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Safari Tent 2

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Per week

from 835.00 to 1434.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Chloe Baker

Member since May 2012
  • Bookings Accepted:66.67%
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  • Availability Updated:1 day 10 hours

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BFB's Overview

Fun for little ones, yummy food and a choice of fabulous accommodation makes Tapnell Farm on the Isle of Wight an all-round winner. At the same time, the family who own Tapnell Farm have created a sustainable success story on lots of levels which all add up to a great destination for families.

Back in 1970, Tapnell Farm would have been rocking to legends like Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones, overlooking the site of the iconic Isle of Wight Festival, but now there are only the sounds of the countryside and the squeals of happy kids. Maybe they’ve discovered the giant jumping pillow to bounce, slither and slide around, or perhaps the new farm park featuring, a giant chalkboard, climbing wall, soft play and farm animals. Children can collect eggs from the obliging hens and help the owners feed the lambs or have a go at archery, climbing, bushcraft, mountain boarding and zorbing thanks to the local Adventure Activities company who are based are Tapnell Farm. (Farm park and Activities are at an extra cost.)

There is a great choice of places to stay here too! How about glamping in a super swish safari tent or chilling in the Scandinavian luxury of an eco-log cabin? There are also two family holiday cottages at Tapnell Farm and a Manor House for up to 20 family and friends, which is perfect for a celebration occasion - especially with kid’s party packages available, which include catering from the onsite restaurant, The Cow Co. Worth noting that the whole farm can be hired for special occasions!

All the accommodation at Tapnell Farm offers every home from home comfort to flop and relax, with amazing views over the fields and towards the sea. Each one has been designed, finished and furnished to the highest spec and each has its own plus points to suit different families. The magnificent manor includes a games room and 10 bedrooms which are mostly ensuite, including a dedicated nursery, while Stockbridge cottage has a large garden with a climbing frame and The Dairymans has a hot tub for luxuriating under the stars. The log cabins are large and luxurious, and the safari tents really put the glam in glamping, with separate bedrooms, showeroom and a living area with a woodburner.

When parents don’t feel like cooking, The Cow Co. provides a funky setting to tuck into homemade dishes, with beef and dairy the stars of the show, from juicy burgers and sumptuous steaks to lush ice creams and speciality cheeses. It’s ideal for a light bite and speciality coffee at lunchtime but also open on Friday and Saturday evenings for dinner, and licensed to sell real ales and wines to help parents wind down. Within The Cow Co there is also a shop which sells all sorts of foodie goodies and unique gifts.

Accommodation Overview

Tapnell Farm offers a wide range of accommodation, comprising The Manor House for 20 people, two 4-bedroom holiday cottages for 8 people, luxury safari tents for up to 8 people and 3-bedroom log cabins for up to 10 people. Travel cots and highchairs are available for all the accommodation and the Manor has a dedicated nursery with a wooden cot.

The Safari Tents at Tapnell Farm (sleep up to 8 plus a baby) provide the ultimate glamping experience that could convert the most anti-camping parents and which kids will never want to leave. The tents have electricity, plug sockets and Wi Fi and are Tardis-like in terms of space, completely self contained and exceptionally well kitted out for comfort and self catering. The living area includes a sofa bed, bean bag, dining table and log burning range for cooking and getting cosy, while a kitchen area boasts everything including fridge and the kitchen sink. The tents have 3 bedrooms with comfy beds for a good night’s sleep, complete with electric blankets and comprising of one double, one double cabin bed and one with single bunks. There’s no trekking off to a loo block either because the tents have their own wc and shower room. The front of the tent opens onto a private deck with a barbecue to kick back and enjoy the views, the sunsets and the starry nights, a private fire pit and if you fancy eating under the stars there is a communal pizza oven and two of the tents even have log burning hot tubs.

Location Information

Tapnell Farm has a panoramic, rural setting on the Isle of Wight, surrounded by the pastures and meadows of a working farm and just 10 minutes drive from the coast. The nearest ferries from Lymington on the mainland also dock less than 10 minutes away, at the sailing hub of Yarmouth where there is also a good variety of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. Besides the 360° views by day, the farm boasts ‘the best sunsets in the South’ and velvet black skies for gazing at the stars.

There are plenty of fun things for the children to do at Tapnell Farm, from the bouncy pillow, play barn, egg collecting and feeding the animals to a whole lot more through Adventure Activities Isle of Wight, based onsite. Beyond the farm, the chalk grasslands of Tapnell Down is a protected landscape, rich in wildlife and flora, then in no time at all, families can be unpacking a picnic on blue flag beaches, peering into rock pools and walking stunning coastal paths through the Tennyson Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or the Hamstead Heritage Coast. On the expanse of Compton Beach, dinosaur footprints can be seen in the rocks at low tide while there is safe swimming on sandy Colwell Bay and Totland Bay (10 mins) which has a great seafront cafe.

With the Isle of Wight being just 25 miles across by 13 miles wide, all the fun and fascinating places to visit are within very easy reach. The wacky wonderland of Blackgang Chine is a definite must for children, with its animatronic dinosaurs, nursery rhyme land and cowboy town among its highlights, plus a visit here gives free entry to its sister Adventure Park, Robyn Hill. Little monkeys won’t want to miss a visit to Monkey Haven and children can get up close with a host of other animals at Seaview Wildlife Encounters, including penguins, meerkats, alpacas and wallabies.

The Isle of Wight is famous as the favourite retreat of Queen Victoria and there is a full day of things to do at her palatial holiday home, Osborne House, from seeing the state rooms and private apartment to peeking into the Swiss play cottage, having an ice cream on her private beach and exploring the playgrounds and trails in the landscaped grounds. Another of the island’s claims to fame is its iconic music festival and Tapnell Farm overlooks the original site from 1970. The festival was revived in 2002 and still attracts the big name bands, but it now takes place just outside Newport, not on Tapnell Farm’s doorstep!

The owners of Tapnell Farm have a long list of pubs, cafes and restaurants that are highly recommended for great food, beautiful views and stunning sunsets. To name just a few, the Dandelion Cafe has one of the best views on the island, overlooking Freshwater Bay, The Waterfront at Totland Bay is perfect for a sundowner and The Hut at Colwell Bay is a fab beach restaurant.

Nearest medical services: GP/A&E at St Mary’s Hospital, Newport (10 miles).

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 20%

Balance: 30 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 20%

Balance: 30 days prior to arrival

Late Availability Discount

Bookings made within 14 days of travelling discounted by 20%

Multiple Weeks Discount

10% discount will be applied to full weeks after the first week

Rates

30 Mar - 21 Apr 2019 : £1109 /week22 Apr - 23 May 2019 : £939 /week24 May - 2 Jun 2019 : £1109 /week3 Jun - 18 Jul 2019 : £1109 /week19 Jul - 29 Aug 2019 : £1406 /week30 Aug - 27 Sep 2019 : £939 /week28 Sep - 18 Oct 2019 : £835 /week19 Oct - 31 Oct 2019 : £1109 /week30 Mar - 15 Apr 2020 : £1131 /week16 Apr - 21 May 2020 : £958 /week22 May - 3 Jun 2020 : £1131 /week4 Jun - 19 Jul 2020 : £1131 /week20 Jul - 30 Aug 2020 : £1434 /week31 Aug - 27 Sep 2020 : £958 /week28 Sep - 18 Oct 2020 : £852 /week19 Oct - 31 Oct 2020 : £1131 /week30 Mar - 21 Apr 2019 : €1253.824 /week22 Apr - 23 May 2019 : €1061.624 /week24 May - 2 Jun 2019 : €1253.824 /week3 Jun - 18 Jul 2019 : €1253.824 /week19 Jul - 29 Aug 2019 : €1589.609 /week30 Aug - 27 Sep 2019 : €1061.624 /week28 Sep - 18 Oct 2019 : €944.0426 /week19 Oct - 31 Oct 2019 : €1253.824 /week30 Mar - 15 Apr 2020 : €1278.697 /week16 Apr - 21 May 2020 : €1083.105 /week22 May - 3 Jun 2020 : €1278.697 /week4 Jun - 19 Jul 2020 : €1278.697 /week20 Jul - 30 Aug 2020 : €1621.266 /week31 Aug - 27 Sep 2020 : €1083.105 /week28 Sep - 18 Oct 2020 : €963.2626 /week19 Oct - 31 Oct 2020 : €1278.697 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 20%

Balance: 30 days prior to arrival

Late Availability Discount

Bookings made within 14 days of travelling discounted by 20%

Multiple Weeks Discount

10% discount will be applied to full weeks after the first week

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

in two double beds, two singles bunks and one double sofa bed (please tick sofa bed below) Please note there is a £35 surcharge for the sofa bed

Airport under 2 hours drive

Southampton and Bournemouth are the closest.

Ferry Port

Lymington to Yarmouth, Portsmouth to Fishbourne. Both of these Wightlink- cheaper flat rate offered using our account. Southampton to East Cowes- Red funnel. Currently no discount for Red Funnel, but in the process of applying for one.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Freshwater Bay- pebble/ shingle, 5 minute drive. Compton- black sand, 10 minute drive. Totland & Colwell, Sandy & pebble, 10 minute drive away.

Amenities within Walking Distance

Restaurant & gift shop on site. Nearest Village Freshwater, Yarmouth, Colwell and Totland- all less than a 10 minute drive away. Local pubs less than a 10 minutes drive away. Coop & Sainsburys less than 10 minutes drive away.

Indoor Play Area

A fantastic Farm Park with soft play area, climbing wall, go-karts, chalk board, ride on tractor and cafe. Outside there is a huge jumping pillow and farm animals. There is a small charge for entry into the farm park. Adults are £7.95 or £5.00 off peak Children between 2 and 16 are £9.95 or £7.00 off peak. Under 2's are free. Guests staying at the farm have a 10% discount on these prices and the one off fee allows you entry for the duration of your stay.

Babysitting

Professional babysitting can be arranged.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Travel cots are available in all accommodation on request. Guests are asked to provide cot bedding. Wooden highchairs are also available on request. Baby monitors are available for the tents and cabins in the communal honesty shed. All properties have stairgates available when needed.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

Selection of games in the honesty shed.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Guests can arrange pre arrival shopping and there are also meal packages available with include bbq pack, self catering pack, cheeseboard pack etc that guests can pre order for when they arrive. The owners can also provide a list of caterers that come highly recommend and are regularly used in the manor. Takeaways are also available from the restaurant.

Outdoor Toys

Selection of games in the honesty shed.

Onsite Restaurant

Restaurant on site- open for breakfast and lunch every day, then dinner on Friday and Saturday evening. Guests have a 10% discount

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates are not required.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Private terrace with BBQ.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wi- fi is provided.

Eco-Aware

The farm is very big on the environment and being green! We have recycling in place. Log burning hot tubs, log fired ovens, edible hedgerows, biomass gas supply, solar panels, eco cleaning products, energy saving light bulbs, fresh ex battery hen eggs.

Friendly Animals

Resident sheep, cows, and chickens laying daily eggs.

Golf

There are two golf courses within a short drive.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple Travel cots can be requested.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

Wood burning stove in the lounge area.


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