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The Old Club House

St Helens, Isle of Wight

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This attractive wooden chalet, formerly the clubhouse for the old Royal Isle of Wight Golf Links, has been adapted for accompanied disabled visitors. Its verandah overlooks the Duver, a stretch of sand and shingle owned by the Trust, and much frequented by seabirds and other wildlife. The village of St. Helens, about a quarter of a mile away, has a shop and Post Office, pub and restaurant.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
sitting/dining room, kitchen and three bedrooms (1 single and 2 twins, 1 with shower room equipped for wheelchair users and 1 with bathroom).
Visitor notes

Please note that each bathroom is accessed through a bedroom. Night storage heating included. An enclosed garden surrounds the cottage.

Cottage details
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  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Single storey
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Radio


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!

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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

  • Helen Warmington
    • December 2014
    • Kent
    Made special by:

    The location - easy to access the sea front. The welcome pack was a real bonus and having fresh flowers was delightful.

  • Eric Morris
    • April 2014
    • West Sussex

    Very special location and excellent cleanliness and preparation & peaceful location.

  • Mrs Lednor
    • March 2013
    • England
    Well equipped

    The welcome tea tray and flowers were much appreciated. The cottage was very clean and well equipped and we would definitely book National Trust Holiday Cottages again.

  • Mr Wills
    • February 2013
    • Hampshire
    Very disabled friendly

    Very disabled friendly. Very comfortable. Enjoyed our short stay once we got it warm!

  • Hardy family
    • July 2004
    We will be coming back soon (cannot wait)!

    Had lovely weather here in the Isle of Wight. Been to see 2 big ships and some museums called The Warrior and The Victory. Made lovely sand sculpture on baywatch. Had lovely walks along the Duver and seen lots of amazing birds. The cottage is great as it is every year but the TV is a bit tiny. We have seen 3 hugh fish swimming gack and forther in the harbour. All four of us are red like tomatoes. We will be coming back soon (cannot wait)!

  • Matthew, Sarah, Chloe, Matilda and Florence
    • February 2004
    Thank you for the warm welcome and hospitality.

    Have had a fantastic 5 days in IOW - beautiful blue skies, sunshine and the sea like a mill pond. It could have been August but for the snow! We saw plenty of the island and based many of our activities around this beautiful spot. Old Club House was warm, cosy, clean and well equipped. To recommend: Crab and Lobster at "Benhidge" great family meal out; visiting Dinosaur Isle out of season; walking down to Alun Bay; playing on the beaches. Thank you for the warm welcome and hospitality.

  • The Bloom Family
    We had a wonderful week

    We had a wonderful week staying at The Old Clubhouse. Surperb location so close to the beach. We had every kind of weather one could imagine. The children had a riot snowball throwing on the beach in April. Amazing. Recommend all the island has to offer but favourite's were; a warming take-out hot chocolate for Pippa from the Baywatch Cafe to sip back at The Clubhouse. Alexander hitting dad in the face with snowball on the beach. Felix playing at running out one door around the house and back in the other. Mum fossil hunting at low tide at Crompton Beach. Dad revisiting The Priory bay Hotel for Sunday lunch. Very yummy and of course dragging family in gale force for a crazy round of crazy golf! Worst bit = no dishwasher. We would all like to return so please no one else book. Thank you.

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What it will cost

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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