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2 Hope Cottages

St Helens, Isle of Wight (Ref. 22962)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Situated in good area for amenities, only downside is music from pub garden on Friday Saturday evening and as pub is only 2 doors away general noise most evenings. But not a problem if you would like to join in but if you have children would disturb them sleeping as music to 1130pm Love the garden room at back of garden. Would visit again.

    It's lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay. The pub usually has music only on a Friday until 11. It's at the heart of the village community and has good food and a friendly welcome. We look forward to seeing you back in St Helens! Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BarbaraJul 2022

  • "A lovely well equipped cottage, in a good location."

    Excellent pub and village shop close by. Lots of lovely walks. We will definitely come back.

    We look forward to seeing you back in St Helens! Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by GraceApr 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage,providing everything we needed,in a beautiful position overlooking an open green area ,with a lovely village atmosphere."

    The Duver and beach are just a short walk away,with other beautiful walks in close proximity. We would not hesitate to rebook in the future

    Thank you! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed St Helens. And you were the first guests to enjoy our newly refurbished kitchen and bathroom, too! We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BarryMar 2022

  • "Lovey little cottage and very comfortable, beds expecially but if i was to be a party pooper I'd say the whole place is a little rough around the edges."

    Reviewed by ChrisNov 2021

  • "The settee in the lounge is a sofa bed and is not very comfortable for sitting on."

    It is too low which makes it difficult to get up from. The bathroom could do with a makeover but the shower was a good one. Also in the lounge the coffee table lovely as it is, is too big for the room and too heavy to move. We did have a good holiday and the cottage was as detailed.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2021

  • "We have stayed in this cottage a couple of times and it suits our needs well."

    The kitchen has everything we need and the beds are comfortable.

    Reviewed by LucyAug 2021

  • "Nice little cottage, good location and nice pub next door"

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2021

  • "A cosy quaint cottage superbly located in a lovely village."

    Great walks and a pub and restaurants close by.

    Reviewed by D & J & K & WJun 2021

  • "You need to make it clear that the stairs are very narrow and could cause access issues for an elderly person or someone with a disability."

    My wife is both, but we managed The cottage was very clean with a good level of facilities but. could do with the decoration sprucing up

    Reviewed by BradleyJun 2021

  • "Had a fantastic stay, everything we needed, close to the beautiful beach, & a comfortable & good night sleep had by us all."

    Would definitely return to hope cottage.

    Reviewed by NicolaJun 2021

  • "The neighbours are noisy."

    The front door needs replacing as the wind came right through it! Other than that we had a good time

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2021

  • "The cottage was all we could wish for, the weather exceeded expectations."

    Felt very safe when we ate out and every one very helpful and friendly. You can expect to see us again! Kate and Lorraine

    Reviewed by KateOct 2020

  • "Cottage true to photographs."

    Double bed and twin room upstairs. Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen and downstairs bathroom. Heating and internet both worked well. Clean. Lovely summer house in the back garden, unfortunately just needed the sun! Easy check-in with a lock box. Two doors from a pub, two other restaurants in the village. Free parking across the road (have to move the car every 24 hours).

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2020

  • "2 Hope Cottages was just what I was wanting."

    I immediately felt at home when I walked through the front door. Even though it was November, when the mornings were sunny we would have our morning tea and coffee in the shed at the end of the garden. Conveniently located to both buses for exploring and the pub for meals and an evening drink. I loved the village of St Helen's, everyone was so friendly and helpful. We didn't want to leave and hopefully will visit St. Helens and the Isle of Wight again.

    Reviewed by BarbNov 2019

  • "Comfortable cosy well equipped cottage."

    Very good location for bus service pub and a couple of good restaurants and good walks.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely - small but reasonably well equipped (although no tea towel in the kitchen and no toilet roll)."

    The main issue was the double bed - extremely uncomfortable - my husband and I both had back ache for most of the week because of it. The sofa was more comfortable to sleep on. Also the heating seemed to come on randomly and make the cottage very hot which contributed to the poor sleep. Such a shame but won’t be staying there again.

    Reviewed by DanielleJul 2019

  • "The cottage was as described and was comfortable."

    It was a great base for our holiday

    Reviewed by LucyJul 2019

  • "There are many positives about the property."

    It has a lovely garden with excellent seating , etc for outdoors dining. The situation is superb, bus stop outside, pub next door,and lovely views across green to downs beyond. The property, however, is in need of refurbishment, The front door and entrance is in poor condition,as is the back door and and garden entrance which needs a good clean up. There is rotting woodwork in the bathroom which needs attention. The kitchen is cramped but well equipped. Linen in bedrooms is excellent, There is an abundance of hot water. Overall this is a pleasant property but it needs freshening up.

    Reviewed by LilianJul 2019

  • "This cottage is unsuitable for septuagenarians."

    The difficulty with the stairs needs additional clarification. Getting cases upstairs proved somewhat difficult.There is no storage facility for clothes in the second bedroom. There are no instructions as to the location of the central heating thermostat. It does not fire at 15c setting. The bathroom air mover is deafening. We found it somewhat disappointing given the write up.

    Reviewed by NicholasMay 2019

  • "The cottage is well located although the nearest beach is really a short car journey rather than a walk for a mature couple!"

    The accommodation is rather dated and tired but comfortable enough. The garden is excellent with a lovely summer house. The pub next door is quiet and provides excellent food.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage, everything you needed."

    Ideal base for exploring the IOW. Lovely garden with a summer house. The cottage was cosy and clean,it also had the added bonus of WiFi which my teenagers loved . Would definitely recommend this cottage and Sykes cottages.

    Reviewed by MarieJul 2018

  • "Ideal cottage in perfect location."

    Very quiet and relaxing. Cottage has all the facilities you need even a washing machine. Note stairs are steep to bedrooms and bathroom is down stairs. Brilliant garden in sunny spot . Next door to pub - bit tired in decor but very good food. Highly recommend it and hopefully stay again soon

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2018

  • "St Helens is a great village."

    The cottage was very well equipped right down to things you wouldn't expect like baking equipment, tea towel and cleaning liquids for washing machine and dishwasher. Even a bottle of wine to welcome us!

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2017

  • "Lovely cottage - great location and just perfect for us."

    Loved it!

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom, walk-in shower enclosure, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels
  • Travel cot and highchair (attaches to dining chair) available
  • Parking in free car park on the green approx 50 yards from cottage
  • Patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk
  • Note: Patio is gated but communal pathway is shared with neighbours
  • Note: Stairs are steep, narrow and open, care to be taken.

The property

This welcoming former fisherman's cottage is located in the heart of the village of St Helens on the Isle of Wight, opposite the traditional village green.

Tastefully appointed throughout and a real home-from-home, this Isle of Wight cottage provides traditional seaside accommodation, ideal for couples or families looking to enjoy some quality time together in a good old fashioned English village.

Located on one of the outstanding parts of the island, this St Helens cottage offers you a spacious sitting and dining area, perfect for those chilly evenings when all you want to do is unwind after a full day on the beach.

Outside this Isle of Wight cottage is a long rear patio garden with two sitting areas surrounded by plants, perfect for outside dining any time of the day.

The traditional village of St Helens offers some charming attractions, from rock pooling on the beautiful beach or dining in the beachside café, to watching cricket on the green while enjoying a bite to eat in a café, pub or restaurant.

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 butcher, outstanding local fishmongers, local produce greengrocers and an art gallery.

Why not take a bracing walk up to Culver Down, experiencing the most stunning views looking towards the English Channel?

The perfect Isle of Wight cottage for a traditional seaside holiday, at any time of the year.

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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