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Secluded Courtyard
REAR OF THE RETREAT
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England

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Joanne J
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Perfect Accommodation”
Reviewed 20 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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Just returned from an amazing week - long family holiday. We are no strangers to Shanklin and this visit did not disappoint. The accommodation was a perfect fit for our family. The living space was idea for old and young. Bedrooms were very comfortable and especially the beds which helped ease back aches that some of us suffer with. The house was very clean and decorated beautifully throughout. The Garden is stunning and clear to see a lot of love has gone into making it just so.
Our family includes 2 x two year olds and a 5 year old who all loved their "holiday home". All the double rooms had an en-suite which was very useful as well as a very large family bathroom.
The location of the property was perfect for getting into both Shanklin and Sandown. Parking for 3 cars.
The owners are so friendly and helpful you couldn't ask for more. They even leave you bread, milk, eggs, tea, coffee, salt, pepper and butter to start you off.
This property is perfect and we could not recommend enough. We would love to stay at this property again.

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Joanne T
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Holiday”
Reviewed 23 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Shanklin was a miss of run down and lovely, the thatched pubs and tea shops to the south of the town were beautiful and the sea front was one of the best on the island. Location of the house was ideal and the house itself was roomy and clean and it accomadated 3 couples and a teenager well. I would say though that the single beds are only 2ft 6" and really need to be 3ft, also new mattresses are needed on the upstairs single beds. Washing machine took some working out as no instruction. On a plus side we had great weather and we were able to use the lovely garden furniture and the gas bbq.

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Fordy2014
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
611 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Exquisite! ”
Reviewed 25 April 2017 for a stay in November 2016

Stayed here for a long weekend break with some friends. House is very well laid out and is very clean and practical. There is everything you need here and just a short walk away is the local little town with shops, pubs etc. It's an ideal house to chill out with friends and enjoy playing games and having a relaxing time. You can easily cook here and eat round the nice big table. Very nice accomodation! Would thoroughly recommend staying here!

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Reviewed 8 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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ElaineMcW
Banbury, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great stay”
Reviewed 7 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We had a lovely stay in this amazing house. The layout is practical, social and really cool looking. Consumables like hand wash, loo rolls, dishwasher tabs, butter, milk eggs were kindly provided. Very thoughtful. Thank you!

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“Retreat shanklin perfect”
Reviewed 25 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Lovely well equipped house had everything our family needed and more. Location ten min walk to shanklin town centre and twenty min walk to beach.Secluded Garden perfect for barbecue.

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Haley W
Newport, England, United Kingdom
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“Perfect place to stay”
Reviewed 28 February 2016 for a stay in October 2015
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Very clean both inside and out, even the leaves had been swept away. Bedrooms where clean, tidy, beds where very comfy and shower pressure good in the ensuites.
Lovely open plan living area, plenty of room for a large family to sit and play games, watch TV and a large dining room table.
Lounge area was cosy and modern, lots of light coming through because of the patio doors.
Lots of games and films which came in handy.
Couldn't make full use of the garden as the weather had started to turn, but it had a BBQ and enough seating for us all, lovely relaxing area, pretty flowers all around and the resident squirrel visited frequently much to everyone's delight.
Plenty of space to park upto 3 cars in the drive.
The management where more than helpful, though we didn't have to ask for anything as such because everything was their, but they had lots of information on places to visit or eat ext.
Overall a really good enjoyable relaxing family break, would defiantly recommend and defiantly stay again.

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Travelling group: Young Children
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