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Southland Experience Freedom Glamping: Countryside location

General

  • 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 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 welcome 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. All units have uninterrupted views over neighbouring fields and the wider Arreton Valley.

Please note

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

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.

Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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Reviews

9.7

Overall rating based on 15 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

87% would stay here again.

 

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Ablution facilities and furniture04/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 2 bedroom safari tent
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    Ablution facilities and furniture

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The safari tent was perfect , it was better than …30/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDuane V.Confirmed

  • 2 bedroom safari tent
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    The safari tent was perfect , it was better than expected!

    We stayed for 2 nights and wish it was longer

    Location on site was good as 1minute walk from showers and with ample parking ,it had plenty of space between tents , outside table and parasol, bbq stand and they supply an instant one to use , I took my own Weber one as not aware of it .

    The tent is a perfect size , spotlessly clean , comfortable bed , kitchen had everything you would need ,heater if chilly.

    Porch had comfortable sofa , chair and table with fairy lights for ambience when dark.

    The showers/toilets are the cleanest I've every come across on a campsite and shower was amazing .

    Other visitors were friendly , it is a very quiet site with all caravans/ motorhomes that i saw , I believe they have 5 or 6 tent pitches somewhere though .

    A local pub is 15 mins walk away.

    I would 100% stay again

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    Absolutely Nothing

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Facilities were clean and there was never a queue20/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJennifer P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 2 bedroom safari tent
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    Well thought out and comfortable

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All the fun of camping with none of the hassle! Definitely recommend!31/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLucy L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 2 bedroom safari tent
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    The tent was immaculate and really well equipped. The shared facilities were also really clean and the playground was great. The staff on site were friendly and helpful. Excellent location for sight seeing. Would happily have stayed a few more days.

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    Only small gripe would be the 2 mattresses on the double bed.

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Recommend this site..Friendly Staff, just a lovely place30/10/2021

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

  • 2 bedroom safari tent
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    Well, what a great experience, the Safari Tent was wonderful, the site was clean and spacious, wholeheartedly recommend this Site..We liked it so much we have booked for a week next year

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    Nothing

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The safari tent was laid out beautifully, the beds were …20/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnna S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 2 bedroom safari tent
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    The safari tent was laid out beautifully, the beds were comfy, the kitchenette had everything you needed. The fairy lights on the porch were a nice touch.

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Great site, friendly staff, nice quite getaway15/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • 2 bedroom safari tent
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    Fantastic place, nice and quiet.
    Glamping tent was well equipped and bathroom facilities were always clean.
    Would highly recommend for anyone wanting a break.

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Fantastic!19/09/2021

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

  • 2 bedroom safari tent
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    We stayed in a safari tent while we attended the Isle of Wight festival 2021. Worth every penny to come back to a cosy, comfortable bed at the end of the night! Piping hot showers, wifi and your own cooking facilities made all the difference. Exceptionally clean and well kept site. Helpful and friendly staff. Safari tent was a fantastic choice, super comfy and a fun experience. Will absolutely be staying again and bringing family and friends with us. Exceptional value for such a high standard of accommodation

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Thank you for your review, and we hope you had a great time at the Isle of Wight Festival. We are so pleased to hear how much you liked the safari tent and the facilities at the campsite.

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Lovely Site, accommodation and facilities were immaculate19/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHeidi L.Confirmed

  • 2 bedroom safari tent
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    The campsite was lovely, toilet and showers were immaculately clean and very well maintained.
    The safari tent was amazing, so spacious for a family of 5 and so clean and well equipped, we will 100% be booking again!

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    Honestly nothing!

From the manager...

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It makes us really happy to hear, and especially that you will definitely be booking again. We really look forward to welcoming you back again.

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The whole experience18/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSally O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 2 bedroom safari tent
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    The whole experience

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From the manager...

Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your safari tent with us on the Isle of Wight.

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Features

Coronavirus

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

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

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

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Pre-erected tents

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Golf nearby

Location

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  • Winford Road, Newchurch, Sandown, Isle Of Wight, England, PO36 0LZ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.6594°N 1.2128°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Clarence Pier — 10.0 miles
The Hard Interchange — 10.6 miles
City Centre South — 11.1 miles
Train stations
Sandown Rail Station — 2.2 miles
Lake (Isle of Wight) Rail Station — 2.2 miles
Shanklin Rail Station — 2.3 miles
Ferry ports
Fishbourne IOW Ferry Terminal — 5.0 miles
Ryde Hoverport — 5.6 miles
Ryde Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 6.0 miles
Airports
Southampton Airport — 21.1 miles
Bournemouth International Airport — 28.4 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

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 guests can join about a mile and a half north of the site entrance.

Must see

  • Dinosaur Isle (3.0 miles)
  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway (3.2 miles)
  • Carisbrooke Castle (4.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Bembridge Windmill (5.4 miles)
  • Brighstone Shop and Museum (8.1 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:  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.

Modifications are subject to a £30.00 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. 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.

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 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.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Southland Experience Freedom Glamping? From £49 (for 1 night, 5 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
The site will send you further check-in information 7 day(s) before your arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Modifications are subject to a £30.00 fee.

Coronavirus
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

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

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

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..

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