Rodgebrook Farm

Whitehouse Road, Porchfield, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 4LH

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  • Adults
  • Beach stays
  • Dogs

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.

Facilities on site ...

  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

Latest departure time: 12:00 PM

0.75 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

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Postcode:
PO30 4LH
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GPS:
Lat 50.712625 / Lon -1.351157
OS field ref:
SZ:459904
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Southampton (8 miles)

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Fantastic Site

Ed and Carole are certainly great hosts and have put a lot of hardwork into the CL. This was our first visit to the Island and what a great place to spend it too!! Ed booked the ferry for us nothing was too much trouble, we received a very informative booklet in the post, which was so helpful!! A great warm welcome on arrival from both Ed and Carole and once settled Carole brought a vase of sweetpeas (they smelt amazing) and Ed brought us one of his home grown cucumbers (the best we have tasted for a longtime). Great CL with plenty of space, a massive bonus with all pitches being fully serviced and having WIFI, within a 10 mile drive you can get to most points of the Island so very central indeed. We were invited to a CL get together with Ed, Carole & John (Son) and other fellow club members, this was a great night and lots of laugh where had by all . Sadly this was our last night before sailing back to main land, but for us a perfect end to what had been a fab holiday and a very memorable one too!! Would like to keep this site to ourselves but these lovely people deserve to be busy!!! Many thanks Ed & Carole for all of your help enjoyed our stay with you and shall be back to see you again soon. Kathy, Pete & Alfie the pooch

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Wonderful Utopia.

Edd and Carol are naturals for this CL lark, they made our stay really nice with some of there friendly and helpful advice etc. We were invited to a campsite get together where we met the other caravanners and a right good time was had by all. We didnt have to go but Kath (my wife) and Icertainly enjoyed the friendly atmosphere. This CL is a 'cut above' a must visit for all. Thanks you both very much Bob & Kath B.
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First time on the island sines i was a kid

The sight is on a slight slope but the pitches have bean dug out to make them level you have your own tap for drinking water plus a tap to rinse of pots etc. Very worm welcome the only thing i would suggest that a mirror is put in place to help you see the traffic coming from the right hand side when leaving the site. unfortunate for us the whether was rain rain rain even had a tornado on the island but even though we had all that rail the field never got soggy it is well drained. The shops and local amenities only a short drive away and the fuel prises lowest in the country at the time of our stay if no when i visit the island again i would certainly consider to use this sight but i do like to use different sights but all in all this sight was a very well kept and clean site if only we had a bit more sun shine but we had a lovely holiday
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Outstanding Holiday

This was our first holiday to the Isle of Wight with our touring caravan and we wanted a CL site that would be ideal for site-seeing and walking. This CL did not disappoint us and Carole and Ed were so helpful. You will see when you visit why they won the award in 2018. We had a wonderful holiday and would recommend this site to anybody going to the Isle of Wight.
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A LOVELY PEACEFUL, WELL MAINTAINED SITE, VERY FRIENDLY OWNERS, WE WILL BE BACK
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