As you travel along the coastal path after Ventnor Botantic Garden and Orchard Bay along the edge of the cliff, you will eventually reach Woody Bay in St Lawrence. This position offers views across Ventnor Downs to the north and St Lawrence and St Catherine’s Lighthouse in the distance to the south. As you make your way back to civilisation, you will find the picturesque St Lawrence Church.
Over at Highlands, the highlight of spring is the daffodils that pop up in the garden. Having undertaken the conversion over several years, there wasn’t any life in the garden. However, as soon as the garden was finished, in its first spring, daffodils were appearing around the garden.
With the site being unused since the early 1990s, the daffodils date back to at least then and may be even older. Along with the selection of trees, many of which grew whilst the site was unused, there is our landmark sweet chestnut, which, by our calculations, dates back to the 1870s and must have been planted by Sir James Thomson Ritchie, the first owner of the original Highlands.
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.