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The well maintained rear garden
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The Poplars Cottage

St Helens, Isle of Wight
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Family friendly
Thatched
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful Isle of Wight thatched cottage dating back over 300 years with character features aplenty
  • Overlooking the village green and within walking distance of the beach at St Helens
  • Lovely fenced gardens at the front and rear with furniture for al fresco dining
Property code: IC154

This charming chocolate box cottage occupies a delightful position overlooking the village green in the lovely village of St Helens.

This Grade II listed thatched cottage dates back more than three hundred years and has been owned by the same family for generations. It is a character cottage which has retained many original features. It occupies an attractive central position in the coastal resort of St Helens, overlooking the village green where cricket is sometimes played. St. Helens carnival, sports and fair is also centred round the green each August Bank Holiday weekend. The Poplars is a ten minutes walk from a sandy beach where visitors can enjoy swimming and paddling. St Helens is famous for the 12th Century church tower which adorns the shoreline. Nearby is a large National Trust area which commands some of the loveliest views on the Island. The neighbouring seaside village of Bembridge can be reached by taking an interesting 30-minute stroll from the cottage around the harbour. The larger seaside towns of Ryde and Sandown are only a short drive away.

This is a self-contained property comprising the larger part of a detached stone cottage. (The owners use the smaller adjoining part of The Poplars as a retreat and when visiting they have access through the garden to the shed and top gate). All the main rooms are south facing and enjoy views across the village green to the downs beyond. The cottage has been furnished with care in a traditional style. Upstairs, there are two pretty bedrooms - one double and one twin room (folding bed, travel cot and high chair available). It has a bathroom with a bath and an electric shower over on the ground floor.

There is a comfortable sitting room for relaxing with a sofa, two arm chairs, log effect electric fire, a flat screen television with Freeview and DVD player; a kitchen with fitted units and a pleasant dining area by the window. An electric cooker, microwave, refrigerator, freezer and washing machine are provided. Night storage heaters keep the cottage warm during the colder months and convector heaters are available for guests to use in the summer. Heating and electricity are at no extra charge. Wifi internet is provided

There is a lovely fenced garden both at the front and rear of the cottage, and an attractive patio with garden furniture so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. (Please be aware that barbecues are not permitted in the garden because of the thatched roof). Cars can be parked in the road opposite the cottage when space permits. The car park, general stores, public house, two good restaurants, telephone and public transport are within two to three minutes walk.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin (additional z bed for up to 13 year olds in the double bedroom available on request)
  • 1 bathroom – with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine
  • Central heating and electric included
  • TV/DVD in the lounge
  • Local amenities with easy driving distance
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels included
  • 2 small/medium-sized dogs welcome downstairs
  • Please note that BBQs are prohibited due to the thatched roof
  • The owners use the smaller adjoining part of The Poplars as a retreat and when visiting they have access through the garden to the shed and top gate
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Adam Baker

This property is personally managed by Adam.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ann 9th September 2023

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Reviewed by Liz 2nd September 2023

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The Poplars cottage was home from home.Everything was great comfy bed,beautiful cottage garden.We explored the island and found a little paradise 1/2 mile down the road.Would definitely recommend this cottage and location

Reviewed by Helen 29th July 2023

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Super cute cottage with everything you'd need for a holiday with your doggo. Shop and pub just up the road. Village green right outside the front door. Beach 20 minute walk away with lovely food at the cafe. Bembridge with all the fancy restaurants just 10 mins in the car, or get the bus. The stop is right outside the cottage! The bus service to anRead moreywhere on the IOW is amazing!! Hide

Reviewed by Maggie 8th July 2023

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A lovely thatched cottage overlooking the green where cricket is often played. The garden is very pretty and private with garden furniture available. The cottage is in a great location with a pub two minutes away. The beach is nearby and has a beach cafe. The cottage is clean and well equipped.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 1st July 2023

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A lovely place to stay, clean tidy and beautiful cottage with lots of character.

Reviewed by Lindsey 24th June 2023

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We love this cottage! A well equipped cottage and cosy too. The beautiful garden at the rear is a great place to relax at the end of a day exploring the Island. Plenty of local walks to enjoy with or without a dog. A pub ,100 yards one way,a local post office/shop the other way,a big village green and the beach is a short pleasant walk away. ThorouRead moreghly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 17th June 2023

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Reviewed by Phillip 10th June 2023

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Sofa was a little uncomfortable. Needs a sharp knife and a better bottle opener. Other than that we love it, was out 3rd stay.

Reviewed by Amanda 29th April 2023

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Absolutely amazing, the whole stay was relaxing. Everything you could wish for to hit the ground running. We met the owner Penny, what a lovely lady, welcoming us to her lovely cottage. The neighbours were also friendly and welcoming too. All in all what a beautiful place with a beautiful garden. Was very sad to leave and thank you Penny for sharinRead moreg such a wonderful home with us! Mandy & David x Hide

Reviewed by Andy 22nd April 2023

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Poplars is a very attractive looking cottage, full of character, has lovely gardens front and rear and is well maintained. Located in St Helens, it is opposite the village green/cricket pitch and parking is on the road when available or for free in the carpark across from the green. A local convenience store is just up the road, not even 50 yds awaRead morey for essentials. The beach down at the Duver is pebbly and sandy and dogs are allowed all year round. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Claire 8th October 2022

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The cottage was very pretty, and the accommodation was very comfortable. The location in the centre of the village was perfect.

Reviewed by Nicola 1st October 2022

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Lovely cottage and great location

Reviewed by Sandra 24th September 2022

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This was our 3rd stay at this lovely cottage, the prettiest cottage in St. Helens. The cottage has such a pretty rear garden and is on the village green, ideal for dog owners. We love the area, and the walks, in particular the walk down the hill to the sea, along the Duver, over the harbour wall, along to Bembridge and then either a walk or bus bacRead morek. Hide

Reviewed by Colin 3rd September 2022

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The cottage and its garden have an excellent location and is an enjoyable walk to the beach. The garden is well fenced a bonus for us dog owners. The bed and pillows wrre rather firm but tastes do vary. We did missed our dishwasher and were disappointed not to have a welcome pack on arrival but of course these are not essential. The Vine Pub nearbyRead more is friendly and serves a very good range of food and the village shop also nearby is well stocked. Hide

Reviewed by Adrian 20th August 2022

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The cottage is in an ideal location. 10 min walk to the beach, with both a pub and a convenience shop within stone throws away. The cottage has a large enclosed garden at the rear, perfect if you have a dog. The cottage has a modern, well equipped kitchen. In keeping with the age of the cottage the doorways are quite low, so if youre a tall person,Read more beware. Im nowhere near 6ft and I cracked my head a few times. Overall, Id thoroughly recommend the cottage to anyone wishing to stay on the isle. Hide

Reviewed by Lindsey 23rd July 2022

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A wonderful thatched cottage,well equipped and very well located for exploring the Island. Garden at the rear is beautiful and great to sit outside and enjoy at any time of the day.

Reviewed by Michael 18th June 2022

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A beautiful cottage with a great garden to relax in. The cottage is well equipped with everything you need. It is in a great position in a lovely village ,opposite the village green/cricket pitch with a shop a few doors away in one direction and a friendly pub that serves good food in the other direction.

Reviewed by Peter 4th June 2022

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Reviewed by Gary 28th May 2022

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Reviewed by Dawn 14th May 2022

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Reviewed by Helen 2nd April 2022

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Lovely cottage, great location.

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