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Charleston House in Shanklin, Isle of Wight

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sleeps 19
7 rooms
5 bathrooms

Charleston House description

Built in the late 1920s, Charleston House on the Isle of Wight is a time capsule perfect for transporting you back to the roaring age of the Charleston, Hollywood glamour and The Great Gatsby.

The Art Deco style is brilliantly captured in the huge stained glass windows, galleried landing and stylishly vintage furnishings. Set upon a cliff top location, the sliding picture windows in all the main living areas and bedrooms allow you to witness all the heart-stirring views over Sandown Bay and out to Culver Cliff every moment of the day from when the sun rises to when the sun sets. Much of the furnishing throughout reflects the Art-Deco period.

For when you want to bring your family and friends together, an elegant, oak-panelled banquet room provides enough space to feed up to 19 with any culinary masterpieces you can create in the fully equipped, high quality, shaker style kitchen. A splendid triple aspect drawing room has doors which open into the sun room and out into the landscaped gardens, an area to sit during the summer and marvel at the sights while dining al-fresco with your loved ones.

From the garden gate you will be just five minutes from the Blue Flag beach that stretches from Sandown to Shanklin, and the tarmac cliff path allows people of all ages to take a stroll. For cycling devotees there is a dedicated cycle shed and cycle access. Of all the charming and traditional seaside resorts, Shanklin definitely sets itself apart with its lustrous long, wide, sandy beach and dramatic sandstone cliffs.

Whether you are young or just young at heart you will never run out of things to do with the local areas being lined with amusements, water sports facilities and the plentiful choice of restaurants.

For those who wish to have a quieter time away, lose yourself in the history and character of Shanklin Old Village where there is always the option of casually strolling through the open green spaces and fantastic parks and gardens.

Additional catering services can be arranged at Charleston House including:

Chef prepared meals for groups of 16+. Pre-prepared menus to cook in the house. Celebration cakes modelled on the house. Afternoon tea for groups of 10+. Outside catering.

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The house can accommodate up to 14 adults plus 5 children, though parties of more than 16 guests is by prior arrangement only. Please call our Bookings Team to discuss.

Please note that the use of fireworks is prohibited on the grounds of Charleston House


Located on the ground floor. Access to garden. Breakfast bar seating eight. Three single ovens, large five ring hob, a small fridge, two dishwashers, breadmaker, steamcooker/microwave, popcorn maker, toaster and a washing machine. Separate utility room with an American fridge freezer. Access to cloakroom.

Dining Room/Area

Located on the ground floor. Access to the garden room. Decorative chandeliers. Table with seating for 19 and a high chair. Sonos speaker.

Living Room/Area

The Drawing Room is located on the ground floor. Four sofas and four armchairs with one footstool, seating 14. Fireplace. Flatscreen TV with DVD player. Sonos speaker. Internet access. Access to the garden room.

Master Bedroom

"The Master Suite"

Located on the first floor. Stunning sea views. Feature stained glass windows. King size bed. Single day bed for occassional use. Dressing table, built in wardrobes, chest of drawers and chaise longue. Flatscreen TV with Freeview. Access to the upstairs sunroom.

Bedroom 2

Located on the first floor. King size bed. Free standing wardrobe. Flatscreen TV with Freeview . Access to the upstairs sunroom.

Bedroom 3

"The Family Bedroom"

Located on the first floor. Stunning sea views. Family room with king size bed, bunk beds, wooden cot and single day bed. Dressing table and built in wardrobe. Flatscreen TV with Freeview. Access to the upstairs sunroom.

Bedroom 4

Located on the first floor. Stunning sea views. King size bed and single bed. Free standing 1930’s wardrobes and dressing table. Flatscreen TV . En suite shower room.

Bedroom 5

Located on the first floor. Double bed and chest of drawers. Flatscreen TV. Looks out to the front of the house and has sea peeps toward Culvar Bay.

Bedroom 6

"The Accessible Bedroom"

Located on the ground floor. Wheelchair access via private front door from driveway. Twin single beds. Free standing wardrobe and chest of drawers. Flatscreen TV with Freeview. En suite wet room. M1 and M2 mobility grading. Direct access to kitchen and entrance hall.

Bedroom 7

"The Morning Room"

Located on the ground floor. Can be used as an optional seventh bedroom or a second lounge. Two day beds. Flatscreen TV with Freeview and DVD player. Access to the garden room.

Family Bathroom

Largest family bathroom located on the first floor opposite bedroom three with bath and shower overhead.

Bathroom 2

Second family bathroom is located on the first floor with bath and shower overhead.

Bathroom 3

Smallest family bathroom is located on the first floor opposite bedroom five and includes a bath with shower overhead.

Bathroom 4

En suite to bedroom four has walk in shower cubicle.

Bathroom 5

En suite to bedroom six is a wet room with walk in shower complete with seat and grip handles. M1 & M2 mobility access for wheelchair users.


Located on the ground floor. Complete with a toilet and wash basin. Accessed from the kitchen and entrance hall.

Garden Description

Large landscaped gardens covering almost 3/4 acre backs onto coastal path. Patio with table and chairs for up to 18 guests. Pond built in 1930s (caution needed for young children) . Gardener visits once a week. Dedicated cycle shed and cycle access.


Gated parking on a private driveway for up to ten cars.


  • Stunning sea views from its cliff top location across the English Channel and Sandown Bay towards Culver Cliff
  • Large gardens
  • Art Deco influences including Sun Room and stained glass original windows
  • All bathrooms recently refurbished
  • Grand and unique Art Deco detached House

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