A beautiful self-contained apartment with a high-quality kitchen complete with amenities, Fore and Aft offers great accommodation with style, all within a short walk of the restaurants, pubs and marinas. You can spend your days exploring the island and your evenings experiencing the culinary delights of Cowes.


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Fore and Aft is in a prime location on Fountain Quay adjacent to the Red Jet terminal and Yacht Haven in the centre of Cowes. Ideal for sailing breaks, to attend one of the many regattas or simply a relaxing holiday. This modern and well-equipped apartment is just a short walk from the numerous restaurants, pubs, shops and marinas.

Accommodation comprises of one double bedroom (bath with shower over), bathroom, open plan lounge with kitchen and dining area. Balcony and separate sun terrace on either side of the apartment with views across the marina, River Medina and the Solent. TV. DVD Player. Radio. Fridge. Washing Machine and Microwave. Bed linen included. Allocated parking space nearby. Open all year. Short break packages available. Children and pets not accepted.

Open: all year |  Minimum number of nights: 2 nights  | 3, 4, 5 & 7 nights can start any day



  • Check-in -  between 16:00 and 19:45, keys to be collected from the Red Jet Ticket Office
  • Check-out - by 10:00

Facilities included

  • WiFi 
  • Car parking (car reg no. must be provided upon check-in)
  • 2 Balconies with patio table and chairs
  • Hair dryer
  • Freeview TV and DVD player
  • On a main bus route

What's included


  • Bed linen
  • Gas 
  • Electricity
  • Towels and tea towels

What's not included 


      • Beach towels


Please note that smoking is not permitted in both the apartment and the outside space.

 We are delighted to partner with The Food Hamper based in Cowes to offer food hampers on arrival for your stay at Fore & Aft. The Arrival Hamper is included with a stay of 7 or more nights but now may be purchased when booking the accommodation for shorter stays.*

The Arrival Hamper contains all Island produce- £28 (substitiutes may be made due to supply availability):

  • Isle of Wight Coffee
  • Isle of Wight Tea
  • Isle of Wight Milk
  • Isle of Wight Butter
  • Isle of Wight Biscuits
  • Isle of Wight Eggs
  • Isle of Wight Tomatoes
  • Calbourne Watermill Jam
  • Island Bakers sourdough bread/baguette
  • Calbourne Classic Cake/Island Bakers Pastries

* To order an arrival hamper please add into your shopping basket when you select the accommodation - (this will automatically be arranged for stays of 7 nights or more)


For that extra bit of indulgence during your stay, The Food Hamper can also provide a delicious cheese platter for 2 people. For £20 the platter will include the following:

  • Any two cheeses: IOW Blue, Soft, Gallybagger or Gouda
  • 1 x pack of IOW Rye Crackers: Natural, Sesame, Poppy or Chilli
  • 1 x Borneo Pantry Chutney: paired best to suit your cheeses
  • 100g of Isle of Wight Tomatoes

The platter can be ordered directly with The Food Hamper by email or by phone


Payment Plan

We are currently unable to offer online payment plans, but if your journey is more than 60 days ahead with the value of your Red Funnel Holiday (Ferry + Accommodation) exceeding £200 and you wish to explore this option, please call us on 02380 019192 or email your request to holidays@redfunnel.co.uk

Fore and Aft Address: 7a Fountain Quay, Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7AR.

  • Numerous bars and restaurants 
  • Marinas
  • Northwood Park
  • Cowes Esplanade
  • Osborne in East Cowes - Retreat to Queen Victoria & Prince Albert
  • Wight Military and Heritage Museum in Northwood