Old Village location, beautiful stone cottage, 3 bedrooms, Walk to the beach!
About Nicole Surguy
Hi, I am Nicole and I live in Surrey with my partner and 6 year old daughter. I renovate properties for a living as I have a love of interior design but my main job is being a Mummy to our little girl. I am very happy to discuss any questions you may have regarding the cottage and can be reached on the phone or by email.
Nicole Surguy purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Nicole Surguy chose Shanklin
We had been thinking about a holiday home for some time and as I fell in love with the Isle of Wight as a child I knew that is where our home had to be. I wanted to take my daughter to all the places I had visited as a child so we could share some wonderful memories. The Old Village is the perfect balance of character and charm yet a stones throw from the beach it really is the best of both worlds! Stoneydowns was for us, idyllic! Bursting with character, I loved the quirky parts of the house, such as the sloped ceilings on the top floor and the slightly wonky floor! The beautiful carved bookcase in the lounge was so unique too. It was also a blank canvas for us to put our stamp on and enable me to get creative! The cottage has such a warm and cosy feel we just love it and I am sure you will too. :0)
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage has many unique features we love. The views of the downs and the thatched roofs of the old village can be seen from the master and top floor bedroom. The roof terrace is so unusual and to sit out in the evening with a glass of wine is such a treat. Having the beach on our doorstep is wonderful and with so many pubs and restaurants within walking distance you are spoiled for choice! The cottage is so perfectly located you could simple leave your car and walk or take the bus should you wish to venture further afield.
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We stayed here for 2 weeks in July/August. The house was very well situated and very close to a public car park.We had to contact the owner about a couple of things and the response was quick and resolved in no time at all.
I would have no trouble recommending this property to anyone very well situated for the high street and quiet.
A very lovely and well equipped cottage.
Lovely old property with all modern comforts. Plenty of room for a family of 5. Thoroughly satisfied.
Really lovely property in a great location
The property was just what we needed, a beautifully presented 3 story cottage with lots of character but also all mod cons, dishwasher, WiFi and a great selection of movies!
The property was really clean and a great size for the five of us, with a wonderfully large master bedroom. The bathrooms are lovely and modern too. The kitchen had everything we needed, we mostly ate in making full use of the kitchen and didn't find it lacking.
The property is right in the heart of old Shanklin on a very quiet road. There is a really nice tea rooms a stones throw away and also a seriously good fish and chip shop! We were a little worried about having to park the car in the local car park but we needn't have been, the road was fine to park on to drop/pick anything up and the local car park was only round the corner, plus the parking permit that came with it can be used all over the island, which we definatley telt took full advantage of.
Overall it was a great holiday enjoyed by the whole family.
Beautifully decorated and comfortable cottage, in a great location.
This was our second stay at Stoneydowns and it was just as lovely as the first. Nice to see a new, modern bathroom and sofa since our last visit.
It has a great location in the traditional town of Shaklin. Handy to walk to shops and the beach / seafront. Parking provided in the car park across the road which was really handy.
The beds are the most comfortable I’ve slept in, and after a day exploring the island and being out in the fresh air it was just what we all needed.
The cottage has everything you need for a relaxing stay, a well equipped kitchen, lovely toiletries in the bathroom and a good selection of DVD’s and games for all ages. We stayed with our two children (aged 7 and 5) and also with my dad. There was plenty for us all to do and the cottage is big enough for us all to have space to relax. Would definitely recommend staying here.
Beautiful, well equipped Cottage with attention to detail throughout.
We enjoyed a relaxing 2 week holiday at this cottage. Great location right in the heart of Shanklin, a village we love.
Nicole has obviously put a great deal of thought into carefully restoring this cottage which was a tranquil base to come back to each day.
Having a roof terrace was great to sit out on and also very useful to dry washing!
It was an easy 15 min walk downhill to the beach so no need to use the car for most of our stay however having a tourist parking permit was a great bonus which we used to explore around the island.
After visiting Shanklin for the last 8 years we finally walked down the Chine illuminated one evening. An absolute gem not to be missed. The kids enjoyed this enchanted walk watching waterfalls and taking in all of the wonderful surroundings.
Jurraaic Jim is also a favourite for the boys and their new love of fossils!
For a fabulous avocado toast breakfast I would recommend the newly opened South East beach cafe right on the end of the beach in front of the crazy golf. The Steamer also along the seafront do great evening meals with live music at weekends which we walked easily down the steps to by the cliff lift.
We would definitely recommend this beautiful cottage to anyone looking to book in the future and hope to stay again soon.
Home from Home
Beautiful cottage in a great location for a family holiday. Short stroll to the beach to it’s plenty of family friendly bars and restaurants. Cottage itself is lovely and comfortable. The superb weather was an extra bonus!
The Isle of Wight has many attractions to visit but some of our favorites are:
Shanklin Chine (4 minute walk)
Tower Gardens (3 minute walk)
Rylstone Gardens (10 minute walk)
The Donkey Sanctuary (7 minutes by car)
Amazon World Zoo Park (10 minutes by car)
Isle of Wight Owl & Falconry (10 minutes by car)
Godshill Village (10 minutes by car)
Dinosaur Isle (12 minutes by car)
The Garlic Farm (15 minutes by car)
Adgestone Vineyard (15 minutes by car)
The Isle of Wight Zoo (15 minutes by car)
Yaverland Beach (15 minutes by car)
Blackgang Chine (20 minutes by car)
Monkey Haven (20 minutes by car)
Seaview Wildlife Encounter (25 minutes by car)
Osborne House (25 minutes by car)
There are many beautiful beaches locally as well as lots of stunning walks.
The Isle of Wight Steam Railway (20 minutes by car)