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Old Barn Touring
Cheverton Farm
Newport Rd
Isle Of Wight   (Browse area)
PO36 9PJ
Tel: 01983 866414
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Pitches: 60
Open: 30th April To September 26th

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 41 Reviews
                9/10 from 41 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available    Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <5 miles   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <1 mile   Outdoor Pool <5 miles 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire <5 miles   Golf <1 mile   Tennis <5 miles 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring <1 mile 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 

Reviews:  41 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: August 2018 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Aidmason1091 1 review from this member

Upon arrival first thoughts were that the site was spacious with fairly large pitches and easy to find. Grassed areas were well maintained and the ground free from debris to pitch the tents. We were placed on the bottom field on our own giving us plenty of room considering that we have a toddler and 2 large dogs with us. The facilities leave a lot to be desired they are positioned in an old out building and could have been cleaner, cobwebs and spiders everywhere however that is to be expected from camping. The laundry facilities were sub-par. The washing machine did not actually clean the stains it just made the clothes wet. Couple this with the fact that the tumble dryer doesn't dry the clothes and we were onto a losing streak. Showers had to be paid for 20p a time and the ladies only had one working shower. I personally believe that these should be included in the price of the package. Upon our departure date we began to pack up the tents after being told that we had to be gone by 1100 it also states this on their website. Newcomers began to arrive onto our pitch area after being told to come down by reception. This was at 0930 bare in mind that they should not have been allowed onto the pitches to set up until 1200. At first this was just 3 cars then more turned up until there was a grand total of approximately 10 cars with more arriving and we were surrounded by about 30 people staring at us and about 12 dogs running free trying to get their tents pitched on our area whilst we were trying to take ours down. We were told to keep our dogs on a lead or a line and which we did making sure we followed the rules of the site. However the people that arrived did not do this allowing their's to run free and unrinate on our belongings. I know this is an issue with the owners but I can't help but think that this issue could have easily been avoided by the wardens better managing the people leaving and the newcomers arriving. When the problem was raised to staff they reimbursed us 30 for the price of the holdall although this was a pleasant gesture I do not feel that it makes up for the fact that they allowed us to rushed into packing and leaving the site before our time thereby giving us no time pack our cars properly. A lovely holiday falling short at the finish.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Nosha35 5 reviews from this member

We stayed here for 3 nights, tent with electric hookup, they even booked our ferry for us at a discounted price, very lovely site, after booking in we were shown to our pitch, very friendly and helpful. Great, clean facilities, we loved everything about this site, we will definitely be back.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Maeblip 5 reviews from this member

We live on the island and for years said lets go to the Old Barn, but you know how it is, you find excuses etc.

Well finally we went and what a nice campsite it is, we went as a party of 4 in 2 motor homes, checking in was easy, we had booked by phone. The site is a lot larger than it appears from the roadside.

There are adequate water/rubbish points around, there is the Old Barn itself with 2 pool tables 1 tennis/table, loads of paperbacks a TV seating area and a giant draught set, counters were 200mm dia floor set.

We didn't actually use any of the above, but none seemed to unusable.

Yes there is a bit of road noise, nothing too bad though and the small planes from the local airport were an easy way to while away the time, daylight only so no noise overnight.

For those with motor homes which you want to leave on site. 2 mins up the road is a covered bus shelter, . 15 mins walk down the hill Morrisons. 20 mins back of course.

There is a 20p charge for the shower(5mins)? Again unused by us.

The bonus for us was an I. Wight discount as we were island residents.

Would we go again, YES.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Smwright69 7 reviews from this member

Stayed for 4 nights whilst discovering the Isle of Wight. Easy to find and tour from because just off main road. The road was generally busy, which made it difficult to leave the site at times and the noise was notable on site. Didn't bother us as we live near a road but for those who demand silence not the site for you.

The wardens on the site were excellent and the facilities good. I know 20p for a shower upsets some people but it keeps the 60 minute shower hoggers at bay.

The pitch was gently sloping and though in a 'gully' the sun seemed to move across the pitch through out the day which was nice.

Acid test would I stay again? Yes

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: MrsBing 2 reviews from this member

We stayed at this site for one week from 17th August. I spent some time on this website trying to find the best one, with good reviews etc - and what a gem. The wardens were lovely, from the start of the booking to the end of our stay. They were honest about the pitches available as the only one available on the Saturday was by the road, but offered us a better pitch if we arrived on the Sunday. They were always on hand if you had any queries - and were alwayshappy to help.

The site is very well maintained and the showers were always spotless. I was concerned that only two showers on a full site would be an issue - but I had to wait only once during our stay. I think this is actually helped because you have to pay 20p which stops people hogging!

The play area in the wonderfully restored barn was a welcome amenity as it worked well for two 12 year olds that have outgrown the smaller playground attraction.

Do be warned that there isn't a shop on site but Morrisons is only a 3 minute drive away, so pick up your basics before you get there. The Fighting Cocks just down the road served very good and reasonably priced home cooked food.

In all - a great place to stay.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Julie Scrivens 1 review from this member

Having just had stayed at the Old Barn Touring Site, we wish to highlight the excellent support and helpfulness of the couple who are wardens there.

These are kind and caring people - multi tasking to meet the needs of visitors to the site.

Due to an unfortunate breakdown of our car upon disembarking from the Southampton ferry we arrived by taxi. Having unpacked our tent, equipment, belongings etc. And in spite of the weekend ahead and increasing arrivals, our hosts could not do enough to ensure we had everything we needed to make our break enjoyable. We were even offered a lift to our car where public transportation was limited.

We also found the layout of the pitches attractive and carefully maintained and were impressed by the neat clipped hedges and lawns of this site in a pretty area of the Isle of Wight

If we have any criticism we did find that only two showers in the ladies and gents blocks were restricting. Aside from this they were well maintained and clean.

Mike and Julie

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