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Compton Farm
Military Road
Isle Of Wight   (Browse area)
PO30 4HF
Tel: 01983 740215
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Pitches: 28
Open: May To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 18 Reviews
                9/10 from 18 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 
 No Shop   No Bar   No Restaurant   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf   Tennis 
 Beach On Site   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Coastside Pitches   Public Transport   Dog Walk 

Reviews:  18 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: BecB 3 reviews from this member

We visited for a week this July and were lucky with the weather I must say for a start! I chose it because it is sheltered from the coastal winds by being in a valley, but still very close to the sea.

I am a single mother with 2 children age 8 and 10 and we had a glorious time. The children went off running and playing and hanging out with other children and I found the other adults there friendly. Not always the case: single mothers can be looked upon with suspicion / curiosity / envy / as a threat? The staff are friendly too.

There is a little playground, not much to get excited about, mainly used to hang out. Showers cost 50p, we only used them once as we enjoy the break from all that and use baby wipes instead, but all areas are clean. 2 washing up sinks. A freezer for freezer blocks.

Mobile reception not good (for me anyway), I had to walk up the hill, but I enjoyed the break from the outside world.

Nearest shops: Co-Op and Sainsburys in Freshwater.

I got gas from a little hardware shop in Freshwater too, can't remember the name I'm afraid, but it's quite a small place, I think it was on the way to the Co-op.

Locally, the beach is walkable although down 6 steep flights, definitely not for buggies. We had a cream tea at Warren Farm which is on the Needles, delicious.

Further afield: we visited the Zoo (fantastic, the talks and big cats are excellent) and Steam Railway (perfect if it's your thing).

All-in-all, a perfect campsite for us because:

Quiet, friendly, no music, no late loud parties, clean, simple, just good plain camping with respect for everyone else.

We're thinking about going back next year for a week!

Date of Visit: September 2011 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: Stevespeller 2 reviews from this member

This was our third visit to Compton Farm but this time we were staying in one of the static caravans instead of our tent. The reason we keep coming back here is because this is a wonderful setting and a very friendly but quiet site. Unspoilt sandy beaches are just a short walk away, there are great walks over the downlands behind the site and small towns are a convenient distance when you need to go shopping. Facilities are fairly minimal but clean and well kept. Because it's a working farm with cows, geese and hens there's a lot there to interest children and also a good sized playground to suit most ages. If you're looking for somewhere to unwind and relax with a slower pace and not so interested in the more developed Eastern side of the island then this is the perfect spot.

Date of Visit: June 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Dorset4 2 reviews from this member

A lovely campsite in a beautiful setting, facilities basic for price. However, during our stay the only cleaning we saw was the empyting of bins and brushing grass from toilet block floors. This did not bother us too much as it was pretty quiet when we were here.

Only 2 showers in the mens and 2 in the womens which I imagine would pose a problem in the school holidays. A lovely beach on your doorstep with a little bit of surf!

From the campsite you could walk up onto the top of the downs from where there were excellent views all around. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay (the fantastic weather helped) but if you want mod cons and loads of facilities this site is not for you.

Date of Visit: September 2009 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: IOW fan 1 review from this member

We loved this place! Incredible views and surrounded by countryside so that if you stand outside at night you can see every star.

The caravans are basic but immaculately clean and with enough utensils to get by.

Great for kids - especially when they make friends with the other kids on the campsite and do wide games, fly kites and go roaming over the hills. There is also a small playpark which the kids seemed to really enjoy and there are plenty of cows, chicken, geese and ducks roaming about which will delight small children.

There's no shops or anything until you get to Freshwater so you need to get basic food for your first night there before you get to the campsite!

We are definitely going to go back next year!

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: JoeSurf 2 reviews from this member

This was the final destination of our three week coastal tour and what a way to finish! It's a rural/rustic camp site with plenty of space and great walks nearby. You can see the white cliffs from your tent and almost hear the sea crashing on the rocks!

Pitching was very relaxed but be aware that the basic facilities are at the entrance to the site, which means if you park right up the far end you have a good walk.

The nearest nice pubs we found were a short drive away in Yarmouth as there wasn't much at Freshwater.

If we go camping to the IOW again, we'll certainly give this camp site another go.

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Suts 7 reviews from this member

This is a great site. Facilities basic but very clean and always lots of hot running water (showers cost 20p so make sure you take some with you)

A classic small farm and the children love the animals and the wide open spaces. There is a small playground which the children spent most of their time in.

Quite a steep walk down to the nearest beach but very pretty views.

The Sun Pub at Hulverston was a gem, with a varied menu and reasonable prices. Nearest shop was the Co-Op in Freshwater Bay which is about 3 miles from the site and stocks most things.

We made our decision to go to Compton Farm after reading the great reviews on this site and they sum up the site completely. Lovely!

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