Isle Of Wight
In line with Government advice, we have unfortunately had to close all of our apartments for guests. With such lovely weather at the moment, it is so sad to not be able to have guests enjoying all the island has to offer. Nevertheless, as soon as we are able, we will be back open and running as normal.
For guests who have bookings during the closure period, we are getting in touch to rearrange to either the autumn of this year or any time during 2021, which is now open for bookings. As we don’t know when the closure will end, we are getting in touch a couple of weeks before your stay to rearrange and for stays where we process the payments, also not taking any balance payments until we are back open.
We are delighted by the positive response to this with many guests having relocated their stays already. This is also forming part of The Island Will Wait campaign across the industry on the island.
In the meanwhile, to get your island fix, do follow us on Instagram or Facebook to see our photos and videos from across the island.
For a second year, we’re delighted to be successful at the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards. We’ve won for all of our properties, achieving 9.4 out of 10 or higher for our selection. We are pleased to have had another year of great stays for our guests and look forward to welcoming record numbers of returning guests during 2020.
We’ve also received Welcome Cottages’ Green Awards for our green credentials. Along with our green activities in running our apartments, we are boosting our information to provide lots more on car free travel, public transport options and where to buy locally on the island, which is gradually being added to our website.
We’re working with our friends at Red Funnel to make your sailings to the island cheaper with their Black Friday Sale.
For all ferry bookings placed by 6th December for sailings between now and 2nd November 2020, you will get a whopping 33% off.
Just request a code on booking of your holiday with Shanklin Holiday Homes and we’ll send it over to you.
Red Funnel T&Cs and Conditions of Carriage apply
You can now keep up to date with all things Shanklin Holiday Homes throughout the year.
In addition to our existing News section, you can now also follow us on both Instagram and Facebook – we’re @ShanklinHolidayHomes for both – as well as join our mailing list here. You’ll be able to hear about the latest news, offers, competitions, new features and much more, as well as see a showcase of what the island has to offer.
Whilst we move into the autumn, the sun is still out on the island, as seen in a picture from this weekend. We still have availability for limited September weeks, as well as autumn and winter breaks from just £240.
We’ve made the big decision to stop charging booking fees for all new bookings – saving you £35 on your stay!
With the growing trend of charging without a booking fee across the holiday let industry and the fee now being used by the big agencies only, we’ve decided that, as a small, local business, we feel that it doesn’t fit in anymore and much better used for ice creams on the island!
Don’t forget – 2020 availability is now open and filling up fast, so get booking your stay now to avoid missing your chosen week.
If you are looking for a summer escape to the Isle of Wight, you’re in luck!
We’ve got just two weeks of availability left before September, week commencing Friday 19th July at Shanklin Manor and Saturday 20th July at The Priory. Both apartments sleep 4 and there are full details on the properties on the site.
Don’t forget we are able to offer 15% off your ferry travel on both Wightlink and Red Funnel, with a special Sizzlin’ Summer Sale on Red Funnel increasing that to 20% when your ferry is booked by 17th.
Also, to make it that little bit cheaper, you can also save the booking fee of £35 by entering code JULY2019.
Get booking now!
This photo was taken on Western Cliff in Ventnor and gives a great view of Ventnor. Surrounding this spot is the famous Ventnor sign, Flowers Brook and then on to Steephill Cove and Ventnor Botanic Garden.
If you are looking to explore the countryside, the Isle of Wight is renowned for its collection of footpaths, coastal paths and more that cover all parts of the island.
Whilst the coastal path rightly gets most of the attention, another gem in Shanklin is the Red Squirrel Trail from Shanklin to Wroxall. The trail is actually a 32 mile route around much of the island, perfect for cyclists, walkers and more. The Shanklin to Wroxall section goes off to Newport and beyond as well as being part of a loop that goes on to Godshill, Sandown, Lake and back to Shanklin.
The Shanklin to Wroxall route starts at Lower Hyde opposite Shanklin train station, which is part of the history of the route. It is formed on the former railway track that previously went from Shanklin to Wroxall and beyond to Ventnor, which means that you get a lovely flat route that is perfect for all. As you wander along the route, you can see the remains of the rail past with plenty of bridges to go under and then views across Shanklin and the downs.
As you go along, you can see fields galore, a couple of farms with horses and cows on view and even a horse or two going along the track itself. There is a footpath off to the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary and once you reach Wroxall, you can make your way to the historic Appuldurcombe House, where the route continues on.
If you are looking for a family friendly cycle route or a walk through some of the island’s best views, you’d be hard pushed to find better.