This cottage is positioned just steps away from Shanklin's Old Village
Cosy up in the lounge with something to read
Meals can be enjoyed in the dining room by the feature fireplace
The kitchen is quaint with a door to the gravelled courtyard garden
This calming double bedroom can be found on the first floor
A homely twin bedroom
Curl up on the comfortable sofas in front of the TV/DVD
Bathroom with a shower over the bath
1 / 8  This cottage is positioned just steps away from Shanklin's Old Village
2 / 8  Cosy up in the lounge with something to read
3 / 8  Meals can be enjoyed in the dining room by the feature fireplace
4 / 8  The kitchen is quaint with a door to the gravelled courtyard garden
5 / 8  This calming double bedroom can be found on the first floor
6 / 8  A homely twin bedroom
7 / 8  Curl up on the comfortable sofas in front of the TV/DVD
8 / 8  Bathroom with a shower over the bath

Rubstone Cottage

Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Quaint cottage in the heart of Shanklin Old Village within walking distance to beach
  • Enjoy swimming and water sports at Shanklin Beach
  • Short pathway leads to the picturesque old village centre with tea rooms, gift shops and highly regarded eateries
Property code: IC107

This quaint cottage lies just a few steps from the pretty centre of Shanklin Old Village, just a short walk down to the sandy beach. Perfect for families looking for a coastal retreat.

Rubstone Cottage stands on a quiet pathway, only a few steps from the pretty centre of Shanklin Old Village with its charming thatched cottages, small shops and public houses. The sandy beach of the seaside resort of Shanklin is only a five-minute walk away. Here, the sand gently slopes into the water and paddling, swimming and boating can be enjoyed. On the sea front are a variety of places to eat with spectacular sea views and traditional entertainments including amusements and crazy golf. Shanklin Chine provides an attractive route from the old village to the beach. The main centre of Shanklin provides shops, a supermarket, tea shops and restaurants. It also has good public transport links with direct access via the train to Ryde onwards to the mainland. Shanklin also benefits from a good bus service to various parts of the Isle of Wight.

Rubstone is a traditional stone semi-detached cottage. It is one of only four or five properties on a small pathway with no vehicle access. The cottage has been furnished and equipped with care to provide an attractive and comfortable place to stay which is centrally heated and double glazed. On the ground floor there is a sitting room with a sofa, arms chairs, flat screen television with Freeview and DVD player; a separate dining area with a window overlooking the courtyard; a compact kitchen equipped with an electric cooker and gas hob, microwave and refrigerator. In a separate outbuilding there is a washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.

Fairly steep stairs lead up to two charming bedrooms - one double and one twin room, plus a bathroom with bath, overhead shower, basin and W.C. A stair gate is available and arrangements can also be made for a travel cot and high chair to be provided on request. Wifi internet, central heating and electricity are without any additional charge. The cottage has a small courtyard style garden which is laid to gravel, walled and gated with garden furniture so that meals can be enjoyed outside. A complimentary car parking permit is provided by reimbursement for one car for the period of visitors stay - car park within a two-minute walk. This car parking ticket enables visitors to also park in other council car parks throughout the Isle of Wight including Shanklin Esplanade.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

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

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave and fridge
  • Outbuilding with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • A selection of board games, puzzles, books and DVD's
  • A parking permit for one car in the nearby car park for the length of your stay can be reimbursed
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pub, shops and beach within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • A couple of deep steps lead down from the path with one shallow step up into the entrance door 
  • There is a sloped ceiling in the bathroom and two steps from the dining room to the kitchen

This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lesley 15th February 2020

Great cottage. Brilliant location. Comfy beds and sofas. Nice to have central heating.

Reviewed by Lynne 28th December 2019

Location good for local shops. Good for the beach if you are fit as steep walk back up to the cottage. Small kitchen but well equipped.

Reviewed by Keith 7th November 2019

Lovely location and very quite in Shanklin Chine, Pubs very very close serving wonderful food also lovely fish and chips shop very close

Reviewed by Barbara 10th October 2019

The position in Shanklin was just perfect, especially for the Shanklin Chine right on the doorstep. Staff in the pubs and shops were very friendly and welcoming. Everywhere was beautiful. The only problem was acquiring a visitors permit in Vernon Meadow car park without an IPhone; it took quite a few phone calls! But achieved it eventually!

Reviewed by Jon 27th July 2019

This cottage is a little cosy in places (i.e. main bedroom and bathroom). However, it is in a truly fantastic location and the large dinning space is brilliant for a family.

Reviewed by Susanne 13th July 2019

A nice location in the heart of Shanklin, near to the wonderful beach and with several shops and Cafs and restaurants in the neighboorhood.

Reviewed by R 1st June 2019

It's worth knowing that it isn't possible to park near the cottage to unload, so guests need to unload from the car park up the hill and across the (narrow and pretty busy) road. That's because the cottage itself is pleasantly tucked away up a small alleyway, so is very quiet to the extent that you wouldn't really know you were near the road. AsidRead moree from that, we enjoyed our time there. Very handy for the local shops, pubs and restaurants, and for those in the main town. Good bus links too. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 11th May 2019

Lovely well equipped cottage. Good location for access to facilities. Parking very near so not a problem. Good value for money.

Reviewed by Lisa 1st October 2018

Superb little cottage just off the high street. It has everything you need to have a great holiday, a lovely little home from home.

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