The Glass House
Cowes, Isle of Wight

"Fantastic, unusual and memorable property. Beautifully placed for viewing the water traffic from Sou..."

Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
This wonderful detached property stands in a superb position beside the sea, close to the centre of Cowes. It enjoys panoramic sea views from almost every room. The glass walls, balconies and large open terraces of the house enable visitors to relax, enjoy meals and awake to the sight of the sea. The Glass House is literally a stones throw from the sea and the centre of the small town of Cowes is within a 5 minute walk.

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The Glass House - Cowes, Isle of Wight

£0.00 - £3679.00

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4.6 / 5 Stars

23 guest ratings

This wonderful detached property stands in a superb position beside the sea, close to the centre of Cowes. It enjoys panoramic sea views from almost every room. The glass walls, balconies and large open terraces of the house enable visitors to relax, enjoy meals and awake to the sight of the sea. A large number of yachts sail in this part of the Solent and are lovely to watch as are the ocean liners which pass by in the distance looking particularly wonderful when illuminated at night. The Glass House is literally a stones throw from the sea and the centre of the small town of Cowes is within a 5 minute walk. Cowes is a small coastal town with an attractive centre of narrow streets, boutique style shops and restaurants. The town is renowned for holding the famous ‘Cowes Week’ sailing event during the first week of August and the house is a few minutes walk from the Yacht Squadron, the centre of activities during this time.

The Glass House is a superb property which has been architecturally designed to take full advantage of its wonderful position overlooking the sea. It has been built and equipped to the highest standards in an impressive modern style and has a wonderful feeling of light and space. The house has four beautiful bedrooms for eight guests – 2 spacious double bedrooms, one smaller double and a twin room. The front door opens into a lovely tiled hallway with a dramatic glass style staircase ascending through the centre of the property to the 3 floors above. The main living area of the house is open plan and occupies the entire first floor – here the design of the house can perhaps be most appreciated. The wonderful sitting area has glass walls on three sides offering breathtaking sea views. On one side of the room these doors fold back to give open access to the balcony and a wonderful large terrace. Here alfresco dining can be enjoyed in the sunshine or on warm evenings with the lights of the boats and of the mainland in the distance. An external spiral staircase descends from this balcony into the front garden.

The sitting room is furnished with beautiful large sofas, and chairs. There is a wonderfully well equipped fitted kitchen with two ovens and a large ceramic hob, a built in microwave and coffee maker, an AEG washer/dryer and dishwasher plus a large American style refrigerator and freezer. There is a central unit with a breakfast bar plus an attractive dining area.

On the third floor there are three stunning bedrooms. The master bedroom, with a king size bed, is particularly spacious and has panoramic sea views plus a dressing room and an excellently equipped ensuite bathroom with a bath and separate built in shower, basin and W.C. The two other bedrooms on this floor, a double and twin room, are attractively furnished and also have sea views. They have shared use of a shower room with W.C. and basin which can be directly accessed from both bedrooms.

On the ground floor of the property there is a second sitting room and additional bedroom, both of which have sea views and French doors opening into the enclosed front garden. The sitting room has comfortable sofas and chairs, plus a large wall mounted flat screen television with DVD/Sky. The splendid double bedroom, with king size bed, here has its own dressing room and well equipped bathroom with a bath, hand shower, basin and w.c. A second entrance to this bathroom offers access from the hallway.

The Glass House has a magnificent roof top terrace with sun loungers and chairs so that visitors can relax in the sunshine and take full advantage of the panoramic views. The house has very effective and energy efficient central heating, plentiful supplies of hot water and high quality double glazing. WiFi internet is available. All heating and electricity without extra charge. A travel cot and high chair are available. A folding bed can be provided for a child to sleep separately.

Two/three cars can parked in the gated drive at the rear of the property. A walled garden, laid to lawn extends along the front and side of the property. Good bus service within 5 minutes walk and access to the hydrofoil which links the Isle of Wight with the mainland port of Southampton within 10 – 15 minutes walk. Public houses, restaurants and shops within 5 minutes walk. A two minute ride on the floating bridge for cars and passengers which crosses the River Medina gives easy access to the east coast of the Island and the seaside resorts and sandy beaches of Ryde, Seaview and Bembridge. The small coves and downland coastal walks on the west side of the Island are only a short drive away. Of the nearby places to visit perhaps the closest and most impressive is Osborne House, the Island home of Queen Victoria.

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(Nov 2015) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Fantastic, unusual and memorable property. Beautifully placed for viewing the water traffic from Southampton. Also very convenient for activities all over the Island. Our party included boisterous, small, male twins and they managed the glass stairs and outside spaces very well. They appreciated the proximity of water and stones! Overall Rating: 5 Stars

(Oct 2015) 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

The glass house is in a perfect location with wonderful unbeatable views and easy walking access to Cowes. Accommodation is very comfortable with distinctive decor. Concern that 4 flights of stairs could be a problem were unfounded. Our family loved it. Overall Rating: 4 Stars

(Sep 2015) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

We loved our stay. The Glass House is superb. We appreciated generous wine/fruit/cakes left. The most wonderful week and we plan a return trip next year. You could be happy just watching the shipping and sitting on the beach below. Best holiday rental we have ever been in. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

(Jul 2015) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Excellent facilities, superb location and well situated for walking into Cowes. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

(Jul 2015) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

The Glass House is beautiful, comfortable and with stunning views across the Solent.Easy stroll into central Cowes where there are lots of independent shops and restaurants. We enjoyed our stay and would love to return. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

(Jun 2015) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Contemporary, stylish, comfortable, superbly located and appointed beachside house with the most amazing views. Would highly recommend The Glass House. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

(Jan 2015) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

We really enjoyed the house, great views and perfect entertaining space. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Overall the experience from start to finish was very positive. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

(Oct 2014) 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Beautiful views, and great location with a short walk to Cowes and Gurnard. Overall Rating: 4 Stars

(Aug 2014) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Excellent, Spotless, location perfect for local restaurants. Best views in Cowes. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

(Jul 2013) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

What a fantastic house with an awesome location overlooking the Solent. Wonderful! Overall Rating: 5 Stars

(May 2013) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

The Glass House is a wonderful house to stay in we had lovely weather so enjoyed dinning outside and relaxed on the top floor sun deck. Watching ships, boats and people go by made never ending view for the whole family to enjoy and talk about......hope to go back Overall Rating: 5 Stars

(May 2013) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

(Oct 2012) 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

(Jul 2012) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Exceptional house and welcome reception Overall Rating: 5 Stars

(Jul 2012) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

The location and overall presentation of the Glass House is stunning - the above are only small niggles which did not take away any of our enjoyment. The only real negative was the poor weather whilst we were there but we would recommend this house and return ourselves in the future. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

(Jun 2012) 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Fantastic location and quality of accommodation - we will be back. Overall Rating: 4 Stars

(Jun 2012) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Fantastic views, highly recommend, easy walk into Cowes. Furnishings are very nice, wonderful kitchen, appliances superb. Very clean, and excellent welcome pack provided which was very nice. Overall you will not be disappointed if you stay here. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

(Oct 2011) 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

(Sep 2011) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

The perfect location! Overall Rating: 5 Stars

(Jun 2011) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Fantastic house and position and we loved staying here. Would highly recommend it. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Lauren (Jun 2010)

The booking service was great and the staff were really helpful regarding ferry changes which was much appreciated. All in all a great experience. The house was lovely - perhaps not fully equipped for young children but we did not expect that given the type of property so no complaints. Thanks.

(Jun 2010) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

The Glass House was over all excellent and we would stay there again. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

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