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Tapnell Manor


Excellent 5/5 Score from 15 reviews

Manor House | 10 bedrooms | sleeps 20

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

The farmhouse has 10 bedrooms: 8 doubles, 1 twin and 1 single room, a games room for the more active, and plenty of open fires for the more relaxed. A welcoming kitchen with an Aga and a relaxed eating area, a conservatory with breathtaking views and a beautiful beamed dining room.

Big enough to sleep the largest of families but equally cosy and welcoming; Tapnell Manor has recently undergone a major refurbishment bringing the interior into the 21st century while maintaining the rustic appeal of an old farmhouse. Set between two working dairy farms, with views to Tennyson Down you will find yourself surrounded by natural beauty.

Inside the house there are plenty of rooms for guests to spread out: a games room for the more active, and plenty of open fires for the more relaxed. The farmhouse has 10 bedrooms: 8 doubles, 1 twin and 1 single room. Other features include a welcoming kitchen with an Aga and a relaxed eating area, a conservatory with breathtaking views and a beautiful beamed dining room. Outside, in the enchanting garden there's room to roam, with ponds, ornaments and a wide assortment of flora and fauna to entertain the greenest of fingers.

Easily accessible by ferry the house is 4 miles from the sailing hub of Yarmouth and 3 miles in the other direction to the open expanses of Compton beach.

Adventure activities, spa treatments and local discounts available.

Size Sleeps up to 20, 10 bedrooms
Nearest beach Freshwater Bay 3 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 10 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites and 2 Shower rooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (8), Cots (2), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 20
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

For latest pictures of Bedrooms, Bathrooms, Living Rooms, Games Room, Kitchen and Dinning Rooms please visit our website.

Further details outdoors

The garden are wonderful to roam.There are open lawns, wooded areas, ponds and streams to enjoy.

Further details

Hot Tube is an optional extra and can be arranged form £120 for seven days.

The Isle of Wight region

The Isle of Wight, a few miles off the south coast of England, is historically celebrated for the world's largest sailing regatta, Cowes Week, Queen Victoria's Osbourne House, great locally farmed produce and the world's largets ever festival, Isle of Wight 1970 (600,000 on the downs). What's more the island boasts the most sun in the UK!

But today the Ise of Wight has even more to shout about. The Island plays host to festivals of music, film, sports, food and drink, including The Isle of Wight Festival, Cowes Week (that's sailing not the animals!), The Bestival, The Rhythm Tree Festival, The Minghella Film Festival, The Island Games and The Garlic Festival.

The great thing about being a small island is that you are never far from the coastline, with its miles of great beaches to discover. Whether you are looking to play, relax, sail, surf, kite or swim there are beaches for you. Our local favorites are Compton and Freshwater Bay.

For food and drink lovers, great pubs, cafes, farm shops, vineyards and tasty restaurants welcome you all over the Island.

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight


The Isle of Wight Festival,

Cowes Week,

The Bestival,

Yarmouth Gaffers Week

The Ventnor Fringe Festival,

The Rhythm Tree Festival,

The Round The Island Race,

Walk The Island,

Round The Island Cycle Race

The Minghella Film Festival,

The Isle of Wight Jazz Festival,

The Island Games,

The Garlic Festival.


Freshwater Bay

Compton Beach

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Review 1-10 of 15

24 Sep 2014


"Spacious and warm house"

we stayed at Tapnell for 4 nights. the house is much bigger than it seems in the photos! ..Its very good value! The owners where very friendly and quick to help with any issues that we had. Location i… More

24 Sep 2014


"The perfect place to relax/have fun with family & friends"

A whole bunch of us spent a fabulous week at Tapnell Manor this summer - it was brilliant! The house is wonderful - so much space - and very well equipped with everything you could want yet very info… More

Hi there

We are so pleased you enjoyed yourself, Tapnell and The Island as a whole can be a very relaxing place - and thank you for your review. We hope you will join us again at Tapnell Farm, do please keep in touch.

Best wishes
The Tapnell Farm Team

31 Aug 2014


"In need of updating"

Although the property is very large and gardens beautiful we all were disappointed with the decor it needs updating a lot of the windows need replacing as they do not shut properly a lot of the pains … More

Hello there, thank you for your review of our Manor.

We appreciative your feedback and we will do all that we can to make sure that the manor is updated to the expected standards. We are sorry that you had trouble with the windows, had we have known sooner we would have assisted you straight away, however we only found out about the one window when you were leaving, which has now been closed. The manor is a grand old manor with a lot of charm and we are in the process of updating it. We have already installed a beautiful new contemporary kitchen/diner and we are working our way around the house, which we will have much more time to do now the season is getting quieter. We can provide stair gates for the Manor, like we do for our other cottages, if guests could let us know if needed before arrival (some guests prefer not to have stair gates when no kids staying) As for the pond this is a very fair point and for the time being we will make a note of this so future guests are aware. We like to resolve any problems whilst the guests are around and we are just very sorry that this was not the case with your group. If you wanted to return again in the future we would be happy to offer you a return discount, and hopefully the Manor will be improved for your next stay. As you say the views and gardens are lovely and we hope that you made the most of our working dairy farm and honesty larder, the Island has a lot to offer and we hope you had a chance to see a lot of it in all it's summer glory.

Once again we are very sorry if you were disappointed with some of your stay with us, and we hope to improve these points as soon as we can for our next guests.

best wishes
The Tapnell Farm team.

4 Jul 2014



Beautiful house and tranquil location, some where to get a away from it all, and it couldn't be anymore well equipped!!!… More

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at Tapnell Farm. Hopefully see you all again one day soon!

best wishes
Charlotte and the Tapnell Farm Team.

30 Jun 2014


"Fabulous for family gatherings"

Highly recommended, we found Tapnell Manor to be the perfect venue for getting the family together under one roof for a long weekend of eating, drinking, walking and just mooching around. We were bles… More

Dear Sarah

Thank you so much for your review, I think you captured the beauty of the Manor and farm in your kind words. We are so pleased that you had a great time and we hope to see you again someday - you were fabulous guests.

Best wishes
Charlotte and the Tapnell Farm Team

21 Jun 2014


"To the Manor we were borne!"

We have been holidaying with a large group of friends (currently 9 coulpes) for over 30 years and this is one of the best properties we have ever stayed in. It really does have everything. A wonderful… More

:-) thank you so much for your review - It is lovely to hear great feedback

Please come and visit us again soon!

The Tapnell Farm Team

23 May 2014


"Wonderful week in a great family vacation house"

It was everything and more than I had hoped for celebrating my mother's 90th birthday, accommodating four generations for a week. Ages ranging from a one year old to a fit 90! Beautiful grounds… More

We are pleased you had a lovely time and were able to make the most of Tapnell and it's gardens. We hope you will visit us again soon - just contact kimmi and she will be happy to help.

best wishes
Charlotte and Kimmi

23 May 2014


"Best short break and birthday celebration I've ever had!"

Tapnell Manor is a truly special place and I would highly recommend it to large groups of family and friends wanting to spend time together. The house itself is spacious and quirky (and lends itself b… More

Disco room? We have not tried that one out yet, but we will (maybe we should invest in a disco ball!) we are so glad you had a great time and we look forward to welcoming you back again! Just contact Kimmi and she will sort you out :-) Best wishes

Charlotte and Kimmi

18 Feb 2014


"Escapist heaven"

We spent a really amazing weekend at Tapnell manor. The house is so comfortable and cosy but has loads of space. Tom is great and really helpful. Going to the island is a real holiday and Tapnell man… More

Thank you so so much. We are glad you had a great time and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Best wishes
The Tapnell Farm Team

7 Sep 2013


"Perfect house and location for large group of family/friends"

We had an absolute ball at Tapnell Manor. There were 15 of us in all, mostly adults, a trio of teenagers and one baby. Our first holiday as an extended family, I was aware beforehand that we may get o… More

Thank you for your review - so pleased you could all spend quality time together without being on top of each other. We hope you can come and visit us again someday?

Best wishes
The Tapnell Farm Team

Review 1-10 of 15

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