Isle of Wight Self catering Holiday Cottage At Shanklin For all Seasons Sleeps up to 8 in comfort
Routes to Isle of Wight Self Catering House in St Martin’s, Westhill Manor, Westhill Road, Shanklin Old Village, IOW, PO37 6PS There are three vehicle ferries, run by two companies Wightlink – http://www.wightlink.co.uk/ 0871 376 1000 Lymington – Yarmouth, IOW (takes half an hour, runs almost every 40 minutes) Portsmouth – Fishbourne, IOW (takes half an hour, runs almost every half hour) Red Funnel – http://www.redfunnel.co.uk/ 0844 844 9988 Southampton – East Cowes, IOW (takes an hour, runs almost every hour) Portsmouth or Southampton will take 20 to 30 minutes to negotiate the numerous turns to reach the ports. Lymington and the Ports on the Island are much smaller and are reached very quickly. To help you to choose a ferry time, it may help to know that St Martins will be ready for you by 3 o'clock, and we ask you to be ready to leave at 10 o’clock when our housekeeper will call and collect your key. Some visitors take in a beach, walk on the downs, theme park, stately home or garden on the Island during their first or last holiday day. Ferry booking on line is usually cheaper than by phone. Although a longer voyage, Red Funnel is often cheaper than Wightlink. So long as you book a week ahead, they will post your tickets to you. Otherwise you collect them at the port ticket offices. Both ferries are laidback if you arrive early or late. Except in very busy summer times, you can usually catch the next sailing without changing your ticket. The most enchanting approach to our holiday house,St Martin’s, is from Yarmouth via Brook, and along the “Military Road” that runs along the South West coast past Blackgang Chine, St Catherine’s lighthouse, Niton and Ventnor, and winds down into Shanklin Old Village. Just past the clutch of thatched pubs, turn left into Grange Road and then left into Westhill Road. After 200 yards turn right through the imposing Manor gates, and St Martin’s is the third house on your left. If you prefer the main road from Yarmouth, or if you cross to East Cowes or Fishbourne, you have a choice of following the map through the lanes (signposted Sandown and Shanklin), or taking the A3054 main road to Newport and then the A3020 through Rookley and Godshill. As you approach Shanklin, you will see a 30mph speed camera on your right; turn right after the camera into Westhill Road. After a quarter of a mile turn into the Manor gates on your left, and St Martin’s is the third house on your left. On-Line maps and Satnav should take you to the holiday house at Shanklin at PO37 6PS. If this postcode is not recognised try PO37 6PU or PO37 6PT, which are very near to St Martins. The Isle of Wight measures 23 miles from West to East, and 13 miles North to South, so where ever you are on the Island, it is not very far.