Attractively situated within 3 minutes of Shanklin’s sandy beach – the sand here gently slopes to the sea making it ideal for paddling and swimming. On the sea front there are a variety of entertainments including crazy and mini golf, and a children’s play park. It is only a 2 minute walk from the lodge to the cliff path for beautiful views across Sandown Bay to the white cliff of Culver. Shanklin is a pleasant small resort on the south east coast of the Island with its own small theatre and a variety of interesting shops and restaurants. The Old Village of Shanklin has pretty thatched cottages, tea shops and public houses plus a beautiful chine, floodlit in the evening.
On the ground floor there is a spacious sitting room with windows to the front and rear – furnished with comfortable sofas, a colour television and DVD player; a pleasant dining area by the front window overlooks the garden; a lovely new fitted kitchen equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, and dishwasher plus a breakfast area; a small utility area with a washing machine; a cloakroom with W.C. and basin.
Apple Tree Lodge is one of two adjoining properties and it has a pleasant sunny garden at the front and side with lawns and shrubs. Garden furniture and a barbecue are provided so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. In the evening visitors can relax in the garden watching the sun set over the downs beyond the town. The quickest route from the lodge to the beach involves a 2 minute walk and a lift ride from the cliff top to the esplanade. Alternatively visitors can walk directly to the beach in about 5 minutes. In the summer the ‘Dotto Holiday Road Train’ can be caught from near The Lodge and this goes to the beach via the Old Village of Shanklin. Cars can be parked in the nearby roads. Regular bus service – 3 minutes walk. Train service, – 7 minutes walk, to Sandown and Ryde plus providing an easy link to the passenger ferry and onwards travel by train. Sunday to Sunday bookings. Smoking not permitted.