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Windmill Campersite

Galahad the helicopter
Small secluded glamping site offering a range of unusual accom including a Helicopter. A central base on the IOW
Carisbrooke
Isle Of Wight, England
UK

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OPEN FROM JUNE TO SEPTEMBER

Windmill Campersite, set in the centre of the Isle of Wight, is a small, exclusive glamping site offering quirky accommodation including Galahad the Helicopter, 2 Shepherds huts and Hive pods plus there is the Showershack and big Bertha - a large BBQ/pizza oven. The site is perfect for individuals, families or groups.

There are scenic walks from the site through the clatterford streams, across the fields, around the moat of Carisbrooke Castle and the village with local shops and public houses (just 5 minutes away). For a larger town with a range of facilities, shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs, just 20 minutes walk from the campsite is Newport, the main town on the Isle of Wight.

There are 2 Shepherds Hut on the site.

"Ellie" sleeps 2 guests and is a modern equipped unit with veranda doors, electric mains water, small fridge, gas domino hob, circular sink and a double bed. There is also a small stove which can burn wood or coal.

"Hector" can sleep up to 4 and has a rusty style on its exterior, yet inside offers comfort. There is a double bed, 2 small children's beds, a dining area and kitchen sink with hot and cold running water. Hector is equipped with a combination oven/grill microwave, fridge, electric domino hob, kettle and toaster plus a small raised patio outside.

Prices including linen: Hector is £295 for a mid-week (4 night stay) or weekend (3 nights) based on 2 adults staying. The same durations in Ellie costs £225.

Galahad is a Westland Wessex XT469 Helicopter (with a lot of history!) that can accommodate up to 4 guests. The cockpit offers a great view of the valley. The kitchen has an American caravan style layout with stainless steel units with gas hob, triple sink, oven/microwave, fridge, a small table and chairs. There is also a small cloakroom with a WC, hand basin and bidet. Guests also have use of the showershack for showers. The main 'copter' has a mini bedroom with a fitted foam mattress which has space for either one extra adult or 2 small children, the main double bed is located off the main 'copter' and has a cockpit dome above for star gazing. Outside there is a breakfast decking area and enough space to park a car.

Prices including linen: £395 for weekend or mid-week stays based on 2 adults staying.

Enquire for single night stays from £150 a night.

Hive Camping Pods offers budget camping with mattresses. Priced at £25 for 1 night for 2 with reductions for longer stays. The Hive Double with decking can sleep 3/4 people. Priced at £60 for 1 night with reductions for longer stays.

Supplements apply during IOW Festival (8-12 June)

Campervans who stay for 3 or more nights may have use of a Hive Pod for free - enquire at the time of booking. There is space for 10 small campervans, 6 of which can use hook up facilities.

The Showershack offers modern shower and toilet facilities, with music, hot air - enriched with solar power electric and water. There is also a seperate small shower room, 2 hand basins with mirrors, a urinal and 2 WC's. Spudomatic, a jacket potato oven and Big Bertha a large BBQ/Pizza oven are available for use.

There are small supplements for extra adults and children, awning, electric hook up. Dogs are welcome by arrangment for a small fee.

Please click the Website link above for more information and to make contact.



Room Types:

  • Double
  • Family Rooms (2 Adults / 2 Kids)
  • Quad
  • Twin

Budget:

  • Low < £85
  • Medium £85-£220


Nearest Airport: Bournemouth


Facilities:

  • Car parking
  • Family friendly
  • Pets Welcome
The showershack
Ellies interior
Unique designs
Ellie the Shepherds Hut
outbuilding to helicopter
Big Bertha BBQ
Hector the shepherds hut
interior shot
Galahad the helicopter

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