Crossways, East Cowes, Isle of Wight
Situated just one hundred yards from the entrance to Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s favourite family residence and close to the marinas of Cowes and East Cowes, Crossways House, offers quality bed and breakfast accommodation. Originally commissioned by Queen Victoria’s Administrator of Sea Cadets for the neighbouring Osborne Naval College, Crossways is said to have housed the future Edward VIII and George VI whilst they attended the College. It is a fine example of late Victorian-early Edwardian architecture and our surveyors tell us that it was built to a very high standard. It remained with the Sea Cadets until the Second World War when it housed the ambulance station for East Cowes. It then passed into private hands and began it’s current life as a guest house.
Our en suite Four Poster Room offers outstanding views over the gardens. This generously proportioned room has a ensuite showerroom with a power shower and a larger than standard, high quality queen-sized bed for a perfect night’s sleep.
We have wireless internet connection in all our rooms.
The Victoria Room is a bright, warm bedroom with a high quality queen-sized bed and en suite. Like all the rooms at Crossways House, a television, hair dryer and hospitality tray are provided.
The Victorians enjoyed hearty breakfasts and at Crossways House, we offer a varied choice every morning.
Along with home-made marmalades, jams, and freshly baked goods, guests can order a full English or Belgian waffles with fresh strawberries, or blueberry buttermilk pancakes with sausages or bacon.
We avoid the use of produce containing artificial additives or preservatives.
Enjoy our lovely gardens featuring koi ponds and an aviary.
- Well behaved dogs welcome
- We welcome children over the age of eight
- Licensed restaurant
- Ample car parking
- Beautiful gardens