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Cowes 1 mile.
Gurnard is a small, pleasant resort to the west of Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The gently shelving beach consists of sand and shingle, and since 1999, is classed one of the Islands ‘Award Winning’ beaches. Gurnard Bay is suitable for bathing, dinghy sailing and windsurfing. There is a yacht club for small boats, and a lovely café and a restaurant, both on the water's edge. The walk along the coastal road into West Cowes is a lovely stroll both in summer and winter alike. Cowes, just a mile or so down the road, is divided into two distinct towns, linked by the regular floating bridge chain ferry. Cowes is a world-famous yachting centre, with superb facilities for all kinds of watersports, as well as a wealth of excellent restaurants, inns, and plenty of interesting shops. In East Cowes a great day out is Osborne House, Queen Victoria's Italian-style country retreat - a tour of the sumptuous royal apartments and magnificent gardens is a must. Gurnard is an ideal base for exploring the rest of the island, such as sandy beaches, lovely walking country, picturesque chines and many family attractions.
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A cosy, semi-detached Victorian town cottage, within a few minutes' walk of Gurnard’s main street and beach, in this quiet coastal village, 1.2 miles from bustling Cowes on the Isle of Wight. This Gurnard cottage, which enjoys some sea views, has been lovingly brought back to life, and has been finished to a high standard, with a fully equipped modern kitchen, which looks out onto the enclosed hedged garden, a safe place for the children to play and perfect for alfresco dining. The sitting room in this Gurnard cottage has a cosy electric woodburner-effect fire, while upstairs, the two bedrooms in this Gurnard cottage beckon after a day spent on the beach, indulging in watersports or touring this lovely island. Facilities on the doorstep of this Gurnard cottage include a shop, a newsagent, a pub, a lovely waterfront café and a fashionable restaurant whose lawned area stretches right up to the sea wall. Gurnard is just a mile west of the popular sailing town of Cowes, well-known the world over for hosting some of the best yachting events in the world. The high street is pedestrianised and is packed with independent shops, boutiques, pubs, restaurants and galleries as well as chandlers and purveyors of the most famous brands of sailing gear. From your cottage in Gurnard it is easy to explore Queen Victoria’s Osborne House, the famous chines, the Needles and many miles of superb walking and cycling trails. This charming cottage in Gurnard has everything you would need for a family break or romantic holiday by the sea.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (2’6” beds). Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with electric woodburner-effect fire.
Storage heating with electric fire in sitting room. Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, books and games. Electricity inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking. Enclosed lawned garden with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pub 2 mins walk. Beach 4 mins walk. Note: Steep, narrow stairs, stairgates do not fit. Care to be taken with young children.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Bay Cottage:
The garden was especially good as we were able to dine outside most mornings - also lunch though we were mostly out then. The cottage was very nice, clean and homely - facilities in the kitchen were good.
Mr Hills, Luton, September 2012
I had never been to the Isle of Wight previously. Cottage well equipped and in a convenient and quiet location. IOW particularly suitable for young families.
Mr Pearson, Ely, August 2012
We couldn't fault any of it. We loved the cottage and the location.
Mrs Gilbert, Scarborough, June 2012
A very good cottage.
Mr Jegaraman, Aylesbury, June 2012