Whitehouse Road, Porchfield, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 4LHView on map
Why stay here ...
Best Newcomer CL Award - 2018
Rodgebrook Farm sits in the ancient landscape that surrounds Parkhurst Forest near to the county town of Newport, Isle of Wight. The original deeds to our farm date to the 15th century and are in the British Museum. The farmhouse itself dates from the 18th century. Our CL is on land given to freeholders in the early 19th century in exchange for common rights they held in the forest.
We cater for adults and dogs on leads. We regret we are not set up for children.
The site is a haven for people, horses and wildlife to enjoy the natural environment. The pitches are terraced and set to lawn. Facilities include electrical hook-ups, water, WiFi and waste disposal. We have milk deliveries (still in glass bottles) 3 times a week with orders also taken fro a wide range of provisions.
For those who enjoy painting there is a stream that runs through the property that can make a good subject. For cricket enthusiasts, the Porchfield Cricket Club is on adjacent land where games are played throughout the summer. Parkhurst Forest can be accessed by public footpath: a great place to walk your dog and possibly see red squirrels. In addition to the 33 different species of birds we have counted at our own feeding station there is an excellent bird hide at Newtown with observations of resident and visiting birds across the marshes of the Newtown Bird Sanctuary. Swimming is best on the South side of the Island and sea fishing can be enjoyed out of Yarmouth Harbour. To the North is the famous yachting centre of Cowes. English Heritage sites include Carisbrooke Castle, Yarmouth Castle, Appuldurcombe (home of The Scandalous Lady W) and of course Queen Victoria's Island home at Osborne. All of these are a 10 - 20 minute drive away.
The Blacksmiths (1.8 miles), is an outstanding pub/restaurant with spectacular views over the northern park of the Island and Solent especially at sunset. The local village pub is the Sportsmen's Rest (1.5 miles across public footpath).
As a family we have lived and enjoyed Rodgebrook Farm for over 30 years. During that time we have hosted many gatherings for friends and family, some of them spectacularly large. Some of the home activities include BBQs, pancake breakfast, apple harvest and juice production and bonfires. We also do a modest run of sweetcorn and other organic vegetables. Visitors are welcome to join in.
We can provide discounted ferry tickets.
Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM
Latest departure time: 12:00 PM
Electric amperage: 16
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- PO30 4LH
- Lat 50.712625 / Lon -1.351157
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- Bus stop within 1 mile
- Daily public transport within 1 mile
- Nearest port: Southampton (8 miles)
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