“A diversified working farm, with a few surprises up its sleeve!”

Tom’s Eco Lodge is situated at Tapnell Farm; a diversified former dairy farm, adjacent to the site of the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival. The Eco Lodge site first opened in 2012, as the first Glamping experience of its kind on the Isle of Wight. Whilst the rest of the farm has grown and transformed around it, the site which began with just 5 Safari Tents over 4 years ago, is still as idyllic and peaceful as ever.

What you’ll find on the farm

On the Tom’s Eco Lodge site itself you will find yourself well catered for, with a well-stocked “Honesty Larder”, wood-fired pizza oven, and a whole host of games for guests to borrow and entertain themselves.

Step off the Eco Lodge site and you will discover:

  • The Cow Co – a vibrant Restaurant and Bar, open for regular lunches and evening meals
  • Tapnell Farm Park – a family attraction filled with exciting play and activities, and friendly animals to meet
  • Isle of Wight Adventure Activities – offering adrenaline-fuelled fun with watersports and other activities
  • Top Targets – a clay pigeon shooting range for all abilities, with additional rifle range

All of these other attractions and facilities will make your stay at Tom’s Eco Lodge one to remember – and you barely even need to leave the farm!

Roam the Farm

The wonderful Team at Tapnell farm are always keen to share their knowledge and passion for the countryside with you. We have re-homed a number of battery hens at the farm who are now clucking around happily – fat, fluffy and free! You are welcome to collect eggs each morning, fresh and delicious ex-battery free range! Pay a visit to see them in their colourful collection of hen houses right opposite the Safari Tent site.

Enjoy Real Island Food

Here at Tom’s Eco Lodges we are passionate about promoting the use of local and seasonal produce and we want you to enjoy all that the island has to offer. The Honesty Larder stocks a small range of essential food items, whilst the Cow Co Restaurant and Bar use many local suppliers in the food and drinks they serve. There are also several farm shops and supermarkets very close (by car) which also stocks local produce including fruit and veg.