Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
  • Car advised

5 The Priory is a luxury 1 bedroom ground floor apartment situated in a handsome Victorian former gentlemen's residence overlooking Shanklin and Sandown Bay. The building stands above lush woodland grounds and is situated in a quiet yet convenient position on the coastal path on the outskirts of Shanklin, adjacent to National Trust land extending to Luccombe Chine and the Downs.

The apartment has been furnished to a very high standard and provides comfortable accommodation. The good sized private decked terrace provides spectacular sea views and is ideal for relaxing in the evening with a glass of wine whilst soaking up the relaxing and peaceful surroundings.

The apartment is ideally situated for those wishing to explore the miles of coastal and country footpaths that surround the property. Wonderful scenery can be enjoyed along these nearby walks.

The popular resort of Shanklin is within walking distance and provides a variety of shops, supermarkets, banks and eating places. To the south of the High Street and towards The Priory lies the picturesque thatched Old Village with its pubs, tearooms and gift shops. Near to the Old Village is Shanklin Chine, a natural wooded gorge, and Rylstone Gardens, a relaxing park with crazy golf and tea gardens in a flower filled setting.

The long safe sandy beach is on a lower level. One can walk, use the lift or drive down to the seafront. Coastal paths make for scenic walking to neighbouring Sandown or in the other direction to the pretty village of Luccombe, and through the winding paths of the landslip to Bonchurch and Ventnor beyond.

Sandown and Shanklin on the south-east coast share a wide crescent of golden sand, with safe swimming, water sports and a range of bars, pubs and cafés. The southern stretch, below Shanklin Chine, is the quietest and most attractive.

Ventnor has a wonderful Mediterranean feel and, like Sandown and Shanklin, an enviable sunshine record. Steephill Cove is its prettiest beach, a peaceful little bay with a good beach café. Reach it via the coastal footpath from the Botanic Gardens, or La Falaise car park in Ventnor.

Godshill is the quintessential English Village with its charming thatch-roofed cottages and winding main street lined with many tearooms, lovely pubs and shops.

There are numerous coastal paths around the Island. Whale Chine is the most spectacular in a series of Chines along this stretch of coastline towards Freshwater.

The accommodation:

Video entry phone system. Communal hallway leads to front door of apartment 5. The private entrance hallway leads to: Open plan living room, dining room & kitchen - a lovely room with spectacular views over Shanklin & Sandown Bay and the English channel, France can be seen on a clear day.

Living area with chaise sofabed, dining table and chairs. Linen not provided for sofabed.

The living room has solid hardwood oak floor with French doors to private decked terrace area.

Kitchen area well fitted with a good range of floor and wall mounted units and appliances, tiled floor.

Double bedroom with ample storage space providing views to Shanklin & Sandown Bay and the English channel. Bedside tables with lamps and clock. Drawers with table mirror and wardrobe.

Bathroom fully tiled with suite comprising panel bath with shower over, WC and WHB, shaver point, heated towel rail.

Outside - There is a good sized enclosed decked area with table & chairs, ideal for alfresco dining or enjoying a glass of wine in the evening whilst soaking up the fantastic sea and coastal view.

There are also delightful communal landscaped woodland grounds with garden furniture providing a restful haven for guests.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Parking

The Isle of Wight region

The Isle of Wight is just 23 miles by 13 miles and is located just off the south coast of mainland UK with ferry crossings from Southampton, Portsmouth and Lymington. Known as the Garden Isle because of its stunning natural beauty, the Isle of Wight is the perfect UK destination for holidays and tourists, catering for all age groups.

Due to the warmer climate that The Isle of Wight enjoys, being gently warmed by the Gulf Stream, the Island is often warmer than the rest of Mainland UK. It also helps to make The Isle of Wight a year round destination. The Island in autumn and the winter months is peaceful and breathtaking. Whilst in spring you can walk through woodland carpeted with Bluebells.

The Isle of Wight offers a holiday for everyone all year round. Walkers and cyclists visit the Island to enjoy over 500 miles of footpaths and bridleways and many visitor attractions, as well as the stunning views, countless pubs and the feeling of freedom.

Shanklin

The coastal resort of Shanklin is located at the south east corner of the Island at the southern most tip of Sandown Bay. The town is well served by the railway, which connects to the high speed ferry terminal at the top of Ryde Pier, allowing easy access to the mainland and London. There are also regular bus services to the Islands principal towns.

Shanklin has long been a location for family holidays, with a safe sandy beach and clear waters. The bay is sheltered from the prevailing wind by Dunnose Point, which is 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. By the beach there is crazy golf, children's amusements and car parking. A lift provides easy access to the cliff tops, where the views are even more spectacular, so the less energetic or disabled people don't have to climb the steps. The seafront is a real attraction for visitors to the town, with a wealth of eating establishments. There is a bus service which provides a regular service through the summer months to the town centre and Old Village.

Shanklin is most famed for its good weather and the pretty Old Village, which is located on the south side of the town, towards Ventnor and Bonchurch. The village is extremely pretty and most tourists head to the area for the thatched cottages, quaint shops and old fashioned tea rooms, which not only offer cream teas, but sea food specialities and attractive surroundings. In the heart of The Old Village are several pubs which are attractive and provide good food and a great venue for a lively evening. Just past the entrance to The Crab Inn is the start of Shanklin Chine, a deep gorge carved out by a stream, which is a restful and picturesque place to spend the morning or afternoon. In the evening the waterfalls and woodland are illuminated, giving the gardens a totally different aspect and atmosphere.