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Our top five places to stay on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight – UK holiday destination extraordinaire!  About six miles from the southern coast of England, those in search of the perfect family holiday should look no further.  Known as ‘England in miniature’, it has an incredible variety of scenery, a large selection of fabulous beaches, and an eclectic mix of Victorian heyday and modern glamour.  If you’re heading to the Isle of Wight with children, then the list of things to do is endless – from dinosaur hunting to watersports, cycling to theme parks, and all points in between.

And in amongst all that activity, you need a fabulous place to stay.  That’s where we come in!  We have picked our top five One Off Places on the Isle of Wight.  We know you’re all starting to think about 2014 holidays – why not get on and get it booked before Christmas.  One less thing to think about in January!

1. Two bedroom treehouse near Cowes, 1km from the beach



The only treehouse accommodation on the Isle of Wight, this charming structure offers luxurious comfort in peaceful and private surroundings.  There is a living house, and a sleeping house, connected by smart decking, sleeping 4-6 people.  From £450 per week.

2. Four bedroom architect designed Tin Tabernacle, formerly a Mission House

The Mission Hall

The Mission Hall

The former ‘Blackgang Mission Hall‘ built in 1895 and only ever used as a mission meeting hall until it was converted in 2007.  Now the interior has had the touch of an interior designer, where two mezzanine bedrooms float in the roof  space and a bath is sunken into what was once the baptismal font.  Sleeps 8.  From £780 per week.

3. Safari tents with sea views on an organic farm

Safari Tent

Safari Tent

Five canvas lodges, each sleeping up to six people nestled in glorious farm surroundings with stunning sea views, and fabulous beaches on your doorstep.  Inside, comfy beds, games compendiums and oodles of living space.  Outside, your own private deck with sea views, and a communal campfire.

4. Airstream caravans in picturesque countryside



Thirteen classic American trailers and a few British vintage caravans thrown in for good measure, all with unique and quirky interiors and sleeping two – six people each.  Each trailer restoration is a labour of love, and every airstream and caravan has its own individual personality.  From £460 per week.  Minimum stay 2 nights.

5. The Exclusive Cluster of hand built shepherds huts

Shepherds Huts

Shepherds Huts

A new concept for shepherds hut glamping - rather than just getting one hut, you get four!  A double living / kitchen hut, and two individual bedroom huts, all set around a smart decking area.  Hidden away in picturesque farm and woodland, and cosy whatever the weather.  Fabulous for the children – the perfect quirky rural retreat.  Sleeps 6.  From £550 per week.

We’ve got over 1000 places on offer on our website.  Search all our properties here.  For treehouses, search here.  For wagons and caravans, search here.  To see all our property types, search here.  Happy hunting!

Riverside Glamping in East Sussex

Here on a peaceful campsite in East Sussex you will find a collection of hand built huts; a perfect spot for a romantic weekend away or for getting back to nature with the family.  The huts are based on the idea of an old shepherd’s hut and built using old corn bins for the rooves, recycled chassis from old touring caravans – reclaimed, locally sourced, and recycled materials.

Hut-exterior the-perfect-evening

Unique and charming, the five huts are located on a farm in the village of Bodiam, East Sussex.  Everything on site has been set up to produce minimum impact on the environment – timber from responsibly farmed forests, lighting systems powered via solar panels on the hut’s roof and paints made with natural pigments.

hut-at-night cosy-in-winter

Each hut can sleep 4 people and although compact, they also provide all the necessary mod cons, from gas hob to electric lighting.  They each have a wood burner, double glazing, and excellent insulation to ensure you are kept cosy.  Cooking equipment, kitchen basics and bedding are all provided.  Outside each hut has table and chairs and its own firepit, and there is a communal covered area and campfire to ensure you can dine alfresco even if the weather is a little inclement!  Washing facilities are a few yards away in a separate shepherd’s hut and includes hot showers and flushing toilets!

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There’s loads to do in the vicinity, from enjoying the farm (and fishing in the river which runs through the farm), to strolling over the fields to the local pub, visiting Bodiam Castle or the Steam Railway.


From £79 – £95 per hut per night.