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. When looking for somewhere to eat and drink you will be spoilt for choice with a range of cafes, tea rooms, pubs, bistros, bars and restaurants.

The Miclaran caters exclusively for adults (16 years minimum) and has a no smoking policy throughout. The garden, guest lounge, breakfast room, king, double and twin rooms all benefit from the beautiful sea views.

The well-kept garden is available for guests to enjoy; take your coffee out to the terrace after breakfast, or a glass of wine before heading out to dinner.

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, comfortable accommodation and a great breakfast.

For that special occasion we can organise flowers, chocolates, cake or book a restaurant for you. We can book a discounted car ferry  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 have a secure brick shed where we can offer cycle storage.

We offer a varied breakfast menu, full English or a lighter option, using quality ingredients such as free range eggs, vine ripened tomatoes, and filter coffee. A vegetarian option is available and we cater for special dietary needs by prior arrangement.

We do not have a bar, but guests are welcome to bring their own drinks  and use the drinks chiller in the breakfast room.


The Miclaran has 9 letting rooms: 2 king bedded rooms, 4 doubles, 2 twins, and 1 single. All of our king, double and twin bedded 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

Panoramic sea views.

Lounge and garden for guests to enjoy

Free ample on-site guest parking.

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. Look on our website for Special Offers.

Loyalty discount of 5% is given to returning guests.

LOOK and BOOK DIRECT for best price. Visit our website or call 01983 862726, or email

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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