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Highlands Apartment 4

SuperhostShanklin, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Entire apartment hosted by Adam
3 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath

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Highlands takes its name from the imposing Victorian residence that stood on the cliff top site for over 100 years. Originally built for the Lord Mayor of London, Sir James Thomson Ritchie, and subsequently used by Reverend William Page Roberts, Bishop of Salisbury, for his final years, it was later owned by the McAuslane family, who turned it into a well known hotel. After its closure, it was then used by Upper Chine School for its final years.

After being left for a decade, the current Highlands was then constructed, a grand and impressive mock Georgian manor house that lived up to its predecessor in terms of scale and views across Shanklin. However, it was never finished and derelict, open to the elements, for a decade. Now, after an extensive refurbishment and conversion, it is now restored into 5 spacious, luxurious apartments.

Each of the apartments offer their own quirks and special features, from the penthouse’s unique roof top conservatory and balcony with its fantastic views to the annexe’s duplex apartment, the property is spread across four levels from the garden to the penthouse with annexe to side. The property benefits from spectacular panoramic sea, town and countryside views around the building, going across to Sandown Bay, Shanklin town and the Downs towards Ventnor.

All of the apartments benefit from oak furniture and leather sofas, oak floored living areas with fitted kitchens with granite worktops and all your key appliances, 32″ LED TV with Freesat and DVD and free wifi. Communal gardens are available for all apartments to enjoy with seating available alongside off road parking and cycle parking bays.

For apartment 4, the property is a second floor loft penthouse apartment accessed via communal area on first floor with double and single bedrooms. There is a bathroom, kitchen/dinner and conservatory on roof living area with private balcony with views over Sandown Bay. Apartments 1, 2, 3 and 5 are also available to book individually or in any combination for larger groups.

The property is found on the coastal path between Shanklin and Sandown and just down the road from National Trust land and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is also a few minutes walk from the picturesque Old Village and its thatched cottages, plus shops, pubs, restaurants and the main town, as well as the cliff top, Esplanade and Shanklin’s beaches.

Guest access
Guests have use of the full apartment, private balcony and also shared use of the communal garden.

Other things to note
Please note that there is no gas at Highlands with all central heating and cooking by electric. In light of this, no carbon monoxide detectors are required, but with no setting to indicate this on Airbnb currently and to accurately reflect our situation, we have ticked to say they are included. If you have any questions on this, please feel free to get in touch.

Due to current circumstances, we've had to temporarily change arrival and departure times to 5pm and 9am respectively. Depending on when your stay is booked for, you may be impacted by this but we will be able to advised closer to your stay. We hope to return to our regular 3pm and 10am as soon as possible.
Highlands takes its name from the imposing Victorian residence that stood on the cliff top site for over 100 years. Originally built for the Lord Mayor of London, Sir James Thomson Ritchie, and subsequently used by Reverend William Page Roberts, Bishop of Salisbury, for his final years, it was later owned by the McAuslane family, who turned it into a well known hotel. After its closure, it was then used by Upper Chin…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
TV
Iron
Washer
Heating
Essentials
Pack ’n Play/travel crib
Carbon monoxide alarm

Accessibility

Getting inside

Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to entrance
Wide entrance for guests

Bathroom

Handheld shower head

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Shanklin, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Hosted by Adam

Joined in April 2017
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Shanklin Holiday Homes offer a selection of 7 luxury self catering apartments in Shanklin, Isle of Wight. We strive to offer our guests the perfect holiday escape for your next stay with modern, spacious apartments featuring oak furniture and flooring, leather sofas, granite topped kitchens, parking, gardens and much more.
Shanklin Holiday Homes offer a selection of 7 luxury self catering apartments in Shanklin, Isle of Wight. We strive to offer our guests the perfect holiday escape for your next sta…
Adam is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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