About the property
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- Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights
Casa Nostra - a bungalow that sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms
This delightful home has been finished to a high standard by the Italian owners, with a very attractive interior, whilst surrounded by a lovely garden with pretty flower beds, colourful trees and shrubs. There is a large patio which over looks the rear garden with views to the downs, ideal for relaxing at the end of a busy day.
The safe sparkling waters of Shanklin beach are just a short walk away and within 3 minute walking distance of the popular holiday town of Shanklin, here there are a variety of shops, supermarket, banks and eating places. To the south of the High Street lies the picturesque thatched Old Village with its pubs, tearooms and gift shops. Near to the Old Village is Shanklin Chine, a natural wooded gorge, and Rylstone Gardens, a relaxing park with crazy golf and tea gardens in a flower filled setting.
Shanklin also has a train station, enabling you to leave your car behind and travel to Sandown and the holiday resort of Ryde with its white sandy beaches and attractions.
The long safe sandy beach of Shanklin is on a lower level, just a two minute walk to the cliff path from Casa Nostra. Coastal paths make for scenic walking to neighbouring Sandown or in the other direction the pretty village of Bonchurch through the winding paths of the landslip.
The Island has many other attractions for families with a variety of beaches, wonderful scenery, cycleways and footpaths, leisure centres and golf courses. Entertainment and eating places are varied.
Discounted ferry travel available on request
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
We had a great holiday in this holiday house we were very comfortable and would love to return also it had a very nice garden and balcony
Disappointed with the property not to Gold Std. Agents helpful with issues but we would not return.
Cold and rainy when we arrived - no heating on so property felt cold and damp. Old heating system that left us without heating or hot water when we awoke the second morning - member of staff from the agent went in and reset the boiler - emergency heating engineer had to be called out that evening as it had failed again.
Cleaners needed to revisit as showers had too much gunge and mildew in them to encourage use. Gunk on shower head was cleaned off by ourselves.Towels and bath mats worn and in need of upgrading
Wall tiles above cooker hob also cleaned by ourselves to remove the grease. Likewise with kettle. Fridge interior cracked and sellotaped, freezer in need of defrosting
Double glazed Front Door and frame moved upon opening and closing. Needs upgrading.
In our opinion not a Gold Standard property, but the Agents were most helpful with regard the central heating/water and the cleaning issues and have noted our comments but up to the time of leaving were unable to contact the owners.
What the South Wight has to offer:
The South of the Isle of Wight incorporates some of the most exciting coastline from long stretches of beach with hidden fossils and exposed dinosaur footprints, to rugged cliff tops with exhilarating views and historical monuments and pretty villages steeped in history, the inspiration for artists and authors old and new.
You must visit
Blackgang Chine is a must for all the family with a fantastic variety of activities for all the family to spend a great day out. Themed areas like Frontierland where you can play Cowboys and Indians in a full sized Cowboy Town, and rides like Waterforce where you can choose the fast 'overflows', or the scary 'plug-hole' - you'll have to see it and experience it to believe it!
Superbly situated beside the sparkling waters of Sandown Bay, the twin resorts of Sandown and Shanklin have delighted generations of holiday-makers for over 150 years. Along Culver Parade you'll find tennis, bowls, Go-Karting, crazy golf, a pitch and putt course, the Tiger Sanctuary and Dinosaur Isle Museum. At the southern end of town the Heights Health and Leisure Base has indoor swimming pools and further inland is a fine 18 hole golf course.
With its charming thatch-roofed cottages and winding main street lined with tearooms, Godshill is the quintessential English Village. Travelling South to Wroxall there's the Donkey Sanctuary and Appuldurcombe House now offering Owl and Falconry displays. Visit Chale Green Deli and Coffee shop and on to the Southern most tip of the Island St Catherine's with its ancient Pepperpot. Ventnor Botanic Garden provides a lovely walk and then lunch at their very successful café.
There are coastal paths around the Island and this section features the Isle of Wight's famous chines. Whale Chine is the most spectacular in a series of Chines along this stretch of coastline. Devil's Chimney provides an exciting walk through enchanted woodland down to the beach; Chale Bay is stunning; Weldon Beds which have yielded fossilized remains of dinosaurs. With features like St Catherine's Lighthouse many feel this section offers the best walking and views of the entire Isle of Wight.
Sandown and Shanklin on the south-east coast share a wide crescent of golden sand, with safe swimming, water sports and a range of bars, pubs and cafés. The southern stretch, below Shanklin Chine, is the quietest and most attractive.
Ventnor has a wonderful Mediterranean light and, like Sandown and Shanklin, an enviable sunshine record. Steephill Cove is its prettiest beach, a peaceful little bay with a good beach café. Reach it via the coastal footpath from the Botanic Gardens, or La Falaise car park in Ventnor.
Places to eat
Try the local seafood, in particular crab, lobster, haddock dishes. The vast majority of pubs are highly geared up for food and usually the portions are on the large side. Fresh crab in particular can be tasty from beachside cafe's and can also be purchased from the fisherman at seafood huts selling direct, two places spring to mind: Ventnor Fresh Crab Beach Hut and a fisherman's house at Steephill Cove next to the café'.