Upper Chine Cottages
Set in the beautiful Shanklin Old Village on the Isle of Wight, Upper Chine Cottages is the perfect resort for that family escape. Home to contemporary cottages – each with enclosed outside space and a beautiful décor throughout – the site offers an indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, a tennis court, play area and a gym…so you’ll find everything you need to unwind within easy reach.
For those lazy days where you fancy lying back with a book while the kids enjoy letting off steam, you’ll find a park just moments from the site…and it’s perfect for a picnic. In fact, with some of the National Trust’s infamous walks winding their way gently through the surrounding landscape, you’ll find plenty of trails and pathways to follow to take in the coastal views that make this area so special.
What is it about an indoor pool that makes a good holiday a great one? Well, whatever it is, you’ll find a heated indoor pool available at Upper Chine Cottage throughout the year, so you can forget the rest of the world with a dip each day. There’s a Jacuzzi for those of you who prefer to succumb to the bubbles and let them do their thing on weary legs, and we can’t think of a better way to enjoy some time out after a day of adventures. And better still, t’s all part of the resort.
Don’t worry if you’re content to just ditch the diet and embrace that holiday feeling during your time at Upper Chine Cottages – we’d do the same – but for those of you who let off steam on the treadmill or practice your serve during a break, you’ll find a gym and tennis court right onsite. And if all that exertion leaves you in the mood to be a little pampers, you can book yourself in for an aromatherapy massage to wind down from it all and get back into holiday mode. See, they’ve thought of everything.
For the kids
There’s more good news for the mums and dads amongst you, you’ll find an onsite games room to keep the kids entertained too. Thanks to the climbing frame, slides and playhouse, the kids will be able to let off steam even on those days when you fancy staying close to your home from home. There’s also air hockey, football and a pool table…that should keep them busy for an hour or two at a time…you might even get to finish that holiday read you can’t put down!
Out and about
Just a stroll away from Upper Chine Cottages, Shanklin Old Village is one of the most popular places to visit on the Wight. With a reputation for a sunny climate and its nostalgic shops and tea rooms, there’s a laidback atmosphere in Shanklin that makes it perfect for families.
While away laidback afternoons wandering your way between the thatched cottages, or stop off from your adventures to whet your whistle in one of the friendly taverns that call the village home. Or, for those bucket and spade days, you’ll find Appley Beach around ten minutes away on foot, so there’s plenty of opportunity to challenge the kids to a sandcastle competition.