Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Welcome to the Albury Self Catering Cottage and Boutique B & B.
A very warm welcome awaits you at the Albury Boutique B & B and 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 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 1 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 prefer to be catered for then stay at the Albury B&B accommodation, which is linked to the Albury Cottage. The Albury B & B boasts superior & standard double rooms and a family room all with en-suite shower. Guests are greeted with a glass of champagne and all 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 sunny Victorian lounge for guests to enjoy their breakfast in, or simply to relax and watch television, a DVD or to read or just sit on the palm filled veranda and watch the world go by.
“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 2013 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||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
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.