4 star self catering holiday cottage at Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Apse Manor Forge Cottage

Shanklin Cottage Isle of Wight

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Cottage Summary
4.7 stars cottage rating
4.7 / 5 Stars
19 guest ratings

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
This delightful cottage is very attractively situated in a peaceful rural hamlet in beautiful countryside but is only 1.5 miles from the lovely sandy beach of Shanklin, a small coastal town with a variety of restaurants and entertainments. The neighbouring seaside towns of Sandown and Ventnor are within an easy 10 minute drive. The cottage is in a good walking area with nearby footpaths leading to woodland and to the downs above Ventnor. Apse Manor Forge Cottage has availability and prices for self catering holidays in 2015.

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1 WC
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Apse Manor Forge Cottage - Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Apse Manor Forge Cottage - Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Apse Manor Forge Cottage - Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Apse Manor Forge Cottage - Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Apse Manor Forge Cottage - Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Apse Manor Forge Cottage - Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Apse Manor Forge Cottage - Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Apse Manor Forge Cottage - Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Apse Manor Forge Cottage - Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Apse Manor Forge Cottage, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 7PN

Isle of Wight » East » Shanklin

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(Jul 2014) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Beautiful disabled person friendly cottage in a lovely peaceful location yet within easy reach of everywhere. Jan and Barry the owners were friendly, helpful and provide absolutely everything you need for a comfortable stay. Their gardens are beautiful and we loved watching the red squirrels. Perfect! Overall Rating: 5 Stars

(May 2014) 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating


Overall Rating: 4 Stars

(Aug 2013) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Apse Manor Forge is such a great place to stay.The accommodation is first class,the owners very friendly and obliging and the area so pretty and peaceful. We were lucky to watch the baby ducklings and Red Squirrel during our stay. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

This delightful cottage is very attractively situated in a peaceful rural hamlet in beautiful countryside. The cottage is in a good walking area with nearby footpaths leading to woodland and to the downs above Ventnor. The cottage is only 1.5 miles from the lovely sandy beach of Shanklin, a small coastal town with a variety of restaurants and entertainments. The neighbouring seaside towns of Sandown and Ventnor are within an easy 10 minute drive.

Apse Manor Forge Cottage is one of two cottages which surround a beautiful courtyard with a lily pond to one side. The cottages have been rebuilt and renovated with great care, to the highest standards. Apse Manor Forge Cottage provides charming and comfortable accommodation which is double glazed and centrally heated. The front door opens into a delightfully light and spacious open plan sitting room with beams, a corner leather sofa, flat screen television/Freesat and DVD player. There is a pleasant dining area where meals can be enjoyed. The kitchen has been cleverly hidden behind doors which open back to reveal a fitted kitchen with a stainless steel sink, refrigerator; gas hob and a 'combi' microwave oven with a grill. (A conventional oven is not provided). A washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer are available in an adjoining external utility room. There is a newly equipped shower room with a built in shower, W.C. and basin. The cottage has two pretty bedrooms - one twin room and a spacious double bedroom with a door which opens into a small walled patio. A travel cot/high chair can be provided. Heating and electricity at no extra charge. Wifi internet available

The walled garden at the rear of the cottage faces south west and enjoys sunshine for much of the day. Garden furniture, an umbrella and a barbecue are provided. Visitors can also follow the path at the side of the cottage which leads up to extensive gardens with large areas of lawns and shrubs where visitors can stroll, games such as cricket can be played and there is a boule pitch. These gardens extend to 5 acres and are also used by the cottage owners.

Two cars can be parked at the front of the cottage. Special arrangements can also be made to use one of the garages adjoining the cottage and locked space is available for visitors wishing to bring bikes. The pond at the side of the courtyard is unfenced and children therefore need to be very closely supervised. Travel cot/high chair can be provided. Post office, shop and telephone 1 mile. Regular bus service ½ mile. It may be possible to arrange guided coastal and downland walks directly with the cottage owner during the period of your stay.

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Apse Manor Forge Cottage has ground floor accommodation and is a non smoking cottage. WiFi Internet is provided at Apse Manor Forge Cottage. Apse Manor Forge Cottage is available for weekly self catering holiday bookings from Saturday to Saturday. The normal arrival time at this holiday cottage is 14:30 and the normal departure time is 10:00. Short break weekend and midweek self catering holidays are available from 1st November 2014 to 18th December 2014, 5th January 2015 to 12th February 2015, 23rd February 2015 to 26th March 2015 and 2nd November 2015 to 17th December 2015.

For details on access to Apse Manor Forge Cottage for those with impaired mobility or disabilities please read the cottage access statement in the tab below.

We can book the ferry to the Isle of Wight for you at preferential prices and this can be added to your Isle of Wight holiday cottage booking. A quote will automatically be sent to you with the confirmation of your holiday.

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Apse Manor Forge Cottage Local Holiday Information Isle of Wight

Shanklin is most famous for the long beach of golden sand and historic village centre. This idyllic self catering holiday location is on the East of the Isle of Wight and has excellent access to the other beaches on the East coast. There are a number of shops and restaurants in Shanklin village or down on the seafront.

Shanklin has a number of worthy attractions including Shanklin Old Town with pretty thatched buildings and number of traditional small shops selling local produce and traditional sweets. A pleasent area of gardens is also found nearby and these can be enjoyed on the way down to the sea.

View sights and sounds from Shanklin with our Shanklin Holiday Sights and Sounds Video

Eating and Drinking In and Around Shanklin

Old Thatch Tea Shop
Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Old Thatch Tea Shop Isle of Wight

The Old Thatch Teashop is an award winning teashop – “Best Teashop on the Isle of Wight” & “Best Teashop on the Solent”. Our menu is varied with all our food being Homemade.

Website: www.oldthatchteashop.co.uk
Address: 4 Church Road, Shanklin, PO37 6NU
Telephone: 01983 865 587
Pencil Cottage Tea Garden
Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Pencil Cottage Tea Garden Isle of Wight

Pencil Cottage is a 17th Century thatched cottage nestled in the heart of Shanklin Old Village. The menu offers homemade fayre made from a wide range of local produce including fabulous locally caught crab.

Website: www.pencilcottage.co.uk
Address: 2 Church Raod, Shanklin, PO37 6NU
Telephone: 07766 917190
Pendletons Restaurant
Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Pendletons Isle of Wight

Pendletons is a superb family run restaurant located in the idyllic old village of Shanklin.

Website: pendletons.org
Address: 85 High Street, Shanklin, PO37 6NR
Telephone: 01983 868272
Morgan's
Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Morgan's Isle of Wight

We offer a selection of mouth-watering dishes, sourcing ingredients locally from the best of Isle of Wight produce to ensure optimum freshness and quality.

Website: www.morgansofshanklin.com
Address: 36 High Street, Shanklin PO37 6JY
Telephone: 01983 864900
The Crab Inn
Shanklin, Isle of Wight
The Crab Inn Isle of Wight

A beautiful thatched pub in the heart of the old village of Shanklin. When the suns out enjoy our front garden and rear patio.

Website: The Crab Inn Shanklin
Address: High Street, Shanklin, PO37 6NS
Telephone: 01983 862363

Pointers Inn, Newchurch - A popular public house for its food with locals and visitors alike. Pointers Inn, Newchurch Isle of Wight

Walking and Cycling

Cycle Route 7 - The marked cycle route number 7 passes close by and visits Ryde, Brading, Alverstone and Upton. For more information visit Isle of Wight Cycle Route 7.

Cycle Route 8 - The marked cycle route number 8 passes close by and visits Brading, Bembridge, St Helens, Seaview, Ryde and Upton. For more information visit Isle of Wight Cycle Route 8.

Cycle Route 11 - The marked cycle route number 11 passes close by and visits Sandown, Yaverland and Brading. For more information visit Isle of Wight Cycle Route 11.

Sandown to Newchurch Cycle Track - A flat cycle track runs from Sandown to Newchurch and passes close by. You can easily cycle to the beach at Sandown or head inland towards Newport where there are routes peeling off to Godshill, Wroxall, Cowes and most of the rest of the Isle of Wight. Find out more about Cycling on the Isle of Wight

Borthwood Copse - One of the best chances to walk and see red squirrels anywhere on the Isle of Wight. Borthwood Copse is a pretty woodland at Borthwood and is well known for the abundance of wildlife. You can view Borthwood Copse on Google Maps

Local nature reserve - Alverstone Mead and the SSSI of Alverstone Marshes are within a short walk of Newchurch. Follow the cycle track towards Sandown and you will cross the reserve along the way.

More holiday information at www.wightinfo.co.uk/shanklin

Holiday Attractions In and Around Shanklin

Foot Print Fossil Tours
Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Foot Print Fossil Tours Isle of Wight

For approx 2hrs our qualified Geologist will take you back through time, explain how the land beneath your feet has changed and will identify any fossils you find on the Dinosaur Island.

Website: www.footprinttours.co.uk
Address: Jurassic Jim, 22 High Street, Shanklin, PO37 6JY
Telephone: 01983 864577 / 077 9601 4004
Brading Roman Villa
Brading, Isle of Wight
Brading Roman Villa Isle of Wight

Get an insight into the lives of a Roman nobleman and see the ruines of his villa. The museaum allows you to walk around above the excavation site and look down on the preserved details.

Website: www.bradingromanvilla.org.uk
Address: Morton Old Road, Brading Isle of Wight, PO36 0PH
Telephone: 01983 406223
Borthwood Copse
Borthwood (nr Sandown), IoW
Borthwood Copse Isle of Wight

Borthwood Copse is a beautiful area of woodland at Borthwood (near Sandown, Alverstone and Newchurch). The woods are well known for their population of Red Squirrels.

Address: Car parking along Alverstone Rd
Garlic Farm
Newchurch, Isle of Wight
Garlic Farm Isle of Wight

The Garlic Farm nestled along a tiny country lane below the Downs near Newchurch. We welcome visitors to our farm, farm shop & café and for food lovers, garlic lovers and the curious.

Address: Mersley Farm, Mersley Lane, Newchurch, PO36 0NR
Telephone: 01983 868732
Sally's Riding School
Bembridge, Isle of Wight
Sally's Riding School Isle of Wight

Sally's Riding School is a well established riding establishment. We have a good selection of horses and ponies which enable us to take children and adults, experienced and novice riders.

Website: www.sallysridingschool.com
Address: Forelands Field Road, Forelands, Bembridge, PO35 5TR
Telephone: 01983 884023
Tackt-Isle Adventures
St Helens, Isle of Wight
Tackt-Isle Adventures Isle of Wight

Tackt-Isle Adventures provides equipment rental, tuition and everything you need for an adventurous activity on dry land or on the water. Join us for dinghy sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding, windsurfing, mountain biking and even Segway rides! Make the Island your playground.

Website: www.tackt-isle.co.uk
Address: St Helens, PO33 1YB
Blackgang Chine
Niton, Isle of Wight / Chale, Isle of Wight
Blackgang Chine Isle of Wight

Blackgang Chine is a popular theme park with rides, games and a maze to keep the whole family entertained.

Blackgang Chine is also thought to be the longest running theme park in the world and many generations of visitors remember it for the adventure and excitement it offers. Located just outside of Niton on the South of the Isle of Wight www.blackgangchine.com/

Seaview Wildlife Encounter
Seaview, Isle of Wight
Seaview Wildlife Encounter Isle of Wight

Leading the way with interactive wildlife adventures this multi-award winning park really stands out from the crowd! Tucked away on the NE Coast of the Island this hidden gem is a full day out for all the family packed with fun, hands-on wildlife activities and special V.I.P. Encounters. seaviewwildlife.com

East Isle of Wight Information

The East of the Isle of Wight is best known for its sandy beaches and traditional seaside holiday resorts. The coast on this part of the Isle of Wight has excellent opportunities for swimming, relaxing on the beach and enjoying a traditional family holiday by the sea. The beach resorts of Shanklin and Sandown are the more popular resorts on the coast but excellent beaches can also be found at Seaview, St Helens, Bembridge and Whitecliff. Details of beaches on the Isle of Wight can be found at www.wightinfo.co.uk/outdoors-activities/beaches

The East of the Isle of Wight also enjoys beautiful rural areas which are crisscrossed by numerous footpaths and cycle paths. A coastal path running the length of the East Coast and on around the Island allows walkers to enjoy the splendid seascapes and take tea in numerous cafes and restaurants along the way. View more East Isle of Wight Cottages

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Within 15 Minute Walk:

Sea/Beach: No
Walking Trail: Yes
Public Transport: Yes
Food Shop: No
Cycle Route: No
Public House: No

Apse Manor Forge Cottage Guest Book Comments

(Aug 2013) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

We had a delightful holiday here. The provisions in the fridge were a welcome touch - especially the wine! Everything was well thought out. The cottage being all on one level suited us well, one guest being nearly 92. Quiet location with lovely woodland walks nearby. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

(Jul 2013) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Very friendly welcome and very relaxing place to stay Overall Rating: 5 Stars

(Jul 2013) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Our 2nd visit to this property and once again it was perfect. Excellent accommodation in a lovely quiet area of the island with very pleasant hosts. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Tom, Lin and Karen (May 2013)

The cottage is very comfortable and has been the ideal location for discovering the Island. Many thanks for our guided walk to the top (nearly) of the Island and down through Bluebell Wood.

(Apr 2013) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Our second visit and hopefully not our last. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

(Oct 2012) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

My wife, myself and my sister-in-law had a most fantastic stay at the cottage. Our host Jan and Barry were very helpful and courteous. We will definitely be returning to Apse Manor Cottage in the future. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

(Jun 2012) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

This is a very clean and comfortable cottage,parking was very good. We would stay there again. We had a great week, we wish we could have stayed longer. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

(Jun 2012) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Service received by Island Cottage Holidays was first rate.Apse Manor Forge is an ideal holiday accommodation,very comfortable,with beautiful gardens.The owners were very friendly,and always ready to give advice on where to visit. We would stay there again. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

(Nov 2011) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Very enjoyable holiday in lovely surroundings in a pretty cottege,well-maintained, by its friendly owners. We can recommend it. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

(Oct 2011) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Oliver, Chris, Sid & Irene from Guestbook (Sep 2011)

Beautiful cottage and surroundings. Very comfortable, with all your needs. Special thanks to [the owners] for all their kindness

C Family from Guestbook (Aug 2011)

Thank you for [the Owners] for giving us the most wonderful time here and a beautiful cottage! We loved the garden. You are very kind and we would love to come again

(Aug 2011) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

A beautiful cottage and gardens, perfect for a family of four. Lovely hosts and fresh raspberries from the garden too, it far exceeded our expectations. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

C Family from Guestbook (Aug 2011)

The cottage was lovely and the garden was beautiful. The owners were very kind and recommended lots of things including the Garlic Festival which was fantastic. We had a great time here - thank you!

The S Family from Guestbook (Jul 2011)

Another great holiday - did not see the red squirrel this year, maybe next

Steve, Sally & Amy (Jul 2011)

The cottage is lovely and very comfortable. We have been made to feel very welcome and even had excellent weather too. A very enjoyable stay

(Jul 2011) 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

(Apr 2011) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

The owners are warm and welcoming. The cottage is very pretty, set in beautiful surroundings. The furniture is very comfortable and everything is very clean. The only holiday I've ever had where I have slept well. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

(Apr 2011) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

everything was completely perfect ;-) Overall Rating: 5 Stars

(Aug 2010) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

My husband and I took my 86 year old Mother to stay at the cottage and we all enjoyed ourselves immensely. The cottage is in a beautiful area, situated opposite the owners home and the whole area is kept very clean and tidy and looks beautiful. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. We would definitely go back and stay at this cottage. Thank you. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

(May 2010) 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Excellent setting, lovely cottage, The owners were very nice people. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

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Apse Manor Forge Cottage Access Statement and Disabled Access Information

The access statement is designed to help our guests with disabilities to choose a suitable self catering holiday cottage and check that the accommodation matches specific requirements. If you have any questions about disabled access in any of our holiday cottages please call us on 01929 481555.

INTRODUCTION

Apse Manor Forge Cottage is a holiday cottage situated in a peaceful rural hamlet in the countryside. The Cottage is all on one level but has a step leading into the lounge from the courtyard. It therefore has toilet facilities and a shower on that level.

PRE-ARRIVAL

  • All guests are provided with written directions to the cottage
  • Public transport is available 400 metres at the end of the lane.
  • The nearest town of Shanklin is about 1.5 miles away. There is a corner shop 1 mile away and Morrisons is only 1.5 miles away.
  • This access statement is available in the "Welcome File" in the cottage.

ARRIVAL AND CAR PARKING FACILITIES

  • The entrance to the courtyard has a gate which will be open.
  • There is car parking for 2 cars directly outside of the cottage on the flat courtyard which is paved.
  • Special arrangements can be made to use one of the garages adjoining the cottage.
  • There is lighting around the driveway and the cottage.

MAIN ENTRANCE.RECEPTION

  • The key to the cottage will be given to you by the owners who will welcome you. On the rare occasion they can't be there, you will be notified of alternative arrangements before arrival.
  • There is only one other outside door leading to a patio at the rear which is accessible from the double bedroom.
  • Your Welcome Pack will be on the dining table in the lounge.

PUBLIC AREAS - LOUNGE

  • The lounge is furnished with a leather L shaped sofa.
  • The room also has a dining area with table and four chairs.
  • The kitchen is cleverly hidden behind doors which open back to reveal a fitted kitchen with a stainless steel sink, refrigerator, gas hob and microwave oven with a double grill.
  • There is a TV and DVD with remote controls.

BEDROOMS

  • There are two bedrooms on the same level, one with a 5ft double bed and the other with two single beds. All bedrooms are carpeted.
  • The bedding is polycotton with duvets and non-feather pillows.

BATHROOM

  • The bathroom contains a shower, pedestal basin and the WC

SELF-CATERING KITCHEN

  • The kitchen is hidden behind doors in the lounge. The taps are screw on/off.
  • The worktop is at standard height.
  • Catering standard crockery is provided under the worktop together with glasses plates and cups. Pans and cooking pots/dishes are also there. The gas hob can be accessed from the front.
  • The microwave is on the wall above the worktops. The fridge is under the worktops.
  • A drawer in a large freezer is available in the utility room adjoining the cottage.
  • The kitchen is lit by spot lights. The flooring is oak.

LAUNDRY

The laundry facilities are in the utility room adjoining the cottage. There is a front loading washing machine and separate dryer. A washing line is also available in the garden. An ironing board and iron are also in the utility room together with a selection of books and local information.

GROUNDS AND GARDEN

  • There is a large unfenced pond adjoining the courtyard.
  • The large garden is reached by a sloping path adjacent to the cottage. There is a petanque pitch and boules available.
  • A courtyard for the guests is available adjoining the cottage, accessed through the
  • double bedroom, with patio furniture, umbrella and a barbeque.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • No smoking is allowed in the cottage
  • No pets or animals are allowed in the cottage
  • There is a fire blanket in the lounge behind the doors enclosing the kitchenette.
  • The large pond is unfenced, therefore children need to be supervised. We would recommend children being 4+ or babies under 12 months.

Contact Telephone and Email Address

Contact: Island Cottage Holidays, The Old Vicarage, Kingston, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5LH.

Telephone: (01929) 481555; Email: enquiries@islandcottageholidays.com

We welcome your feedback to help us continually to improve. If you have any comments please telephone or email Island Cottage Holidays.

Please note that all measurements quoted are approximate. All information is kept up to date but if there is a particular requirement of special importance to you we would ask you to contact us for clarification.

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