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Luxury Mews House in a Peaceful Courtyard in the Heart of Ryde

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Bespoke four-poster bed, stylish decor throughout, close to the beach

The Auction House is part of a stylish conversion of Ryde's Victorian sale rooms. It has been equipped and furnished to provide a relaxing and comfortable base for your holiday.

Downstairs the sitting room is furnished with Laura Ashley sofas and French windows open out onto the courtyard - perfect for sitting out with a glass of wine or morning coffee. The stylish kitchen/dining area incorporates a peninsular bar so the cook doesn't miss out on any action!

Upstairs there is a beautiful mahogany, hand-carved four-poster bed in the main bedroom with stunning sunburst canopy. Both bedrooms have crisp bedlinen and proper pillows.

Outside there are two patio areas and car parking for one in the large courtyard. Additional paid car parking is available adjacent to the courtyard.

Ryde is an elegant seaside town in East Wight with many Victorian and Georgian buildings, including a restored pier, and easy access to the rest of the island. There are 6 miles of sandy beaches and a marina and children's play parks.

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Christine Fisher and Terry Gladwin
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2017

About Christine Fisher and Terry Gladwin

Terry is an architect and Christine works with children from deprived backgrounds. We live near Stratford -about as land locked as you can get!

utiful and unspoilt county and the Welsh Marches have stunning scenery, great food and lovely gardens.

Titley is a really special village with the nature reserve and walks on the Mortimer trail. The nature reserve and lake is tucked away behind the barn and is such a magical place - we have never seen anyone else there when we have visited so it's like having our own private reserve with unploughed meadows and rich birdlife and wild flowers

Christine Fisher and Terry Gladwin purchased this house in 2011

Why Christine Fisher and Terry Gladwin chose Isle of Wight

We have been visiting the Isle of Wight for several years for short breaks having really enjoyed the varied landscape and gentler pace of life. We find Island breaks a good stress-buster!

Ryde is a great base for all year round breaks. It is so convenient to access from the ferries (5-15 minutes) which is helpful if you have had a bit of a trek to get to the Island.

Ryde has plenty of facilities, wonderful beaches and everything you need for a relaxing break whether you want to eat out or cook at home.

What makes this house unique

We love the fact the house is near the centre of town and yet is so tranquil - just a few seagulls to wake up to in the morning and the beach just a stone's throw away from the house. The four-poster bed makes us feel spoilt - a little luxury is essential on holiday, isn't it?

We have furnished The Auction House to the standard of our own home rather than as a holiday let. We hope our guests will appreciate the extra touches we have put into the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you so much for the privilege of staying in your beautiful holiday home. It is so convenient for beaches, restaurants and shops."

"We've just returned from a lovely week on the Island. The house was perfect!"

"Everything was absolutely lovely at the Auction House. The property and fittings are brilliant. We hope to be back."

"Attractive and well-furnished house which lived up to the website description. We will definitely be back."
Jun 2011
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)


Lovely house.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well equipped, comfortable house with private parking close to shops and restaurants. A great location. After a day of sightseeing we loved sitting outside in the sunshine with a cup of tea! I would recommend this property and hope to stay here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Our booking at The Auction House was perfect in every way.

Quick, helpful responses from the owners.

Detailed information on booking, ferries plus some suggestions of what we might like on the island accounting for our 2 children.

Easy to follow instructions for directions and arrival.

Immaculately clean house and so well equipped with everything you can imagine - some beautiful finishing touches. I especially loved the four poster bed, gorgeous decor throughout and all the extras such as beautiful hand wash and lotion, welcome gifts and everything you can imagine for the kitchen.

The location is perfect- a quiet courtyard with easy parking and access.

When my daughter was poorly whilst there with a throat infection over bank hol weekend I emailed the owner for advice on walk in centres and pharmacies - she responded in minutes with various, much appreciated suggestions.

The location within Ryde is lovely - central to shops and cafes, a short walk to plenty of beautiful golden sand.

I really hope to stay at The Auction House again in future years. Thank you so much Christine for a stress free, relaxing and easy stay at this lovely, luxurious property.

Jennie Caladine.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Fantastic property to stay in on holiday

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property, immaculate, really enjoyed our stay here, everything you could wish for, the owners had thought of everything,child friendly. Def would stay again, central to town but hid away. Lots to do in ryde, a good base to travel around the island. Owners were brilliant and very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, clean house. Very close to beach, restaurants and shops but set back from main road so no noise late at night. All the amenities you need were included. Particularly grateful for the Summer duvets and a fan as it was warm whilst we were there. Lots of helpful extras were left in the property- cling film, tin foil, kitchen roll, washing up liquid etc plus tea and coffee, pint of milk and a bottle of wine on arrival! Great base for exploring Ryde. Thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We can only agree with the other reviews, this cottage was fantastic, after a long journey to be greeted with tea, biscuits and wine was a great start. The house is lovely more like a high class home than a holiday cottage, in a great position close to the high street and town but set in a quiet location- with car parking right outside. The beds were very comfortable and to have a four poster was a bit of luxury.

The house had everything you want and need, towels provided, dishwasher tablets etc they have really tried to think of everything(even a stair gate which was very useful as sometimes the children sleep walk.) The courtyard was lovely too, very quiet with lovely plants which the children loved to water everyday.

The Island has so much to offer, we ran out of time and for the first time ever in this country wished we had booked a fortnight. Ryde itself had everything that our children (3 and 6) wanted a fantastic beach, play area, boating lake, small funfair and a swimming pool.

Our girls were so upset when we left both the Island and our holiday cottage we will definitely be back and be recommending the Auction house to our friends and family. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Does everything is says on the tin.

  • 5 of 5

We agree with everything in the previous review.

The house is nicely decorated, well maintained, has good facilities, and is clean; all of which made for a very happy, comfortable holiday.

It has a good kitchen for cooking, and the TV, DVD, CD and WiFi made time at the house every bit as enjoyable as the days out.

The location is quiet, with easy access to the main town, beach and cycle ways. It is the perfect base for exploring the island.

For us the storage shed for the bikes was very useful. It is shared with the other properties, but this is not a problem as it is large, and the neighbours are friendly and helpful. The roads tended to be a bit busy for cycling with the children, but there are plenty of off road cycle paths to keep us busy.

There is plenty to do in Ryde, and around the island, a week was not really enough. The suggestions in the guest’s book, and box of pamphlets were very useful. We plan to return to the island some time to see the rest, and would not hesitate in returning to The Auction House.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Spring
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Half Term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Summer
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Jul 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
8 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Half Term
13 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
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

Booking Notes: please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss any special requirements or if you have any queries - we are happy to try to help. tel.07565 563879

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday during the summer months Arrival 3.00pm, departure 10.00am unless by prior arrangement. We are happy to provide flexibility with arrivals and departures Oct.-May. Short breaks available (minimum 3 nights) Oct.-May outside school holidays.
Discounts are available for extended stays over two weeks Oct.- March.
Ferry discounts are often available on request throughout the year.

Our property is non-smoking but guests are welcome to smoke outside.
We regret we are unable to accept pets.
Access - there is a ramp to the front door and a downstairs cloakroom.

Cancellation Policy - our policy is send with our Ts and Cs and is less strict than the website ( which limits our choices) indicates.

Terms and conditions - we will forward this with our booking form

We accept payment by bank transfer, cheque or Paypal ( on request - 2% commission applies).
A booking deposit of £150 is requested on booking with the balance due two months prior to arrival.
For short breaks payment in full is requested on booking.
We regret we are unable to accept bookings via the website due to additional charges which we do not wish to pass on to our guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ryde in South East England

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet , This is a downstairs cloakroom
  • As this is a new conversion there is a lovely contemporary bathroom situated on the first-floor - perfect for leisurely bathing. Large bath with great shower over, wc, shaver point, medicine cabinet. There is a downstairs cloakroom with wc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The main bedroom has a stunning mahogany, four-poster, hand-carved bed with sunburst canopy. Ideal for lazy mornings or relaxing at the end of the day. The second,twin bedroom is another light, sunny room also with crisp white bedlinen and proper pillows.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Please note this is a no smoking property although smokers are welcome to smoke on the patios. We hope you will understand that ball games are not permitted in the courtyard out of respect for our neighbours. We regret we do not accept pets. Outside: There are two patio areas, one overlooking the communal courtyard and another more secluded area to the side of the house. Both are decorated with sun-loving plants such as olives and palms which thrive in the Island's sunny climate. Patio table, chairs and umbrella provided. The patios are the perfect spot for dining al fresco or a glass of wine at the end of the day. Between them they receive sun from breakfast through to dinner. There is parking for one car in the courtyard. Additional on-street parking and long-term car park available opposite the entrance. Short-stay car park 100m. Storage for bikes is available in outbuildings. Barbecue provided. Utility Room: Washer/dryer located in the kitchen. Ironing equipment provided. Please note outside drying is not permitted in order to preserve the ambiance in the courtyard. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included. (Please bring your own beach towels). Travel cot and high chair available. Housekeeping service weekly, prior to guests' arrival.

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