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Apse Manor Forge Cottage

Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
VE 4 star Gold
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 with a coveted Visit England 4 star Gold award
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 spacious 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 small double, 1 twin
  • 1 shower room and WC
  • Gas hob, combination microwave oven with grill, fridge and freezer
  • 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 Honor.

Guest comments

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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Location

Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.
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