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Great For Spotting Red Squirrels From The Balcony! Ideal Location for the Beach!

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Dec-2016
Apartment in Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England - Excellent Location, 5 Minutes Walk To Beach, Shanklin Old Village, Tea Rooms And Restaurants

Our second floor apartment is situated in Shanklin most famed for its good weather and pretty Old Village. Its fabulous location offers something for everyone: Sandy Beaches, Rock Pools, Water Sports, Amusement Arcades, Crazy Golf, Thatched Cottages, Quaint Shops and old fashioned tea rooms, which not only offer cream teas, but sea food specialities. Our apartment is furnished to a high standard with Egyptian cotton linen on all the beds; tea towels, bath towels and hand towels are provided, just bring your own beach towels! Loo rolls, hand soap and washing up liquid also provided.The apartment has its own parking space and is a perfect base for visiting the wonderful Isle of Wight and all it has to offer. Places of historical interest include Osborne House, the summer residence of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and Carisbrooke Castle where Charles I was imprisoned, or let the kids have fun exploring the Island's famous adventure parks: Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

The apartment is owned by my parents who love the island but are not able to visit much any more and as such we are managing the property for them. We've been holidaying on the Isle of Wight and staying in Savoy Court for over 16 years. We have some lovely memories of the different places we've visited and things that we've done with our 2 boys (eldest now 20, youngest 16 years) from playing cowboys in Blackgang Chine, watching the falconry display at Robin Hill to building sand castles & playing boules on Shanklin beach. It's truly a wonderful place to visit!

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9 Reviews

5
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

5

A large, very clean flat in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

The flat is located in a very quiet area overlooking the Chine with partial sea views from a couple of windows. It was extremely clean and had everything you could want for a good holiday. It has its own reserved parking spot which is particularly useful, particularly, I would think, in high season. Please note that the flat is on the second floor and everything has to be carried upstairs. We will definately stay again

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review and I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our holiday apartment. We very much look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This property was Stunning, so well equipped with everything you would need, comfy beds washing machine dishwasher lovely and clean, balcony to sit out on, near both shops and beach, perfect would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your thoughtful review and so pleased that the apartment had everything needed for an enjoyable stay. We are lucky to have a holiday apartment in such a fantastic location and it's great to know that guests enjoy staying there. We look forward to having you stay with again in the future.
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Buckinghamshire
5

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a beautifully furnished and comfortable apartment with everything that you could wish for, for a relaxing stay, in a perfect location to explore Shanklin and the Isle of Wight, then look no further!

It really was a home from home property and Sue has thought of everything that you might need when away from home and more. The description of the property is spot on and I would echo all the previous comments that others have made on here with their 5 star reviews.

We loved the fact that it was literally just a 5 min walk down the Chine to the seafront. We also enjoyed visiting the Chine during the day and at night when it was lit up. As well as the seafront, it's also ideally placed to wander into Shanklin Old Town or further afield. We enjoyed many cliff top walks and exploring parks etc. My husband loved going for a run most mornings along the cliff top path from the apartment to Ventnor or the other way to Yaverland.

As well as exploring lots of places on foot, we also had a few day trips out around the island and it was lovely to come back to the apartment knowing you had a guaranteed parking space outside the apartment, when the other tourists were battling to find anywhere free to park in the surrounding roads!

The apartment is lovely and quiet and the neighbours that we did bump into were really friendly.

My entire experience of the booking process from start to finish with Sue has been excellent.

I cannot recommend this property and Sue highly enough and we can't wait to return in the future.

Thank you for a wonderful holiday that our family didn't want to end!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind review and it's lovely to know that our apartment had everything that you needed to make your holiday an enjoyable one! We very much look forward to having you stay in our holiday home again in the future.
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5

Excellent and well equipped apartment - loved it

  • 5 of 5

The Apartment is a very well maintained and clean apartment. It is fully furnished to a very good standard and is very clean and with a fully equipped kitchen too. Two nice bedrooms and very comfortable beds. One Double/King and second bedroom has two single beds. We were only 3 of us so was very comfortable for us. Very quiet building and has a reserved parking too.

We could walk along the coast which is just a two minute climb down the chine and also has a lift near by if you prefer to get to the coast.

I would say that my entire experience from the booking to the payments, communication, etc. was excellent and Sue made sure we have all the information we needed and also an emergency contact if required. However, it is all well organised and well planned so there was no need to contact anyone.

I would definitely recommend this apartment whether it is a short stay like ours for 3 nights or even a longer stay of a week or a month.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review of our holiday apartment and we're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Shanklin.
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Bedfordshire, UK
5

Perfect location, lovely apartment.

  • 5 of 5

This is our third visit to the Isle of Wight and this time we found this lovely apartment. It's lovely, clean and has all the amenities that a family need. The location is idyllic. We travelled out each to explore the rest of IOW during the day and settled back each afternoon, to wander down to the beach and enjoy the chine, local shops and restaurants. Sue is very helpful and fast to respond to any enquiries. The neighbours are also lovely and friendly. I definitely recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind and thoughtful review. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your time on the Isle of Wight and that our holiday apartment had everything you and your family needed. We hope to welcome you again in the future.
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5

Absolutley Lovely

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely apartment for a week, having visited the Isle of Wight 3 times previously and it was exactly as described and best by far. Clean, well maintained, everything that you could need and more. Having 2 young boys who are very much into games consoles, they thoroughly enjoyed the games cube provided. The location was excellent with the beach and the old town of Shanklin less than a 5 minute walk away. The views over the chine was excellent and we even saw red squirrels. We only used our car twice over the week, a very happy holiday was had by us all.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review of our holiday apartment and I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that the Game Cube was a hit with your boys :) We hope to welcome you to Savoy Court again in the future.
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Location

From the Owner

My parents bought the apartment over 18 years ago, after visiting friends on the Isle of Wight and falling in love with the whole way of life there. They chose Savoy Court in Shanklin for it's idyllic location near the sea and Shanklin Chine. It's the ideal holiday home with the beach, shops, restaurants and Shanklin Old Village virtually on your doorstep so you don't even need a car! And if you want to get away from it all, the coastal walk to Ventnor blows the cobwebs away.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Beach : Shanklin Beach 5 minutes walk at 200 Metres

Coast/Beach:

Shanklin is a fabulous location for family holidays, with a safe sandy beach and clear waters, 200m from the apartment. The bay is sheltered from the prevailing wind by Dunnose Point, a stunning backdrop, with the tall cliffs of Luccombe and St. Boniface Downs beyond. Looking out to The English Channel across The Bay, views extend around to the White Cliffs of Culver and Bembridge Downs. Shanklin Chine is a natural gorge carved out by a stream which is beautiful in the daytime or evening.

Travel:

Wightlink vehicle & foot passenger ferries from Portsmouth to Fishbourne, 40 minutes crossing and also crosses from Lymington to Yarmouth, 35 minutes crossing.

Redfunnel vehicle & foot passenger ferries from Southampton to East Cowes, 1 hour crossing.

For foot passengers the 'Fast Cat' goes from Portsmouth to Ryde Pier Head in 20 minutes and 'Redjet' in 25 minutes from Southampton to West Cowes.

Trains run from Shanklin to Ryde Pier Head.

Distances:

Shanklin Beach 200 metres

Co-Op Supermarket 0.5 miles

Several Pubs/restaurants less than 5 minutes walk

Sandown 3.4 miles

Morrisons Store, Lake 2.2 miles

Tesco, Ryde 6.9 miles

Isle of Wight Zoo, Appuldurcombe House, Donkey Sanctuary, Heights Leisure Centre less than 4 miles

Garlic Farm 6 miles

Seaview Wildlife Encounter 9 miles

Osborne House 12.7 miles

Carisbrooke Castle (Newport), Blackgang Chine, Steam Railway 10 miles

Robin Hill 7.3 miles

Cowes 14 miles

The Needles 22 miles

Further Details:

Shanklin is a town of great character and charm with many interesting small shops. Sheltering cliffs provide the ideal suntrap position for the seafront Esplanade, where there is safe bathing from a sandy beach, water sports, car parks, hotels, amusements and a host of pubs and restaurants. The first week of August is traditionally Carnival Week with carnival parades in the town and sports and fireworks at the County Ground. Later in August Shanklin Regatta is one of the highlights of the year with a firework finale which lights up the bay.

Shanklin Old Village with its picturesque cottages clustered around the thatched Crab Inn have now become craft and gift shops or restaurants. Follow the lane from the Old Village to reach Shanklin's famous Chine, a dramatic fissure in the rock where a 45 ft waterfall cascades through boulders and ferns to the shore. The Chine's Heritage Centre features an exhibition about PLUTO - the Pipeline Under the Ocean, which was laid to pump fuel across the channel for the Normandy invasion forces.

There's nothing quite like Cowes Week (8 to 15 August 2015); the oldest and largest annual sailing regatta in the World. The event boasts an 8-day schedule combining competitive racing and great fun for the 8,000 competitors racing and 100,000 spectators who enjoy a fantastic line up of shore-side entertainment day and night culminating in the famous firework display on the final Friday of the event. Not to be missed!

The Isle of Wight Festival: 9-12 June 2016 (www.isleofwightfestival.com)

Isle of Wight Garlic Festival: 20 - 22 August 2015 (TBC)

The Isle of Wight Bestival: 10-13 September 2015

Isle of Wight Cycling Festival: 5-27 September 2015

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
November to December
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£335
 
 
Christmas and New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
£430
 
 
January to March 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
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£65
£335
 
 
April
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
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£85
£400
 
 
April/May
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£500
 
 
May Half Term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£560
 
 
June
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£500
 
 
June/July
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
£580
 
 
Summer Holidays
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£660
for 7 nights
£660
 
 
September
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
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£85
£440
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
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£65
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR BOOKINGS OF MORE THAN A WEEK, THE FEES ARE CALCULATED AS THE WEEKLY RATE PLUS NIGHTLY RATE AND NOT THE AVERAGE NIGHTLY RATE QUOTED BY OWNERS DIRECT'S AUTOMATIC SYSTEM. THE QUOTE GENERATED BY OWNERS DIRECT IS A VERY ROUGH ESTIMATE FOR BOOKINGS GREATER THAN A WEEK.
50% of the total rental price (Booking Fee) secures the booking and must be paid within 5 days of your booking confirmation. If payment is not received then we reserve the right to treat the booking as cancelled. The balance plus a refundable damage deposit of £100 must be paid 8 weeks before the start of your holiday. All bookings are subject to T & Cs which will be emailed with the booking form. All fees incurred through international banking transactions are the responsibility of the guest(s), including fees incurred through refunding the damage deposit.

Changeover Day:
Weekly rental where the minimum stay is 7 nights is Saturday (Summer holidays). Access to the apartment will be from 3 pm. and we ask that you vacate by 10 am. please. Short breaks are available with changeovers subject to availability.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks are available with changeovers subject to availability on all days. The charge for short breaks is approximately one fifth of the weekly cost per night, the minimum stay is for 3 nights as indicated in the Price List.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The apartment is home from home to us and we've loved staying there over the years. The whole getting on a ferry and driving down to Shanklin along some twisting, winding roads gives a feeling of getting away from the Mainland rat race. We love the fact that you can stumble out of bed, into your swimming costume and trundle down the hill to the beach in minutes and because it's so near it doesn't matter if you've forgotten something! You don't have to pay to park the car along the sea front because you don't need the car! It's been relaxing and convenient for all our family's needs over the years.

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Small WC - Toilet, Small WC with Saniflo toilet and sink
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Main bathroom with shower cubicle, toilet and sink
  • Bathroom 1: Large shower cubicle, shaver point, heated towel rail, WC and basin. Bathroom 2: WC and hand basin (saniflo). Hand towels, toilet rolls and hand soap provided in each bathroom.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Master bedroom with King size bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Twin bedroom
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (4 in the Bedrooms, 1 on sofa bed, 1 in travelcot) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King size bed, plenty of wardrobe and storage space, a small flat screen TV (Freeview.) Hairdryer provided. Bedroom 2 with Twin beds, plenty of wardrobe and storage space. Both have ceiling fans to keep you cool in the summer.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Strictly no smoking in the apartment, on the balcony or in the communal areas inside. Sorry pets are not allowed. A small welcome-pack consisting of milk tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided with our compliments. Families are very welcome, a travel cot (bedding not provided) and high chair are available on request. Please supervise children at all times on the balcony. Please note there is no storage for bicycles. Hair dryer provided. Outside: The apartment has communal gardens, a balcony and a private parking space. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned before each let. Prices include all bed linen (except for travel cot), tea towels and towels (with the exception of beach towels). Additional linen change can be provided for stays longer than 7 days (please let us know). Other: Separate dining area: table with 4 chairs and 2 spare chairs (in the bedrooms). Private parking space. Balcony with table and 2 chairs.

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