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Tom's Eco Lodge is five luxurious safari tents, each nestled away in the glorious surroundings of Tapnell Farm on the Isle of Wight.
The perfect location for an adventurous or relaxing family holiday, group get together, party or romantic hideaway. The Island is easily accessible from the mainland and boasts the most sunshine in the UK!
This historic site has panoramic sea views north and west. The farm was also the setting for the legendary and original Isle of Wight Festival 1970, think Jimi, The Doors, Joni, The Who...
So, the unique safari tents, Tapnell farm and the Isle of Wight create a new holiday experience with that extra special feel.
Set in an incredible location nestled into the woodland at Tapnell Farm, Tom’s Eco Lodge enjoys sea views both north and west, surrounding the glorious rolling landscape of the Island.
Each tent is perfect for a family or group of up to six. Or the whole site caters up to 30. Rustic dining table and chairs form the central piece for each lovingly made meal. Comfy sofas and games compendium make the perfect space to relax or play a board/card game together.
So if you want to watch the sunset over the horizon, roam free in the paddock, gaze the millions of stars, put your feet up by the wood burner, bathe at the beach, walk the Island, surf the waves or just eat delicious pizza made in the wood burning oven, this place is for you. There is also the added feel good factor that you get all this and it doesn’t cost the earth.
Rooms, food and facilities:
Each Safari tent has two double beds, one bunk (two singles) and a sofa bed.
The tent has electricity (from our 50kWh panels), flushing toilet, hot shower and running water, sink unit, wood burning stove & oven, sofa, dining table and chairs, a few games, kettle. Each tent Is heated by its own wood burning stove, and wood is provided F.O.C.
The tents are full of character and style making them a home away from home.
You can also treat yourself to your own hot tub for the duration of your stay. Whether it is for a special occasion or just to add a little more luxury to your stay.
Nearby attractions and activities
Tapnell and East Afton Farm is a family run business. The family have been in agriculture for over 100 years, owing to a continuous passion to farm sustainably and responsibly.
The farm is home to 500 dairy cows producing over 16,000 litres of wholesome fresh milk every day. The farm spans across 400 acres of grassland and wheat.
The south side of the farm was the location for the 'Isle of Wight Pop Festival' 1970. The largest music festival with over 600,000 fans of Joni Mitchell, The Who, The Doors and Jimi Hendrix, to name but a few.
The Farm is a fantastic place to explore and learn, so don't forget your wellies!
The Isle of Wight:
The Isle of Wight is growing increasingly more popular as ‘the place to visit’ for holidays close to home, and boasting to be the island with the most sunshine in the UK you can understand why.
The Island plays host to festivals of music, film, sports, food and drink, including The Isle of Wight Festival (award winning), the world famous sailing regatta ‘Cowes Week’, The Bestival (award winning), The Rhythm Tree Festival, The Minghella Film Festival, The Jazz festival, The Island Games and The Garlic Festival.
The great thing about being a small Island is that you are never far from the beautiful unspoilt coastline, with its miles of great beaches to discover. Whether you are looking to play, relax, sail, surf, kite or swim there are beaches for you. Our local favorites are Compton and Freshwater Bay.
For food and drink lovers, great pubs, cafes, farm shops, vineyards and tasty restaurants welcome you all over the Island. The island also has a number of fabulous independent boutiques for those of you who love to shop – especially in Yarmouth, Cowes and Ryde
Attractions near Tom's Eco Lodge
- Fort Victoria Country Park (2.9 miles)
- Isle of Wight Pearl (3.6 miles)
- Needles Park - Heritage Attractions Ltd (4.2 miles)
- Mottistone Manor Garden (3.0 miles)
- Newtown Old Town Hall (3.9 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Activities near Tom's Eco Lodge
Compton Bay (1.6 miles) Beach - Excellent Water Quality Beaches
Freshwater Bay - Alum Bay - Colwell Bay - Freshwater Bay (1.7 miles) Walking
Yarmouth and the River Yar - Isle of Wight (2.2 miles) Walking
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Surf school nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Milford on Sea Coach Stop — 6.2mi
Lymington (Hants): Stanford Hill Coach Stop — 6.4mi
Everton (Hants): Bus Shelter — 6.8mi
- Train stations
Lymington Pier Rail Station — 6.1mi
Lymington Town Rail Station — 6.4mi
Sway Rail Station — 9.5mi
- Ferry ports
Yarmouth IOW Ferry Terminal — 2.3mi
Lymington Pier Ferry Terminal — 6.0mi
West Cowes Floating Bridge — 9.6mi
Bournemouth International Airport — 17.2mi
Southampton Airport — 19.4mi
Easily accessible from all Island ferry ports with connections to the mainland.
Closest route is Lymington to Yarmouth using Wightlink. Other routes are from Portsmouth or Southampton.
There is no public transport from the Ferry ports to our Glamping site, however there are to the local town of Freshwater. There are plenty of Taxi's available on the Isle of Wight, however should you wish to bring your car then we have lots of parking space available.
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