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Old Barn Touring Park

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General

  • Family-run park with spacious pitching areas
  • A couple of miles from Sandown Bay and Shanklin
  • Big family bathroom and tiled amenities block with spacious showers

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 lazy hours. 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. A communal patio has free wifi.

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 has ice pack freezing, and two supermarkets are just down the road.

The Old Barn team can arrange ferries for guests: let them know using the 'special requests' when you book.

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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8.8

Overall rating based on 27 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 

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Excellent, friendly well kept site with thoughtfully laid out pitches 20/08/2017

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    We booked very last minute, the day before in fact so were ready to accept what we found, however....... What a superb find. Lovely little campsite, well laid out with plenty of small pitch areas broken up with mature hedges. We were met with a very friendly welcome, shown to our pitch and provided with lots of nuggets of useful local advice.
    We were in the far camping field, good flat pitches, plenty of well kept space, very short walk to the toilet/shower block which was clean and all that was needed. Due to the fact we had some very lovely neighbours with whom our children very quickly made friends we didn't use the Old Barn, but I'm sure it adds to the experience.
    If you love simple quiet camping and don't expect a holiday park with bells and whistles this is a perfect spot.
    Shops and lots of others attractions are very close by.
    We felt so lucky to have found such a little gem for a fabulous weekend break - already thinking of when we can get back again!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing at all. It was perfect for us.

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Friendly and clean if noisey 18/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Neil B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Friendly clean environment, good space for each pitch divided by plenty of hedges, close to nice family friendly pub and large shops, close to several nice beaches (by car)

    Disliked: 

    A bit noisey from the nearby main road and airport

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Very clean and spacious perfect location 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom chris b. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    We loved how our pitch was a private area which was hedged off for our two frenchies to play in. Good location and very friendly owners. The barn was great for when it rained. We will definitely return here when we are next in the IOW.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to complain about

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Very well kept site lay out superb, toilet block kept ... 08/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom trevor_n117785 Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Very well kept site lay out superb, toilet block kept in very clean condition. Could do with a shop on site apart from that we had a lovely stay.

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Good location. Great facilities. Really helpful warden. Really enjoyed our ... 08/08/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Good location. Great facilities. Really helpful warden. Really enjoyed our stay and would definitely return.

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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
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  • 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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    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
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  • 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
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    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
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    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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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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