A well presented holiday bungalow offering comfortable holiday accommodation comprising two bedrooms (one double and one with bunk bed), open plan lounge, kitchen and bathroom with shower over bath. Outside, leading out from the lounge, is an area laid to decking – ideal for al-fresco dining! Sandown Bay Holiday Centre is situated on the site of Yaverland Battery, constructed in 1863 under the direction of the then Prime Minister, Lord Palmerston. The location is a perfect base for a holiday, being situated on the south-eastern coastline, with views across Sandown Bay stretching across the English Channel to one side and rolling countryside continuing to Culver Down on the other side.
Television with DVD & Freeview, Cooker/Grill, Microwave, Refrigerator, Kettle, Toaster, Hair Dryer, Double bed (1), Bunk bed (1), Travel cot, Baby booster-chair, Double sofa bed in lounge. Outside, there is decking to the front with garden table & deck chairs, patio furniture/parasol for 6. Parking Area.
Sandown became a popular seaside resort back in Victorian times and shares its bay with Shanklin. Pleasant walks along the Esplanade can be enjoyed with views across the fine golden sands of the beaches stretching over the bay to the English Channel beyond. The beach at Sandown Bay holds 'Blue Flag' status offering safe bathing and also being popular for windsurfing and water sports. The cliffs are one of the best places in Britain for dinosaur hunters. Redcliff is made of clay and is continually eroding and changing revealing much of what is buried below. Many dinosaur bones/fossils found here are displayed in the Natural History Museum in London. Sandown also hosts one of the Islands few remaining piers offering amusements, cafe, bar, children’s play areas and designated areas for sea fishing – great for the keen sea angler! In addition, there can also be found the Isle of Wight Zoo (big cat sanctuary), Dinosaur Centre, tennis courts, putting greens, leisure complex, tea rooms and restaurants. At night, Sandown comes to life with a variety of pubs and clubs where you can dance the night away. A great destination for a holiday on the Isle of Wight with so much to do and being a perfect base from which to explore the rest of the Island...
THE ISLE OF WIGHT
The Isle of Wight is situated approximately 3 miles off the English Southern Coastline. It is known for its breathtaking scenery with much of the Island being designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Island first became popular as a holiday destination during Victorian times and its unique charm still entices over 2.5 million visitors each year. It is quite easy to appreciate why the Island attracts so many, with its scenic coastline, award winning golden beaches, charming little villages and temperate climate – in fact the Island can boast more hours of sunshine than most other destinations in Britain. For the more energetic, the Island offers over 500 miles of maintained footpaths and 200 miles of cycle ways, which makes it ideal for walkers and cyclists alike. Bicycles can be hired locally. The Islands towns offer a comprehensive range of shops and amenities including many 'High Street' names together with popular cafes, bars and restaurants - some even being awarded the 'Michelin Star'. All in all the Island is a wonderful holiday destination, catering for all ages and with activities for all interests.
Bed linen is provided. Sorry, towels are not provided. Electricity is included. Shared use of washing machine in the shed of chalet 184 - free of charge - shared with chalet 184. Changeover day is Saturday. Guests are kindly requested not to arrive before 3:30pm and vacate before 10:00am.
In order for your booking to be confirmed, we will require a 25% deposit & a small booking fee of £25.00. A £100.00 (returnable) damage deposit will also be required which will be added to the total amount owing. The balance of all monies owed is required 8 weeks prior to the commencement of your holiday. Should you be booking your holiday within 8 weeks of your holiday commencing, then all monies will be required when booking. Your damage deposit will be returned upon completion of the check-out inspection. Guests are kindly requested to leave the property in the condition in which it was found at the start of their holiday.
GETTING TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT
In total there are six routes to the Island which will vary depending on your method of travel. These routes are run by three different operators, providing frequent crossings across the Solent. The first is Red Funnel operating a car/passenger ferry service between Southampton and East Cowes. They also operate a 'High Speed' passenger ferry service between Southampton and West Cowes (www.redfunnel.co.uk). The second operator is Wightlink. They run car/passenger ferry services between Lymington and Yarmouth, Portsmouth and Fishbourne together with a passenger ferry service between Portsmouth and Ryde (www.wightlink.co.uk). The final operator is Hovertravel who run high speed passenger hovercrafts between Southsea and Ryde (www.hovertravel.co.uk). It might also be worth noting that there is a train that runs between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin, calling at Sandown station. For any visitors travelling on foot, they may wish to consider crossing The Solent via the passenger ferry which runs between Portsmouth and Ryde and then catching the train direct to Sandown (www.southwesttrains.co.uk/island-line-fares.aspx).
Please enquire about our 'discounted' car ferry travel...
- DISCOUNTED FERRY TRAVEL AVAILABLE
- VisitBritain 3 Star
- Coastal Location
- Scenic Coastal & Downland Walks
- Sandy Beaches
- Local Bars & Restaurants
- Sleeps 4