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Hamstead Farm Hamstead Drive, Yarmouth PO41 0YE England
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306Stephanie wrote a review Jun 2016
Southampton, United Kingdom6 contributions17 helpful votes
We have always loved the IoW but have previously stayed in hotels or self-catering cottages. Quite by chance, I had seen that one of our favourite stand-up comedians was performing at Shanklin Theatre on the island, and booked 2 tickets for me and hubby - to cut a long story short, my husband, our 3 children (aged 5, 7 and 8) and my sister and BIL (babysitting duties!) travelled over together for 2 nights and needed somewhere reasonably priced that could accommodate us all. We have never camped as a family, and my husband has always joked that he would book himself into a hotel close by any campsite I chose, rather than sleep in a tent - the kids, however, have always been bewitched by the idea of sleeping under canvas, so I persuaded him to give Red Squirrel a try. The site is pretty isolated, on lovely farm near Shalfleet (it's one and half miles down a private unadopted road from the main road). There are a couple of friendly, well-behaved dogs (in case that's important to you) and loads of chickens wandering round - you are welcome to help yourselves to freshly laid eggs from the coop - but the most amazing thing is the gorgeous view down to the sea. The site has access to its own private beach a 10-minute stroll away - we never actually got to see this - and the two "tents" share a massive safe field with a rope swing. Each tent has a BBQ (gas) and a fire pit, with firewood and kindling supplied, as well as outdoor bean bags and deckchairs, etc. Inside is quite a revelation. There is a proper, well designed bathroom with loo, shower etc at the back of the tent, and towels etc, are provided. There are two "bedrooms", one with a proper double bed and one with a bunk bed and a trundle bed; in addition there is a nice sofa bed in the "lounge" - 7 people were easily accommodated, and the beds were very nicely made up before we arrived. There is a dining table and 6 chairs, a selection of games and books, a small kitchen area (kettle, hob, sink, fridge) as well as a log burner for cooler weather. We were welcomed warmly by the owner, who showed us around and then left us to it - a lovely touch was the welcome fruit, milk, biscuits, cereal, juice, bread etc. They were very easy-going generally and we had no issues with booking, arriving or leaving. We all had a great time, slept really well and the only problem we had was persuading the kids to get in the car so we could leave! This is uber-glamping with a difference; a proper mattress and fluffy towels (hotel style) combined with the great feeling of being in the outdoors and "back to nature". Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and even my husband is keen to go back again. Result! And the price? £220 for 2 nights for 7 people - bargain! Congratulations Red Squirrel - we'll back soon.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Trip type: Travelled
bp1London wrote a review May 2016
London60 contributions59 helpful votes
The only way i was ever going to get my wife to consider campaign was to do it in style. and this ticked all the boxes! she's just declared it our best ever family holiday and wants to rebook! The location (up a long windy track, through a farm, through some woods, in a secluded field over looking the solent next to some very friendly chickens) is so idyllic. Its a great base from which to explore the Island and all it has to offer. The accommodation itself was rustic and very charming. great views and a veranda from which to enjoy them. We BBQd every day but the inside kitchen is also just about enough to do what you need. The fantastic log burner kept us warm at night and the on suite bathroom/shower/toilet with hot water did the job nicely. Our 2 year old loved every element of it and as i say, its one of our best trips to date and we are already thinking about booking up for next summer.
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Date of stay: May 2016
Trip type: Travelled
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Multijon wrote a review Aug 2015
Jerusalem, Israel11 contributions16 helpful votes
Such an excellent vacation. Between the view, the cosy tent (only in feeling - it was quite large, with a master bedroom, a children's room, and a living room-dining area-kitchen with gas hob and a wood stove), and the pastoral farm, with cows and chickens strolling along (eggs free for the taking!). There are only two tents on the farm, and they are located not to near to each other, allowing for some privacy. There are running toilets and a hot shower connected to the back side of each tent. In short - the best way to go camping! Thanks so much for this vacation!
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Date of stay: August 2015
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Trip type: Travelled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Red Squirrel Glamping
Which popular attractions are close to Red Squirrel Glamping?
Nearby attractions include West Wight Alpacas (3.3 km), The Solent Way Walk (7.7 km), and Mottistone Gardens (7.4 km).
What are some restaurants close to Red Squirrel Glamping?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Freshwater Coffee House, PO41 Coffee House, and On the Rocks.
Are there any historical sites close to Red Squirrel Glamping?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Yarmouth Castle (4.8 km), Farringford Estate & Gardens (7.8 km), and Dimbola Museum & Galleries (7.6 km).