This charming thatched cottage overlooks St Helens' village green
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  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  Large garden

The Poplars Cottage,

St Helens, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
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.

Located in the small coastal resort of St Helens overlooking the village green, this property is just a few moments’ walk from the local pub, restaurant and shop. It occupies an attractive central position in the coastal resort of St Helens, where cricket is sometimes played. St. Helens carnival, sports and fair is also centred round the village green each August Bank Holiday weekend. Close to the local beach which offers an excellent swimming and paddling spot, while the larger seaside towns of Ryde and Sandown are only a short drive away. Wonderful walks can be enjoyed through the large, open National Trust area, which commands some of the loveliest views on the island. Also stop by Osborne House and the yachting town of Cowes east and west with their long promenades and the expansive Parkhurst Forest, a haven for red squirrels.

Dating back more than three hundred years, this Grade II-listed thatched cottage still retains many original features from exposed beams to original fireplaces. 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). The kitchen/diner includes an electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine and a door opening onto the garden. The lounge is homely and inviting with comfortable sofas and armchairs, a log effect electric fire and TV/DVD. Also, on the ground floor is a bathroom with electric shower over the bath and WC. Upstairs are two pretty bedrooms, one double and one twin with an additional z bed which is available to be placed in the double bedroom on request if required, the z bed is suitable for up to 13 year olds. Both rooms boast original feature fireplaces and overlook the village green to the downs beyond.

Outside, there are delightful fenced gardens to the front and rear of the property with an attractive patio and garden furniture for enjoying al fresco meals in the sunshine.

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 joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Heather, 6th July 2019

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

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 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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