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Newport - Isle of Wight

The Bays

Situated in the small village of Bowcombe close to the centre of the Island and only two miles from the County Town of Newport you will find 'The Bay', this is the perfect place to unwind, with far reaching countryside surrounding the property, an idyllic place to head off on foot across the rolling hills for some fresh air and exercise. In the close town of Newport are an array of shops, bars and restaurants

Cottage-Private Bathroom

Sleeps up to: 5

Nestled in Bowcombe village, 'The Bay' promises tranquillity with stunning views of Carisbrooke Castle from its garden. This peaceful haven, providing off-road parking, accommodates five guests. The charming double bedroom boasts far-reaching views, while the second bedroom features a triple bunk bed. The well-equipped kitchen, complete with a washing machine…

This lovely cottage is situated in the small, rural hamlet of Bowcombe within the Bowcombe Valley – designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It lies between Shorwell and Carisbrooke, with its superb medieval castle. Just a short drive away, both villages feature great pubs serving home-cooked food, while the lovely small bays and coves of the southwest of the island are nearby. Closest is Brighstone beach, just a short drive away, while the larger resorts of Ventnor and Shanklin are not much further. The Bowcombe Valley is a lovely walking area – several footpaths can be picked up close to the cottage, and there is easy access to the Tennyson and Shepherds trails.

The property boosts views of Carisbrooke Castle from the garden and is set in a peaceful location with off road parking.

The property is furnished to sleep five people with one double bedroom offering far reaching views and a second bedroom with a triple bunk bed, there is a well equipped kitchen with washing machine and dishwasher, dining room, lounge with wood burning stove and a ground floor shower room.

Situated in the small village of Bowcombe close to the centre of the Island and only two miles from the County Town of Newport you will find 'The Bay', this is the perfect place to unwind, with far reaching countryside surrounding the property, an idyllic place to head off on foot across the rolling hills for some fresh air and exercise. In the close by town of Newport are an array of shops, bars and restaurants, or head slightly further and there are miles of coastline to explore for those who wish to visit some of the Islands most beautiful beaches.

  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Garden
  • Kitchen/kitchenette
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • No staff present
  • Animal watching
  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Windsurfing
  • Adventure
  • Backpacking
  • Beach activities
  • Family fun
  • History/science museums
  • Paragliding
  • Hiking
Check in: 4:00 pm
Accommodation Type: Cottage

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1 Definitions
In these terms and conditions, the following expressions shall have the following meanings:
“Booking” means any reservation You make with Us by any reservation method for holiday properties featured on Our Site (each a "Booking");
“Booking Conditions” means these terms and conditions which apply to any Booking for holiday properties featured on Our Site, (whether by telephone, email or via the Site), and the accommodation Rental Services You receive from owners of those properties under your contract with them.
“Booking Confirmation” means the confirmation of booking provided by email to the Customer when a booking has been accepted.
"Booking Details" means the details specific to your Booking including the Property, Holiday Period and any restrictions notified to You during the Booking process;
"Booking Fee / Service Fee" means the amount that We charge in respect of the Booking Services usually a non-refundable booking fee of £50 (including VAT).
“Booking Services” means the service via this Site that allows You to make Bookings at each Property;
"Deposit" means the initial instalment of the Rental Charges quoted during the Booking process and payable by You when making a Booking usually one-third of the Rental Charges, provided that the booking is submitted more than eight weeks before the first day of the Rental Period;
“Event Outside Control” means any act or event beyond Wight Holiday Lettings’ or the Owner’s reasonable control, including without limitation fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster, or failure of public or private telecommunications networks.
"Guest" means You being the person making the Booking and holidaymakers other than You that are booked to stay at the Property during the Holiday Period under your Booking. You and The Guest has the right to occupy the property for a holiday only (within the meaning of Schedule 1, Paragraph 9 of the Housing Act 1988).
"Holiday Period" means the inclusive dates for which You reserve a Property;
“Inventory” means the inventory of fixtures, furniture and effects at the Property, a copy of which may be kept at the Property.
“Owner or Owners” means the relevant owner of each Property;
“Property” means the house, (garden if any) and accommodation featured on Our Site (each a "Property" and together "Properties") and identified in the Booking Confirmation together with the fixtures, furniture and effects which may be specified in the Inventory;
"Rental Balance" means the balance of the Rental Charges payable by You after payment of the Deposit;
"Rental Charges" means the Booking Fee and the fees payable by You under the Rental Contract that We collect from You in relation to the Booking;
"Rental Contract" means the legally binding contract between You and the Owner for the Rental Services;
“Rental Services” means the contract for the provision of the Property and any related services.
“Site” means this website Please note that the additional terms and conditions shown and accessed at the footer to the Site apply to the use of and access to the Site by You.
“Third Party Booking Website” means any external third-party external third party platform or booking site or booking agents (such as AirB&B) which it is hereby agreed and accepted by You and the Guests will apply to all bookings that originate through their portals and advertising platforms. It is further agreed and accepted that We do not control or supply such Third Party Booking Conditions which are therefore accepted by You and the Owner ‘as is’.
“Wight Holiday Lettings” ("We", "Our" or "Us", as applicable) means IOW Holiday Lettings Limited trading as Wight Holiday Lettings.
2. Parties to the Booking
2.1 By making any Booking with Us, You confirm that You accept the Booking Conditions and agree to comply with them.
2.2 Where You book a holiday property featured on Our Site via a Third Party Booking Website, they will accept your booking subject to their own terms and conditions of booking which will apply and will form part of the Rental Services. Please make sure You read their terms and conditions of business carefully before You book as they may well differ materially from Our own Booking Conditions.
2.3 We recommend that You print or save a copy of these Booking Conditions and the Terms of Use for your reference. We may change them at any point without notice and the latest version will always be posted on the Site. We may alter or amend these Booking Conditions and the Terms of Use at any time without notice. They will be binding on all clients at the time of notification except where bookings and/or reservations have already been taken and confirmed whereupon the alterations will be binding at the end of the Guests bookings that have been taken or are currently running unless the amendments are due to statutory changes in which case they will take effect immediately on publication or notification.
2.4 We provide this Site so that You can reserve accommodation in Properties featured on Our Site.
Whilst We provide Booking Services the accommodation that You book is provided by the relevant Owner of each Property. We act as booking agent for Owners and consequently, the contract for Rental Services is solely between You and the relevant Owner, not Us.
We will, on request, provide the name and address of the Owner to the Guest.
2.5 If You have any questions regarding these Booking Conditions, please contact Us using the details set out in the Contact Us section of the Site.
3 Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy
3.1 Please read Our Privacy Policy to see how We use your personal information, including the information You submit about yourself when making a Booking. By submitting your personal information to Us, You agree to Our use of that information in the ways described in Our Privacy Policy, including sharing your information with Owners for the purposes of their provision of the Rental Services.
3.2 By agreeing to these Booking Conditions, You are providing your consent for Us to use cookies in the ways described in Our Privacy and Cookie Policy.
3.3 We may record telephone calls between Us for monitoring and training purposes. In the event of a dispute between Us, We reserve the right to review any recorded calls between Us.
4 Our role
4.1 We act as agent for the Owner by arranging Bookings and taking payment from Guests. We do not own any of the Properties. We reserve the right to refuse any Bookings.
4.2 Once We have accepted a Booking in the way described in the Making a Booking section below, a legally binding Rental Contract will be formed between You and the Owner under which the Owner will make the Property available to You and the Guests and provide the Rental Services for the Holiday Period. We will not be a party to the Rental Contract.
3.3 The following will together all form part of the Rental Contract between You and the Owner:
3.3.1 your Booking Details;
3.3.2 these Booking Conditions; and
3.3.3 any other special or additional conditions that We draw to your attention during the booking process before We accept your Booking.
3.4 As Our obligations to You are limited to those in connection with the Booking Service, We accept no liability for any defects or unavailability of the Property or any other problems with your holiday. Your rights under these Booking Conditions and the Rental Contract are against the Owner. Please see further the Our liability section.
4 The Booking Services
Our Booking Services are available to You for your personal, non-commercial use only. You may not offer for resale any Booking Services or Rental Services for any Properties that appear on Our Site.
5 Property, Inventory and Rental Services Descriptions
5.1 We make every effort to ensure that the descriptions (including Rental Charges and availability) relating to the Properties and Rental Services on Our Site are accurate and complete. These descriptions include details of the Property and Rental Services including photos, the availability period of the Property for rental, the Rental Charges and any additional charges, the facilities available at the Property, maximum occupancy numbers, any accreditations, awards or descriptions.
of quality relating to the Property including any star ratings. If We discover a mistake or error relating to this information, we will correct this promptly on Our Site and will contact You if that information relates to a Booking that You have already made using Our Site.
5.2 The Property and Rental Services descriptions do not constitute advice or recommendation given by Us. We do not independently verify accreditations, awards or star or other quality ratings and such ratings are only indicative of what level of quality Guests can expect from a particular Property. We will not be liable for inaccuracies or errors in this information or the accommodation information as this information is supplied to Us by Owners.
5.3 Rental Charges shown in the search listings on Our Site are per Property (and not per person). It is your responsibility to check the total price before completing the Booking process.
5.4 We do not accept responsibility for any changes or closures to amenities or attractions mentioned in the Property or Rental Services descriptions on Our Site.
5.5 Where an Inventory is provided, any discrepancies are to be reported to the Owner or the Housekeeper within 24 hours of the start of the Holiday Period, otherwise the Inventory will be deemed to be correct.
5.6 Linen and towels are changed at the end of the Rental Period and a fresh set is provided weekly during the Rental Period.
6 Making a Booking
6.1 To be eligible to make a Booking and enter into a Rental Contract You must:
6.1.1 be 18 years of age or over and have the legal capacity to enter into legally binding agreements;
6.1.2 register with Us on Our Site (in advance or when Booking) or by telephone by providing your real name, phone number, email address and other requested information; and
6.1.3 possess a valid payment method such as a valid debit or credit card or PayPal or any other digital option as stated on the payment page.
6.2 You may make a Booking using Our Site or via a Third party Booking Website.
6.3 If You provide your Booking details to Us by email, We will send to You a link to the Site so that You can make a Booking and pay Us online.
7 The contract between You and Us and between You and Owners
7.1 By making a Booking with Us You are making an offer to:
7.1.1 receive Our Booking Service and make payment to Us (at the relevant time) in respect of the Rental Services;
7.1.2 enter into a Rental Contract with the applicable Owner in relation to the Property You have selected; and,
7.1.3 pay Us all amounts due in respect of the Deposit and Rental Charges.
7.2 The following steps have to take place before a contract is made between Us for the provision of the Booking Services and between You and the applicable Owner for the provision of Rental Services under a Rental Contract:
7.2.1 You submit your Booking to Us on the Site by submitting your Booking Details and your payment details for processing. Your submission of Booking Details is an offer by You to book the Property.
Before submitting your Booking on the Site, the Booking process will give You the opportunity to review your Booking, these Booking Conditions and the Booking Details for your chosen Property and, if You require, make amendments to your Booking.
For telephone bookings We will read You details of your Booking and Booking Conditions for your confirmation. You may make any required amendments at this point. We will then request your payment details and We will process your payment in respect of your Booking;
7.2.2 . You will receive an on-screen acknowledgement of your Booking and a receipt for your payment by email at the address You provided.
For telephone bookings We will verbally confirm your booking reference and will send You a receipt for your payment by email at the address You provided;
7.2.3 We check the availability of the Property relating to your Booking and, provided We have successfully processed your payment, We will send You a Booking Confirmation n email confirming your Booking together with a copy of these Booking Conditions. At this point a binding contract, incorporating these Booking Conditions, will come into existence. As soon as the Booking Confirmation is sent, the Customer is responsible for payment of the balance of the Rental Charges along with any additional charges such as optional extras. We reserve the right to refuse a booking. If We refuse a booking, the Deposit, Rental Charges and any additional charges paid by You will be refunded immediately.
7.2.4 We accept:
a) your offer to receive Our Booking Services;
b) your agreement to pay Us all sums due (at the relevant time) in respect of the Rental Charges (including the Deposit);
c) acting on the applicable Owner's behalf as its agent, your offer to enter into the Rental Contract,
in each case, at the time We take any payment from You in respect of the Rental Charges. Accordingly, nothing that We say or do will amount to any acceptance of your offer until We actually take any payment from You in respect of the Rental Charges (including the Deposit) at which point a contract will be made between Us and You for the Booking Services and between You and the Owner for the provision of the Rental Services under the Rental Contract.
7.3 When We accept payment for all or any part of the Rental Charges, You will no longer owe a debt to the Owner or Us for the associated amount.
8 Fees, charges and payment
8.1 If a booking is made eight weeks or more before the first day of the Holiday Period, a Deposit plus Booking Fee is payable. The Booking Deposit shall be paid by You at the time You submit the booking to Us.
8.2 If a booking is made less than eight weeks before the first day of the Holiday Period, the full Rental Charges, plus any additional charges, must be paid at the time of submitting the booking.
8.3 You agree to pay the Booking Fee. If two or more Properties are booked these constitute separate contracts and are subject to separate Booking Fees.
8.4 The fees and charges will be as quoted on this Site from time to time and We use Our best efforts to ensure that these are correct. However, it is always possible that, despite Our best efforts, some of the fees and charges on the Site may be incorrectly priced. We will normally check these prices as part of Our confirmation procedures so that:
8.4.1 where the actual Rental Charges or other fees are less than those quoted on the Site at the time You made your Booking, We will charge the lower amount when confirming the Booking to You; and
8.4.2 where the actual Rental Charges or other fees are higher than those quoted on the Site at the time You made your Booking, We will contact You as soon as possible to inform You of this error and We will give You the option of continuing to book the Property at the correct (higher) price or cancelling your Booking. We will not process your Booking until We have your instructions. If We are unable to contact You using the contact details You provided during the Booking process, We will treat the Booking as cancelled and notify You in writing.
8.5 The fees and charges may change from time to time, but changes will not affect any Booking which We have confirmed with a Booking Confirmation.
8.6 All Rental Charges and all other fees and charges quoted on this Site include VAT, where applicable.
8.7 Before submitting your Booking online, You will be presented with details of the total Rental Charges payable for your Booking together with details of the following amounts payable to Us at the time of your Booking:
8.7.1 the Booking Fee / Service Fee (which is non-refundable once your Booking is confirmed);
8.7.2 the Deposit and, if the date the Rental Balance would normally fall due for that Booking has already passed, the Rental Balance too; and
8.7.3 any additional fees and charges quoted during the Booking process when You make your Booking (for example heating supplements, pet charges)
8.8 If You are paying a Deposit rather than the entire Rental Charges when making your Booking, You will also be presented with the date by which You will need to make payment to Us for the Rental Balance. Please note, We may (but are not obliged to) contact You to remind You of the due date for payment of the Rental Balance.
8.9 If the Rental Balance or any other additional payments are due after You make your Booking, then:
8.9.1 if You authorised Us to take payment for these amounts from your chosen payment method when You made your Booking, We will automatically take payment from You using your original payment method. If there has been a change to the Rental Charges due to changes in the exchange rates and additional amounts are payable, We will contact You before taking payment. Please see further paragraph 8.1 below; or
8.9.2 if You did not authorise Us to take payment from your chosen payment method for these amounts when You made your Booking, You will need to make these payments either by using the
payment feature within your account on the Site or by contacting Us by telephone using the number in the Contact Us section below.
9 Interest, Cancellation and Housekeeping Bond
9.1 If You do not make any payment to Us by the due date We and/or Owners may charge interest to You on the overdue amount at the rate of five percent (5%) a year above the base lending rate of the Bank of England from time to time. This interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until the date of actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. You must pay Us interest together with any overdue amount.
9.2 If the balance of Rental Charges is not paid by You on the due date, then at our absolute discretion, You may be deemed to have cancelled the booking and We shall retain the Deposit and Booking Fee.
9.3 Please note some Owners may charge a 'good housekeeping bond', which will be included alongside the charges quoted to You during the Booking process. The Owner will communicate directly with You to collect and (if appropriate) return this bond. We have no control over the payment or return of such bonds by the Owner.
10 Cancellation and Your right to transfer a Booking
10.1 Please check all the details in your Booking Confirmation promptly after receiving the confirmation and tell Us as soon as possible if You think We have made any mistakes or errors with your Booking.
10.2 Please contact Us directly if You would like to amend your Booking. If an Owner agrees to amend the Booking, additional charges including additional Rental Charges and/or an administration fee may also be payable to cover Our costs of making the amendment. This does not affect your legal rights.
10.3 A booking can only be cancelled prior to the first day of the Holiday Period.
10.4 After You receive your Booking Confirmation, if You wish to cancel the booking You must notify Us in writing (“Cancellation Notice”).
10.5 In the event that a Cancellation Notice is received by Us, a cancellation charge is payable depending on the number of days before the first day of the Holiday Period. The amount payable is set out below:
Number of days before the first day of the Holiday Period
Cancellation Charge (as a percentage of the Rental Charges)
0 - 13 days
14 - 27 days
28 - 55 days
56 days or more
10.6 You may not transfer your Rental Contract to another person. If You do not stay at the Property during the Holiday Period but your Guests do, You will still be legally responsible for all your obligations under the Rental Contract and these Booking Conditions and your Guests' compliance with them.
11 Cancellations of your Booking by Us and Owners
11.1 We may cancel your Booking on an Owner's behalf if:
11.1.1 We become aware of any health and safety or quality-related issue with the applicable Rental Services or Property or its immediate surroundings (for example contamination to the Property's water supply);
11.1.2 Our agency agreement with the relevant Owner terminates due to a breach by the Owner.
11.2 An Owner may cancel your Booking due to circumstances or events outside their reasonable control.
11.3 If We or an Owner cancels a Booking in accordance with this paragraph 10, We may (but are not obliged to):
11.3.1 arrange alternative accommodation for You and your Guests of an equivalent type and standard in a similar location. We will not be liable for any costs associated with arranging alternative accommodation and such alternative may be subject to the payment of additional charges by You if the Rental Charges for the alternative are higher than those under the cancelled Booking; and/or
11.3.2 obtain a refund from the relevant Owner of any amounts paid by You to that Owner in relation to the cancelled Booking.
12 Your responsibilities
12.1 You must make sure that all the information You provide to Us in connection with your Booking is true, accurate, current and complete. If any of your details change (e.g. email address, postal address), You must promptly update your details.
12.2 You accept financial responsibility for all transactions made under your name or account.
12.3 You promise to Us and to each Owner that during the Holiday Period:
12.3.1 that the number of people and pets occupying the Property will not exceed the number stated on in your Booking Confirmation;
11.3.2 that the Property will be used solely for the purpose of a holiday by You and your Guests;
12.3.3 that You will (and ensure that your Guests will) show all due consideration and respect for any Owners and their representatives and neighbours or other persons or parties that have a connection with the Property. This includes refraining from abusing your stewardship of the Property or dangerous, offensive, violent or anti-social behaviour towards such persons or parties;
12.3.4 that You will (and ensure that your Guests will) use the Property and Rental Services lawfully, will not abuse any facilities provided as part of the Rental Services and will comply with any health and safety or other policies or instructions notified to You by Us or the Owner in connection with the Property or Rental Services;
12.3.5 to allow the Owner or his representative to access the Property at any reasonable time during the Holiday Period provided the Owner provides reasonable advance notice (except in emergencies);
12.3.6 to keep the Property and all furniture, utensils, equipment, fixtures and fittings in or on the Property in the same state of repair and condition as at the commencement of the Holiday Period
and to ensure that at the end of that period the Property is left in the same state of order and cleanliness in which it was found. The Owner (or Us acting on their behalf) may make an additional, reasonable charge for professional cleaning after your and your Guests' occupancy as may be required to return the Property to its original state of cleanliness and tidiness;
12.3.7 to report as soon as possible to the Owner (or his representative) any breakages or damage caused by You or your Guests during the Holiday Period. Without affecting any other remedies that the Owner has under the Rental Contract, You promise to fully reimburse the Owner for the cost of replacement or repair for such breakages or damage. We may collect such payments on the Owner's behalf; not to allow any person other than You and your Guests to use the facilities and amenities of the Property without the express permission of the Owner; and
12.3.8 to notify all Guests before the Holiday Period starts of your and their obligations under this paragraph 11.3.
12.4 Holiday Periods are for a maximum of four weeks and commence at 3.00pm on the first day of the Holiday Period and end at 10.00am on the last day of the Holiday Period unless You have selected alternative check-in and check-out dates during the Booking process (as detailed in your Booking Confirmation) or agreed otherwise with the Owner;
12.5 The Rental Period cannot be exceeded unless Wight Holiday Lettings give written approval. The Customer will be liable for any cost of whatever nature incurred because of an unauthorised extension.
12.6 You will be responsible for all Guests stay

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