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Fairfield Old School House


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Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Newly Listed
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Pets 1
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This property is part of our English Country Cottages collection

An inspiring collection of properties chosen for their character, luxury and heritage, all graded 4 star and above.


Enjoy a holiday at this characterful well-equipped apartment, furnished to a high standard, situated in a lovely location just minutes from the beach.

With real wood floors throughout, this apartment is in a great location, opposite the Big Meade Park and offers flexible sleeping arrangements as the main bedroom can be set up as either four single beds, or a super kingsize bed and twin beds.
Situated in the Old Village part of Shanklin, this spacious, ground floor apartment has it’s own private courtyard terrace and is set within a character building converted from the Upper Chine School for Girls. During World War II it was the headquarters of the Royal Marine Commandos, and used by the team planning P.L.U.T.O the "Pipeline Under The Ocean". This was the brainchild of Lord Mountbatten and Winston Churchill as a huge secret pipeline from Liverpool across England to the Isle of Wight, then under the Channel to Cherbourg built to deliver fuel for allied vehicles during the D-Day landings.

Today this charming holiday home makes an ideal base for groups or families. The golden sandy beaches stretch for miles and the Esplanade is packed full of amusements and crazy golf as well as several places to eat. Away from the beach the main town hosts a multitude of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants to enjoy. The Old Village is world famous with it’s pretty thatched cottages, cosy tea rooms, pubs, restaurants and craft shops to discover. There’s also Shanklin Chine to explore, carved by Mother Nature’s own hands over thousands of years. The stunning tree lined gorge cuts its mark from the Old Village down to the sandy beach and esplanade below. In the evening the waterfalls and woodland are illuminated, giving the gardens a totally different aspect and atmosphere.

Shanklin is well served by public transport around the island with regular buses and the railway ’Island Line’ to Ryde and Sandown. Outdoor pursuits on the island include horse riding, fishing, cycling, paragliding, golf and water sports. There are numerous attractions across the island to discover for all ages, such as The Needles with its chairlift, amusement park, boat rides, lighthouse and coloured sands of Alum Bay, Blackgang Chine, Dinosaur Isle, the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Tapnell Farm Park and Carisbrooke Castle, or why not pay a visit to Queen Victoria’s favourite holiday residence, Osborne House and its gardens? The sailing towns of Yarmouth and Cowes also make for a great day out. Whatever you decide, one things for sure, the Isle of Wight has plenty to offer. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

Step to entrance. All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room: With 43" Sky TV (basic package), DVD/blu-ray player with a selection of DVDs, Wii with a selection of games, and wooden floor.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
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Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request), twin beds, Sky TV (basic package) and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With super kingsize bed and French doors leading to courtyard.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and washing machine.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Courtyard with terrace and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car; additional parking available close by. No smoking. Please note: Couples and family bookings only, no hen or stag parties.

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  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Newly Listed Property
    Newly Listed Property
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • School Conversions
    School Conversions
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Unique Cottages
    Unique Cottages

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 24/08/2018
    Fairfield Old School House was a great place to stay and ticked all our boxes - very, very comfortable and had everything we needed. High quality - huge and comfortable beds - real wooden floors - new equipment - very clean and all in working order - nothing to complain about at all - all in all, a great place to stay! The wooden chess set was used every day...also played IOW Monopoly, but Dad won :-(! Thanks Neil and Jane x

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/06/2018
    We had a wonderful break based at Fairfield Old School House. The location is fabulous being within a short walk to the older part of shanklin with its pictoresque gift shops and tea rooms and opposite to a nice park which our dog enjoyed exploring. The flat is roomy and comfortable with nice quality furniture giving it a home from home feel, and the accommodation is very well equipped indeed from rainy day games, Wii, sky/Netflix and lots of useful additions in the kitchen like cafetiere and thermos flask as well as all the normal things you would expect. We would recommend both Shanklin with its nice beach and seafront - including the interesting 'chine' and Fairfield house which we found to be excellent and a very relaxing place to stay.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/04/2018
    Lovely apartment and very convenient to the village

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your review so so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We pride ourselves in providing what you need in a consistent reliable manner, please come again.

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