. The house has been completely refurbished. It has fabulous sea views over the Western Solent with a woodland walk down to the beach. It has been featured in Coast magazine.

Located in the village of Gurnard on the Isle of Wight 'The Blue House' has four bedrooms overlooking the garden, a large contemporary living area with vaulted ceiling with a glass and Oak gable looking directly over the sea, and a wrap around deck with fabulous views over to the New Forest and the famous sunset.

The bedrooms all feature luxurious beds with cotton sheets and all natural feather and goose down duvets and pillows, the master bedroom has a large en suite bathroom and glass doors that open on to the deck and the romantic sea view.

The 'big' room has a spacious kitchen and large sitting room with a log fire.

The house is completely private and totally secluded, yet within walking distance of a great pub and shops. Single level makes it ideal for people with limited mobility as well.

* based on max 4 people.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Tim Thompson
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

30 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

5

The Blue House is simply......Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Hi Tim,

A hearty thanks from Elaine and myself............ The Blue House proved to be an excellent place to stay. You have done a great job in remodelling the place and I am sure you will enjoy full bookings for many seasons to come.

Best regards,

Peter and Elaine

Sherfield on Loddon.

Hampshire.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to get another nice review! Now the winters here its time to think about those wild cliff top walks, great pub lunches and then coming back to tea and the log fire. Wildlife is still vibrant especially the red squirrels hunting for food. There must be more bridleways and seaside walking/cycling per square mile on the island than anywhere else in Britain.
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4

Great family house.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great family meeting celebration. IOW cousins that we hadn't seen for 40 years met with us here for a fab lunch. The house coped with us all here very well.We will come back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A relaxing and memorable getaway!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived at The Blue House we felt comfortable, relaxed and on holiday. The house is spacious and well laid out and even though there were quite a few of us, we never felt crowded. Everything we needed was provided and any questions we had were answered quickly and thoroughly by the owner. The walk to the beach was short (albeit muddy) and was enjoyed by the adults, kids and dogs! We will definitely be back in the summer. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Blue House for a family birthday and Christmas, and it was the perfect location for us. The views of the Solent from the living room and bedrooms, the well-appointed kitchen and large table, and the comfortable furnishings made for a relaxed and welcoming stay. Tim was also very helpful in pointing us in the direction of the fabulous Little Gloster restaurant down the hill, where we held our birthday celebrations, and even organised a Christmas tree for us. I cannot fault the house or its location. It is near enough to Cowes or Newport to get any provisions, but with its large secluded gardens, you could be a million miles from the hustle and bustle.

Thank you Tim, we look forward to coming again sometime soon, perhaps to explore the island in the summer.

Many thanks

Marc

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic house; great views

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the house. It has everything you could possibly want. We were relieved when it rained because we could stay in; relax and cook. The kitchen is better equipped than home and the design is perfect for lounging about in plenty of space. I'm sure there's loads to explore on the island but you don't need to! The path down to the beach from the garden looks after any restless people or dogs. Just brilliant.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous cottage with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We have had the most wonderful week at this amazing cottage! This was the perfect location for two families with four small children between us (aged 2-5 years). The garden is large and felt secure for the kids to run around in (once we explained they couldn't go down the path to the beach without us), while the grown ups relaxed and enjoyed the wonderful sea view! The trampoline especially was a huge hit! The cottage is well laid out, fully equipped (the dishwasher and washing machine make light work) and feels like a home from home. Great to be within walking distance of one of the isle of wights best restaurants (the little gloster). Thanks so much, we will definitely be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm really really thrilled to get this review. Its lovely to know you had such a great time and you and family are more than welcome back any time we would love to see you again. Tim
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Southampton at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 500 Metres Nearest Ferry : Cowes at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : Southampton at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : M27 at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : at 100 Metres Car: recommended

The village of Gurnard is right next to the famous yachting centre of Cowes. The popular Gurnard Sailing Club is two minutes walk away. Local facilities include; pubs, paper shops and a greengrocer. The island is a great place for visitors especially children with a wealth of activities including: cycling,walking,windsurfing,sailing,tennis and numerous attractions and activity centres.

We can arrange yacht charters, rib rides, fishing trips and even parascending. You name it and the island probably does it.

For walkers there are hundreds of spectacular walks across downland and headland, bridleways criss cross the island.

A short walk down through your private wood takes you to your beach, great for evening swims, bar-b-Q's, fishing or just watching the sun go down with a beer in your hand.

For wildlife enthusiasts the garden is a haven for Red Squirrel, badgers, foxes, woodpeckers and numerous other birds.

Other Activities: Sailing, Kite surfing,

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nightly Rate
17 May 2017 - 17 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£490
for 2 nights
From
£245
From
£295
Fri,Sat
£1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017 peak rate
30 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,934
for 7 nights
£2,934
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£490
for 2 nights
From
£245
From
£295
Fri,Sat
£1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

We require an initial deposit to secure the booking of £300. 55 days prior to your holiday the full amount is due. Your initial £300 rental deposit becomes a security/damages deposit which is then returned to you at the end of your stay, unless in the unlikely event there is some damage.

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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Master Ensuite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Very large walk in shower, suitable for wheelchair access
  • Family Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • The master bedroom has a sizable en suite bathroom with a heated floor and very large walk in shower. The family bathroom also has a heated floor with a bath and shower. The showers are all Aqualisa mains pressure powered showers with an electronically balanced safety thermostat. There is a seperate, third loo/cloakroom.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Garden Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 Cottage Room - 2 Single Bed, This can be made up as a double on request
  • Bedroom 4 Bunk bed Room - 3 Single Bed, The beds will fit adults but is best suited for children
  • The master bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom and is a large comfortable bedroom with french windows that open up entirely onto the deck and the garden, There is a a fabulous view of the sea. The Garden Bedroom also has french windows which open onto the deck and the garden with another romantic view of the sea. Bedrooms 3 and 4 both have single beds, which can be converted to double beds on request. ALL our beds are new and luxurious, with crisp cotton sheets, all natural feather pillows and duvets.

Outside

  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • We welcome well behaved children and dogs, the house is particularly suitable for elderly or infirm people because its all on one floor. If you have a wheel chair please let us know so that we can ensure ramps are situated on any steps. The kitchen is very well equipped with all the tools necessary for the keen chef. The sitting room is beautifully furnished with a big comfy sofa, armchairs and a big telly. Wireless broadband is available throughout the house. The kitchen has french windows out to a terrace that gets the morning sun and the sitting room also has french windows that open out onto the wrap around deck and the fabulous sea views. For watersports enthusiasts we can also provide: Sailing Dinghy's, Kayaks and we will arrange boat charters.

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