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2 Highlands Apartment


Prices from £395

Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms

  • Off-street Parking
  • Walking distance of shops
  • Walking distance of beach
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Cot/Travel Cot
  • High Chair
  • Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Children Friendly

Apartment 2 at Highlands is a large three bedroom apartment sleeping 5 with sea views in an imposing cliff top location.

Taking its name from the imposing Victorian residence that stood on the cliff top site for over 100 years, it was originally built for the Lord Mayor of London, Sir James Thomson Ritchie, and subsequently used by Reverend William Page Roberts, Bishop of Salisbury, for his final years. It was later owned by the McAuslane family, who turned it into a well known hotel. After its closure, it was then used by Upper Chine School for its final years.

After being left for a decade, the current Highlands was then constructed, a grand and impressive mock Georgian manor house that lived up to its predecessor in terms of scale and views across Shanklin. However, it was never finished and derelict, open to the elements, for a decade. Now, after an extensive refurbishment and conversion, it is now restored into 5 spacious, luxurious apartments.

Apartment 2 is a ground floor apartment accessed via the communal area with a spacious double bedroom with ensuite, twin bedroom and single bedroom to fit all of the family in. There is a large bathroom, open plan kitchen/diner flowing into the unique curved living area with direct access to communal garden and spectacular sea views of Sandown Bay.

All of the apartments benefit from oak furniture and leather sofas, oak floored living areas with fitted kitchens with granite worktops and all your key appliances, 32″ LED TV with Freesat and DVD and free wifi. Communal gardens are available for all apartments to enjoy with seating available alongside off road parking and cycle parking bays.

Highlands benefits from spectacular panoramic sea, town and countryside views around the building, going across to Sandown Bay, Shanklin town and the Downs towards Ventnor. The property is found on the coastal path between Shanklin and Sandown and just down the road from National Trust land and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is also a few minutes walk from the picturesque Old Village and its thatched cottages, plus shops, pubs, restaurants and the main town, as well as the cliff top, Esplanade and Shanklin’s beaches.

For larger families, there are 4 other apartments sleeping 3 to 5 each over the four levels at Highlands, Shanklin Manor, sleeping 4, and The Priory, sleeping 4, close-by, enabling large families to holiday together.

Extra Information

Short breaks available for late availability plus winter months
Discounted ferry travel available on request

Entrance hallway to ground floor apartment

Bedroom 1: Double bed, bedside tables, chest of draws with mirror and wardrobe (all oak) with sea views - leading to:

Ensuite: Fully tiled bathroom with shower, toilet, sink, shaver light, heated towel rail and mirror

Bedroom 2: Two single beds, bedside chest of draws, mirror and wardrobe (all oak) with sea views

Bedroom 3: Single bed, bedside chest of draws, mirror and wardrobe (all oak)

Bathroom: Fully tiled bathroom with bath with shower over, toilet, sink, shaver light, heated towel rail and mirror

Living Area: Oak floored open plan lounge with sea views, leather sofas and TV/DVD, oak dining table and chairs and granite kitchen – French doors leading to:

Garden: Communal garden with grass, trees and sea views plus foldable seating available

Parking: Off road parking and bicycle stands available

Electric central heating
Electric oven & hob
Washing machine
Iron/Ironing Board
Flat screen TV with Freesat and DVD/CD  player
DAB/FM radio
Hair dryer
Books, games, binoculars and DVDs

Free off road parking and bicycle stands

Garden furniture – foldable seating available

Welcome pack on arrival (tea, coffee, fresh milk, Isle of Wight biscuits, sponge, J cloth, bin bags, toilet rolls plus selected cleaning products)

Duvet and pillows on beds. Linen and towels provided (please bring own beach towels)

High chair and travel cot with linen available (please request at time of booking)

Eelectric car charging not permitted

Shanklin Town

One of the most popular holiday destinations on the Isle of Wight, Shanklin has everything you need for a great family holiday or to go to with friends or as a couple. Sandown Bay, which stretches from Culver Down in the North 8.5 miles through Sandown, Lake and Shanklin to the South was the winner of the Beach Of The Year in the Countryfile Magazine Awards 2019.

From the long wide sandy beach, perfect for bucket and spade days to the wooded ravine which is Shanklin Chine and the Old Village with its independent shops, restaurants and pubs, you won’t be short of something to do. Shanklin has all the charm of a proper seaside town and set against the dramatic sandstone cliffs, the beach is one of the most stunning walks to take on the Island. You could rent a beach hut and watch the world go by or try your hand at the water sports on offer or have a paddle.

Whether you’re young or old or somewhere in between there’s plenty to do for everyone. With its mixtures of green spaces, beach and town, parks and gardens, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Sit in the peaceful and tranquil Rylstone Gardens, take a picnic and just relax. Have a look at their programme of events and you may find yourself being serenaded by a band on the bandstand.

Go and see a show at Shanklin Theatre which has an amazing mix of professional and amateur shows as well as concerts and comedy to choose from. Take the kids to the Esplanade and spend some pennies on traditional seaside games and amusements and take advantage of the wide range of pubs and cafes or walk through Shanklin Chine and admire this unique gorge with its rare plants and delightful waterfall.

The Old Village with its pretty thatched cottages and history, housing gift shops and tea rooms is the perfect spot for a cream tea or a light lunch. There are also miles of cycle ways and footpaths for you to enjoy so come prepared to get yourself some all- important vitamin sea and during the summer months, there are carnivals and the Shanklin Regatta to enjoy, which add to the excitement of any holiday.

Cream tea? Light lunch? Traditional fish and chips? Locally caught crab and lobster? Whatever your foodie pleasure, you’ll find it in Shanklin. From traditional cafes, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants to an ice cream beside the seaside, you’ll have no problem pleasing everyone. Lots of venues have live music, quizzes and entertainment at weekends and during the summer months so it’s well worth having a look to see what’s going on. Many pubs and restaurants serve local ales and produce sourced from the Island so that you really will be able to taste and eat the Wight.

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