Tucked into the heart of an area of outstanding natural beauty, Fircones is a cosy, purpose built holiday cottage which looks out over beautiful farmland towards Hoy Monument. Short drive to some of the islands wonderful beaches. With a comfortable master bedroom with a double bed and twin beds in the second bedroom, Fircones is ideal for families, cyclists, walkers and anyone who enjoys escaping to the country. Short drive to Ventnor, Freshwater and Newport.
“Pete and Jenny were excellent hosts right from the moment we booked they provided excellent clear information. When we arrived they showed us around the house and the beautiful garden. They left tourist information, tea coffee and biscuits aswell all you would need to make your stay comfortable (e.g. toiletries, linen and kitchen utensils). Dont be too alarmed by the tiny barking dogs on arrival, once they are used to you they are quiet and well behaved. They are also next door and the accommodation is completely private so you are very safe if scared of dogs! All in all a great accommodation and we will definitely return next time we are on the island. Thanks guys!”
Originally a 17th Century Brew House and Dairy located on a ten acre small holding in the village of Chale nestled at the foot of St Catherine's- Down on the South Coast of the Isle of Wight. It is an ideal base for walking and cycling.local pub nearby. And nearest village store 4 miles away
“A gem of a place. We were warmly welcomed by Teresa, who gave us a quick tour of our accommodation and left us to it. The place was immaculately clean, and we discovered some fine little touches, such as the fresh lemon drizzle muffins in the kitchen, milk in the fridge and freshly picked flowers on the kitchen table. The kitchen was equipped with everything you need, including a selection of condiments that just helps to make cooking on holiday that much easier. We even took advantage of the kettle bbq. This place really felt like a home from home and we highly recommend. We’ll return in future for sure.”
Shanklin Manor dates back to the Doomsday Book and has previously been a house and farm, being the home to the various Lords of the Shanklin Manor for many years. It was purchased by the local council in the early 20th century, with much of the land put into public ownership, such as Big Meade park and Shanklin Cricket Club, with the house sold on to the Workers’ Travel Association for a hotel for the underprivileged and then turned into a luxurious hotel in 1979. It has now been extensively renovated and restored to bring it back to its former glory, as well as meet the demands of the modern world. The duplex apartment comprises of two large bedrooms, one a master double bedroom with ensuite and the second twin bedroom, as well as a family bathroom, all on the first floor. There is also a toilet on the ground floor. All of the bedrooms benefit from parkland and woodland views, as well as views across farmland. The living area on the ground floor is spacious and open plan, with separate seating area with leather sofas and a home cinema and music system with LCD TV, HD DVD/CD player, Freeview, mobile/tablet jack and radio tuner, with speakers and controls in all bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as a dining area and kitchen. The kitchen includes an integrated dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, oven, hob and microwave, all with a granite worksurface and kitchen lighting. The grounds and gardens extend out to 2 acres, with a listed walled garden and summerhouse, as well as a private gate for access the adjacent picturesque parkland. Just next door is Shanklin Cricket Club, where you can enjoy a summer’s afternoon watching the action, as well as the Big Meade park surrounding the manor, with open grassland, a duck pond and children’s play area. Finally, the historic St Blasius’ Church can be found at the entrance to Shanklin Manor, which was the former church to the manor and dates back to 12th century. Just five minutes walk away is the Old Village, with the famous thatched cottages and a selection of local shops, pubs and restaurants, and the main town centre following afterwards. Finally, it is just five minutes walk from the cliff top and Esplanade with its sandy beaches.
“The apartment is spacious, modern and clean, based in a beautiful park with private parking. There was a welcome pack and also lots of leaflets and information about local attractions. The village is nice with some great places to eat, and is also within easy reach of lots of beaches and activities. We stayed in November, so the area was quieter than usual, but we still found plenty to do and see. Adam replied very promptly to us when arranging our arrival and was flexible with the arrangements. We would highly recommend this place.”