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The Watch House, East Cowes, Isle of Wight

House in E. Cowes, Esplanade, Isle of Wight, England – Ideal For A Stroll Along The Esplanade, Fishing from Sea Wall or A Short Walk Into Town

The Watch House is a Grade II Listed Old Coastguard Boathouse with spectacular views of Cowes Harbour Entrance across to West Cowes and the Solent across to the Hampshire Coast from all rooms, garden, balcony and patio. We have redecorated the whole house for the 2019 season. This is in an ideal location to watch the large assortment of ships and glorious sunsets. The House sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms. All bed room have sea views. The house was built in the 1880’s as part of the boathouse for the coastguards. To the north is a terrace of Coastguard Cottages. During the 1920’s it was converted into a home. For a short time during the Second World War it was a munitions store and a lookout point. The Watch House is a short, level walk from the town centre, the Chain Ferry to West Cowes, Red Funnel’s Terminal or strolling along the Esplanade to a café and children’s playground and woods beyond or fishing & crabbing off the sea wall. You may see a sandpiper at low tide or a Cormorant sitting on the breakwater, swans and gulls. The kitchen diner has French Doors leading onto the patio; while the living room has triple aspect sash windows. There are a double, twin and a single bedroom and bathroom with shower over the bath. The balcony is leading off the single bedroom, from here you have spectacular views of the water activities.
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