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Tapnell Manor - The Perfect Family Escape

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Per week

from 2819.00 to 5356.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Chloe Baker

Member since Oct 2013
  • Bookings Accepted:75%
  • Avg. Response Time:
  • Availability Updated:2 days 19 hours

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 indoor play barn, featuring zip wires, straw bale tunnels, a giant chalkboard, climbing wall, soft play and Imagination Playground. 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. (Activities are at an extra cost.)

The brill, bouncing pillow and playbarn are free to guests staying at Tapnell Farm and what a 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 Manor, at the heart of Tapnell Farm, provides fabulous accommodation for groups of up to 20 family and friends (plus babies in cots) and has recently undergone a major refurbishment to refresh the grandeur of this magnificent, period farmhouse. On the ground floor and a lower level, there are loads of rooms for children and adults to spread out, play or relax.

On the ground floor, the beamed reception room has comfy seating and an open fire, then the huge main living room has sofas, a TV, with Sky and a DVD player and a roaring open fire. The beamed dining room is a beautiful setting for a celebration meal, with warm red walls and an elegant table that easily seats 16, plus wooden high chairs are available on request. On the lower level, families will find more informal living and dining areas, as well as the modern farmhouse kitchen/diner, complete with a 4-oven Aga, 4-oven hobs, fridge freezer and all the essentials, including plastic crockery and sippy cups. A children’s playroom has a sofa bed and TV while a games room is kitted out with table tennis, darts bard, board games and a baby walker and this room opens onto a paved patio overlooking the garden. Parents can relax and enjoy the views in a large sunny conservatory with another dining area, and the lower level also has a wet room and utility room.

Most of the bedrooms at Tapnell Farm are very spacious and 6 of these are on the first floor, as well as 3 newly updated bathrooms and 1 shower room : the Blue Room is ensuite and has a super king-size bed, and a single bed, Sky TV and space for additional beds or cots; Grandma's Room has a double bed with a TV; Afton View has twin beds and a bathroom opposite; the Garden Room has a king-size bed and Sky TV; Magnolia is a triple room; the Nursery has a put up bed, bed, a wooden cot and space for a travel cot. Two stairways lead to the four attic bedrooms, snuggled under the eaves: Tennyson's Room has a double sleigh bed and spectacular views over Tennyson's down; The Butterfly Room is ensuite and has a double bed and a sofa bed; Solent View and The Nest are both ensuite double bedrooms and share a lounge area with a TV. For children and adults to spill outside, Tapnell Manor has its own English country garden to explore and a BBQ is available, but parents with free ranging toddlers should be aware of several water features. Guests can also take full advantage of a wood fired hot tub.

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

4 Jun - 4 Jul 2019 : £4166 /week5 Jul - 18 Jul 2019 : £4800 /week19 Jul - 30 Aug 2019 : £5200 /week31 Aug - 28 Sep 2019 : £4166 /week29 Sep - 19 Oct 2019 : £3742 /week20 Oct - 31 Oct 2019 : £4630 /week1 Nov - 19 Dec 2019 : £3742 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2019 : £5100 /week1 Jan - 14 Feb 2020 : £2846 /week15 Feb - 24 Feb 2020 : £3854 /week25 Feb - 28 Feb 2020 : £2846 /week1 Mar - 29 Mar 2020 : £3854 /week30 Mar - 21 Apr 2020 : £4291 /week22 Apr - 1 May 2020 : £3854 /week2 May - 24 May 2020 : £3854 /week25 May - 3 Jun 2020 : £4930 /week4 Jun - 4 Jul 2020 : £4291 /week5 Jul - 18 Jul 2020 : £4944 /week19 Jul - 30 Aug 2020 : £5356 /week31 Aug - 28 Sep 2020 : £4291 /week29 Sep - 19 Oct 2020 : £3854 /week20 Oct - 31 Oct 2020 : £4769 /week1 Nov - 19 Dec 2020 : £3854 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2020 : £5253 /week1 Jan - 14 Feb 2021 : £2819 /week15 Feb - 24 Feb 2021 : £3817 /week25 Feb - 28 Feb 2021 : £2819 /week1 Mar - 29 Mar 2021 : £3817 /week30 Mar - 21 Apr 2021 : £4250 /week22 Apr - 1 May 2021 : £3817 /week2 May - 24 May 2021 : £3817 /week25 May - 3 Jun 2021 : £4882 /week4 Jun - 4 Jul 2021 : £4250 /week5 Jul - 18 Jul 2021 : £4896 /week19 Jul - 30 Aug 2021 : £5305 /week31 Aug - 28 Sep 2021 : £4250 /week29 Sep - 19 Oct 2021 : £3817 /week20 Oct - 31 Oct 2021 : £4723 /week1 Nov - 19 Dec 2021 : £3817 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2021 : £5203 /week4 Jun - 4 Jul 2019 : €4656.588 /week5 Jul - 18 Jul 2019 : €5365.248 /week19 Jul - 30 Aug 2019 : €5812.352 /week31 Aug - 28 Sep 2019 : €4656.588 /week29 Sep - 19 Oct 2019 : €4182.658 /week20 Oct - 31 Oct 2019 : €5175.229 /week1 Nov - 19 Dec 2019 : €4182.658 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2019 : €5700.576 /week1 Jan - 14 Feb 2020 : €3181.145 /week15 Feb - 24 Feb 2020 : €4307.847 /week25 Feb - 28 Feb 2020 : €3181.145 /week1 Mar - 29 Mar 2020 : €4307.847 /week30 Mar - 21 Apr 2020 : €4796.308 /week22 Apr - 1 May 2020 : €4307.847 /week2 May - 24 May 2020 : €4307.847 /week25 May - 3 Jun 2020 : €5510.557 /week4 Jun - 4 Jul 2020 : €4796.308 /week5 Jul - 18 Jul 2020 : €5526.205 /week19 Jul - 30 Aug 2020 : €5986.722 /week31 Aug - 28 Sep 2020 : €4796.308 /week29 Sep - 19 Oct 2020 : €4307.847 /week20 Oct - 31 Oct 2020 : €5330.597 /week1 Nov - 19 Dec 2020 : €4307.847 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2020 : €5871.593 /week1 Jan - 14 Feb 2021 : €3150.965 /week15 Feb - 24 Feb 2021 : €4266.49 /week25 Feb - 28 Feb 2021 : €3150.965 /week1 Mar - 29 Mar 2021 : €4266.49 /week30 Mar - 21 Apr 2021 : €4750.48 /week22 Apr - 1 May 2021 : €4266.49 /week2 May - 24 May 2021 : €4266.49 /week25 May - 3 Jun 2021 : €5456.904 /week4 Jun - 4 Jul 2021 : €4750.48 /week5 Jul - 18 Jul 2021 : €5472.553 /week19 Jul - 30 Aug 2021 : €5929.716 /week31 Aug - 28 Sep 2021 : €4750.48 /week29 Sep - 19 Oct 2021 : €4266.49 /week20 Oct - 31 Oct 2021 : €5279.18 /week1 Nov - 19 Dec 2021 : €4266.49 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2021 : €5815.705 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 20%

Balance: 30 days prior to arrival

Discount Notes

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

26 max, 6 doubles, 1 family room, 1 twin , 1 triple, 1 bunk room + 2 double sofa bed.

Airport under 2 hours drive

Southampton or Bournemouth. London is only a 2.5 hour trip.

Ferry Port

Lymington to Yarmouth, Portsmouth to Fishbourne. Both of these Wightlink- cheaper flat rate with the owners discount. Southampton to East Cowes- Red funnel. Currently no discount for Red Funnel, but in the process of obtaining a special discount.

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. Supermarkets are 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)

Manor has a permanent nursery with wooden cot as well as travel cot. Guests are asked to provide cot bedding. Bed guards, and Wooden highchairs are also available. Baby monitors are in the manor and cottages. There is also one available for the tents and cabins in the communal honesty shed. All properties have stairgates available when needed. The manor has plastic cutlery and sippy cups.

Indoor Toys

Each accommodation has a selection of board games and toys and the bathrooms with bath has squirty toys.

Games Room

The manor has a games room with table tennis table, darts boards, board games and toys as well as baby walker.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Guests can arrange pre arrival shopping deliveries. There are also meal packages- bbq pack, self catering pack, cheeseboard pack etc than guests can pre order for your arrival. The owners can also provide a list of caterers that they recommend and are regularly used in the manor. Takeaways are also available from the restaurant.

Outdoor Toys

The honesty shed has a selection of outside games guests can borrow.

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 available.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Manor has private extensive gardens and private BBQ.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wi-Fi is provided.

Pet Friendly

Pets are welcome in the accommodation. The owners ask that they stay downstairs and off furniture and that guests clean up after them. They are not allowed in the restaurant or play barn, but are in all outside areas.

Friendly Animals

Friendly sheep guests can feed, cows and chickens providing daily eggs.

Golf

A 2 mile drive away are 2 courses- 18 hole professional course or 9 hole general course.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple travel cots can be provided.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

The Manor has two working open fires and one log burner.

Hot Tub

The manor has a private hot tub.


Rates

4 Jun - 4 Jul 2019 : £4166 /week5 Jul - 18 Jul 2019 : £4800 /week19 Jul - 30 Aug 2019 : £5200 /week31 Aug - 28 Sep 2019 : £4166 /week29 Sep - 19 Oct 2019 : £3742 /week20 Oct - 31 Oct 2019 : £4630 /week1 Nov - 19 Dec 2019 : £3742 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2019 : £5100 /week1 Jan - 14 Feb 2020 : £2846 /week15 Feb - 24 Feb 2020 : £3854 /week25 Feb - 28 Feb 2020 : £2846 /week1 Mar - 29 Mar 2020 : £3854 /week30 Mar - 21 Apr 2020 : £4291 /week22 Apr - 1 May 2020 : £3854 /week2 May - 24 May 2020 : £3854 /week25 May - 3 Jun 2020 : £4930 /week4 Jun - 4 Jul 2020 : £4291 /week5 Jul - 18 Jul 2020 : £4944 /week19 Jul - 30 Aug 2020 : £5356 /week31 Aug - 28 Sep 2020 : £4291 /week29 Sep - 19 Oct 2020 : £3854 /week20 Oct - 31 Oct 2020 : £4769 /week1 Nov - 19 Dec 2020 : £3854 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2020 : £5253 /week1 Jan - 14 Feb 2021 : £2819 /week15 Feb - 24 Feb 2021 : £3817 /week25 Feb - 28 Feb 2021 : £2819 /week1 Mar - 29 Mar 2021 : £3817 /week30 Mar - 21 Apr 2021 : £4250 /week22 Apr - 1 May 2021 : £3817 /week2 May - 24 May 2021 : £3817 /week25 May - 3 Jun 2021 : £4882 /week4 Jun - 4 Jul 2021 : £4250 /week5 Jul - 18 Jul 2021 : £4896 /week19 Jul - 30 Aug 2021 : £5305 /week31 Aug - 28 Sep 2021 : £4250 /week29 Sep - 19 Oct 2021 : £3817 /week20 Oct - 31 Oct 2021 : £4723 /week1 Nov - 19 Dec 2021 : £3817 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2021 : £5203 /week4 Jun - 4 Jul 2019 : €4656.588 /week5 Jul - 18 Jul 2019 : €5365.248 /week19 Jul - 30 Aug 2019 : €5812.352 /week31 Aug - 28 Sep 2019 : €4656.588 /week29 Sep - 19 Oct 2019 : €4182.658 /week20 Oct - 31 Oct 2019 : €5175.229 /week1 Nov - 19 Dec 2019 : €4182.658 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2019 : €5700.576 /week1 Jan - 14 Feb 2020 : €3181.145 /week15 Feb - 24 Feb 2020 : €4307.847 /week25 Feb - 28 Feb 2020 : €3181.145 /week1 Mar - 29 Mar 2020 : €4307.847 /week30 Mar - 21 Apr 2020 : €4796.308 /week22 Apr - 1 May 2020 : €4307.847 /week2 May - 24 May 2020 : €4307.847 /week25 May - 3 Jun 2020 : €5510.557 /week4 Jun - 4 Jul 2020 : €4796.308 /week5 Jul - 18 Jul 2020 : €5526.205 /week19 Jul - 30 Aug 2020 : €5986.722 /week31 Aug - 28 Sep 2020 : €4796.308 /week29 Sep - 19 Oct 2020 : €4307.847 /week20 Oct - 31 Oct 2020 : €5330.597 /week1 Nov - 19 Dec 2020 : €4307.847 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2020 : €5871.593 /week1 Jan - 14 Feb 2021 : €3150.965 /week15 Feb - 24 Feb 2021 : €4266.49 /week25 Feb - 28 Feb 2021 : €3150.965 /week1 Mar - 29 Mar 2021 : €4266.49 /week30 Mar - 21 Apr 2021 : €4750.48 /week22 Apr - 1 May 2021 : €4266.49 /week2 May - 24 May 2021 : €4266.49 /week25 May - 3 Jun 2021 : €5456.904 /week4 Jun - 4 Jul 2021 : €4750.48 /week5 Jul - 18 Jul 2021 : €5472.553 /week19 Jul - 30 Aug 2021 : €5929.716 /week31 Aug - 28 Sep 2021 : €4750.48 /week29 Sep - 19 Oct 2021 : €4266.49 /week20 Oct - 31 Oct 2021 : €5279.18 /week1 Nov - 19 Dec 2021 : €4266.49 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2021 : €5815.705 /week

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