View towards the cottage which is positioned within pretty grounds
The lounge area with lovely features including the wooden ceiling beam
A handy kitchenette
The comfortable double bedroom which opens onto the patio area
A welcome twin room with a homely feel
The dining area, sociably positioned in the lounge area
The pleasant shower room, perfect for freshening up
The stunning surroundings
1 / 8  View towards the cottage which is positioned within pretty grounds
2 / 8  The lounge area with lovely features including the wooden ceiling beam
3 / 8  A handy kitchenette
4 / 8  The comfortable double bedroom which opens onto the patio area
5 / 8  A welcome twin room with a homely feel
6 / 8  The dining area, sociably positioned in the lounge area
7 / 8  The pleasant shower room, perfect for freshening up
8 / 8  The stunning surroundings

Apse Manor Forge Cottage

Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Take in the tranquil countryside from this two-bedroom cottage 
  • A short drive from the historic village, amenities and sandy beach of Shanklin
  • Stunning, extensive gardens that catch lots of sunlight
  • Garden furniture and BBQ for al fresco dining
  • Bus stop half a mile away, shop one mile away
  • Idyllic holiday retreat in a rural setting
Property code: IC006

Enjoy the peace and serenity of the countryside in this delightful single-storey cottage - sleeping up to four guests across two bedrooms - with all the amenities you need within a short drive.

This picturesque cottage is attractively situated in a peaceful rural hamlet in spectacular countryside. Located in a fantastic walking area with nearby footpaths leading to woodland and to the downs above Ventnor, the cottage is also only one and a half miles from the sweeping beach of Shanklin, a small coastal town with a variety of restaurants and entertainment. The neighbouring seaside towns of Sandown and Ventnor are within an easy ten-minute drive.

Apse Manor Forge Cottage is one of two cottages which surround a beautiful courtyard with a lily pond to one side. The cottage has been rebuilt and renovated with great care to the highest standards, and is double glazed and centrally heated. The front door opens into a light and spacious open plan sitting room, with beams, a corner leather sofa, and a flat screen television with Freesat and DVD player. There is a pleasant dining area where meals can be enjoyed, and a fitted kitchenette, which is neatly hidden behind wooden doors, with 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 bedrooms - one twin room and a good sized double bedroom with a door opening onto a small, walled patio. A travel cot and high chair can be provided. Heating and electricity are at no extra charge and Wifi internet is 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 games such as cricket can be played. These gardens extend to five acres and are also used by the cottage owners.

Two cars can be parked in the drive at the front of the cottage and there is a locked space available for visitors wishing to bring bikes. The pond at the side of the courtyard is unfenced and children therefore need to be closely supervised. Within one mile of the cottage are a post office, shop and telephone, and there is a regular bus service half a mile away.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 shower room and WC
  • Gas hob, combination microwave oven with grill, fridge and freezer (A conventional oven is not provided).
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Towels available at an additional charge
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars on the paved driveway
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • 1 mile to the nearest shop, half a mile to the bus stop
  • Shanklin a short drive away
  • Secure storage for bikes
  • Gas BBQ available
  • TV/DVD in the lounge
  • The large pond is unfenced; children need to be supervised

This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kayleigh 26th October 2019

His was our fifth visit to Apse Manor forge. And its simply outstanding. Small but perfectly formed with hospitality second to none. The grounds are beautiful and its ideally situated to get to most of the isles tourist attractions within 30 mins. Jan and Barry always go over and above for their visitors in fact my eldest who is 6, told a man in thRead moree shop that wed come to the Isle of Wight just to see Jan and Barry! Which is very sweet that he thinks that. Hide

Reviewed by Christine 28th September 2019

Great time at the Forge Cottage. Everything in the cottage was of a high standard, thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our hosts, Barry & Jan were perfect. There if they were needed, otherwise left to our own devices. Excellent!

Reviewed by Lesley 31st August 2019

Apse Manor Forge Cottage is a lovely property, in a beautiful rural setting. It is very comfortable, perfect for 3/4 adults with plenty of wardrobe space in both bedrooms and a bright, well furnished lounge. Although there is no oven, there is a gas hob with four rings and microwave so perfectly possible to make simple meals although worktop space Read moreis limited. The hosts, Jan and Barry are very welcoming and maintain the cottage to a high standard. Thank you for a wonderful stay! Hide

Reviewed by Hayley 10th August 2019

Excellent!! Very clean very home from home, comfortable beds too!

Reviewed by Alex 20th July 2019

This tranquil barn conversion is up to date, fresh and spacious. The furnishings are all good quality. It backs onto a huge garden and farmland. Your hosts, if at home, are warm, friendly and very helpful. You are 5 minutes drive from supermarkets and only 10 minutes from Sandown beach. All the appliances worked faultlessly. The Internet speed is mRead moreoderate due to the remote location. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 6th July 2019

We had a great holiday the accommodation is very comfortable and the gardens are extensive. Jan and Barry are very welcoming and are great hosts we hope to visit again.

Reviewed by Ricky 22nd June 2019

First class place to base yourself to see the island !

Reviewed by Robert 8th June 2019

The cottage is ideally located in a beautiful tranquil area, however within easy travelling distance to shops and attractions. Quite near to easy going cycle tracks. Hosts Jan and Barry are very friendly and helpful. Welcome pack includes wine a nice touch.

Reviewed by Gareth 12th April 2019

The property is in a lovely location. A little out of town but a 20minute walk along footpaths gets you there. Equally lots of good walking directly from the house. The owners were very friendly and helpful. A very nice snug cottage. Kitchen area appeared small when first seen but is perfectly functional.

Reviewed by Diane 28th December 2018

Very comfortable and everything I needed. Hope to return. Jan and Barry, the owners were lovely. 5*

Reviewed by Andrew, Phil & Anne

Thank you very much for a lovely stay in your beautiful accomodation. So peaceful, tranquil, clean & comfortable

Reviewed by Jenny, Leigh , Joseph & Thomas

Lovely clean, cosy cottage in a lovely location. We've had a great week. Thank you.

Reviewed by Mr D Goodbourn

We've had a lovely week exploring the island. the cottage has been a perfect location for us, thank you Barry & Jan for your thoughtful touches.

Reviewed by Mr D Moore

Thanks for a very nice stay, enjoyed the week very much. Excellent property.

Reviewed by Mrs G Brand

What a wonderful week, we've been so blessed with the glorious weather and the cottage and grounds have been a delight. Thank you so much.

Reviewed by Mr & Mrs Wright

We've enjoyed our stay on the IOW - fantastic weather and comfy property

Reviewed by Stephen Jones June 2016

I would highly recommend the cottage it is in a beautiful part of the island and the cottage itself was of the highest standard.

Reviewed by Laura Chester June 2016

Barry and Jan were exceptionally welcoming, helpful and kind. Apse Manor Forge is beautiful, peaceful and has every amenity you could need or want. Lovely experience all round.

Reviewed by Lisa Woolgar November 2015

Beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting. Quiet and secluded, but five minutes from Shanklin. Had a weekend in November, "wintry" outside, but lovely and warm inside. If you fancy a few days (or longer) away over the coming months, I genuinely doubt you could find somewhere nicer to spend them!

Reviewed by Lesley Gray July 2015

The property was just what we required and was honestly represented in the website the I felt the photographs shown did not do the property justice. There is a magnificent garden! The owners are gems!

Reviewed by Roger King June 2015

Barry & Jan were fantastic hosts. Very informative & helpful, yet not intrusive. Everything you would want from a cottage holiday, with your own patio, laundry room & access to a wonderfully large garden. This lovely countryside accommodation was not far from Shanklin & some excellent pubs & restaurants. Excellent, excellent, excellent.

Reviewed by Paul Eatock April 2015

Had a wonderful break. The cottage was set in wonderful grounds & our children loved the setting. Barry & Jan made the stay very comfortable we would definately return. Location was brilliant, very relaxing and well placed to get around the island

Reviewed by Nicola Mitchell April 2015

Gorgeous place, lovely friendly owners

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