Welcome to 1 Yarborough Cottage, in the heart of St Helens village.
For the cooler evenings, light the fire and cosy up on the sofa with a good book or a nice film.
There is ample seating in the sitting-room to relax on after a day exploring the Isle of Wight.
Get Dad cooking, he can make his unbeatable home-made lasagne in the well-equipped kitchen.
The open plan kitchen/diner is perfect for entertaining.
Cottage rules: Wake up smiling!
Before heading out across the Island, start your day with a hearty breakfast. Scrambled, fried or poached, get your free-range eggs from the local farm shop.
Treat your better half to breakfast in bed, after all, you are on holiday!
Get a great night's sleep in the comfortable and well decorated master bedroom.
The stunning new en suite is a great addition to the master bedroom.
Have a relaxing, hot bubble bath in this stunning roll-top, claw-foot bath.
This children's bunk bedroom is cosy and exciting for the children in your family.
When the kids have covered themselves in sand, after a day down the beach, wash it away in the bath, before doing it all again tomorrow!
The double bedroom on the second floor is a good light space with views across to Culver Downs.
Open up the patio doors into the cute little garden.
Please be aware of the log pile and the steps up to the lawn.
There are plenty of spots in the garden to relax in.
Have a cream tea at the top of the garden shaded by the tree.
St Helens Green is a short walk away.
Beautiful walks to explore in St Helens and across the Island.
Bembridge is the neighbouring village to St Helens.

1 Yarborough Cottage

3746

St Helens / Sleeps 6 + 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 (200 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.

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

April 2022

Great pub on your doorstep

We went to The Vine several times during our stay, as we arrived, for Sunday lunch and Thursday evening. Food and service was brilliant, they welcomed our dog, who even had her own chicken breast cooked for Sunday lunch. Great activities in the Evening, bingo on a Thursday, live music on a friday and Easter activities for the children.

Nearest beach

St Helens Beach (¾ 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

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

June 2022

Great food and atmosphere

Food


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Great pub

Excellent food and wine list, very helpful staff, not to be missed


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Amazing food and dog friendly

So nice we went twice for food and several times for a drink outside after a day on the beach!
Dog friendly and a lovely view.
Great menu and fab service


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2022

Nice evening meal

Great atmosphere, nice staff, good food, reasonable pricing


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2022

Excellent

Great service, food and view, visited a number of times during our stay and were never disappointed.


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

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

September 2021

The Old Fort

Great food, lovely staff and very welcoming


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

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

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

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.

Lily's Cafe (1 ½ miles)

An Artisan coffee shop in the heart of Seaview just a short stroll away from the seafront. Enjoy homemade cakes, biscuits, panninis, salads and quiche. Pop in for a well earned snack if you are walking around the coast or spending the day of the beach.

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

July 2022

Lovely cafe with friendly and helpful staff.

Cafe in the centre of Seaview, on a corner. It has indoor and outdoor seating and you can eat in or take out.
I enjoyed a very tasty breakfast here of scrambled eggs with bacon.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Best coffee

Lovely food, friendly staff and the best "Flat white" ever!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Wow this place is superb

Fantastic food. Breakfast, lunch just great.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Amazing pizza’s

Would recommend getting the takeaway pizza’s!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Great coffee

Lovely service, excellent coffee, fun cafe.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2019

Lily’s cafe

Delicious open wraps


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2019

Perfect for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea

A proper local cafe that is open year round.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2018

Laughably Expensive

The owners have squashed in as much furniture and bric-a-brac as possible which makes for an uncomfortably 'cosy' ambience.

Although the fayre is good, it's not exceptional, the wait is long and the organisation is questionable. The prices charged would give one the impression that everything is gold plated. More realistic prices would lead to greater footfall and higher profits but then they'd have to get rid of some of the 'stuff' crammed in there and they'd have to organise themselves more effectively.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2017

Lovely spot

Located on the High Street, this eclectic cafe serves good coffee and a great variety of snacks and cakes baked fresh daily. It's a bit of a tardis and looks small from the outside but there's loads of seating to the rear.

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

July 2022

Well stocked shop right in the middle of Seaview

A community shop spread over three linked rooms.
A good selection of food and general necessities and also buckets, spades and crabbing lines.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Gem of a shop

Everything you need for day to day catering. Wonderful


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

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

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

May 2022

Fabulous friendly staff

We used this pub several times as a large family group, with young children and baby. The landlord couldn’t have been more helpful and ensured everyone was happy. The chef was also willing to adapt meals to suit and the serving staff quick and efficient. A really great place to grab a meal.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2022

The Old Village Inn

Lovely atmosphere very welcoming and friendly, food was excellent perfect for us


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

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.

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

June 2022

Great walk into Ryde

Lovely walk - looks like a fab cafe half way but couldn’t get in as so busy


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

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

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

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.

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