The Old Club House, St. Helens

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The Old Club House is a unique property on the east side of the Isle of Wight. As its name suggests, it used to function as a clubhouse. It opened back in 1882 and was the clubhouse for the Royal Isle of Wight Golf Club for most of its history. Nowadays, however, it is a self-catering holiday cottage that has been outfitted with plenty of modern conveniences. While its remote location will appeal to many holidaymakers, you may have a weak and/or intermittent mobile signal while staying here. 


One of the cottage’s stand-out features is its veranda, from which you can enjoy lovely views of the St Helens Duver – a duver is a term used on the island to describe a low-lying piece of land that occasionally gets flooded by the sea. As many as five people can stay here and there are three bedrooms in total: a double, a twin and a single. There are two bathrooms and the shower room that’s adjoining the twin room is fully accessible. The cottage also has an open-plan living/dining area and a kitchen. There’s a garden that’s enclosed but isn’t fully private right now as the hedge has been removed.


The Old Club House is a great option if you want peace and relaxation, but still want to have the Isle of Wight’s many attractions within easy reach. Visit the nearby villages of Bembridge & St Helens and take some time to explore the coast. Drive to the central town of Newport and discover its many independent shops and well-known retailers. There are also plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants welcoming visitors and locals alike. Be sure to visit The Needles, a trio of chalk stacks rising nearly 100 feet out of the sea, and stop by the popular amusement park Blackgang Chine if you’re after some thrills and spills.


Sleeps 5

3 bedrooms

No pets allowed

Parking at the rear with space for two cars

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Things to Do

Dinosaur Isle – One of the Isle of Wight’s top attractions is Dinosaur Isle. Everyone in the family can learn more about the dinosaurs and see life-size replicas of some of the magnificent creatures that roamed the planet many millions of years ago.

Tackt-Isle Adventures: Exciting wet and dry activities for all the family including dinghies, bikes, sand yachts, Segways and paddle boards.

Black gang Chine – A family-friendly theme park with a host of exciting attractions. There are plenty of rides, shops and places to eat here, with something for everyone.

Eating Out


Hungry Bear – Located in the nearby village of Brading, Hungry Bear is the only independently run roast house on the island.

The Reef – This relaxed, contemporary restaurant is in Sandown, which is a short drive from The Old Club House. The menu offers a broad range of modern dishes, with something to suit everyone’s taste.

The Pilot Boat Inn – Wight Knuckle Brewery – You’ll find this welcoming pub in Bembridge. All sorts of drinks are available here and the food menu offers a selection of freshly prepared dishes.

  • Great Location

    Close to the beach .

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