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1 Hope Cottages

St Helens, Isle of Wight (Ref. 949694)


  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Mrs Shimmon

    “First the bad points.”

    .. ...

    .. Cottage was ok but in need of some serious airing and damp proofing, it smells badly of mildew!! The blind in the bathroom is covered in black mildew ( front and back) and needs throwing away immediately!! None of the curtains can be closed using the pulley system, so not a lot of privacy in the evening when the lights were on. The master bedroom window did not open at all, could not find a key ( if there was one) to unlock it. No empty cupboards to put any food and no welcome pack. The actual finish inside the cottage is very shoddy, not what we are used to, obviously someone did some DIY!! Good points Cottage was clean and comfortable.. apart from the nasty blind! Yes it's next to a pub but apart from Friday night (when they had a band on) we didn't hear a thing, food and staff in the pub were lovely can highly recommend!! The bath and shower were good. St Helen's is lovely.

The property

This delightful end-terrace cottage is situated in the coastal village of St Helens, opposite the village green.

Traditionally furnished this property is ideal for a family or couples looking for seaside accommodation.

A compact kitchen has everything you need to prepare delicious picnics or family meals which can be enjoyed in the dining area.

The pleasant sitting room is to the front of the house with comfortable sofas, perfect for relaxing on after a day at the beach.

There is also a well-appointed bathroom completing the ground floor.

Stairs from the dining area lead up to the master double bedroom which has plenty of wardrobe space for all your holiday essentials, and the landing area has enough space for a travel cot if required.

Older children will enjoy the second bedroom which is located up a steep staircase in the eaves of the property, a lovely retreat with wonderful views over the surrounding area from the Velux windows.

To the outside of the property there is a patio area with furniture which has been tastefully planted with containers and decorated with lighting so you can enjoy dining alfresco on those warm summer evenings.

The traditional village of St Helens has something for everyone, from rock pooling on the beautiful beach or dining in the beachside café, to watching cricket on the green.

The local pub is conveniently located next door if you fancy a night off from the cooking, ideal if you want to enjoy a drink and walk home.

Just outside the village you will find Bembridge, which offers a busy harbour, full of pleasure crafts and fishing boats landing their daily catch, a good range of small shops including an award-winning butchers, bakers, outstanding local fishmongers, local produce greengrocers and an art gallery.

For stunning views, why not lace up your boots and take a refreshing walk up Culver Down and gaze out over the English Channel?

Whatever you choose to do this comfortable cottage will be waiting for you on your return.


  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second floor eaves twin with 2ft 6ins beds
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen leading to dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, coffee maker, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking in free public car park approx
  • 50 yards from cottage
  • Patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mins walk, pub next door
  • Beach 10 mins walk
  • Note: The stairs to the eaves twin room are steep and have restricted head height, may not be suitable for young children or the less mobile
  • Note: Patio is gated but communal pathway is shared with neighbours

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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