News & Reviews
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29/10/17 Natalie wrote - "A huge thank you to Sarah and the team for making our first glamping experience so memorable. We received a warm welcome on arrival & were so impressed with the high spec of the tents themselves. The attention to detail is second to none & the beds are so comfy!
In terms of kitting them out they really have thought of everything. The location is fantastic and the children have so much space and freedom to roam. There are so many local places for fantastic day trips & bike rides.
The experience exceeded all our expectations & we were so impressed with the level of service.
Our children had the best half term...not even Storm Brian could put us off! We are already looking forward to coming back next year & will be recommending you to all our friends."
16/9/17 Lorna wrote - "Perfect!! Such a fabulous holiday: beautiful views, beautiful tents, comfy beds, hot showers, peace and tranquility! We will definitively return. Ideal to let go and just appreciate the essential things in life, just in finer detail! Nothing was too much trouble to the GTWW Team too. Top marks! We felt refreshed, despite travelling with a toddler and a baby! So that says a lot".
25/6/17 Jo wrote "Relaxing..the perfect retreat, well done, you have created a very special place on our Island."
2/7/17 J & R wrote "Wonderful, our first glamping experience couldn't have asked for more, Luxury in a tent! Really relaxing, the sun even shone for us so we could enjoy the swing chair on the terrace. Thank you" R added "Really good, I would do it again - Fantastic!"
4/7/17 The Baron wrote "Great holiday with the grandchildren. Facilities & location excellent and with perfect weather, what else would you ask for. Thank you."
8/7/17 Mrs J & family wrote "Our first glamping experience -so lovely we didn't leave the tent. Such a great space and THAT view!! Thank so much.
Off Grid and Eco Features
The construction and operation of our tents and site can boast that 85% of all wood, materials, staff, labour, products and supplies are sourced from the Isle of Wight, the rest from the UK.
We use our two efficient solar panels to provide stored power for a fixed point power light in each room plus 2 USB charging points. This ensures our guests have some light & phone charge.
Our fridge & two ring gas hob are gas powered.
Our water is heated by a wood burner situated in the family bathroom which also keeps the rear half of the tent warm.
Our outdoor shower is gas fired.
Guests cooking and heating is on the other wood burning stove which is situated in the kitchen/ dining area. All of the wood, briquettes & lump wood charcoal that we supply are from the Island.
We supply a variety of wind-up & solar powered torches.
All of our 'candles' are LED lights.
We are a vehicle free site.
Progress of Site
We have just closed for the end of our first season hosting guests in The Mottistone & The Osborne.
Our next two tents, The Headington & The Tennyson will be going up in November which will give us four fabulous lodges for the full season in 2018. All four can be booked together, individually or as a pair. We have two in our lower field and the other two will be in our top meadow - all with fantastic views of the river and countryside and with plenty of space in-between each lodge…this is Glamping The Wight Way…
Blinds & Woodwork
My lovely friend Annie worked hard for weeks making our beautiful blinds. Annie carefully sourced textured and complimentary fabrics & a lovely tweed type linen ribbon. Just when she thought it was all finished we ordered our next two tents for next season. Twenty Two more blinds please Annie……
Our charming friend Will created all of the wooden furniture, fixtures and fittings in both of our tents and made our ranch-style entrance! Just like Annie, he is now working on more of the same for our next two tents. We keep him happy with plenty of coffee, cake and sausages for his dog Tess. Our amazing furniture & woodwork was lovingly made by Will Headington contactable on Instagram @willswoodwork