Miss the weekend rush with a midweek short break to the Isle of Wight for more choice and the best prices
With self-catering staycations a go from today, the Isle of Wight is top of travellers’ lists, offering an idyllic island escape feeling miles away from home, without the need for a passport.
With many of the destination’s sought-after accommodation options booking up over weekends during the spring and summer season, Wightlink, the leading eco-friendly cross-Solent ferry service, recommends a midweek visit, travelling outside of the weekend rush for more choice with stays and restaurants as well as cheaper ferry rates.
Wightlink provides daily regular crossings from Portsmouth to Fishbourne and Lymington to Yarmouth from just 40 minutes by car or foot, making it an accessible staycation destination that is perfect for short breaks. Discover the Isle of Wight’s coolest accommodation offerings, waterfront dining experiences and exciting attractions, with more availability and choice during a midweek visit.
Wightlink has rounded up a selection of the Island’s top self-catering accommodations that still have midweek availability for short stays from April onwards. Midweek return crossings with Wightlink start from just £68.75 for a car plus seven passengers travelling Portsmouth – Fishbourne in April and May.
Self-catering staycations – Take glamping to the next level at Tom’s Eco Lodge, Tapnell Farm
Tom’s Eco Lodge offers beautiful safari tents, wood cabins, modulogs, and eco Pods, all nestled away in the glorious surroundings of Tapnell Farm. New for May 2021, the site will also welcome updated luxury Geodesic Domes, which will be set apart from other accommodation, positioned in a private location including adjoining ensuite facilities and commanding the most amazing sea views across the Solent. Situated just south of Yarmouth, Tapnell Farm offers its guests countless activities to enjoy throughout their stay, from exploring the 6-mile Tapnell walking trail, boasting fabulous views; to taking a shot at the Clay Pigeon and Rifle Shooting range; or tucking into a meal at The Cow Restaurant & Bar, which champions the finest in home grown and locally sourced produce and specialises in home-made, award-winning burgers.
Self-catering staycations – One of a kind holiday experience in a vintage American Airstream
Vintage Vacations were the first to offer American Airstream glamping holidays in the UK, offering a large fleet of American vintage caravans, as well as their very own classic British caravans on the Isle of Wight. The vans are carefully restored to original condition and still have many original fixtures and fittings as well as quirky vintage accessories and decorations, offering guests a quirky and charming stay. The fleet of Airstreams can be found tucked away in a peaceful, pretty spot with rolling views. With no nearby roads or houses, glampers can breathe in fresh air and soak up the countryside views, heading back to work refreshed and rejuvenated.
Self-catering staycations – An off-grid adventure in a Tiny Homes boutique retreat
Four bespoke eco properties nestled within a stunning green meadow landscape make up Tiny Homes Holidays. Tiny Homes boasts a strong ethos that is felt throughout all its offerings, every property has been designed to tread lightly on the planet, whilst offering honest luxury and comfort, and this is felt right down to every last detail. For those looking to turn their staycation into a studycation and learn something new, then Tiny Homes also hosts a selection of fantastic workshops, where courses have been carefully curated to offer an insightful and unique experience. Everything from writers’ talks, or craft workshops, to cooking and yoga demos are offered and with the Isle of Wight’s slow pace of life, clean air and soul nurturing scenery, it really is the perfect place to escape to.
Self-catering staycations – Ocean views and luxury at Kings Hill Cottage, Kings Manor Farm
A luxury spacious property sleeping up to 12 guests, Kings Hills is a brand new contemporary light filled accommodation featuring views that stretch out to the iconic Needles, over Hurst Castle on the Mainland, and beyond. The property has fantastic nearby attractions to visit too, including Amazon World Park Zoo, the quintessential Carisbrooke Castle and the Piano Cafe, which is heralded for exquisite mezze boards. Kings Manor Farm is happy to offer a discounted price to smaller parties ahead of 21 June in order to comply with COVID-19 legislation.