Harold House, Isle of Wight
Harold House in Cowes on the Isle of Wight is perfect for a winter break by the sea with friends in a fantastic town centre location. Flit from the luxury and comfort of this period townhouse to socialising in local pubs as and when you feel like it.
Cowes Marina and the beach are within a 10-minute walk, while the High Street is just a few minutes’ away – very handy for a spot of Christmas shopping in the boutiques. There are lots of restaurants nearby including Robert Thompson’s just across the street and the popular Smoking Lobster at Cowes Marina that serves seafood with a Pan Asian twist.
So, if you want to leave the car at the cottage during your stay so that you can all indulge and sample local tipples including Mermaid Gin without worrying about who is going to drive, you can.
If the weather is too miserable to venture out, rustle up a meal to savour in the dining room. Then, retire to the living room on the first floor – from the window there are glimpses of the sea in the distance – for after-dinner drinks and an evening of chatter.