Alexandra Apartment sits in a charming Victorian apartment block in Shanklin, a short walk from the beach and attractions that include a promenade and crazy golf, as well as cafes, shops, pubs and takeaways. Shanklin is a fantastic place for anyone who wants to enjoy the pleasures of a seaside holiday with your other half, your family or your friends. There are five apartments in the building, sleeping either two, three or four people with the apartments being close to attractions like Shanklin Chine, Isle of Wight Zoo, Dinosaur Isle, and the Donkey Sanctuary.
Set your sights on the sunny shores of Shanklin. This ground floor holiday property is a short walk from the sandy beach, shops, tea rooms, restaurants and pubs, making it perfect for a relaxing seaside break on the Isle of Wight. Katherine Apartment sleeps two people in one bedroom and is ideal for couples who want a comfortable holiday home to explore the entire island easily. Ventnor and Sandown are a gentle walk along the coastal footpath, and Shanklin Chine and Shanklin Old Village are within strolling distance. There are hundreds of miles of footpaths and cycling routes showcasing beautiful coasts and countryside. Visit The Needles, Osborne House, and Ventnor Botanic Gardens, as well as dozens of other fantastic attractions that make the Isle of Wight a favourite year-round holiday destination.
Victoria Apartment is ideal for couples, friends, or even a parent and child who want a relaxed holiday by the coast on the Isle of Wight. The bedroom can be configured with two full-sized (3ft-wide) single beds or one super-kingsize bed to suit your needs. It is a welcoming one-bedroom holiday home on the ground floor of a large Victorian building, a short walk from the beach, pier and esplanade, close to shops, tea rooms, pubs, restaurants, and Shanklin Chine. Ventnor and Sandown are scenic walks via the coastal footpath, and local attractions include The Needles, Osborne House, and the Isle of Wight Zoo.
Stay in this fantastic first-floor holiday apartment in an elegant Victorian property in Shanklin. The seafront, sandy beach, esplanade and pier are a short stroll from the door, as are shops, cafes, restaurants and other amenities. Shanklin Olde Town and the beauty of Shanklin Chine are also nearby, and you're within easy reach of Ventnor, Sandown, and a spectacular coastal footpath. Shanklin gets eight hours more sunlight than the weekly British average, so you'll have plenty of time to enjoy cycling and walking through the countryside, sunning yourself on beaches, sailing in the Solent, and admiring popular attractions like Osborne House and Ventnor Botanic Gardens. Elizabeth Apartment is a lovely one-bedroom apartment for couples or individuals.
It might be part of England, but there's something about crossing The Solent to reach the Isle of Wight that makes it feel like you're escaping to an island paradise. This lovely holiday apartment is a short stroll from the golden sands of Shanklin beach and within walking distance of the cafes, shops and attractions. Walk along the coastal footpath to Sandown or Ventnor, or hire a bicycle and explore via over 200 miles of cycling routes. Garden Apartment has recently been refurbished and sleeps three people in two bedrooms. It's perfect for couples or small families, with bookings available all year round.
A rare opportunity to holiday in an elegant Jacobean property with lots of original features. Little Northcourt sits in the west wing of a substantial manor house with a private south-facing walled garden, sunroom and terrace. All of the rooms are wonderfully spacious and comfortably furnished with a mix of antiques and modern pieces to create a holiday home that is both beautiful and comfortable. The house accommodates six people in three ensuite bedrooms, with a flexible layout that works well for families or friends. Northcourt House is in the quiet village of Shorwell on the south-west of the Isle of Wight, within walking distance of the village shop and pub and close to favourite sights and attractions.
This comfortable Isle of Wight holiday home has plenty of space indoors and outside and is extremely family-friendly. With five generously sized bedrooms that sleep up to 10 people, it is perfect for extended families or groups of friends who want good access to both beautiful beaches and gorgeous countryside. Three Gables is close to Yarmouth but also with easy reach of the ferry ports at Cowes and Ryde, so it is easy to reach for short breaks as well as longer holidays. The Isle of Wight is a fantastic family-friendly holiday destination at any time of the year.
Create your own classic British tale in Haviland Cottage, named after Charles Dickens's famous characters inspired by his own holiday in Bonchurch. This picturesque village on the edge of Ventnor and close to the beach, pub and shop, is as appealing today as it was 150 years ago. You and your family will love staying in this luxurious Isle of Wight holiday home, where the owners have combined period features with modern luxuries and keen attention to detail. They have thought of everything to ensure all their guests have a relaxing holiday, from the impressive decor and hot tub in the garden to the decadent Dog Bedroom for four legged family members. All you have to do is turn up with your beach towel and a holiday mindset and start enjoying yourself. The four-bedroom property sleeps seven people, offers a high degree of comfort and style and is child and dog friendly. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
If you're looking for a comfortable base for a relaxed holiday on the Isle of Wight, this holiday cottage will make you smile. Needle Point is on the quiet, family-friendly Lindstone Chine holiday park, a two-minute stroll from Lindstone Chine beach and has superb views over Colwell Bay. Yarmouth and Freshwater are both within a few miles, with shops and places to eat and drink. The Needles, Alum Bay, Blackgang Chine and Ventnor Botanic Gardens are just a few of many fantastic attractions to visit during your stay. The cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is ideal for couples or families.
Greystone Cottage is a spacious 19th Century property on a huge plot with fantastic views. It is in Brook on the south coast of the Isle of Wight, within walking distance of the beach and a friendly pub. There is plenty of space for up to six people to sleep in three bedrooms, with two pull-out beds if you're on holiday with your extended family or friends. Some of the Isle of Wight's favourite attractions, including Blackgang Chine and The Needles are only a short drive away, although nothing is very far from anywhere so it's easy to get around and see everything.
224 Brambles Chine is in a beautiful south-facing position in Freshwater on the Isle of Wight. It's on the edge of a quiet holiday park with nothing between you and fantastic views over Colwell Bay to The Needles on the Isle of Wight. The traditional holiday chalet sleeps four people in two bedrooms with a comfortable sofa bed providing accommodation for an optional fifth person. It's only a two-minute stroll from the door to the beach and two miles from the ferry terminal at Yarmouth. Couples and families love the location and welcoming atmosphere of this holiday home, with many returning every year for their annual holiday on the Isle of Wight.
Being in the English Channel, the Isle is in the perfect position for water based activities and hosts the world’s most famous sailing regatta, Cowes Week, at the beginning of August when the Solent is awash with colour and activity. The more adventurous of visitors can go kayaking in the crystal clear waters off the coast or swimming through the ancient caves that are dotted around the island. It is not all water focused and for such a small island it manages to create the impression of rural tranquillity in many places, with its pretty little villages, nature reserves and wooded areas where the rare red squirrel can be seen.
Queen Victoria died on the island at the majestic Osborne House that is now open to the public. The Victorian interior mixed with splendid gardens, extensive grounds and cricket pavilion make it a popular attraction on the island. Other natural beauties include the Ventnor Botanic Gardens that host various sub-tropical plants and trees in a quiet and peaceful surrounding.
The island was also home to several poets including Algernon Charles Swinburne who grew up and was buried on the island in 1909 and the former Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1850 to the late 19th century, Alfred Tennyson. There is a monument to Lord Tennyson that was erected in 1897 at Beacon Down on the west coast.
Families can enjoy the sandy beaches and scenic surroundings of The Needles Park, the islands most popular attraction. The park features a chairlift that runs from the top of the cliff to Alum Bay beach and provides spectacular views over the channel and coast line. A 4D cinema has recently been built in the park too, as well as a sweet manufactory and, keeping in tune with the old age charm of the island, carousels and tea cup rides.
The diversity of the Isle of Wight is apparent in its festival season, as twice a year it comes alive. The Isle of Wight Festival has been going since 2002 (after having its roots established in the counterculture of the late 1960’s) and brings some of the biggest names in music as well as 55,000 festival goers in June every year. More recently Bestival has begun on the island and offers a similar experience with headline acts and a lively atmosphere over 4 days in September.
The key to the island lies in its diversity. It offers tranquil and nostalgic appeal with thatched roofs, a unique culture and some beautify scenery but it also provides an energetic dynamic during its festival season. For a unique experience and surroundings then there are not many places to rival the Isle of Wight.
If you're still undecided whether to visit this magical island, let us share some first hand holiday experiences with you - you are bound to be convinced to visit!