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The Lakes Rookley

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By the lake

General

  • 23 acres of parkland a short drive from Shanklin, Ventnor and Sandown
  • Beaches, zoo and Carisbrooke Castle within 20 minutes' drive
  • Heated swimming pools, family lounge, playground and entertainment

Families, sorted. The Lakes Rookley is in the centre of the Isle of Wight, for easy access to top attractions pretty much everywhere you look.

Three of the island's best beaches – Shanklin, Ventnor and Sandown – are within a 20-minute drive, as is the hootingly good fun of theme park Blackgang Chine (the fave Isle of Wight activity of tasteful Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint). Sister theme park Robin Hill Adventure Park and Gardens is also within a few miles as the crow flies, and the waterfalls of Shanklin Chine ravine, and the farmers’ market of Newport…how very fab are compact little isles like Wight...

All is caw-some on site at Rookley too: 23 acres of smart parkland crammed with activities and entertainment – indoor and outdoor heated pools (free); family entertainment lounge for kids and up (also free), a kids’ playground, and bike hire to pedal off into the 12-mile Sunshine Trail running through nearby Godshill village.

Anglers have two fishing lakes full of freshwater specimens such as pike, carp, perch, tench, bream and roach; just bring your own fishing gear and remember to pick up a fishing licence from the post office before you line things up. Island eats – and drinks – are sorted at the on-site bar, restaurant and takeaway, with many more options available in the pubs, cafés and restaurants of Godshill ‘model’ village about a mile away.

(Please note that entertainment doesn't run from November to March inclusive.)

Silver David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/05 and 31/10 (subject to weather conditions).

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.


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Up and coming site, unfinished but almost there. Coop walking distance 14/04/2019

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  • Superior 2 bedroom static caravan (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Modern clean caravan, swimming pool

    Disliked: 

    Building works, not enough changing rooms

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Child friendliness
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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Hot tub

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Main Road, Rookley, Isle Of Wight, England, PO38 3LU
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.6534°N 1.2767°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Southsea: Clarence Pier Coach Stop — 12.0 miles
Portsmouth: The Hard Interchange — 12.4 miles
Portsmouth: Southsea Coach Stop — 12.7 miles
Train stations
Shanklin Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Lake (Isle of Wight) Rail Station — 4.9 miles
Sandown Rail Station — 5.0 miles
Ferry ports
Fishbourne IOW Ferry Terminal — 6.1 miles
East Cowes Floating Bridge — 7.2 miles
West Cowes Floating Bridge — 7.3 miles
Airports
Southampton Airport — 20.8 miles
Bournemouth International Airport — 25.8 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Godshill village a five-minute drive away, was the venue for the irst Isle of Wight festival way back in 1968 and is now best known for its model village, a 1:10 scale of it and the old village of Shanklin. (Such is its detail that it has the model village modelled within the model, and one within that… no doubt you'll have great amusement introducing this concept to the kids.)

Both Blackgang and Robin Hill parks are Isle of Wight institutions and beautifully bonkers in their mix of activities: expect land, water and pirate barrel rides; mazes, giant snakes and ladders and themed playgrounds for toddlers and up. Both have a considerable countryside and wildlife bent too and include falconry displays, environmental exhibitions and woodland gardens with butterfly garden and Treehouse Woodland Centre at Robin Hill.

Westwards, another very-must-do is The Needles Park and beach chairlift at Alum Bay’s multi-coloured sand cliffs and the stunning walk along the beach to Alum Bay Chine. The Isle of Wight Coast Path loops through here – as it does all along the coastline – and is part of around 70 miles of coastline and around 500 miles of footpaths to pedal and walk.

Must see

  • Carisbrooke Castle (2.9 miles)
  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway (4.5 miles)
  • Blackgang Chine (4.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Brighstone Shop and Museum (5.3 miles)
  • Mottistone Manor Garden (6.3 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

The Lakes Rookley cancellation policy

No refunds within 6 weeks of arrival date.

Modifications are subject to a £25.00 fee.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. The Lakes Rookley will debit the balance from your card 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Changes to your holiday
Modifications are subject to a £25.00 fee.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
Entertainment and activities are available between 01/04 and 31/10.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/05 and 31/10 (subject to weather conditions).

Reception
Reception is unmanned after 7 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

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