The Orchards Holiday Park
Main Rd, Newbridge, Yarmouth Isle of Wight. PO41 0TS.
- 01983 531331/350
The Orchards Holiday Park is a popular family destination situated on the Isle of Wight, and is open from the end of March to the beginning of November. It offers views of and access to some of the most stunning countryside you can imagine, and also has a number of excellent discount deals that you can take advantage of in local restaurants.
The Orchards is a renowned conservation area and has won many environmental awards because of this.
The site houses almost 200 touring pitches as well as offering 61 gorgeous holiday homes for rent. These are all organised in a spacious setting that makes use of natural amenities such as trees and well-trodden pathways.
There are a number of great facilities on site for families to enjoy, including a heated outdoor pool, an indoor pool, an adventure play area, and a games room. There is also takeaway food facilities on site and a shop where you can buy all of your holiday essentials, meaning a quite holiday exclusively on site is easy to achieve.
From Orchards, the rest of the Isle of Wight is quite literally your oyster. The park itself gives access to some of the best walking and cycling routes that you could ever wish to find. The largest town, Newport, is a mere 15 minutes away by car, but the roads are so quiet that you could even choose to cycle there if you wanted to, and it wouldn’t take much longer.
In the opposite direction, the coastal areas have some great beaches, particular those on the Solent, while there is a wealth of activities that take place on and around the island throughout the year, including paragliding, windsurfing, and land based pursuits such as golf and archery. If the Isle of Wight doesn’t have enough to entertain you, which it surely will, Southamption, Portsmouth, and Bournemouth are only a short ferry trip away.
Pay the balance of your holiday by the following dates and receive an amazing 10% off the total cost of your holiday. Holiday date start 31st May to 13th June pay by 1st March. Holiday start date 19th July to 24th August pay by 1st April. Holiday start date 30th August to 28th September pay by 1st May. Holiday start date 4th to 26th October pay by 1st June.
LOYALTY SAVER OFFER FOR HOLIDAY CARAVAN HIRE. Book any second or subsequent holiday from 2013 full price tarriff and receive 15% DISCOUNT OFF THE TOTAL COST OF YOUR HOLIDAY. ( no other offers will apply.) To take advantage of our offers please indicate at time of booking.
FacilitiesUp to overview
- Pets allowed
- Allow rallies
- Disabled access
- Family park
- Children's play area
- Electric hook-ups
- Sanitary block(s)
- Take away food
- Wireless internet
- Washing up facilities
- Swimming pool
AccommodationUp to overview
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Nearby attractionsUp to overview
There is something for all interests on the Isle of Wight, from discovering dinosaurs and fascinating history to fun parks. On land, sea and air you can enjoy walking, bird watching, cycling, riding and golf, swimming,sailing and windsurfing - paragliding and hang-gliding - the Isle of Wight is a haven of outdoor activities. Nearby there is Carisbrooke Castle, Chessell Pottery and the beaches of Compton and Colwell Bay.
The Orchards Holiday Caravan and Camping Park is within easy distance of an excellent network of footpaths, bridle paths, coastal paths and cycleways that would be difficult to match anywhere else in the UK.
Nearby recreationUp to overview
- Beach [<100m]
- Cycle hire [On-site]
- Golf [On-site]
- Swimming (Indoor)
- Swimming (Outdoor)
- Organised Entertainment
- Internet Access
- Games Room
Excellent for walking and cycling. West Wight beaches 5 miles away. Chessell Pottery, The Needles, Cerisbrooke Castle, Golf, Birdwatching at Newtown Creek, exploring Yarmouth. Osbourne House 20 mins away.
The Orchards Holiday Park ReviewsUp to overview
User rating: (5.0/5.0)
We visited the park in our tourer in Feb and had a lovely stay. Building has started on a huge new facilities block with showers and toilets, campers kitchen, dry room for walkers and much more. This will be finished next year. Will definitely go back to see that. The weather was good so we could sit out and relax in the sun. Everywhere was spotlessly clean and tidy. Staff very friendly and helpful. Great site for walkers, beautiful countryside everywhere you look. We would recommend it to anyone.
We have stayed on this site 3 times and have found it to be fantastic. The staff are really friendly and the site is beautiful. It has a lovely swimming pool and the facilities are kept really clean. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a good central park on the Island.
This reviewer is a family with children, a tourer/motorhomer
An excellent site with good facilities, and friendly staff.
Both pools are good and there are many things on site to keep kids occupied, pool tables, arcade, tv room etc.
You will probably need levelling blocks on your pitch as the site is stepped on a hill and some pitches are not 100% level.
A piece of advice, as the site does not have a clubhouse if you want to go out for a drink in the evening the nearest pub is a few miles away, however there is a local club in Newbridge where the site is situated, the people there are very friendly and it is within walking distance of the entrance to the site. You do however have to apply for membership to this club before you can use the club facilities. This has to be done at least 2 days before you want to use the club and membership lasts for one month for £2.50 (as of 2006) Ask at the site reception for details.
1 Mar 2008
Practical Caravan Top 100 Parks Award 2008
The Orchards Holiday Caravan and Camping Park, South-East England
If you are looking for a quiet stay on the Isle of Wight, this site will provide a peaceful base.
Located near the village of Newbridge on the west of the island, it is away from the busy seaside resorts, but still just a short drive from the beach. Country walks leave from the site, or you can use the indoor and outdoor pools to relax. All of the pitches have electric hook-up, and some also have water points. A mixture of hardstanding and grass pitches are available. Washroom and washing-up facilities are also provided on site.
19 Apr 2007
Practical Caravan Top 100 parks Award 2007
T his impressive site is set on
a gently sloping hillside with marvellous views east over the Isle of Wight. The nearest village is Newbridge, which is easily accessible from Yarmouth and the Lymington ferry.
It is evident the site owners take immense pride in the upkeep of the site; it is spotlessly clean and very well cared for.
The site’s excellent amenities include an attractive indoor swimming pool, and a pretty outdoor swimming pool and children’s paddling pool.
There’s a licensed coffee shop adjoining the indoor swimming pool so you enjoy a relaxing cuppa or glass of wine while watching the swimmers. The takeaway restaurant and well-stocked shop provide snacks and groceries at very reasonable prices.
The site is set in 15 acres of beautiful countryside, with plenty of country walks leaving from the site grounds.
The caravan pitches are set in six paddocks, some of which are flat and terraced, a few of the pitches are gently sloping and require levelling blocks.
There is easy access from the site to the beaches of West Wight, and you can see the Needles. If you want to see them close up it’s a long walk, but there is a regular bus service to the Needles that runs from the car park at Alum Bay.
Nearby there are pubs where families are welcome, in Calbourne, Ningwood and Shalfleet, all offering top-notch pub grub.
The site is open 11 months of the year, so if you feel like spending Christmas on the Island, the staff there will help you celebrate in style.
21 Apr 2005
Practical Caravan Top 100 Parks Awards 2005
The Orchards is one of those rare sites that provides a quiet and restful holiday for couples while at the same time accommodating families looking for action-packed fun.
The entrance is easy to spot and wide enough to allow two caravans to pass. The site sits on a gentle slope, with rows of terraced pitches overlooking the beautiful, rolling countryside.
Dogs are welcome; you’ll find two walking areas where they can get their exercise. There are no limits applied to your canine companions as long as they behave and you clean up after them.
There are two pools from which to choose. The attractive indoor pool has an upper patio served by the Orchards coffee shop. There is also a take-away, which offers tasty food at reasonable prices, and a shop selling groceries, ice creams and holiday items.
One of the toilet blocks contains four unisex cabins, each with a shower, toilet, washbasin and hairdryer. These are well-designed and are in pristine condition, though the disabled toilet would benefit from its own shower. They are heated when necessary, usually from September to May.
The crossing to the Isle of Wight is one of the most expensive ferry journeys in Europe, but the site thoughtfully offers travel packages that offset the cost.
18 Nov 2004
Practical Motorhome Independent Site Reviews.
The Orchards is one of those rare sites that can offer a quiet, restful holiday for couples as well as being able to accommodate those in search of action-packed fun. It is a private site, on the Isle of Wight, managed under contract for the Caravan Club. Rows of terraced pitches overlook lovely, rolling countryside.
The attractive indoor pool has an upper patio served by The Orchards restaurant. There is also a take-away, offering food at reasonable prices, and a shop selling groceries, ice creams and holiday items.
One of the toilet facility buildings houses four unisex cabins, each with a shower, toilet, washbasin and hairdryer. It is well-designed and in pristine condition. The disabled toilet would benefit from having its own shower, though.
This is one of the Caravan Club’s best sites. Set among trees and pleasant walks, it is also an excellent family park with plenty of space and many attractions within easy reach. The park has 130 numbered pitches, all with 16A hook-up, and nearly all are hardstanding. Pitches are clearly divided by grass, gravel and tarmac roads.
A friendly welcome is always forthcoming and a useful map of the site is provided when you check in. There are three pristine sanitary facility buildings with free hot showers. Mops and buckets are provided and users are asked to mop up after themselves as this helps maintain the buildings to the high standards for which the club is famous. No pitch is further than 50 metres from these facilities.
As for other recreational activities, Sandringham House and its museum are close by. And, within five miles you’ll find golf, fishing, and horse riding available. Boat trips can be taken around the coast.
The Country Park is open to visitors with its train ride, country walks, adventure playground, Royal Gardens flower stall and tea room.
Last year, there was a minor problem with some of the grassed areas but the park’s staff have worked hard to re-seed the area.
l Save money: the ferry crossing to the Isle of Wight can be costly but the park offers travel packages which help offset this cost.
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