Cliff-top pitches with panoramic sea views and easy access to action and adventure
The ultra-green, festival-hosting Isle of Wight has reinvented itself into a hip little island offering something for everyone today, with exceptional waves for surfers, as well as kite- surfing, paragliding, and summer events that attract new crowds every year. The isle is shaped a bit like a front-on cow’s head. At its temple is, fittingly, a town called Cowes. At its respective ears sit the towns of Yarmouth and Ryde, both of which have regular ferry services to the mainland. And perched atop tall cliffs, behind the beach at Brighstone (about midway down the left of the cow’s jawline), sits the charming Grange Farm campsite.
It’s a lovely, unspoilt site situated in a beautiful part of the island. Two flat, grassy fields go right to the edge of the cliff, and there’s an overflow field across the road, aptly christened the ‘Hipcamp’ Field. You’ll need a sturdy tent for the winds blowing across the top of these fields, but the reward is a panoramic view across the sea and an easy scramble down to the beach below. It’s also a family-run, family-friendly site left deliberately undeveloped. Kids will love getting close to its Noah’s Ark of farm animals, including llamas (Delboy and Rodney), kune pigs, goats, water buffalo, and a variety of poultry. Plus there is a play area for ball games and a children’s playground, with boats and trains, stepping stones and rope bridges, in case the beach should lose its appeal – though parents should be mindful of the cliff edge at all times. All in all, it’s a friendly and wonderfully varied site that enjoys a marvellous location on this multi-faceted isle.
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Hosted by David ?.Joined in January 2016
From the host
Welcome to Grange Farm. Brighstone Bay, Isle of Wight! We are one of the few unspoilt, non-commercialised coastal sites with unpolluted sea air, situated on the beautiful south-west coast, with easy access to our sandy beach and picturesque views of our Chine and Brighstone Forest. The whole area is ideal for cycling, fishing, fossil hunting – a walkers paradise. An ideal family holiday for camping or self-catering in our static caravans or converted barns. We are a small family run working farm and have many unusual friendly animals including: Alpacas, Micro-pigs, kune-kune pigs, goats, horse, donkeys, water buffalo, sheep, poultry etc. We offer 4 cottages / barn conversions. Static caravans, Camping, Camping Pods & Hardstanding full service with water-waste.
Head out surfing/paragliding/kite-surfing, or take it easy exploring nearby Newport, whose Roman remains can be supplemented by the Roman villa at Brading (01983 406223), which has a visitor centre and museum. Cowes is also one of the isle's liveliest towns. Treat yourself to a visual extravaganza of water, beach, urban, air and land sports at the annual White Air Extreme Sports Festival.
Food and drink
The Blacksmiths Arms (01983 529263), a little way inland near Newport, serves food and has a pleasant beer garden. English wine’s come a long way. Check out the local vino at Adgestone Vineyard (01983 402503) in Sandown, one of the oldest vineyards in the UK, half a mile from the Roman villa at Brading. The Three Bishops (01983 740226) is a decent family-friendly pub, serving traditional fayre plus it has a pool table and fireplace.
The Wight Mouse Inn - in Chale (01983 730431)