A unique position, metres from the sea
Ground floor bedroom
Open plan living room
Open plan fitted kitchen
Raised decking area
En-suite bathroom
Contemporary shower room
Galleried double bedroom
Living room with extensive views of the Solent
Double bedroom with sea view
Queen Mary 2 photographed from the lawn
A typical view from Briary Cottage
1 / 12  A unique position, metres from the sea
2 / 12  Ground floor bedroom
3 / 12  Open plan living room
4 / 12  Open plan fitted kitchen
5 / 12  Raised decking area
6 / 12  En-suite bathroom
7 / 12  Contemporary shower room
8 / 12  Galleried double bedroom
9 / 12  Living room with extensive views of the Solent
10 / 12  Double bedroom with sea view
11 / 12  Queen Mary 2 photographed from the lawn
12 / 12  A typical view from Briary Cottage

Briary Cottage

Cowes, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning converted coach house offering fantastic uninterrupted sea views of the Solent
  • Just a short walk from the centre of Cowes, with its vibrant bars, restaurants and shops
  • Watch the world go by from the garden and terraced area
Property code: IC018

There’s a real wow factor to this magnificent holiday property, from its spired tower to its sensational lounge overlooking the Solent and the wealth of contemporary furnishings and fittings throughout.

This stunning conversion of a former coach house is beautifully situated by the waterside near Cowes – the Solent is literally at the end of the garden. Sit back and appreciate the idyllic sea views of sailing boats, liners and smaller craft. Within walking distance is the centre of Cowes, a fashionable sailing centre world-renowned for its sailing week in August. The town has a range of boutique shops and some excellent restaurants. The small coastal resort of Gurnard is also a pleasant stroll away along the sea front – here you’ll find a pub and children’s play area. However, wherever you visit, you’ll be keen to return to your sumptuous holiday home!

Entering the property’s gate to view the tower and grounds, you’ll feel as though you’re checking into your own mini castle. The elegant oak and tiled floors on the ground floor are under-heated, including those in the heavenly, open-plan lounge/diner that takes pride of place. In here, large floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to take full advantage of the superb sea views from the two sofas, though you can also be entertained by a TV and blu-ray player. There’s a wood burner to take the edge off those chillier evenings, and a dining table seating four. Just around the corner is a contemporary kitchen that includes a range cooker and dishwasher, with a separate utility room containing a microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer. The ground-floor bedroom is a delight – as well as a super-king-size zip-and-link bed (which can be made up as a twin on request at the time of booking), it has patio doors out onto the garden and an en-suite bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC. A separate shower room on this floor also features a WC. A door opens from the living room onto an enclosed staircase ascending to a characterful double bedroom in the octagonal tower of the property, offering fine sea views. Please note that the upstairs bedroom is not suitable for young children due to the galleried stairwell and open staircase.

Outside there is a raised terrace at the side of the property with garden furniture, a perfect spot for al fresco dining while enjoying the wonderful vistas. A second terrace at the front affords views of the sea, while there is also a shared lawn where visitors can relax and a private path leading directly down to the sea front. No ball games are allowed in the garden due to the proximity of the esplanade and the large lounge windows. Parking is unrestricted on the road outside Briary Cottage.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin - if required as a twin please request at the time of booking) and 1 double
  • 1 shower room with WC and 1 en-suite bathroom with WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility room with microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included (underfloor heating on ground floor)
  • Road-side parking to the front of the property subject to availability
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pubs and shops in walking distance 
  • TV and Blu-ray player in the lounge

Amy Hendriksen

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by E, 30th October 2020

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A wonderful and comfortable cottage with a unique style. the cottage had everything one could need. The view was amazing in a great location. Within a short walking distance is the town of Cowes which had great local shops. Would definitely recommend to a friend and return ourselves.

Reviewed by Kevin, 16th October 2020

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Reviewed by Roger, 9th October 2020

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The perfect location with friendly and helpful owners next door. We have three more bookings for next year, which says it all.

Reviewed by Mandy, 11th September 2020

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Fabulous hosts, fabulous cottage with probably some of the best views of the solent on the island. We love it so much we stay every year.......that says it all

Reviewed by Linda, 4th September 2020

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We have been coming to briary cottage for 6 years now. Cottage is always pristine, well equipped and very comfortable, a good base.

Reviewed by Ian, 28th August 2020

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Great location, very comfortable, well equipped and a breathtaking view. Host very attentive

Reviewed by Verner, 31st July 2020

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Great location. Waling distance to Cowes and Gurnard. Eating places withing easy reach. Fabulous views over the solent. Cottage has a really well stocked kitchen, even has a hand mixer. Wood floors downstairs, with underfloor heating, and wood-burner. Carpet upstairs bedroom. Comfortable, and well laid out. Owners are next door, and are very welcomRead moreing, and nothing too much trouble. Although with Covid 19 they are socially distancing currently. Very quiet, don't hear the road. Hide

Reviewed by Nikki, 4th July 2020

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Reviewed by Frederick, 28th February 2020

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The cottage was excellent. The location was excellent. The kitchen was excellently equipped, as was everything else.

Reviewed by Gill, 24th February 2020

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Reviewed by Victoria, 14th February 2020

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This really was a wonderful cottage, beautiful location and a very high level of equipment was included! Space worked really well for us too and in the summer the proximity to the beach would have been amazing! Would highly recommend and hope to return when the sun is shining!

Reviewed by Chris, 24th January 2020

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This is a fabulous place to stay if visiting Cowes. Looking onto the Solent is so relaxing and you might even see red squirrels in the garden (we did!). All mod cons here and a 10 - 15 mins walk to town along the seafront builds your appetite or walks off your meal depending on the direction you're going!

Reviewed by Paula, 23rd December 2019

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Fabulous property which is extremely well equipped. Perfect location.

Reviewed by Liz, 29th November 2019

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Reviewed by Barry, 13th November 2019

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Reviewed by Dave, 25th October 2019

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Really well turned out property in a great location. Five star indeed

Reviewed by Kevin, 18th October 2019

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Excellent holiday home - booked again for next year.

Reviewed by Sally, 11th October 2019

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Reviewed by Eve, 4th October 2019

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Reviewed by Roger, 20th September 2019

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A perfect location if you enjoy watching all the comings and goings in the Solent, as we do. Very friendly and helpful owners live next door.

Reviewed by Lorraine, 23rd August 2019

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Great accommodation with lovely hosts. Amazing views great location. Would definitely go back.

Reviewed by Christopher, 2nd August 2019

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We had one of the best holidays ever. Having a grandstand view of the sailing and the ships meant it was a pleasure just to sit in the garden and see all the comings and goings. The property is very stylish and well equipped so was always a pleasure to return to after a trip out.

Reviewed by Ian, 28th June 2019

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Reviewed by Gillian, 24th May 2019

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Briary Cottage was the best we have ever stayed in. The view was fabulous and we didn't want to go home. Thank you.

Reviewed by Trevor, 26th April 2019

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Great location. Enjoyed watching shipping out of window. Binoculars a great idea. Well equipped property.

Reviewed by Susan, 12th April 2019

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Our third visit speaks for itself!

Reviewed by Eve, 29th March 2019

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Reviewed by David, 8th March 2019

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ideal. we actually really enjoyed the 1/2 mile walk across the sea front to town. lovely place. thanks

Reviewed by Susan, 1st March 2019

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Reviewed by Victor, 22nd February 2019

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Reviewed by Keith, 8th February 2019

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The property was exceptional in all respects and a credit to the owners. A pleasant walk along the Esplanade to West Cowes provides the buss of this yachting mecca with plenty of good pubs and restaurants, that's if you don't fancy staying at the cottage cooking in the well equipped kitchen whilst soaking up the Solent views from the comfort of theRead more lounge or private patio. Hide

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Location

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