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3 Bedrooms, Quiet Location, Large Garden, Child Friendly, 10 Mins walk to beach.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

3 bedroom cottage, sleeps 6. large garden/play area, Short walk to heart of old village and beach.

Honeysuckle Cottage is tucked away on the edge of the picturesque Shanklin Old Village, on the south eastern corner of the island. The safe, sandy, award winning beach is only a 10 minute walk away whilst the centre of the old village with its pretty thatched cottages, tea rooms, and pubs are just a few minutes walk. Shanklin Chine and Rylstone gardens, with crazy golf, tea rooms and bandstand, live music is played here during the summer months, and Big Mead Park are also just a few minutes walk away. Big Mead has a large area to picnic, plenty of room for ball games, a duck pond, play area and is next to St. Blasius 12th century church. This is all on the edge of an area of outstanding natural beauty, as is a large area of the Isle of Wight. There are many stunning coastal and country footpaths, some can be joined at the end of the road. Honeysuckle cottage is a 3 bedroom cottage providing self-catering accommodation for up to six guests. The lounge has patio doors opening out onto a decked patio area, with outdoor furniture, and looks out over the large mature garden with little tikes play area and two children's play houses. There is ample parking in front of the cottage. If you don't wish to use, or bring, your car there is a bus stop within a couple of minutes walk, The Train also stops in Shanklin town, there is nearby cycle hire and plenty to keep you busy within walking distance. Honeysuckle is child friendly, equipped with stair gates, high chair, travel cot, toys and bed guards if needed.

Peter & Mandy Daley
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
7 April, 2018

About Peter & Mandy Daley

We have owned honeysuckle Cottage for six years now. We are both lucky enough to have be brought up on the Isle of Wight.

We chose Honeysuckle Cottage for its great location, quiet yet close to the old Village, parks and countryside, perfect for our family.

We have three children, one boy and two girls , they all love Shanklin and the beach and can't wait to stay in the cottage.

Being a close family all hands are on deck, our mums are a great help, we have lovely housekeepers and their families who also help, and two very willing gardenes who turn their hands to almost anything.

Knowing how much families have to take with them on holiday we have tried to think of everything so that all that needs to be had is a good time!

We really hope you love the cottage and The Isle of Wight as much as we do.

Peter & Mandy Daley purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Peter & Mandy Daley chose Shanklin

We chose Honeysuckle cottage for its great location, we also have Jasmine and Clematis either side, these were bought later, and are also holiday cottages, we were finding it hard to find a week free for ourselves! We love how close it is to the beach, water-sports, The Old Village, parks, and great countryside. The size of the garden was another great plus as we have very active children with plenty of energy. Our children love the rabbits on the lawn and looking out for and feeding the squirrels in the winter, they are getting very cheeky!

We love the fact that you feel miles away from the bustle of a busy seaside town, yet are close enough that within a few minutes walk you can be part of it.

What makes this cottage unique

Honeysuckle cottage for us is a relaxing holiday, surrounded by plenty of things to do and see, or just watch the children play in the garden. The red squirrels are facinating to watch and are getting quite brave! The Old Village has many places to eat out, its nice to walk down in the evening, without the worry of the car, or to stop for dinner or a drink on the way back from the beach. Rylstone Gardens, only a couple of minutes walk away has a crazy golf garden that's fun and café and sometimes in the summer has bands playing in the bandstand. The Island has so many different things of interest, festivals, carnivals, plenty of village shows, history, theatre, zoo's, and much more and none of them are more than an hour away.

We have tried to make Honeysuckle cottage as child friendly as possible, stair gates, bed guards, toys, books, DVD's and a great garden to explore, so that you can make your holiday as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“We all had a lovely time and enjoyed the comfort of Honeysuckle Cottage enormously….

We would like to stress that the facilities in the cottage are amazing. …. The location of the cottage was fantastic, and the décor was refreshingly modern and homely and not typically like a hotel. On arrival it was wonderful to walk into a sizeable and comfortable living room with plenty of room to sit comfortably.

“…. we had another lovely holiday!

The Todd Family

…. just as we remembered it - homely and very comfortable. My son …. was very sad to leave, and first thing he said this morning was "I want to go back to our Isle of Wight home!".

The Gretton Family

"Your place was amazing and we had a great Xmas !!"

Thank you very much for everything and we hope to return again sometime in the future.”

The Vaughan family
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Shanklin in Isle of Wight

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    DownstairsToilet - Toilet
    En- suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The en-suite bathroom has a toilet, wash basin, and large walk in shower. The family bathroom has a full size bath with mixer taps to shower, toilet and wash basin. There is a cloakroom downstairs with a toilet and small sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Middle Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Either 2 single Beds or 1 single bed and a cot
    Master Bedroom with en-suite - 1 Double Bed
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is a Master bedroom, has a double bed, patio door's onto a balcony overlooking the garden and has an en-suite walk-in shower room. Bedroom 2 is a twin bedroom with two single beds. Bedroom 3 has a single bed and pull under bed or a cot.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Honeysuckle Cottage is child friendly, stair gates are fitted at both top and bottom of the stairs, a high chair, bed guard and a travel cot are available if needed. Honeysuckle is a No smoking cottage and sorry we do not accept pets. Outside: French doors open out from the lounge onto an enclosed decked area with patio table, chairs and umbrella. This has views across the garden. The large, enclosed garden, with mature chestnut trees, is shared with Jasmine Cottage next door, which is also a holiday cottage, both cottages are at different angles so still have the feeling of privacy. There is a little tikes play area under the shade of the trees & two childrens playhouses, with a selection of childrens toys. A barbeque is provided, great for the summer evenings. As you relax in the garden you can hear Shanklin Chine which passes the end of the garden, and watch the rabbits, the odd fox and some of the islands red squirrels if you are lucky! This winter we were lucky enough to spot 3 red squirrels in the garden at once! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding and indoor towels are provided, including tea-towels, please bring your own beach towels. The cottage is cleaned, bed linen and towels changed on a weekly basis. If guests stay for more than one week we offer a light clean and linen change.


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3 Bedrooms, Quiet Location, Large Garden, Child Friendly, 10 Mins walk to beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

A comfortable and well equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had an very enjoyable stay at Jasmine Cottage, the grandchildren especially liked the garden play equipment which gave then hours of enjoyment. Seeing red squirrels in the garden was very special. We found that the cottage was very well equipped with everything we needed, which made our stay very relaxing and most enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely stress-free stay

  • 5 of 5

We (grandmother, parents and boys aged 7 and 5) have just returned from a lovely stay in Chestnut Mews. We chose Honeysuckle Cottage as having access to the shared garden, our children loved playing with the kids next door. It was easy to book and pay via email / bank transfer.

The cottage is in a wonderful location, 10ins max walk via steps to the quiet end of Shanklin beach, 5 mins to old village and 10 minutes to new part. Several supermarkets in Shanklin, could walk to co-op or drive to large Morrisons. Easy to walk to the village for dinner and perhaps visit the chine when it's lit up for the evening, a magical experience only 5 minutes saunter from the doorstep.

The cottage is really well equipped with all you could need, such as coffee machine, slow cooker, barbeque, cot, high chair, potty and even lego. It was great to put a roast in the slow cooker and spend the day at Osborne House etc. to return to a cooked dinner.

Everything is very clean, the kitchen and bathroom are recently renovated and there is plenty of hot water. There is a washing machine and dishwasher to take the stress out of your day. There are 3 toilets, we found this a big plus compared to many other cottages on the island which may have looked quainter but did not offer the same facilities or location.

The communication prior to, during and after our stay was irreproachable. We will be returning and would not hesitate to recommend to others. Thanks to Peter and Mandy for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Holiday....Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to the cottages now for 5yrs and over the years stayed in all 3 cottages. We have a fantastic holiday every year and the cottages are stunning, they are clean, homely and have everything you need for your stay and more.

You feel at home as soon as you walk through the door. In a great location so can walk to everywhere you need to in Shanklin, 5 minute walk to the Old Village and Chine.

Just perfect, another fantastic hiday and can't wait till next year.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage and a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to the Isle of Wight with our nearly 3 year-old daughter. We couldn't have asked for a better base from which to explore the island. The house is large, clean and has excellent facilities for the whole family. The garden was a real surprise and has numerous wendy houses, climbing frames and toys etc to keep the children entertained. The location is ideal as only a short drive from most of the attractions and only a 5 minute walk into Shanklin Old Village from where you can access the beach via Shanklin Chine. We would definitely stay here again if and when we next visit the Isle of Wight.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at Clematis Cottage, and I can honestly say that it is one of the best properties we have stayed in. Very clean, well equipped and maintained. Perfect base for our family holiday. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic !!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

we have stayed at the wonderful Chestnut Mews a few times over the past couple of years and each time we can't praise them enough. They are so well kept and maintained, tastefully decorated, yet comfortable enough to feel at home and relaxed. The gardens are great and perfect for kids to play or the grown ups to sit out and relax on the decking. The cottages are in an ideal location for the Old Village, Shanklin town, the beach, gardens and much more. We can't wait to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
320 Metres
Henry the V111's Kitchen and Holliers Inn


The Cliff Path and Steps leading to Appley Beach, the quieter end of Shanklin’s Beach, takes approximately a ten minute walk. Or alternatively, you can stroll along a tarmac path, via the Old Village and park (easier for prams and the less agile) which also only takes about ten minutes to get to Shanklin’s main Beach and the esplanade, with its gift shops, coffee shops and amusements. The beaches at Shanklin hold the water quality award, for its clean waters and safe bathing.

Entertainment; Shanklin has its own Theatre which is open all year round hosting a full programme of professional and amateur productions. Our Children love the Christmas pantomime. Shanklin chine is in the center of the old village, for almost 200 years it has been enjoyed for its peace, tranquility and natural beauty. As you wander through the woodland, passing waterfalls and following the stream down to the sea, you’ll soon see why this famous gorge has inspired poets, artists and writers. Between Shanklin and Sandown is Wight Water Adventure sport who can offer you professional watersports packages across a broad range of water-based activities, tuition to suit all needs and abilities. There are over 500 miles of footpaths and 200 miles of cycle tracks, that mixed with fact that half of the Isle of wight is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty makes walking and cycling a pleasure. You can join dinosaur walks, have a game of golf, go to Sandown Zoo, Blackgang Chine, Robin Hill, a little further a field Osbourne House, Alum bay,Amazon World, The Garlic Farm ( luckily they do provide mints!) And so much more.

How to get Here;

Wightlink car ferries from Lymington to Yarmouth in 30 min's, Portsmouth to Fishbourne in 45, foot passengers can use the catamaran from Portsmouth to Ryde in 25 min’s. From Ryde Pier Head you can board the train to Shanklin.

Red Funnel car ferry sails between Southampton & East Cowes in an hour. If on foot Red Funnel operate the Hi-Speed Red Jet between Southampton and West Cowes, in 22 min’s.

Hovertravel is the fastest service, for foot passengers, between Southsea & Ryde in just 10 min’s.

It is worth shopping around for a car ferry as sometimes they do have some good offers. During the school holidays it is a good idea to book ahead.

Further Details:

The nearest newsagents is less than a ten minute walk to the top of the old Village as is the nearest grocery shop. Ten minutes walk will take you into the seaside town of Shanklin where you will find Banks, Chemists and many other shops. The nearest pub is less than 5 minutes away, restaurants, coffee shops and tea rooms are dotted about throughout the old Village and Shanklin. The Island has a Tesco's, Waitrose and Sainsburys that will deliver to the cottage, there are also plenty of places that will deliver takeaway if you just want to stay in and relax!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Shanklin, South East England

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
14-21 April 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21-28 April 2018
21 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
28 April-12 May
28 Apr 2018 - 11 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
12-19 May 2018
12 May 2018 - 18 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
19-26 May 2018
19 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half Term
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 - 16 June 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 - 23 June 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 June-7 July 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 - 21 July 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Holidays Peak Season
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1-15 Sept 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15-22 Sept 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22-29 Sept 2018
22 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Sept- 6 Oct 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
13-20 Oct 2018
13 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Half Term
20 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
3 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
The Run Up to Christmas
15 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas & New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, the cottage will be ready for you by 3pm, we ask that you leave by 10am on your day of departure to give the housekeepers time to get the cottage ready for the next guests. During low season these days and times may be flexible. Short stays are possible outside of high season, although we do have a minimum tariff of £460.

A deposit of 150 pounds is needed to secure your booking and can be paid either via cheque or bank transfer. The balance and a refundable security deposit of 150 pounds is due 8 weeks prior to your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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