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Excellent 5/5 Score from 6 reviews

Dunnose Point - 15 mins walk from Annexe, near The Old Village, Shanklin

Bungalow | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

BEACH RETREAT: VACANCIES. Free Wi Fi. Buses to Newport and Ryde stop outside. Beach 10 mins. Everything is central. You will love the situation. Our annexe is really just like a small bungalow. Very modern and immaculate. Home from Home. You will be very comfortable. Beach Retreat is adjoining the owner's own property, who will provide any help with directions, attractions and Island life. Easy parking outside. The Island offers something for everyone. Walk to Keats Green, Esplanade, Sandown, Luccombe, Cliffs, downs, pathways. Drive to Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle, Sandown Zoo, The Botanical Gardens, Ventnor to name a few places of interest. Easy payment by cheque.

Shanklin Train Station is just 2 minutes from the property and goes to Lake, Sandown, Brading, Ryde St John's, Ryde Esplanade and Ryde Pierhead. You can also get on a steam train from Ryde St John's to Havenstreet at peak times.

The bus leaves from outside the property to all Island places.

NO CAR NEEDED. Train Station 5 mins. Easy walk everywhere. Bus Stops' No 2 & 3 outside The Annex. 5 minutes walk to beach. Very central to Shanklin High Street and Regent. (5 mins). Re restaurants: We have 2 Indian, 2 Italian, 1 Tai, 2 Chinese, several English and much pub food and takeaways. Situated just a few minutes walk to the beach, country walks, golf, shops, trains and other buses, and Shanklin Old Village. This year, new tarmac path to Wroxall, 3 mile countryside walk, which starts nearby. The annexe faces a small garden at the front and rear and adjoins the owner's own property. Which is free for you to use. Shanklin has a long promenade with sandy beaches, pubs and restaurants. The property is decorated to a high standard, this is the third year of letting this property and it is newly and well equipped. There will be milk in the fridge, tea, coffee, fruit and biscuits on arrival.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Shanklin 1 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Southampton or Bournemouth 40 km, Nearest railway: Shanklin 1 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

All rooms lead off the entrance hall. Beach Retreat is decorated to a high standard with new carpet throughout, and has recently been refurbished. The bedroom houses a good sized airing cupboard and is a useful storage facility.

The property has a separate kitchen with microwave, electric cooker and fridge freezer and everything you need to make your holiday a memorable occasion. All equipment and bed is brand new this year. The bathroom has a basin, toilet and a bath, with handles, which has a hand held shower over it. The lounge has a large two seater settee and one large armchair together with dining table and chairs.

The new flat screen television and DVD player, DVD films, music DVD's, mini-HiFi, playing cards, books and small collection of games, cater for evenings or other periods when you prefer to relax 'at home'. A good supply of Isle of Wight maps, history books and books of Island walks will help you to discover the many diverse activities you can enjoy here such as Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle, Sandown Zoo, The Botanical Gardens, the coloured sands of Alum Bay, Ventnor Bay and much more.

Should you feel chilly, there is gas central heating, an electric fire and a constant supply of hot water. The tariff includes all your gas and electricity costs and your linen costs. Please bring your own towels for the beach. There are no hidden extras.

The bedroom has a double bed, large wardrobe with shelf, bedside cabinets with lamps, a stool and mirror. As mentioned above, there is also an airing cupboard.

Further details outdoors

* Beach Retreat faces a small garden at the front and rear and is light and sunny. The garden can be used for enjoying the sunshine and relaxing. There is a table, garden chairs, and a bench and has a washing line for your use. The front door faces onto a small side street off Green Lane, and the garden is approached from a small path.

* There is easy street parking outside of the property.

Further details

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The Isle of Wight region

Famous for its popular sandy beaches and host of tourist attractions, the island is also a paradise for both walkers and cyclists with more footpaths per acre and more AONBs then probably any other part of England, plus miles of cycle tracks and quiet country lanes. The Isle of Wight has many festivals and these are listed below.

We are just 3 hours door to door from London Waterloo via direct train to Portsmouth Harbour, with connecting ferry and local train to Shanklin, and just 3 hours from Gatwick Airport.


About Shanklin: From Beach Retreat it is just 10 minutes easy walk to the beaches, shops and restaurants and 5 minutes from the railway and bus stations. Buses to Ryde and Newport stop outside.

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 communications to the Islands principal towns via the buses, the depot for which is situated by the Co-Op Supermarket in Landguard Road.

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 pitch and putt, 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 including the Waterside Inn and the Steamer Inn.

Shanklin is most famed for its good weather and the pretty Old Village, which is located on the south side of the town, (15 minutes walk) 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.

Good entertainment at Holliers Hotel and Daish's Hotel. Also Shanklin Theatre. 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, a must if you are visiting Shanklin.

The shopping in Shanklin is in two main streets. The High Street and Regent Street. Here you will find gifts for the family, and you will be able to find unusual items for your household or as a memento to remind you of your time on the Island. Shanklin is well equipped to cater for all walks of life. There are top quality hotels and facilities, guest houses, self catering accommodation and campsites.

From the Annexe there are many walks. Several start nearby and lead to downland, woods and secluded country paths. Perhaps you might like to walk along the cliffs to Sandown and back along the revetment. For the more adventurous there is the coastal path to Bonchurch, starting at Luccombe, or follow the nearby disused railway track to Wroxall where two country pubs await you.

Festivals for 2013:

Autumn Walking Festival - 25 - 28 October

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Review 1-6 of 6

24 Aug 2014


"'What a lovely annexe'"

A lovely place to stay with all the home comforts you need on holiday. Perfect location for all amenities. Andrea was really helpful and kind in every way. Certainly well worth a return visit.… More

I am always pleased to receive such a lovely review and so glad you enjoyed your stay here at Shanklin. I meet many people who come here for their holidays, sometimes they are from the same family even, and always enjoy meeting everyone and I take great pleasure in knowing that a great time was had by all.

26 Apr 2013


"Spacious, comfortable and well placed"

Stayed for 3 nights in April 2013. The bungalow was well presented, comfortable and spacious for 2 people. Although we didn't have a car, there was parking outside. The railway station is just a few minutes walk away, as are the town centre, local supermarkets and bus station, with the bus to/from Newport stopping very close by.

The bedroom is very quiet. The living room has a little bit of noise from the occasional passing car, but nothing much. The living room has comfortable chairs - great after a hard days walking. Well equipped and a very helpful and friendly owner.

Can't fault The Annexe - it's like a little home from home and we look forward to going back should the occasion arise. The free wifi Internet was a bonus. Well recommended.

Thank you for your lovely review and comments. I have tried to think of everything I would want in The Annexe if I were a guest here and everyone who stays seems to have a lovely time, whether driving along the coast roads, going to the beach, walking, going out for meals in the many pubs and restaurants, and visiting all the attractions.

1 Jun 2012


"Great location, excellent value, home from home"

We booked The Annexe for four nights as we wanted a base in the IoW to do some walking from. Andrea was really helpful on the phone when booking and before we arrived, offering us help and advice with our plans. The Annexe is in a great location, being just a short walk from Shanklin. There is on-road parking right outside. Buses run right by on a regular basis and the train station is just around the corner so there was no need to use the car. Despite the proximity to the town, it was very quiet.

The Annexe is very well-appointed with everything you could need, including free wifi which was a nice surprise because if it was in the listing we missed it! Andrea had left milk, biscuits, teabags & coffee for us as well as dishwashing liquid and liquid for the washing machine. There were plenty of towels and tea towels, new dishcloths, toilet rolls and kitchen towel.

The rooms are all of a good size and spotlessly clean. It was a great place to come back to after a long day's walking. We appreciated soaking in the bath too, rather than just having a shower. There are plenty of shops and supermarkets close by, in addition to the cafes and restaurants. We self-catered and everything we needed was in the kitchen.

Although we would have liked to have used the garden area, we never managed to get home in time to do so. Andrea had left a file of useful information and many leaflets on attractions, bus services, etc.

The Annexe is very good value and we would definitely use it again...if we can get in after all these good reviews!

I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Annexe, here in Shanklin. I was hoping I would have some walkers to stay, as this is a particularly good walking area with many areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Let's hope you will be able to come again, especially when the Isle of Wight Walking Festival is on in May and September.

2 Apr 2012


"A real home from home, with a charming owner."

We fancied a week away as we both had holiday leave to book before the end of the financial year, so decided to look around the Isle of Wight, having had a day trip a few years before. Found the Anne… More

Hello Lesley & Gary, Many thanks for such lovely comments about The Annexe. It is such a pleasure for me when I see the visitors having a great time and enjoying The Annexe. I love making everything nice for the visitors on arrival. I'm glad you saw lots of towns and villages and appreciated the spectacular scenery here, during your week on the sunny Isle of Wight. This is my second year and I have not had one complaint. Thanks again. Andrea

3 Nov 2011


"The annexe great location and accomodation"

My partner and I were looking for a last minute good value place to stay on the Isle of Wight and we stumbled on the annexe. Great location just a 10 minute walk in to the centre of picturesque Shanklin village which offers lots of lovely places to eat and shop!
The annexe was perfect for us and on arrival were surpriosed at it's size, we were expecting it to be quite small but all rooms are a good size and very well equipped and decorated. The owner Andrea was there to welcome us and gave us lots of local information. Milk and biscuits too which was lovely!
We really enjoyed our time in the annexd and would not hesitate to recommend!

Thanks for your lovely review of The Annexe. I am so happy that you had a good time and so much enjoyed your stay at The Annex. Hope to see you again. Andrea

27 Oct 2011


"Absolutely beautiful, I would highly recommend this wonderful apt.!"

From the first moment I was ushered into the Annexe, I felt as though it was "my home away from home". Andrea was so helpful and accessible, just like a caring friend would be. She gave me some great tips on where to find nearby stores, some special places for walks, and other places of interest in the area. Everything I could have needed was provided, as it had a well-equipped kitchen, clothes washer, and was located close to a several markets and only a few minutes walk to the Island Line Train and the Vectis island bus route. The accomodation was cozy and comfortable, very clean and tidy, and located in a wonderful neighborhood. My 19 year old daughter was with me for part of the stay, and she thought it was charming as well.
We both have great memories of our stay, thanks to the quality of this special gem of a place in the lovely seaside town of Shanklin.

I am really happy that you and your daughter enjoyed your stay at The Annexe. Thank you for your compliments. I enjoy being helpful and glad this was well received your yourselves. Looking forward to seeing you again.

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