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Linda Cottage

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Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Four poster bed
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "A delightful little cottage in the heart of St Helen’s; it was warm, cosy, tastefully decorated and was equipped with everything we needed."

    Parking was a short distance away and free. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely property and fab location!"

    Great advice and help from the host too. Perfect holiday!

    Reviewed by Pippa5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    its quite small but well equipped and very beautiful

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage adjacent to pub and shop ."

    Everything planned well and works . Suzanne the owner was alway available with info if needed and sorted our ferry bookings . Very quiet didn’t hear a soul ! Love getting around the island , always great place and a real escape ! Thanks again

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "We immensely enjoyed staying at Linda Cottage."

    Suzanne was so helpful with updates and little texts before arrival and during our stay. The cottage is charming and very comfortable, with bucket-loads of character. All the little touches at the cottage, from the beach-themed mugs in the kitchen to the cushions and the decorations, added to its welcoming feel. Coming from a flat in London, I've been missing cooking on a gas stove and, as weird as that might sound, particularly enjoyed having one during our stay! The location was all we wanted it to be: quiet, close to a beach, easy to drive to/from and park at, close to a supermarket for grocery top ups. We definitely recommend Linda Cottage for your stay at the Isle of Wight.

    Reviewed by Vimalen4.7Sep 2022

  • "We had such a lovely stay at Linda Cottage."

    The cottage is very charming and the decorations and furnishings are exquisite. It was a cosy and comfortable fit for 2 adults and our 3 children - all of whom were absolutely delighted with their welcome chocolate! St Helens is a lovely quiet village, which is a great place to stay. It has it's own beach a few minutes drive down the road, and it's very convenient for Sandown/Shanklin if you are interested in the tourist hotspots. Our host Suzanne was very attentive and we hope we get a chance to stay again. Thanks

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Linda Cottage."

    It’s got such lovely character and is beautifully decorated. We arrived by bus and walked everywhere we needed to go as the house is well placed for this. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2022

  • "I had a wonderful week at Linda Cottage."

    The property was clean, warm, comfortable, well appointed, and within ten minutes’ walk of the beach. Suzanne was attentive and helpful. There is lots to do around St Helens, despite its remoteness. I found three lovely trails: west to Brading village through Brading Marsh, north along Priory Bay and Seagrove Bay, and south east to Bembridge where there’s a fantastic pub (The Olde Village Inn). I couldn’t have asked for a better break from busy London!

    Reviewed by Eliza5.0Nov 2021

  • "I had a wonderful break at Linda Cottage."

    It is a very comfortable property with everything you could need in it. I had some contact with the owner via text and she was ever so helpful without being intrusive. The village of St Helen’s is quiet but that was exactly what I wanted. Even so, it had a well stocked shop with post office, a nice pub, a nice couple of restaurants and an amazing second hand/rare bookshop. And it is within walking distance of the sea which I loved! I cannot recommend it highly enough especially to people travelling on their own, in a couple or a small group/family. I remember reading others say that the staircase is quite narrow and that I would agree with - I would imagine some people would struggle with it, especially getting luggage up to the bedrooms. I also think that a family of 4 might find the lounge a bit small. And anyone sleeping in the main bedroom might get disturbed by the shop being stocked up first thing in the morning. But these are very minor points, none of which took anything away from a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location, well stocked corner shop a minutes walk away Loved it"

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Sep 2021

  • "A wonderful little cottage in a super location."

    Managed to do so much in the few days we were there. Unfortunately couldn’t get into the two nearby restaurants so make sure you book ahead.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fabulous time."

    Only thing i would suggest is a hairdryer if possible?!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2021

  • "Felt like we we staying in a much loved holiday home."

    So lovely to come back to this pretty cottage with its roses, jasmine and fuchsias after a day out exploring the island. We had everything we needed and in a very friendly village.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Jul 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in an idillic village."

    All very well kept and maintained.

    Reviewed by Lynette5.0Jun 2021

  • "Linda Cottage provides everything to support a lovely holiday in this quiet village on the island."

    From the moment we walked down the path surrounded by the spring blooming Clematis and into the cozy warm cottage our stay was made perfect. I am a regular customer of Sykes Cottages renting their holiday let’s 3 or 4 times a year and can definitely recommend the cottage. It has everything you would expect with the added benefit of a double lower bunk bed that can prove really useful for families of 5. In addition there is a very well stocked reasonably priced convenience store open until 9pm in the evening that is located less than 1 minute walk and a friendly cozy pub just 10 minutes walk away… what more could you ask for. The Village Inn at Bembridge is a must, make sure of an early visit during your holiday as you will definitely want to return there! The friendly owners of Linda Cottage made us welcome from the very start and we’re kind enough to post a flask I had foolishly left behind… nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely consider booking this cottage in the lovely village of St Helens when we next visit the IoW….

    Reviewed by Rob5.0May 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x four-poster double bed, 1 x triple bunk room
  • Ground-floor bathroom with roll-top bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric coal-effect stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking nearby, free car park nearby
  • Enclosed front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile
  • Please note: the property is not suitable for people with mobility issues due to the steep staircase
  • Please note: One Medium/large dog allowed or possibly two small dogs at the owners discretion for a £20 surcharge per dog, dogs to be kept downstairs only
  • Generous discounts for the ferry, please contact Owner for full details

The property

Nestled in the beautiful village of St Helens on the Isle of Wight is this cheerful yellow, semi-detached dwelling, Linda Cottage, offering a wonderful coastal escape for five.

Perfect for a couples' getaway or a family of five, Linda Cottage boasts two bedrooms and is within easy reach of shops, pubs and the beach.

After finding a parking spot on the roadside or in the nearby free car park, head through the pretty, enclosed, front patio and into the property.

Discover the lovely kitchen where you can rustle up tasty dishes for the group making use of the excellent appliances, with cream shaker style units and wooden worktops, you can expect to find a charming country style.

Serve up delicious dishes at the dining table in the living/dining room, with bench seating, a sofa and armchair in here to relax on afterwards, and a classic coal-effect electric stove adding further character.

On warm days, open up the patio door from the sitting area out onto the front garden area, with a bistro set here perfect for dinner or drinks alfresco in the sun.

Completing the ground floor is the pretty bathroom where a roll-top bath presents somewhere to delight in a hot soak or enjoy a refreshing shower with the overhead shower.

Head up the steep cottage stairs, holding the rope rail for balance, and discover a romantic sleeping spot within the first bedroom, home to a pretty four-poster double bed and light and airy decoration.

The second bedroom boasts a triple bunk bed, with a double below and a single on top, perfect for accommodating either a couple or two friends.

The village's local friendly shop with all essentials, sweet treats or coffee fixes you need can be found a stone's throw away and a local café just around the corner from Linda Cottage serving meals throughout the day.

The same can be said of the nearby pub, with St Helens also home to a lovely village green, said to be the second largest in England, and host to cricket and football matches, along with a children's playground.

Walk down to the National Trust's St Helens Duver beach for a lovely day on the shores swimming, hiring paddleboards and kayaks, making sandcastles or even booking a horse ride along the beach.

Book an exciting sea angling excursion with one of the charters down at Bembridge Harbour, or simply delight in admiring the picturesque scenery of the boats bobbing on the water.

Plenty of restaurants, pubs and shops can be found in Bembridge, along with the two National Trust sites of Bembridge Windmill and Bembridge Fort and Downs, both well worth visiting.

The Isle of Wight has many attractions that are within reach including several zoos, perfect for any animal lover, including Isle of Wight Zoo, South Coast Falconry, Monkey Zoo, Amazon World Zoo and Haven Falconry Bird of Prey Centre, also very popular for the annual International Scooter Rally.

Explore the beautiful Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with plenty of walking, with the island being popular for cycling thanks to the relatively flat terrain, so you can delight in leisurely outings with your loved ones admiring the tranquil scenery.

Spend a fabulous break at Linda Cottage making amazing memories on the Isle of Wight.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Bembridge 2 miles; Ryde 5 miles.

The village of St Helens lies in a coastal position on high ground, on the eastern side of the Isle of Wight, between Bembridge and Seaview. St Helens is a traditional English village, with the village green at the centre of village life, providing cricket and football pitches, a children’s playground and superb views right across Bembridge Harbour and Culver Down. The village also offers superb restaurants, pub, newsagent, Post Office and grocery store. A short walk takes you to The Duver, an NT area of shingle and sand, and once the site of a Royal links golf course. The beach here is very family friendly, with sand and shingle, perfect for making sandcastles and collecting seashells as well as crabbing off the Bembridge Harbour Causeway. There is the popular Baywatch Café, with all the amenities you need for the perfect day at the beach, and stunning views of the Solent and St Helens Fort. The fort was built to protect Portsmouth from a French invasion between 1867 and 1880, and at the lowest tide of the summer, there is a mass walk of up to 2000 people from the beach out to the fort and back again, with driftwood fires and barbecues.

Please note: One dog allowed for a £20 surcharge, dogs to be kept downstairs only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas