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Great For Spotting Red Squirrels From The Balcony! Ideal Location for the Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment in Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England - Excellent Location, 5 Minutes Walk To Beach, Shanklin Old Village, Tea Rooms And Restaurants

Our second floor apartment is situated in Shanklin most famed for its good weather and pretty Old Village. Its fabulous location offers something for everyone: Sandy Beaches, Rock Pools, Water Sports, Amusement Arcades, Crazy Golf, Thatched Cottages, Quaint Shops and old fashioned tea rooms, which not only offer cream teas, but sea food specialities. Our apartment is furnished to a high standard with Egyptian cotton linen on all the beds; tea towels, bath towels and hand towels are provided, just bring your own beach towels! Loo rolls, hand soap and washing up liquid also provided.The apartment has its own parking space and is a perfect base for visiting the wonderful Isle of Wight and all it has to offer. Places of historical interest include Osborne House, the summer residence of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and Carisbrooke Castle where Charles I was imprisoned, or let the kids have fun exploring the Island's famous adventure parks: Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill.

Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2018

About Sue

The apartment is owned by my parents who love the island but are not able to visit any more and as such we are managing the property for them. We've been holidaying on the Isle of Wight and staying in Savoy Court for over 16 years. We have some lovely memories of the different places we've visited and things that we've done with our 2 boys (eldest now 21, youngest 17 years) from playing cowboys in Blackgang Chine, watching the falconry display at Robin Hill to building sand castles & playing boules on Shanklin beach. It's truly a wonderful place to visit!

Sue purchased this apartment in 1996

Why Sue chose Shanklin

My parents bought the apartment over 20 years ago, after visiting friends on the Isle of Wight and falling in love with the whole way of life there. They chose Savoy Court in Shanklin for it's idyllic location near the sea and Shanklin Chine. It's the ideal holiday home with the beach, shops, restaurants and Shanklin Old Village virtually on your doorstep so you don't even need a car! And if you want to get away from it all, the coastal walk to Ventnor blows the cobwebs away.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is home from home to us and we've loved staying there over the years. The whole getting on a ferry and driving down to Shanklin along some twisting, winding roads gives a feeling of getting away from the Mainland rat race. We love the fact that you can stumble out of bed, into your swimming costume and trundle down the hill to the beach in minutes and because it's so near it doesn't matter if you've forgotten something! You don't have to pay to park the car along the sea front because you don't need the car! It's been relaxing and convenient for all our family's needs over the years.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Shanklin in Isle of Wight

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Lift
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Small WC - Toilet , Small WC with Saniflo toilet and sink
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Main bathroom: shower (fixed shower head), toilet, sink
  • Bathroom 1: Large shower cubicle, shaver point, heated towel rail, WC and basin. No bath. Bathroom 2: WC and hand basin (saniflo). Hand towels, toilet rolls and hand soap provided in each bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Master bedroom with King size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (4 in the Bedrooms, 1 on sofa bed, 1 in travelcot) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King size bed, plenty of wardrobe and storage space, a small flat screen TV (Freeview.) Hairdryer provided. Bedroom 2 with Twin beds, plenty of wardrobe and storage space. Both have ceiling fans to keep you cool in the summer.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Strictly no smoking in the apartment, on the balcony or in the communal areas inside. Sorry pets are not allowed. A small welcome-pack consisting of milk tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided with our compliments. Families are very welcome, a travel cot (bedding not provided) and high chair are available on request. Please supervise children at all times on the balcony. Please note there is no storage for bicycles. Hair dryer provided. Outside: The apartment has communal gardens, a balcony and a private parking space. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned before each let. Prices include all bed linen (except for travel cot), tea towels and towels (with the exception of beach towels). Additional linen change can be provided for stays longer than 7 days (please let us know). Other: Separate dining area: table with 4 chairs and 2 spare chairs (in the bedrooms). Private parking space. Balcony with table and 2 chairs.


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Great For Spotting Red Squirrels From The Balcony! Ideal Location for the Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

The accommodation was perfect ideal location for everything very quite and spotless

  • 5 of 5

We both had a fantastic holiday and will certainly like to return again

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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Very clean and well equipped apartment. Plenty of room for the 4 of us and the baby.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here and really enjoyed it. The island has plenty to do and see even if the weather is not great. We visited Osborne house, the Needles,Amazon zoo,Zootique,Shanklin Chine,Blackgang Chine,Monkey world,Butterfly world to name a few.

The apartment is a stones throw from the beach and within walking distance from Shanklin center.

We saw many Red Squirrels from the balcony.

Well worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great facilities and location

  • 5 of 5

A lovely apartment very close to the beach. Catered for all our needs and very homely. A great place to stay on the island and was our second stay in Shanklin. We would love to return again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Would recommend

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this beautiful apartment. There is everything to make your stay perfect. It is conveniently situated for the beach ,old town and the chine . I cannot recommend it highly enough .

would love to return sometime soon

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Second year running we had a lovely stay. The apartment is great, has everything you need and more. It has a very homely feel.

Would definitely recommend staying here to anyone who wants to be in prime location for the beach, pubs and the old village.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful.....just perfect

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is beautiful with everything you could posssibly need. Bigger than I expected and everything spotlessly clean. All the furniture is comfortable including the beds which have luxurious Egyptian cotton bedding.

I was a bit sceptical about staying in an apartment but I didnt need to worry as it is extremely peaceful and the only time we heard anyone else in the block was when we went out and bumped into the odd neighbour (who were all lovely, friendly and helpful).. Thank you to Sue for the sugar, milk and tea bags, a lovely touch.

A short walk takes you to the lovely town with a good variety of shops, bars and restaurants. We ate out every day of our holiday and our favourite place was The Copper Kettle where you could get anything from an egg sandwich to a gorgeous roast dinner (which cost only £4.95). Loads of other places to choose from including Indian, Chinese, fish and chips (Chubbys is lovely for fish and chips, kebabs, fried chicken and pizza) and plenty more.

No need for a car either as the bus stop is a very short walk from the apartment. We visited Sandown, Ventnor, East and West Cowes and Newport. The Isle of Wight Zoo in Sandown is a lovely day out where you can get up really close to the big cats which is a bit different to others I have been to.

I loved this apartment and so did my (usually fussy) husband and daughter. We couldnt fault a thing. Everything works perfectly from the washing machine and TV to the very fast WIFI.

The beach is a five minute walk and is gorgeous with loads of eating places on the front. The view from the apartment is stunning and I can imagine would be even better in the summer months.

I usually go to Cornwall in the summer but tried to book this lovely place instead. Unfortunately it is fully booked for the weeks I wanted.

Sue, the owner was delightful to deal with all the way through, always replying quickly to any queries and always extremely helpful.

This little gem is now our favourite holiday home and we will hopefully be back time and time again.

Thank you to Sue for a lovely, lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Shanklin Beach 5 minutes walk


Shanklin is a fabulous location for family holidays, with a safe sandy beach and clear waters, 200m from the apartment. The bay is sheltered from the prevailing wind by Dunnose Point, 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. Shanklin Chine is a natural gorge carved out by a stream which is beautiful in the daytime or evening.


Wightlink vehicle & foot passenger ferries from Portsmouth to Fishbourne, 40 minutes crossing and also crosses from Lymington to Yarmouth, 35 minutes crossing.

Redfunnel vehicle & foot passenger ferries from Southampton to East Cowes, 1 hour crossing.

For foot passengers the 'Fast Cat' goes from Portsmouth to Ryde Pier Head in 20 minutes and 'Redjet' in 25 minutes from Southampton to West Cowes.

Trains run from Shanklin to Ryde Pier Head.


Shanklin Beach 200 metres

Co-Op Supermarket 0.5 miles

Several Pubs/restaurants less than 5 minutes walk

Sandown 3.4 miles

Morrisons Store, Lake 2.2 miles

Tesco, Ryde 6.9 miles

Isle of Wight Zoo, Appuldurcombe House, Donkey Sanctuary, Heights Leisure Centre less than 4 miles

Garlic Farm 6 miles

Seaview Wildlife Encounter 9 miles

Osborne House 12.7 miles

Carisbrooke Castle (Newport), Blackgang Chine, Steam Railway 10 miles

Robin Hill 7.3 miles

Cowes 14 miles

The Needles 22 miles

Further Details:

Shanklin is a town of great character and charm with many interesting small shops. Sheltering cliffs provide the ideal suntrap position for the seafront Esplanade, where there is safe bathing from a sandy beach, water sports, car parks, hotels, amusements and a host of pubs and restaurants. The first week of August is traditionally Carnival Week with carnival parades in the town and sports and fireworks at the County Ground. Later in August Shanklin Regatta is one of the highlights of the year with a firework finale which lights up the bay.

Shanklin Old Village with its picturesque cottages clustered around the thatched Crab Inn have now become craft and gift shops or restaurants. Follow the lane from the Old Village to reach Shanklin's famous Chine, a dramatic fissure in the rock where a 45 ft waterfall cascades through boulders and ferns to the shore. The Chine's Heritage Centre features an exhibition about PLUTO - the Pipeline Under the Ocean, which was laid to pump fuel across the channel for the Normandy invasion forces.

There's nothing quite like Cowes Week (4 - 11 August 2018); the oldest and largest annual sailing regatta in the World. The event boasts an 8-day schedule combining competitive racing and great fun for the 8,000 competitors racing and 100,000 spectators who enjoy a fantastic line up of shore-side entertainment day and night culminating in the famous firework display on the final Friday of the event. Not to be missed!

The Isle of Wight Festival: 21-24 June 2018 (

Isle of Wight Garlic Festival: 18 - 19 August 2018

Isle of Wight Cycling Festival: See press of details


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:

50% of the total rental price (Booking Fee) secures the booking and must be paid within 5 days of your booking confirmation. If payment is not received then we reserve the right to treat the booking as cancelled. The balance plus a refundable damage deposit of £100 must be paid 8 weeks before the start of your holiday. All bookings are subject to T & Cs which will be emailed with the booking form. All fees incurred through international banking transactions are the responsibility of the guest(s), including fees incurred through refunding the damage deposit.

Changeover Day:
Weekly rental where the minimum stay is 7 nights is Saturday (Summer holidays). Access to the apartment will be from 3 pm. and we ask that you vacate by 10 am. please. Short breaks are available with changeovers subject to availability.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks are available with changeovers subject to availability on all days. The charge for short breaks is approximately one fifth of the weekly cost per night, the minimum stay is for 3 nights as indicated in the Price List.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.