Old Church Lodge, St. Helens
Old Church Lodge is an attractive stone cottage that’s set within an enclosed garden and has been standing since the Victorian times. It’s located a short walk from the coast and is near the village of St Helens on the eastern side of the Isle of Wight. Though it’s quite a historic property, it has plenty of modern amenities and facilities.
Everything is located on a single floor. There are two bedrooms – a double and a twin – along with a shower room, a kitchen and a living/dining area. The cottage also has a utility room, though you can’t access this from inside, only outside. While the property is small and cosy, it benefits from having a patio for al fresco dining and relaxation. Due to its location, your mobile signal may not be the strongest and can be patchy at times.
While staying at Old Church Lodge, you’re within easy reach of everything the Isle of Wight has to offer. The thriving town of Newport with its many independent shops and eateries is in the centre of the island and is roughly half an hour away. Over on the west coast is The Needles, which is probably the island’s best-known natural attraction. It’s a series of three huge chalk stacks that rise out of the sea and are nearly 100 feet in height. There are many great attractions dotted about the island, from the Isle of Wight Steam Railway to the Blackgang Chine theme park, that are also well worth visiting.
Parking spaces for two cars
Pet friendly: one dog only allowed
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Things to Do
Dinosaur Isle – No visit to the Isle of Wight is complete without stopping by Dinosaur Isle. Everyone in the family can learn about the dinosaurs and how they lived. All of the items on display were found on the island or in its surrounding waters.
Bembridge & St Helens – While staying at Old Church Lodge you’re a short walk from the beautiful villages of Bembridge and St Helens. They are laid back and peaceful, but what really makes them worth visiting is the nearby coastal scenery.
Newport – The beating heart of the Isle of Wight, Newport is a lively and thriving town with more than enough restaurants, shops and bars to visit.
The Pilot Boat Inn – Wight Knuckle Brewery – Located in nearby Bembridge, this friendly pub serves a range of traditional dishes that are well presented and delicious.
Lime and Chilli Restaurant – An Indian restaurant and takeaway that you’ll find in the aptly named village of Seaview. Here you can sample a range of contemporary Indian and Bangladeshi dishes.
Ganders – A cosy, family-owned restaurant in St Helen’s whose menus are regularly updated in line with the changing of the seasons.
Perfect for a stay close to the beach.
One well behaved dog welcome