New Homes in Cowes, Isle Of Wight
Live the Cowes life
Whether you’ve lived on the Isle of Wight your whole life or you’re looking to take the leap across the Solent for a new way of island living, Cowes is a wonderful place to call home. And thanks to equally wonderful offers like our Movemaker initiative, you could stand to make a great saving on your new house.
Things to see and do in Cowes
Cowes has a rich maritime history, which you can explore at places like the Classic Boat Museum, the Sir Max Aitken Museum and the Cowes Maritime Museum and Library. Delve deeper into the area’s history at the East Cowes Heritage Centre and Cowes Castle, immerse yourself in artistic culture at Kendalls Fine Art Gallery and see the interesting artefacts at the Wight Military and Heritage Museum.
Cowes Week is probably the biggest event on the annual calendar, if not for the entire Isle of Wight, but you can go sailing year-round and enjoy an array of beautiful bays and beaches near Cowes. From Osborne Bay to Thorness Bay, the island’s northernmost point, Egypt Point, is another must-see.
Cowes Primary School is close to Northwood Park on Edinburgh Close, and rated as good by Ofsted. The same goes for Gurnard Primary just west of town and Lanesend Primary to the south. If your kids are a little older, they can attend local secondary Cowes Enterprise College, which is a mixed school for children aged 11 to 19. This is the only secondary in the local area, but it’s ranked as good by Ofsted so it’s a strong school for your kids to go to.
Cowes transport links
Cowes is home to a ferry terminal which offers services to Southampton, while the A3020 road links the town to Newport, which is only 10 minutes away in the car. It takes double that to drive round to East Cowes, with a quick ferry often the better option. In the absence of any train stations nearby, you can use the local bus routes to get around if you don’t have a car.
The Cowes property scene
House prices in Cowes are higher than the average across the rest of the Isle of Wight, showing there’s a strong property market in the town. The market’s also incredibly diverse, offering everything from 1 bedroom chalets, bungalows and flats, to spectacular waterfront properties with incredible sea views that fetch well over a million pounds.
If you want to buy a new build home, you can also find some superb houses in the Shide area of Newport. Wherever you’ve got your eye on, don’t forget about offers like our Part Exchange scheme to ensure you get the best possible value from your move.