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Cowes View cosy beach cottage, amazing sea views Hill Head Fareham, Portsmouth

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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

Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
3 nights minimum 
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Cowes View is a secret made to share.The cottage has amazing panoramic sea views across the Solent. From the terrace and the balcony watch the yachts,cruise liners, Cowes week, tall ships, dinghies, canoes, wind and kite surfers, and many other sea faring vessels sail by.Relax in bed and listen to the waves lap against the shoreline, watch the sun rise and set over the glistening water, stroll along the beach from Cowes View's own access and swim in the sea, Be assured the quality is offered to 4 star luxury as required by Visit England official tourist rating board. The cottage has WIFI The cottage is ideal for a romantic getaway, your wedding night, and a family/couple retreat. Cowes View has free view TV and internet access for those of you who like to keep in touch (not for Ipad).... Cowes View is a secret made to share.The cottage has amazing panoramic sea views across the Solent. From the terrace and the balcony watch the yachts,cruise liners, Cowes week, tall ships, dinghies, canoes, wind and kite surfers, and many other sea faring vessels sail by.Relax in bed and listen to the waves lap against the shoreline, watch the sun rise and set over the glistening water, stroll along the beach from Cowes View's own access and swim in the sea, Be assured the quality is offered to 4 star luxury as required by Visit England official tourist rating board. The cottage has WIFI The cottage is ideal for a romantic getaway, your wedding night, and a family/couple retreat. Cowes View has free view TV and internet access for those of you who like to keep in touch (not for Ipad). There are two double bedrooms,a bathroom, a mezzanine with a sofa bed ideal for children to hide away in the 'crews nest'.Downstairs is a wet room with a toilet and shower. Underfloor heating is throughout the ground floor, the kitchen, dining and lounge look out to The Solent. Cowes View is ideally located to visit Hampshire a county steeped in History, rolling downs,a varied coastline. Visit Portsmouth with its historic Dockyard, home to The Victory Nelson's flagship and The Mary Rose, The Warrior.Spinnaker Tower at Gun Wharf Quays. The New Forest, Beaulieu National Motor museum, Southampton, Winchester, The South Downs, The Hamble and within walking distance The Titchfield National Nature Reserve.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Pets are considered please enquire extra charges applicable There is a 3% surcharge on the total rent if the balance is paid by cresit card.
Bedrooms
1 King1 Double
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Shower

Meet the host
Mel V
Hosting since November 2008
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsI live a few minutes down the road, I let my guests arrive and explore and discover things for themselves but if needed I am a 'phone call away and be at the cottage in a few minutes if necessary.I will call in during the guests stay just to check all is OK.

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Reviews (46)
stephanie p
stephanie p
Wrexham, United Kingdom12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Disappointing
Disappointing got charged £50 extra when leaving for the following Washing a blanket and leaving it clean and dry on top of the washing machine - The host stated it was wet and needed specialist washing but then rewashed it herself in her own washing machine. Secondly, the duvet in the bedroom we never entered was wet - we never went in this room. Thirdly was told that there were dirty wet marks on the kitchen chairs, the kitchen chairs were plastic and washed before leaving and were bone dry as we sat on them before leaving. Fourthly complained that the floor was wet in the lounge, which was not it had been cleaned by myself with the carpet cleaner so obviously, this needs to be done on leaving and it was a little damp but would have been fine a few hours after leaving. Additionally, the sofa cover they provided and some cushion covers had dog hair on them all that needed to happen here was put them in the washing machine, we would have done this but thought that would be standard cleaning when someone moves out when you offer dog-friendly accommodation. We cleaned the property on leaving and think the above is unnecessary and not fair and think other people should be made aware of expectations and certainly do not think there was an additional 1.5 hours of cleaning which is what we were told.
Visited November 2022
Written 28 November 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
MEL V
MEL V
Sadly I would not welcome this couple back to the cottage. I have been in the holiday letting business for 18 years and know what is clean and what is dirty when guests leave. I could go on about the condition the cottage was left in , but really it is not important as it is my word against the guests. I do not want guests like these if they treat someone else's property in the way they did. Sadly there are always some people in this world feel the right they can behave this way and get away with it! Please, if you have no respect for other peoples property then you would not be welcome in either of my cottages. Please check out the other reviews!
Written 6 March 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tess T
Tess T
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Gorgeous seaside retreat
This cute cottage has been thoughtfully designed inside and being so close to the seafront makes it ideal for walking. Close to good pubs, coffee shops, village shops, takeaway shops. Inside the cottage the amenities are well provided.
Visited January 2020
Written 31 January 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Gak9898
Gak9898
42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fab Christmas 2019
What an entrance to go in and see all the Christmas decorations all up and then the view of the Solent! We had 10 of us for Christmas dinner which was lovely especially the weather. We loved staying here and hopefully we will do it again. We all loved having easy access to the beach were we had lovely long walks. We did visit the Osbourne View and had a lovely meal. The cottage was lovely and warm.
Visited December 2019
Written 28 December 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Resort29435497919
Resort29435497919
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
No review,it didn't happen
I cant write a review because the owner cancelled my booking at the last moment. Found another one Solent Sea View for same days and cancelled that one.Most unsatisfactory as I was in the area for a family funeral.I recieved an invoice for both these cancelled bookings.Can you look into it for me.As a saving grace the above owner apologised and found alternative accommodation for me at a nearby village.
Visited September 2019
Written 15 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
MEL V
MEL V
Sorry I had to cancel, it was a roller coaster of unfortunate circumstances however I found alternative accommodation for these guests.Sometimes things happen out of our control and we have to work through them, fortunately I was able to found somewhere else and all was ok.
Written 28 December 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

GoPlaces828291
GoPlaces828291
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect holiday
Thank you very much Mel for your kindbess. We have had a Wonderful stay at your beautiful Cottage. What we liked best was the magnificent view.
Visited July 2019
Written 18 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
MEL V
MEL V
Thank you, happy to welcome you again.
Written 28 December 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mandidonachie
mandidonachie
Swindon, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Little bit of heaven
Beautiful place,loved everything about it,Will definitely be back x the views are just stunning,sad to leave x
Visited May 2019
Written 12 May 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
MEL V
MEL V
Thank you, the views are stunning and hope to be able to welcome you again.
Written 28 December 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Patricia L
Patricia L
15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice but with major reservations
The Upside - 1. Spectacular views of The Solent. You could sit and look all day. 2. Comfortable interior including seating and beds. 3. Kitchen well equipped. The Downside - 1. Cottage was not clean; cobwebs hung from staircase, dust on ledges in kitchen 2. Downstairs shower room is small and dark; shower leaked over entire floor, under door and soaked mat in kitchen. 3. No feeding bowls for dogs in this dog-friendly cottage 4. No sun umbrella. Weather was hot and we sweltered outside or had to sit indoors 5. Most inconvenient of all - we had no wif-fi all week. This had a significant effect on my ebay business. Whilst this was not the owners' fault they have not acknowledged that we paid for this service and that it was not delivered. I have sent several emails requesting a refund of just £25 (Which we ourselves had given to visitors last March in a holiday cottage owned by us and in a similar situation). There has been no response to any of my emails. 6. There were three of us in the cottage and each of us was, in general, disappointed.
Visited September 2018
Written 7 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
MEL V
MEL V
Really sad that Pat feels the necessity to find small things to moan about because she feels disgruntled about the WIFI. I have responded to every email she has sent , offered £25 as the good will gesture and asked her to become a respectful dog owner by not leaving dog poo in the cottage garden and our neighbours garden and probably on the beach and pavement too. Sorry the weather was too hot, a few cobwebs which can develop overnight, a little bit of dust,the shower room wasn’t large enough, the water didn’t drain quickly and the WIFI went down , we reported it immediately, it took 2 days for an engineer, they then said it was internal so we had to wait for another engineer to arrive on the Friday Pat was leaving, due to her dog being aggressive towards the engineer, She had to hold it for an hour so we gave her an hour extra for her departure time. So sorry we didn’t come up to your standards.
Written 13 October 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lynne V
Lynne V
York, United Kingdom27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow....such a view....and a cosy quirky cottage
Found this cottage last minute to visit family in the area and wow what a find, this is such a quirky cottage in an ideal location. So comfortable and everything you could need is here. Being able to take my dog with me was a bonus and being city folk the walks along the beach were just what the doctor ordered....was hard to leave but I will be back. There are plenty of places to eat within walking distance, the nearest is the Osbourne view but that can be a bit hit and miss, head towards Lee on Solent for some more options
Visited September 2018
Written 5 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
MEL V
MEL V
Thanks Linda for your lovely comments, it’s always great to welcome lovely people, we will welcome you back anytime, thanks Mel
Written 13 October 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Peter R
Peter R
Gloucester, United Kingdom95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Anniversary Week
Cowes View Cottage is a warm comfortable character cottage with amazing views across the Solent you will never tire off. A pub, a cage, and a Chinese takeaway within 2min walk all serving excellent food, and all dog friendly what more do you want. We will return, thank you Mel
Visited October 2017
Written 16 October 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
MEL V
MEL V
Thanks Peter, glad you both had a good week, the view is amazing ,ever changing, look forward to welcoming you back next year, Mel
Written 17 October 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JanQuinn2014
JanQuinn2014
Kendal, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A real oasis of peace, family time and uninterrupted out of this world views!
What a find and opportunity! From the cosy all you need sailing themed home to the stunning views from the master bedroom and garden. With direct access to the beach and sea we went out in our kayacks, watched the amazing kite surfers and sailboats, binoculars are a must here! With the stunning sunsets and clear skies we watched the stars and satellites go by! Great location, comfortable beds and courteous hosts. Seeking dates for a 3 week break next year already!
Visited July 2017
Written 30 July 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
MEL V
MEL V
Thanks Jan and Dominic for your lovely words! Fantastic you have had a great week enjoying everything on offer at Cowes View. Hope to see you next year.
Written 4 August 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

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Map
Getting there
Eastleigh Airport
17.4 km

Bournebouth Intl Airport
42.8 km
Restaurants
Truffles
5.8 km

Call It What You Want
7.4 km

Prego
7.6 km

The Buccaneer
4.9 km
Attractions
Gosport Diving Museum
5.5 kmSpeciality Museums

The Hovercraft Museum
1.7 kmSpeciality Museums

Little Woodham Living History Village
4.9 kmHistoric Sites

Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower
7.4 kmSpeciality Museums
About the neighbourhood
Cowes week is one of the biggest weeks in the sailing calendar, the view from Cowes View is spectacular with the Solent parading with sails and yachts. Southampton Boat show is another date for the sailing enthusiast. The Victorian Festival of Christmas held at the Historic dockyard, Portsmouth, a great family event, with snow, bands, fairground rides many stalls. The New Forest Show. Goodwood has many events, The Festival of Speed, Goodwood revival, very exciting and easily accessible from Cowes View.
Getting around
The local train station is Fareham, trains go to Brighton, London, Cardiff, then 10 miles away there is Southampton Parkway which has direct trains going North and Portsmouth Harbour with similar links to Fareham. The local buses run outside the cottage and go to Fareham, Stubbiington village has more buses, a mile away to Southampton, Gosport,and Portsmouth. Southampton airport is 10 miles away.
Access
Car advised
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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