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May Cottage

Shanklin, Isle of Wight (Ref. 1068112)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • “We have stayed in many Sykes cottages and this was by far the best.”

    It had everything and all was high quality. Get location as well. Wholly r3commended to anybody.

    It had everything and all was high quality. Get location as well. Wholly r3commended to anybody.

    - Mr Read, October 2021

The property

Set amongst the gorgeous Isle of Wight coastline in the town of Shanklin, is the charming May Cottage.

Sleeping up to four guests, May Cottage is the perfect setting for your next seaside adventure, within reach of the island's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the bustling county town of Newport.

An in-demand off-road parking spot welcomes you, along with an enclosed front porch, containing seating to take advantage of while you enjoy the coastal breeze.

Head inside to the sitting room, with plenty of seating for you get comfy on and enjoy a film on the TV after a day at the beach.

Across the way is the contemporary kitchen/diner, well-equipped with all the appliances you'll require to create your favourite meals; before enjoying them at the four-seater dining table.

Head upstairs to two very tastefully decorated bedrooms both with wall-mounted TVs for relaxed, evening entertainment.

The twin room is accompanied by an en-suite basin and WC, for your convenience and also has under bed storage for all your things while you stay.

After enjoying a morning coffee on the porch, walk into town and see what Shanklin has to offer; your amenities are truly at your doorstep here, alongside ample independent shops and eateries to visit!

A short walk will take you to one of the Isle of Wight's best beaches, Shanklin Beach; make sure to visit the Esplanade where you can enjoy crazy golf, bowling and even an indoor play area on rainy days.

For more sun and sand, visit Small Hope Beach and embark on the Shanklin to Sandown Walk, while admiring the dramatic views of the clifftops and the English Channel.

Why not have a family outing and visit Wildheart Animal Sanctuary or the Dinosaur Isle Museum?

If you prefer a bit of adventure, go for a hike or cycle through the island's breathtaking Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; before heading back to enjoy a well-deserved, delicious lunch at Vernon Cottage restaurant.

For your next family trip to the Isle of Wight, choose May Cottage.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV, 1 x twin with TV and en-suite with basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/Diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee maker, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, 3 x TVs with Sky and Sky sports and netflix, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • 2 x stairgates available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Front porch with seating
  • Patio area with secure bike storage
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Beach 0.5 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Sandown 2.2 miles; Godshill 4 miles.

The town of Shanklin on the Isle of Wight is a traditional seaside resort, sitting in a sheltered, sunny bay on the south-east coast of the island. Shanklin and Sandown offer all the right ingredients for a great summer holiday, with long, safe, sandy beaches and loads of family attractions, such as a zoo, pier and fairground, plus shops, restaurants, pubs and clubs. The older part of Shanklin, known as Shanklin Old Village, is set slightly lower than the town, where the road winds between traditional thatched cottages, tea shops and charming gardens and parks. Explore Shanklin Chine, a dramatic gorge with a waterfall tumbling through lush plants and mossy boulders. At the top of the cliff is the bustling High Street of shops and the grand Victorian theatre, at the bottom there are cafes, shops and amusements along the suntrap esplanade and sandy beach. Shanklin is great starting point for numerous coastal and inland walks (with the option to return using the local bus network). The rest of the island, including Sandown, Godshill, Blackgang Chine and The Needles, is all easily accessible.

Region Information

Note; There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250 for this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas