Whilst 2018 seems an age away, we’ve been celebrating our success in the year after winning at the Booking.com Guest Review Awards 2018.
We were delighted to win for Highlands Apartments 2, 3, 4 and 5, plus The Priory, with scores over 9 out of 10 for all our properties. Shanklin Manor just missed out after being 1 review short of the awards, which it has now received.
It is great to receive the lovely reviews from our customers and we’re pleased to add them to our ongoing Airbnb Superhost status and EnjoyEngland 5* rating.
Thank you to all of our guests who stayed in 2018 – we look forward to welcoming you back in 2019.
With Christmas just around the corner, we’ve got the presents covered with our gift vouchers.
Available for a value of your choice, you can give that special someone the first step on their way to an island escape with a gift voucher for a stay with Shanklin Holiday Homes.
The vouchers allow purchase via the website and phone, making it easy to redeem.
To request a voucher and find out more, click here.
The Isle of Wight is still very much open this winter.
There are plenty of attractions that are open throughout the year to provide fun and excitement on a island escape.
Some of those that are open for all or part of the week include The Needles, Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle, Wight Karting, Monkey Haven, Ventnor Botanic Gardens, Quarr Abbey, Dinosaur Isle, Amazon World, Isle of Wight Zoo, Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary and Brading Roman Villa.
To book your apartment, visit our accommodation page.
Whilst the weather may have got colder, there is still plenty of fun to be had on the Isle of Wight this winter.
Winter breaks are available from November to Easter with Shanklin Holiday Homes, with prices starting at just £240 for a 3 night stay.
We can also offer 15% discount on your Red Funnel ferry from Southampton.
For more, check out our selection of properties.
Red Funnel have added an extra 16 sailings per week, making it even easier to get to the island for your next escape.
The service, which runs from Southampton to East Cowes, has added the new services after receiving positive feedback from customers. To go with the new timetable, they are also offering 2018 prices for 2019 sailings when booked during 2018, with just a £25 deposit required when booking for 30+ days in advance.
We are delighted to be working with Red Funnel for another year, so when booking, don’t forget to request a promo code for 15% off car ferry sailings.
For more, visit RedFunnel.co.uk.
Here are a selection of photos from the coastal path through Luccombe to Ventnor. A perfect walk alongside countryside, National Trust land and coastal views.
If you are looking for a day out where you can step back into time and live like a lord or lady of the manor, then look no further than Appuldurcombe House.
The house was originally one of the grandest on the island and home to Worsley family. An example of baroque architecture, the current house was dates back to 1702 and a house has been on the site since 1100, when it was originally a priory and later a convent. Over the years, the house has been extended and in later life, it became a hotel, an academy for young gentlemen and home for the monks that would later move to Quarr Abbey.
However, its most significant time was during the Second World War, when the house was taken over by the military. In 1943, the beginning of the end for the house took place when a bomb hit close by and a large hole appeared in the roof. With the hole unrepaired, the house gradually deteriorated and much of the house was sold off, leaving the shell that can be seen today.
Now, the house is open to the public to wander around the remainder of the house and see its grand proportions and imagine what it would have been like in its heyday. You can also explore the grounds, see the farm animals that graze on the land and see what remains of the garden designed by the famous Capability Brown. A small section of the house has been reroofed, which is available for weddings.
Entry is free – so why not pop in and then travel along the road to its free neighbour, the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary.