The Priory offers luxury self catering accommodation set within a former cliff top Gentlemen’s residence on the Isle of Wight.

Perched on the top of the cliffs, 300ft above sea level, between Shanklin and Luccombe with views across Sandown Bay, The Priory was built back in 1864 as a Gentleman’s residence. After being a private residence for nearly 70 years, it was then converted into a hotel in 1932. It then became holiday flats in 1966, which ran successfully until it was extensively renovated and restored into a selection of apartments. With such a rich history, we’ve put together a history page with more information and old photos here.

We are delighted to be able to welcome you and your family to the island for weekly stays and short breaks all year round.

Here are all of the details on what you’ll get in your apartment – a selection of photos are shown above and you can see the full gallery here:

  • Double bedroom with ensuite and twin bedroom – apartment sleeps 4
  • Family bathroom
  • Spacious open plan living area with:
    • leather sofas and home cinema and music system with Freesat, Fire TV Stick, DVD and radio
    • dining area
    • granite topped kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Private decking with direct access from apartment, seating and sea views
  • Communal gardens
  • Children and babies welcome – travel cot with linen and high chair available
  • Free parking and bicycle parking also available
  • Free wifi
  • Linen and towels included
  • All utilities included
  • 15% discount available on all Red Funnel and Wightlink car ferries

The Priory benefits from over 2 acres of maintained gardens. You’ll find a selection of winding paths including two terraces dating back to the Victorian era and also plenty of woodlands, planting and seating areas. The main grassed area is the grass circle, a former round tennis lawn, which is perfect for a relax, play or a picnic.

Alongside the garden, you are surrounded by plenty of countryside and farmland, all part of the island’s Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which starts from The Priory. Just next door is Haddon’s Pits, a former quarry now part of the National Trust, which views across the bay, spots to sit and plenty of wildlife – birds such as ravens and peregrines, plants, trees and even cows occasionally! You may also see hang and paragliders taking off!

The Priory is also right on the coastal path, which runs from Sandown to the north and to Bonchurch and Ventnor to the south, as well as further around the island. The route through to Ventnor has plenty of woodlands to walk through and coastal views, as well as routes up to Smuggler’s Haven tea gardens and the famous Devil’s Chimney.

It is just a five minutes walk into the historic Old Village to find its famous thatched cottages, now home to cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops, and you’ll then find the main town afterwards with all of the essential shops. Also, it is a short five minute walk to reach the cliff top with views across Sandown Bay and down to the sandy beaches on the esplanade with its wide selection of places to eat and drink and also Shanklin Chine and Shanklin Seafront for amusements, adventure golf and more!

To book your stay at The Priory, you can book direct with Shanklin Holiday Homes at shanklinholidayhomes.co.uk.

Shanklin Holiday Homes

You will find further information, pricing and also a wide selection of other apartments available in Shanklin.