View towards this charming thatched cottage
Twin bedroom
Double bedroom
Cook up and enjoy meals together in the kitchen/dining room
Dining area
Fireplace with a log effect electric fire
Large garden
1 / 8  View towards this charming thatched cottage
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  Large 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
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful Isle of Wight thatched cottage dating back over 300 years
  • Exposed beams, original fireplaces and cottage windows throughout the interiors
  • Within walking distance of the beach at St Helens
  • Overlooking the village green, close to the local pub, restaurant and shop
  • Lovely fenced gardens at the front and rear with furniture for al fresco dining
  • Within easy reach of the larger seaside towns of Ryde and Sandown
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). 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
  • 2 small/medium-sized dogs welcome downstairs
  • Please note that BBQs are prohibited due to the thatched roof

This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andrew 5th May 2019

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.

Reviewed by Terence Williams July 2017

Cosy yet loads of room within the cottage. Excellent high quality finishes to what is also a homely holiday residence. Definitely a place to respite and recharge to feel refreshed once more. Our daily adeventures around the beautiful island has given priceless memories to cherish for many years to come.

Reviewed by David Turgoose December 2016

Very clean, tidy, warm and well equipped cottage. Lovely location in interesting village. One of the best self catering cottages we have been to.

Reviewed by Jill Croucher September 2016

Delightful cottage great position in a charming village where all were friendly. Toys and equipment were much appreciated by my grandson and my husband thought the view of the cricket match ,in progress when we arrived , was just the ticket!

Reviewed by Philip Sharpe June 2016

Beautiful quiet village a step back in time. Highly recommend pub (The Vine) a few doors away for food and ale.Beach good for all ages and dogs welcome. Both beach and pub welcomed our dog as did the locals.

Reviewed by Carrie Glasspool June 2016

Beautiful cottage in a great location. We had a great week. The local area is beautiful.

Reviewed by Laura Mellor April 2016

Beautiful cottage, full of character. Great location for exploring the island.

Reviewed by Peter Worrall June 2015

The Poplars in St Helens is a lovely place to stay, I would highly recommend it and will certainly be returning.

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