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Dinosaur Farm Holidays is based on Lower Sutton Farm, also known as "The Dinosaur Farm" and is situated on the South side of the Isle of Wight on the main coast road. It's about three miles South-East of the village of Brighstone between Isle of Wight Pearl and Chale. Set in a beautiful coastal SSSI "Site of Scientific Interest", it is a great area for bird watching and star gazing. Quoted in the Isle of Wight County Press by the Vectis Astronomical Society "One of the best sites to observe the sky is the Dinosaur Farm Museum".
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We are a small friendly, family farm, with sheep, horses, ducks and, of course, dinosaurs have been found here! At least 30% of a brachiosaurus dinosaur, the most complete of its type in Western Europe, was found on our farm in 1992. We were the H.Q. for "Live From Dinosaur Island", many of the scenes were filmed on our farm, and most of the panoramic views were of our cliff and the surrounding area.
On site there is the Dinosaur Expeditions, Conservation and Palaeoart Centre, which displays dinosaur fossils, palaeoart. There are also children's activities and a fossil gift shop.
Fancy a fossil hunting trip whilst you stay? Dinosaur Expeditions also organises fossil hunting trips throughout the year at a variety of locations on the Isle of Wight, led by their experienced professional guides. For more information please click here.
Caravans based at the farm:
There are five six-berth caravans situated on the farm with rural views. They all have three bedrooms and are modern, well furnished with all modern conveniences. A shower and a flush toilet are inside each caravan. They have electric lighting, fridge, kettle, microwave, toaster and colour TV. Plus gas cooker, fire and water heater with hot water to all sinks and showers. Electric and gas are inclusive within the price. The only items not supplied are towels, duvet covers, base sheets and pillowcases.
A large grass area surrounding the caravans makes this a lovely safe haven for children to play or to gaze at the dark sky above in the evenings.
There are two beaches nearby and the closest beach can be accessed via Shepherd's Chine, less than a mile down the Military Road towards Chale. Compton Bay beach one of the most popluar beaches on the Island is five miles away at Compton Bay. Eating out is nearby with pubs located in Brighstone, Chale and Shorwell.
We are ideal for a quiet country holiday amongst lovely rural views, with many walks, Isle of Wight Cycle Route close by and places of interest to visit on the Island. Cycling and walking route maps are displayed in each caravan to provide guidance and inspiration on the Island's routes.
- Number of Rooms / Units
|Room / Unit Type
|Room / Unit Tariff*
|Caravan and Holiday Homes
|£200.00 per unit per week
*Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
Children & Infants
- Cot(s) available
- Family Friendly, Children Welcome
- Highchair(s) available
- Outdoor children’s play area
- Beach / Coast within walking distance
- Colour television in lounge
- Dogs welcome
- Garden / Grounds for visitors use
- Open on bank holidays
- Pets accepted by arrangement
Parking & Transport
- Off-road parking
- On Site Car Parking
- Based on a Working Farm
- Countryside Setting
Room / Unit Features
- Drying facilities
- Electricity Charges Included
- Gas Charges Included
- Shaver Point/s
- Cyclists welcome
Map & Directions
Road DirectionsFrom East Cowes ferry, second exit at roundabout onto Well Road, A3021, A3054 to Newport, town centre,…
From Fishbourne ferry, B3339 (Fishbourne lane), A3054 to Newport, town centre…
Then… Pyle Street, B3323 to Shorwell, B3399 to Brighstone, at Brighstone turn left onto New Road and travel straight across onto Grange Road, turn left onto A3055 (Military Road).
From Yarmouth ferry, A3054 to Totland, A3055 to Freshwater keep on this road to the farm (do not turn off to the village).
Public Transport Directions
Your own transport is recommended when staying on the farm, as the nearest bus route is approximately 3 miles away. The farm is close to the Isle of Wight Cycle Route and a network of lanes and rights of way.
For further bus information please contact Southern Vectis at www.islandbuses.info/ or +44 01983 827000 (head office).
|Open (1 Apr 2024 - 31 Oct 2024)