About the home
Gleneagles (a grand name for a little cottage!) is a delightful semi-detached cottage enjoying an enviable position, facing the village green - reputed to be the largest in England. Bembridge Harbour is 300 metres away, and there are superb country and coastal walks from the door.
Both Bembridge and St Helens offer a selection of good beaches, and the fishing is good too! Nearby are the Brading Marshes which now enjoy RSPB and SSSI protection, a treasure trove for bird watchers. There are two good Restaurants, an excellent Pub and couple of shops on the Green.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|General:||TV, CD player|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (1), Double beds (2)|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The cottage is small but lovely, with pretty furnishings throughout. Downstairs is open plan, with a well-fitted kitchen: gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, and views over the green. At the rear of the room, patio doors lead to the courtyard garden. Comfy leather settee, dining table and chairs, TV/DVD, radio/CD player, small library of books, DVDs, CDs.
A spiral staircase leads to the bedrooms: one with attractive 4-poster bed, and the second with adult size bunks - the bottom one converts to a double bed (Futon style). Also a small but pretty bathroom, fully tiled with toilet, bath and shower (over bath). Towels can be hired.
Further details outdoors:
The garden is a sun trap with decking area, BBQ, table, chairs and also an exterior utility room with toilet, freezer and washing machine and useful storage.
The Isle of Wight region
The origins of St Helens revolved around the 12th century Cluniac Priory and the church, built by the monks and administered by them, but claimed by the Crown in 1414. In 1720 a great wave destroyed the old church, although the tower still stands as a landmark.
St Helens was a port of considerable importance in the 1300’s; in 1346 Edward III set sail from there to invade Normandy and Lord Nelson’s last view of England was the St Helen’s seamark. With the expansion of Cowes, St Helens declined in importance, although many ships still called there.
The St Helens, Isle of Wight / Bemridge Harbour area
St Helens and the adjoining village of Bembridge are located on the Eastern side of the Island; quiet, friendly villages but close to all amenities and near the busy resort towns of Ryde and Sandown. St Helens is a coastal village; a 10 min walk to St Helens Duver which was once the location of the first golf course on the Island, now owned by the National Trust and a favourite beach and picnic spot for locals and visitors.
The Green - divided in 3 parts - is the focus of the village. Used in the Summer for cricket, in the Winter for football, it also is the venue for the Summer Fete, Carnival, Funfair and Sunday car boot sales. It’s a place to catch up with friends, or make new ones! There is also a car park, small playground and petanque court.
In addition to two good restaurants, (also the famous Baywatch Café on the beach), a friendly pub and two little shops, the bigger village of Bembridge is nearby. Here are all the shops you might need, including a good butcher, wet fish shop (for local crab and lobster), a farm shop, and two deli’s. Also several restaurants, café/bars and pubs....
How to get there
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There are many ways to reach the Isle of Wight:
Portsmouth to Ryde (foot only)
Portsmouth to Fishbourne
Lymington - Yarmouth
Southampton - Cowes
Southsea - Ryde (foot only)
Activities near St Helens, Isle of Wight
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|21 Oct 12||30 Mar 13||£ 225||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Mar 13||26 May 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|26 May 13||7 Jul 13||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Jul 13||8 Sep 13||£ 675||-||-||1 Week|
|8 Sep 13||6 Oct 13||£ 375||-||-||1 Week|
|6 Oct 13||30 Mar 14||£ 225||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Bookings run from 2pm Saturday until 10 am Saturday.
Generous discounts for longer bookings.
Out of season, 10 day and short breaks may be possible.
Payment: £100 per week at time of booking (cheques payable to C Pearce), and the balance to be paid one month before arrival. Directions and arrangements for keys will then be forwarded.Book
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