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- Glamping at its best! Rolling countryside, sea views and endless charm
Tom's Eco Lodge is five luxurious safari tents, 2 cabins & 2 eco pods, each nestled away in the glorious surroundings of Tapnell Farm on the Isle of Wight.
The perfect location for an adventurous or relaxing family holiday, group get together, party or romantic hideaway. The Island is easily accessible from the mainland and boasts the most sunshine in the UK!
This historic site has panoramic sea views north and west. The farm was also the setting for the legendary and original Isle of Wight Festival 1970, think Jimi, The Doors, Joni, The Who...
Set in an incredible location nestled into the woodland at Tapnell Farm, Tom’s Eco Lodge enjoys sea views both north and west, surrounding the glorious rolling landscape of the Island.
Each tent is perfect for a family or group of up to six. Or the whole site caters up to 30. Rustic dining table and chairs form the central piece for each lovingly made meal. Comfy sofas and games compendium make the perfect space to relax or play a board/card game together.
Rooms, food and facilities:
Each Safari tent has two double beds, one bunk (two singles) and a sofa bed.
The tent has electricity (from our 50kWh panels), flushing toilet, hot shower and running water, sink unit, wood burning stove & oven, sofa, dining table and chairs, a few games, kettle. Each tent Is heated by its own wood burning stove, and wood is provided F.O.C.
The tents are full of character and style making them a home away from home.
Each cabin is perfect for up to 8 people- great for one large family or a couple, as well as a group of friends. There is also a sofa bed if space for 10 is needed. Beds include: 1 double, 1 twin, and a bunk room with 2 bunk beds.
These cabins have everything you would need for a summer bbq or cosy winter evening. A fully equipped kitchen, dining table inside and out, sun loungers, bbq, sofas, bookcases, wifi, bathroom and shower!
The cabins are fully insulated and also have heating to keep it nice and warm on a colder night. Open all year round.
Each pod can sleep up to 4 people with a double bed and double sofa bed. These snug wigwams have a kitchenette with microwave and hob, inside and outside dining and private shower room with toilet.
You can also treat yourself to your own log burning hot tub for the duration of your stay. Whether it is for a special occasion or just to add a little more luxury to your stay.
So if you want to watch the sunset over the horizon, roam free in the paddock, gaze the millions of stars, put your feet up by the wood burner, bathe at the beach, walk the Island, surf the waves or just eat delicious pizza made in the wood burning oven, this place is for you. There is also the added feel good factor that you get all this and it doesn’t cost the earth.
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However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
To book multiple pitches or accommodation, use the 'Special requests' box on the booking page to ask to be sited together. Complete the booking form for the first booking (you can add a password and save your card so that we remember your details). Then click "Make another booking like this" at the top of the confirmation page to make the next booking.
Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Surf school nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
- Coach stations
Milford on Sea Coach Stop — 6.2 miles
6.2 miles Lymington (Hants): Stanford Hill Coach Stop — 6.4 miles
6.4 miles Everton (Hants): Bus Shelter — 6.8 miles
- Train stations
Lymington Pier Rail Station — 6.1 miles
6.1 miles Lymington Town Rail Station — 6.4 miles
6.4 miles Sway Rail Station — 9.5 miles
- Ferry ports
Yarmouth IOW Ferry Terminal — 2.3 miles
2.3 miles Lymington Pier Ferry Terminal — 6.0 miles
6.0 miles West Cowes Floating Bridge — 9.6 miles
Bournemouth International Airport — 17.2 miles
17.2 miles Southampton Airport — 19.4 miles
Easily accessible from all Island ferry ports with connections to the mainland.
Closest route is Lymington to Yarmouth using Wightlink. Other routes are from Portsmouth or Southampton.
There is no public transport from the Ferry ports to our Glamping site, however there are to the local town of Freshwater. There are plenty of Taxi's available on the Isle of Wight, however should you wish to bring your car then we have lots of parking space available.
Tapnell and East Afton Farm is a family run business. The family have been in agriculture for over 100 years, owing to a continuous passion to farm sustainably and responsibly. The farm spans across 400 acres of grassland and wheat.
The south side of the farm was the location for the 'Isle of Wight Pop Festival' 1970. The largest music festival with over 600,000 fans of Joni Mitchell, The Who, The Doors and Jimi Hendrix, to name but a few.
The farm is a great family day out with a play barn free for guests, restaurant, farm gift shop and gallery. A fantastic starting place to explore and learn, so don't forget your wellies!
The Isle of Wight:
The Isle of Wight is growing increasingly more popular as ‘the place to visit’ for holidays close to home, and boasting to be the island with the most sunshine in the UK you can understand why.
The Island plays host to festivals of music, film, sports, food and drink, including The Isle of Wight Festival (award winning), the world famous sailing regatta ‘Cowes Week’, The Bestival (award winning), The Rhythm Tree Festival, The Minghella Film Festival, The Jazz festival, The Island Games and The Garlic Festival.
The great thing about being a small Island is that you are never far from the beautiful unspoilt coastline, with its miles of great beaches to discover. Whether you are looking to play, relax, sail, surf, kite or swim there are beaches for you. Our local favorites are Compton and Freshwater Bay.
For food and drink lovers, great pubs, cafes, farm shops, vineyards and tasty restaurants welcome you all over the Island. The island also has a number of fabulous independent boutiques for those of you who love to shop – especially in Yarmouth, Cowes and Ryde
- Fort Victoria Country Park (2.9 miles)
- Isle of Wight Pearl (3.6 miles)
- Needles Park - Heritage Attractions Ltd (4.2 miles)
- Mottistone Manor Garden (3.0 miles)
- Newtown Old Town Hall (3.9 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.