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View across the Solent
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View across the Solent
Master Bedroom with Balcony and sea view Entrance hall with seating
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35 reviews
View across the Solent
Master Bedroom with Balcony and sea view
Entrance hall with seating
Well equipped sitting room
Well equipped kitchen/breakfast room
Formal dining room with seating for 10
Bedroom 1.  Can be king size double bed or twin singles
Bedroom 3.  Can be king size double bed or twin singles
Bedroom 5 can be king size double beds or twin singles
Stunning Family bathroom with bath tub and separate shower cubicle
Ships ladder to the roof terrace
Roof terrace with amazing panoramic views
Patio with dining for 10
Stunning Period Property
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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Cowes, Isle of Wight, England

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buxtonfam...
Farnham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“We love this house.”
Reviewed March 8, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We spent a weekend at Cliffhanger for our mother's 80th birthday. As soon as we let ourselves in we knew we were going to love the house and we weren't disappointed when we'd explored from top to bottom - even getting mum up the ladder to the roof terrace so she could see the amazing view. It is fresh, bright and spotlessly clean, has a warm and comfortable feel to it, and is the perfect blend of modern decor with period features. The kitchen had everything in it that we needed and every room was a pleasure to spend time in. In short, we loved the house and would recommend it whole heartedly.

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Liked best: Staircase, views, lovely warm feeling.
Liked least: Neighbour's car parked on the drive when we arrived! Had to unload in the street.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
9 Mar 2016
I am thrilled to hear you loved Cliffhanger and hope your mum had a wonderful 80th birthday.
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CerriS681
St Albans, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“What an amazing house!”
Reviewed October 20, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We stayed here for one night in October and were so impressed with this property. The house was immaculately presented with great attention to detail but felt welcoming and homely. We all loved this house the bedrooms were well appointed and comfortable with storage space for clothes and the family bathroom was amazing.

The owner was helpful and answered my queries quickly and left a welcome pack including some lovely chocolate biscuits.

The roof terrace views were fantastic and we had a wonderful stay. Cannot recommend this property enough you will fall in love with it just like we did.

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Liked best: The location was great but the house was amazing.
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
21 Oct 2015
Thank you so much for this fantastic review. I hope these guests will come again soon and stay longer than one night.
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Christine...
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
“There could not be a better house in Cowes”
Reviewed July 28, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We were two large families .One family from Germany and four of our "gang" -our two boys and their wives.
The house was great for entertaining our large group. All the rooms were more appointed than expected all en suite.The views were sensational especially from the roof terrace.
We were blessed with great summer weather and were able to use the patio area (as well as the nearby beach. )
In summary this is a large house . ...better than home and would recommend it to any large party

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Liked best: The bedrooms
Liked least: The key entry code box
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
28 Jul 2015
I am so pleased these guests enjoyed their stay and took the trouble to return a pillow case which they had packed amongst their possessions in error. I hope they will book Cliffhanger again.
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Tom S
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Surely the best house in Cowes”
Reviewed July 6, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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I organised a celebratory weekend for a group of 9, and could not have stayed in a better house! Firstly, the location is perfect; just a 5 minute walk from the ferry terminal. The house itself was simply brilliant - All the rooms were great/spacious (ie there was no 'short straw' room, which is rare!) which Chris very kindly set up as twin rooms as opposed to double beds for us - great views from most of the rooms too. Shower queuing was also not an issue thanks to plenty of en-suites! The roof terrace was incredible - thankfully we had good weather which meant we spent considerable time up there! It must have the best views of any house in Cowes, with the terrace having a higher vantage point than any other building we could see. There was not one complaint about anything from any of the group all weekend - I think that says it all! It really is one of the best holiday houses I have ever stayed in.

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Liked best: Location, views / roof terrace
Liked least: Poor wifi signal, but cannot be helped in multi-floor property
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Jul 2015
Thank you for your review. I am very pleased to read how much you liked the house.
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Alice T
Winchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“How to impress your friends...”
Reviewed March 17, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

...Invite them here for the weekend!
This was my second visit to the house, both occasions for a birthday weekend, and once again it did not disappoint.
You can't do better for location in Cowes and that view from the roof terrace... stunning! Sadly March isn't the best time of year to enjoy it unless you're from Scotland and well accustomed to the chilly spring weather. Nevertheless if it rained all weekend I'd happily stay inside.
The little touches that were there made it all the more special - fresh flowers, milk in the fridge, a local paper and some biscuits :-)
We're currently looking for another excuse to come back as there aren't any big birthdays coming up but I'm sure we'll find a reason.

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Mar 2015
I greatly appreciate these kind comments. The weather wasn't great but hopefully when enjoying the view from the roof terrace the visitors saw the Britannia, as the new P&O cruise liner passed in front of the house.
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tiggithec...
Derby, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Just gorgeous!”
Reviewed July 24, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This is a beautiful house in a great location. Easy access to the Main Street of Cowes and lovely views from the rooms at the front of the house. The house has been maintained to very high standard. We stayed for a long weekend, but could have happily stayed for much longer. The rooms being over 5 floors was a bit if a challenge but worked off the calories from an over indulgent weekend. We arranged for the Waitrose on the other side if the river to deliver food on the day of our arrival, and that worked really well. Nothing negative to say about the property at all, and correspondence with the owner was always answered promptly. My only slight negative was being asked to pay extra for a cleaner. Have rented many properties before and this was the first time that cleaning was not included..

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Jul 2015
Delighted to read that this group enjoyed their stay and appreciated the standard of finish and location of the property. Paying for the cost of cleaning is optional: I ask the house is left as found but some groups prefer a cleaning service.
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Vesman
Newcastle
1 review
“A wonderful holiday home in a great location to enjoy Cowes!”
Reviewed July 7, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

A very social holiday home,extremely comfortable with a lot of thought put into the furnishings and needs of those staying in it.
Fantastic sea views especially from the roof terrace.Chris the owner very caring and responsive.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Jul 2014
Delighted these guests enjoyed their stay and appreciate their kind words. I look forward to them staying again in the future.
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