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East Cowes 1.5 miles; Ryde 6 miles.
A picturesque village which lies on the bank of the River Medina, on the outskirts of East Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Whippingham is best known for its connections with Queen Victoria, supporting the royal household with forges, alehouses, and Albert’s ‘Model’ farm. Whippingham's church (St Mildred’s) is one of a tiny band of small churches that became closely linked with neighbouring Royal residences and therefore have many beautiful, interesting and historical features, especially the five soaring pinnacles, that Albert designed, reminiscent of a castle in the Rhine. The River Medina takes its name from the Saxon, ‘Medene’ which means ‘middle river’, as it nearly splits the island in half, with the source stemming from the chalk springs high on St Catherine’s Down, all the way from the south side of the Island. The upper reaches of the River Medina often go unexplored, but they offer an array of bird life, great waterside pubs and interesting marinas and boat yards. East Cowes is the site of Norris Castle and the magnificent Osborne House, the former holiday home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and later the Queen’s favourite residence after Albert’s death in 1861. Osborne was designed by Albert in the style of the Italian Renaissance Palazzo and boasts of the most magnificent rooms and breathtaking views across the Solent. The house and gardens are open through spring, summer and autumn and also for some weekends through winter. West Cowes is only 1.7 miles away, via an old fashioned floating bridge, and is the world’s premier yachting centre as well as the islands main port, it has an excellent high street of shops and restaurants to suite all tastes.
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This lovely Isle of Wight cottage is part of a beautiful development in the quaint village of Whippingham, which lies on the bank of the River Medina, near Cowes. Thoughtfully appointed throughout to provide comfortable, contemporary accommodation, this Whippingham cottage is perfect for families and friends who wish to enjoy their time together, while experiencing the pleasures the Medina River and the Solent have to offer. You will find hill side views from the master and bunk bedrooms, while downstairs this Whippingham cottage offers a spacious sitting room, with welcoming seating for you to relax in at the end of your full day. Outside this Whippingham cottage is your rear enclosed private garden, perfect for alfresco dining or a relaxing breakfast, as you arrange your holiday’s activities. This charming village of Whippingham offers many attractions, such as the beautiful Osborne House which was the holiday retreat for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and the stunning St Mildred’s Church, designed by Albert, with its five soaring pinnacles, brilliant rose windows and a large octagonal lantern. The village of Whippingham also has the largely unexplored Medina River, with its array of bird life, great waterside pubs and interesting marinas and boat yards. Just outside Whippingham, over the floating bridge, you will find Cowes, best known for being the premier sailing and power boat centre, with yachtsmen from all over the world participating in the season’s prestigious sailing events. Cowes’ high street is also a delight with its many shops and restaurants, meaning there is something for everyone. A lovely Whippingham cottage, welcoming you any time of the year.
Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x adult bunks. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area and patio doors. Sitting room.
Gas central heating. Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of games and books. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Please bring own beach towels. Enclosed rear patio garden with furniture and BBQ. Off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 1.4 miles, pub 1.7 miles.