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A distinctive grade II listed holiday cottage
The characterful lounge
A tranquil place to relax
Large garden area
Prepare a home cooked meal in the kitchen
Enjoy views of the garden from the dining room
Double bedroom
Sit back and enjoy your favourite book
Take in the fresh air
View towards this historical retreat
1 / 10  A distinctive grade II listed holiday cottage
2 / 10  The characterful lounge
3 / 10  A tranquil place to relax
4 / 10  Large garden area
5 / 10  Prepare a home cooked meal in the kitchen
6 / 10  Enjoy views of the garden from the dining room
7 / 10  Double bedroom
8 / 10  Sit back and enjoy your favourite book
9 / 10  Take in the fresh air
10 / 10  View towards this historical retreat

The Indian Summer House

Osborne, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • This unique, Grade II listed holiday cottage offers a retreat in a picturesque location
  • Perfect for couples, a small family, keen walkers, history buffs, sightseers and nature-lovers
  • A beautiful, historic cottage in a fabulous setting, close to the stunning northern coastline of the Isle of Wight
Property code: IC150

Close to the sea and nestling in beautiful secluded woodland surroundings adjacent to Queen Victoria’s island palace of Osborne House, this retreat is ideal for a magical romantic getaway.

This historical property is situated in a garden adjoining the garden of the Albert Cottage Hotel, a popular venue for weddings and was once the former folly for Queen Victoria. Osborne House is open to the public, and the vibrant sailing town of Cowes, built astride the River Medina, is within easy walking distance. Famous for the Cowes Week festival, the town also offers a choice of shops and restaurants. The coastline either side of Cowes makes for pleasant walking and you can walk along to Ryde to the east or Gurnard to the west. A stretch of beach towards Gurnard is an enjoyable place for a picnic and to watch the yachts, fishing boats and cruise liners. The glorious beaches of Seaview are just a short drive away.

Formerly part of the Osborne Estate this cottage was built by Queen Victoria for the royal children in a style to conjure up the atmosphere of India, and the cottage continues to provide a wonderful, peaceful and romantic escape. On entering you will find the spacious, light and airy lounge/diner which enjoys an extensive open aspect, sympathetically furnished with comfy seating and TV/DVD. You will also find a pleasant dining area which offers a beautiful garden view. Windows extend for almost the entire length of the cottage which has been furnished in a way to accentuate the atmosphere of the Indian Raj. Exploring this lovely property further you will find a galley-style kitchen, fully equipped with an electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. You will also find a sunny and welcoming conservatory which also makes a delightful place for dining and which overlooks a secluded courtyard. There are also two cosy bedrooms. There’s a double bedroom and a small bunk bedroom with a full-size bunk bed which is suitable only for children. You will also find a bathroom complete with a shower over the bath and a WC. Please note there are one or two steps leading down to the bathroom, kitchen and small bunk bedroom.

Stepping outside, you will find a beautiful, large garden. There is a pretty covered terrace surrounding the cottage and garden furniture is provided so you can dine in the sunshine. A car can be parked near the cottage.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • Sleeps 2+2
  • Bedrooms – 1 double, 1 small bunk bedroom for children
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Courtyard and terrace with garden furniture
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • Security deposit - £100 per booking
  • Adjacent to the estate of Osborne House. East Cowes Esplanade approx. 1 mile. Cowes accessible via a short walk and the floating bridge
  • Please note there are one or two steps leading down to the bathroom, kitchen and bunk bedroom
  • Discounted tickets to Osborne House available. Please enquire on arrival
  • Weddings are regularly held in the nearby hotel and grounds
  • 2 dogs are welcome. A puppy under 12 months may be accepted if housetrained

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Llyn 30th October 2020

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We just loved this cottage it was magical. I felt like a child playing house.

Reviewed by Dawn 23rd October 2020

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Well isolated and quiet, reasonable location for all the island attractions and facilities.

Reviewed by Keith 9th October 2020

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We found the setting very good. The Indian Summer House is very old but a lovely place to spend a holiday.

Reviewed by Adrian 25th September 2020

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Fine if you want a shady nook as no sun enters the property which has overhanging roofs all round with dangling ivy and wisteria which completely blocks out sunlight. No Internet connection was possible from the cottage. Very secluded.

Reviewed by Richard 4th September 2020

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The cottage is in a beautiful location , but it needs some TLC and a good clean.

Reviewed by Sharman 28th August 2020

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We loved the cottage it had the old age charm that appeals, we felt relaxed and rested enjoying this peaceful haven.

Reviewed by Cecile 31st July 2020

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The property is a historic building, potentially full of charm, in an idyllic green setting. However the nearby Albert Cottage Hotel who run the property have neglected it. The house had not been cleaned properly for months which in Covid times was shocking. The advertised tranquillity was spoilt for much of our time by canned music played outside Read morethe hotel bar, ignoring our polite complaints. Very poor value for money as a result. Hide

Reviewed by Verity 24th July 2020

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Beautiful surroundings and historic building. Cottage is comfortable and very cosy. However for the money we had to spend to stay here I would suggest they spend a little on it to update it internally, particularly the kitchen. Still only 5 mins from the ferry and great base to explore the island. Dog friendly and our kids were fine in the small buRead morenk bed room. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 17th July 2020

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Reviewed by Clifford 13th March 2020

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In the present Covid 19 situation the isolation was ideal. Good local and beach walks nearby. Hotel staff very helpful. Would have been convenient for special meals if circumstances had allowed. A unique Victorian hideaway with modern comforts. We feel refreshed for the struggle ahead.

Reviewed by David 20th December 2019

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Absolutely stunning cottage in a georgous setting, we've been here 4 times now and will keep coming back. So handy for the ferry, East Cowes terminal is only 2 minutes down the road. Recommended.

Reviewed by Phil 8th November 2019

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Amazing little place, full of quirky character! We'd definitely consider coming back, perhaps in the summer next time....

Reviewed by John 6th October 2019

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Ideal setting for dogs very private, quirky, atmospheric but not ideal if you want brightness inside.

Reviewed by Howard 19th July 2019

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Property is Victorian, timber and glass under tiled roof. Located in grass and wooded own area at back of hotel, with centre of East Cowes a mile down the hill, offering good shopping for provisions. Accommodation is large lounge / dining room, main double bedroom, very tiny second bedroom with 2 bunk beds, bathroom with electric shower over bath, Read moreand galley kitchen. Steps up into property, steps down into bathroom and kitchen. Overall, quite dark, due to decor, lighting and drapes. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 5th July 2019

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Reviewed by Paula 24th May 2019

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We have now stayed twice at the Indian Summer House and we really love it. I would recommend this place for nature lovers, dog owners, people with young children. The Indian Summer House has its own lovely, quiet gsrden and lots of space to run around. The inside is not smart and is a bit dark, it built for hot summers. If you want boutique don't cRead morehose here but for peace and quiet, except the birds, it is lovely. Nice pub about 15 min walk away and the shoreline similar time. Waitrose near. Hide

Reviewed by Julia 12th April 2019

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Reviewed by David 22nd March 2019

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Lovely comfortable cottage in a superb location, we were watching badgers feeding the other night, nice and peaceful, the hotel is just over the way if you require a drink or a meal. Osbourne is just over the fence with all the lovely mature gardens and trees. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Linda 22nd February 2019

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Location

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