The exterior of Harold House, Isle of Wight
Location Icon Cowes, Isle of Wight
From £292 per night

Harold House

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Sleeps 6
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3 Bedrooms
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2 Bathrooms
A beautifully renovated townhouse in the heart of Cowes old town that is the perfect bolt-hole for a family or friends who like socialising and want to be just a few minutes’ walk from Cowes’ best restaurants.
This three-storey, cosy townhouse boasts one of the most desirable addresses in the Old Town of Cowes. The property has been fully renovated to an incredibly high standard by the island-based lifestyle brand 'Jack Thompson & Co.' who have a flair for interior design. As the owners like to entertain, they have made sure that the house is both a welcoming home and a great place for enjoying intimate dinner parties with good friends. It is the perfect abode for up to three couples to enjoy everything Cowes and the island has to offer, including fantastic restaurants such as The Brasserie at Foresters Hall opposite Harold House and Smoking Lobster on the High Street. All self-respecting lovers of the finer things in life should also visit Wine Therapy, the ideal place to try and buy wines from boutique vineyards and handcrafted gin to mix up some cocktails back at the house.

Why we love this

  • Town centre location with restaurants and boutique shops a few minutes’ walk
  • Concierge style services available including wine-tasting, private chef and local spa services
  • Cowes Marina and the beach are just a short walk away

Key Features

Beach nearby Beach nearby
Parking Parking
Pubs within walking distance Pubs within walking distance
Shop within walking distance Shop within walking distance
Bikes for hire Bikes for hire
Electric bike hire Electric bike hire
Historical building Historical building
Luxury toiletries Luxury toiletries
Period features Period features
Roll top bath Roll top bath
Self check-in Self check-in
Sustainable Sustainable
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Exceptional Service

Our award-winning Guest Services team will not only help you find your dream holiday but will support you through every step of your stay.

As you approach this three-storey townhouse at the top of Sun Hill, there is a small, paved seating area by the front door, which is the perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee.

Inside, décor is understatedly chic with antique furniture, handpicked paintings and elegant soft furnishings.

To one side of the entrance hall is the kitchen, which was designed by the owner and hand made by a local craftsman, including an island with integrated wine cooler for gathering for pre-dinner drinks. While it’s not a huge kitchen, it is definitely perfectly formed for entertaining and socialising. It is also fully equipped with gas and electric ovens complementing a gas hob, a fridge/freezer, a microwave, a coffee machine and that all-important dishwasher. There is also a washing machine and separate tumble dryer.

To the opposite side of the entrance hall, there is the dining room that has a large dining table and chairs, ideal for settling in for leisurely meals that are likely to continue until late! Plus, the sideboard is filled with things to present the perfect dinner party.

Upstairs, on the first floor, is the living room. From the lovely window it is possible to catch a glimpse of the sea in the distance. With a period fireplace (non-operational), comfortable sofa, window seating and chair, as well as Smart TV, it is the perfect spot to retire to when you want nothing more than a cosy night in watching a movie.

Also on the first floor is a double bedroom that has a double-size antique bed, there is a wet room with a walk-in shower, basin, WC and ladder towel rail.

Upstairs again, on the second floor, there are two more bedrooms. One is the master that has a double-size bed and there are partial sea views across the rooftops. The second bedroom has two single beds. All bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and drawer space for your belongings, as well as a hairdryer.

The second-floor bathroom is well designed and features a rolltop bath with a shower over and a TV set into the wall so you can watch your favourite programme while you have a long soak. There is also a basin, WC and a towel rail.

Outside, at the back of the house, there is an enclosed, small, private courtyard that is great for sitting down with a drink.

If you are looking for some pampering, a special arrangement has been made with a nearby ESPA Salon so guests can enjoy treatments in the salon or the comfort of Harold House.

In addition, a local chef can be appointed for private catering, including bespoke breakfast deliveries, picnic hampers and private dinners served in the comfort of Harold House.

Please contact our Guest Services team for more information.

There is a key safe where you can access the key to the property for a late self-check-in. Or, the owners will greet you on arrival and show you into the property by prior arrangement, or between 4.00pm and 6.00pm arrival.

We plant a tree for every booking we make to help offset some of the carbon emissions generated by our stays.

Check-in: from 16:00
Check-out: by 10:00

Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.

Accidental Damage Deposit: To maintain the highest standards in our properties, guests will need to pay a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £500 prior to their stay. An advance payment as detailed in the booking summary can be made to waive the requirement.

  • No smoking
  • No parties and events
  • Please keep noise to a minimum
  • No pets allowed
  • Children 6 years old and over are welcome

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Stay your way with our bespoke travel service. Our Guest Services team are available to tailor-make your holiday matching you with the perfect property and provide personalised recommendations on anything from local restaurants to unforgettable experiences.

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The neighbourhood

You can easily get to the house as a foot passenger on the FastCat catamaran service from Southampton to West Cowes. From the ferry terminal, the house is a short walk through the town to the top of Sun Hill, one of the most sought-after streets in Cowes Old Town.

The High Street is just a few minutes’ walk away (downhill), while Cowes Marina and the beach are within a 10-minute walk. There are lots of shops, pubs and restaurants in the area, including the popular Smoking Lobster restaurant at Cowes Marina that adds a Pan Asian twist to delicious local island produce and seafood.
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