Off beat places to stay on the Isle of Wight

Off beat places to stay on the Isle of Wight

Our super Island has an equally super selection of accommodation – from campsites to family friendly hotels. Being a bit off the page ourselves, we love some of the more off beat places to stay on the Isle of Wight. You know; the places that you just happen upon then want to shout about to all your friends.

Here’s three of our favourite quirky and unique places to stay on the Isle of Wight.

Vintage Vacations

Vintage Airstream Off beat places to stay on the Isle of Wight

Our chums at Vintage Vacations specialise in quirky and cool accommodation. In fact, The Independent called their boutique caravan site:  “The country’s coolest caravan park” and we totally agree!

A peaceful field adorned with a fleet of beautifully restored Airstreams and a select gathering of vintage caravans is a gorgeous place to spend a holiday and what’s more the site is only 10 minutes drive from our tree in Appley Park. They often have sell out pop up events at the site, it’s definitely worth signing up for their mailing list to get the latest news.

Further afield on the Island, Vintage Vacations also offer The Mission, The Scout Hall and The Shack. And we can’t wait for their new concept – Tiny Homes Holidays, eco shacks in a sylvan setting – now, that’s right up our tree…

The Northbank

View from Northbank hotel places to stay on the Isle of Wight

Found just along from us in the quaint yachting village of Seaview, The Northbank is a real blast from the past – in a good way. From the record player in the bar to the After Eights with your coffee, everything, including the warm welcome is genuine vintage at this family run hotel.

Most of the rooms have gorgeous views over the Solent, the grounds run down to the beach and it’s very family and pet friendly, making it a perfect place to have a satisfyingly British beachside holiday.

We’re tricky vegetarians but one of our favourite winter activities is Sunday lunch at the Northbank. The food is always delicious and it’s all home cooked on an Aga!

There are some quirks (hardly any en-suite rooms) so do check their website to make sure you can handle this much vintage!


Isle of Wight Campervan Holidays

VW camper from Isle of Wight campervans places to stay on the Isle of Wight

With a fleet of six brightly coloured campervans, it’s hard not to miss the happy holidaymakers touring the Island in an Isle of Wight Campervans VW camper.

All the vintage campers have been lovingly restored and been given cute names like Ermintrude and Zebby. They come equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay; bedding, towels and of course a kitchen sink. You’re even provided with cake for your first night – something we wholeheartedly agree with.

The beauty of a campervan is the opportunity to stay in some of the Island’s loveliest spots without the hassle of putting your tent up. We love Ninham Country Farm and Compton Farm for a peaceful stay in a gorgeous setting.

Due to our Kiwi heritage we love Antipodean connections with the Isle of Wight so we’re delighted to hear that Dougal, a brand new fully restored Australian VW is joining Isle of Wight Campervans in 2016. Bonza mate!!