Mole Cottage, Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Mole Cottage is a delightful thatched cottage that has been sympathetically modernised to provide a high standard of accommodation. Built in 1927 the cottage is situated in a picturesque location and enjoys panoramic sea views from the principal accommodation.
Luccombe village is surrounded by miles of National Trust land, overlooking The English Channel, part way between the towns of Shanklin and Ventnor, both very popular with tourists and only a 5 to 10 minutes drive.
Stable door to Entrance hall
Lounge enjoying glorious sea views through the patio doors, two sofas. Open to:
Dining area with table and chairs for eight, large dresser
Kitchen fitted with a range of units, wood flooring.
Bedroom with double bed, and again lovely sea views through patio doors. Bedroom with double bed, some sea views
Shower room – with large shower, wash hand basin and low-level WC, underfloor heating
Stairs to the first floor: Master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and paint-washed pine panelled walls with ceiling fan, double bed & single bed.
French doors with fabulous views to St. Boniface Down and the sea.
En-suite with shower, separate bath, vanity unit and low-level w.c.
Gas central heating
Electric hob with extractor over
Garden furniture & off road parking for 2 cars.
Duvets (double size) and pillows on all beds, linen and towels supplied. Please bring your own beach towels.
Sorry no pets
Whilst Mole Cottage is set in an idyllic rural location secluded and “off the beaten track” the town of Shanklin, one of the best-known resorts of the Island, is just 5 – 10 minutes drive. High street shops and supermarket occupy the centre and at the south end of the High Street is the Old Village, made up of a picturesque grouping of thatched cottages, with various shops, pubs and tea gardens. The town and beach are separated by a cliff and whilst the road and pavements are quite steep on the approach to the beach, for those not feeling energetic or able, a lift is available along the cliff path that drops you in the centre of The Esplanade with its children’s activity centre, amusements, ice cream and snack kiosks, crazy golf and of course, cafes, pubs and restaurants.
5 to 10 minutes to the west is the town of Ventnor with its Victorian architecture, fine shingle beach, an esplanade with cafes, amusements ice cream kiosks and two family pubs at either end. Coastal walks in either direction allow visitors to take in views of the rugged coastline,
Places of interest close by include the Isle of Wight Coastal Visitors Centre, St. Boniface Church, the Rew Down Local Nature Reserve and St. Boniface Down, which is the highest point on the Isle of Wight and also where Ventnor’s Radar Station is situated. The Isle of Wight coastal path is a 65 mile (105km) long trail around the island, which follows the coastline as closely as possible.
Entertainment, sport and leisure are varied and include cricket grounds and Cricket Academy, golf course, Pitch & Putt courses, tennis courts and a variety of children’s playgrounds. The Botanic Gardens are a must and great for visitors of all ages.