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Sea Glass House

Shanklin

Prices from £1000

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms

  • Off-street Parking
  • Walking distance of shops
  • Walking distance of beach
  • WiFi
  • Garden Furniture
  • Television
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Children Friendly

Sea Glass House is a three storey town house style home located within walking distance of Shanklin's 2021 award winning beach and family seaside entertainment and facilities. Sleeping 6 and comprising three bedrooms this family seaside home has a double bedroom, bathroom with shower enclosure on the ground floor as well as a living room making it ideal for an extended family wishing to benefit from ground floor accommodation. There is a first floor living room, dining room and kitchen with garden access as well as a bathroom and separate w/c. The top floor has a twin bedroom, Super king-size bedroom and a shower room.

Situated on the main route to Shanklin seafront, and around the corner from lovely cliff walks and Shanklin Town centre, this home is the perfect family getaway for a sandy beach holiday. Shanklin is a town of two parts; the main High Street and Regent Street has an array of stores, eateries, public houses and amenities. Further up the hill is The Old Village; a pretty village of its own with Inns, souvenir shops, a rock shop, large car park, two lovely parks and the historic Shanklin Chine to enjoy.

Located on the Islands South coast, Shanklin has a level revetment walk-way to stroll to Sandown Beach and rugged cliff walks to take you all the way to the sub-tropical Victorian spa town of Ventnor. We could find more and more to entice you to visit this well situated family home but this would leave no surprises.

Please note: some of the interior decor requires polishing off [mainly landings].

Parking for only 1 car ( 2 small cars ) Maximum




ACCOMMODATION

Front gated forecourt access the front door that leads to:

Ground Floor:

Entrance Hallway Church pew seating, under stairs ‘wendy house’ play den, stairs to first floor and door to:

TV Room Three seater sofa, two seater sofa, sizeable smart TV, coffee table and three seater small breakfast table and chairs. Shuttered window to front. Door to inner hallway.

Inner Hallway Doors to downstairs double bedroom and utility area. Unused [due to steps] door to garden.

Utility Area Washing machine and shelf. Iron and ironing board. Clothes airer. Door to bathroom.

Downstairs Bathroom Step into room. Panelled bath, walk-in shower enclosure, w/c and pedestal wash hand basin. Frosted window to side. Tiled floor and walls. Towel Radiator.

Downstairs Bedroom Double bedroom. Louvered door built in wardrobe. Shelving and adjacent hanging space. Bedside table with lamp. Window to side.

First Floor:

Mezzanine Landing Stairs to second floor. Doors off to:

Living Room Dual aspect room at the front of the house and also looking down Hope Road towards the sea. Lounge seating for 6 people. Fireplace feature with gas coal effect fire, adjacent book shelves and cupboards. Shutters on all windows including the bay window. Coffee table, Occasional tables. Smart TV with Freesat and sound bar. Standard lamp. Table lamp.

Kitchen: Rear of the house with window and door to the tiered garden and parking at the top. Rangemaster American style fridge/freezer. 5 Ring hob Rangemaster double oven and grill with extractor hood over. Dishwasher. Stainless steel sink and drainer. Microwave oven, kettle and 4 slice toaster. Wine rack. Breakfast bar with 2 stools.

Dining Room Next to the kitchen with seating for 6 around a period wooden dining suite. Period sideboard. Cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Window to rear aspect.

Bathroom: Panelled bath with hand held shower attachment. Wash hand basin. Window to side.

Separate WC Close coupled w/c. Window to rear.

Second Floor:

Landing Doors off to:

Master Bedroom Dual aspect room with window to side looking towards the sea. Super king-size bed. Rattan bedroom furniture including bedside tables, dressing table and chairs. Upright mirror. Built in louvered door wardrobe. Hairdryer. Bedside lamps. Chest of drawers.

Twin Bedroom: Twin beds. Chest of drawers. Bedside table with lighthouse lamp. Window to rear aspect. Wardrobe.
 
Shower room Shower enclosure with electric shower unit. Pedestal wash hand basin. WC.
 
Outside Rear two tiered garden separated into a first tier patio with outside dining table and 6 wooden/metal chairs and a second tier with decked areas. Bench seat. Further steps to the top which has the parking bay for two vehicles – accessed via a lane from Queens Road [by the traffic lights] the garden has metal railings on the first level and wooden fencing for the second level but please take care with small children when using the garden and we recommend they are not left unattended.

Parking rear parking for 1 car (or 2 small cars), accessed via a narrow lane off Queens Road [which is off North Road by the lights] the lane is just on the left into Queens Road. We advise unloading everyone and everything prior to parking.
 
 
EQUIPMENT
Free Wi-Fi internet
X-Box One Games Console
Alexa Echo & Dots
5 ring double oven/grill
Microwave oven
American style fridge/freezer
Dishwasher
Washing machine
Kettle & 4 slice toaster 
Iron and ironing board
2 Smart Televisions, Freesat
Garden furniture
Hairdryer
Clothes airer
 

Duvets and pillows on all beds, Bed linen & Towels provided. Please bring own beach towels.

LIMITATIONS
No smoking
No pets permitted
Steps from parking to rear entrance [unload at front]
PLEASE NOTE: ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING IS NOT PERMITTED
 

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 simply 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!

Attractions

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, GoKarting, 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 cafe.

Walking

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; Wealdon 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.

Beach Life

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 cafe. 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.

We had a great week staying at Seaglass House and having stayed in Shanklin before we would almost certainly return. The positives are that there are plenty of social spaces over the 3 storey house. Initially we were meant to be a party of 6 but in the end were just the 4, including 2 adult children. Everyone was happy with their room and the decor was nicely done. Beds were very comfy, plenty of storage for clothes and it was nice having the three bathroom/shower rooms, one on each level. The bottom floor shower was large and powerful tho' could be improved if the head could be angled so it didn't blast you in the face (minor point). The kitchen was very well equipped and lacked for nothing that we needed.There were plenty of sofas for a large party and 2 TVs. It was great to have a washing machine. Areas which could easily be improved upon: The parking at the rear was tricky to find and very tricky to navigate in our Zafira MPV, as there was so much overgrown vegetation on the lane and I was concerned my vehicle would get scratched. The turning space for parking and exiting is very tight, especially when the neighbour's car is there and due to the uneven ground and combination of random paving and rubbly stones, I was worried about damage to my tyres. Levelling this area out a bit would make a huge difference. Once parked, to get the key you have to descend some very steep metal stairs alongside the house, however, we only realised once we were in the house, reading the guest book that we shouldn't have used the metal stairs as they were unsafe. It would be better to let guests know this BEFORE they arrive. It would have been nice to have been provided with cleaning materials, other than washing up liquid, as the top shower room basin drained very slowly, leaving toothpaste and soap scum which I would have liked to clean daily. Although most of the areas, bedlinen and kitchen were scrupulously clean, the carpet in the living room and landings had some noticeable spillage stains and the kitchen lino at the back entrance had marked surface damage. It did not spoil our holiday though I did worry if we might get deductions from our safety deposit so I sent photos of the damage to the booking agents to alert them of this. All in all we loved the house and its location close to the beach and shops and we would definitely return. The items I've pointed out are for accuracy and to explain why we didn't give full marks for some areas.

Island Holiday Homes reply
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback for which we are very grateful. The owner immediately acted upon this and has removed the slabs that have become damaged or lose, had the vegetation in the lane trimmed back and made improvements to the shower room drainage. Island Holiday Homes will also make sure that pre arrival information to guests is more comprehensive to improve the guest experience. We hope to welcome you and your family back to this lovely property again soon.



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