Well where do we start? Nettlecombe Farm is a perfect little escape if you love animals or enjoy the countryside and seaside walks, cycling is on the cards and fishing is also an option.
This lovely family friendly farm is set in a rural location on the Isle of Wight, surrounded by countryside and fishing lakes and only 15 minutes away from a beach. Nettlecombe was named Best Rural Tourism Business at the South East regional finals of the Rural Business Awards – Very well deserved and Big Congratulations to the Morris family who have been at the farm for over a century!
There are some fantastic choices of self-catering accommodations from converted barns and stables to farmhouses and cottages, all these properties are child-friendly and offer a homely feel ready for your family holiday.
What is there to do on Nettlecombe Farm?
Nettlecombe farm has some loving and friendly farmyard residents who always like a friendly face to say hello to. One of the main attractions at the farm that keeps bringing the families back are the animal feeding tours. The feeding tours take place Monday to Friday starting at 8:30am every day during spring and summer and three times a week from October to Easter. Lamb bottle feeding can be enjoyed through the springtime. All the animals need a cuddle and a feed, including rabbits, goats’ chickens, pig, geese, donkeys, alpacas and even the reindeers, it doesn’t stop there, the list can keep going…
For older kids there is a sports area ideal for football or letting off steam. There is also a toddler play area and other playing equipment including a wooden tractor and a rustic climbing frame.
Fishing can be enjoyed all year round here on one of their three lakes, covering an area of one and a half acres. The largest recorded fish caught to date was an 20lb carp, caught by a 12-year-old (looks like the kids will be helping you on this one!).
For a little relaxation Yoga and Pilate classes run both morning and afternoon. The experienced teachers offer weekly classes, workshops and even special retreats at the farm.
Out and about on the Isle of Wight?
There is an extensive list of family-friendly activities to be enjoyed on Isle of Wight from arts and crafts to some fantastic walking and cycling routes. 500 miles of footpaths with some fab scenery, varied from coast to countryside. Horse riding is also a popular activity on the Isle of Wight with several equestrian centres/riding schools for all ages and abilities. Golf? Well there are eight golf courses on the Island some with some breath-taking views.
There is also tree climbing, water sports and some great attractions like the Isle of Wight Zoo and Isle of Wight Steam railway.
Nettlecombe Farm is fantastic all year round, they offer weekly stays during peak seasons with Friday being the changeover day, or shorter breaks in the quieter months. Guests can even benefit from discounted ferry booking costs when booking through Nettlecombe Farm. Fantastic family escape for your next holiday with the family.