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The Albury SC Cottage

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £65 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 21 reviews

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Welcome to the Albury Self Catering Cottage

A very warm welcome awaits you at the Albury Self Catering Holiday Cottage, located in the very popular traditional sea side town of Shanklin, one of the oldest towns in the Isle of Wight.

The Albury is perfectly situated within minutes of Shanklin town, the beautiful quaint Old Village and beach. You really couldn't pick a more ideal location in Shanklin.

The pretty Albury Cottage is a charming, 5 room, nautically themed, Victorian property ideal for families and friends to relax and enjoy short breaks or long stay holidays. The property was built in 1871 and has been fully renovated, whilst keeping it's original character. The cottage comprises of one double bedroom with en-suite shower, 1 twin bedded room with a sink, a bathroom, separate WC, lounge with a sofa bed and kitchen/diner.

Off-road parking is allocated at the side of the property and will accommodate up to 2 vehicles. There is a veranda with seating and to the side of the cottage is a covered patio area, a perfect place to sit under the grapevine and enjoy summer evenings with a drink and a barbecue. Bed linen/towels and a complimentary welcome hamper are also provided.

If you have more than 4 in your party or if you wish to accommodate extra guests during your stay then the Albury House, which is linked to the Albury Cottage, has additional private accommodation available, consisting of a large double bedroom (family room) and a standard double room, all with en-suite shower. The bedrooms are fully equipped with flat screen Freeview TV/DVD, hairdryer, iron & ironing board, radio alarm clock, safe, complimentary refreshments and toiletries. There is a also a small fridge and toaster, with exclusive use of a lovely sunny Victorian lounge for guests to relax and watch television. Please contact us for our reasonable rates for additional accommodation.

“Shanklin is a most beautiful place – sloping wood and meadow ground reaches round the Chine….the Island ought to be called the Primrose Island” John Keats.

Shanklin nestles on the South East coast of the island and benefits from a micro climate with the longest sunshine hours in the UK. Local places of interest include the stunning Chine and Heritage Centre (a deep ravine with a waterfall and diverse flora and fauna) which was the islands first tourist attraction. The Shanklin Theatre, cliff walks, Shanklin Sailing Club, Shanklin and Sandown Rowing Club, Shanklin Deep Sea Fishing Club, water activities, beach huts, Esplanade amusements & arcade, crazy golf, parks, ghost walks, interesting shops, good restaurants, bars, pubs, tea rooms and the quaint pretty Old Village with its gorgeous thatched cottages.

With availability for 2014 you are assured of a wonderful holiday or short break.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Hope and Small Hope beaches.
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Shanklin Station
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ
Access Parking

The Isle of Wight region

The Isle of Wight is a beautiful island 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. In the summer you can enjoy the beach life and the many events that are held around the island.

The Island plays host to the Isle of Wight Music Festival, which is in June and the Bestival during September. In addition, the Island is famed for top acts playing at Osborne House (which was Queen Victoria's holiday home) Carisbrooke Castle as well as the Garlic Festival and County Show. There are also many local bands, singers, entertainers and events on offer throughout the year.


Shanklin is a very popular seaside resort which nestles on the South East coast of the island and benefits from a micro climate with the longest sunshine hours in the UK.

Just a few minutes walk from the Albury are two lovely sandy beaches; Hope & Small Hope beach which eventually meet Sandown beach and are accessed either by the Beach Lift from the nearby Eastcliff Promenade, via the Osborne steps or a short stroll along Keats Green, past the famous beautiful Chine, the stunning Chine and Heritage Centre (a deep ravine with a waterfall and diverse flora and fauna) which was the islands first tourist attraction. There are cliff walks, active Sailing Club, Rowing Club and Deep Sea Fishing Club, numerous water activities, beach huts, Esplanade amusements & arcade, crazy golf, shore angling, cafes, restaurants and pubs along the waterfront with stunning views of the Culver cliffs and the sea.

In addition to the beaches the Albury is located only a stones throw away from Shanklin's many interesting shops, good restaurants, bars, pubs and tea rooms, the historic, quaint, pretty Old Village with its gorgeous thatched cottages and the Shanklin Theatre.

With excellent transport links from the Island Line railway, the bus/rail services around the island including the “Sandown Bay Tour” an open top bus serving the main tourist areas of Shanklin and Sandown, The Albury is a perfect holiday location.

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5 Nov 2014


"Wonderful first holiday"

Having a 6 week old baby meant that my husband and I needed a relaxing home from home holiday and Elaine provided us with just that. The Albury is beautifully furbished and extremely comfortable with … More

31 Oct 2014


"Fantastic quirky cottage with lots of charm!"

We have just returned from our short stay at the Albury cottage. We had a lovely time! Elaine made us feel so welcome! Our little boy loved the pumpkin which was left for us to carve! Perfect for a fa… More

14 Oct 2014


"Home from home"

We stayed here for four nights in September. The Aldbury is a lovely place, well appointed and very homely. The parking place was a terrific bonus. The welcome hamper was wonderful and the cottage was… More

16 Sep 2014


"A real home from home"

Me and a friend stayed at the Albury SC Cottage for a long weekend with our dogs. The cottage and its location exceeded expectations. Elaine catered for our every need from doggie towels, blankets and… More

30 Aug 2014


"Nice cottage in a good location"

Lovely welcome from Elaine, including a generous food hamper and a birthday cake for my daughter which was very kind.Overall clean except kitchen floor which was filthy. On the first day, my children&… More

Thank you very much for your kind review, I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Albury Cottage and Shanklin. I am very sorry and surprised to hear that you felt the kitchen floor was not as clean as you would expect, as I cleaned the floor prior to your arrival by hand using anti-bacterial cleaner. I am not sure what your comments with reference to the shower mean? As for the narrow parking area, all guests are advised prior to their stay that there is a width restriction, however we have had large vans parked in the drive on several occasions without any problem. Wi-fi can be a problem in the area, which is why there is booster in the cottage and the wi-fi is free.

20 Jun 2014


"Great location"

Stayed at the Albury yet again (3rd time) and it gets better each time.Since my last say in Aug the garden area and front has been improved so there is a little garden area to sit in The whole place… More

19 Jun 2014


"Adorably appointed and perfectly situated, but bring a better pillow."

Delightful accommodations, pleasant surroundings, and a short walk to the beach or "downtown". Felt very welcomed by the owner who prepared a hamper with tasties and stayed up late to let us… More

I am glad that you enjoyed your stay at The Albury, Shanklin and the island. Thank you very much for your kind review. I am very sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the double bed (which is new)in view of your comments I will add a mattress topper. I will also replace the pillows, and would have been happy to have done so during your stay if you had let me know. We do not allow smoking in the Albury Cottage, so any smell must have come from people outside. Wi-fi is sketchy on the island which is why we have put a booster in the cottage for our guests.

19 Jun 2014


"A delightful little gem in a perfect location"

Elaine is the perfect hostess, her attention to detail and the surprising (and generous!) hospitality touches make the Albury a stand-out place to stay. We were lucky enough to stay in the self cateri… More

7 May 2014


"Excellent accomodation & a warm welcome from owner."

My sister & I thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at The Albury Cottage which was very clean, comfortable and homely, a perfect location as Shanklin is beautiful. We had a very warm welcome and we much app… More

25 Nov 2013


"Lovely based to explore the island"

Right from the word go Elaine was very helpful right the way through from booking up to the lovely warm welcome and goody basket when we arrived.This is a lovely little cottage with plenty of little t… More

Review 1-10 of 21

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Calendar last updated:27 Oct 2014

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