Briar Bank | The Island Holiday Company

Briar Bank

3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
8 guests


Briar Bank is a fantastic example of a Victorian house and the ideal place to stay for those looking for a home from home getaway. This characterful property retains many original features, including cornicing, traditional high ceilings and decorative fireplaces. The lounge is furnished with comfortable sofas and makes the perfect place for guests to kick back and unwind after a day exploring the Island. Should opinions be divided on what film to watch during evenings in, there is an option to decamp to the second reception room; which also has a sofa bed, for two. Follow the hall along to the back of the house, you arrive in the semi open-plan kitchen diner. The dining table is conveniently located adjacent to the fully equipped kitchen area, but being tucked around a corner means the nominated chef can eat without seeing the mess left in the kitchen! The breakfast bar is handy for more informal or on the hoof eating, whilst a separate utility room hides the washing machine and tumble dryer. A ground floor WC opposite the utility room is an added bonus for those who don't want to dash upstairs when the need arises.

Upstairs there are three comfortable bedrooms, starting with a spacious master with a super king bed and a large bay window, which makes this room wonderfully light and airy. The second bedroom has dual aspect windows, so again ensures there is plenty of light and equally, plenty of space and storage. The final room is the smallest, with bunk beds that are only suited to children. A generous bathroom completes the first floor and includes a corner bath, separate shower and useful more often than not, twin wash basins.

Make the most of those balmy summer evenings by dining al fresco in the back garden or alternatively enjoy a lazy, long, lunch under the shade of the parasol. Being fully enclosed, the garden is also a safe space for children play freely.



Property Information


Kitchen diner:
gas hob, fan oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, breakfast bar, dining table and chairs
Utility: washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and board
WC: toilet and wash basin
Main lounge: sofas, coffee table and TV/ DVD player
Second lounge: sofa (option of being a sofa bed) and TV/ DVD player

Bedroom 1: super king bed, beside tables, dressing table and wardrobe
Bedroom 2: king size bed, bedside tables and wardrobe
Bedroom 3: bunk beds and chest of drawers
Family bathroom: corner bath, shower cubicle, toilet, twin wash basins and heated towel rail

Garden with paved patio and exterior furniture
Private drive for parking 1-2 cars behind 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 2 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: 10:00a.m

Please be advised it could be difficult to manoeuvre larger vehicles in the allocated parking spaces, due to the access lane being a narrow, single track.

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.

There is a strict no smoking policy at this property.

Hen and stag parties are not permitted.

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

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 can offer discounted ferry travel when you book your holiday through us.


Shanklin seafront is the perfect place to enjoy a traditional seaside holiday with its beautiful sandy beach, crazy golf, Shanklin Chine, pubs, restaurants, theme park & amusements.

The two mile coastal walk between Shanklin & Sandown is a popular attraction; choose from the undulating coastal path or the sea wall promenade. Along the way is the village of Lake, with its quiet sandy beach and water sports centre.
Sandown is popular for visiting Dinosaur Isle with life size models, Sandown Pier and Isle of Wight Zoo famous for its Tiger Sanctuary. There is also an 18 hole golf course at Sandown.


On Saturday, 30 Dec 2023
Lovely accommodation, perfectly located for the town and the beach. Island Holiday Company answered all questions quickly, will be booking with them again.
On Saturday, 16 Sep 2023
We all had a fantastic time! Lovely house, great host. Perfect location.
Previous Guest
On Saturday, 03 Jun 2023
We enjoyed our stay in Shanklin. The house was modern, clean and felt spacious and well equipped with all the facilities we required. The interior was nicely decorated and everything in good working condition. The location was good, within a 2 min walk of the main high street and a 2 min drive of the beach. The garden felt reasonably private and secluded. The experience from booking to checking in and leaving was smooth and went without issue.
Previous Guest
On Monday, 17 Apr 2023
Great base for a family holiday We loved our week at Briar Bank, complete with two kids (aged 9 & 6) and a dog. The house was comfortable, clean and well-equipped with huge rooms and new furniture. It was well-situated, minutes from useful shops - Co-Op, butcher, bakery, etc. all selling local produce - and with easy access to the old village and beach. The nearest steps down to the beach next to the lift were closed but it wasn't very far to walk around by Shanklin Chine. Loads to do down on the beach - Shanklin Chine worth a daytime and evening visit and the kids loved the crazy golf, Jurassic Jim's, fish & chips and ice-cream! The parking was no problem once we got the hang of it (pro tip if you have a large car: reverse in on the diagonal!) and we weren't disturbed by road noise. The kitchen was really well-equipped and we ate in on several evenings.
Previous Guest
On Saturday, 01 Apr 2023
Perfect for a family getaway and pet friendly. The house was spotless upon check-in. Exactly as pictured.
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