Bay View is situated down a quiet leafy lane off The Green in the picturesque village of St Helens
There are fantastic things to do and see on the Isle of Wight, start the day with a hearty breakfast and plan your exploration
Complete with wood-burner, the sitting/dining-room is a cosy space to relax in the evenings, especially those colder ones
How can you say no to al fresco dining on a lovely warm day with a setting like this?
There are delightful finishing touches throughout the property making it feel relaxing and comfortable
Decorated in calm and neutral colours, the sitting/dining-room is a lovely retreat to put your feet up and enjoy the sea views
With a double electric cooker, there is plenty of space to cook for the whole family. Why not try Isle of Wight produce in your meals?
A view of the patio and conservatory
Grab a book or put on a film and snuggle up on the comfy sofas
In addition to the downstairs en suite, there is a shower-room a great addition for a larger families
This gorgeous downstairs double bedroom has doors out the garden, a great bonus for those sunny days
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The downstairs bedroom has a en suite shower-room
The spectacular master bedroom has a chaise longue to enjoy the lovely sea views,
Stunning views from the master bedroom out to St Helens Bay
As the week goes by, you will see the stress of day-to-day life fade away as you absorb the calmness of Bay View and the Isle of Wight
Take a quiet few moments to yourself and have a soothing bubble bath in the upstairs family bathroom
The second double bedroom, on the first floor, also benefits from stunning sea views
With two comfortable beds, the twin bedroom on the first floor is ideal for the children in your family
Why not bring your furry friend with you, Bay View is pet friendly!
The raised patio-area over looks the lovely garden
The patio is a fabulous place to enjoy a drink, some food and a good chat in the sunshine
Afternoon tea for two?
The Isle of Wight is renowned for its glorious sunshine, enjoy it in the pleasant garden
There is something for everybody at Bay View, including a children's picnic table and umbrella for some shade on the warm days
Grab a fishing net and a bucket and go crabbing in the neighbouring village of Bembridge!
St Helens village green is the second largest in England, beautifully maintained and kept, and home to fayres and events throughout the year
Dan's Kitchen is a small local restaurant in St Helens that use as much local produce as possible, with great reviews it is worth treating your taste buds
There are some stunning walks just minutes away from Bay View, take a walk along the pathway which goes along the middle of the harbour
Bembridge Harbour is just a few minutes' walk to the bottom of the lane
Head down to the harbour and watch the boats come and go or watch the sunset go down over the water

Bay View


St Helens / Sleeps 8 + 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 (350 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

Bembridge Village Stroll (¾ mile)

A two mile meander around the village of Bembridge, taking in the historic windmill and, if the tide is out Bembridge beach. The route takes in the Lifeboat station on the beach which opens to the public during the summer holidays. The route starts and finishes at the Pilot Boat Public House, ideal for refreshments,

Nearest town

St Helens (½ 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 western point of the island so 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 Village Inn (1 mile)

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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 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 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

Liz 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.

Seaview Beach (2 miles)

Nestled between Seagrove Bay and Priory Bay, you'll find a mixture of sand and pebbles with large beach at low tide. Parking is nearby along the esplanade with small shops and cafes in Seaview down the road. Dogs are not allowed from May to the end of September. There is no lifeguard cover.

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

Mrs Povey September 2019

A few paces from property

Very good for walking the dog.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Carway August 2017

Old fashioned in the best possible way

This beach is always popular with lots of rocks for crabbing off, an easy part to get into the sea and a sandy bit for games

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

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.

Bembridge (1 ¼ miles)

The most easterly point of the island, this friendly town is full of beaches that are dog-friendly year-round with pubs to stop in when you've had your fill of fresh sea air. There's lots of places to eat as well as shops for local ingredients to make the most of your self-catering stay.

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

Liz Arnell July 2017

Lovely village

The centre of the village is where you'll find the majority of the shops including some decent cafes, a fish monger, great butcher (Woodfords) and a lovely bakery. It is like going back in time; in a good way.

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