South Thorness Farm

Thorness Lane, Thorness Bay, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8NQ

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

South Thorness Farm CL is a friendly, well maintained campsite that welcomes club members to a relaxing holiday venue. Situated on the coast we are close to all the facilities that the sea can provide. Thorness Bay has a sheltered beach overlooking the Solent where sailing, windsurfing, swimming and watersports can be enjoyed. The Bay is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), with the Heritage Coastal walk between Newtown and Cowes right next to us.

Dog owners are welcomed, and they will enjoy the lovely walks in the area, including to the local pub. There is a well-stocked local shop and children's play area within walking distance. The local pub, less than a mile away, is a traditional inn, with real ales. We are ideally located for car drivers to access the Island's attractions including the historic sites of Carisbrooke Castle, Godshill old village, and Osbourne House, the hustle and bustle of Cowes and its sailing, and the charm of places such as Calbourne, Yarmouth and Freshwater.

We have beautiful views across rolling countryside to the chalk downs, with great views of sunrise and sunset from your own caravan. With easy access to the shore, fishermen can enjoy beach fishing, or if you fancy offshore fishing, trips can be taken from nearby Yarmouth.

We can advise on the ferry crossing and help with discounted tickets.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

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0.75 acres

Some sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

Electric amperage: 15

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
PO31 8NQ
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GPS:
Lat 50.729645 / Lon -1.359598
OS field ref:
SZ450926
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Newport

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A bit hemmed in on pitch 4.

South Thorness Farm
Lovely kept site with great views. A bit of road noise from the lane outside as it's one of the routes through to the huge nearby ParkDean site and a speed hump right outside the gate seems to make it worse due to the slowing down and speeding up of vehicles. Perhaps the pitches on the far side of the site would not be so bothered with this. The site is within easy access to Cowes and a hidden gem of a place called Newtown that we'd highly recommend. Our only gripe is that the owner who greeted us on arrival told us we wouldn't be bothered by a late ferry arrival on the temporary pitch next to us. He led us to believe it would be for one night. We came back to our van on pitch 4 in the afternoon to see a caravan with awning set up on the temporary pitch with a car parked next to it quite close to our van. This completely blocked access to the water tap. We spoke to the new arrivals who told us Adrian had 'kindly' allowed them to stay on this temp pitch for the next 14 days as he was fully booked! The pitch 3 the other side of us had their car parked by the caravan quite close to us too so we felt rather hemmed in and overlooked. Thankfully we only stayed a few days but wouldn't have been happy for any longer. We didn't see Adrian again so we couldn't challenge him on being a bit economical with the truth regarding the temp pitch. We can appreciate people now accepting 6 vans to try and recoup their Covid losses but the pitch spacing here does not cater for that. In fact the field had plenty of space elsewhere for the 6th van, this would be the better option.

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Motorhomer

Reviewed on 05/07/2021 21:45

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A wonderful Anniversary

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Having had to cancel our plans for our 50th Wedding Anniversary the choice of this site was spot on. A warm welcome and wonderful views, all capped with a bottle of bubbly from the owners . All disappointment of our previous plans were forgotten. Thank for giving us a memorable time to remember. We will be back hopefully before our 60th!!!!

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Reviewed on 13/09/2020 18:52

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This is a great site

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Adrian took us in as waifs and strays after another site didn't work out as planned. And we are so glad we came. He told us this was probably the first CL on the island back in the day and the site does have a lovely feel. The views are absolutely stunning and on a good day you can see to Brighstone Downs. It is a quiet, lawned site, kept well mown with at least three hard standing pitches and has horses in the adjoining fields. It is quite sloped so you will need your ramps. Two water points, good rubbish and recycling facilities and the usual chemical waste point. Adrian is on hand but not at all intrusive. We survived the first lot of August gales (next door said he thought it was like sleeping in a washing machine!) and Adrian was there at about 6.30am as we tottered from our 'vans, offering help, pegs and guy ropes etc if needed. There is access to Thorness Bay through the adjacent holiday park (which is also completely unobtrusive) and we walked our dogs there daily. You can drive to the beach and there is free parking there (check the tides tho').. The park has a Nisa shop, bar, chippy and restaurant. There is also a launderette. Narrow lane for access but it really isn't a problem as there are passing places. We loved our stay - despite the 'interesting' weather and would thoroughly recommend a visit here.

Rotor47

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Reviewed on 27/08/2020 14:07

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Absolutley Stunning

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Having spent just over a week here, i cannot speak highly enough of this CL. From the warm welcome, introduction to the area together with hints and tips for visits from the owner, to the stunning views, location and quality of the local pub (Sportsmans Rest). We had a fantastic relaxing break in a well maintained and obviously much loved CL. Didn't want to leave !

derbyshirenick

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Reviewed on 31/07/2019 21:52

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Weekend break

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We recently spent a weekend at this great CL which has beautiful views and surrounded by horses in the fields, beautifully kept mowed site with very friendly owners. Will definitely revisit.

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Reviewed on 23/05/2019 22:49

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