Welcome to Skinners Farm.
A working farm with self catering holiday caravans on the Isle of Wight
Skinners Farm is a mixed beef and arable farm situated in Northwood on the outskirts of Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Skinners farm self catering 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 Holidays Isle of Wight is an ideal venue for walking and cycling and the beach and coastal paths can be reached easily on foot. 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 and depending on the time of year there will be cattle or crops in the fields. Staying at Skinners Farm, you will experience a real working farm and be able to witness the varied work that goes on at any time of year.
Skinners Farm Blog
Regular updates from the farm and local area
Isle of Wight Festival of Running sees a challenging programme of races for all the family on the Island
Skinners Farm is once again sponsoring The Isle of Wight Festival of Running which takes place on June 1st and 2nd 2019. Not only are we sponsors but we're offering discounts to any competitors who stay with us for the Festival. There will be a 5 and 10k race on...
Just in case you want to get in touch and you don't get a quick reply - it's because Clare is away for a few weeks. She'll be 'off grid' doing voluntary work in rural Kenya. Emails will be dealt with as and when ...but possibly not until early March. Of course Dave...
The season is coming to an end and we’ve had lots of happy guests stay on the farm. It’s been an extremely busy summer at the farm, hence the lack of photos. Here’s a run down of what we’ve doing!
We're very excited to announce that we have negotiated a deal with Red Funnel. Book your stay with us and we can provide you with a discount code to the value of 15% on your Red Funnel Ferry crossing. .
Pleased to say that we are now OPEN for bookings for 2019. As usual we will give returning guest a 10% discount. Get in touch early to avoid disappointment!
Winter paid a visit to the Isle of Wight this week - like the rest of the country we had our share of snow. The snow started on Thursday afternoon and by Friday the Isle of Wight had well and truly ground to a halt! But the farm carried on - we had to carry water to...
A few of the things our guests have said after staying with us…
There was really good internet in the caravan, which I wasn’t expecting! The owners were friendly and wanted us to be happy there, which we were.It was lovely and peaceful, and there were great views, especially of the sunsets. The farm is in a convenient location between Cowes and Newport, and is really near Newport, so pretty easy to get to any part of the island. Although you feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere, you’re not at all. You need to pay for gas and electric on top. We had the heating on (good central heating and hot water by the way) for a couple of hours in the morning and a couple of hours in the evening, and cooked in the caravan most nights, and we were charged £20.00, which seemed reasonable.
The place was easy to find and really close to the ferry port. The owners were really friendly and helpful even when we turned up slightly early. The three mobile homes are great and away from the farm. They even supplied two little tractors for the boys to play on which they loved. Location was great, very close to a forest for bike riding with the boys and 30 mins from the beach locations on the east side. The homes were all well equipped with everything