Welcome to Fir Cottage.
Fir Cottage is perfect all year round with a wood-burner stove.
A charming enclosed garden with patio furniture and sun loungers
There is a spacious open plan layout.
The double bedroom.
The well equipped kitchen has an Nespresso machine with a small selection of pods.
Beautifully decorated throughout.
Unwind with a good book by the fire.
The twin bedroom on the first floor with en suite WC and wash-basin.
Fir Cottage is located within five minutes from the village green.
Light and airy throughout.
There is additional soft seating in the dining-room.
The ground floor bathroom with shower cubicle.
Located in the small village of St Helens.
The view across St Helens duver.
Bembridge Harbour.
The causeway joins Bembridge harbour and St Helens duver.
The charming St Helen's green with a children's playground, a few minutes walk from Fir Cottage.
St Helen's beach is approximately a twenty minute walk from Fir Cottage with its own beach cafe, The Bay Watch.

Fir Cottage

3602

St Helens / Sleeps 4 + cot*

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Vine Inn (100 yards)

Located in a comanding position In St Helens with views across the village green you can spend a relaxing evening sitting outside at a bistro table watching the local teams play cricket. A combination of activities take place each week in the pub with a quiz night on Wednesdays and live music to entertain you on Fridays and Saturdays. Food is served daily and offers a range of local dishes along with pizza for both eat in or take away. As with most places in the area, dogs are welcome.

Nearest beach

St Helens Beach (½ mile)

The beach is a fairly flat area of sand and pebbles with rock pools at the far end. St Helens Old Church ruin stands proudly in front of you when you enter the pay and display car park with single file parking and overspill parking availabile a few hundred yards away. There's a cafe but this is only open during the busier months. Dogs are allowed on the beach year round. There is no lifeguard cover.

Nearest walk

The Barnsley Trail (¾ mile)

Follow this four mile circular trail around the pretty villages of Seaview, Pondwell, Nettlestone and Seagrove Bay. The route follows local footpaths, bridleways and a small number of roads. You also follow the beach for a while and can enjoy easterly views over the Solent. A free download is available from iwight.com

Nearest town

St Helens (¼ mile)

A little village near the water where you can sit and watch cricket on the village green, glass of wine almost obligatory. It's across the harbour from Bembridge on the far eastern edge of the island and it has its own little shingly beach, watched over by a shipping landmark in the form of an ancient church. It's a particularly good place for rockpools and dog walks.

Also nearby

Seaview to Ryde Walk (1 ½ miles)

Park your car anywhere on the Esplanade at Seaview and walk past the Boathouse pub with the sea on your right. You will pass rows of beach huts, woodland and into Puckpool Park. The sea views are stunning across the Solent to the mainland and the park itself is a gem. The path hugs the coast all the way around to Ryde, past Appley beach with its gothic tower and into the town. You'll find lots of places to eat and drink en-route, the path is even and flat so suitable for pushchairs. Dogs are allowed on the footpaths but restricted on the beach so do check the signs. The return walk is approx 2 miles depending how far into Ryde you walk and the best return route is back the way you came.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Farr October 2021

Easy flat walk

Great walk to Ryde especially as you can walk across the beach at all states ot the tide


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Lovely coast path

Great views, accessible with a pushchair and plenty of places to stop on route for refreshments and a great kids park in puckpool park (with public toilets), our toddler loved it. The Old Barracks beer garden is sunny and nice with reasonably priced drinks. Don't miss the sand playground on Ryde seafront if you have little kids, our toddler loved it!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Reeve September 2020

Nice Walk

It is a nice walk along the coast from Seaview to Ryde. There are a couple of park cafes on the way and some nice coffee shops in Ryde.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Cox September 2020

Excellent pushchair friendly walk

A lovely walk from the doorstep, although you may need to walk via Bluett Road in Seaview at high tide! There are a couple of cafes in Puckpool to take a rest and refreshments.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Butler September 2019

Enjoyable walk

With the sea to look at and all the activity on it along the way it is a very enjoyable walk. When the tide is out you can shorten the walk by cutting across the beaches. If you walk along the paths you will pass a small nature reserve which can be visited by all, a couple of pubs, The Boathouse looked good, a cafe which we went in called The Dell and recreations. The area named Appley has a Coastal Foley and woods to walk through. The beach at Ryde is large and sandy, and Ryde has many places for refreshments after your walk. You can continue your walk along the pier, which is free for pedestrians. We estimated the distance to be a little over 2 miles, we took our time and enjoyed the views.

Seaview Village Community Shop (1 ½ miles)

A recently opened community shop offering local produce, newspapers, fresh fruit, veg and milk. It's ideally situated in the middle of Seaview and a great place to stock up. They are only open mornings until Easter and then will extend to all day until October.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Farr October 2021

Everything you need

If staying in Seaview please support this shop with its friendly staff.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2020

Wonderful.

Great selection. Lovely staff.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Butler September 2019

Great choice

This shop was open at 2 set times during the day, and we were pleased to see it was open until 18.30 when we stayed in Sept. They have a great choice of local produce including dairy items, the milk and Greek yogurt we had was delicious. The fruit was fresh and good quality, plus on sale were various dry goods and newspapers. A great selection of items. We will use the shop again if we return to Seaview.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Arnell February 2018

Great Little Local Shop

A new community shop recently opened in the heart of the village. It offers fresh fruit and vegetables, milk, bread and other local produce. This is the perfect place to get provisions in Seaview and saves a trip to the supermarket in the car.

The Old Village Inn (1 ¼ miles)

This pub is slap bang in the middle of Bembridge village and is popular with locals and visitors alike. Parking is fine on the roads nearby. The menu is created using food locally sourced in the village so expect seasonal, fresh produce. Specials change daily and include fish fresh from the local harbour. A pizza oven is the latest addition so freshly made pizza is also on the menu.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Old Village Inn

We visited this pub on our first night in Bembridge after booking in advance. Very friendly staff, child friendly menu, well located


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

OVI

Staff really nice food is excellent but book in advance as it can get really busy


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs English December 2019

Friendly local

Great friendly pub. Went a couple of times and the food was great, the staff were welcoming and the quiz was great fun. Really enjoyed our nights here and wish this was my local.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2019

Friendly, welcoming, something for everyone.

Fabulous find in the village centre. Wide and varied menu, catering for most dietary needs. Staff are incredible. We ate here twice in a row, but I have no doubt that if you were in the area for a week you wouldn't run out of options.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2017

Traditional village pub

I like it here. It's casual, frequented by locals (usually a good sign) and the food is pretty good for a village pub. The meat is from the local butchers and highly recommended.

The Old Fort Seaview (1 ½ miles)

Offering views across the Solent, this bistro bar and restaurant has a wide ranging menu throughout the day. You can watch the world go by from the outdoor seating or enjoy the nautical interior inside. Dogs and children are welcome.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2021

Food great and great location

Lovely location on seafront and food was excellent. Staff friendly and attentive too.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Lovely views, friendly staff, nice food

We visited a couple of times and enjoyed it. Great view!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Paine September 2021

Excellent food and great staff

This is a great place to eat as it has some lovely dishes and has a specials board. We tried the sea bass which was so nice we returned for a second helping! Our party also tried the fish of the day which was a whole sea bream, again delicious. The shell on prawns, the fish and chips and the crab ramekin were also really nice and the bread served here was gorgeous and you get plenty of butter. The chocolate brownie dessert was a triumph too. All of this, plus it is dog friendly! Definitely recommended to try.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pepler September 2021

The Old Fort

Great food, lovely staff and very welcoming


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Brown July 2021

Friday lunch

Two had ploughman's, one fish and chips, one sea bass. All excellent.
The new to the menu Lemon Posset was a delightful end to the meal.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Bevan June 2021

Good quality, well priced

Good quality, well priced and varied menu, with indoor and outdoor seating. We had a whole fresh plaice, and pulled pork burger, and both were excellent. Decent wine list as well


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Mrs Rachel Coleman

Our fish


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2020

Excellent friendly service.

Lovely staff and food.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Jones July 2019

Curry nights

We usually go to the weekly curry night when we are on holiday


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2019

The Old Fort Seaview

Lovely seaside pub with outside sitting area. Enjoyed the food, but you do need to book ahead as they get very busy and its OK to sit outside if it is a balmy summer evening.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2019

Nice but....

We never got to actually eat in this pub. We did try several times but we were either too late or too early and they weren't serving food and then on our last evening there we were told no dogs after 6pm so we couldn't get a table. To be honest we did rather feel that sailing club members were given priority over holiday makers and that we were a bit of a nuisance that is tolerated rather than encouraged.

Seagrove Beach (1 ¼ miles)

A real gem in the Isle of Wight's crown, Seagrove Beach has a gently sloping sandy shore with rocky outcrops. An untamed stretch of coast, this safe-swimming beach is often quiet and provides a real haven of tranquility. Enjoying beautiful vistas, Seagrove Beach is a sight for sore eyes and there are toilets and a cafe for your convenience. The easiest access is via Seaview village, with a short walk from there. Dogs are welcome year-round.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Dr Manian September 2021

A beauty

Excellent beach, great for walks in the morning and late evenings, what a sunrise


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs BT August 2018

Hidden gem

We booked a weeks holiday in a cottage in Seagrove and didn’t realise how amazing the beach was going to be. The water is clean and clear and as we had super hot weather most of the week we were able to swim and play in the water with our small grandchildren. There are lovely walks in both directions and the beach is safe and not too crowded. The children loved seeing the local horse riding school take their route along the beach.

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