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Rose Cottage

Cowes, Isle of Wight (Ref. 1070582)


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  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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Reviews & Ratings

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "After reading the reviews on Rose cottage we had reservations, we didn't need to ..."

    After reading the reviews on Rose cottage we had reservations, we didn't need to worry, it was clean, functional and well located, yes, the stairs were steep, and the sofa was uncomfortable, but the rest was fine, we knew we weren't booking a 5star residence and it was more than adequate, very clean, parking outside was ok, kitchen had everything we needed, we would definitely book it again

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2021

  • "Cottage had not been serviced when we arrived."

    The service provider had not been informed we were arriving and therefore, had not cleaned/serviced the property. The furnishing were only just adequate and the property could be best described as student accommodation and not holiday accommodation. This property should be listed as a two person accommodation and not for 4 adults as the two single beds would only suit children under the age of twelve. On the plus side, the location was good.

    Reviewed by ClareSep 2021

  • "3 seats in lounge."

    Settee exceptionally uncomfortable. Needs a wrap around proper settee to seat 3 and decent coffee table. TV very small. Does not seat 4 people. Needs some TLC

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2021

  • "The listing states ‘recently refurbished’ - the decoration is dreadful, like someone took a day to throw paint around the house, half of some walls not painted and very very patchy."

    Filler slapped everywhere and not sanded, they have even painted the oven door. Kitchen cupboards glossed inside and out, look awful and really smell of solvent, you can’t put fresh food in them. There is no shower screen or curtain so you have to have a bath or kneel in the shower and the upstairs toilet is ridiculously small with a macerator so very very noisy. It’s clearly been rushed for rental and I’m disappointed if a Sykes rep has reviewed the property and said it’s ok. Very little instructions so no guidance on bins or recycling and what to do on exit. Such a shame as the cottage has potential and a good location.

    Reviewed by LindsayAug 2021

  • "This holiday cottage is listed for four people, and does have beds to fit four, but if they all turned up they would be quite disappointed with there just being a sofa for two and a tiny armchair to sit on in the living room."

    There was also only four of every piece of cutlery, meaning there would not be a spare butter knife or anything else! The cottage has clearly been rennovated recently and tastefully done, but no thought has gone into comfort at all. The TV is about the size of a two small dinner plates, the sofa which I think is a sofa bed, isn’t comfortable at all and neither is the bed upstairs, I would wake multiple times in the night and I don’t have back problems. The kitchen cabinets have obviously just been repainted, but not aired before they were closed, so everything in there reeks of paint, and if you put something back in the cupboard after washing it stank of paint again, meaning you had to swill it before use. There was also paint droplets over some crockery, on the kettle, on the surfaces and just made things feel unhygienic. The kettle also had obviously never been descaled. Other little things which don’t really affect the stay but are just annoying- paint work was awful, and where holes had been drilled the remnants of the wall were behind taps or in the carpet, just a bit URGH when piled on other annoyances. In the bathroom, shower and bath were great, but no shower curtain, meaning the bath mat was soaking every day and could never dry, and the floor was always wet and a hazard to be honest. There were also zero instructions at the property, just a book of leaflets, and most annoying of all- no recycling instructions which in this day and age is criminal. The stairs to the bedrooms are extremely steep, just as an FYI. The location was fantastic however, and the garden lovely too. Just absolutely not worth the amount we spent in any way I’m afraid.

    Reviewed by BethanJun 2021

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The property

A delightful mid-terrace cottage nestled on a quaint street in Cowes, Rose Cottage is a wonderful getaway to this beautiful seaport town on the Isle of Wight.

Ideal for families or two couples, Rose Cottage boasts two bedrooms, and enjoys excellent features such as an enclosed garden and a utility room.

Park up on the street for free and step inside this home-from-home on the Isle of Wight, entering into the charming sitting room, furnished with a sofa bed to accommodate flexible sleeping arrangements, an armchair and a TV with Freeview.

Pass the original fireplace, now painted over but still adding character to the cottage, which dates back to the mid-1800s, before heading into the kitchen/diner.

Discover a fresh and bright setting within the kitchen/diner, with a sleek glass dining table and soft grey chairs to gather at, alongside all you need to cook up your favourite dishes, including a gas oven and hob, and a fridge/freezer.

Take two steps up into the utility to find the handy washing machine, before taking another two steps up into the ground-floor bathroom, home to a bath and overhead shower.

Delight in spending time out in your own private and enclosed garden, with seating for enjoying the sun on summer days, and bike storage near to the rear gate, perfect for leaving and entering on bike rides.

Access the first floor via staircase, taking care to hold the handrail as the property's age means they are a little steeper than normal, and come upon the master bedroom to the left.

Settle down in this lovely bedroom boasting a king-size bed, with a window overlooking the pretty street below, while the second bedroom has two 2'6" single beds, with a cloakroom situated on this floor for added convenience.

Begin exploring the town on foot, taking a stroll down to the waterfront to admire the bobbing boats and views of The Solent, before choosing one of the many cafés or restaurants to dine in or browsing the local shops.

Cowes is home to several marinas and harbours as is the whole of the Isle of Wight and a walk visiting each of these boat parking spots makes a pleasant outing.

Pay a visit to The Sir Max Aitken Museum housed in an 18th century sailmaker's loft, home to a collection of historical and nautical artefacts, and the Cowes Maritime Museum, detailing the history of shipbuilding and sailing.

Enjoy a day out to Osborne House, Queen Victoria's cherished residence on the Isle of Wight and it's not hard to see why; this Italian-inspired mansion sits amid luscious gardens and is filled with Victoria and Albert's former things, you can even find her 'bathing machine' by the shorefront!

If you are visiting during Cowes Week, then you are in for a treat as this town transforms into a yachting paradise, with Cowes being the start point for the Round the Island Race, and lots of entertainment to be found on and off shore.

The greatest benefit of holidaying on this picturesque island is that everything is just a simple car journey away; the Isle of Wight's southern shores, including Ventnor Beach and Shanklin Beach, are both well under an hour's drive from Rose Cottage allowing you to explore endlessly.

Other popular attractions include The Needles, Butterfly World, Carisbrooke Castle, Monkey Haven, and Goodleaf Tree Climbing.

Enjoy a fun-filled stay on the Isle of Wight at Rose Cottage.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin room
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Freeview TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Free on-street parking
  • Enclosed rear garden with seating, rear gate access, and bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Please note: Not suitable for young children or those with limited mobility due to steep stairs

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About the location


Newport 5 miles; Ryde 12 miles; Shanklin 14.5 miles; Ventnor 15.4 miles; Freshwater 13 miles.

The bustling port of Cowes is situated by the mouth of the river Medina, and is divided into two distinct towns, linked by the regular floating bridge chain ferry. Both communities have much to offer visitors, with West Cowes known as a world famous yachting centre, with superb facilities for all kinds of watersports, as well as being considered the cycling gateway to the island with the National Cycle Route 23 running through it. It also has a beach and a wealth of excellent restaurants, inns, and plenty of interesting niche shops; there is something for everyone with a fabulous vibe. East Cowes is best known for Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s Italian style country retreat - a tour of the sumptuous royal apartments and magnificent gardens is a must. Cowes is an ideal base for exploring the rest of the island, such as sandy beaches, lovely walking country, picturesque chines and many family attractions such as the The Needles and the Isle of Wight music festival.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas
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