The Miclaran

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The Miclaran Guest House holds a superb cliff top location in a quiet residential area between Shanklin and Sandown, enjoying stunning panoramic sea views over Sandown Bay to Culver Cliff.

At the bottom of our garden the coastal path offers beautiful walks between Shanklin and Sandown and steps nearby will lead you to Shanklin’s beautiful sandy beaches below. The bay is sheltered and offers safe bathing plus a variety of water sports such as canoeing, sailing and surfing.

Walk towards Shanklin and you will come across The Esplanade, Fisherman’s Cottage, Shanklin Chine and the picturesque thatched Old Village; Sandown is in the opposite direction, with its Pier jutting out into the Bay and Culver Cliff providing a beautiful backdrop. When looking for somewhere to eat and drink you will be spoilt for choice with a range of tea rooms, cafes, pubs, bistros, bars and restaurants.

The Miclaran caters exclusively for adults (16 years minimum) and has a no smoking policy throughout. The guest lounge, breakfast room and garden, as well as all of our king, double and twin rooms benefit from the beautiful sea views. The garden is available for guests to enjoy and relax in, and we have several pairs of binoculars available to observe the cruise ships, cargo boats, ferries and yachts as they sail across the bay.


We offer a warm welcome and comfortable accommodation.

For that special occasion we can arrange flowers, chocolates and cake or book a restaurant for you prior to your arrival.

We offer car ferry inclusive deals and are happy to provide advice with train/bus timetable and local attraction information.

Check-in on arrival day is from 2pm to 8pm (later check-in is only available by prior arrangement and maybe subject to a charge), check out on day of departure is by 10am.

For foot passengers, luggage may be stored outside of check-in and check-out times by prior arrangement, and we are able to store cycles if required.

We ask that you arrive down for breakfast between 8.30am & 9.15am; there is a varied breakfast menu using quality ingredients such as free range eggs and vine tomatoes, with a vegetarian option available. A continental breakfast can be arranged if an earlier breakfast is required; and we also cater for special dietary needs by prior arrangement.

Guests are welcome to bring their own drinks as we do not have a bar, and we are happy to provide glasses and chill wine or beer.


The Miclaran has 9 letting rooms: 2 king bedded rooms, 4 doubles, 2 twins, and 1 single. All of our king, double and twin rooms have spectacular sea views. Bedrooms are situated on the first and second floors of the guest house, please note our twin rooms are on the second floor.

Bedrooms are individually decorated, comfortable and well presented; all are ensuite with shower or shower over bath, have flat screen televisions with Freeview, clock radios, beverage trays, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Facilities & Features

Just for adults

The majority of bedrooms offer panoramic sea views.

Lounge and garden with sea views for guest use.

Free ample on site guest parking.

Free Wi-Fi

Iron/ironing board available on request

Secure Cycle storage.

Drying facilities.

Walkers and cyclists are welcome; we can accommodate group bookings up to 16 guests.

Deals & Prices

Discounted car ferries with sailings from Southampton, Portsmouth, or Lymington can be arranged on direct bookings only. Look on our website for Special Offers.

Loyalty discount of 5% is given to returning guests.

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Adults Only
Bar and/or Restaurant
Family Friendly
Ferry Arranged or Inclusive
Fitness Facilities and/or Spa
Free Wi-Fi
Ground Floor Room(s)
Half-Board Available
Linen Included (applies to self-catering)
Off Road Parking
Open All Year
Pets Accepted by Arrangement
Sea View (some rooms)
Swimming Pool
Wheelchair User Accessible
37, Littlestairs Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6HS
01983 862726
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