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Groom Cottage - Shanklin

Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
VE 5 star Gold
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Five-star Grade II listed stone cottage sleeping four guests
  • Attractive single-storey period property, a stylishly converted stable with well-maintained original features
  • Situated on a small complex of properties clustered around a shared courtyard
  • Private walled garden with mature plants, seating area, lawn, and summerhouse
  • Located just outside the seaside town of Shanklin with its old village and beach
  • Excellent location near to the Isle of Wight’s south coast, within short driving distance of Ventnor and Sandown
Property code: IC055

Handsome Grade II listed stone cottage, offering spacious five-star accommodation for four guests, located in a quiet hamlet situated 1.5 miles outside the pretty seaside village of Shanklin.

This Grade II listed stone cottage has been sympathetically converted from the former stables of the nearby Apse Manor. It nestles within an enclosed courtyard, approached through a grand arched entrance. The original building dates back to 1695, and period stone door surrounds and lintels can be seen on its south elevation. Deceptively spacious, Groom Cottage has thick stone walls, wooden beams and an attractive appearance with four gables. It is one of a small number of cottages around an inner courtyard and has its own secluded and enclosed walled garden, making it safe for both children and pets. It is very pleasantly situated in a peaceful, rural hamlet with footpaths leading to adjacent fields and woodlands. More extensive paths lead to the downs above Ventnor. The cottage is only one and a half miles from the coastal resort of Shanklin, with its wide sandy beaches, thatched tearooms, floodlit chine, restaurants and shops. The other seaside towns of Sandown and Ventnor are also within an easy ten-minute drive.

Groom Cottage has been renovated to a high standard and has been attractively furnished and equipped with quality items throughout. Where possible, original features have been retained and the charm of the cottage is enhanced by the beams and exposed stone walls in many of the rooms. It is centrally heated and has luxurious, thick cream pile carpets throughout most of the property. The accommodation is light and deceptively spacious. The family-sized kitchen has a tiled floor, modern fitted units with soft close mechanisms, and fully integrated Neff and AEG appliances including a gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, washer, dryer, fridge/freezer, plus a freestanding microwave. There is also a pleasant dining area where meals can be enjoyed. The spacious sitting room boasts large, comfortable sofas with big loose cushions, a flat screen HD television with Freeview and a DVD player. Visitors can relax in front of a gas, flame effect stove contained within a feature fireplace. French doors open into the garden which gives the room a pleasant summer feel. Between the kitchen and sitting room there are two internal steps.

The cottage has two attractive bedrooms furnished with sumptuous beds and roomy wardrobes. The large double bedroom with king-size bed has a second flat screen television, and the twin room contains beds that can be linked to form a super king-sized double bed. The bathroom has recently been fully refitted and contains a bath, luxury overhead twin shower system, basin, WC and towel warmer to heat the soft and snuggly bath sheets. Heating and electricity are free of charge. A telephone is provided for both incoming and outgoing calls and Groom Cottage has both wireless and wired broadband internet access. A cot and high chair can be provided.

Groom Cottage has a pretty walled garden at the front. This is paved in a courtyard style and has a small water feature, plus fragrant plants and shrubs that include jasmine, wisteria, honeysuckle roses and lavender. Reclining loungers, traditional garden furniture and a Weber barbecue are provided, as are outdoor tableware and glasses to make al fresco dining a regular and enjoyable event. Bicycles can be stored in the garden summer house. A private parking space for one car is just outside the garden gate.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 twin zip-and-link which can be made up as a super-king-size on request
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 small or 1 medium-sized dog welcome (not permitted in the bedrooms)
  • Pubs, shops and beach 1.5 miles
  • TV/DVD in lounge, and TV in super-king-size bedroom
  • Bike storage

This property is personally managed by Honor.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Laura Wrench August 2017

Amazing accommodation, exceeded our expectations and fell in love with the Isle of Wight.

Reviewed by Paul Rogerson July 2017

Groom Cottage goes above and beyond of what you would expect, even from 5 star accommodation. Seamless process from booking to leaving with everything you could want or think of including all doggie items. Spotlessly clean and comfortable. Nice welcome pack. Beautiful private sun trap garden.Would highly recommend.Thank you

Reviewed by Elizabeth Dear June 2017

A lovely cottage, clean and welcoming. Garden is perfect for dogs as it is well enclosed. An enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Paul Williams December 2016

The cottage was beautiful; well equipped and peaceful and a surprisingly comfortable bed! Would certainly visit again and would most definitely recommend it.

Reviewed by Claire Macleod September 2016

This was our first holiday with our Puppy. Lovely cottage with surprise welcome pack for us and the dog. Plenty of information and books on walks in and around the area and owners phone call on arrival with suggestions for days out a real bonus. Weather was fantastic

Reviewed by Mark Davies August 2016

Lovely, comfortable cottage, with attention to detail. Lovely garden to sit in with nice furniture and loungers available if the sun shines. Welcome basket on arrival was a nice touch, as were the fresh flowers. Would thoroughly recommend for a very relaxing break.

Reviewed by Keith Ward July 2016

A spacious and luxurious home with everything you need for a comfortable holiday. Situated in a very quiet location with easy access to all parts of the island. The best property we have ever stayed in.

Reviewed by Lorna Curtis May 2016

Really loved this warm, and extremely comfortable cottage, which was in a great location. The island is beautiful with superb walking. Super holiday, thank you.

Reviewed by Nicholas Platten November 2015

A really lovely cottage, loads of room, clean, warm and comfortable.

Reviewed by Jayne Moss October 2015

A wonderful cottage and perfect base to explore the island. Beautifully decorated. Everything you need to ensure a relaxing holiday.

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Location

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