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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

  • Set in a peaceful hamlet take in the tranquil countryside with many walks from your door
  • A short drive from the historic village, amenities and sandy beach of Shanklin
  • Stunning, extensive gardens perfect for al fresco dining
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 with ice compartment, 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 with ice compartment (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
  • There is one step up into the front door and one step out to the patio from the double bedroom

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Wayne 22nd August 2020

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Charming cottage kept nice and clean and run by Jan and Barry who were great hosts and made us feel at home would highly recommend to anyone wishing to have a cottage stay.

Reviewed by Sarah 8th August 2020

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The cottage was a great location , nice & quite but You do need a car to get about.

Reviewed by Ian 1st August 2020

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The owners, Barry and Jan, were very welcoming and friendly throughout our stay. The cottage is ideal as a base for great days out with all the amenities you need. Well be back!

Reviewed by Kim 25th July 2020

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The cottage is in a quiet, rural location, but is still close to Shanklin and Ventnor for restaurants and beaches and some lovely walks, recommended by our host, Barry. We also saw a couple of famous Isle of Wight red squirrels in the garden.

Reviewed by Amy 20th February 2020

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This was our first visit to Apse Manor Forge Cottage and it will not be our last! Jan & Barry were fantastic hosts and the cottage was beautiful. The surrounding garden was perfect for the children to explore safely in and the cottage itself was in a perfect location for all our trips out.

Reviewed by Susanne 15th February 2020

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This is a perfect sized property for two adults and two kids. We travelled over in storm Dennis and were very grateful for the warm welcome of the owners which included all our essentials. Great leisure centre nearby and a huge Morrisons. Trainline in nearby sandown gets you easily to Ryde and the fantastic bus service goes everywhere. Tapnell farmRead more park and the Needles were great. Hide

Reviewed by Kayleigh 26th October 2019

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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 Sarah 5th October 2019

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Reviewed by Christine 28th September 2019

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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 Marie-therese 14th September 2019

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Reviewed by Lesley 31st August 2019

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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 GINETTE 17th August 2019

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Reviewed by Hayley 10th August 2019

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

Reviewed by Michael 3rd August 2019

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Reviewed by Alex 20th July 2019

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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

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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

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First class place to base yourself to see the island !

Reviewed by Robert 8th June 2019

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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 Callum 1st June 2019

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Reviewed by Gareth 12th April 2019

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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 Maurice 1st April 2019

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Reviewed by Diane 28th December 2018

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

Reviewed by Sam 29th October 2018

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Reviewed by Shirley 29th September 2018

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Reviewed by Richard 15th September 2018

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This cottage is ideal for 3/4 people.It is very well equipped and is maintained to a high standard Jan and Barry who own the cottage are an exceptionally welcoming and helpful couple. The situation of the cottage close to Shanklin ,but in peaceful surroundings, makes this an ideal place to enjoy your holiday.

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Location

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