The Retreat, St Helens on the Isle of Wight.
Start your stress-free day with your feet up, the local newspaper and a coffee.
After a day sightseeing, get the family together for a cosy night in front of the TV.
Plan your day's adventures, exploring the lovely Island, over a hearty breakfast.
The beautiful open plan living-room is a lovely and cosy space to come back to and relax in.
If you feel like cooking, you will find everything you need in the well-equipped kitchen.
Can you find a better location?
Grab a glass of wine and relax in the conservatory. which has spectacular views across the harbour.
Set right on the water's edge, watch the local wildlife from the comfort of your chair.
Whether you are bringing children, friends or family, the twin bedroom is an ideal, well decorated second bedroom.
Enjoy your morning coffee in bed, with views out to Bembridge Harbour.
Can you spot The Retreat, tucked away in this scenic location?
The master bedroom is home to a modern en suite, with walk-in shower.
The master en suite.
The large decking is perfect for al fresco dining with a view!
The family bathroom is perfect to wash away the sand from in between your toes.
The Retreat in St Helens, Isle of Wight.
The garden is full of interesting and exotic plants and features.
The Causeway is a breathtaking walk through the Mill Ponds.
The Retreat is set in the protected National Trust land, St Helens Duver.
Bembridge Harbour is a perfect location for beautiful walks.
Lining the nearby beach, there are some unique beach huts converted from old railway wagons with views out to St Helens Fort.
This now popular National Trust land was originally the Island's first golf course, what a beautiful location for a spot of golf!
The beach offers excellent views.
The nearby beaches are perfect for romantic walks, days on the beach or a spot of evening rock pooling
The garden comes equipped with garden furniture and barbecue for those summer days
Welcome to The Retreat, have a wonderful stay!
No matter the time of day, there is somewhere to sit in the moving sunshine.
The driveway up to The Retreat.
The Retreat is home to one double and one twin room, perfect for a quiet family holiday.
There is private parking in front of the property for two cars.
Spectacular views across Mill Pond.

The Retreat


St Helens / Sleeps 4 (no children under 6)

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7 Nights from  £707

August 2019

Ideal location for peace and quiet and access to all Isle of White amenities. John and Joan great hosts we will be back.

May 2019

What a joy it was to visit The Retreat and to meet the friendly owners, John and Joan. It’s picturesque water’s edge location is totally unique, with nearby interesting walks along the beach, the coastal path and across the Duver. It is also a perfect centre for visiting the rest of the island’s attractions. The property was spotlessly clean, with comfortable beds and every convenience you could wish for. We particularly liked Joan’s artistic touches which made the property so homely. It was our first visit but, hopefully, not our last.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous review of The Retreat. It sounds as though you had a wonderful holiday and that the property has become a firm favourite already! We very much look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Tanya, Customer Support

May 2019

The retreat was delightful, clean, comfortable and a really nice location and had everything we needed. The owner John was a real gem, very friendly and I would most definitely recommend.

April 2019

The Retreat is a lovely, tranquil spot and the house is the perfect way to get away from it all. We had a perfect week here and would come back in a heartbeat. Thank you so much.

The Roberts family

October 2018

A delightful, relaxing cottage.

September 2018

This property had everything we could wish for. Wonderful welcome, lovely stylish property, very private and lots of good places to eat within walking distance. We look forward to returning.

June 2018

Great location next to Marina and sea, plenty of places to sit in sun or shade , very nice welcome from owners .

May 2018

Wonderful property, quiet, spacious and superbly located.

September 2017

Really enjoyed my stay at The Retreat. It is a lovely tranquil setting with a bright airy interior. St Helens beach and the Duver have very special memories for me that this lovely little cottage helped me to connect with. The owners were warm and friendly with thoughtful welcoming touches on arrival.

September 2017

The Retreat is a lovely place with all the confort and it works weather rain or sun! John and Joan were very good hosts and made us feel very welcome with special touches on arrival. Would definitely recommend.

June 2017

The decor in the cottage is very clever and so is the outside area - really great design. Hosts were marvellous.

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