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Cottage In Country Setting, 10 min walk from beach, less to Old Village & Parks

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Quiet Location, child friendly, 5 mins walk to The Old Village, 10 to beach.

Clematis 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 Heart 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, bandstand and tea rooms and Big Mead Park are also just a few minutes walk. Big Mead has a large area to picnic or play, plenty of room for ball games, a duck pond 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. Clematis 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 enclosed private garden with little tikes play area and children's play house. 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. Clematis is child friendly, equipped with stair gates, high chair, travel cot, toys and bed guards if needed.

More Details

Peter & Mandy Daley
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 February, 2018

About Peter & Mandy Daley

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

We chose Clematis Cottage for its great location, close to the beach, 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 gardeners 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 2012

Why Peter & Mandy Daley chose Shanklin

We already owned honeysuckle and Jasmine cottages and were finding it hard to book a week for ourselves, Clematis became available, it didn't take much thinking about! we love Shanklin and the old village, the cottages are in a great location, plenty to do near by and an equal distance from both of our families, it has proved to be the right decision for us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Yet another fantastic stay in Clematis cottage, weather was amazing too, we will most certainly be back soon never seem to manage to get all the things we want to do done no matter how much we plan things, still I guess thats part of the charm that keeps drawing us back to the Island, thanks for once again providing a first class house for us to enjoy the Island from.”

Wright Family

“We had a great time on the island, and the house was exactly what we needed – thank you. ….

…., thanks again for all your hard work and attention to detail – it really shows.”

Calder / Hallet Families

“…. We were very impressed with Chestnut Mews. I spent a lot of time trying to think of something you hadn’t provided – couldn’t think of anything. It was also beautifully clean.

If we come back to Shanklin in the future we would book with you and also will tell other people how lovely it is.

My granddaughters loved the red squirrels. My daughter bought them a cuddly one each as a reminder. ….”

Bradley Family

“Had a great time at Clematis Cottage.We all said we felt so relaxed as soon as we arrived, we really felt at home and wouldn’t hesitate to return or recommend you.Hope to be back some time in the near future.”

Nunn Family
Apr 2015
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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
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Downstairs Toilet - Toilet
    En suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Mixer taps connected to shower over bath
  • 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
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Or 1 single bed and a cot
  • 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 full size pull out under bed or a cot
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Clematis 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. If using the cot please bring your child's own bedding and please also bring your own beach towels, apart from that we hope we have thought of everything. Clematis Cottage 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 private, enclosed garden with little tikes play equipment and children's playhouse, with a selection of children's toy. 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 and a jay 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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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Lovely house, great location

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at Clematis cottage and definitely won't be the last. The cottage is very spacious and as ever spotlessly clean. Within easy walking distance of the old village and beach (though on this occasion we drove as it was Winter!) Good WiFi as well.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautifully kept property in Shanklin village

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely cottage at a peaceful and scenic end of Shanklin. The owners really put time and effort in to creating a lovely environment and we would happily recommend Chestnut Mews to anyone. Thank you Peter and Mandy.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic ... Cant Wait to stay again

  • 5 of 5

All I can say is Fantastic... From Start to Finish Peter and Mandy where very helpful answering questions etc before we booked. The booking process was very straight forward, and Peter and Mandy send us lots of local information regarding the local shops the week before travel

Our Stay at Clematis Cottage was perfect. The house has its own garden with lots outside toys and even its own playhouse. The house itself is very well equipped and has all things covered and the welcome pack and bottle of Bubbly was a lovely touch. The rooms are all very comfy and the kids even slept pass 6.30 which is a bonus on holiday.

The location is lovely too up a quiet private road but only 5-10 min walk in to the main high street with lots of little shops, cafes and Pubs. The Chine is only 10mins down the road, which is lovely if you go in the evening as its all lit up. Also along the road is the steps to the beach ( can be hard work with little ones as there is a lots to go down)

The location was fantastic to get to all the major Attractions on the island and is great base. We are hoping to return

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic family holiday property

  • 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: 05-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect family friendly holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

clear home from home. Peter and Mandy have genuinely thought of everything! Especially for children, stair gates fitted and bed guard provided, lots of toys and a great outdoor play area! Couldn't ask for more. Gray lovation, 10 minute walk to town and beach. We will definitely be back!!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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It doe's not get much better than this

  • 5 of 5


5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago for a stay in October 2016

If you are considering self catering holiday accommodation on the Isle of Wight, then look no further than Chestnut Mews. The booking process was simple and efficient, the cottage was first class in every way, so comfortable and very well appointed and the welcome pack we were greeted with on arrival was more than sufficient. The location is ideal, just outside of the old Village, private and peaceful and well situated for travel around the beautiful Island. We could not fault it. Many thanks to Peter and Mandy for a very enjoyable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Cliff Path and Steps leading to Appley Beach, the quieter end of Shanklin’s Beach, is approximately a ten minute walk away. 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 sandy beaches at Shanklin hold the water quality award, for its clean shallow waters and safe bathing.


Wightlink car ferries cross from Lymington to Yarmouth in 30 min's, Portsmouth to Fishbourne in 45, foot passengers can use the catamaran from Portsmouth to Ryde in 22 min’s. From Ryde Pier Head you can board the train to Shanklin.

Red Funnel car ferry sails between Southampton and East Cowes in 1 hour. If on foot there is the the Hi-Speed Red Jet between Southampton and West Cowes, in 25 min’s.

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

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 Tescos, Waitrose and Sainsburys that will deliver to the cottage, there are also plenty of places that will deliver a takeaway if you just want to stay in and relax! Details of some are in the cottage, as are recommendations from previous guests.


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
Early Spring
24 Feb 2018 - 16 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17-24 March
17 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
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
Spring !
28 Apr 2018 - 11 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
12-19 May
12 May 2018 - 18 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
19-26 May
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
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 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer Holidays
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
6-13 Oct 2018
6 Oct 2018 - 12 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
3 night minimum stay
for 3 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

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes : Bookings are from Saturday to Saturday during peak season but may vary in low season.
To contact us, make an enquiry, or book please call Mandy or Peter on 020 8144 8641. We have a minimum tariff for a short stay of £460 during low season,due to running costs.If you wish to book a short stay please contact us directly via e mail or telephone for the tariff. e-mail us on chestnut.mews@hotmail.com tel 02081448641
For more information and pictures please see our website.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is on a Saturday. Clematis will be ready for your arrival at 3pm and we ask that you can be ready to leave by 10am on your day of departure. These days and times may be flexible during low season.

A deposit of £150 is required to secure a booking. The remaining balance is due eight weeks prior to your arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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