Shanklin Manor dates back to the Doomsday Book and has previously been a house and farm, being the home to the various Lords of the Shanklin Manor for many years. It was purchased by the local council in the early 20th century, with much of the land put into public ownership, such as Big Meade park and Shanklin Cricket Club, with the house sold on to the Workers’ Travel Association for a hotel for the underprivileged and then turned into a luxurious hotel in 1979. It has now been extensively renovated and restored to bring it back to its former glory, as well as meet the demands of the modern world. The duplex apartment comprises of two large bedrooms, one a master double bedroom with ensuite and the second twin bedroom, as well as a family bathroom, all on the first floor. There is also a toilet on the ground floor. All of the bedrooms benefit from parkland and woodland views, as well as views across farmland. The living area on the ground floor is spacious and open plan, with separate seating area with leather sofas and a home cinema and music system with LCD TV, HD DVD/CD player, Freeview, mobile/tablet jack and radio tuner, with speakers and controls in all bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as a dining area and kitchen. The kitchen includes an integrated dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, oven, hob and microwave, all with a granite worksurface and kitchen lighting. The grounds and gardens extend out to 2 acres, with a listed walled garden and summerhouse, as well as a private gate for access the adjacent picturesque parkland. Just next door is Shanklin Cricket Club, where you can enjoy a summer’s afternoon watching the action, as well as the Big Meade park surrounding the manor, with open grassland, a duck pond and children’s play area. Finally, the historic St Blasius’ Church can be found at the entrance to Shanklin Manor, which was the former church to the manor and dates back to 12th century. Just five minutes walk away is the Old Village, with the famous thatched cottages and a selection of local shops, pubs and restaurants, and the main town centre following afterwards. Finally, it is just five minutes walk from the cliff top and Esplanade with its sandy beaches.
My place is 1 mile from the beach and a mile from the river. You’ll love my place because of the warm reception and help you get. You are welcome to help yourself to toast and cereal for breakfast. If you need to use the kitchen in the evening, please try to finish by 6.30 pm. I have two other double rooms listed, one upstairs and one downstairs...
“Dit was de 2e van 3 bezoeken aan Danielle's huis voor zeilevenementen in Cowes deze zomer. Huis is heel modern, extreem schoon en netjes. Zeer goede prijs-kwaliteitverhouding. Een zeer grote selectie voor ontbijt. Gemakkelijk in- en uitchecken. Danielle verdient zeker haar Superhost-status.”
Light and spacious chalet bungalow with large ground floor single room and shower room. Situated in a quiet residential area, there is ample parking on the road outside. About 30 minutes away from Southampton, the New Forest, Beaulieu, Hythe and the beaches at Calshot or Lepe are all just 4 miles away.
“Zeer mooie kamer, geen kleine kamer. De gastheer was erg vriendelijk en we konden het goed vinden. Vond dat ze een beetje f ontbijt en een warm drankje aangeboden in de ochtenden. Badkamer vlakbij kamer, wat handig was, heel mooie douche. Comfortabel bed en gemakkelijk te parkeren in de straat, ik zou er weer stoppen”