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Edith Cottage is a stunning and spacious period cottage close to the beach and village green, perfect for a blissful summer break or cosy winter getaway with family, friends – and your dog !

Newly and beautifully refurbished, this stylish and cosy Victorian villa is in the charming village of St Helens on the Isle of Wight. A short walk to the beach and just off a picturesque village green, it sleeps 8 in four double bedrooms (one downstairs) with pets welcome. Airy and light with bay views, it features stripped wooden floors, a fireplace with wood-burning stove, stunning open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting room; garden room with additional seating/eating space, four double bedrooms, three bathrooms and a downstairs cloakroom and utility room. It has a pretty wrap-around cottage garden and raised terrace with distant views of Bembridge bay and the sea beyond for eating and relaxing.

Edith Cottage is situated on a quiet no-through lane, two minutes’ walk from the pretty Bembridge harbour with access via a rustic causeway that cuts across the water, a popular section of the coastal path, to St Helens Beach/cafes, beautiful surrounding common land for birdwatching and other East coast beaches. Links to cycle routes and Culver Down for inland walks are close by.

A short stroll up the lane is St Helens village green which offers a cafe/deli, a pub, a restaurant, vintage book shop, a church, post office/general store and children’s play area.

There is a regular summer water taxi across the bay – or a 5 minute drive/15 min walk to the popular village of Bembridge for gift shops, cafes, bakery, butcher, fishmonger, deli/grocers, pubs and restaurants.

The car and passenger ferry ports of Ryde/Fishbourne are 15/20 minutes away respectively. Cowes, Newport, Ventnor and Ryde are all an easy drive away.

A wrought iron gate leads up a few steps to a pretty, fully-enclosed cottage garden (accessed via garden room/back door and front door) featuring brick path, lawn, flowering shrubs, pots and an apple tree. Raised terrace with decking, table and benches to seat 8 people with parasol and wicker sofa seating. Distant views of the harbour and bay beyond. Graveled area with bistro table and chairs. Small shed housing BBQ and larger shed for bikes and log store behind.

Enter the front door into hall way with stripped pine floor, coat hoods and downstairs cloakroom. Into open-plan area:

Spacious kitchen space with butlers sink, freestanding island, walk in panty and open shelving. Fully equipped with Bosch dishwasher, Rangemaster cooker, larder fridge, marble worktops, Nespresso Vertuo machine and Smeg kettle/toaster.

Dining area with vintage pine table, seating up to 8 people, French dresser, door to garden room and Alexa speaker.

Sitting room with bay window and sea view, large sofa, armchairs, smart TV and log burning stove.

Garden room with large sofa, wicker chaise, armchair and games chest. Dining table and chairs for 6. Electric flame effect stove for colder days and air con for the sunny ones. Can double up as a playroom or dog room. Door to garden.

Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave and fridge freezer.

Downstairs bedroom with king size bed, chest of drawers, hangers and French doors to garden. Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels. Ensuite shower room with loo, basin and walk in shower. Heated towel rail.


Family bathroom with walk in shower, loo, basin and bath, heated towel rail.

Double bedroom with kingsize bed and further twin bedroom. Both with sea and downland views, chest of drawers, hangers and easy chair. Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels.

Master bedroom with king size bed, sea view, chest of drawers, hangers and easy chair. Roll top bath in the bay window/wicker privacy screen and en suite shower room with loo, basin, walk in shower and heated towel rail.

Gas Central Heating
Log burner (logs and kindling at the house for you)
Rangemaster 5 ring gas cooker and electric oven
Undercounter fridge + further fridge freezer in utility room
Microwave/Toaster/Nespresso coffee machine (some pods there but bring your own too)
Dishwasher Washing Machine + Tumble Dryer
Cot & High Chair
Wifi/Smart TV/DVD Roberts Radio/Alexa
Electric fan, air conditioning and electric stove in garden room
Enclosed lawned garden with flower beds and raised deck area
Garden furniture
Coal BBQ
Picnic blankets
Plenty of parking opposite house and 1 for small car in the garage
Pets accepted at £25 per pet per booking max 2
£300 refundable security deposit
Linen and towels provided, please bring beach towels and towels for your dog, thank you.

Just wanted to say what a fabulous stay we have had at Edith Cottage. The house is stunning, cosy and beautifully furnished and the beds were so comfortable.
Everything is to a superior standard, we have had a really wonderful stay.

Clare December, 2022

We stayed at Edith Cottage between Christmas and New Year, the house was warm and very comfortable, The kitchen was very well equipped. Lots of space for 6 of us. Beds were super comfy. Harriet has done a beautiful job of the interior. Will definitely will be back again.

Paddy December, 2022

Your house is so lovely! Really enjoyed our stay.  Great for young children and our dog.  Would love to come again

Joy and family August, 2022

What a wonderful few days at Edith Cottage – gorgeous. Rose at the Beach Hut in the afternoon sun a highlight.

Becky & JP Miller August, 2022

Loved staying at Edith Cottage! Some very special evenings on the garden deck and walks down to the Baywatch for sundowners.

Will, Soph, Harrison & Polly August, 2022

Love, love Edith Cottage! Well done for creating such a gorgeous home.

Marian & Paul September, 2022

Perfect combination of elegant and cosy. An exquisitely decorated and comfy home.  Loved the bookshop and the café on the green, walks from the harbour (saw some curfews!) and crab salad at The Best Dressed Crab.

Gid & H October, 2022

We never wanted to leave! This is a beautiful home, lovingly cared for, and presented exquisitely for guests. It is spacious both indoors and out and offers privacy in the bedrooms. The neighborhood is quiet, the bird song is lovely, and the water views are relaxing. Annabel, the rental agent, is the most helpful agent we’ve ever worked with!!! You will not be disappointed if you stay at Edith Cottage.

Judith & Rob March, 2023

Edith Cottage is extremely lovely. We went with another family (4 kids and 3 dogs total), and the house was perfect. The garden is secure for Houdini dogs and the communal living space is very homely, stylish, comfortable, clean and pretty, as in the photos. The kitchen is very well equipped (unlike some Air BnB properties we’ve stayed at), with loads of plates, glasses, cooking utensils, the works. There’s a separate utility room with washer, dryer and microwave, and a pantry with loads of storage too. In short, perfect for families! The location is nice, we walked to St Helen’s beach (10 mins) for crabbing but had to drive to Bembridge for supplies, but that was no problem. What stood out the most was how brilliant HB Lettings were in their communication and information. We were given a digital guide to the property that was invaluable, and Annabel also booked our ferry, which was helpful. The sun deck in the garden as a highlight, and really does catch the sunshine!

Claudia May, 2023

Thanks for a great stay, comfortably fitted 2 families with kids and dogs. House is exactly as described, everything worked perfectly. Great communication from HB Holiday Letting’s especially on check out which was appreciated. Highly recommend for a trip to the Island, St Helen’s is the perfect location.

Stephen May, 2023

An extremely well presented, clean and tidy holiday home. My family and I were very happy whilst staying there and everything we needed was catered for. The location was also perfect with a local pub and beach in very close walking distance. We would (thinking next year) be very happy to stay there again.

Ian June, 2023

Fantastic house , in a great location, with lots of space for everyone, we were a group of 7, spanning 3 generations.

Beautifully decorated with all the kitchen equipment you need. A lovely secure garden for our dachshund, with lots of dog friendly walks available from the doorstep.

We enjoyed eating our supper in the conservatory watching the Rooks nest for the night in a distant tree. The green at St Helen’s with its football goals kept our 14 year old sons busy.

Dionne July, 2023

Edith Cottage is a beautiful and homely house with everything we needed. It catered for three generations very easily, with plenty of space, seating and entertainment. It is beautifully decorated and was spotlessly clean when we arrived! It’s in a great position, St Helens is small and quiet and with the house just a short walk to a beach, it’s the perfect place for an early morning swim! The nearest pub, the Vine Tree is a really good all round pub, a varied menu with great food! The lettings agent, Annabel, was brilliant. Very responsive to any questions we had, very helpful and friendly. It was a great holiday overall and I would definitely stay here again!

Sandra July, 2023

An absolutely PERFECT stay – beautifully presented home in a peaceful surrounding with so much to explore within walking distance. A great base for a visit to the Isle of Wight. Well equipped for everything we need – really felt a home away from home. We can’t wait to come back.

Shannan October, 2023

The best rental we’ve stayed in. Equipped to an exceptional standard, comfortable and homely. Outstanding.

Rob October, 2023

Beautiful house, a true home from home. Very well equipped for cooking, cosy and comfortable accommodation, would highly recommend the house. We stayed , 8 adults, and it was perfect. Truly wonderful house, no problems

Fiona November, 2023

We had an absolutely lovely short stay at Edith Cottage. The house is beautiful and has everything you could want or need. The accommodation provides plenty of space and bathrooms for a family gathering. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Margaret February, 2024

The house is absolutely beautiful and a perfect place for a family weekend! The house is very light and bright and a lovely place to enjoy a bit of sun. The downstairs bedroom makes it really accessible for older people or people with mobility issues and there are only a couple of steps up into the house/up onto the deck area. We came with our 89 year old grandfather and he loved it.

RhiAnnon March, 2024

Edith Cottage is a hidden gem. A large family home from home, perfectly situated to get out and about.

Laura April, 2024

We had a really lovely family holiday. The house and garden were both beautiful, and well equipped. We loved walking down to the harbour and beach from the house. Would highly recommend. Thank you for such a lovely stay!

Annabelle May, 2024