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The Lakes Rookley

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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, playground, bar and restaurant on site

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 are the swish surrounds of Carisbrooke Castle and 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, 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; indoor and outdoor heated pools (free), and a kids’ playground. Island eats – and drinks – are sorted at the on-site bar, restaurant, with many more options available in the pubs, cafés and restaurants of Godshill ‘model’ village about a mile away.

Silver David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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).

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Entertainment and activities are available between 01/04 and 31/10.


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9.5

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Spotless site very friendly staff19/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBrian B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 2 bedroom static caravan (pet friendly, superior)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Spotless and staff very friendly. Water sports (paddle boarding & canoeing) run by Neill on the lake in the site was brilliant.

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Fantastic site, great accomodation and friendly staff.09/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Lakehouse 2 bedroom cottage / chalet / bungalow (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We stayed in one of the Lakehouses - absolutely fantastic. Private, well spaced from each other and inside was very spacious, clean and well equipped. The staff on site were really pleasant and helpful. Checkin (and out) was quick and easy. The Lakehouses have a great view of the lake and a nice decking area to the front to allow you to sit out and make the most of the peace and quiet. To site is surrounded by fields and the views are great too!

    The white-goods in the Lakehouse were a real bonus - a full size fridge and decent sized freezer, a Dishwasher and a Washer/Dryer.

    The ensuites were spacious and the showers really pleasant.

    Disliked: 

    Couple of minor niggles (I do stress minor as we would absolutely come back in a heartbeat!)

    There was only 1 wine glass available (plenty of standard tumblers, but just the 1 wine glass). We suspect there were a few more to start with but perhaps had broken and just not been replaced. There were also only 2 mugs - again, perhaps there were more originally but have broken?

    It was great to have a dishwasher, but they only provided 2 dishwasher tablets. For a 4 day trip this wasn't enough so it made the Dishwasher a bit redundant after the first 2 days. It's obviously a 'nice to have' but perhaps supplying a tablet for each day of the stay would be helpful for the future?

    The only other complaint we had was that there was no Wifi in the Lakehouse. There was some available at the main building, but it wasn't accessible from the accommodation. Again, it's a nice to have as we had our mobile data/4G to use, but it was a bit odd that in these nice, modern Lakehouses, something we tend to take for granted these days, wasn't available.

    None of the above would stop us going back - these are really just 'nice to haves'

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Fantastic small resort. Well maintained and clean accommodation Really helpful …06/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • 2 bedroom cottage / chalet / bungalow (hot tub, lake view, no pets, premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Fantastic small resort. Well maintained and clean accommodation
    Really helpful and friendly staff
    Excellent COVID 19 infection control measures in place

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Myself and the kids would definitely recommend.22/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSteve H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 3 bedroom cottage / chalet / bungalow (hot tub, no pets, premium)
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  • Liked: 

    The Lakeside chalet was clean and spacious. Entertainment in the evening was good for my 3 children and the staff were excellent and friendly.

    Disliked: 

    The hot tub was cold upon arrival and we had to wait the extra 24 hours for it to heat. The food was a good standard but there was not a lot to choose from.

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Amazing value as we stayed in February so got an …10/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGavin J.Confirmed

  • 2 bedroom static caravan (no pets, superior)
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  • Liked: 

    Amazing value as we stayed in February so got an off season deal. Stayed in Superior 2 bedroom caravan. Inside was pretty much brand new and everything worked as it should. It looked exactly like website photos. All the towels and bedding were clean. Couldn’t fault it at the price we paid. We asked for a view and they gave us a caravan at the viewpoint. Can’t comment on the rest of the facilities as we just used it as a base for day trips around the island. Perfect central location if you want to explore the island but you would need to drive or catch a bus to the beach.

    Disliked: 

    WiFi didn’t work in the caravan. Didn’t really try it outside of caravan. However it does say in the guide that it might not work so well in the caravan. It also may depend on where in the site you are. Wasn’t a big deal for us though.

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Friendly staff, perfect location, best caravans10/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 2 bedroom static caravan (no pets, superior)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The caravan was perfect well layed out and there was an inclosed patio area that gave our toddler to play safely out side.
    The location was perfect.

    Disliked: 

    Had to wait for towels in the end went down to get them my self.
    Had to pay for a high chair
    Club house food was poor for the price i would say they should drop the price like a cheap pub

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Perfect in every way22/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDawn M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 2 bedroom static caravan (no pets, superior)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Near to shops,place was excellent, food was incredible,staff were friendly loved every minute of our stay would definitely come back

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Great site, would recommend and go back.13/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 3 bedroom static caravan (hot tub, no pets, premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Perfect situation for the whole islands exploring, lovely caravan and the hot tub was amazing.

    Disliked: 

    No private facilities for changing in the pool area.

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Excellent site, clean and modern well equipped for family.18/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjacqui o.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 3 bedroom static caravan (pet friendly, superior)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly and put on a coach for festival which was excellent facility provided. Has upgrade from caravan to lodge

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Anonymous user

clean, relaxing place , children friendly, activities. extremely recommended20/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 2 bedroom static caravan (pet friendly, superior)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    clean, relaxing place , children friendly, activities. extremely recommended

    Disliked: 

    no transportation

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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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Main Road, Rookley, Isle Of Wight, England, PO38 3LU
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   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 first 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 must-do is The Needles Park and beach chairlift at Alum Bay’s multi-coloured 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 by:  10 a.m.

The Lakes Rookley cancellation policy

No refunds within 8 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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. The Lakes Rookley will debit the balance from your card 8 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 8 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

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Terms and conditions

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  • Does The Lakes Rookley have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is The Lakes Rookley dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Lakes Rookley? Godshill village, a five-minute drive away, was the venue for the first Isle of Wight festival way back in 1968 and is now best known for its model village, a 1:10 scale … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Lakes Rookley?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at The Lakes Rookley? From £32 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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 (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

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).

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

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