Glamping The Wight Way provides tented holiday accommodation in two luxurious safari lodges - The Mottistone and The Osborne. The tented lodges sit within a working farm of some 900 acres in Freshwater, Yarmouth on the west of the Isle Of Wight. Glamorous camping - Glamping.
Both lodges are accessed via a narrow gateway along a farm access lane. The lane surface is concrete and in good condition, with a couple of speed bumps built in for controlling the speed of any traffic, due to the regular presence of farm machinery traffic and dog walkers!
Luggage can be dropped at the site entrance gate where there is a temporary use lay-by, before returning the car back along the lane 300m to our dedicated private car park. The car park surface is grass.
The walk back up the lane to the site entrance is flat apart from the speed humps.
Once through the narrow wooden entry gate which has a code entry and exit system, the lodges are right in front of you, about 50m up a gently sloped grass area.
The lodges themselves are accessed via seven wide timber decked steps with handrails, leading up to a six metre wide x three metre deep deck which is bordered by a timber balustrade linking up with the stair rails.
The wooden four pane bi-folding entrance doors open out to give a good sized front opening without a raised threshold.
Each lodge has three bedrooms, kitchen / living area, washroom and bathroom, all on the same level. There is a private secure fenced area to the rear of each lodge, accessed by a step down of around 230mm. This also serves as a fire escape route with emergency push out rear tent panels from the rear bedroom and bathroom.
The washroom and bathroom both have solid wooden doors lockable from both inside and outside. The bedroom doorways all have heavy duty curtains. All door internal doorways are 762mm wide. All bedrooms have black out blinds.
The bathrooms include a "slipper" shaped bath with shower head attachment & the hot water wood burner which provides all hot water for the lodge.
There are two wood burning stoves in each tent. One is used for cooking and heating. The other is used for creating the hot water. There are fire extinguishers and fire blankets local to both wood burners, along with smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The fridge and kitchen hob are powered via LPG, cylinders for which, are situated in a dedicated cupboard built outside the rear of each lodge.
There is a Floorplan of the lodges on our website.
Both lodges are electrically off-grid, but have solar powered fixed point lighting in each room and 4 x USB charging points. The lights are 7w low voltage LEDs. There are also two solar charged portable lanterns per lodge for use wherever you feel further lighting is required at any given time, plus various wind-up or solar powered torches.
There is no wi-fi on site, but there is good mobile reception on site with 4G usually available.
We are located within a 900 acre working farm which is mixed livestock & arable. There are sheep (rare Hebridean breed, horses and donkeys in the neighbouring fields which do not belong to Glamping The Wight Way.
If you have any further queries or requests related to site access, please call or contact us through the web site.