Isle of Wight caravan park near Yarmouth
The Orchards Holiday Park is situated in the beautiful unspoilt countryside on the West of the Island between the Downs and the Solent Shore. Renowned for its scenery, much of it officially recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the enchanted West Wight has safe sandy beaches, rugged coastlines and pretty villages to explore.
Walking and cycling is a delight with many trails from the Park and tourist attractions within walking distance.
The friendly family run park is set in fifteen acres with the Holiday Caravans enjoying a tranquil and spacious setting and the Camping and Touring Pitches arranged on terraces or gently sloping meadows many enjoying fantastic views.
Ø Centrally Heated and Double Glazed Caravans
Ø Accessible Caravan
Ø Excellent Touring and Camping Facilities
Ø Dogs welcome
Ø Heated Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pools
Ø Walking and Cycling routes from the Park
Ø Special Offers. see website for details.
We have introduced some family fun activities that we are pleased to report our guests thought were very enjoyable. All were run by Isle of Wight businesses and we are looking at adding a few more activities to be run on the Park or from the Park, adding to your holiday enjoyment.
- Falconry Course with Wight Falconry
- Introduction to scuba diving in our outdoor pool with Martin Pritchard Diving
- Discout on Alpaca trecking courses, at Isle of Wight Alpacas.
Discounts at Colemans Farm Park Play Barns. 2 adults go free with each paying child.
10% discount at Isle of Wight Adventure Activities Booking Centre.
We have organised discounts at local restaurants for The Orchards guests to enjoy. 10% off food at The Sun Calbourne, 5% off food and drink at The Sun, Hulverstone, 5% off food and drink at The Blacksmiths Arms, 10% discount off entance fees at Calbourne Water Mill.
Check our website for more information on all of the above and we are still working on introducing more activities for your enjoyment.
The Orchards provides an excellent base to explore the natural charm of the Isle of Wight or just simply a place from which to relax and unwind in delightful setting.
Rooms, food and facilities
We have a choice from over sixty Holiday Caravans most with central heating and double-glazing. Excellent standard of cleanliness and maintenance. All with toilet, shower, fridge, heater, colour television, DVD player and microwave. All the Caravan accommodation is sited in a four-acre tranquil setting. Some with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside.
We have an accessible caravans for wheelchair users or those with walking difficulties with special attention to ease of access and maneuverability. Dogs are welcome in certain types of caravans and we have a dog exercise area.
Our Touring and Camping Pitches are set in six paddocks. All pitches have hook up electricity and some have hook up water and mains drains. Many of the pitches are hardstanding for all year use and most with panoramic views.
Large well stocked shop, Takeaway Food Bar, Indoor Swimming Pool (charge made) Outdoor swimming pool, Childrens Play Area, Pool and Table Tennis.
Excellent facilities centre containing Spacious showers, Toilets, Private Sink Cubicles, Ladies Vanity Room, Accessible Shower/Toilet, Baby bathing/changing, Family Shower Rooms, Bathroom, Laundrette, Clothes Hand washing Sinks, Dishwashing Sinks, Hikers and Bikers clothes drying room.
How to find us
We are situated on West side of The Island. We offer fery booking service with both Red Funnel Ferries Southampton to East Cowes and Wightlink Ferries Portsmouth to Fishbourne or Lymington to Yarmouth.
Travel directions from ferry ports.
From East Cowes and Fishbourne - drive to Newport follow signs to Yarmouth on A3054 after 6.5 miles turn left at Horse and Groom pub and follow signs to Newbridge
Take A3054 to Newport after approx 3 miles turn right at Horse and Groom pub follow signs to Newbridge.
How this holiday makes a difference
Professor David Bellamy named The Orchards Holiday Park as one of the greenest holiday spots-and awarded us with a special accolade for protecting and enhancing the environment.
On the 10th anniversary of the David Bellamy Conservation Awards, David made a visit to the park to present in person our 11th Gold award. To mark the event a butterfly garden was planted with plants to encourage butterflies.
The Gold Award is awarded following detailed independent audit of the parks environmental policies and supported by comments from our guests.
The entrance to the Park is landscaped with many attractive shrubs and rockery plants to encourage wildlife and to enhance the village. We have put up lots of bird boxes and we leave areas to grow naturally to encourage wildlife.
We have produced walking leaflets from the park to encourage our guests to leave their cars on the park and enjoy our beautiful countryside on foot or cycle.
Our Promise is to:
- Participate in local, national and international recycling schemes wherever practicable
- Manage the Park to enhance its wildlife value and provide a positive impact on the local countryside
- Keep energy consumption to a minimum
- Promote good environmental practice to our guests.
Our Facilities centre built 3 years ago was built with great care to incorporate many energy saving initiatives including solar panels, which pre-heat the hot water; non-concussive flow reducing taps and shower heads, low energy light lamps activated by PIRs and a condensing boiler. The outside of the building has a striking modern barn-like design whilst being sympathetic to the surrounding countryside.
At the Orchards we sell local produce and in our shop and use local suppliers whenever we can, our takeaway uses locally sourced products. There is a comprehensive notice board displaying local pubs, restaurants, tourist attractions, local foods and crafts. We are happy to put leaflets in our welcome pack to advertise local events, discount vouchers for the local attractions, pubs etc.
All the team, whenever they are out and about enjoying our Island, if they have had a good experience being it an attraction, great pub with lovely food, good cafe offering good food at competitive pricing, enjoyed a festival, found a new walk route are really keen to share there experience with our guests.
We work with local business to bring a unique visitor experience to our guests. We offer Archery Courses, Falconry Courses, Scuba Diving, Alpaca Experience, Guided walks and not to forget the legendry Mr Randini, a traditional Punch and Judy man to bring a smile to the young and not so young.
We facilitate children’s swimming lessons in our indoor swimming pool and have offered the pool free of charge to the school for fund raising events. We also have a local membership to the pools available to our local friends and neighbours.
Many of our team have participated in local charity events, many of us have Walked the Wight for our local hospice, Karen has for a few years competed in race for life, Stef one of our pool attendants swan the Solent for a local swimming pool, to name but a few. Debbie our general manager is a Governor at the local primary school and a member of a local community group.
We believe where possible to employ local people, in peak-season up to 34 people, out of which 29 live with an 8 miles radius of the park.
We have produced walk and cycle route leaflets from the park with many incorporating a stop off at a local pub, cafe, and attraction along the route.
Quite a few of our team being dog owners and keen walkers are happy to offer their experience of the local landscape. Debbie has produced a leaflet of her favourite walks for all to enjoy.
For 2012 we are lucky to have a local lady who is very enthusiastic walker coming to lead walks and share her knowledge with our guests. She will also be offering an informative and entertaining presentation on the Isle of Wight.
Our aim for 2012 is to develop even further our connections to local businesses and our new website has a blog page for guests to keep in contact with us and Debbie is planning on creating a personal blog of all the great places she visits and all the events she attends.
Our location is literally sandwiched between important parts of the Islands Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; with the Newtown Bay and estuary to the north, the stunning Down’s to the south and the River Yar to our west, we are proud that Orchards is the ideal place from which to explore this wonderful landscape.