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“A true seaside gem”
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Cowes View seaside cottage looking over The Solent
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Cowes View seaside cottage looking over The Solent
Sea View, from the main bedroom, The Solent, Hampshire Isle of Wight in the distance, view from the balcony off the main bedroom
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39 reviews
Cowes View seaside cottage looking over The Solent
Sea View, from the main bedroom, The Solent, Hampshire
Isle of Wight in the distance, view from the balcony off the main bedroom
view from the garden directly over the sea
sea faring bed linen
bedroom 2 with a comfortable double bed
through dining kitchen and lounge with panoramic views,
Valentines weekend
Hill Head driftwood gate
sea side holiday cottage Hampshire
The flags are flown for special occassions
The crews nest
Wet room , ground floor
Swallows ahoy
Osborne View pub , Hill Head
private path to Hill Head beach
stranded container ship, viewed directly from cottage, no TV needed!!
panoramic view of Cowes View at low tide early morning
sunrise over Cowes View, Hill Head, Hampshire
sunset from Cowes View garden
Solent with Ventura in the distance
Cowes View in snow time
Nelson's battleship ,The Victory, close by in Portsmouth
The New Forest National Park, great for cycling and walking
speedy way to enjoy a day trip to the Isle of Wight
Osborne House beach is opposite Cowes View on the Isle of Wight
Spinnaker Tower, great views across The Solent and North towards the Meon Valley
The largest cruise ship arriving in Southampton, all the cruise ships pass by Cowes View
The 3 Queens, were watched from Cowes View as they sailed passed
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Hill Head, Fareham, Hampshire, England

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Very good - based on 39 reviews
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omangel20...
Reading, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A true seaside gem”
Reviewed January 3, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Cowes View was a real gem of a cottage, with amazing views to the Isle of Wight, the smell and sound of the sea tingled the senses.
Great accommodation with a lovely artistic seaside theme to it. Loved the main bedroom, comfortable mattress and pillows and great views with a lovely balcony to sit and enjoy the vista.
Owners were extremely helpful before and during stay.
Would highly recommend it as a holiday cottage stay. Great location too easy drive to both Portsmouth and Southampton.

Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Joel H
Anglesey, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful Haven”
Reviewed December 24, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Great place to stay - amazing views of the Solent and IoW. Beautiful little house full of quirky doodads and interesting stuff, well equipped, well positioned, well maintained. Comfortable beds, delightful underfloor heating in the morning. Only downside is the Hot water has some kind of safety restriction (presumably) and never quite gets hot enough, particularly for a bath.

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FritzFrat...
Augsburg, Germany
1 review
“Great attention to detail and well equipped”
Reviewed November 23, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We (family with two kids - 3 and 1) really enjoyed our time at the property. It was very well equipped with toys for kids, books, DVDs and a well equipped kitchen (besides the extremely blunt knifes). Contact with landlord was very good before the stay - quick responses and helpful answers. The property was clean and everything worked. The landlady was very helpful in providing baby equipment such as cot.

We were extremely impressed with how much love had gone into the property, especially its decoration. We felt at home straight away! The view is stunning, the pub around the corner cool and you have direct access to the beach. The closest playground (we could find) was about 15 minutes walk down the beach away.

The little things:
We noticed a few little things that could be improved:
* the baby equipment was only delivered on the second day
* the landlady could not be reached on the day of moving in and could be hard to get hold of during our stay
* at the time of our stay the internet was provided via a dongle - no use if you do not have a laptop or would like to use your smart phone.
* the amount of data available for the internet was limited - if you happen to visit at the end of the month, you better hope the previous tenants were considerate
* we assumed "dryer" to be a tumble dryer but found a drying rack
* washing machine works well but is in an untidy, dirty, spidery outhouse.

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Liked best: lovingly decorated - we felt at home at once
Liked least: landlady could not be reached on moving in day
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Stephen D
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1 review
“A breath of fresh air- literally!”
Reviewed August 16, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Isle of Wight and the Solent make this cottage one to remember. Beach walks are on the doorstep and Inside, it is charming and compact. We will certainly return.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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DSAMF
Peterborough, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely Stay in a cottage with great views”
Reviewed August 7, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We had a very enjoyable stay. It is a lovely cottage with great views out across the water to the Isle of Wight. The Beach behind the cottage is very nice as well as the other local beaches and the local harbour. Also, good for a base to visit Portsmouth and Southampton.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 24, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

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Liked best: location and cosiness of the property
Liked least: having to go outside to get to the washing machine
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Merlot20
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2 reviews
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“Amazing views comfortable home from home with fab pub and cafe on the door step.”
Reviewed June 14, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Two adults and a four year old had a memorable break by the sea. Cottage was a real home from home with all the essentials for a fab week. Great views and walks along the coast. The pub had same great views and very decent pub grub with wifi to hook up to. Breezes cafe served up delicious brunches and afternoon teas. We used it as a base for visits to Peppa Pig World, National Car Museum and Portsmouth docks.
Owner visited once to check in with us and ensure all was good which was a nice touch.

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