Skinners Farm , Isle of Wight

Skinners Farm
Pallance Road
Pallance Rd
Isle of Wight
PO31 8LX
Tel : 01983292449
Website :

Accreditations : Independent
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Specialist breaks : Farm Holiday, Bird Watching, Walking

Rate low season : £150

Rate high season : £250

Credit cards accepted ? : N
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About Skinners Farm - Self Catering Caravan Holidays

Skinners Farm is a family run, mixed beef and arable farm situated in Northwood on the outskirts of Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Skinners Farm holiday caravans are found at the end of a 400 metre lane. Skinners is one mile from Parkhurst Forest, just over a mile from the secluded Thorness Bay, and three miles from both Cowes and Newport.
Skinners Farm is an ideal venue for walking and cycling and the beach and coastal paths can be reached easily on foot. The farm buildings and caravans are surrounded by the 150 acres of farmland. The herd of 120 beef cattle graze the fields in summer and are housed in the barns in winter. Wheat, barley and grass are grown in the fields and harvested to feed the cattle. Staying at Skinners means you will witness first hand the day to day events of a working farm. cows grazing at Skinners FarmThere’s been a farm on the site for over 400 years, and the current owners have recently rebuilt the farm house, reclaiming the original bricks, flagstones and other materials. As well as the farm, and three holiday caravans, Skinners also offers ‘Fitness Breaks’. Our fitness instructor can design a tailor made Personal Training programme to help you achieve your fitness goals.
Thorness Bay is a short walk away and can be accessed via footpaths – there is no public road access which guarantees seclusion at any time of year.
The 395 hectare Parkhurst Forest is a haven for wildlife including the red squirrel and many species of bird such as garden warbler, nightjar, woodcock, green woodpecker, great spotted woodpecker and long eared owl.

We have three caravans which are located in a field adjoining the farm. They enjoy views across our fields. Depending on the time of year there will be cattle or crops in the fields. Staying at Skinners, you will experience a real working farm and be able to witness the varied work that goes on at any time of year.

We offer fitness breaks under the guidance of our fitness instructor. Contact us to find out more or book a programme to meet your needs and help you achieve your fitness goals.
The three caravans are located in their own private corner of a field adjoining the farm. and each has a car parking space and can be accessed along a hard surfaced drive. They enjoy views across our fields. Depending on the time of year there will be cattle or crops in the fields. Staying at Skinners, you will experience a real working farm and be able to witness the varied work that goes on at any time of year on a beef and arable farm.

Each caravan is equipped with gas cooker and fridge and has gas central heating and double glazing.
Two of the caravans have one double and two twin bedrooms with a pull out sofa bed in the lounge. The third has one double and two single rooms with a pull out sofa in the lounge.
There is a grassed area suitable for children to play.

Skinners Farm Facilities

Washing machine
Tumble dryer
Games Room
Open Fire / Log Burner
Electricity included
Ensuite facilities
Sky TV
Towels provided
Bed linen provided
Disabled access
Ground floor bedrooms
Children welcome
High Chair
Baby Cot
Pets welcome
Swimming pool
Sauna / hot tub
Tennis court
Beaches nearby
Pub nearby

Places To Visit

Our local pub is The Travellers Joy and we highly recommend it! A short walk from Skinners Farm you will be guaranteed a warm welcome, excellent food and a fine selection of real ales.
Bluebells Cafe and Briddlesford Lodge Farm Shop offer some of the finest Isle of Wight produce. Bluebells is open daily and uses local ingredients.
Award winning, Mojacs Restaurant in Cowes offers fine food and excellent service.

Parkhurst Forest
Skinners Farm is just one mile from Parkhurst Forest. It is a haven for wildlife including the red squirrel and many species of bird such as garden warbler, nightjar, woodcock, green, great spotted woodpecker and long eared owl.
The Isle of IMG_0633-1500Wight is one of the only places where the red squirrel can be found. Red squirrels are smaller and shier than the common grey squirrel found in other parts of the UK. A specially designed squirrel hide in the forest will give you the opportunity to see these lovely animals up close. If you walk or cycle you are very likely to see them scampering through the trees and undergrowth.
Parkhurst Forest covers 395 hectares and there are plenty of paths and tracks making it a great place to explore on foot or bike.

Thorness Bay
Thorness Bay is just over a mile from Skinners Farm. Thorness is a private beach accessed only by track or path. At any time of year you can be guaranteed seclusion. A haven for birds you are encouraged to enjoy this beautiful beach during your stay at Skinners.

Newtown Creek
The only national nature reserve on the Isle of Wight, Newtown Creek is located approximately 5 miles from Skinners Farm. Rich in hay meadows, ancient woodland and looking over the salt marshes, Newtown also boasts a fascinating medieval history.
The yachting town of Cowes is three miles from Skinners Farm. Home to the world famous ‘Cowes Week’ Yachting Regatta, it offers a mix of restaurants and pubs at any time of year.
West Wight
West Wight is without doubt the most beautiful part of the Island (in fact we think one of the most beautiful and inspiring parts of the world!). Have a look at this short video to give you a taste of what is available
Visit Isle of Wight – West Wight

Top Gear, 1 Terminus Road, Cowes are located just a minutes walk from the Cowes Red Jet Terminal. Hire your bikes, together with paniers for your luggage and Skinners is a three mile pedal away. Top Gear also have cars available and will deliver to your caravan if you’d prefer.
Wight Cycle Hire are located in Yarmouth, close to the Wightlink terminal and are well stocked with a range of different bikes. Skinners is 10 miles from Yarmouth – if you intend to pedal here when you first arrive, feel free to let us know and we’ll give you advice on the best to route to avoid main roads.
There are over 500 miles of tracks and bridleways on the Isle of Wight making it a cyclists paradise. Find out more here Bicycle Island
Please note that if you’re bringing your own bike you will need to use one of the car ferries – The Red Jet does not accept bikes.
There are hundreds of miles of walking routes on the Isle of Wight. Skinners Farm is surrounded by footpaths and Thorness Bay and Parkhurst Forest can both be reached easily on foot.
Follow the links to a selection of our favourite walks: – 15 km over the Downs taking in Shorwell and Brightsone

Wild Swimming
As the Isle of Wight is surrounded by water, you are never too far from a new beach or stretch of coast to explore and enjoy. Wild swimming is becoming popular on the Island for obvious reasons and there are several open water swim events held on the Isle of Wight every year. Secluded Thorness Bay is a one mile walk away from Skinners. Swimming at high tide in Thorness Bay is recommended.
The Isle of Wight is well know as a surfers paradise with many beaches to choose from. Learn to surf or hire gear with iSurf
Adventure sports
Kayaking, paddle boarding, coasteering, mountain boarding, zorbing, climbing…..and more are all available through Isle of Wight Adventure Activities
Indoor sports
We highly recommend a visit to West Wight Sports and Community Centre at Freshwater. Indoor swimming, sports hall, cafe, sports taster sessions for the children every school holiday and over 50 fitness classes for adults every week, they also offer very good value 2 week membership deals.
The Isle of Wight was Queen Victoria’s summer home and the spectacular Osborne House can be reached easily by bike or car. Take the iconic floating bridge across the River Medina to East Cowes and it can be found on the outskirts of the town.
Carisbrooke Castle is a great place to visit – and see the famous donkeys walking the wheel to bring water from the well.