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Wight Cottage, central Cowes character home

Entire house hosted by Andrew
5 guests2 bedrooms4 beds1 bathroom
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Wight Cottage is in St Mary's Road, close to the shops, pubs and restaurants of Cowes High Street.

You'll appreciate the careful refurbishment of this 150 year old shipwright's cottage. In the summer you can throw open the French windows to a sunny garden. In the winter the underfloor heating will keep you warm or you can light a log fire.

Wight Cottage is just a few minutes walk from both Cowes Yacht Haven and Shepards Marina, so it’s the ideal accommodation for a Cowes sailing event.

The space
Wight Cottage is a holiday home for Andrew and Stephen, co-hosted by John who lives in Cowes.

You may also be interested in Willow Cottage, their place in Barbados. It's close to Long Beach in the south of the island: a great base for an inexpensive Caribbean holiday. For more details on Airbnb search for Willow Cottage Long Beach Barbados.

The tiny external appearance of Wight Cottage in Cowes belies its spacious interior. The ground floor has been extended to include a large kitchen with dining area. French windows open out to decking and a patio garden with tables and chairs for meals outdoors.

The main bedroom with double bed is upstairs on the first floor, alongside a roomy bathroom with walk-in shower (no bathtub). The attic bedroom has twin beds and is accessed by a full sized staircase.

The sofa bed accommodates a fifth guest who doesn’t mind camping in the sitting room.

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Patio or balcony
Garden
Indoor fireplace
Luggage drop-off allowed
High chair
Hair dryer

Accessibility

Getting inside

Well-lit path to entrance

Full kitchen

Step-free entrance to the room
Wide entrance

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Where you’ll be

Cowes, United Kingdom

Cowes is a pretty little town, very quiet in the winter but a busy centre of sailing events and associated parties during the summer.

Hosted by Andrew

Joined in May 2016
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After a 20 year career as a stage manager and general manager in the arts and entertainment world, Andrew became a professional windsurfing instructor at the age of 40. He went on to establish the UK and Australia-based sailing and water sports training organisation, Flying Fish. He acted as Managing Director of the UK company until he retired in 2016. Andrew lives in London. He and his partner Stephen invite you to rent one of their well equipped holiday homes: Wight Cottage in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, UK, and Willow Cottage at Chancery Lane near Long Beach, Christ Church, Barbados. In Barbados they are assisted by their good friend and local resident, Claudia, who is fluent in German and English. If you are new to Barbados you can rely on Claudia for recommendations on what to do and where to go to make the most of your vacation. John is another good friend: he keeps an eye on things in Cowes. Having lived on the Isle of Wight for many years, John is very knowledgeable about the Island. He'll be happy to help with anything during your visit.
After a 20 year career as a stage manager and general manager in the arts and entertainment world, Andrew became a professional windsurfing instructor at the age of 40. He went on…
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The owners won't be here during your stay but their friend John lives nearby and is always available if you need advice or help with anything. John has a background as a hospitality industry professional so you can be sure of being well looked after.
The owners won't be here during your stay but their friend John lives nearby and is always available if you need advice or help with anything. John has a background as a hospitalit…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 12:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £250
Cancellation policy