Point Cottages are situated on the west bank of the River Medina, at the head of the estuary to Cowes Harbour and its International yachting marinas. The Cottages were once part of the famous J.Samuel Whites shipyard.
Point House, which was built in the early 19th century, was once a longshoreman's house. Later it became part of the shipyard and it was the first house in Cowes to have electricity. The Home Guard commander lived here during the second world war. After the war it was used as the Admiralty Overseer's office. Falling into disrepair during the 1960s, it was totally restored in 1993 to become four star holiday accommodation.
So popular did it prove with visitors that Mid Point was renovated the following year and Point Quay the year after that. The building had previously been used as a riverside store and sail loft. Now all the cottages are very popular with visitors for their superb views over the river. Many guests return year after year.
Situated on the west bank of the River Medina at Cowes on the beautiful Isle of Wight. Accommodation consists of 3 quality self contained cottages, which offer extensive views of the busy river and the Solent.
Point House: Fully furnished for 2 - 8 people.
Mid-Point: Fully furnished for 2 - 7 people.
Point Quay: Fully furnished for 2 - 8 people.
Close to all the town's amenities, ferries and public transport. A short walk to the marinas and yacht clubs. Ideally placed to explore the Island.
Each cottage has car parking for one car and access to the quay by the river.
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Disabled Facilities: No.
Linen Provided: Yes. All bed linen provided
Pets Allowed: No.
Central Heating: Yes. Fuel type: Gas
Open Fire: No.
Smoking Allowed: No.
Outdoor Facilities: Yes. Shared courtyard garden, BBQ, car parking space, 1 per cottage.
From Southampton to East Cowes:
Proceed to Floating Bridge and cross to West Cowes. Medina Road is directly off the Floating Bridge. Turn left 50 yards into Bridge Road. The rear entrance to the cottages is from Bridge Road through Samuel Whites Estate main gates.
From Portsmouth to Fishbourne / Lymington to Yarmouth:
From Newport take the A3020 to West Cowes. Newport Road, Mill Hill, Medina Road, Bridge Road. Turn left 50 yards into Bridge Road. The rear entrance to the cottages is from Bridge Road through Samuel Whites Estate main gates.
Red Jet passenger cat:
The Red Jet departs from Southampton's Town Quay for West Cowes every half hour throughout the day, reducing to an hourly service after 8.00pm. On arrival in Cowes you can choose a five minute taxi ride or a ten minute walk to Point Cottages.
If you are on foot, come out of the Terminal and turn left. Walk all the way along the High Street and down Shooters Hill. When you reach the end turn left, (police station on your right and you will be facing the Duke of York Pub). Walk along Medina Road and Point Cottages is the very last building on the right hand side (next to the floating bridge - do not get on this!!)
From London Heathrow:
Book an airport taxi in advance or take the National Express coach from Heathrow to Southampton (approximately 2 hours) and pick up a local taxi to the Red Jet passenger cat (5 minutes).
From London Gatwick:
Book an airport taxi in advance or catch the train from Gatwick to Southampton Central (approximately 2 hours) then pick up the frequent bus service to the Red Jet passenger cat (5 minutes).
From Southampton Airport:
There are flights from some European cities direct to Southampton. From Southampton Airport take the train to Southampton Central (10 minutes) or a taxi direct to the Red Jet terminal at Southampton's Town Quay (20 minutes).
By train to Southampton Central:
Trains from London Waterloo leave every half hour and the journey takes one hour and 20 minutes. There are regular trains from all other parts of the country. At Southampton Central railway station there is a frequent bus service to the Red Jet passenger cat at Town Quay (5 minutes).
There is a choice of car ferries from Lymington, Southampton and Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight. The Red Funnel ferry from Southampton to East Cowes arrives conveniently close to Point Cottages. There is limited free parking at the Cottages.