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Old Church Lodge

St Helens, Isle of Wight

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Built in a traditional style with a large and welcoming entrance porch, this attractive single storey Victorian stone cottage is set within its own garden. The cottage is close to the village of St. Helens and the Duver, a stretch of sand and shingle beach owned by the National Trust that is frequented by seabirds and wildlife.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Kitchen, sitting/dining room with open fire, two bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin), shower room. Utility room accessed from outside the cottage.
Visitor notes

Heating: Gas central heating included.

Parking: Parking available for two cars next to the cottage.

Garden: An enclosed garden surrounds the cottage.

Accessibility: The bedroom and bathroom are on the ground floor but the cottage may not be suitable for wheelchair users.

Utilities: There is a fridge with ice box.

Logs/Charcoal: Additional logs can be purchased in advance through the contact centre. Logs are £4.50 per bag or £20 for unlimited access to the log store.

Offers: Guests will have free access (during opening hours) to all Isle of Wight National Trust properties. Please take your holiday confirmation invoice as proof of eligibility to gain entry.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Single storey
  • Cot
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge


Things to see and do nearby

Isle of Wight
The exterior of East Rosetta Cottage, Cowes, Isle of Wight. © Mike Henton

It's hard to believe this special place of rolling green countryside and white chalky coastland is only half an hour away from the English mainland; time spent here feels nothing like the frantic pace of daily life. And thanks to low light pollution, it's one of the best spots in the South to see the stars flash across the dark sky at night – so remember to pack a flask!

Cottage location
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place to visit
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  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway
  • Dinosaur Isle
  • Butterfly World
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Walking
  • Watersports
National Trust places to visit
Bembridge Windmill
Bembridge Windmill Grade I listed building -- the only surviving windmill on the Isle of Wight
Newtown Old Town Hall
Newtown Old Town Hall 17th-century town hall with no town but a fascinating history
Brighstone Shop and Museum
The Island's only National Trust gift shop
Mottistone Manor Garden
Mottistone Gardens Enchanting garden set in a sheltered valley
Uppark House and Garden
Uppark House and Garden Uppark: a tranquil and intimate 18th-century house
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery Victorian coastal defence and secret rocket testing site perched high above the Needles Rocks

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Mrs S Hyde
    • April 2016
    • West Midlands
    Great location

    The location was great. Fantastic walks. The cottage had a relaxing feel. The kitchen was well equipt.

  • Mrs J Martin
    • December 2015
    • Berkshire
    Made enjoyable.....

    Old Church Lodge has everything you could wish for in a holiday cottage: Fantastic location in a quiet position far enough out of the village for peace and quiet but close enough to be able to walk in to the village. Great village shop and pub. Also in the village is one of the best restaurants (Dan's Kitchen) on the Isle of Wight. Excellent choice of places to visit including a surprising (considering the size of the island) number of historical and fascinating sites. Beautiful countryside which is great for walking. The cottage is beside the sea which is wonderful for leisurely strolls and just relaxing and reflecting. The cottage is warm and cosy with all the facilities you could wish for. Wonderful log fire. Well equipped kitchen and separate laundry/drying room. Comfortable beds and everything clean and well maintained throughout. Would particularly Ike to mention the excellent service provide by the National Trust Cottages team. A truly friendly team of people, always helpful and willing to go the extra mile, who run a very efficient and professional operation but with a personal touch so that every customer is treated as an individual. The addition of a dishwasher would be very welcome!

  • D Howard
    • August 2015
    • Cheshire
    Made enjoyable...

    Lovely clean and welcoming cottage in fantastic position.

  • Mr Martin Hornsey
    • June 2015
    • Bucks
    Well equipped cottage

    Beautiful location & a well equipped cottage

  • Mary Herbert
    • May 2015
    • Hampshire
    Very relaxed

    It was so very nice to discover on our arrival a tea tray already laid, with milk and biscuits provided, as well as a welcome note from Lesley. A lovely touch! We felt very relaxed in Old Church Lodge. It was comfortable and cosy even in stormy weather and we enjoyed sitting quietly by the log fire after a day exploring the local beaches or attractions further afield.

  • Mrs Wearn
    • January 2015
    • UK
    Made special:

    location, proximity to beach is important. comfy beds is very important. well equipped kitchen that is home from home, this is very good. Super cottage, well presented. lovely to have flowers in a vase and a tea tray to welcome you. you need more lamps in the sitting room, it is too dark there in the evening for reading and it strained our eyes. (we are only 37)!

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Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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