New homes in East Cowes

Make the Move

New homes in East Cowes are found on the Isle of Wight’s northern tip, where the River Medina meets the Solent, providing close proximity to its better-known neighbour. The Isle of Wight’s compact size means you can drive anywhere on the island within 45 minutes.

Leisure 

Known for its annual Cowes week, the area is a popular choice for those looking for a relaxed pace of life, with a golf course and sailing clubs among local services. Elsewhere on the island, you have the seaside towns of Sandown and Shanklin, sitting next to each other on the east coast, and the Botanic Gardens at Ventnor.  The area’s most famous landmark, Osborne House, is the former home of Queen Victoria.

Add to these some of the UK’s best beaches, wildlife parks, historic houses and coastal walks, and you’ll see that new homes in East Cowes offer a great outdoor lifestyle on your doorstep.

Shopping 

In Cowes, you’ll find the main local shopping area. Many of the independent shops cater for the sailing community, but there is a range of others and many cafés, making it a nice place to walk around or stop off for coffee. Sainsbury’s and Co-op supermarkets, banks and restaurants can all be found on and around the pedestrianised High Street. East Cowes has several shops of its own, including a Waitrose, post office, chemists and several restaurants and pubs, all a short walk from the waterside. 

As the largest town on the island, most well-known stores have their base in nearby Newport, less than a 20 minute bus ride from East Cowes. It’s also home to the island’s main hospital, St Mary’s, alongside a cinema and arts centre.

Transport

East Cowes is a great place to move if you want easy access to the UK mainland: Red Funnel car ferry services to Southampton run hourly throughout most of the year, and the Hythe Ferry passenger service takes a similar route to the Hampshire coast. The River Medina separates East Cowes from Cowes itself, making a journey time of around 25 minutes if you attempt to drive around it. You can avoid this by making use of the ‘floating bridge’ chain ferry which shuttles between the two towns from early morning until after midnight. You can go on foot for free, or take a car for a small charge, and the crossing takes just a couple of minutes.

The only rail line on the island runs down the east coast from Ryde to Shanklin, with Ryde around 20 minutes’ drive from East Cowes. Cycling is a popular alternative, and it’s easy to drive to the main towns, with Newport around 13 minutes away, Shanklin and Sandown within 25-30 minutes and Ventnor and Yarmouth 30-35 minutes away.

St George's Gate

St George's Gate

St George's Way, Shide, Newport, NEWPORT, ISLE OF WIGHT, PO30 2QH

  • 2 and 3 bedroom homes
  • £175,000 to £264,995
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Oakhill Gardens

Oakhill Gardens

Gravel Hill, Swanmore, SOUTHAMPTON, Hampshire, SO32 2UN

  • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £369,950 to £775,000
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Berewood Heath

Berewood Heath

Grainger Street, Waterlooville, WATERLOOVILLE, HAMPSHIRE, PO7 3BE

  • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £295,000 to £514,950
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Highgrove Gardens

Highgrove Gardens

Braishfield Road, Romsey, ROMSEY, HAMPSHIRE, SO51 0PB

  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £405,000 to £605,000
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Kings Chase

Kings Chase

Jermyns Lane, Braishfield, ROMSEY, HAMPSHIRE, SO51 0PB

  • 4 bedroom homes
  • £499,995 to £699,000
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Causeway Park

Causeway Park

The Causeway, Petersfield, PETERSFIELD, HAMPSHIRE, GU31 4LL

  • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £374,950 to £680,000
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Madgwick Park
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Madgwick Park

Madgwick Lane, Westhampnett, CHICHESTER, WEST SUSSEX, PO18 0PR

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The Furlongs, Westergate

The Furlongs, Westergate

Hook Lane, Aldingbourne, CHICHESTER, WEST SUSSEX, PO20 3TE

  • 2, 3 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £284,000 to £630,000
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Canford Paddock
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Canford Paddock

Magna Road, Bearwood, BOURNEMOUTH, POOLE, BH11 9UN

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Heritage Quarter

Heritage Quarter

Louisburg Avenue, Bordon, BORDON, HAMPSHIRE, GU35 0NE

  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £349,950 to £515,000
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