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Toms Eco Lodge, Tapnell Farm

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England

Boutique Glamping on the Isle of Wight at Tapnell Farm with Safari Tents, Wood Cabins, Modulogs, and Pods. Possible for large groups.

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Tom's Eco Lodge takes UK Glamping to the next level, with beautiful Safari Tents, Wood Cabins, Modulogs, and Pods, all nestled away in the glorious surroundings of Tapnell Farm, on the Isle of Wight. Stunning sea views, space to roam, and sandy beaches nearby create the perfect farm stay for an adventurous family holiday, relaxing group get together, and even a romantic hideaway.

Tapnell Farm is located a short drive (or pleasent, scenic walk) away from the Port of Yarmouth, where there are frequent ferries to and from Lymington. The rural area surrounding the farm allows beautiful panoramic views of the coast and woodland during the day. On clear evenings the sunset can be viewed followed by the sight of a sky filled with stars.

The original Safari Tents are generously decked out with comfy sofas, a rustic kitchen, log burning range cooker, and dining table and chairs. Comfortable bedrooms offer a peaceful night's rest, and your own private shower and toilet add home comfort and privacy. Sleeping 6+2 on a sofa bed these are great for families. Choose tents 1 or 5 for the bonus of a wood fired hot tub! Prices start from £300 for a 2 night stay. 

The Wood Cabins (sleeping 8+2 with sofa bed) are beautifully light and contemporary, with stunning views across the West Wight towards Tennyson Downs, Monument and Freshwater Bay. Open 365 days a year, the cabins are fully insulated and heated, keeping guests warm on the coldest of nights.The main living space is open plan, featuring two sofas and a dining table with 8 chairs and a fully equipped kitchen including a fridge freezer, family size toaster, oven and hob, dishwasher and washing machine. The cabins have three bedrooms – one with a double bed, one with twin beds and one with twin bunk beds (4 singles). The cabin has both a bathroom with a wc and a shower room with a wc. The veranda at the front has a barbecue and seating to enjoy the views and tranquillity of the farm, sunsets and starry nights. Both cabins benefit from a electric spa hot tub! Prices start from £300 for a 2 night stay. 

The newest addition Modulogs were designed specifically by the team at the farm, making them unique to Tom's Eco Lodge guests! These cosy accommodation pods are fully insulated and kitted out with heaters, comfy sofas (which fold out into sofa beds), log burners, dining tables, compact kitchens with all the essentials, two bedrooms, and separate shower room and toilet. Plus they offer the best views on site from the cosy 2 seater hot tubs! Prices start from £300 for a 2 night stay. 

The Pods at Tom's Eco Lodge bring year-round ‘Glamping' to the Isle of Wight. The views from the front deck of the Pods looks out across the stunning landscapes of the west of the Island, with Tennyson Down, Freshwater Bay and the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival site visible in the distance. The creatively designed open-plan Pod layout is perfect for a romantic getaway for 2 or snug for a holiday with a family of 4. There is a built in double bed with pull out double sofa bed. The kitchenette has a double hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge, sink and utensils, as well as a table for 4. If you fancy dining alfresco, there is also a private BBQ and picnic bench on the terrace. No need to venture outside when nature calls – each pod has a private shower room, with hot running water and flushing toilet! Price from £80 per night. 

All of the accommodation has access to wifi, ensuite facilities, free range chicken eggs, the option to add a hot tub and amazing views of rolling countryside. Enjoy dining al fresco with a BBQ or pizza oven. 

Also available if glamping is not for you is Tapnell Manor (sleeps 20), Stockbridge cottage and Dairyman's cottage (each sleep 8 people) which are self catering holiday cottages.

Accommodation changeover days are Friday and Monday therefore a 3/4 night minimum stay is generally required. Single nights are possible in the Pods. The Safari Tents are only available from Easter until the end of October, the other accommodation is available year round with central heating and log fires. The whole glamping site can accept a group of up to 80 people.

 

Room Types

Double
Double Ensuite
Single
Twin
Family Rooms
Interconnecting Rooms
Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

Southampton