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This charming thatched cottage overlooks St Helens' village green
Twin bedroom
Double bedroom
Cook up and enjoy meals together in the kitchen/dining room
Bathroom
Dining area
Fireplace with a log effect electric fire
The well maintained rear garden
1 / 8  This charming thatched cottage overlooks St Helens' village green
2 / 8  Twin bedroom
3 / 8  Double bedroom
4 / 8  Cook up and enjoy meals together in the kitchen/dining room
5 / 8  Bathroom
6 / 8  Dining area
7 / 8  Fireplace with a log effect electric fire
8 / 8  The well maintained rear garden

The Poplars Cottage

St Helens, Isle of Wight
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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 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

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ros 10th October 2020

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Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Poplars cottage. Very well equipped kitchen and beautiful setting being located right opposite the village green. The cottage was spotlessly clean and plenty of antibacterial products were available which was very reassuring during these Covid-19 times. A great base for exploring the Island. We would definitely book aRead moregain when visiting IOW. Hide

Reviewed by Mike 26th September 2020

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My wife and I found The Poplars an extremely cosy and comfortable holiday home. We felt honoured that we could share in the historic atmosphere of bygone times. The cottage was well equipped in every way, and the hot water was in plentiful supply. The garden to the rear of the property was immaculate and secure for small dogs. Credit to the neighboRead moreur for keeping it in such good order. We loved this cottage, and I have just booked it again for the same time next year. ***** Hide

Reviewed by Barry 19th September 2020

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Reviewed by Ann 5th September 2020

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Very pretty, cosy and well looked after cottage with lovely outlook and pretty garden. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Hoping to return.

Reviewed by Corrine 1st September 2020

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The cottage was everything we wished for and more. Spotless, cosy and fully equipped The location is beautiful Gardens are stunning as are the views The local shop sells all essentials Had the best holiday ever.

Reviewed by Richard Stuart 15th August 2020

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The footage is very sweet and extremely clean which was great. It was a bit tight in the kitchen and we couldnt get all four of us round the table to eat comfortably. WiFi was also issue but that could be the area. Its very close to a gorgeous beach which was a real bonus.

Reviewed by Russell 8th August 2020

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Lovely little clean, well equipped cottage with a pretty garden. Good location. Could do with updating. Shame there is no parking... we struggled to park a few times.

Reviewed by Lindsey 25th July 2020

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A beautiful charming cottage. Well equipped and very cosy. Always lovely to return to after a day exploring the Island.

Reviewed by Emily 5th October 2019

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This was a well equipped and comfortable cottage. The location is fantastic for exploring the Isle of Wight. The beach is only a short walk away and the local shop/cafe is perfect for last minute purchases. We would stay again.

Reviewed by John 28th September 2019

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Reviewed by Paula 21st September 2019

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A well positioned cottage with a homely feel. We had a lovely week away.

Reviewed by H 31st August 2019

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Fine and beautiful old cottage with a large garden in a little village. On walking distance from the coast. The Isle of Wight is beautiful for making long walks.

Reviewed by Heather 6th July 2019

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Beautiful and comfortable cottage set in a pretty village within walking distance of he beach. Two good eating places in the village and another one on the beach. We had a lovely week here, it is a very dog friendly place, and we will definitely return.

Reviewed by Marie 22nd June 2019

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We loved the cottage and the setting, ideal with the village green and a pub serving good meals so close by. St Helen's was a good centre for visiting different parts of the island; we had a lovely holiday and I'm sure we will visit the Isle of Wight again.

Reviewed by Marion 8th June 2019

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Reviewed by Andrew 5th May 2019

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We found the cottage to be well situated and comfortable the back garden was well fenced and secure for our small dog, the facilities supplied were more than adequate and the pub a few hundred yards down the road was ideal for evening meals and a quiet drink.

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