SLEEPS UP TO 7 PEOPLE | FULLY DETACHED HOUSE
The Old Fire Station is an unusual property, originally a Victorian Fire Station that has been beautifully refurbished to provide a fantastic modern holiday retreat hidden away in East Cowes.
The property is surprisingly light and spacious and you really feel you are on holiday from the moment you walk in. It has been restored with love and with a sense of fun.
As you walk into this unusual property, you are immediately aware of how special it is. The Fire Station is quirky and delightful. The hallway leads to the light open plan kitchen and double height living space with French doors out to the secluded south and west facing gardens. Above the kitchen there is a mezzanine floor with a proper staircase to an enchanting light-filled room with a king size bed and special hidden away loft room with a small double which you climb into, a little like sleeping on a boat and ideally suited for older children or a young couple.
The ground floor has a large bathroom with shower and bath adjacent to the back bedroom with a bunk bed and single bed overlooking the garden.
2 minutes drive /10 minutes walk from Red Funnel. Head up York Avenue and turn right onto Adelaide Grove. Turn around the bend and 100 metres on your left is Pumphouse Lane.
10 minutes drive from Wightlink (mainland link from Portsmouth). Head towards Newport, through Wooten and at the round about turn to East Cowes. Passed Osborne House, turn left down Victoria Grove towards Marina. At bottom of hill, adjacent to twin chimneys turn right onto private road Pumphouse Lane.
Old Fire Station is first on your right. Park behind curved extension and the key safe is on the wooden grey cladding to the left of the light. Please read house rules and ensure key is replaced when you leave!
We will not be at the property during your stay but can be reached by phone, text and email. Our neighbour Steve who lives opposite is a great source of local knowledge and is the man to contact in an emergency.
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The property is equipped with free WIFI and Sky TV. There is also a washing machine, Nespresso coffee maker, Magimix, dishwasher, microwave, BBQ and trampoline! There is also a travel cot available if required. Beds vary in size and type. The main bedroom is now on the mezzanine with a large double bed and small double in the loft. It is unique and a bit like sleeping on a boat! The ground floor bedroom has a single and a bunk bed.
Linen and towels are provided and included in the cleaning bill.
Please bring your own swimming towels! Pillows and duvets will be provided, but please note that some bedding may be feather or down.
Pots, pans, kitchen utensils, cutlery is provided. Tea, coffee, sugar, condiments also provided. Some loo roll and dishwasher tablets will also be left for you.
There is hand soap and soap in bathroom, please bring own shampoo.
There is a high chair in kitchen.
There is an iron, board, washing machine - pull out clothes line in garden by back gate under the Wisteria.
There is also a drying rack located to the left of the Fridge.
The garden is south facing and can get very hot. There is additional garden furniture, cushions for the sun loungers, sun umbrella, BBQ, kids toys, buckets and spades etc are located in the shed. Please store cushions overnight in shed as they are brand new! If it is very hot and the plants look like they need it would be much appreciated if you would water them - though we don't expect you to!!
Check in 4pm, check out 11am. We can be flexible if no change over required same day.
Please consider our neighbours and keep noise at a respectful level outside and inside the house.
The property is checked and cleaned before your arrival. Before your departure please leave it clean and tidy as you found it!
The 2 bins are emptied every other week on a Friday. The large green wheelie bin is for all recycling and the silver bin is for general rubbish. Please recycle as much as possible. We use the white bin the kitchen for all recycling and the 2 small bins under the sink for general rubbish. There is also a small green bin for food and that is emptied on a weekly basis and it is a good idea to use this as well. We have found that the bins get very full in the high season and if rubbish is left outside of the bins the local animals have a field day!
Your beds are made up according to your needs. Any additional beds and linen used will be deducted from your security deposit.
Please no smoking in the property.
Married to Oliver with 2 children, 6 and 4. I am a professional photographer specialising in portraits. We live the majority of time in London but have been coming to the Isle of Wight all my life.