- Family-friendly glamping in the Isle of Wight's Arreton Valley
- A 10-minute drive from Sandown beach; Ventnor 15 minutes
- Well-equipped canvas safari tents on the outskirts of a small village
Sailing the ocean blue, hiking up Tennyson Down and building sandcastles on Sandown's golden beaches – there's nothing quite like a trip to the Isle of Wight to get you into a jolly holiday mood. Southland Experience Freedom Glamping, a well-maintained site on the outskirts of a quiet village, is just the kind of spot where you can easily get into the swing of things – it has top-notch canvas accommodation for hassle-free stays and is a mere 10-minute drive from the coast.
Located in Newchurch and under a mile from the village pub and post office, Southland Experience Freedom Glamping has high-quality facilities intended to make your stay here as comfortable as possible. Well-kept toilet and shower blocks (including disabled cubicles), family-friendly washrooms, a kids' playground and a dog-walking area mean that a wide range of groups will feel instantly comfortable here – and that's before you look inside your tent…
Inside, there's room for up to five overnight guests, with nifty features like proper beds, linen, a well-equipped kitchenette and a fridge to help you travel light. These smart pre-pitched safari tents also come with plenty of outdoor space and garden furniture, and all units have uninterrupted views over neighbouring fields and the wider Arreton Valley.
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 21 consecutive nights.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.
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- Choose the 'Multiple units per pitch' filter in the search results.
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|Max. persons||5 x|
(1 x double bed)
Bedroom (1 x triple sleeper bunk)
|No toilets in the unit: shared facilities available.|
|No showers in the unit: shared facilities available.|
|Please bring your own towels.|
|Duvets and pillows|
|Car parking by pitch/unit|
|Dining table and chairs|
|Gas and electricity included|
|Gas/electric fire in lounge|
|Kitchen corner or kitchenette|
|No dogs allowed|
|You will be able to choose extras on the booking page.|
|Towel hire (for 1-2 guests) (1 max)||£20/€23.15/A$38.26/US$25.40/CA$34.49/CHF22.18/SEK262.99/DKK172.59/NOK270.49/ISK3,484/ARS9,141.95/CLP22,072/PEN94.59/NZ$41.18/ZAR475.54/PLN100.57/R$124.61/CZK561.73/RSD2,714/HUF8,756.63/RUB2,250.58/CN¥180.36 per stay|
|Towel hire (for 3-4 guests) (1 max)||£30/€34.72/A$57.38/US$38.10/CA$51.73/CHF33.27/SEK394.49/DKK258.88/NOK405.73/ISK5,226/ARS13,712.93/CLP33,108/PEN141.88/NZ$61.77/ZAR713.31/PLN150.85/R$186.91/CZK842.60/RSD4,071/HUF13,134.95/RUB3,375.87/CN¥270.54 per stay|
|Towel hire (for 5 guests) (1 max)||£40/€46.29/A$76.51/US$50.80/CA$68.98/CHF44.35/SEK525.99/DKK345.18/NOK540.97/ISK6,968/ARS18,283.91/CLP44,144/PEN189.18/NZ$82.35/ZAR951.08/PLN201.13/R$249.21/CZK1,123.47/RSD5,428/HUF17,513.27/RUB4,501.16/CN¥360.72 per stay|
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Absolutely too notch
Place was nice and tidy but should allow if someone comes early
From the manager...
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Southlands. I am thrilled you enjoyed it and hope to welcome you back very soon!~Jamie
From the manager...
Thank you for the fabulous review, we greatly appreciate it! Hope to welcome you back soon!~Jamie
Safari tent well worth the money, we had a fab family trip.
From the manager...
Thank you for your fantastic review Daniel. We hope to welcome you back soon. ^Cat
From the manager...
Thank you for your review. ^Cat
The safari tent was perfect , it was better than …
From the manager...
Hi Duane, Thank you so much for your kind review. It was so great to read that you enjoyed your stay and the tents! We look forwards to welcoming you back. ~Dan
Facilities were clean and there was never a queue
From the manager...
Hi Jennifer, Thank you so much for your review, the photos look fantastic! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. ~Dan
Check-in: contactless (in person)
Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests
Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)
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
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
- Coach stations
— 10.0 miles
10.0 miles The Hard Interchange — 10.6 miles
10.6 miles City Centre South — 11.1 miles
- Train stations
Sandown Rail Station
— 2.2 miles
2.2 miles Lake (Isle of Wight) Rail Station — 2.2 miles
2.2 miles Shanklin Rail Station — 2.3 miles
- Ferry ports
Fishbourne IOW Ferry Terminal
— 5.0 miles
5.0 miles Ryde Hoverport — 5.6 miles
5.6 miles Ryde Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 6.0 miles
— 21.1 miles
21.1 miles Bournemouth International Airport — 28.4 miles
The long and sandy beaches around Sandown (10 minutes' drive) and the Isle of Wight's gorgeous east coast are very close indeed – head here for amusements on the pier, family-friendly bathing beaches, fossil hunting and sipping drinks in seafront cafés. Meanwhile, on the west coast, surfers have good prospects for catching the island’s bigger waves – and there are a couple of surf schools between Freshwater and Brook Bay (both 30 minutes) where newbies can master the basics.
For further contrast, try a trip to the ornate Victorian town of Ventnor (a quarter of an hour away to the south) where there are botanic gardens and elegant villas to admire. This part of the coast is also home to the ever-popular Blackgang Chine amusement park (20 minutes) and splendid St Catherine's Lighthouse (25 minutes).
The site is a short drive from inland attractions too, including the Garlic Farm (five minutes), where you can take farm tours, taste the wares or pick up a range of tasty sauces that are sure to add a kick to your cooking. Also away from the coast is the peaceful Yar River Trail, a clearly signposted walking and cycling route that passes about a mile and a half north of the site entrance.
- Dinosaur Isle (3.0 miles)
- Isle of Wight Steam Railway (3.2 miles)
- Carisbrooke Castle (4.8 miles)
- Bembridge Windmill (5.4 miles)
- Brighstone Shop and Museum (8.1 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||7 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
Southland Experience Freedom Glamping cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Modifications are subject to a £30.00 fee.
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. Southland Experience Freedom Glamping will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.
Payment methods accepted on the parkMasterCard
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Southland Experience Freedom Glamping have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Southland Experience Freedom Glamping dog friendly? No View all features
- What attractions are near Southland Experience Freedom Glamping? The long and sandy beaches around Sandown (10 minutes' drive) and the Isle of Wight's gorgeous east coast are very close indeed – head here for amusements on the pier, family-friendly bathing … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Southland Experience Freedom Glamping?
On-site accommodation Arrive: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Depart by: 10 a.m.