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The Lakes Rookley

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General

  • 23 acres of parkland a short drive from Shanklin, Ventnor and Sandown
  • Beaches, zoo and Carisbrooke Castle within 20 minutes' drive
  • Heated swimming pools, playground, bar and restaurant on site

Families, sorted. The Lakes Rookley is in the centre of the Isle of Wight, for easy access to top attractions pretty much everywhere you look.

Three of the island's best beaches – Shanklin, Ventnor and Sandown – are within a 20-minute drive, as are the swish surrounds of Carisbrooke Castle and the hootingly good fun of theme park Blackgang Chine (the fave Isle of Wight activity of tasteful Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint). Sister theme park Robin Hill Adventure Park and Gardens is also within a few miles as the crow flies, and the waterfalls of Shanklin Chine, and the farmers’ market of Newport… (how very fab are compact little isles like Wight)

All is caw-some on site at Rookley too: 23 acres of smart parkland crammed with activities; indoor and outdoor heated pools (free), and a kids’ playground. Island eats – and drinks – are sorted at the on-site bar, restaurant, with many more options available in the pubs, cafés and restaurants of Godshill ‘model’ village about a mile away.

Silver David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

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

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

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/05 et 31/10 (subject to weather conditions).

Entertainment and activities are available between 01/04 and 31/10.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Coronavirus update: certain facilities will remain closed due to government guidelines; they will only be opened when it is safe to do so, and social distancing measures will apply.


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9.5

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Fantastic site, great accomodation and friendly staff.08/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Lakehouse (no pets) 2 bedroom cottage / chalet / bungalow
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We stayed in one of the Lakehouses - absolutely fantastic. Private, well spaced from each other and inside was very spacious, clean and well equipped. The staff on site were really pleasant and helpful. Checkin (and out) was quick and easy. The Lakehouses have a great view of the lake and a nice decking area to the front to allow you to sit out and make the most of the peace and quiet. To site is surrounded by fields and the views are great too!

    The white-goods in the Lakehouse were a real bonus - a full size fridge and decent sized freezer, a Dishwasher and a Washer/Dryer.

    The ensuites were spacious and the showers really pleasant.

    Disliked: 

    Couple of minor niggles (I do stress minor as we would absolutely come back in a heartbeat!)

    There was only 1 wine glass available (plenty of standard tumblers, but just the 1 wine glass). We suspect there were a few more to start with but perhaps had broken and just not been replaced. There were also only 2 mugs - again, perhaps there were more originally but have broken?

    It was great to have a dishwasher, but they only provided 2 dishwasher tablets. For a 4 day trip this wasn't enough so it made the Dishwasher a bit redundant after the first 2 days. It's obviously a 'nice to have' but perhaps supplying a tablet for each day of the stay would be helpful for the future?

    The only other complaint we had was that there was no Wifi in the Lakehouse. There was some available at the main building, but it wasn't accessible from the accommodation. Again, it's a nice to have as we had our mobile data/4G to use, but it was a bit odd that in these nice, modern Lakehouses, something we tend to take for granted these days, wasn't available.

    None of the above would stop us going back - these are really just 'nice to haves'

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Anonymous user

Fantastic small resort. Well maintained and clean accommodation Really helpful …08/06/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Premium Lakeside (hot tub, no pets) 2 bedroom cottage / chalet / bungalow
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    Fantastic small resort. Well maintained and clean accommodation
    Really helpful and friendly staff
    Excellent COVID 19 infection control measures in place

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Myself and the kids would definitely recommend.02/22/2020

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

  • Premium (hot tub, no pets) 3 bedroom cottage / chalet / bungalow
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  • Liked: 

    The Lakeside chalet was clean and spacious. Entertainment in the evening was good for my 3 children and the staff were excellent and friendly.

    Disliked: 

    The hot tub was cold upon arrival and we had to wait the extra 24 hours for it to heat. The food was a good standard but there was not a lot to choose from.

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Amazing value as we stayed in February so got an …02/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGavin J.Confirmed

  • Superior 2 bedroom mobile home (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Amazing value as we stayed in February so got an off season deal. Stayed in Superior 2 bedroom caravan. Inside was pretty much brand new and everything worked as it should. It looked exactly like website photos. All the towels and bedding were clean. Couldn’t fault it at the price we paid. We asked for a view and they gave us a caravan at the viewpoint. Can’t comment on the rest of the facilities as we just used it as a base for day trips around the island. Perfect central location if you want to explore the island but you would need to drive or catch a bus to the beach.

    Disliked: 

    WiFi didn’t work in the caravan. Didn’t really try it outside of caravan. However it does say in the guide that it might not work so well in the caravan. It also may depend on where in the site you are. Wasn’t a big deal for us though.

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Friendly staff, perfect location, best caravans09/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Superior 2 bedroom mobile home (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The caravan was perfect well layed out and there was an inclosed patio area that gave our toddler to play safely out side.
    The location was perfect.

    Disliked: 

    Had to wait for towels in the end went down to get them my self.
    Had to pay for a high chair
    Club house food was poor for the price i would say they should drop the price like a cheap pub

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Perfect in every way07/22/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDawn M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Superior 2 bedroom mobile home (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Near to shops,place was excellent, food was incredible,staff were friendly loved every minute of our stay would definitely come back

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Great site, would recommend and go back.07/13/2019

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

  • Premium 3 bedroom mobile home (hot tub, no pets)
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  • Liked: 

    Perfect situation for the whole islands exploring, lovely caravan and the hot tub was amazing.

    Disliked: 

    No private facilities for changing in the pool area.

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Excellent site, clean and modern well equipped for family.06/18/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjacqui o.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Superior 3 bedroom mobile home (pet friendly)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly and put on a coach for festival which was excellent facility provided. Has upgrade from caravan to lodge

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Anonymous user

clean, relaxing place , children friendly, activities. extremely recommended04/20/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Superior 2 bedroom mobile home (pet friendly)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    clean, relaxing place , children friendly, activities. extremely recommended

    Disliked: 

    no transportation

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Anonymous user

Up and coming site, unfinished but almost there. Coop walking distance04/14/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Superior 2 bedroom mobile home (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Modern clean caravan, swimming pool

    Disliked: 

    Building works, not enough changing rooms

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Hot tub

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Main Road, Rookley, Isle Of Wight, England, PO38 3LU
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.6534°N 1.2767°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Southsea: Clarence Pier Coach Stop — 19.3 kilometres
Portsmouth: The Hard Interchange — 20.0 kilometres
Portsmouth: Southsea Coach Stop — 20.5 kilometres
Train stations
Shanklin Rail Station — 7.2 kilometres
Lake (Isle of Wight) Rail Station — 7.8 kilometres
Sandown Rail Station — 8.1 kilometres
Ferry ports
Fishbourne IOW Ferry Terminal — 9.9 kilometres
East Cowes Floating Bridge — 11.6 kilometres
West Cowes Floating Bridge — 11.7 kilometres
Airports
Southampton Airport — 33.5 kilometres
Bournemouth International Airport — 41.6 kilometres

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

Godshill village, a five-minute drive away, was the venue for the first Isle of Wight festival way back in 1968 and is now best known for its model village, a 1:10 scale of it and the old village of Shanklin. (Such is its detail that it has the model village modelled within the model, and one within that… no doubt you'll have great amusement introducing this concept to the kids.)

Both Blackgang and Robin Hill parks are Isle of Wight institutions and beautifully bonkers in their mix of activities: expect land, water and pirate barrel rides; mazes, giant snakes and ladders and themed playgrounds for toddlers and up. Both have a considerable countryside and wildlife bent too and include falconry displays, environmental exhibitions and woodland gardens with butterfly garden and Treehouse Woodland Centre at Robin Hill.

Westwards, another must-do is The Needles Park and beach chairlift at Alum Bay’s multi-coloured cliffs and the stunning walk along the beach to Alum Bay Chine. The Isle of Wight Coast Path loops through here – as it does all along the coastline – and is part of around 70 miles of coastline and around 500 miles of footpaths to pedal and walk.

Must see

  • Carisbrooke Castle (4.6 kilometres)
  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway (7.2 kilometres)
  • Blackgang Chine (7.6 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Brighstone Shop and Museum (8.5 kilometres)
  • Mottistone Manor Garden (10.1 kilometres)

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:  4 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

The Lakes Rookley cancellation policy

No refunds within 8 weeks of arrival date.

Modifications are subject to a £25,00 (R582,37) 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. The Lakes Rookley will debit the balance from your card 8 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 8 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

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does The Lakes Rookley have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is The Lakes Rookley dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Lakes Rookley? Godshill village, a five-minute drive away, was the venue for the first Isle of Wight festival way back in 1968 and is now best known for its model village, a 1:10 scale … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Lakes Rookley?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Lakes Rookley? From R637,61 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

General
Entertainment and activities are available between 01/04 and 31/10.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

Changes to your holiday
Modifications are subject to a £25,00 (R582,37) fee.

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

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Reception
Reception is unmanned after 7 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/05 et 31/10 (subject to weather conditions).

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

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

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