From £190 per night
Houseboat on the Isle of Wight: Overlooking the picturesque harbour of Bembridge, our beautiful hand-crafted houseboat awaits. With an everchanging view, this is the perfect place to immerse yourself into coastal heaven.
From the moment you step on board you will fall in love with this stunning houseboat. The name was carefully chosen by the owners, who found inspiration from the family of Oystercatchers who you'll often find sitting at the end of the pontoon. A private gated entrance leads into a pretty gravelled garden area. The houseboat can be accessed over a ramp which can change level depending on the tide. This takes you to the blue porthole door which opens into the upper floor living space which is simply flawless. Decorated in beautiful, muted pastel shades, the colours marry perfectly with the hues of the ocean outside, giving a nod to the creative talents of the owners. The sleek kitchen and fantastic dining table provide the perfect sociable space to gather around and plan the days' adventures. Super comfy sofas encourage you to relax and unwind. Light the wood-burner and embrace the warmth of the flickering flames on cooler evenings. In an enviable position overlooking the pretty harbour of Bembridge, your eyes will be drawn to the view from dawn til dusk.
Take a seat outside and watch the tide ebb and flow. During your time on the water, you will become very in tune with your natural surroundings throughout your stay. At low tide the boat sits on the floor of the harbour and as the tide rises so will Oystercatcher (the view becomes even more impressive as the water flows into the harbour). With this gentle movement you will become aware of the boat's settling noise. This will last around 45 minutes and it occurs at low tide and high tide. From the deck you can watch the resident swans glide past or perhaps admire the unique charm of neighbouring boats, this really is an idyllic location.
Take the stairs down from the entrance hall and discover three fabulous bedrooms, all decorated in blue hues and shades of white. The master bedroom is heavenly, with a super king-size bed and luxury linens. The en-suite shower room is the perfect place to wash your salt kissed skin after a day on the water. The two other twin bedrooms are decorated using the same ocean inspired colour palatte with fabulous bed linens for added luxury. The family bathroom is the place for a relaxing soak in the bathtub.
Set in a row of eclectic houseboats moored side by side, this charming location gives direct access for paddle boarding or kayaking at high tide, but if that all sounds a bit tiring then take a seat on the deck with a good book and G & T. Oystercatcher provides the best of both worlds. This simply fabulous houseboat is the perfect holiday home for families looking for something a little different, or for a group of friends looking to escape the everyday and enjoy a luxury break. Oystercatcher really is the perfect place for a unique getaway.
Out and About
Bembridge village is a short stroll away and has everything you will need for your holiday. With a collection of shops including a traditional bakery and fishmonger, you may never need to use the car. Bembridge is also home to the islands famous Woodfords Butchers. Locals travel for miles to buy their meat from here. If the chef fancies a night off, there are plenty of options when it comes to dining out. Including several pubs serving hearty meals, restaurants, and takeaways. Bembridge has the only remaining windmill on the island and no visit would be complete without a trip here. The iconic lifeboat station is much photographed and hard to miss if you spend time discovering the miles of clean, sandy beaches.
For walkers, the island has a myriad of footpaths to follow, all beautifully maintained and if you are lucky, you may even spot one of the native red squirrels who thrive on the island. A little further afield the more well-known attractions such as the Needles and Osborne House await, there really is something for everyone here.
However you plan to spend your time during your escape to the Isle of wight, Oystercatcher will capture your heart from the very moment you arrive.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV and wood-burner. Induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Lower Ground Floor
Bedroom 1 with super-king double bed (6') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Utility-cupboard with washing machine
Please supervise children at all times. Take care on the pontoon and ramp as it is steep in places and can be slippery when wet and change level depending on the tide. The staircase is steep and has a slight head restriction. Please note as Oystercatcher is a houseboat and situated on a harbour, there may be noises and surrounding noises from houseboats and the harbour.
Availability, reservations and pricing: From £190 - £383 per night
Bed linen and towels are included in the price. There are no extra charges for cots or high chairs where they are listed in the property description on the website.
A non-refundable booking fee of £40 is payable per booking.
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