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2 Hope Cottages

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St Helens, Isle of Wight Show on map

4.4

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (28)
  • lovely (19)
  • pub (18)
  • good (16)
  • location (11)
  • bed (11)

38 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is equipped with everything you need and more."

    The shower and bathroom are superb but cold sometimes. Cooking is easy and the central heating very effective. The furniture is OK but a proper vacuum cleaner would be an improvement. The outside door is old and damaged and diminishes the first impression - I did not realise that the key safe was on another door inside? The location is superb ( so close to the pub and a bus stop) and St Helens is a good place to stay. I hope to return out of season when the price will be a similar bargain.

    Reviewed by Rob3.8Mar 2024

  • "Hope cottage offers the perfect base with all needs met, we have thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and our stay in Hope cottage."

    Lovely quirky place situated on a great bus route and two doors down from the pub. Highly recommend a visit to the Isle of Wight and a stay in this cottage. Just one little criticism...please leave a drying mop in the bathroom has it seemed to take ages to dry even with the fan on and window open.

    Reviewed by Julie4.1Mar 2024

  • "We have had a lovely holiday again at 2 Hope Cottages."

    The owner was responsive when we had problems and was quick to help.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Aug 2023

  • "No. I have already sent an email direct to them"

    Reviewed by Elaine3.4Jun 2023

  • "Our second stay in this lovely cosy cottage."

    Well equipped kitchen. Great location with lots of walks from the cottage. Excellent pub further along the road and a good corner shop just a few minutes walk. We will certainly come back next year.

    Reviewed by Grace5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely."

    However first impressions on arrival is not good when the front gate is off its hinges and the external front door is in a very bad state. It does not lock and if it rained or was windy the weather would come through. I do not think it is good security. The internal front door is literally just an internal door that has a lock. The toilet seat was loose. Outside the back door could do with a jet wash. The back bedroom curtains were awful and need replacing asap. On a positive note ideal location for parking, local pub, the beach, a shop and not far from tesco superstore. Beautiful summer house. Fully equipped kitchen with all amenities. Lovely shower. Beds were clean and comfy. Complimentary bottle of wine on arrival was lovely. We had a lovely stay but just needs a bit of maintenance.

    Thanks for your comments. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4May 2023

  • "Had a lovely time."

    property was a quaint terraced cottage with bags of character, yet clean and tidy.

    Reviewed by Dwane5.0Apr 2023

  • "Really enjoyed staying in this lovely cottage."

    Great location in a friendly village.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very convenient location easy access to shops and parts of the island, comfortable stay."

    Pub next door very good

    Reviewed by Liam4.4Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic stay, very comfortable and clean."

    The itinerary says there's a bath but there isn't, but fantastic shower

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Jan 2023

  • "Cosy, cottage, fully furnished with everything you need."

    Loved the use of the summer house. Owners instructions were easy to follow. Lovely situation with free parking, pub and superb cafe/restaurant on the green. Good walks to Bembridge Harbour and Duver beach. Had a fantastic time.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely little place on the green and near the pub as well."

    Everything needed for a base to explore the Isle of Wight.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2022

  • "More description needed for stairs for aged or mobility issues."

    New bathroom has ventilation issues,towels remain damp for over 3 days.kitchen tap dripping permanently.

    Reviewed by Pippa3.8Sep 2022

  • "Nice little property, full of character."

    Very good shower room. Kitchen area clean and all you need. Second bedroom a twin room and good for younger children; bit of a squeeze for teenagers. Summer house seems large enough for storing a couple of bikes. Two doors from pub and a kids play park across the road, but noise not a problem. Parking in free car park nearby or in street for short periods. Close to bus stop. St Helens is generally quiet. Corner shop/off license is about 3 mins by foot. Nice walks and bike rides from the house. Suited our purposes.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2022

  • "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 Barbara4.7Jul 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 Grace5.0Apr 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 Barry5.0Mar 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 Chris3.8Nov 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 Margaret3.4Sep 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 Lucy5.0Aug 2021

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

    Reviewed by Mark3.4Jul 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 & W4.7Jun 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 Bradley5.0Jun 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 Nicola5.0Jun 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 John3.1May 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 Kate5.0Oct 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 David4.1Mar 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 Barb5.0Nov 2019

  • "Comfortable cosy well equipped cottage."

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

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Oct 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 Danielle2.8Jul 2019

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

    It was a great base for our holiday

    Reviewed by Lucy4.7Jul 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 Lilian3.1Jul 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 Nicholas2.5May 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 John4.1Apr 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 Marie5.0Jul 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 Sarah4.1May 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 Christine5.0Aug 2017

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

    Loved it!

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2016

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Summary

  • 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

ST HELENS

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas