Couldn't have got a better location for Cowes - slap bang on the high street. Hussle and bussle during the day and a buzz at night (it was leading up to Cowes week). If you have a car, think hard about where you park it. The recommended Northwood car park is not ideal and can be costly. We managed to rent someone's driveway by chance. Isle of Wight Council have weekly rates, so check those out first.
The apartment is clearly an investment with a weekly contract cleaner to do the necessary stuff. The 'charm' element, as advertised, is not really there. It was cleanish, the sheets on the double bed were tired, bobbled like sand paper (Egyptian cotton - who cares when it's that rough!). The bathroom was adequate but tired and damp. Bit of mildew here and there and the extractor fans clogged with dust.
The kitchen was adequate, but apart from a quick breakfast we ate out. The ice machine didn't work, there were no tea towels and much of the crockery and cutlery were stained.
It suited us fine for a week and luckily the weather was superb, otherwise the size of the apartment would have driven me mad.
This 'investment' just needs a bit of love and attention and a bit of spending on.
Our 4 day stay was great, apartment was lovely and clean. All mod cons plus extras. And some lovely little extras that you just wouldn't get in a B&B for the same price. We arrived late but there entry system works very well and not one problem with this place. 100% recommend it. 100m from foot ferry makes for very easy access. Quiet at night with rooms on the back and great Windows to work at or people watch during the day. :-). Thankyou.
we had a lovely time in Cowes and enjoyed very much of our stay in this flat. Everything is well thought out, such a comfy and cosy place. accessible to all shops, good pubs and restaurants, a short walk to the esplanade. we definitely had a wonderful time. We highly recommend to all travellers out there. Thanks Peter and Nathalie.
We had a fabulous time staying in this wonderful flat, right in the heart of Cowes Old Town. The apartment was clean, well furnished and we felt right at home there, with great facilities and a comfortable nights sleep. The location is excellent, literal footsteps away from the Red Jet ferry link to Southampton for excursions to the mainland, close to the local bus service and there is also car parking at the top of the hill. There are plenty of good local restaurants as well as supermarkets within five mins walking distance. Overall, we had a lovely stay here and would thoroughly recommend to anyone planning a holiday on the Isle of Wight.
Great place,you feel at home and you are right on the center of a little lovely town.The owners are simply amazing ready to help with every little things.Definitely we would spread the word and go back as soon as we can.
Booked a long weekend with hubby. Couldn't ask for a better place to stay in Cowes. Fabulous apartment in a perfect location. The sun even shone all weekend :) . The owner has thought of absolutely everything. The property is well equipped, stylishly decorated, clean and the main living area is spacious, light, just beautiful ..... a real home from home. Parking is just a 5 minute walk away in chargeable open air car park, but safe to leave vehicle there overnight. Property is close to everything you need, great pubs, restaurants, quaint shops and sea. Hope to visit IoW again next year and wouldn't want to stay anywhere else. I've already recommended to a friend, who saw photos I'd posted on Facebook.
We enjoyed our stay – the flat was well equipped and comfortable, and very convenient for Redjet ferry, shops and eating places. The bonus for me was that it was just a 5-minute walk to Northwood Park House where the start and finish of the Isle of Wight Challenge were situated. Having completed the 106 kilometres, it was good to be so close to a warm bath and breakfast.
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