Stunning five-star property, offering elegant accommodation for eight guests, situated in the pretty Isle of Wight village of Shanklin, just a short walk from the village’s popular sandy beach.
This charming stone villa stands in the old village of Shanklin - a picturesque area with pretty thatched cottages, tea shops and a beautiful chine. The sandy beach for which Shanklin is renowned is within a five minute walk. The sand here gently slopes into the water - paddling, swimming and boating can be enjoyed, as well as crazy golf and a variety of seaside entertainments. Restaurants, public houses and the shops of the main part of town are all within a few minutes walk, plus a bus service and a train service which links with ferries to the mainland.
Chine Side has recently been skilfully restored to its former glory. It is a substantial property with tiled floors, marble and ornate fireplaces, deep carpets and several stained glass windows. It provides elegant accommodation with a traditional Country House feel, furnished and equipped to the highest standards. On the ground floor there is a dining room where more formal meals can be enjoyed; a wonderful sitting room with large leather sofas, a wood burning stove, flat screen television with DVD player and FreeSat, and French doors which open on to a balcony overlooking the garden; an attractive area for informal dining; a well-equipped fitted kitchen with wooden units, a double oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator; a utility area with a washer/dryer and freezer; a newly equipped shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC.
Stairs lead up to four beautiful bedrooms; a master bedroom with a king-size double bed and en-suite bathroom with a bath, hand shower, basin and WC; a second double room with an en-suite shower, basin and WC; a twin room with a zip and link bed which can be joined to form a super-king double bed; a fourth bedroom with a substantial full size bunk bed. Central heating and electricity are provided at no extra charge. WiFi internet is available. A cot and high chair can be provided. There is level access to Chine Side from the front of the property where there is parking for two cars behind impressive iron gates. Free parking for additional cars in nearby roads behind the house.
A door opens from the entrance hall to the south facing rear garden and stone steps leads lead down to a beautiful garden offering an oasis of tranquillity. A pretty stream flows through the garden and paths meander through different levels with secluded spots to relax, garden seats, water features and ponds amidst the well established shrubs, Acers and trees. There is a terrace with garden furniture and barbecue, and meals can also be enjoyed on the balcony overlooking the garden where a family of red squirrels are frequent visitors.
The accommodation of Chine Side is on two floors with level access from the front drive and exclusive use of the main garden. A third floor beneath the main house can be reached through a doorway to the side of the drive. From here a private external staircase leads down to a basement level apartment with a secluded terrace. The quiet couple who own the property have retained this for their own use. Chine Side makes a wonderful venue for Christmas and New Year as Shanklin Old Village is particularly attractive and festive at this time, and the house is decorated for Christmas with a tree and decorations.
Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.