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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 with lavatory. Utility room accessed from outside the cottage.
Visitor notes

Heating: Gas central heating included.

Parking: Parking available for two cars.

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.

Cottage details
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Let starts
Friday
Min stay
3
Dogs allowed
No
Cottage ref
001013
Acorn rating What's this?
3
Features
  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Single storey
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
Accessibility

Nearby

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
Key
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National Trust
place to visit
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Attractions
  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway
  • Dinosaur Isle
  • Butterfly World
Activities
  • 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 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)!

  • Jackie Martin
    • January 2015
    • Berkshire
    High standards

    Absolutely ticks all our boxes when it comes to holiday accommodation: a cottage with history, charm and character. Superbly furnished to very high standards of quality with everything you need during your stay. Cosy log fire. Great cooking facilities and a top class restaurant (Dan's Kitchen) in the village when you don't want to cater for yourself. Location perfect: gorgeous coast right on the doorstep, small very friendly village; excellent country walks near at hand. You never have to walk the same route twice. Countless interesting aces to visit on the island. The most relaxing place we have ever stayed.

  • Martin Hornsey
    • June 2014
    • Bucks,Herts
    Beach nearby

    Fabulous location with beach nearby & fresh seafood locally.

  • Angela Robinson
    • May 2014
    • Dorset
    Loveliest cottage on the Isle

    Old Church Lodge was very special to us. So cosy and in a lovely position . We think it is probably the loveliest cottage on the Isle of Wight !

  • Ms Richardson
    • March 2013
    • Oxon
    Near the sea

    Nice and cosy in all the rooms with a lovely fire and garden and near the waves too!

  • Mr Tola
    • March 2013
    • England
    Can you arrange the weather?

    We always enjoy our stay. We would have liked better weather. Can you arrange this for us please.

  • Mr Gilbert
    • February 2013
    • London
    The location so close to the beach was the icing on the cake

    The cottage itself was reason enough to be a special place for us. It looked lovely on the website, and was just how I expected when we got there. The location so close to the beach was the icing on the cake. The cottage was wonderful. The torch was very useful when we walked into St. Helens and had to walk back in the dark. The milk being in the fridge when we arrived helped a lot.

  • Tina Cook
    • January 2013
    • Hampshire
    Location is wonderful!

    Really lovely cottage - very satisfied with stay. Directions could be improved (got lost twice!). The location is wonderful - coastal walks from the doorstep.

  • The Shah-Smith's
    • January 2013
    • England
    Very cosy

    The cottage was perfect - spotlessly clean, fully equipped etc. Lovely welcome tray on arrival. Very cosy.

  • Anonymous
    • September 2000
    Fantastic cottage

    Fantastic cottage, brilliant location and had a wonderful relaxing time.

  • Anonymous
    • July 2000
    Great cottage

    Great cottage and very toddler friendly. We have had a wonderful long weekend.

  • Anonymous
    • June 2000
    Loved the cottage

    Loved the cottage - beautifully decorated and furnished. Now got some good ideas for our own house.

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Prices

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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 cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk 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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