The Really Green Holiday Company, Freshwater, Isle of Wight
Glamping holidays with a difference…
We provide high quality environmentally friendly camping holidays in comfortable fully furnished canvas yurts on the beautiful Isle of Wight.
All six of our beautiful Yurts are fully equipped and furnished with everything that you will need for your holiday, cooking utensils, pans, china, proper cutlery and real mugs and wine glasses – even a cafétiere for proper coffee! No setting up tents and blowing up airbeds before you can start your yurt holiday and relax.
The yurts are beautifully furnished with proper beds (one with a 4 poster), tables, chairs and many of the comforts of home but with the benefits of the ‘Great Outdoors’ on your doorstep.
Each 16 ft yurt sleeps up to 5 people containing a double bed, a double futon or day bed and a single camp bed if required. The 18ft Yurt will sleep 6 people in comfort.
The yurts have raised wooden floors and are furnished with rugs and mats for comfort. Our bedding is all in natural or low allergy materials and we will provide 100% cotton sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers at an additional cost if required to make your holiday easier. We provide 1 blanket or quilt per bed which is adequate in most temperatures, but if you feel the cold, or are coming at the begining or end of the season, you may wish to bring one or two extra.
Each yurt has a small wood burning stove for warmth which really makes them cosy in the evenings, rainy weather or early mornings-so much more civilised than traditional or ‘wild’ camping.
Each unit has a barbeque/brazier for outdoor cooking and warmth if sitting under the stars, and there is also “The Dome”, an undercover communal cooking and eating area with additional gas barbeques for convenience. The Dome is large enough to accommodate all guests in inclement weather and is great for impromptu get-togethers or just for relaxing out of the sun or, perish the thought, rain.
You need to bring bed linen and towels unless you wish us to provide these at a small additional charge. You may wish to bring a torch or an additional blanket if staying at the beginning or end of the season. Otherwise you just need to bring your food, drink, etc as with any self catering accommodation.
Whilst each yurt has its own outdoor cooking and seating area we also have our “Dome”, a large undercover tented area providing weather-proof cooking, eating and seating facilities and a communal area for guests to mingle, which is a very popular facility.
Our yurt holidays are ethical and sustainable holidays, because we make everything as environmentally friendly as possible without compromising on comfort. You will still have the ‘open air’ feel of being under canvas but with many of the comforts you would have in a caravan or small holiday cottage.
To help you with responsible travel we can arrange free transport from and to the Isle of Wight ferry terminal in Yarmouth and discounted cycle hire or bus rover tickets during your stay so that you can leave the car at home. There are miles of glorious footpaths in the immediate vicinity for walking holidays and cycling holidays can also be arranged for individuals, families and groups.
We provide duvets, pillows and quilts/blankets and all the equipment you need for your eco holiday. Bed linen and towels are available as extras so that you may begin to relax as soon as you arrive.
We have a range of green holiday options available on site including wood burning stoves, barbeques and braziers, which have a zero carbon footprint as we use wood from sustainable woodland, but which may be less familiar and take a little longer than our Calor gas cookers which are convenient but less environmentally friendly. Guests are free to use either option. We also provide compost toilets and solar shower.
If you want to come for the Isle of Wight Festival or an event such as Cowes Week, the Isle of Wight Walking Festival or Bestival, or just to escape and enjoy our unique green yurt holidays, we can tailor a package to suit your needs.
Our new site is located on farmland at Kings Manor Farm, Freshwater, and has extensive beautiful views of downland and the River Yar. It is a very tranquil setting accessed from a private drive far from the main road yet is very accessible. It is situated on the Freshwater Way, a public footpath linking Freshwater and Yarmouth, and is close to main bus routes. The excellent Kings Manor Farm Shop and Bistro and the award winning Red Lion pub are within a short walk along the footpath.
The Isle of Wight is a beautiful place to come for a holiday. It has its own micro climate and is often warmer than the rest of England and is always high in the sunshine stakes. It makes a great climate for camping holidays and is very popular with those seeking a great outdoor holiday.
Boasting award-winning beaches, unspoilt and spectacular scenery and a rich historical heritage, there are attractions, activities and adventures to suit visitors of all ages and nationalities. Discover picturesque villages, spectacular cliffs, downland, sandy beaches, rich farmlands, creeks, marshland, river valleys, and a rich diversity of wildlife, flora and fauna.