Our Inspector's view
The Swiss Cottage is a guest house in the heart of Shanklin with its own parking, providing high standards of hospitality and service at a top quality but affordable guest accommodation. It has been given a tasteful modern facelift to provide superb ensuite bedrooms with flat screened digital TV/DVD, extensive beverage tray, emergency bathroom essentials, towels, mini fridges, fans, hair-dryers and all the attention to detail that will make your stay really special.
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Discover Isle of Wight
There’s a timeless quality to the Isle of Wight. For many it embodies the spirit and atmosphere of English seaside holidays. Small and intimate – at just 23 miles by 13 miles – it’s a great place to get away from it all. And with its mild climate, long hours of sunshine and colourful architecture, it has something of a continental flavour.
Explore the island’s varied coastline at any time of the year using the well-established Coast Path. Even in the depths of winter, the weather conditions are often favourable for walking. The island has more than 500 miles of public rights of way in all. There are numerous other things to do too. You could plan a week’s itinerary and not set foot on the beach. The island’s history is fascinating and it was long considered as a convenient stepping stone for the French in their plan to invade the UK mainland. Various fortifications – including Fort Victoria, Carisbrooke Castle and Yarmouth Castle – reflect its key strategic role in the defence of our coastline.
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