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Upper Chine Holiday Cottages & Apartments
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5 reviews
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“Fantastic holiday”
Reviewed 17 July 2012

The cottages are in a brilliant location, very close to the old town and the beach. Our cottage was very clean and inclued everything we needed. It didn't particularly feel like a 'complex' as such, but did have a swimming pool, games room etc on site.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Solihull
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

We have just returned from a wonderful week spent here at Upper Chine. We had the cottage for two which is called "The Hideaway". As its name suggests Hideaway is located at the rear of the property which has the advantage of being right by the Chine Stream and away from the main road, Also you are as far as you can be from the play area, pool and gym , so if, like us , you want peace and quiet this is the place to be . The cottage itself was spotlessly clean, comfortably furnished and had everything you would want for a lovely holiday. Upper chine itself is only a few minutes easy walk form the "Old Village" where there are some very good restaurants, bars, tea gardens and gift shops , etc. Our weather wasn't great but having the Hideaway to retreat to meant that it didnt really matter that much. We had a fantastic holiday and are already looking to see whan we can get back there. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

Just got home after a week's stay in Hedgehogs Retreat and have no complaints. We stayed in Owl's Hoot two years ago and both properties were excellent. Lovely location and close to the beach, old village etc. Will definately visit again at some point. Would highly recommend. Our only complaint was the weather!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews
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Reviewed 9 June 2012

We have been to the Isle of Wight 4 times previously, 3 park resorts holidays and 1 private apartment but will definitely book again to come back to Upper Chine, super location, 5 minutes walk to Shanklin old town, 15 minutes to beach (some steep hills). We stayed in an apartment, lovely views to rear overlooking upper chine, clean, well equipped, small pool (a bit on the chilly side), games room, free table football plus pool table and air hockey which you pay for. Reception is open from 9.00am to 12.00 pm daily and was open on our changeover day at 3.00pm, friendly lady on reception. Tennis courts to rear of properties with plenty of rackets and balls for guests to use, even disposable BBQ for sale outside reception in case you wish to have an impromptu barbecue on a sunny evening. Beds made up on arrival and bath towels provided - super find, we will be back.

Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 April 2012

We've just come back from a weeks stay and found the cottages perfect. We had no problems with the cottage and although the indoor pool was on the chilly side it didn't seem to bother my 7 year old. Although reception isn't manned you are provided with ab emergency phone number! We will book again!

  • Stayed March 2012
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Kent
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Reviewed 7 April 2012

This April was our 12th year at Upper Chine, we stay every Easter with extended family in various cottages and an apartment. This year we enjoyed our stay on the island as much as every other year as there is so much to do and so many wonderful places to eat. ( the black cat Thai restaurant in shanklin is our favourite). We were disappointed to see that Danny the owner is building yet more houses and has demolished the paddling pool and play area to do this. In our opinion he is spoiling the beauty of the chine. The indoor play area and pool is great for children but If you have teens you will need a lot of 50p pieces for them to play pool!
Our favourite cottage is badgers set as it backs onto the chine and has a sunny patio, it is also very spacious. Our favourite day out is Robin Hill and best beach Compton Bay where you can search for fossils.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Danny B, Owner at Upper Chine Holiday Cottages & Apartments, responded to this review, 28 April 2012
So sorry you were disappointed by the future plans for the Upper Chine grounds.
The small playarea and outdoor splashpool were removed early last year, due to age and obvious liabilities of an out of the way facility. This work was carried out before the summer season and was felt that the superb playarea located across the Big Mead Park was a better facility (see photo).
Future plans for this area are for a small select addition to our accommodations but certainly not an housing estate, other than these changes there have been no other developments for the last 3 years, which was 4 properties on a demolished building footprint away from the immediate facility and this has enhanced a previously overgrown area.
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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

Upper Chine is clean, comfortable and very well equipped especially if you are travelling with children. We stayed in 'Owls Hoot' and were very impressed with the size of the rooms and convienient location to reception,pool and play area etc. The play area was great for the kids with air hockey, table football. pool table and climbing frame. There was also a gym available with various equipment. The pool was clean with a jaccuzzi to the side where good fun was had by all.Regarding location the cottage couldn,t be situated better, with a lovely park across the road with play area and a 5 minute walk into Shanklin where there were a range of local shops, pubs and restarants.( must recommend The Crab Pub for food!) There is lots to do on the Isle of Wight, so much so we didn,t fit it all in, The Amazon world zoo was excellent and very good value for money as was the steam train railway. Another must was Alum Bay although be aware that the chair lifts and fun fair isn,t open untill Easter, but we enjoyed filling our ornaments with different coloured sands and making sweets! All in all a great time was had by all and definately can't wait to come back to Upper Chine cottages and the Isle of Wight very soon.

Room Tip: Possibly rooms cottages towards the rear would be quieter during peak times
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Upper Chine Holiday Cottages & Apartments
Address: 22A Church Road, Shanklin PO37 6QR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Speciality Lodging in Shanklin
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Self catering holiday cottages and Apartments,all with patio or balcony, in a small complex with a indoor swimming pool, gym, games room & tennis court. Located just a short walk to the picturesque old village Shanklin, where you can wine and dine. 10 minutes walk to the beach. ... more   less 
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