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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

"This detached character three bedroomed cottage offers a bright and comfortable family home with a large garden situated just a short stroll from the cliff path and the popular, beautiful and safe Blue Flag sandy beaches of Sandown Bay.

Apple Tree Cottage has been owned by the same family for almost 60 years and aims to provide its guests with a high standard of accommodation together with all the comforts of home, including dvds, games, books and WiFi. The Cottage also offers a perfect location for a traditional seaside holiday.

Apple Tree Cottage is two minutes from the Isle of Wight Coastal Path which follows the ten kilometres of Sandown Bay from the white chalk cliffs of Culver Down in the northeast to Shanklin Chine in the southeast, offering scenic cliff-top and beach walks. For those seeking a more relaxing holiday, Beach Huts and deck-chairs can be hired from Mr. Hinks' Beachfront cafe at Lake Beach (5 minutes walk) on a daily or weekly basis. He also offers ice creams, cream teas and one of the best pots of tea on the Island.

A large number of amenities and visitor attractions are all within walking distance, including the Wightwater Centre (which offers tuition in a number of watersports including sailing, surfing and kayaking), the Isle of Wight Zoo (with its big cat sanctuary), and the Dinosaur Centre. The recently refurbished Heights Leisure Centre is next-door but one (and offers an indoor pool and fitness centre), and there is a children's playground across the road. The Sunshine Trail, a 12-mile circular cycle route passes through Los Altos Park at the end of the street, and bikes can be hired locally. Sandown also hosts one of the Island's few remaining piers offering amusements, a children's funfair and opportunities for sea fishing.

Supermarkets, shops, seaside pubs, cafes and restaurants are all just a short walk away, as are Lake and Sandown train stations which offer rail connections to Shanklin and Ryde, with onward connections to the passenger ferry, making a car-free holiday an easy option if preferred.

Guests Comments

August 2013: “What a lovely holiday home! The milk on arrival was a lovely welcome and the house very comfy and well equipped. Weather has been great and we've had a fun-packed week and hope to return one day. Sandown Bay is just lovely. Have also done days out to the Needles, Osborne and IOW Steam Railway. Sandown illuminated carnival on Wednesday night was an unexpected bonus. Thankyou!” Cooper family, Ashford Kent

August 2013: “We've had a wonderful two weeks. Lovely weather, loads to do and beach nearby. Fab! And a really comfortable holiday house to come back to – thankyou! Everyone's had a great time. Children have enjoyed all the space and the games and books, and we've had everything we've needed. Beautifully decorated too.” The Charles family.

July/August : “Once again a lovely stay. Plenty to do, the grandkids loved it. Great location for the beach and shops. Thankyou for the use of this lovely located house.” The Aldridge family.

July 2013: “Really comfortable house – everyone said their stay was perfect. Only a week here but packed with fun on the beach, Donkey Sanctuary, the Needles, Steam Railway, Shopping all over the Island, Fossil Trail and much, much more. Thankyou AppleTree Cottage and The Island for a fun-packed fantastic week.” The Crossley family

July 2013: “What a wonderful week we've had! The weather was glorious. So we spent the entire week on Lake beach (the best beach in the world!). We hired a beach hut from Hinks & Son and so could leave all our beach gear there every evening. We wished we had stayed for a second week.” Ellard family, Ireland

July 2013: “We had a lovely stay in this house. It was like home from home. We have had a fab week and the dog guide and the attraction booklets came in very handy. The I.O.W is such a lovely place and so much to do, inside and out. We will be back. Thankyou, Yvette, Hayley, Lucy (Dog)”

June 2013: “We loved staying in this house – great location and a real clean and homely feel. We've all had a great time – our 4 yr old and 2 yr old have loved the beaches, Black Gang Chine, Needles Boat Trip, Isle of Wight Zoo (recommended) Dinosaur Isle. Our last morning (after glorious weather all week) saw thundery showers, so we all went swimming in the leisure centre next door – a great fall back. Hope to be back again soon – The Archer family x”

May 2013: “We have had many holidays with our grandchildren (now 11, 9 and 4) and this was the best yet. The house was excellent, with all the comforts of home. Thanks – the Sheehan family, Brighton.”

April 2013: “Had a brilliant week. The house is wonderful. Has everything you can think of. Had a lovely time visiting all the sights. Can't wait to come back. The Searle family.”

April 2013: “We've had another great week in this house and really appreciate all the “extras” that are included (games, trampoline etc.). The coastal walk to Ventnor is lovely and thanks for the Indian recommendation -Shahanaz was very good. The cinema in Ryde is great (£2.50 per person). Risby family (Bristol).”

October 2012: “Everything we could want for in your lovely home. Godshill Model Village a favourite with us. On wet days, Amazon Zoo and Dinosaur Isle great for kids. Had lovely take aways from Kimbos and Sahanaz. Thanks. The Fulcher family, Yorkshire.”

September 2012: “Lovely House in a great location. We had a marvelous holiday and our little family was so at home in your house which has such a welcoming feel thanks to you. We hope to return. The Forrest family, Brighton.”

Extra Information

Short breaks available only on request, not peak season weeks. Discounted ferry travel on request

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors BBQ
Access Secure parking

The Isle of Wight region

What the South Wight has to offer:

The South of the Isle of Wight incorporates some of the most exciting coastline from long stretches of beach with hidden fossils and exposed dinosaur footprints, to rugged cliff tops with exhilarating views and historical monuments and pretty villages seeped in history, the inspiration for artists and authors old and new.


Superbly situated beside the sparkling waters of Sandown Bay, the twin resorts of Sandown and Shanklin have delighted generations of holiday-makers for over 150 years. Along Culver Parade you'll find tennis, bowls, GoKarting, crazy golf, a pitch and putt course, the Tiger Sanctuary and Dinosaur Isle Museum. At the southern end of town the Heights Health and Leisure Base has indoor swimming pools and further inland is a fine 18 hole golf course.

With its charming thatch-roofed cottages and winding main street lined with tearooms, Godshill is the quintessential English Village. Traveling South to Wroxall there's the Donkey Sanctuary and Appledurcombe House now offering Owl and Falconry displays

BlackGang Chine is a must for all the family with a fantastic variety of activities for all the family to spend a great day out. Themed areas like Frontierland where you can play Cowboys and Indians in a full sized Cowboy Town, and rides like Waterforce where you can choose the fast 'overflows', or the scary 'plug-hole' - you'll have to see it and experience it to believe it!. Visit Chale Green Deli and Coffee shop and on to the Southern most tip of the Island St Catherine's with its ancient Pepperpot. Ventnor Botanic Garden provides a lovely walk and then lunch at their very successful café.


There are coastal paths around the Island and this section features the Isle of Wight's famous chines. Whale Chine is the most spectacular in a series of Chines along this stretch of coastline. Devil's Chimney provides an exciting walk through enchanted woodland down to the beach; Chale Bay is stunning; Wealdon Beds which have yielded fossilized remains of dinosaurs. With features like St Catherine's Lighthouse many feel this section offers the best walking and views of the entire Isle of Wight.

Beach Life

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. Sandown, Yaverland and Ventnor offer three of the Island's Blue Flag beaches, meeting the EU's new "excellent" standard for cleanliness, safety and water quality.

Ventnor has a wonderful Mediterranean light 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.

Places to eat

Try the local seafood, in particular crab, lobster, haddock dishes. The vast majority of pubs are highly geared up for food and usually the portions are on the large side. Fresh crab in particular can be tasty from beachside cafes and can also be purchased from the fisherman at seafood huts selling direct, two places spring to mind: Ventnor Fresh Crab Beach Hut and a fisherman's house at Steephill Cove next to the café'. The Beach Shack in Sandown has also won the award for Best homemade Crab cakes on the Island for the last six years.


The South of the Isle of Wight incorporates some of the most exciting coastline from long stretches of beach with hidden fossils and exposed dinosaur footprints, to rugged cliff tops with exhilarating views and historical monuments and pretty villages seeped in history, the inspiration for artists and authors old and new.

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Cynthia Robertson (Property Manager Island Holiday Homes)

  • 4 Years listed

Calendar last updated:22 Nov 2014

Based in United Kingdom

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