When planning your holiday to the Isle of Wight, why not make where you stay, just as memorable and Instagram-worthy as the Island itself?
The Island is full of interesting, quirky, and certainly memorable locations for a breakaway. From the unique to the utterly eccentric, there is something to suit all tastes and budgets:
Windmill Campersite epitomises quirky. Set in the heart of the Island, this small exclusive site is what makes it unique, and perfect for those hoping to escape the larger, more populated sites. Picturesque views of the Bowcombe Valley, walks through the Clatterford streams and the stunning scenery of Carisbrooke Castle are mere minutes away. When it comes to what to sleep in here, you could have your work cut out for you deciding between the two Shepherds Huts; The Shack; Splitscreen VW’s; Hive Camping Pods or even a Westland Wessex Helicopter! There is something for everyone and certainly enough options to fight over. Even the on-site shower, toilet block and laundry room are worth the trip alone – think converted Robin Reliants and lots of corrugated iron and you are only slightly there!
Brand new for 2019 Tom’s Eco Lodge ‘Geodosic domes’ certainly look the quirky part. These five luxury domes are nestled in the beautiful countryside surroundings of Tapnell Farm, set apart from Tom’s Eco Lodge glamping accommodation. Their position however, commands the most amazing panoramic views. The king size four poster bed will be the centrepiece of the room, as well as a cosy lounge area and log burner and kitchenette. Standing at 4 metres high, the domes provide a sense of space and a skylight allows for a spot of stargazing.
It is not often you will be greeted by a life-size Dinosaur when arriving at your place to stay, but that is part of the charm at Dinosaur Farm Holidays. At least 30% of a brachiosaurus dinosaur, the most complete of its type in Western Europe, was found on the farm back in 1992. The Dinosaur Expeditions, Conservation and Paleoart Centre here, has displays of dinosaur fossils, paleoart, children’s activities and a fossil gift shop. Plus this is the base for your own fossil searching.
Bed down in the heart of The Garlic Farm in one of their luxury handmade yurts. Set in a private field up behind the farm, they’re perfect for couples and small families Each yurt also has a woodburning stove for the colder nights and the perspex dome on the roof winds open and closed. Outside there is a fire pit, seating, hammock and BBQ.
For more ideas on where to stay on the Isle of Wight, check out our Accommodation page here.