We arrived at West Cowes after a two week Med cruise & took the bus to Shanklin via Newport. The house was easy to find and Marion was kind enough to accelerate her preparations for our early arrival. Inside we found a lovely basket of fruit, some scones with butter & jam & a most delectable jam/cream sponge, decorated with strawberries. There were also flowers, milk & a loaf, which lasted us all week.
The apartment was of course immaculate & had everything we needed. The hot water was amazing as it was almost instant from bath, sink or kitchen. The garden view is charming with a large Magnolia tree in the centre. A great place to sunbathe up to around 5pm on our 3 sunny days.
The bus station at the large Co-op & the train station are an easy walk away. As is the beach and the Hideaway restaurant.(We had 3 dinners there).
We bought 7 day bus passes for £24 each & they are a real bargain if you don't have a car. You can travel on any route & on the open top buses around the Island, as well as the Needles/Yarmouth Coaster.
Lots of reviews here on the accommodation & we will sign off on all the positive ones.
We arrived on a Sunday and were a bit worried about shops being shut. No worries as Marion had laid on a hamper for us! The place is in a quiet residential road so we slept well. A short walk takes you to Shanklin cliff footpath and The Hideaway bar/restaurant; a short drive takes you to Shanklin Esplanade without having to go into town. There are a choice of restaurants here as well as the beach. And the town is also a short drive away with more restaurants to choose from. However if you want to eat in, the apartment has everything you need. It also looks out over a south facing garden so you get plenty of sun if you sit out on the patio. The apartment is spotlessly clean and very modern. This is good base to see all the usual sights and attractions on the IoW. Would stay again.
Good location, easy walk into Shanklin and driving distance to other attractions. The appartment was light and airy with the bonus of bi-fold doors overlooking the garden. Our hosts were helpful & friendly and left some lovely treats for us on arrival.
Would definitely recommend to family and friends looking for somewhere to stay on the IOW
Appartment has everything you need . Ideal location for walking ,cycling and touring the island. Hosts very friendly , all the little extras including the welcome hamper make it a lovely place to relax and enjoy your holiday .