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Fabulous Holiday Home In Prime Location Overlooking the sea in Cowes. Sleeps 10

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 2,440 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Lovely Private 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom House with seaviews. Perfect for large groups or couples.

MIDWEEK SPRING AVAILABILITY

Spring is the perfect time to plan a midweek break to the Isle of Wight - recharge your batteries at Cliffhanger and explore the great outdoors. Come and enjoy the Isle of Wight at this most beautiful time of the year - base yourself in this stunning holiday home with it's excellent transport links and visit the island's country side and coastline. Wonderful accommodation, fabulous views and minutes from the town and sea front, this amazing house has it all.

If you are thinking of a short break or longer holiday, come and enjoy this stunning holiday home. Be it for couples or 10 guests, this beautiful home is the perfect choice any time of year.

The elegant accommodation combining a mix of period and contemporary style is arranged over a ground and 4 upper floors connected by a magnificent spiral staircase.

The spacious entrance reception is a perfect for entertaining and leads to a sitting room with comfortable seating for 10 and access to the rear patio.

The formal dining room on the first floor has a beautiful period fireplace, wooden floors and seats 10.

The well planned and fully equipped kitchen has ample work space for extensive cooking and seating for 8.

The 5 double bedrooms are spacious and comfortable and can be arranged with either king size double or twin single beds or a mix of both. Quality linen and bath towels and fitted wardrobes providing ample storage space.

The 3 fully tiled en-suite shower rooms have large vanity mirrors,lighting and shaver points. The massive family bathroom has a roll top bath, separate shower and twin hand basins and shares the same landing as bedroom 3 offering private use if prefered.

Bedroom 3 is the master bedroom with a balcony offering awe inspiring views over Cowes harbour and the Solent.

Outside, the vehicle hardstand has parking for one car and security point for cycles. Parking for up to 3 additional cars is available on request.

The west facing walled patio garden has dining table, chairs, awning and barbecue with seating for 10. Wonderful for alfresco dining.

The top floor landing has a 'ship's ladder' leading to a roof lobby and the 'crow's nest' roof terrace. The terrace provides spectacular views of the Solent as far as the mainland and up the River Medina to the south downs.

18 Castle Road enjoys a superb position in a quiet location overlooking the town of Cowes. Everything is close by, the Redjet high speed passenger ferry, sea front, shops, restaurants and marina are all just a few minutes walk away. Cliffhanger is the ideal base for holiday makers, yachtsmen or corporate guests. It's prime position close to the seafront offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy year round activity in the harbour and Solent with unrivalled views of cruise liners and other shipping as they pass Cowes. The yacht marina and famous yacht clubs, such as the Royal Yacht Squadron and Royal Ocean Racing Club, are a short walk.

Osborne House, home to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, is open all year round in East Cowes. Carisbrooke Castle, where Charles I was imprisoned is outside Newport, the capital of the island.

For nature lovers, New Town Creek Nature Reserve and the surrounding coastal walks offer visitors the chance to see many different birds and insect species. Further afield, there is the monastery of Quarr Abbey; the Garlic Farm, known for its garlic remedies; Yarmouth Castle, built by Henry VII to protect the Solent against the French and the Needles Battery, built in the mid 18th century.

Being situated in such a central location a car is not necessary and if one wants to visit other parts of the island car and cycle hire are available in the town. At any time of the year Cliffhanger offers an ideal destination. Guests can enjoy year round sailing, mountain biking, golf, walking, country sports and other recreational pursuits.

This charming period house is immaculate. The bathrooms and kitchen are of a very high standard and luxury carpets are fitted throughout except for the ground floor which is tiled, with under-floor heating. The kitchen is also tiled with under-floor heating and new kitchen units, appliances and oak worktops. The elderly, infirm and children are all most welcome but as the accommodation is over 5 floors and the rear patio is terraced we ask visitors to sign a disclaimer.

Pets are welcome too providing they are kept on the ground floor and kitchen. Dogs can be exercised in Northwood Park at the back of the house where there are also tennis courts, children's play area and magnificent Turkey Oak trees.

More Details

Owner
Chris Torrens
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Chris Torrens

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Chris Torrens purchased this house in 2015

Why Chris Torrens chose Cowes

Quiet location only few minutes walk from Red Jet high speed ferry to Southampton. The sea front, restaurants, pubs, shops yacht clubs and marina are all a short walk away.

What's On 2018:

The main venue for the Isle of Wight Literary Festival is Northwood House, Cowes which takes place this year from 11-14 October. Northwood House a Grade 2 listed mansion within the grounds of the park making Cliffhanger the perfect place to stay whilst enjoying the festival.

If music is more your bag but camping isn't...why not use Cliffhanger as your base to attend Eklectica Festival at Robin Hill from 7-9 September. Fantastic headlinders have already been announced.

Classic Car Show

Something for all the family to enjoy - the 17th Classic Car show takes place this year on the 15th and 16th September 2018. There will be a spectacular collection of vintage, classic, custom and retro cars and other rare vehicles.

What makes this house unique

Splendid accommodation with stunning terrace that provides spectacular views of the Solent as far as the mainland and up the River Medina to the south downs.

Choice of 5 double bedrooms with guests offered the choice of either king size double or twin single beds. Linen and towels provided.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cowes in Isle of Wight

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2440 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • town
  • waterfront
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 Features: Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure Bathroom 2 Features: Toilet, Shower Enclosure Bathroom 3 Features: Toilet, Shower Enclosure Bathroom 4 Features: Toilet, Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1: King-size double bed or two single beds. 2: King-size double bed or two single beds. 3: Super king-size double bed or two single bed sand balcony 4: Super king-size double bed or two single beds. 5: King-size double bed or two single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: This charming period house has recently been extensively renovated and improved. The bathrooms and kitchen have been upgraded and luxury carpets fitted throughout except for the ground floor which is tiled, with under-floor heating. The kitchen is also tiled with under-floor heating and has new kitchen units, appliances with oak worktops. The bedrooms are arranged with either king-size or super-size double beds, or two single beds, whichever is preferred. The lounge seats up to 10 people comfortably, as does the formal dining room which has the original marble surround fireplace, original wood flooring and rugs. The kitchen/diner can seat 8. The elderly, infirm and children are all most welcome but as the accommodation is over 5 floors and the rear patio is terraced we ask visitors to sign a disclaimer. Pets are welcome providing owners clean up after them and they are kept to the ground floor and kitchen. Dogs can be exercised in Northwood Park at the back of the house. Outside: Barbecue Terrace Balcony Barbecue Utility Room: Washing Machine Clothes Dryer Iron & Board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linens & Towels Provided Other: High speed fibre optic broadband Wifi Fireplace Heating Parking Hair Dryer

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Fabulous Holiday Home In Prime Location Overlooking the sea in Cowes. Sleeps 10
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5

Beautiful property. Very good location near sea and shops. Lots of space for the whole family.

  • 5 of 5

Excellently equipped. Appreciated the number of ensuite/ shower facilities. Also a choice of areas to sit and relax. Even board games and jigsaw puzzles were available to use.

It was nice to be able to walk to the centre of the town for shopping and also to the sea front. We probably would have taken advantage of the barbecue facilities provided, had it been a warmer time of year.

Car parking for a second vehicle was arranged in the street with a provided permit. Spaces were limited and although we did not have too much of a problem, we did wonder if there would be issues during the summer season.

The whole family had a great holiday and we would certainly be very happy to return to the property should we return to the IOW in the future.

Thank you for helping to make our holiday so memorable.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Superb property

  • 5 of 5

Ideal house, perfectly situated.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to have ticked all the boxes and look forward to these guests returning again soon.
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5

Fab family break

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time. The house was amazing and is set in a perfect position. The views were great and made for a lovely family break

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

excellent, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

High standard of accommodation close to high speed passenger ferry, shops, restaurants, marina, sea front. Great views, quiet location.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

As a group of friends and a well behaved dog, we had a fantastic long weekend at Cliffhanger in March. The property is stunning with a magnificent winding staircase leading all the way up to the roof terrace, where the views over Cowes and the Solent are fantastic. The owner Chris was very easy to deal with and immediately sorted a minor hiccup following our arrival. The bedrooms can be set up with either twins or doubles, which is very convenient and the kitchen wants for nothing.

I can imagine the property is in high demand through the summer months, with its location giving a great view of the sailing yachts and larger ships entering and leaving Southampton. Guess the length and tonnage was a great game to play sitting on the terrace or balcony.

Just one enhancement, might be the introduction of wifi boosters to the top and bottom floors. A simple fix, which would support streaming to the lounge tv and browsing on the roof terrace, searching for the name of the passing ships.

We would highly recommend Cliffhanger and may well return in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great pleasure to have these guests to stay and I am delighted they had a fantastic weekend. Comments about the wifi are much appreciated and will be acted upon.
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Fabulous views of the harbour and Spinnaker Tower

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean and bright and well laid out. It is set over 5 floors, so keeps you fit - more than made up for by the views from the upper rooms. The large dining room made family meals relaxed and comfortable and the kitchen on the same floor made serving and clearing easy. Situated so centrally that takeaways, restaurants and shops were all 5 minutes away. A great house and location, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
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Location

Osborne
Robin Hill
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
southampton
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Union Inn Cowes
Nearest Ferry
150 Metres
Cowes Red Jet to Southampton
Nearest Golf
100 Metres
Cowes golf course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Southampton Central
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
M27/M3
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
The Mess, Cowes High Street
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Water skiing
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
The Green Cowes
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Cliffhanger is located on the edge of Cowes old town in this famous yachting centre on the lovely Isle of Wight.

Situated just above the town, it enjoys panoramic views over the Solent whilst being only a few minutes walk from the yacht marinas, shops and restaurants of the high street and the open spaces of Northwood Park.

The Isle of Wight has a multitude of attractions and offers everything you could want for the family and groups of friends, such as Robin Hill, Blackgang Chine and the Needles Pleasure Park to the historical Osborne House (home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert) and Carisbrooke Castle (where Charles 1st was imprisoned).

The beautiful coast and rural environment are all there to be discovered by foot, bike, car or yacht with easy access to coastal paths and cycle routes from the house. The nearest beach being only 100m away from the house.

Travel:

Nearest Airport

Southampton - 5 miles from ferry

15 miles

Nearest Ferry

Red Funnel High Speed

0.1 miles

Nearest Train

Southampton Central - 1 mile from ferry

11 miles

Nearest Highway

M3, M27

4 miles

Distances:

Nearest Bar

Union, Bath Road - 30 metres

0.1 miles

Nearest Restaurant

The Mess - 30 metres

0.1 miles

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cowes, South East England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
3 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
£440
for 1 night
From
£440
£1,290
 
 
Summer half term
26 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
£500
for 1 night
From
£500
£1,490
 
 
Mid Summer
4 Jun 2018 - 20 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
£560
for 1 night
From
£560
£1,990
 
 
Isle of Wight Festival
21 Jun 2018 - 25 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,640
for 2 nights
From
£820
£2,990
 
 
Mid Summer
26 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
1 night minimum stay
£560
for 1 night
From
£560
£1,990
 
 
Round the Island Race
7 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,500
 
 
Panerei Classic
14 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
1 night minimum stay
£580
for 1 night
From
£580
£2,150
 
 
Classic Week
22 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
1 night minimum stay
£580
for 1 night
From
£580
£2,150
 
 
Mid Summer
28 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
£560
for 1 night
From
£560
£1,990
 
 
Cowes Week
4 Aug 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,250
for 7 nights
£5,250
 
 
Late Summer
12 Aug 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
£560
for 1 night
From
£560
£1,990
 
 
Little Britain Cup
6 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 2 nights
From
£600
£1,500
 
 
Autumn
10 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
£500
for 1 night
From
£500
£1,690
 
 
Autumn
1 Oct 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
£450
for 1 night
From
£450
£980
 
 
Autumn Half Term
19 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
£370
for 1 night
From
£370
£1,220
 
 
Winter
29 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
£350
for 1 night
From
£350
£650
 
 
Xmas & New Year
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
1 night minimum stay
£500
for 1 night
From
£500
£1,760
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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