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Chalet | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over
  • No pets allowed

Located about a mile from Bembridge village on the Isle of Wight, The Retreat is a waterside new build timber framed property offering a double bedroom with en-suite wet room and a twin bedded room with adjacent bath/shower. All bed linen and towels are provided free of charge.

The self catering kitchen has a cooker, microwave, fridge, toaster with ample cooking pans, china and cutlery. It opens onto a dining and sitting room, leading to the conservatorydining room with folding doors to the sun deck and BBQ area and small garden with lovely views over the Mill Pond and Duver. There is an adjoining utility/store room with washing and drying machines with ironing facilities. At the entrance to The Retreat there is a small deck area with table and chairs where you can enjoy breakfast in the early morning sun. The Retreat has full central heating and TV, radio and CD player. Visitors have their own CarBoat park with private slipway to Bembridge Harbour.

The Retreat is situated at The Boat House, St Helens, Duver, Isle of Wight, where the owners Joan and John live. The Duver is a National Trust site and in Victorian times was a links golf course. It fronts Bembridge Harbour and the Old Mill Pond, with St Helen's beach and the Bay Watch Cafe within five minutes walk. A stroll along the Mill Pond Wall leads to St Helen's village where there is a Post Office, a few shops, two restaurants and a tea room, all situated around the village green where Sunday morning car boot sales are held.

The accommodation is strictly non-smoking and is not suitable for children under the age of six. Bookings are normally Saturday, arriving after 3pm, to Saturday, departing by 10am, but by arrangement may be varied to fit in with ferry times.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4

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2 Aug 2014


"Relaxed yet Active - The Retreat"

We have just spent 2 weeks here, me, my husband & children aged 9 & 11. We had the most relaxed yet active holiday. Our hosts John & Joan did all they could to ensure we had a great stay & that The Re… More

26 Jul 2014


"This was one of the best self-catering holidays that we have had over recent years."

We found The Retreat was a super holiday property, and was well-equipped. The owners live in the house alongside, called The Boat House, and were very friendly and helpful, and did not interrupt our … More

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