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This is a Certificated Site (CS). A small campsite that accepts just five caravans or motorhomes. Some of these CS’s accept tents, space permitting. CSs are often quieter, smaller places to camp, with many offering minimal facilities – ideal for when you want to get away from it all.
2 acres, level site. Booking advisable.
Big Sites Book Reference:
This site was last visited by a Site Officer in 2013.
From Newport, head West (Carisbrooke). turn left B3323 to Shorwell. Take B3399 to Brighstone. turn left at Ch & turn left at Military Rd. After 1.25m turn left down a grass track. From Yarmouth, take A3054 to Freshwater. Take A3055, turn left and continue for 7m. turn left down grass track cross a lane to site (SZ439815).
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OS Map Reference: 196 - SZ438816Latitude: 50.6332Longitude: -1.3799
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Thorncross FarmBrighstoneNewportIsle Of WightPO30 4PN
Site Owner/s: Mr J B Russell
The fees for Brighstone(IOW) - Thorncross Farm were last updated in 2012.
The following fees are just given as a guide, so please always check with the site.
The fee for staying on site for one night is:
2 Adults, 2 Children plus 1 Unit within Band I.
2 Adults, 2 Children, 1 Unit plus Hook-up within Band"L.
*Please note the site open dates are 1 April 2013 - 31 October 2013.
This is our third stay at Thorncross, and we were not let down. As always the site is kept to the very highest standard not a blade of grass is out of place!! And Brian is just the perfect host always smiling and even managed to organise two weeks of sun shine for us thanks Brain. The village shop has all you could need selling locally grown produce also there is a pub that is family friendly and the food is good too. I must say if you are looking to visit the Island you could do a lot worse than stay at Thorncross.
DATE STAYED: August 2012
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Easy
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
What a great site. We arrived to find a chalk board placed by the gate advising us of our pitch number. The owner came by later to make sure we arrived OK and were set up, with a "pay me at some point". He is so friendly and welcoming and made a point of a daily chat as he emptied the bins. The site is a level grass pitch with ample room and water tap to each EHU. The site is basic with no toilet facilities but does have bins and a toilet disposal point. there are plenty of picnic benches also available. The site has its own private access and a private path up to the headland and coastal path, the views are stunning, we are already planning our next visit.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
This site is well drained as with all this rain, it caused no problems. As other comments site very well kept and owners and other fellow campers very friendly. There is a private path, only 5 minutes walk taking you direct to the coastal path, with a seat at the top, ideal for a evening stroll to watch the sea. Also picked up a leaflet on 2 walks (2 1/2 miles each) around the village, don't miss out visit the village.
DATE STAYED: June 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Peaceful break
What a fantastic site, so peaceful. Brian and family are so welcoming and helpful. It is everything all the other reviews have said about it and looking forward to visiting it again in 2012. This should definately be a CS of the year.
DATE STAYED: August 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
Well we said that we would be back and we are so glad that we did. The site is so well kept that you can not fault it. And as for Brian and his wife and son you could not find a more helpfull and friendly bunch of people!! I must say that I total agree with one of the other reviewers that this site should be up for a reward. Thanks so much Brian see you next year.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break,Younger couples
What a fantastic certifcated site this is! We travelled as two sets of grandparents with grown up children and their children and a baby. We took 4 pitches for two caravans and two tents!
The space for each pitch is incredible and each has it's own water tap and a very useful wooden pinic table. Mr Russel and his son are two very freindly, accomodating and helpful individual's who are proud of their facility - and quite rightly too!!! The grass is kept trimmed to perfection - without intrusion!
The site is 5 minutes drive from a beautiful little village, Brighstone with it's Village Store, a newsagents, a wine bar/bistro and local pub 'The Three bishops' - the lovely little Parish Chruch will give you further clues to the pub's name!!
For the walkers and there are any number of clifftop and village walks nearby.
An 10 minute 'brisk' walk and you can stand and look out over the Channel from a clifftop location to die for.
The site is extremely peacful and we experienced some gobsmacking sunrises and sunsets.
Whilst on holiday our little grandaughter became ill and this necessitated us extending our stay to allow her hospital treatment as an inpatient.
Mr Russell's attitude, manner and concern made that addtional period of the stay so much more comfortable.....on his way to deal with the daily task of the 'bins' he stopped and 'knocked on' for an update on the situation during our four day extention!!!! - Form me that's the 'extra mile'.
This CS deserves to be nominated for an award.
Alan and Maggie Shields - Warrington, Cheshire
This site is so peaceful and relaxing. The only sounds are of birds and horses. Plenty of walks nearby, a particularly good one is the private path (owned by the farmer) to the cliffs. On the island nothing is far away so it is convenient for everything you could want. The owners are very friendly and welcoming. The whole site is beautifully kept. A little treasure.
DATE STAYED: July 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
What a great place to stay,ideal for us as we like coastal walking so we could set off from site.
DATE STAYED: June 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break
Brian made us feel very welcome and made a point of saying hello everyday. This is an ideal site to take a relaxing break to see the island and take coastal/country walks. Facilities ie electric and water on every pitch which have the standards of a bowling green. The stars at night are amazing to see along with the hares and birds.
This is a place that we will definately revisit to get away from it all and relax.
Well Done Brian and Thank you
DATE STAYED: May 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
the owner is extremly friendly and helpfull the site is spotless and the grass looks like a bowling green terrific veiws all round we watched hares playing outside our caravan saw a little owl very peacefull and relaxing site
DATE STAYED: April 2011
We had such a good stay, Brian was so friendly and always had a smile for all us holiday makers. the site was very well kept and easy to use. As for the views they were fantastic and the local shop had all we needed,the village pud had good food and was family friendly. We have already booked for next year. Thanks Brian.
DATE STAYED: August 2010
There's over 13,000 miles of miles of walking cycling route on the Sustrans National Cycle Network.
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