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Chine Side Cottage

Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
No Dogs
VE 5 star Gold
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful five-star villa sleeping eight guests
  • Stunningly styled accommodation with careful attention to detail throughout
  • Pretty garden with several terraced seating areas, ideal for alfresco dining
  • Situated in the village of Shanklin, on the west coast of the Isle of Wight
  • Located next to the picturesque gorge of Shanklin Chine, which links the village to the beach
  • The perfect location for enjoying a relaxing seaside holiday, situated just a short walk from Shanklin’s sandy beach
Property code: IC033

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.

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin, and 1 bunk bedroom
  • Shower room with shower and WC
  • En-suite bathroom with bath, handheld shower, and WC to the king-size room
  • En-suite shower room with shower and WC to the double room
  • TV/DVD
  • Wood burner
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen, heating, and electric included
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Regret no pets
  • £250 security deposit payable prior to arrival
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars, plus additional roadside parking locally
  • Beach, pub, and shops within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Ken Wayman March 2018

Comfort is the watchword in this excellent property. Wonderfully warm in winter; superb hamper; excellent beds. Top grade. Wonderful location beside the Chine in Shanklin Old Village. Very highly recommended.

Reviewed by Ken Wayman April 2017

Real, five-star quality inside and out. Wonderful location in old-world village, near pubs and restaurants. Short walk to beach and wide open spaces. Very highly recommended.

Reviewed by Rachel Woolrych December 2016

You will not be disappointed. The house was immaculately clean and well stocked. A generous welcome hamper loved by all ages! The kids adored the garden, as did we. Definitely deserves 5 stars.

Reviewed by Sheena Day September 2016

A beautiful and elegant Victorian house furnished and equipped to a very high standard, with a lovely and unusual garden and a fabulous welcome hamper! It made our week on the Isle of Wight one of my best holidays ever. (And our 7th holiday in Shanklin!) Go if you can!

Reviewed by Martin Akehurst September 2016

We had a wonderful week in this lovely house and magical garden. From two years to seventy years it suited us all perfectly. The welcome hamper was greatly appreciated as were all the other touches.

Reviewed by Janice Watson July 2016

A lovely house in a very good location, with a wonderful garden. Spotlessly clean and with everything you could possibly need and much more besides.

Reviewed by Linda Tough July 2016

Beautiful house, spotlessly clean, had everything you could possibly want. The garden was amazing (had to keep an eye on the children in the garden due to steps). Great location, near to some very good pubs and restaurants. We definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Karen Pack April 2016

A truly wonderful house with every convenience necessary for our stay which included a toddler. The house was immaculate and its situation perfect on the edge of Old Shanklin. I recommend it without hesitation for parties of all ages. The three generations of our family had a fabulous holiday.

Reviewed by Judy Allen August 2015

We enjoyed our stay at Chine Side and appreciated the welcome pack

Reviewed by Christine Hughes June 2015

Great clean accommodation with good location. Beautiful garden (not particularly user friendly). Kitchen well equipped & ample towels & bedding provided. House well mantained. Driveway difficult to exit - suggest mirror. Overall had a restful week in Shanklin.

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