24a Castle Road

Cowes, Isle of Wight

Superb house in central Cowes with generous spaces, high-modern interior, a warm timber-clad atmosphere. For lovers of sea, sail and beach


5 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome

The Experience

Cowes, emblematic of glamorous sailing and dramatic regattas, swarms with sailors in summer and meditates in peace all winter. Every conceivable craft is berthed along the pontoons by the Solent. Just the place for lovers of sea and sail, beach and jetty. Backed by a wooded park, 24a fronts onto the heart of old Cowes with its colourful fishermen’s cottages. The new three-storey house is Danish-style inside with steep stairs, a big, bright living space – high ceilings, white walls and luscious timber cupboards, chunky oak dining table and snuggle chair – opening to a generous deck with a big table for al fresco dining. The other end overlooks the leafy park. Gorgeous uncluttered bedrooms, from the smallest single with extra pull-out to the largest on the top floor with sea views, have white furniture, beautiful built-in cupboards and soft blue seaside touches. Highly sleep-inducing rooms. Bathrooms are equally sleek and handsome. Walk to the high street, waterside cafés and regatta-watching spots, or book some sailing for yourselves. Take the coastal path to Gurnard for lunch at the famous Woodvale pub.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 4 nights at weekends. 4 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £200
Weekly price
from £1400
Damage deposit
4-night stays from £800.
1 House for 8
From £2005 beds4 bedrooms


What a beautiful property! And what a fabulous time we had in the gorgeous middle floor that is so perfectly set up for all of us to be together, while having drinks, playing card games, writing or catching up on old movies - while dinner cooks away! Mandy was exceptionally kind and helpful for our holiday with friends and parents with her timely replies and excellent suggestions on things to do and places to eat. My almost octagenarian father hasn't stopped talking about this holiday - and he contributes all the accolades to our place of stay! We hope to be back again.

Sushmita, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Olivia Chenevix-Trench

  • 24a is three minutes' walk from Cowes High Street, with its bustling sea views, marinas and sailing clubs. Shopping opportunities abound - from 'anything sailing' to fabulous independent gift shops and galleries to irresistible delis.
  • Enjoy a Minghella’s ice cream on the Esplanade while you watch the liners, ferries, and yachts go by; or get more hands-on with a sailing course - on offer at UKSA, GirlsForSail, Flying Fish... you can even learn to scuba dive at Island Divers.
  • The High Street also offers copious eating and drinking options - cosy traditional pubs, contemporary bistros and cafes, fine dining, gourmet burgers, rustic-chic European, seafood, Indian, Italian, Basque... have another ice cream while you decide!
  • 24a backs onto landscaped Northwood Park - bask in the leafy atmosphere without leaving the kitchen! The Victorian 17-acre park boasts sea views, rare trees, a little children's play park, and free tennis courts (just bring your racquets and tennis ball).
  • Nearby Northwood House is host to many events through the year such as the IOW Literary Festival, ComicCon, classical music concerts, antique fairs and fetes... you can even get married there!
  • Cowes is within 45 mins drive of all the Island’s beautiful beaches and countryside, and is on the famous Coastal Path. Zip back to the mainland on foot in just 25 mins via the Cowes Red Jet. Car ferry options include East Cowes, Yarmouth and Fishbourne.