From £22 per person per night
Sleeps 6 people
Houseboat on the Isle of Wight: All aboard Spinnaker! This luxurious floating getaway is the ideal choice for an unforgettable holiday.
Ahoy there me hearties! Salty sea dogs and landlubbers alike will love this quirky houseboat, anchored besides its own private pontoon in the waters of Bembridge Harbour on the Isle of Wight, which gets the most hours of sunshine in the whole of the UK. You'll be amazed at how spacious life aboard can be, with three double bedrooms - woo woo! - and two bathrooms - yay! - spread over two storeys, plus a deck for al fresco dining and no less than two balconies from which to enjoy the watery view. Ah, the joys of a glass of bubbly while watching the sun set over the gentle waves. No danger of seasickness here, just a gentle rise and fall with the tide, thanks to state-of-the-art anchoring stabilisers.
After pulling up to your private parking space (room for three cars) you can wander along the pontoon (keep an eye out for the neighbouring swans) and step inside to appreciate the spacious, open plan living-room with its super-comfy, squishy leather sofas and floor-to-ceiling, sliding glass doors that lead to a secluded deck. The weathered-wood dining-table has loads of room for everyone to enjoy a yummy meal cooked in the well-equipped kitchen, which boasts a gas hob, electric oven, fridge-freezer and even a dishwasher.
Also on the ground floor are a double bedroom and a stylish bathroom with bath/shower, proper flushing WC and wash-basin. Ample hot and cold running water comes as standard, of course. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, each with their own balcony, one a master with a super-king-sized bed and its own dressing-room, and the other with a king-sized bed that can convert into two small singles as desired. The two bedrooms are joined by a jack-and-jill style shower-room with sleek fittings and a walk-in shower. From top to bottom, inside and out, Spinnaker has been superbly designed for both comfort and style, with all mod cons, harmonious colours and interesting touches that will ensure you feel wonderfully rested, relaxed, revived and recharged.
Out and About
Just along the harbour is The Best Dressed Crab, a converted houseboat that's now a great floating café serving freshly caught shellfish from local fishermen. Or pop along to the Pilot Boat Inn, serving local seafood and renowned Bembridge crab sandwiches - perfect for another leisurely meal stop. Bembridge village (claimed to be the largest village in England) is just a short distance further, well worth exploring for yet more cafés and restaurants (you're spoilt for choice) as well as a butcher, bakery, fishmonger and farm shop. And there's lots more nearby - the National Trust's Bembridge Windmill and Bembridge Fort (the latter is by booked guided tour only), the RSPB's Brading Marshes, Culver Down, the magnificent Whitecliff Bay... there are miles of picturesque walks, heaps of historic sites and gorgeous beaches galore all within easy reach.
Ground Floor: Entrance hall. Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6''). Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin. Utility-room with washing machine, wash-basin and microwave. Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. with Smart TV, gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
First Floor: Bedroom 2 with super-king double bed (6') and en suite 'Jack and Jill' Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin (shared with bedroom 3). Bedroom 3 with 'zip and link' (king-size or 2'6'' twin beds, suitable for children only) and en suite 'Jack and Jill' Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin (shared with bedroom 2).
No children under 12 years of age.
Availability, reservations and pricing : £925 to £1895 per week Powered by Classic Cottages
All prices are £ per week per cottage. Where applicable the prices are inclusive of VAT. The prices are specified for Saturday changeover dates.
For weekly holidays or short breaks beginning on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday the price for the following Saturday applies. For those beginning on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday the price for the previous week applies.
Bed linen and towels are included in the price. In addition, many cottages also include electricity and central heating within the price and this should be taken into consideration when comparing prices. There are no extra charges for cots or high chairs where they are listed in the property description on the Web site.
A non-refundable booking fee of £34 is payable per booking.
Seasons Book Now
|Dates 2019||Price Band (£925 to £1895 )|
|1 Jan - 23 Mar||: 925|
|23 Mar - 30 Mar||: 1000|
|30 Mar - 6 Apr||: 1195|
|6 Apr - 20 Apr||: 1295|
|20 Apr - 4 May||: 1000|
|4 May - 25 May||: 1195|
|25 May - 1 Jun||: 1595|
|1 Jun - 8 Jun||: 1195|
|8 Jun - 15 Jun||: 1295|
|15 Jun - 22 Jun||: 1595|
|22 Jun - 13 Jul||: 1295|
|13 Jul - 20 Jul||: 1595|
|20 Jul - 31 Aug||: 1895|
|31 Aug - 7 Sep||: 1295|
|7 Sep - 14 Sep||: 1195|
|14 Sep - 12 Oct||: 1000|
|12 Oct - 19 Oct||: 1195|
|19 Oct - 26 Oct||: 1295|
|26 Oct - 2 Nov||: 1000|
|2 Nov - 21 Dec||: 925|
|21 Dec - 31 Dec||: 1595|
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