24a Castle Road

Cowes, Isle of Wight
Self-catering


Superb house in central Cowes with generous spaces, high-modern interior, a warm timber-clad atmosphere. For lovers of sea, sail and beach

Bed

5 beds

Bedroom

4 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 8

The
Experience

Cowes, emblematic of glamorous sailing and dramatic regattas, swarms with sailors in summer and meditates in peace all winter. Every conceivable craft is berthed along the pontoons by the Solent. Just the place for lovers of sea and sail, beach and jetty. Backed by a wooded park, 24a fronts onto the heart of old Cowes with its colourful fishermen’s cottages. The new three-storey house is Danish-style inside with steep stairs, a big, bright living space – high ceilings, white walls and luscious timber cupboards, chunky oak dining table and snuggle chair – opening to a generous deck with a big table for al fresco dining. The other end overlooks the leafy park. Gorgeous uncluttered bedrooms, from the smallest single with extra pull-out to the largest on the top floor with sea views, have white furniture, beautiful built-in cupboards and soft blue seaside touches. Highly sleep-inducing rooms. Bathrooms are equally sleek and handsome. Walk to the high street, waterside cafés and regatta-watching spots, or book some sailing for yourselves. Take the coastal path to Gurnard for lunch at the famous Woodvale pub.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm
Check out
10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 4 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Pubs/restaurants 5-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £115
Weekly price
from £800
Damage deposit
350
Surcharges
4-night stays from £800.
1 House for 8
From £1155 beds4 bedrooms

Reviews

What a beautiful property! And what a fabulous time we had in the gorgeous middle floor that is so perfectly set up for all of us to be together, while having drinks, playing card games, writing or catching up on old movies - while dinner cooks away! Mandy was exceptionally kind and helpful for our holiday with friends and parents with her timely replies and excellent suggestions on things to do and places to eat. My almost octagenarian father hasn't stopped talking about this holiday - and he contributes all the accolades to our place of stay! We hope to be back again.

Sushmita, London

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Olivia Chenevix-Trench

  • 24a is three minutes' walk from Cowes High Street, with its bustling sea views, marinas and sailing clubs. Shopping opportunities abound - from 'anything sailing' to fabulous independent gift shops and galleries to irresistible delis.
  • Enjoy a Minghella’s ice cream on the Esplanade while you watch the liners, ferries, and yachts go by; or get more hands-on with a sailing course - on offer at UKSA, GirlsForSail, Flying Fish... you can even learn to scuba dive at Island Divers.
  • The High Street also offers copious eating and drinking options - cosy traditional pubs, contemporary bistros and cafes, fine dining, gourmet burgers, rustic-chic European, seafood, Indian, Italian, Basque... have another ice cream while you decide!
  • 24a backs onto landscaped Northwood Park - bask in the leafy atmosphere without leaving the kitchen! The Victorian 17-acre park boasts sea views, rare trees, a little children's play park, and free tennis courts (just bring your racquets and tennis ball).
  • Nearby Northwood House is host to many events through the year such as the IOW Literary Festival, ComicCon, classical music concerts, antique fairs and fetes... you can even get married there!
  • Cowes is within 45 mins drive of all the Island’s beautiful beaches and countryside, and is on the famous Coastal Path. Zip back to the mainland on foot in just 25 mins via the Cowes Red Jet. Car ferry options include East Cowes, Yarmouth and Fishbourne.