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

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
PO30 4LH
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GPS:
Lat 50.712625 / Lon -1.351157
OS field ref:
SZ:459904
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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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Wow, one of the best CL’s ever

Rodgebrook Farm
What a wonderful place, run by wonder people…. Not sure what the other reviewer was moaning about, it a CL in the country, the site is slopped but set out in terraced which are nice and flat and plenty big enough. We have a 8ft wide twin axle buccaneer with awning and a VW Toureg all fitting on the pitch nicely. Ed and Carole were very welcoming, so nice, friendly and helpful. This certainly is one of the best CL’s we’ve stayed on ever…. Thank you so much From Lou, Veronica, Bandit & Lucca

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Reviewed on 30/08/2021 17:45

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Rodgebrook Farm
A problem with the weather on arrival was very well sorted by Ed. and we spent a fantastic week at this excellent C.L. It is very well situated to visit the whole of the island and very peaceful for the two days we decided to stay at the site. The owners could not have been more helpful and Ed. provided us with some of his homegrown vegetables which was well appreciated and tasted wonderful. We decided to add two extra days to our trip and Ed. sorted out the change for the ferry for which we were grateful. This is a site we would thoroughly recommend to anyone and we will certainly be going back. Our thanks to Carol, ED. and John for a great welcome and being so kind and accommodating. We had our two retriever rescue dogs with us and the adjacent fields were enclosed so we were able to let them off their leads to have a good run.

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Reviewed on 20/07/2021 13:53

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Wonderful stay.....again

Rodgebrook Farm
We have stayed at this site before, just after it opened and enjoyed a thoroughly excellent holiday. This year was just as brilliant as the first time, we stayed in late September. Ed and Carol make you really welcome when you arrive and this year we were greeted with home grown tomatoes and freshly pressed apple juice, really tasty. The pitches are fully serviced for water, waste and electricity. We would fully recommend this site, it’s probably the best CL we have ever stayed on.

Graham Swallow

Reviewed on 14/10/2020 13:05

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This was our first visit but we have already booked our return.

Rodgebrook Farm
We have just returned from a fabulous 2 weeks at Rodgebrook Farm. We booked our visit based upon the Sites “Best Newcomer Award” and The great reviews from other members and we were not disappointed. On Initially booking our visit Ed offered to book our ferry crossings for us and did so at a great price. Due to Covid-19 our July visit was postponed so we rebooked for September and again Ed dealt with our ferry crossings and rearranged everything for us. We all (2 couples and 2 caravans) had a fabulous fortnight on site, The weather great, the facilities are excellent and it's easy to see why the best Newcomer in CL of the year award was achieved. All of the pitches are levelled out on a slightly sloping field with all the services provided, no water carrying or emptying for the whole stay. Ed and Carol were very helpful and friendly, the gifts of fresh fruit and veg were great. You can see the hard work that has gone into creating the site and hopefully They will see the justified rewards with more awards to come in the future. Definitely recommend this site and will be back soon (Already booked for next July).

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Reviewed on 15/09/2020 17:30

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Having decide that it was a time we went back to the Isle of Wight for our main holiday, (20 years since our last visit), we decided to book on a cl site for a change from our usual main club site holiday. Our first contact could not accommodate us, but directed us to contact Ed and Carole at Rodgerbrook., Big mistake on his part as we could not have been directed to more welcoming, friendly and well set up site. Ed very kindly, on finding we had not at that point booked our ferry over, offered to do the booking for us and did so very promptly for us at a better price than we could have got, many thanks for that Ed. Having just spent 17 nights at this site, we were warmly greeted by Ed and his son, who help us to settle in to our pitch. We were pleasantly surprised to find that all pitches had their individual water supply, easily accessed. We were given gifts of produce by Ed on a daily basis which was very generous of him as most other sites would try and sell you items!! We needed a quiet and restful holiday as my wife had recently been ill, well we certainly got that on this site. Ed and his family did not intrude in any way but they were always there if you wanted to talk or needed help in any form, and were always pleased to do so. The location of this site is very well situated to get to any part of the island in an easy and very short time. Someone else has already said this is a site you would always like to keep for youself, we totally agree. Ed, Carole and family, we will be back, assuming you can accommodate, (and want us). Long may you enjoy success with this site, it was genuinely a pleasure to stay with you. David & Wendy P.

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Reviewed on 02/09/2020 18:28

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