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Tapnell Farm

Tapnell Farm

4.7
out of 5
Ratings from 633 reviews
98% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.7
Comfort
4.7
Condition
4.7
Location
4.8
Value
4.5
Customer
Service
4.8
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Tapnell Farm on the Isle of Wight is a working farm & tourist destination, and is also home to holiday accommodation such as Tom's Eco Lodge, Tapnell Manor and The Dairyman's Cottage.

www.tomsecolodge.com
www.tapnellmanor.com
www.tapnellfarmcottages.com

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No 2 Cottage

5.0
out of 5
Ratings from 7 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0

Latest Review - October 2020

We spent a short 3 nights break at Cottage2 as a family of 4 with two teenage children and had a perfect stay. The cottage is very well located within the premises and offering an easy access to Tarpnell Farm. An easy access to local attractions and local beaches is also a great bonus of the location. Dinner at the Cows restaurant is highly recommend! Very clean and comfortable place, newly refurbished and offering a great space. Very friendly and helpful customer service on site at Tarpnel Farm. The cottage is great value for money-we would love to come back!



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All 5 Safari Tents

5.0
out of 5
Ratings from 3 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0

Latest Review - May 2015

A group of 34 of us spent the weekend at Tom's Eco Lodges to celebrate my husband's birthday. It was fabulous. It absolutely lived up to the high expectations we had. The lodges were warm and dry in the rain (with the help of the wood-fired oven and electric blankets), the hot tubs were much appreciated, and the staff were really helpful and friendly. I can't find a single negative thing to say!



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Afton Bell Tent Bubble 2

5.0
out of 5
Ratings from 1 review
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0

Latest Review - July 2021

Excellent - highly recommended! There’s not much more to say but this review website require 5 more characters.



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Stockbridge Cottage

5.0
out of 5
Ratings from 1 review
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0

Latest Review - July 2020

We were saved by Chloe as she squeezed us in for the last 5 days of our 14 day holiday on the island. We wished we had found this place earlier! The house was beautiful, brand new, with a lovely kitchen and everything we could wish for. Perhaps a bigger TV if I was being really picky? The farm park was the icing on the cake, my 7 year old adored it, especially the zip wire, jumping pillows and the sledges. It was all so clean and well laid out with great coffee too! The Cow serves good food, we ate there twice, once with friends. My teenagers were desperate to try Aqualand but it wasn’t quite...more



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All 5 Domes

4.9
out of 5
Ratings from 3 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.7
Customer
Service
5.0

Latest Review - July 2021

Never tried this type of stay before. Absolutely loved it probably because Tapnell farm is amazing. We also ate in the Cow restaurant and were blown away by the quality of the food and the high standard of service we received. Absolutely 1st class and would recommend to anyone and everyone.



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Dome 4

4.9
out of 5
Ratings from 20 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.9
Value
4.5
Customer
Service
4.9

Latest Review - July 2021

We’ve been there for only 2 days for weekend getaway but we didn’t want to leave that place. It was sparkling clean and very comfortable place. Chloe was the best host we've ever encountered. We’ll definitely come back. Absolutely recommend this place to everyone



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Afton Bell Tent Bubble 3

4.9
out of 5
Ratings from 3 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.3
Customer
Service
5.0

Latest Review - July 2021

Great stay, really lovely location, quiet and the rest of Tapnell farm is great to have nearby as well



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Dome 1 with log burning tub

4.9
out of 5
Ratings from 18 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.8
Comfort
4.9
Condition
4.9
Location
4.9
Value
4.6
Customer
Service
5.0

Latest Review - July 2021

We had a fab couple of nights in the Dome. Luxurious inside and out, the facilities were fab. The site had spectacular views and the shop and restaurant on site were also great. Would love to stay again



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Dome 2

4.8
out of 5
Ratings from 18 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.9
Comfort
4.9
Condition
5.0
Location
4.7
Value
4.6
Customer
Service
4.8

Latest Review - July 2021

We hired two domes with two families and have to say the location, views and quality of accomodation were all amazing. Would definitely recommend and stay again! Thanks Tom, Chloe and team.



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East Afton Farmhouse & Annex Holidays

4.8
out of 5
Ratings from 16 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.8
Comfort
4.8
Condition
4.6
Location
5.0
Value
4.7
Customer
Service
4.9

Latest Review - June 2021

This farmhouse is even better than the photos on their website - it's beautifully kitted out and has a wonderful mmix of traditional and contemporary touches, such as the vast kitchen with plush sofas and the brilliant cinema room. Chloe and the team were excellent in every respect, quickly responding to our questions and requests. The added bonus is Tapnell Farm is just up the road, with all of it's facilities - we always visit the Cow restaurant during our holidays and this time it was within a short drive (or long stroll) away. My son and I had an afternoon of clay pigeon and target sh...more



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Wood Cabin 2

4.8
out of 5
Ratings from 24 reviews
96% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.8
Comfort
4.6
Condition
4.8
Location
5.0
Value
4.6
Customer
Service
4.9

Latest Review - July 2021

We loved returning to Toms eco lodge for a third time, this time in a wood cabin - It was excellent! Hiring a hot tub made the break even better as the weather wasn’t great and it meant we could spend time outside even on cold evenings. As always the farm was great for our kids- a few changes make it even better for under 5s We miss being able to collect eggs from the hens but understand this might have ended due to covid- still managed to get some foc from the farm shop though. Meals at the Cow were once again great- Next time we’d like to try a safari tent but can’t see any availabili...more



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Wood Cabin 1

4.8
out of 5
Ratings from 29 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.8
Comfort
4.8
Condition
4.8
Location
4.8
Value
4.6
Customer
Service
4.9

Latest Review - July 2021

We have had another amazing holiday at Tapnell Farm, the Wood cabin is perfectly located, peaceful and allows easy access to all locations on the Isle of Wight which are within 30 min journey or less. Our kids are between 5 to 7 years old and loved the go carts and bouncing pillows at the farm. Due to Covid restrictions they couldn't interact as much as they would have liked with the animals, our last visit they could collect eggs from the chickens, hold the animals in pets corner, including the some of the insects. The Wood Cabin is lovely, has a washing machine and dishwasher, there is a res...more



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Dome 3

4.8
out of 5
Ratings from 8 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.9
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.9
Location
4.5
Value
4.5
Customer
Service
4.9

Latest Review - July 2021

The staff, dome and farm facilities were spot on and we all had a fabulous stay! The kids are saying is was one of their best ever hols!



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Dome 5 with log burning tub

4.8
out of 5
Ratings from 16 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.7
Comfort
4.8
Condition
4.9
Location
4.8
Value
4.7
Customer
Service
4.8

Latest Review - July 2021

Dome 5 is nestled away in the glorious surroundings of Tapnell Farm and is a truly modern, spacious & an utterly immaculate accommodation. This was our inaugural visit to the IOW and Tapnell Farm has made it an experience to remember forever! This was an absolute glamorous glamping and a quality accommodation. Our desire for glamping is now been remedied due to finding this gem. Even more breathtaking than in the photos and a joy to stay in! Hadn’t expected to find the IOW so enchanting, but delighted to find it utterly unspoiled and also totally complete with everything we needed. Absolutely ...more



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Safari Tent 1 with log burning tub

4.8
out of 5
Ratings from 30 reviews
97% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.6
Comfort
4.9
Condition
4.8
Location
4.9
Value
4.5
Customer
Service
4.8

Latest Review - July 2021

What a lovely place. The tent, the layout, the location, everything was so much better than we could have expected. The weather was horrendous when we arrived but Chloe contacted us to say the tent was cleaned and we could get it early. The inside was warm and snug and had everything we needed. Opening the front of the tent when the sun came out and sitting on the decking listening to the sheep and enjoying the view was magical.



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Eco Pod 1

4.7
out of 5
Ratings from 23 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.9
Comfort
4.6
Condition
4.9
Location
4.9
Value
4.4
Customer
Service
4.8

Latest Review - June 2021

Brilliant time, really clean pod, provided everything needed. Went for dinner at the cow - brilliant services Attended the aqua park and the staff were great. However, in the evening sleeping in the pod was extremely hot. We had the windows and doors open of a day time and the fan on at night time. But due to the mosquitoes we couldn’t keep the windows open at night time. This made sleeping really difficult, so we hardly slept on both nights we were there. Other than that in the evening, we had a great time and can’t fault anything else



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Safari Tent 3

4.7
out of 5
Ratings from 27 reviews
89% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.8
Comfort
4.8
Condition
4.8
Location
4.8
Value
4.5
Customer
Service
4.7

Latest Review - July 2021

Great experience. Everything you need provided. Very well thought out, location great with lovely views. Comfortable beds. Would highly recommend



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Safari Tent 2

4.7
out of 5
Ratings from 28 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.8
Comfort
4.8
Condition
4.7
Location
4.9
Value
4.4
Customer
Service
4.8

Latest Review - July 2021

Gorgeous views, the tent was very comfortable and equipped with everything we needed. Our kids had the best time.



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Safari Tent 5 with log burning tub

4.7
out of 5
Ratings from 32 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.6
Comfort
4.8
Condition
4.7
Location
4.8
Value
4.5
Customer
Service
4.8

Latest Review - July 2021

Thank you to the Tapnell farm team for making our 4th return visit just as memorable! We just missed the aqua park opening last year by a couple of weeks, but we certainly enjoyed it this time - great fun! Great place, great for families, lots to do, perfect for a getaway. See you again next year!



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East Afton Farmhouse Wedding Venue

4.7
out of 5
Ratings from 40 reviews
98% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.7
Comfort
4.9
Condition
4.6
Location
4.8
Value
4.5
Customer
Service
4.9

Latest Review - July 2021

Everything at East Afton farmhouse was absolutely perfect - we really couldn't have wished for a better location for our wedding. Having use of the venue and all of the facilities in the days leading up to the wedding was so ideal and meant that we could enjoy time together before the big day and get everything ready ahead of time. The farmhouse and all of the facilities are fab - our wedding was the first in the brand new events barn and it is simply stunning! We couldn't recommend this venue more highly!



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Safari Tent 4

4.7
out of 5
Ratings from 27 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.7
Comfort
4.7
Condition
4.7
Location
4.8
Value
4.4
Customer
Service
4.8

Latest Review - July 2021

We have now been to Tapnell Fram 3 times and have enjoyed every visit. The team are very helpful and the new activities on site were brilliant. Bring on next year!



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Tapnell Manor - The Perfect Family Escape

4.7
out of 5
Ratings from 108 reviews
99% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.6
Comfort
4.8
Condition
4.5
Location
4.9
Value
4.6
Customer
Service
4.8

Latest Review - July 2021

Stayed here with a group of 14. Plenty of space in a beautiful location. The hot summer weather allowed us to make full use of the beautiful garden and nearby beaches. The Manor house enabled us the space and provision for a wonderfully relaxing weekend.



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Modulog 1 with log burning tub

4.7
out of 5
Ratings from 12 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.8
Comfort
4.6
Condition
4.7
Location
4.9
Value
4.3
Customer
Service
4.8

Latest Review - June 2021

Pros Wood fired hot tub Lots of wood, kindling and charcoal Lots of activities on the farm Beautiful scenery Friendly staff Wood fired pizza oven was really nice Wheelbarrows to help take you're stuff to the lodge are a very handy Cons Shower goes hot to cold continuously. Hedges are overgrown cutting out the views from the front of the lodge. The fence next to the hot tub is also a bit large and takes away the sunset if you're in the hot tub.



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Eco Pod 2

4.6
out of 5
Ratings from 27 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.7
Comfort
4.4
Condition
4.7
Location
4.9
Value
4.4
Customer
Service
4.8

Latest Review - July 2021

We couldn’t have been happier with our short stay in the eco pod at Tapnell / Toms Eco Lodge. The pod was immaculately clean, had everything we could have possibly needed in the kitchen, and was really a pleasure to stay in. The weather wasn’t on our side but we still managed to light our fire pit, enjoy a BBQ and watch the sunset across the countryside. We are actually local on the island but our stay really felt like a proper break. I would only say the bed was slightly firm for my husband but was perfect for me. But that is such a personal thing we couldn’t fault it for that. Thank you for ...more



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Poachers Perch

4.6
out of 5
Ratings from 26 reviews
96% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.8
Comfort
4.6
Condition
4.5
Location
4.7
Value
4.5
Customer
Service
4.8

Latest Review - August 2021

We had a wonderful stay - poachers perch was superb, though there are some areas of improvement we would recommend - the window paintwork is looking tired and some of the bedroom doors were stiff and would not close - the sofa is very soft and could do with replacing or foam improving. Otherwise the presentation and location was superb and the towel folding a lovely welcome!



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Dairyman's Cottage

4.6
out of 5
Ratings from 69 reviews
99% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.6
Comfort
4.7
Condition
4.5
Location
4.8
Value
4.4
Customer
Service
4.8

Latest Review - July 2021

Dairyman’s Cottage is perfectly situated within Tapnell Farm Park to access everything but still feel like you’re a world away from the hustle and bustle of life. The views from the upstairs bedrooms across the downs to the sea are stunning and such a treat to wake up to, come rain or shine. There is plenty of space to play inside and outside (the large front garden is great for family ball games) and there are some lovely walks from the doorstep. The house is well-appointed with en-suite bedrooms, and the kitchen has lots of everything including children’s plastic plates, cups and crocker...more



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Modulog 2 with log burning tub

4.5
out of 5
Ratings from 14 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.6
Comfort
4.3
Condition
4.6
Location
4.8
Value
4.2
Customer
Service
4.8

Latest Review - July 2021

We were originally booked to come to Tapnell Farm in April 2020, but it got moved a few times during the pandemic! We finally came with high expectations after waiting for so long. Our journey to the Isle of Wight was disastrous for reasons beyond our control - but Tapnell Farm were incredibly helpful, finding us an alternative route so that we didn't have to wait until 9pm after missing our ferry. Communication was fantastic and we are very grateful for that. When we finally arrived we were just in time for a meal at The Cow, which was lovely and much needed. The rest of the weekend was good....more



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Afton Bell Tent Bubble 4

4.3
out of 5
Ratings from 2 reviews
50% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
3.5
Comfort
4.5
Condition
4.5
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0

Latest Review - September 2018

Pros: Cosy Fairly well-equipped Excellent customer service and communication from Chloe Comfy beds Cons: No washing machine Near a busyish road Next door to a farm yard where tractors and vehicles start moving around at 7.30am No garden, just 2 paved courtyards with no outdoor tables or chairs.



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Afton Bell Tent Bubble 1

3.0
out of 5
Ratings from 1 review
0% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
3.0
Comfort
2.0
Condition
3.0
Location
4.0
Value
2.0
Customer
Service
4.0

Latest Review - July 2021

Feel that the bell tents are the poor relations to your other accommodation. Just not quite good enough, especially for the price. An up to date inventory would be really helpful - we brought things that were actually supplied but not listed on the inventory (ie small cooker, frying pan, cooking bits), also there was no mention that the tents actually had power to them Annoying there we only 2 chairs, when the accommodation sleeps 4, we presumed there was a picnic bench with each tent bubble. Despite being an eco resort, no facilities for recycling. The bed was incredibly comfy,...more