Acacia House

Shanklin beachAcacia House is a beautifully renovated Victorian family home in Shanklin which sleeps 5+3.

The garden, with lawn and decked areas, is a lovely secluded outdoor living space. Surrounded by mature trees it provides a green haven.

Being equipped with BBQ, outdoor dining furniture and sun loungers, it’s the ideal chill out zone for lazy days and relaxing evenings.

The house has two double bedrooms, the first floor one having an additional folding single bed.

A nursery with children’s bed and cot is also on the first floor with the family bathroom leading off.

There is also a cloakroom on the ground floor where the second double bedroom is located. This has its own TV.

The brick built Bunk Room in the garden sleeps 2 and is ideal for older children or teenagers.

Bunk-houseThe well-equipped kitchen has a lovely light-filled seating area with French windows to the patio. There is a separate dining room.

The décor is relaxed contemporary with wood or tiled flooring throughout. The under floor heating, even in the Bunk Room, makes Acacia House ideal for out of season breaks.

Besides the basics, there is a washing machine, dryer, dishwasher and microwave.

SofasThere’s also free WiFi access, a flat screen TV with DVD player and a small library of books and DVDs.

Travel by car and there is off-street parking at Acacia House, but it’s also perfectly situated for those wanting to leave the car at home.

The direct train journey from London Waterloo via Portsmouth and the Fastcat ferry takes a few hours and brings you to Shanklin Station, just a few minutes walk from the house.

The beach at Shanklin is the longest stretch of sand on the Island and is about a 15 minute walk from the house.

The far end of the beach is dog friendly, even in the summer months.

Being slightly larger than Ventnor, Shanklin offers a wider selection of shops, cafés and pubs, including those under the thatched roofs Bedroomof picturesque Shanklin Old Village.

There’s even a thatched pub on the beach just below the lovely wooded valley of Shanklin Chine.

Image: Shanklin Beach by Garry Knight under CC BY 2.0