Dory, The Esplanade, Sandown, Isle of Wight
Enjoy panoramic views, the pier, children’s activities, miles of golden sands and myriad attractions including The Needles and Osborne House.
Stairs to entrance. All on the third floor: Living/dining room with French doors/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (6ft), one with French doors and en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.
Four Freeview TVs. Stereo/CD. Juliet balcony.
Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVDs. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer in utility. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. On road parking (charges apply April-October). Welcome pack. No smoking.
Ideal location for touring the Isle of Wight
These beautiful third and fourth-floor apartments (refs 29356 and 30851) take full advantage of their impressive position, with panoramic, direct sea views across Sandown Bay, with its miles of golden sand. Sandown is a truly traditional beach resort and is the ideal location for any family holiday. There is a pier with amusements, children’s play areas, pitch ’n’ putt, the Isle of Wight Zoo and Dinosaur Isle at the northern end of the esplanade towards Yaverland and Culver Cliff. Other island attractions include Blackgang Chine, the oldest themed attraction in the UK, and The Needles, with chair lift, amusement park, boat rides, lighthouse and coloured sands of Alum Bay, and are only a short drive away. Also worth a visit are Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Pearl Centre, Dinosaur Museum, Donkey Sanctuary and Calbourne Water Mill which has a 17th-century working watermill. Other attractions include Osborne House and Gardens (Queen Victoria’s holiday residence), Carisbrooke Castle and the sailing town of Yarmouth. Cowes in the north-west of the island is renowned for its sailing. Also within easy reach are vineyards and quaint villages, some with thatched roofs such as Godshill, Old Shanklin and Brighstone. Visit Shanklin Chine, a deep wooded gorge with waterfalls, streams and various plant life. Properties 29356 and 30851 can be booked together to accommodate up to 12 guests. Beach 10 yards. Shops 50 yards, pub and restaurant 10 yards.