Welcome to the Old Stables, a beautiful and stylish barn conversion near Freshwater Bay on the Isle of Wight. This property was originally part of the Farringford Estate owned by Lord Tennyson, the world renown poet. Nestling at the foot of the downs the property is located up a private lane in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is within easy walking distance of Freshwater Bay - the local beach - nearby shops, a superb cafe/bar and friendly pub.
Highlands takes its name from the imposing Victorian residence that stood on the cliff top site for over 100 years. 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. Each of the apartments offer their own quirks and special features, from the penthouse’s unique roof top conservatory and balcony with its fantastic views to the annexe’s duplex apartment, the property is spread across four levels from the garden to the penthouse with annexe to side. The property benefits from spectacular panoramic sea, town and countryside views around the building, going across to Sandown Bay, Shanklin town and the Downs towards Ventnor. 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. For apartment 3, the property is a first floor apartment accessed via communal area with double with ensuite and twin bedrooms. There is a bathroom, kitchen/diner and curved living area. Apartments 1, 2, 4 and 5 are also available to book individually or in any combination for larger groups. 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.
“A propriedade está bem situada a poucos passos da cidade de Shanklin, da praia e do caminho costeiro, numa rua tranquila com pouco tráfego. Tudo foi impecavelmente limpos à chegada, camas confortáveis e água quente suficiente para os dois banheiros que foi um verdadeiro bónus. Particularmente apreciado a pasta extensa detalhando como aparelhos funcionou, regras de reciclagem etc, outros aluguéis muitas vezes deixam você perdendo tempo pensando como tudo funciona. As atividades recomendadas são a caminhada pelo sub-bosque até Bonchurch, subindo ao topo de Shanklin para uma vista panorâmica maravilhosa, onde você pode estender a caminhada até Ventnor. Além disso, para o aluguer de bicicletas usar a empresa de aluguer muito razoável em Shanklin para montar a rota fácil esquilo vermelho que leva você ao longo de linhas ferroviárias em desuso e caminhos de noiva.”
A beautiful open plan, self catering chalet. Space for Baby and a travel cot. A well behaved dog is welcome. 15% discount Ferry travel with Red Funnel. Situated on the Squirrel Trail/cycle path.Ideal for walkers,cyclists or anyone looking for a peaceful retreat. Woodburner, ideal for cosy nights in. All logs supplied. Private secure south facing garden with table & chairs. Safe store for bikes. Free parking. Free Wifi. Award winning Pointer Inn & Garlic Farm within walking distance.