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- Peaceful countryside site in a central Isle of Wight location
- A 20-minute drive from beaches, Osborne House and the zoo
- Linked to a traditional pub with meals, beer garden and play area
Bedding down somewhere within easy reach of a pub is often a fine idea for the simple convenience of having drinks and dinner within easy stumbling distance. And of course one surefire way to achieve that is to park up at a pitch owned by a pub…
And that’s exactly what you can do at the Chequers Inn, which has caravan pitches just a few minutes’ stroll from the country pub of the same name a couple of minutes’ drive from the Isle of Wight village of Rookley.
The surroundings here are full-on countryside, with plenty of walking and bike routes nearby (and a bus stop half an hour’s walk away if you’d like to explore further). The location pretty much in the centre of the island is handy for getting out and about to all the top attractions too: beaches, the zoo, Carisbrooke Castle and Osborne House are all within a 20-minute drive.
Roam as far and wide as you wish, safe in the knowledge that eats and drinks await back at base. The inn itself is a traditional pub that serves up breakfasts, lunches and dinners along with local ales and cool drinks. There’s a big beer garden outside for fine days, and a sizeable play area where the kids can scamper about while you sip your pint. Food can be delivered to your pitch if you’ve run out of steam and fancy an easy night in.
Facilities for the pitches include a water supply and a waste disposal area; guests can also use the pub facilities during opening hours. It’s a laidback place that’s happy to welcome families and dogs, and allows campfires and barbecues.
Stabling stays are also available, and include a stable for one horse and bedding. The stables are just a few minutes' walk from the pitches. Surrounded by extensive off-road riding, this is a great place to explore in your saddle. Other facilities for horses include ample parking space for vehicles, horse boxes and trailers, an indoor and outdoor arena, an XC schooling field, a walker, a horse solarium and show jumps.
This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
The games room is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
Reception is unmanned after 10 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.
Tents are not accepted at this park.
Minimum spacing of 5 metres between pitches.
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Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
Max. persons: 8 x
One Touring caravan or Campervan or Motorhome allowed per pitch
Pitch size: unlimited
Ground type: Grass and gravel
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The pub, should have thought to book a table, as …
The camp site is very quite most of the time …
Lovely clean site, small and friendly. We stayed here last …
Great little site. Recommended!
Tranquil site next to excellent pub. Good sized flat pitches
An excellent site and great visit
Friendly and accommodating site - recommend 👍
Check-in: one group at a time
Digital food/drink menus
Extra spacing in seated areas
Hand sanitising stations
More frequent emptying of bins
One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings
Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Surf school nearby
Touring and motorhomes
- Coach stations
— 12.5 miles
12.5 miles The Hard Interchange — 13.0 miles
13.0 miles City Centre South — 13.5 miles
- Train stations
Shanklin Rail Station
— 4.4 miles
4.4 miles Lake (Isle of Wight) Rail Station — 4.9 miles
4.9 miles Sandown Rail Station — 5.2 miles
- Ferry ports
Fishbourne IOW Ferry Terminal
— 6.7 miles
6.7 miles East Cowes Floating Bridge — 7.8 miles
7.8 miles West Cowes Floating Bridge — 7.8 miles
— 21.4 miles
21.4 miles Bournemouth International Airport — 25.9 miles
The Isle of Wight is packed with things to do, and from this central spot they’re all pretty easy to access. If you’re here for the coast (good choice), it’s a 15-minute drive to the sandy stretches at Ventnor and Shanklin, or half an hour to snap pics of The Needles from the coast path.
Alternative days out for those with kids in tow might include the rides and themed areas (like Underwater World and Cowboy Town) at Blackgang Chine (10 minutes’ drive), the falconry displays, toboggan slides and mini train rides at Robin Hill (10 minutes) or meeting the residents of the Isle of Wight Zoo (20 minutes).
To throw a bit of heritage into the mix, plan days out at former royal summer residence Carisbrooke Castle (10 minutes) and ornate Osborne House (20 minutes), of which Queen Victoria said ‘it is impossible to imagine a prettier spot’. The Isle of Wight Steam Railway (15 minutes) is another excellent way to get a sense of times gone by.
- Carisbrooke Castle (3.3 miles)
- Blackgang Chine (4.1 miles)
- Ventnor Botanic Gardens (4.3 miles)
- Brighstone Shop and Museum (5.1 miles)
- Mottistone Manor Garden (6.2 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||10 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
As check-in is at the pub, during busier periods throughout the day it is recommended that you pitch up first then come to pay between 3pm - 5pm when the pub is quieter.
The Chequers Inn cancellation policy
Balance refunds: no penalties
Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.
The remainder is payable direct to The Chequers Inn on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkAmerican Express
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does The Chequers Inn have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is The Chequers Inn dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near The Chequers Inn? The Isle of Wight is packed with things to do, and from this central spot they’re all pretty easy to access. If you’re here for the coast (good choice), it’s a 15-minute … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of The Chequers Inn?
Camping and touring Arrive: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: Anytime – Anytime Depart by: Anytime
As check-in is at the pub, during busier periods throughout the day it is recommended that you pitch up first then come to pay between 3pm - 5pm when the pub is quieter.Read more
- How much does it cost to stay at The Chequers Inn? From £20 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability