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General

  • Family-run park with spacious pitching areas
  • Outdoor draughts and chess on the patio
  • Big family bathroom and tiled amenities block with spacious showers

Not that you might be overly competitive, but you might reckon that one of the best things about the Isle of Wight’s Old Barn Touring Park is its giant chess and draughts on the patio, for publicly checkmating your family members on a sunny day. (There’s wifi on the patio too, so if you’re stumped for moves you can speedily look online for the sneakiest strategies, all under the guise of ‘looking up a nice restaurant for later’.)

Old Barn Touring Park is named after its Grade II-listed thatched barn at the park entrance, now used as a games room and TV room for rainy days or for solitary hours when the family ostracises you for cheating at draughts. It’s a family-run park with pitches all set in a number of small areas secluded by hedges and with only a handful of pitches per spot.

Once heading off site, there’s a bus running from Newport to Ryde within five minutes’ walk of the park, and the sandy beaches of Sandown Bay and Shanklin are within a couple of miles.

Elsewhere on site there’s a tiled amenities block with spacious showers, an outdoor play area for the under-eights, a big family bathroom and a reception area with info on things to do on the Isle of Wight. There’s no food shop, but the site sells camping and Calor gas and offers ice pack freezing, and two supermarkets are just down the road.

The Old Barn team can arrange ferries for guests.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

Facilities/activities including pool are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

A charge of 20p applies for the use of shower.

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


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8.7

Overall rating based on 22 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

 
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Pitch was away from caravans in natural field setting, rabbits ... 12/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Yvonne S. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pitch was away from caravans in natural field setting, rabbits etc. Lovely.
    Not far to loos etc peaceful. Good base for exploring by car and bikes.
    Clean and friendly.

    Disliked: 

    When we booked we didn't know site could book our ferry much cheaper for us. Most upsetting as we paid a fortune.

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Lovely site with good pitches 05/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Daniel T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Really enjoyed our stay here. Lovely pitches and not all lumped in together so the site felt particularly busy anyway. Facilities are ample and staff were very friendly.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to bad to report. Facilities although ample could do with a spruce but that's more for a cosmetic enhancement than an improvement on performance.

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Excellent site. Will be returning. 20/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sarah M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Privacy of pitch
    Friendly owner
    Beautiful site

    Disliked: 

    Only two showers
    Dated toilet block

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Great site, helpful staff, enjoyed our stay. Thank you. 16/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anthony R. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peaceful, with hedge privacy. Clean facilities. Helpful staff.

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Good value for short, basic stay. 01/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom john_g332442 Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Well-maintained and drained non-electric pitch field, surrounded by mature hedges and native trees. Small site, easy access to site amenities. Generously spacious shower block. Friendly warden & owner. Good access to a major supermarket.

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Great location. Friendly staff 06/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jackie C. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The way the site was set out. It was like a garden and felt we were very private. Location was brilliant for eateries, shops and the beach. And what a beach!!!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Fantastic site, and honestly couldn't complain about anything. 31/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jill G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Staff were very friendly and helpful. Site was clean and very well looked after, including the toilets and showers. Nothing was too much trouble and we all felt very happy and content.

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Fantastic site, great facilities- really enjoyed our stay 31/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jon S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Games room, location, wifi, people :-)

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Lovely site and clean facilities. Helpful staff. 29/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Trevor P. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Loved the games barn.
    All facilites you could need and kept very clean.
    Everyone was friendly and staff were very helpful.

    Disliked: 

    At one point there were 3 of us on one pitch - although it was big enough - but there were plently of empty piches around, so not sure that was necessary. One of the other family did leave the next day - so it wasn't a real issue, but would have preferred more room as it was available.

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All good. Nice place good area. Convenient and clean facilities. 23/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rob D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Staff

    Disliked: 

    Play area is small but functional

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

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

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Cheverton Farm, Newport Road Sandown, Isle Of Wight, England, PO36 9PJ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.6468°N 1.1958°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Southsea: Clarence Pier Coach Stop — 10.5 miles
Portsmouth: The Hard Interchange — 11.1 miles
Portsmouth: Southsea Coach Stop — 11.2 miles
Train stations
Shanklin Rail Station — 1.1 miles
Lake (Isle of Wight) Rail Station — 1.3 miles
Sandown Rail Station — 1.6 miles
Ferry ports
Fishbourne IOW Ferry Terminal — 6.0 miles
Ryde Hoverport — 6.2 miles
Ryde Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 6.6 miles
Airports
Southampton Airport — 22.2 miles
Bournemouth International Airport — 29.3 miles

Directions


From Newport, take the A3056. The park is half a mile on the left after the Apse Heath mini roundabout. Look out for the thatched barn as you come down the road.

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

The Isle of Wight has history, nature, dinosaurs, museums, thirteen award-winning beaches, theme parks and more to explore: start off at nearby Sandown Bay for amusements on the pier and to begin a lope around the 67-mile long Isle of Wight Coast Path to Shanklin and from there to Ventnor.

The route takes you past Shanklin Chine, a coastal ravine that’s the oldest tourist attraction on the Isle of Wight; find out its history at the heritage centre, watch the red squirrels from the chine hide or wander through the woodland at dusk during summer when it’s lit up.

Blackgang Chine, six miles from Ventnor, is now an eccentric amusement park with rides, lifesized plastic dinosaurs and rollercoasters in its Victorian garden setting – and is the favourite Isle of Wight attraction of Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint.

Blackgang Chine’s sister site, Robin Hill theme park just outside Newport, has more rides, a wooden maze, toboggan run and an adventure playground; less excitable types can go to the park’s Combley Roman villa, flutter around the butterfly garden or spot squirrels on the Red Squirrel Safari. The Needles Park on the west of the island at Alum Bay has shopping, beach chairlift and a 4D cinema.

Animal enthusiasts have loads to pick from: tigers and other big cats at the Isle of Wight Zoo, over 200 rare and exotic species at Amazon World Zoo Park and the biggest wildlife park on the island, Seaview Wildlife Encounter. (And even though it deals with the extinct, special mention should also be given to the animated dinos at Dinosaur Isle, partly because it’s only two miles from The Old Barn and partly just because.)

For history, the seaside palace of Osborne House was the island hideaway of Queen Victoria and has her own private beach – and bathing machine – now open to the public.

There’s also Carisbrooke Castle, where Charles I fled to after escaping captivity at Hampton Court and where he was banged up again by Colonel Hammond: dress up in Civil War clothes here, have a look at the Charles I museum or have a game of bowls on the same green used by the unpopular king.

Must see

  • Dinosaur Isle (2.4 miles)
  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway (4.1 miles)
  • Ventnor Botanic Gardens (5.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Bembridge Windmill (5.1 miles)
  • Brighstone Shop and Museum (8.8 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Old Barn Touring Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Cancellations up to two weeks before arrival: £25 administration fee applies.

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. Old Barn Touring Park 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.

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

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.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Extras
A charge of 20p applies for the use of shower.
Facilities/activities including pool are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

General
Generators are not permitted.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11pm and 7am.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.

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

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Additional terms

Force majeure – Old Barn Touring shall not be held liable for non–performance of any of its obligations under this agreement if such non–performance shall occur as a result of circumstances beyond their control which shall include (but not be limited to) industrial dispute, fire, flood, riots, adverse weather conditions, civil dispute, epidemics, health risks or such similar events.

Dogs accepted only on the condition that guests ensure that dogs are exercised off site. There are ample bridle paths leading from the park. Do not permit fouling around the park.

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