Westbourne House | Sawday's

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Bed & Breakfast

Westbourne House - Bed & Breakfast in Isle of Wight

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43 Birmingham Road, Cowes, PO31 7BH, Isle of Wight
England, United Kingdom

Kate Gough

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+44 (0)1983 290009 (landline)

Period style with a modern twist, breakfast with an amazing view of the sea - in the heart of Cowes. Perfect for sailors, walkers, cyclists

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Watch the yachts go by from this elegant townhouse on the waterfront. A welcoming drink and chat with Richard in the drawing room sets you up well: antiques, oil paintings, a bevy of guitars, family photos – and stunning views. Bedrooms (one downstairs) have WiFi, home-baked biscuits, cosy well-dressed beds. Kate's a marine artist and gives you breakfast looking over the water: lots of choice, homemade marmalade, Bucks Fizz too; if you're an early bird you can help yourself to a continental spread. Between the two main marinas and close to the high street, so shops, bars and restaurants (as well as Southampton ferry) are all a saunter.

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Local points of interest from Kate Gough:

Local points of interest from
Kate Gough:

  • The house was built in 1752 and is reputed to be the birthplace of Thomas Arnold, the first headmaster of Rugby School. It could therefore be said that Westbourne House is the birthplace of the game of rugby.
  • It was also briefly the home of Uffa Fox, the famous Cowes yacht designer responsible for such designs at the Flying Fifteen. Cowes town centre, two marinas and the various yacht clubs are close by.
  • Within a few minutes walk are many restaurants offering everything from a traditional fish and chip supper to fine dining.
  • The many local points of interest include The Prospect Maritime Museum which is a unique private collection of sailing history. Osborne House and the Classic Boat Museum in East Cowes are a must for all visitors to the Island
  • Amongst other things, the Needles, Carisbrooke Castle, dinosaurs, a garlic farm and 700 miles of footpaths and bridleways make the Isle of Wight a unique destination.
  • By car, bicycle, bus or foot, the island's many attractions are easily accessible. There is something for everyone. If coming to the Island for game shooting, we do have a locked gun cabinet at your disposal.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"Great host and hostess. Tremendously entertaining. Beautiful house. Perfect location. Very comfortable room. Superb breakfasts."

Shaun - London, United Kingdom

April 2017
"Kate and Richard are excellent and hospitable hosts. Our room was very comfortable and we were impressed with the attention to detail. Warm home baked biscuits that melt in your mouth and a glass of wine in the kitchen before we went out for the evening. Also in the house is Myrtle, a dog with character, keeping us entertained. We loved the house and thoroughly recommend a stay there. Kate and Mark."
November 2014

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  • 2 Doubles
Price:(i) £110 to£140 per night

Booking info:

Over 13s welcome.


Pubs/restaurants 1-minute walk.




43 Birmingham Road, Cowes, PO31 7BH, Isle of Wight

B&B 2 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 110 to £ 140 per night

Kate Gough

Visit website

+44 (0)1983 290009 (landline)