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A stunning 18th century Island stone cottage
The lounge with wood burner and a picture perfect view of the gardens
Cosy up next to the wood burner
The comfortable second lounge
This kitchen has the wow factor
A sociable space for meal times
An ideal spot for a good nights sleep
A tranquil bedroom overlooking the striking gardens
The triple bedroom with en-suite
A striking room with a high ceiling and beam
Beautiful furnishings
Large windows to admire the view through
Bathroom with shower over the bath
One of the shower rooms
An additional modern shower room
View towards the front garden
A haven to sit out in
Or maybe you would prefer to catch the sun in the private front garden
The setting
A beautiful, secluded rear garden
A stream runs along the back of the garden below the foliage
Lots of space to enjoy and play games
1 / 22  A stunning 18th century Island stone cottage
2 / 22  The lounge with wood burner and a picture perfect view of the gardens
3 / 22  Cosy up next to the wood burner
4 / 22  The comfortable second lounge
5 / 22  This kitchen has the wow factor
6 / 22  A sociable space for meal times
7 / 22  An ideal spot for a good nights sleep
8 / 22  A tranquil bedroom overlooking the striking gardens
9 / 22  The triple bedroom with en-suite
10 / 22  A striking room with a high ceiling and beam
11 / 22  Beautiful furnishings
12 / 22  Large windows to admire the view through
13 / 22  Bathroom with shower over the bath
14 / 22  One of the shower rooms
15 / 22  An additional modern shower room
16 / 22  View towards the front garden
17 / 22  A haven to sit out in
18 / 22  Or maybe you would prefer to catch the sun in the private front garden
19 / 22  The setting
20 / 22  A beautiful, secluded rear garden
21 / 22  A stream runs along the back of the garden below the foliage
22 / 22  Lots of space to enjoy and play games

Apse Wood Cottage

Shanklin, Isle of Wight
VE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Set in an acre of expansive gardens with large lawns, al fresco dining areas, sun loungers and a stream
  • A short drive to the shops and seaside restaurants of Shanklin
  • Perfect for keen walkers and cyclists by following the footpath to the golden sands of Shanklin Beach
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.

  • Only suitable for maximum of 7 adults and 2 children, not suitable for 9 adults
  • 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

Set in a secluded spot in the south of the Isle of Wight, the property is 2.5 miles to the nearest family-friendly pub. It's a beautifully rural walk, however, and offers pub grub and a cold pint at the end of it. Pack your walking boots or bikes and get to know the luscious surrounding area. You'll also find yourself a mere 2 miles away from one of the island's most popular holiday destinations, Shanklin. This charming seaside town feels like a step back in time, with its old village full of thatched buildings, independent gift shops and unique tea rooms. As it's just 2.5 miles from the beautiful sandy Shanklin Beach, you'll no doubt find yourself spending a lot of time there. The stunning sandstone cliffs offer a remarkable backdrop, and you can also partake in a bit of sailing, surfing, windsurfing or paddleboarding in the calm Channel waters. All of this is only made better by the island's delicate micro-climate which sees much more sunshine than mainland England. Don't forget your bucket and spade!

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by ANN 16th October 2020

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Large house and garden Ideal for intergenerational family visits

Reviewed by Bonnie 25th September 2020

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We had a wonderful time in Apse Wood Cottage, there was everything you could need and more. It was spotless and beautiful and we all cannot wait to come back.

Reviewed by Jeana 11th September 2020

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Reviewed by Sydney 21st August 2020

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There were 3 generations aged from 4 to 71 years. This cottage delighted us all. It was spacious and comfortable with character and all the modcons . The grounds were amazing.

Reviewed by Janet 14th August 2020

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Wonderful house , everything you needed .

Reviewed by Pauline 24th July 2020

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Amazing property! Catered for all our needs from 3 to 74 years old! Beautiful location and stunning child friendly garden. We are looking at booking it again next year. I have already passed the details to friends and family who are keen to visit

Reviewed by Daniel 4th October 2019

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Reviewed by Scott 27th September 2019

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A great cottage in a very quiet location, in a central place to all of the attractions on the island. A very spacious cottage with a home from home feel. The cake and milk upon arrival was much appreciated. We also liked the choice of books and dvds as well.

Reviewed by Janice 19th July 2019

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Absolutely beautiful cottage, clean and very comfortable for 7; in a great location with loads of garden space to relax or play hide and seek. Everything you could need for your stay has been thought about and catered for in the cottage. Would highly recommend the cottage and location. You really do need that torch if arriving late at night for theRead more first time. Clean and tidy upon arrival, much appreciated welcome pack especially if arriving late in night. We would return to cottage again. Hide

Reviewed by William 12th July 2019

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As I wrote in guest book - Perfect house, perfect gardens, perfect weather - Just Purrfect. On arrival we were welcomed by a spotless home, very well equipped, and the complimentary food provisions were exceptional - a very nice touch to the start of our holiday. The well maintained gardens gave a relaxing feel to be enjoyed by all. A fabulous holRead moreiday home for our three generations. Many thanks. Hide

Reviewed by John 5th July 2019

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The cottage is in a quiet location perfectly situated for many of the Island's attractions. A sense of home from home was prevalent as all amenities were available.

Reviewed by Anne 28th June 2019

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Reviewed by David 10th May 2019

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The house was charming: stylish, peaceful and functional. Its garden was a delight at this time of year, being full of rhododendrons and blossom. The kitchen was superb.

Reviewed by Jennifer 3rd May 2019

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Reviewed by Nripendra 26th April 2019

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The cottage is very spacious, comfortable & very well communicated. It is secluded, garden is a paradise. We like to go again & again when we will get time. it's very well maintained also.

Reviewed by Hayley 19th April 2019

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Reviewed by RACHEL 12th April 2019

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Absolutely beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings, with available walks fron the house. Appealed to all ages in our family from 4 to 92!

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A stunning 18th century Island stone cottage
The lounge with wood burner and a picture perfect view of the gardens
Cosy up next to the wood burner
The comfortable second lounge
This kitchen has the wow factor
A sociable space for meal times
An ideal spot for a good nights sleep
A tranquil bedroom overlooking the striking gardens
The triple bedroom with en-suite
A striking room with a high ceiling and beam
Beautiful furnishings
Show 10 moreLarge windows to admire the view through

Location

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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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