Situated in the famous Old Village of Shanklin, in a quiet side street, Old Shanklin Guest House opened it’s doors in August 2011. Ideally situated for Shanklin Theatre, transport links, a 5 minute walk to the beach and on the doorstep of many beautiful walking and cycling trails.
Gareth and Sarah designed Old Shanklin to be modern and comfortable, whilst still retaining a Victorian charm. The house is decorated with Island art and the Full English and daily breakfast specials are made using Island produce where possible.
The guest lounge is available morning to night with board games, cards and jigsaw puzzles for those wintery nights, as the Isle of Wight is very much an all year round destination. Tourist info is readily available and there is also free WiFi.
In room facilities include TV/DVD, Freesat, iron & ironing board, hairdryer, Algotherm toiletries and IOW Green Barn goats’ milk soap. DVDs and books are available to borrow free of charge.
Small groups are welcome. And whilst a car isn’t necessary on the Island there is parking for 4 of the 5 rooms (not the Captain’s Room).
As keen walkers Gareth and Sarah welcome walkers and have facilities to make walkers more comfortable such as drying facilities, maps, walking books, local info etc.
Self catering is also available in the winter.
Bed and breakfast is provided for all guests as either Full English or one of our homemade daily specials such as waffles with bacon and maple syrup, smoky bacon hotcakes or bubble & squeak, to name a few.
We are also happy to cater for any dietary requirements.
Our produce is sourced locally as much as possible and we make our own jams and marmalades and bake our own bread.
Service is of paramount importance at Old Shanklin Guest House – taxis, restaurants, fishing, hairdressing can all be booked for you.
5 en suite rooms all equipped with Egyptian cotton linen, TV, DVD, FreeSat, hairdryer, wardrobe, iron and ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities, Algotherm toiletries, IOW Green Barn goats’ milk soap and en suite bath and/or double shower.
Bonchurch Suite a very large room with Super King size bed. There is also a sofa and floor standing TV. The large bathroom has a Jacuzzi bath and separate jet spa shower cubicle.
St Helens is a large, bright room on the hall floor (with one step up to the bathroom) overlooking the garden with Super King bed. There is a chaise lounge, en suite shower room with double shower cubicle.
Tennyson and Godshill Rooms are similar in size, situated on the first floor with King size beds and a comfy chair. They also have spacious , modern en suite shower rooms.
The Captain’s Room is on the garden floor level. A lovely, characterful room with a double bed. Due to the beams in the room please note that there is some restricted head height at 5’10”. This has an en suite bathroom with shower over the bath. THIS ROOM DOES NOT COME WITH PARKING.
Facilities & Features
Being close to the coastal path and open countryside it is ideal for walkers. Drying facilities, maps, walking books, early breakfast, local information and other services necessary for making walking easier. As keen walkers Gareth and Sarah can give excellent guidance on good walking trails.
For that special occasion why not treat your better half with flowers in the room, from £35 or chocolates from £6.00.
Parking is available for all rooms, except the Captain’s Room.
We have special offers running throughout the year and last minute deals. Check our website for the latest offers.
We can also offer discounted ferry deals. Please enquire direct.
LOW SEASON – January, February, March (except Easter weekend), November, December
MID SEASON – April, May, June, 15th – 30th September, October (except Easter weekend, and 1st May Bank holiday and IOW festival),
HIGH SEASON July, August, 1st – 14th September, IOW Festival from Thursday – Monday, Easter weekend Friday to Monday & 2nd May Bank holiday Bank holiday Friday & Saturday
We reserve the right to change our rates at any time. Please check our website for confirmation.