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

Here’s a challenge – Swim to the Isle of Wight

If you think the ferry fares are a bit excessive then here's an alternative way to get to Skinners Farm - swim! The annual Solent Swim takes place on September 2nd 2017 and entries are open now. More details can be found at www.solentswim.co.uk. The swim takes place...

Proud sponsors of the NEW Isle of Wight Festival of Running

We're pleased to announce that Skinners Farm Holidays will be sponsoring the new Isle of Wight Festival of Running to be held for the first time this year from 2nd to 4th June. We're offering 20% discount to runners for the 2 weeks either side  of the Festival. Get in...

It’s official – the Isle of Wight is now the Isle of Light!

Astro-photographer, Jamie Currie, has found the Isle of Wight to be the perfect spot to capture the constellations in stunning definition. Talking to the Daily Mail, who named the Island the “Isle of Light”, Jamie said: “The light pollution on the Isle of Wight allows...

Something for all at the new Isle of Wight Festival of Running

We're excited to be part of the newest Isle of Wight event next year - The Isle of Wight Festival of Running. Born out of the legendary Needles XC Half Marathon the event will be over 3 days and will incorporate the new Needles Marathon as well as a 5 K and 10 K fun...

Autumn dawns at Skinners Farm

Autumn has arrived at Skinners and we took this beautiful picture as the sun rose. It shows the wheat we sowed a few weeks ago coming up already. Good to...

Celebrate and enjoy Isle of Wight Day!

We're celebrating Isle of Wight Day on Saturday 24th September. Why not take advantage of special deals on the ferries, book yourself a get away at Skinners Farm and enjoy the many activities on offer across the Island? One night in any of our caravans is just £50....


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.


Claire H

We were given a warm welcome and made to feel at home as soon as we arrived.  The caravan was lovely and clean and had everything in it that we needed – including a lovely homemade cake that was on the table on arrival.  It was warm and cosy and the view from the caravan was lovely looking over the fields. We will definitely be visiting again hopefully for a longer stay.  Highly recommended!!
Clare Blanchard

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 they needed. Water and showers and heating good to. Lovely owners let the kids go to the farm and see the cows and the highlight of their trip the baby kittens 2 weeks old. Would defiantly go back and recommend to anyone of any age

Rob Liz Oscar and Toby

Everything about our stay was perfect.  The lovely, spacious and clean caravan with amazing views with loads of space around it for the boys to play football and just, play.  The kindness from yourselves ensuring we had an enjoyable time – delicious cake, apple juice, milk & tea bags, so thoughtful.  Thanks also to your husband for the time he took out from working to let us see the (now many) gorgeous kittens!  A huge highlight for us, as you may have guessed, we like cats!
We will most definitely recommend Skinners Farm to anyone looking for a relaxing, beautiful place to stay and hopefully we will get to come back again soon.
Peter & Sandie Grindrod