The Light Chapel | The Island Holiday Company
 

The Light Chapel

Sandown
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
 

Description

The chapel was designed by the British Architect William Wilmer Pocock, who’s portfolio includes numerous Wesleyan chapels throughout the south of England.

Having been lovingly restored, the chapel is now divided into two houses. After parking at the front of the building you enter the holiday home via a metal side gate and down a short, gravel path. A vibrant red front door welcomes you into the main reception area. This generous space benefits from the full height of the building, whilst the light filters through the chapel windows, highlighting the tasteful furnishings which have been carefully curated by the current owners. The vaulted ceilings, beautiful leaded windows, carved stonework and original beams remain, link the historical past to what is now a truly unique place to stay.

This elegant holiday home is dog friendly and can comfortably accommodate up to four guests. Upstairs there are two good size bedrooms, both offering a glimpse of the sea and sumptuous king size beds; sharing a family bathroom. The ground floor comprises of a large open plan living space, encompassing a dining area which can seat up to six guests. Adjacent to this is plenty of seating for after dinner coffee or curling up to watch a favourite film. French doors divide the living space from the kitchen which is found at the rear of the property. Fully equipped to enable any aspiring chef to produce a delicious three course meal, or just a simple breakfast for those lazy holiday mornings. The bi-fold doors from the kitchen open on to a tidy garden, which includes a table and chairs, perfect for al fresco dinning on summer evenings or indulging in a hot toddy, when the nights start to draw in.

Features

 

Property Information


ACCOMMODATION:

GROUND FLOOR

Kitchen: electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge freezer, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, washing machine, iron & board. Breakfast bar and bi-fold doors leading to the patio and garden
Cloakroom: toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail
Lounge and dining: sofas, armchairs, coffee table, TV, dining table and chairs

FIRST FLOOR
Bedroom 1: king size bed, wardrobes, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets
Bedroom 2: king size bed, wardrobes, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets
Family bathroom: bath with overhead shower, toilet & wash basin

OUTSIDE
Enclosed garden, with garden furniture to the rear of the property
off road parking at the front of the property for one car. A second parking space can be reserved if needed, please enquire for more details.

ADDITIONAL:

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 1 dog. 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.

​There is a strict no smoking policy at this property.

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.

Location

There are plenty of attractions to keep all ages entertained long Sandown seafront. The Pier and glorious Sandown Bay are just a short walk down-hill from the property. Voted one of the island’s best beaches, so why not stretch your legs along the miles of golden sand or swim in the cooling water of the English Channel. The nine mile stretch between Yaverland and Shanklin, with Sandown nestled in the middle, demonstrates the wonders of geology, with red sandstone through to the white chalk of Culver Cliff. On a lucky day, the remains of fossils can also be found! If you crave an active holiday, the bay is hugely popular with water sports and you’ll be sure to see people paddle boarding, surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing or catamaran and dingy sailing; weather dependent.
A short walk towards Yaverland, you will also find the Wild Heart Animal Sanctuary, famous for its big cats. The sanctuary, formerly the Isle of Wight Zoo, gained further recognition due to the owners relationship with the naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packman. Additionally, a perfect distraction for the younger guests is Sandham Gardens, which is only minutes’ walk from the esplanade. With karting, sky nets, crazy golf and a dedicated play area on offer there should be plenty to ensure a good night’s sleep at the end of the day!

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 taking a drive along the Military Road. Travel west from Sandown, through Ventnor, a pretty coastal town that clings to the cliff side and is famously the preferred holiday destination for aspiring Victorians; perhaps stopping on route to get lost in the peaceful Ventnor Botanic Gardens. The final destination is the iconic Freshwater Bay, with its sparkly, clear water and breath-taking views and cliff top walks. Park at the Bay and walk up to Tennysons monument. 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.

Reviews

Howard
On Saturday, 16 Sep 2023
 
We had a wonderful time on the Island. From start to finish the hosts were brilliant, they even helped us to fix a stairgate to keep our little one out of trouble. Would highly recommend.
David Spencer
On Friday, 25 Aug 2023
Me & my family spent a wonderful week at the Light Chapel in Sandown, Isle of Wight. Sadly, we didn't get to meet the owners who I believe were away themselves however they'd left us a wonderful welcome goodie basket that was most welcome. The property itself is gorgeous with high ceilings making it feel light & airy with the living spaces & both bedrooms being well proportioned. The chapel was also well supplied with numerous towels, toiletries & cleaning products. In the kitchen you'll find everything you need to make & store your meals, there were also clean Tupperware boxes that we used to take a picnic to the nearby beach - the owners really have thought of everything here. Speaking of the beach, the main Sandown pier is approx 5-10 minute walk from the chapel - we couldn't fault the location. Overall we had a wonderful week at this property & would not hesitate to stay again if/when we return to the island. On a separate note, I would also recommend The Island Holiday Company who's customer service as nothing short of fantastic (I spoke with Shannon on numerous occasions who was always professional, polite & helpful) I would most certainly book through them again without hesitation.
Previous Guest
On Saturday, 13 May 2023
Lovely character property with garden. We stayed for 7 days in May with a baby. The property is lovely and spacious and decorated to a high standard. The garden was perfect for our dog and good Wi-fi connectivity. Would definitely stay again.
Previous Guest
On Friday, 14 Apr 2023
 
The light chapel was easy to find, with off road, drive way parking, and easy convenient self check in. The light chapel is absolutely gorgeous, & the photos do not do it justice. It is very spacious & the down stairs is pretty much an open plan space. We stayed with our 2x young children (5 & 2)and our big dog, so the open space was ideal, & the patio doors opening from the kitchen into the secure back garden was great for them all to come & go freely without any concerns. The kitchen was equipped with everything you could possibly need, with a lovely welcome pack of treats & fresh milk in the fridge. Both bedrooms were beautiful with lovely comfy beds. The beach is a 20 min walk (with a 5yr old), with the pier & plenty of cafe/restaurants to choose from, & by car everything else you might want to do is about a 30 min drive. Apart from needles, which was about 50 mins but well worth the drive. We will definitely return, & I would highly recommend the light chapel to anyone. X
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