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
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...
We had a sneaky little helper feeding our calves today!
Skinners Farm Holidays is now taking bookings for 2018
There's some new arrivals at Skinners Farm this week! We took in 3 Hereford heifers and a Friesan bull calf.
Victoria's Island Trail “It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot" At the height of her reign, Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert chose the Isle of Wight as their favourite holiday spot. Creating a palatial home at Osborne, East Cowes, the royal...
It's a hot topic across the Isle of Wight - but what do you think? There's a PRO-LINK Campaign with proposals for a tunnel which would land somewhere in the middle of the Island. Now they're suggesting a transport hub near Wootton linking in with the Havenstreet...
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