North House, a Grade 11 listed townhouse in the conservation area of Cowes Old Town, and a member of the Mr & Mrs Smith stable, has been converted into a fourteen bedroom stylish boutique hotel.
My room with the decor in shades of pale grey, on the first floor of what used to be a theatre (although I would never have known it) had views of the sea. Outside in the garden there is a heated swimming pool. Open fires warm the reception rooms, while the restaurant has an open plan kitchen on one side with the other looking out onto a terrace where diners can enjoy their meal, weather permitting.
Dogs are welcome, and get their own bed although there is a charge of £15.00 per dog, per day. The hotel is close to the high street where there are shops, restaurants, and a marina.
North House, Sun Hill, West Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7HY.
T. 01983209 453
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