Sunset offers 5 bedrooms with 3 ensuites as well as main bathroom and cloakroom
We have been in the hospitality industry since 1983 where we ran our first 6 bedroom guesthouse, located just along the cliff path from where we are now. Over the course of three decades we believe we have been able to identify both the necessities and luxuries that our guests require and appreciate, in ensuring they have both a comfortable and relaxing stay. The original property was built in 1856 and for many years from the 1960s until 1996 this property was used as a ten bedroom hotel. We bought the property in 2003, and in 2011/12 we extended the existing property and converted it into two houses. The houses were completely refurbished to a high standard and offer a luxurious environment in which to live.
Carol purchased this House in 2003
Why Carol chose Shanklin
After the conversion was completed in 2012 the property was attractively furnished to provide high quality rental accommodation. The business has been running since 2012 and guests are impressed with the quality of the spacious interior. Each year we strive to improve the quality of the accommodation. Close proximity to the cliff path and beach are a big favourite with families with young children, there is no need to use the car or look for a parking space.
What makes this House unique
Large secure well maintained garden with hanging baskets in season. The spacious lounge, diner, kitchen is an impressive 50' in length with high vaulted ceilings. High levels of insulation provide a cosy environment in colder weather.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
I'm sorry we do not accept groups under the age of 25. No smoking inside the property, but permitted outside in the garden. We ask all guests to respect neighbouring properties and keep noise to a minimum after 10pm
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We spend between Christmas and New Year as a family of 6 adults and 4 children. The house was just perfect. Carol and Colin were fantastic and quick to answer and resolve any questions we had.
Perfect location too.
Thank you for such a lovely stay.
Delightful, spacious house in a perfect location. Helpful, friendly owners
This house is much larger than the pictures portray. We were 6 adults, 4 teenagers and a dog, and we had ample space. The house is conveniently located close to shops, restaurants and the beach in Shanklin. The house was beautifully clean, well equipped and the enclosed garden ensured the dog had a safe area. Beds were comfortable and having a dining table that could seat everyone was a bonus.
All communication prior to the holiday was from Carol who went over and above to accommodate our requirements. We were greeted by Colin on arrival who was friendly and helpful. Overall, this house was excellent in all areas and we would not hesitate to return.
Fantastic Family Holiday
The property was perfect for our family holiday. Lots of room for the children to play downstairs and in the garden, and some lovely garden games and toys included. The kitchen was also very well equipped and we had a lovely welcome package. Communication with the owner was also excellent - thank you Carol for a fantastic stay!
Great location and house for a seaside holiday for a large mixed family group
The property was super clean and very well equipped particularly for cooking large family meals. The children all enjoyed the large space to run about in and the enclosed safe garden was brilliant with lots of garden games.
A couple of negatives:
The undersheet in the downstairs bedroom was sized for a 5 foot bed when the bed was only 4 foot 6. Consequently it ruckled up all the time and was actually quite uncomfortable.
The en-suite toilet for the downstairs bedroom was also the only toilet on the ground floor for the whole family. This meant that in the early mornings when all the family were up but we were not we had to lock the door giving access to the toilet lobby from the hall to give us privacy in the bedroom/bathroom. What was needed was a lock on the bedroom door also.
Apart from that a great place to stay. We effectively made it into a 6 bedroom house by putting the cot into the large ensuite bathroom on the middle floor thereby giving the parents some quiet sleeping time and also the 4 year old brother who had the middle twin to himself.
Thank you for your review and we are thrilled that you all had a fantastic stay, with plenty of room for the children to run around, whilst still in a safe environment.
Thank you also for the feedback; I should take the opportunity to clarify a couple of the points raised:
The downstairs bedroom has a 5ft bed and must have had a 6ft mattress protector on which can wrap around the mattress for extra protection, please do always give us a shout as we have plenty of fresh, clean linen and protectors etc that can be changed immediately to suit your comfort levels.
Regarding the downstairs toilet, this is strategically placed off of a private hallway. In the daytime can serve the downstairs of the house and by night has a lock on the hallway door so it is solely for the use of the downstairs bedroom (that has a separate shower room off of the bedroom). There is a further toilet just at the top of the stairs and a further two toilets are located in the two en-suite bedrooms.
Thank you again for your 5* review, most appreciated and we are so pleased the family enjoyed their stay.
This property is excellent exactly as advertised .Carol was very friendly and helpful with information about the area short walk to the excellent beach although down a bit of a slope .It was great to have a hamper of essentials there for us after a long journey .All in all I would recommend this property to anyone .
Thankyou for a wonderful holiday
Perfect holiday home with all you could need!
The photos don't quite capture how lovely and spacious the house is. We had a lovely warm welcome from our hosts, who were on hand when we needed them, and were never intrusive.
The house is stocked with all you could need, with every kitchen and household item you could want, games and sun loungers for the garden, and beautiful bedding, hairdryers, fans and fluffy towels in each room. Great location in Shanklin with great Hideaway pub serving excellent food 3 mins walk away. We had a wonderful and very comfortable family holiday here with our dog in tow.
Local family friendly beaches, where you can hire a beach hut for a day or a week. Watersports and tuition are also available on the local beach.