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An endearing family-themed yurt on the Isle of Wight, Beneath the Waves offers a creative and colourful abode for a family group of up to six. Set majestically in delightful rural farmland, this charming yurt enjoys a peaceful and relaxed setting, which combines to create a heart-warming family escape. The kids will entertain themselves with a plethora of fun-filled activities from toys and books, to the wonderful outdoor play area, while the grown-ups can enjoy a luxurious glamping holiday with a toasty wood burning stove, super comfy memory foam mattresses and fully functional en-suite bathroom.
The Isle of Wight is a magical holiday destination with an abundance of beautiful sandy beaches, while the yurts central location is ideal for exploring and only 5 minutes' drive from the historical town of Newport. Expect to see a whole host of natural treats on site from red squirrels, swallows and Buzzards soaring in the sky, to the occasional owl sweeping by. Guests can also enjoy a fabulous barbecue banquet in the lovely outdoor setting and are perfectly placed to visit the spectacular sights on the island.
Besides for the gentle laughter of playful kids, this a quiet holiday location, so is not suitable for noisy groups of adults.
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There is an outdoor play area which is nature-based, including mud kitchen, bug hotel and jumping beams.
Located on the outskirts of an area of outstanding natural beauty, visitors can often see pheasants, bats, red squirrels, and bird life from the yurt. The visiting owl can sometimes be heard hooting in the evening, while lots of nesting birds are in the area including swallows in the summer.
The yurt is in a very quiet area surrounded by working farms, and the owners therefore kindly request no bookings from adult only parties. There is A LOW NOISE POLICY ON SITE for the comfort of all guests.
The site is situated on the outskirts of the island's capital town Newport, which is a five-minute drive away. This is a very rural countryside location perfect for walking, forests, wildlife, and never far away from one of the Island's award-winning beaches.
Osborne House. Once a family home of Queen Victoria, Osborne House is a great family day out. Owned by the English Heritage, beautiful gardens a private beach and inside the house to see. There is also a children's play area next to 'Swiss Cottage' where the princess and princesses would have played.
Website: Osborne House
Mottistone Manor. A beautiful manor house near the south coast of the Isle of Wight. The surrounding gardens are lovely and are in the care of the National Trust.
Website: Mottistone Manor
Bembridge Windmill. The National Trust's Bembridge Windmill, built in the early 1700s is the only windmill on the Isle of Wight. Inside you can climb the tower, learn how the mill worked and look for our secret millers. Outside there are walking trails, nature trails and let's not forget the kiosk selling ice-creams and coffee. W
Website: Bembridge Windmill
Needles Park. Needles Park is a magnet for families, drawn to the western tip of the Isle of Wight to enjoy the combination of its amazing geology, a famous cable-car chairlift down the cliffs, and a range of family attractions along the clifftop site. The main attraction at The Needles is the multi-coloured sand that makes up the cliffs of Alum Bay.
Website: Needles Park
National Trust. National Trust has various places of interest on the Isle of Wight, including Newtown Nature Reserve, Mottistone Manor, Bembridge Windmill and The Needles to name a few. Many great opportunities for families to explore the Island's lesser known natural attractions. There is currently a program running 'Things to do before you're 11 and 3/4' - great fun for kids and adults alike!
Website: National Trust
Isle of Wight beaches. 57 miles of stunning beaches with seaside awards. There are miles of sandy beaches, perfect for sandcastle building and splashing in the sea. Hidden coves with historical Isle of Wight information and fossil hunting.
The custom-made yurt is equipped with a curved kitchen, large shower room and, which is filled with goodies and handmade items. The bedroom area sleeps six people with a double bed, a bunk bed, and one single bed with trundle. All beds have excellent quality memory foam mattresses, 13.5 tog duvets and comfortable pillows. Guests can also request a cot or cot sides. There is no extra charge for bedding or cots. The outside eating area and nature play area are all part of the package.
The custom-made yurt is fully equipped with electricity, a curved kitchen which includes kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge, two electric hobs, crockery, cutlery, utensils, children's plastic set, tea-towels and washing up equipment. It also includes a wood burning stove to keep you lovely and warm, together with comfy memory foam mattresses and full bedding.
Bed guards or a cot can also be provided on request for the smallest visitors.
A separate an en-suite shower room with full flushing toilet is also provided.
There is a drop leaf table and seating for six inside each yurt, there is a BBQ and an outside eating area for six at the rear of the yurt.
Bed guards, high chairs, toys, books, games, and nature crafts can be found in the honesty shed.
First aid kits, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, fire blankets and extinguishers are all provided in case of an emergency.
Please note towels are not provided.
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