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- Small exclusive site near Newport
- Five minutes' walk from Carisbrooke Castle
- Communal barbecue/pizza oven for guests' use
Well now, this is a neat little Newport campsite. Windmill Campersite is a small and exclusive place on the Isle of Wight, set up for peaceful peeps looking for a quieter spot than the bigger busier island sites, and in historic surrounds five minutes' walk from Carisbrooke Castle (the site gets its name from the old windmill that's thought to have been the main source of water for the castle).
Newport is 20 minutes' walk away, and the site is within 20 minutes' drive of each and every beach on the island, but you might want to wander around on site first...The Newport owners have clearly made it a mission to make things a bit different here, such as at the on-site showershack: modern loo and shower facilities with music, hot air heating and supplied by solar-powered electricity and water. (A more standard shower room with hand basins, mirrors and loos is on site too.)
There's also Big Bertha, a big barbecue/pizza oven for guests to use, and Spudomatic, the Windmill Campersite jacket potato oven. (Over 25s only for both, please, and use safely and with sense.) And the horse grazing in the historic Windmill field, chickens clucking around, and the small antiques centre to browse for bargains….
Walk through the site along streams to reach the moat of Carisbrooke Castle, as well as the local village with its shops and pubs.
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Friendliness, super-clean facilities, wackiness, amazing inventiveness of the communal area ...
Lovely, quirky & friendly campsite in a great location.
excellent. Stewart is a phenomenal host
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Indoor pool nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
- Coach stations
Lymington (Hants): Stanford Hill Coach Stop — 11.4 miles
11.4 miles Southsea: Clarence Pier Coach Stop — 11.9 miles
11.9 miles Portsmouth: The Hard Interchange — 12.2 miles
- Train stations
Shanklin Rail Station — 6.9 miles
6.9 miles Sandown Rail Station — 7.0 miles
7.0 miles Lake (Isle of Wight) Rail Station — 7.1 miles
- Ferry ports
East Cowes Floating Bridge — 5.3 miles
5.3 miles West Cowes Floating Bridge — 5.3 miles
5.3 miles East Cowes Ferry Terminal — 5.4 miles
Southampton Airport — 18.6 miles
18.6 miles Bournemouth International Airport — 23.5 miles
Coming from Newport, please use the Whitcombe road. Pass The Priory on your left and after approximately 50m take the turning on your right-hand side (Froglands Lane); follow it all the way to the bottom. The campsite will be on your left.
Whirl around Newport and the Isle of Wight for an interesting mix of things to see and do – and all the island beaches within about 20 minutes' drive from Windmill Campersite.
Directly from the site are several walks through the Clatterford Streams, with open access to the fields around the moat of Carisbrooke Castle five minutes away and the local village with shops and pubs.
The Isle of Wight's main town Newport is 20 minutes' walk away and has pubs, shops, a cinema and the main bus terminal on the island for getting elsewhere.
- Carisbrooke Castle (0.3 miles)
- Isle of Wight Steam Railway (4.8 miles)
- Osborne House (5.2 miles)
- Newtown Old Town Hall (4.4 miles)
- Brighstone Shop and Museum (4.4 miles)
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