2 Apse Castle Cottages | The Island Holiday Company

2 Apse Castle Cottages

3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests


Beautifully presented and perfectly positioned this delightful cosy 16th-century stone built cottage is on the outskirts of the seaside town of Shanklin. The town, beaches and Shanklin Old Village are only a short drive away. The property is dog friendly and surrounded by ancient woodland with plenty of nature walks in every direction.

The cottage can comfortably accommodate up to 5 guests and has been recently renovated and stylishly furnished by the owners.

On the ground floor you access the property via its large feature conservatory which has cleverly intertwined its glass with the stone walls, the bright spacious room offers its guests a novel dining space and further seating area before you fully enter the cottages modern kitchen through the internal stable door. On the same level you will find the family bathroom, with bath, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail and the lounge equipped with a log burner and Smart TV,.Stairs lead off up from the lounge to three tastefully decorated bedrooms consisting of one double, one twin and one single, which all have use of the upstairs cloakroom.

Two off road parking spaces are located just in front of the property, making it convenient to unload luggage directly into the cottage.




Property Information


accessed from the kitchen with seating and dining table, utility area with washing machine.
Kitchen: electric hob and cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster and access to the conservatory
Bathroom: bath, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail
Lounge: sofa, chairs, TV/DVD player, log burning stove

Bedroom 1: double bed, beside cabinet, hanging rail and chest of drawers
Bedroom 2: twin beds, bedside cabinet, hanging rail dressing table with drawers
Bedroom 3: single bed, bedside cabinet hanging rail and chest of drawers
Cloakroom: toilet and wash basin.

Private off road parking for up to 2 cars, to the front of the property


PLEASE NOTE: a pre-authorised, refundable, security deposit will be required a week before arrival at the property. No money is taken, unless damage is reported at the property within 14 days of departure.

This property can accept a maximum of 3 dogs. The charge is £35 per dog, per week and we kindly ask that you bring your own dog bedding. Please ensure that you correctly add your pet(s) when making your booking, so this additional cost is included. If it becomes apparent that you have brought a pet(s) with you but did not advise us, we will contact you to request payment separately.

Arrival time: 16.00 onwards / Departure time: 10:00

There is no electric car charger on site and guests are prohibited from using the mains electric in the property to charge a car, unless agreed with the Owner of the property. If it becomes apparent a car is being charged without prior approval, then the guest may be charged an additional amount to cover the extra cost.

Linens and towels are provided, but please bring your own beach towels and cot linen as necessary.

Please be advised there is a narrow staircase between floors.

​There is a strict no smoking policy.

Please be respectful of the property and the neighbours during your stay; leaving the property as you found it on your arrival.

A breach of the rules and guidelines could mean forfeiture of the Security Deposit.

The Island Holiday Company are able to offer discounted ferry travel when you book your holiday through us.


Within easy reach of the cottage are an abundance of footpaths, for walks through woodland and the surrounding countryside. Alternatively, hop on a bike and peddle along the 32 miles that make up the Red Squirrel cycle path, part of which follows the old steam railway line. A short drive takes you to the attractive seafront at Shanklin, which is often bustling with people gathering at one of the many restaurants or choosing a favoured spot for swimming and sunbathing along the extensive sandy beach. There's a variety of amusements to entertain all ages, including crazy golf, arcades and ice cream stalls. If you like exploring, then Shanklin Chine is a must, with its natural beauty surrounded by waterfalls, streams and rare plants. The entrance is situated within Shanklin Old Village amongst popular local restaurants, pubs and thatched cottages.

Over half this beautiful island is protected as an Area of Outstanding Nature Beauty, so why not take a day to explore some of the stunning scenery by driving along the Military Road. Travel west from Shanklin, through Ventnor, a coastal town that clings to the cliff side and was famously the preferred holiday destination for aspiring Victorians; perhaps stopping on route to get lost in the peaceful Ventnor Botanic Gardens. The final destination being Freshwater Bay, with its sparkly, clear water and breath-taking views from the cliff top walks. Park in the Bay and walk up to Tennysons monument and to really blow the cobwebs out, continue to the most western point of the island and the landmark Needles. The birds eye view is worth the hike and refreshments are on hand at the Old Battery, which was the Victorian coastal defence and secret rocket testing site, perched above The Needles. Dropping down the other side of the Tennyson down, Alum Bay comes into view. The twenty-one different coloured sands create a distinctive backdrop for the shingle beach. For those with a head for heights, take the chairlift up and down to the beach, to see The Needles from a difference perspective.

Out of the many other island attractions, why not follow in the footsteps of Queen Victoria and visit her favourite summer residence. Osborne House and gardens was designed in the style of an Italian Renaissance palazzo by the Queen’s beloved husband Prince Albert. In contrast, a day spent at Blackgang Chine will ensure you a rather different Victorian experience; having opened in 1843, it remains the oldest themed attraction in the UK.


on Sunday, 29 Oct 2023
Thank you for accommodating a split week allowing us a short break on the Island and in between work commitments, very flexible. Our stay was more than comfortable, lovely little cottage that seemed bigger on the inside than it looked from the outside. Lovely big kitchen. thank you.
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