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“The home of Cowes.”
The terrace leading down to the back garden
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The terrace leading down to the back garden
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The terrace leading down to the back garden
Looking up to the house from the back garden
The sitting room
55' flat screen TV in the sitting room
Dining room with large dining table
Dinning room with guest wines
Kitchen looking down to conservatory and terrace
Looking back up into kitchen and dining room
Conservatory/breakfast room opening onto terrace
Room 3, normally a double but can be made up as a triple
Room 3 bathroom
Room 4
Room 5
Room 5 bathroom
Room 6
Room 6 bathroom
Gurnard Bay at sunset - lovely beach 20 mins walk from Cowes
View from Room 6, sea in the distance. Clouds over the mainland
The RYS start line
Lunch at The Hut in Colwell Bay - 25mins drive west of Cowes
Cowes Beach, 5-10 mins walk from the house
The Hut, Colwell Bay
The Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes - late evening
From the car ferry arriving into Cowes
The ferry into Cowes from The Green
View from the end of the street - Cowes Yacht Haven
The Beach Hut café at Forelands
Paddle boarding in Gurnard
Waiting for the Redjet Cowes
Swimming in October Gurnard
Leaving the island on the car ferry :-(
Swimming at Totland Bay in November
Sandown Beach
Walking along the Medina River, Cowes
Boat masts from the conservatory
Morning coffee, Sandown in January
On the Redjet heading to the Island
Rent Bikes and Paddleboards in Cowes
Ready for dinner
Gurnard Bay, 20 mins walk along the sea front from Cowes
Seals in Newtown Creek
Cannons at the Royal Yacht Squadron
Newtown Creek, amazing bird life
Beach at St Helens
Garden at night
Getting ready for lunch outside
The terrace is the party place :-)
Great guests
The annual walk out to St Helens Fort at low tide
Leaving the Island on the car ferry from Fishbourne
Walk up to see The Needles
The garden at night
Leaving Cowes on the Redjet
Newtown Creek's upper reaches
Gurnard
Lovely walk along Cowes Esplanade
Early morning run on the beach at Appley
Blackgang Beach
Royal Yacht Squadron at high tide
Sunset at Yarmouth
The terrace
The garden
Hot tub is an optional extra
The jungle end of the garden
The house has a large walled garden
BBQ time
Ship watching, Cowes seafront
Cowes Classics Week
Pony rides at The Duver
Royals are regular visitors
Sail GP world event - Sydney, SanFran, NY, The Med, Cowes!
Walking from Gurnard to Thorness Bay
Lunch at the Little Gloster Restaurant on the waterfront just beyond Gurnard. Superb!
An abundance of sweet grapes in the garden
Walking up on Tennyson Down
East Cowes from the Island Sailing Club, visitors welcome
Wotton Creek
Dogs love the walled garden at Mornington House
Thorness Bay, cliff walk from Cowes
Lovely walks in Parkhurst Forest near Cowes
Evening drinks on the beach at Bembridge
Looking out from Cowes on Christmas Day 2019
Cowes from the air, Northwood House and public park
Sunset at Gurnard
There are no grey squirrels on the Island, only Reds!
BBQ Brunch
Brunch in the garden
Ryde Beach
Compton Bay Beach looking up to The Needles
Pimms at the RYS
Surfing at Compton Bay
Evening drinks at Gurnard's 'Secret Beach'
Drinks on the beach in Cowes
One of many amazing hill top walks
The Island has 50% more sun than London!
Lovely shopping in Yarmouth
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5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Cowes, Isle of Wight, England

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Davidaway...
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The home of Cowes.”
Reviewed 26 November 2019 for a stay in September 2019
1
person found this review helpful

We have used David’s town house many times now when visiting Cowes. The reasons are many! It’s a great central position but well away from the high street noise, the house is very large and the amenities superb! Add that to David’s keen local knowledge with restaurants and network of friends it makes for a great place to stay!

Date of stay: September 2019
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poppyr378
Barcelona, Spain
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautifull house in a great location”
Reviewed 26 November 2019 for a stay in September 2019
1
person found this review helpful

The house is really stunning, great location close to everything you need (M&S, shops, coast, etc). A nice set-up with spacious bedrooms and communal areas, the garden is also really great with outside eating area and spa jacuzzi -although we didn't get the chance to enjoy due to unlucky weather :( -

The rooms are all nicely decorated and are comfortable, cozy, and clean.

David helped us out with everything we needed and gave us loads of recommendations for our stay in Cowes.

Fantastically easy option for big groups, Thank you! We had a great stay!

Date of stay: September 2019
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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AliC377
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Brilliant house. Great location. Great host”
Reviewed 26 November 2019 for a stay in December 2018
3
people found this review helpful

Fantastic location, just a few minutes from the high street with all the shops, bars, restaurants and red jet. Host is incredibly friendly. Very easy to rent. Would recommend and stay again.

Date of stay: December 2018
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lucyshrop...
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Stunning home in a great location”
Reviewed 26 November 2019 for a stay in June 2019
1
person found this review helpful

Absolutely loved staying at Mornington House, the rooms were immaculate with very comfy beds and the garden is a total sun trap and is beautifully landscaped. It is also incredibly close to all the bars and restaurants in Cowes. Couldn’t have asked for more, would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great place to stay on the Isle of Wight.

Date of stay: June 2019
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KatRebecc...
1 review
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“Mornington House,Cowes, Isle of Wight”
Reviewed 25 November 2019 for a stay in November 2019
1
person found this review helpful

I recently spent a long weekend at ‘Mornington House’ which is within walking distance of the ferry, the Red Jet, the shops and marina in Cowes. It’s so easy from London - just hop on the train at Waterloo - and you’re in Cowes in just over 2-hours.

Full disclosure - David Linton (the owner of Mornington House) is a friend - but I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mornington House to any large group - whether sailing or not. Each bedroom has its own bathroom - and there’s a wonderful large dining room and kitchen - opening onto a conservatory (where’s there’s also a table - for eating in the Summer) - which in turn opens out onto a landscaped garden - with an orchard and a hot-tube at the bottom!

The Isle of Wight has something for everyone - wonderful beaches - great locally produced food (you have to try the crab pasties) - history (Osborne House and the Dimbola Museum) ... and ... of course ... sailing.

Mornington House is a great base from which to explore the island.

Date of stay: November 2019
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