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Apse Wood Cottage

Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
VE 5 star Gold
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spectacular, Grade II listed, four-bedroom cottage for up to nine guests
  • A short drive to the shops and seaside restaurants of Shanklin
  • Expansive gardens with large lawns, al fresco dining areas, sun loungers and stream
  • Follow the footpath to the golden sands of Shanklin Beach
  • Close to the pretty village of Godshill
  • Regular bus service passes nearby
Property code: IC007

Get close to the great outdoors in this fabulous Grade II listed cottage in a leafy hamlet, 1.5 miles from the seaside town of Shanklin. Expect a comfortable and enjoyable stay for up to nine guests.

This charming Grade II listed cottage is situated in a quiet leafy lane in beautiful countryside, only one and a half miles from the centre of the small seaside resort of Shanklin, on the east coast of the Isle of Wight. Shanklin has a lovely sandy beach which gently slopes into the water, with a variety of restaurants, shops and traditional seaside entertainment. Apse Wood Cottage is set in over an acre of garden, surrounded by fields and woodland bursting with great walks and cycle trails. Footpaths and bridleways lead from close to the cottage to the coast at Shanklin and there is a particularly scenic trail across fields and downs to Ventnor, boasting panoramic views across Sandown Bay. The pretty village of Godshill is within a five minute drive and here, there is a friendly public house serving food, teashops and a hill top church.

Apse Wood Cottage, dating from the late eighteenth century, is an impressive and elegant property which used to form part of the Manor House. It was divided some years ago to form an individual property with its own extensive grounds. The cottage is built of Island stone and has been furnished and equipped to a high standard to provide delightful accommodation for nine people in four bedrooms.

On the ground floor there is a superb open-plan fitted kitchen with a limestone tiled floor, bespoke wooden units, a large range style cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer (in barn); a charming dining area; a spacious sitting room with a wood burning stove; a light and airy double aspect room with large sumptuous sofas and arm chairs, flat screen television with Freeview, DVD player and iPod dock; a second sitting room with sofas and chairs and a television.

A beautiful oak staircase leads up to four well appointed bedrooms with garden views ; a light and spacious master bedroom with a king size bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, basin and shower; a second bedroom with a king size bed; a twin room and a triple bedroom with a bunk bed, a cabin style single bed and an en-suite shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC. In addition there is a family bathroom with bath, basin and WC, and downstairs WC. Two travel cots and high chairs can be made available as long as guest numbers including infants do not exceed ten. Central heating and electricity is without extra charge. WiFi internet is provided.

Apse Wood Cottage has tranquil and secluded gardens. There is a large lawn and open shrubberies at the front of the house, as well as a covered veranda. At the rear, there is a beautiful stone terrace with garden furniture and a barbecue so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine, plus a protected area with sun loungers. Steps lead down to large rolling lawns, extensive borders and a pretty area with a bridge over a winding stream - wonderful place to relax. Please be aware that the streams in the garden are unfenced, so children do need to be closely supervised. There is a barn where cars, bicycles or a small dingy can be parked undercover, plus parking in the drive for several cars. There is a regular bus service within five minutes walk.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms - 2 king-size, 1 triple with bunk beds and high level cabin bed and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom, 1 en-suite bathroom, 1 en-suite shower room and 1 ground floor WC
  • Range style cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility area in the barn with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner in lounge
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Parking for several cars in the private driveway outside the cottage
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Footpath to Shanklin Beach, 1.5 miles to the shops and seaside restaurants of Shanklin and walking distance to regular bus service
  • Storage for bikes and a small dinghy in the barn
  • TV/DVD in both lounges
  • Please be aware that the streams in the garden are unfenced
  • Not suitable for 9 adults
  • Sleeps 7+2 children

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Angela Whetter October 2017

Beautiful house and grounds. The house had everything we needed. Well equipped kitchen. Welcome pack exceeded any expectations. Beds comfortable. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We'll be back!

Reviewed by Valerie Wheater October 2017

A fabulous house with every home comfort and a generous selection of consumables awaiting us on arrival. The grounds are secluded with sunny terraces, a rippling stream and barbecue facilities. Beware of the steep drop from the house on to the lawn at the back if you have little children.

Reviewed by Bernie Garman August 2017

My family enjoyed our stay at Apse Wood Cottage which is a lovely cottage in a quiet location and worthy of its five star rating. The welcome hamper was a nice touch and we were lucky enough to see red squirrels in the front garden.

Reviewed by Elizabeth June 2017

Very well and thoughtfully equipped cottage. We appreciated the hamper of 'goodies' on arrival. We all enjoyed our stay and the lovely, peaceful setting.

Reviewed by Colin Agnew May 2017

We have just returned from our 4 day break at Apse Wood Cottage on the Isle of Wight where we had a brilliant time. It is wonderful house, very well equipped, beautifully decorated and we hope to return another time.. The gardens were also superb and both house and gardens were everything as shown on your web site. We were also very grateful for thRead moree welcome groceries left in the kitchen for our arrival. We would highly recommend this property to friends and also yourselves as Island Cottage Holidays. Hide

Reviewed by James Trapnell April 2017

Fantastic cottage, gardens lovely and great for the family

Reviewed by Stanley Dempsey September 2016

This is a beautiful house and garden with excellent accommodation- a short drive from Shanklin and the beach. It is very well equipped, spacious and attractively decorated. The children loved the games box and choice of dvd's. Food hamper much appreciated.. We would highly recommend this property.

Reviewed by William Oneill July 2016

we were thrilled with this property. there was everything you could want and we had a wonderful time. its a very special place and we will never forget it.

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