Mrs Turner September 2023
Langthorn cottage is in a great location just off the main road in Saint Helen’s, with the green and pub close by and only 10-15 minutes by foot to the local beach. The cottage is well equipped with a nice kitchen, cosy lounge with smart tv and lots of games and dvd’s provided for evenings or rainy days. We enjoyed our stay and with a few minor fixes it would have been even better. I am all for encouraging wildlife and not having a ‘perfect’ garden but it just looked overgrown and made it difficult to get to the decked area at the bottom which was a shame as this was a nice little sun trap.
Reply from Classic Cottages
It sounds like you had a wonderful stay in Lanthorn Cottage and its great location! Thank you for letting us know the garden seemed a little overgrown, we'll pass on your feedback. Meg, Customer Support
Mrs Keating August 2023
We had a great stay in this lovely cottage. Great location. Large garden for its size. Extremely well equipped for adults and children. Would recommend.
Mr Hills September 2022
Not one of the better cottages we have stayed in over 35 years,
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you for your review - we are sorry that Lanthorn Cottage didn't hit the mark for you and we so wish that we heard from you at the time so that we could try to assist. Sarah. Customer Support.
Mr Prince September 2022
The cottage is in a great location, perfect for exploring the island.
Very close to St Helens harbour which is a lovely walk with the dogs and on the doorstep of the green which is lovely and has a lovely pub and cafe near on opposite sides of the green.
The cottage itself is very cosy, very well equipped, loads of games / films to enjoy on the not so great days weather wise. Beds were super comfy.
Around 20 minutes drive to Shanklin, 30 minutes to Blackgang Chine and 40 minutes to Brook Bay which is just lovely at sunset between Brook Bay and Compton Bay.
Mrs Gilroy-Scott July 2022
Lovely cottage on a quiet street in a beautiful village. We have stayed in a different property in St Helen's before and found it very peaceful which made us come back again with young family. The property is in excellent condition and acted as a great base for us to explore the island. The neighbours were all very friendly including the local deaf cat! The house has a lovely flowing downstairs which worked well with a young family. As you would expect with a Victorian property the stairs are steep, narrow and partially open on one side; despite having an 18 month old it didn't give us any problems. The kitchen is well equipped and ideal for knocking up evening meals.
Mrs Stevens June 2022
My husband and I, plus our dog, were very pleased with the property, a lovely central location with all that we needed. Perfect for us and we loved the sun trap at the top of the garden.
Mrs Slade June 2022
Lovely, clean cottage in a peaceful location, but within a 10 minute walk of a nature reserve and the seaside, with great coastal walks. The garden is partially wild in support of wildlife and it was a lovely space to sit and listen to the birdsong throughout the day. The kitchen is well equipped with a sunny aspect and the beds were comfortable. Lots of games at the cottage and things to do if it rains. All in all a great holiday!
Miss Dunn May 2022
Overall a lovely cottage with everything we needed to make our holiday enjoyable. Quiet area with friendly people.
Mrs Hanmer March 2022
Lovely cottage in a great location for dog walking. Well equipped with plenty of games and puzzles for wet weather days. Kitchen fantastic although it is overlooked by neighbours who are in close proximity to the property but this would be easily solved by the owners having blinds put up. Used the front bedroom and bed was very comfy. Would recommend this cottage and the surrounding area of St Helen’s. Great shop at the end of the road which never seems to shut - staff very friendly.
Ms Slack February 2022
Lovely place to stay.
Mrs Eccles September 2021
A lovely cottage, well equipped and tastefully decorated to a very high standard. Cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable stay and the garden was a real treat.
Ms Sygrave May 2021
We had a fabulous week at Lanthorn Cottage and can't wait to come again. We instantly felt at home.
mrs smith October 2020
Cottage perfectly placed for exploring the island! Well stocked with games,books and dvds. Lovely clean and comfortable!!!
Miss Riley September 2020
Great location. With a good local pub which services wonderful food. Good walk to the beach. Lovely house and a well equipped kitchen. Will recommend and use again.
Mr Howes September 2020
Lovely cottage within easy reach of the beach and a great children's park. Ideal for exploring the island.
Ms Thomas July 2020
Lovely location and flexible accommodation which worked well for 3 generations, but the garden area lets the property down.
Reply from Classic Cottages
It's great to see that you enjoyed your stay overall, and thanks for the feedback regarding the garden - we'll ask the gardener to pay a visit. Tanya, Customer Support
Mrs Paige September 2019
A beautifully presented cottage in a very good location.
Mrs Tilley August 2019
Mrs Rushton August 2019
Great cottage - well resourced. Fantastic location would definitely stay again.
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