Cowes Week - new build developments on the Isle of Wight

Posted 5 August 2016 by Helen Christie

Cowes Week is an eight day sailing regatta, held each year on the Isle of Wight...

Cowes Week is a key highlight of the British sporting summer, and is one of the UK's longest running and most successful sporting events. It has been held in early August every year since 1826, except during the two world wars.

Traditionally, Cowes Week takes place during the first week of August, although occasionally the traditional dates are changed to ensure optimum racing, taking into consideration the tides or, as in 2012, to avoid a clash with the Olympic Games.  Over the years the event has attracted British and foreign royalty, and many famous faces.

WhatHouse? has put together a selection of new build developments on the Isle of Wight...

Silver Sands Court in Bembridge, Isle of Wight (McCarthy & Stone)

Silver Sands Court (McCarthy & Stone)Apartments are now selling at Silver Sands Court. This picturesque development is made up of 40 one and two bedroom Retirement Living apartments, located in the charming village of Bembridge, Isle of Wight.

Bembridge is on the Eastern most point of the Isle of Wight with shallow beaches offering safe bathing and the historic RNLI station which extends into the sea to the East of the village. Located to the west of the village is Bembridge Windmill, the only remaining windmill on the Island. The village centre has traditional small shops, which offer an excellent range of everyday goods from local fish to freshly baked bread.

View more on the Silver Sands Court development from McCarthy & Stone

Hawthorn Meadows in East Cowes, Isle of Wight (Barratt Homes)

Hawthorn Meadows (Barratt Homes)Whippingham Village, on the outskirts of East Cowes is home to our collection of modern two- and three-bedroom homes. Known for its royal connections to Queen Victoria, Whippingham has a quiet, rural feel with its rolling fields overlooking the Medina River. Ideally located with great links to Newport and a host of amenities in East Cowes it is proving a popular destination and it's easy to see why.

Whippingham offers great links to the whole of the Island via car or bus and with the car ferry nearby, trips to the mainland are convenient too. There's a whole host of amenities just down the road in East Cowes. The Isle of Wight is famed for its mild climate and beautiful landscapes and with a full calendar of events throughout the year, you'll never be short of things to do.

Find out more information on Hawthorn Meadows from Barratt Homes

Bluebell Meadows in Newport, Isle of Wight (Barratt Homes)

Bluebell Meadows (Barratt Homes)This multi-award winning collection of eco friendly two- and three-bedroom homes in Newport has been repeatedly recognised for design and quality standards. Enjoying an elevated position over Newport and backing on to a beautiful, purpose-built country park with ponds, brooks and its own orchard, Bluebell Meadows offers the best of both worlds for convenience and location.

Locally there's an array of shops, bars and restaurants as well as a cinema and an excellent multi purpose sports and leisure centre. Being at the heart of the island, getting around is easy and you're in prime position to enjoy everything the island has to offer, whether it be one of its 67 beaches, Cowes Week or its numerous festivals and fetes that take place throughout the year.

View more about Bluebell Meadows from Barratt Homes

Somers Brook Court in Newport, Isle of Wight (McCarthy & Stone)

Somers Brook Court (McCarthy & Stone)If you're looking to live in a beautiful new apartment that you own but also want the peace of mind knowing that support is on hand, Somers Brook Court could be the answer. This elegant development of 58 one and two bedroom Assisted Living apartments for the over 70s is located close to the heart of Newport, the county town of the Isle of Wight.

Somers Brook Court is located within 850 metres of the High Street, where a vast selection of popular stores such as Doris Pink's Florist, Hancock's Fishmongers and a chemist can be found. Recent developments in the town have included a new bus station and retail complex housing a range of high street stores. It is now home to the central bus terminus linking it with all routes on the island.

Find out more about Somers Brook Court from McCarthy & Stone


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