Number Two Ashingdon Cottages is a little house overlooking the picturesque village green at St Helens, in the eastern corner of the Isle of Wight.
Accommodation Built around 1900, the cottage has been tastefully decorated and furnished to a very high standard, combining traditional charm with modern convenience.
Its two pretty bedrooms have lovely outlooks: one overlooking the green, the other enjoying far-reaching views across Brading marshes to Culver Down.
The lounge, with its woodburning stove, provides a cosy refuge to watch TV or a DVD, read a book or play boardgames.
The pretty rear garden is an ideal place to sit and unwind after a long day's sightseeing, with a barbecue, perhaps, or just a glass of your favourite tipple.
St Helens makes an ideal holiday destination - whatever your interests. At its heart is that rare but quintessentially English feature, the village green; the setting for activities as diverse as carnivals, cricket, football and fairs. Dotted around the green and close by the cottage are two shops, two good restaurants and the village pub. There are more restaurants and an excellent selection of independent shops at nearby Bembridge.
St Helens, on the edge of Bembridge Harbour, provides an ideal base for sailing holidays, while the beach at St Helens is just 15 minutes' walk away and provides a child-friendly environment for rockpooling and swimming.
St Helens provides an excellent base for walking holidays all year round: stroll along the causeway to the Duver, then follow the coastal path past secluded bays to the pretty yachting village of Seaview. Or cut along the old railway line to the RSPB reserve at Brading marshes and up onto the downs at Culver to enjoy the varied birdlife and beautiful panoramic views.
For those wanting to explore by car the Isle of Wight has much to offer: from wonderful beaches to historic houses like Osborne House and Carisbrooke Castle; from theme parks to farms and vineyards selling local produce.