The Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat Story
Next to the glorious shores of the Solent, Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat is the perfect peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
This, now stunning, tranquil retreat was left standing and derelict before the multi-million pound redevelopment. Once owned by the popular Warners Holiday Camps the Woodside Bay site has seen a lot of change over the years.
It was originally used as a naturist camp during the 1930’s but was closed during the Second World War. The camp finally opened again during the 1960’s and was a popular tourist destination with great views of the Solent, it was considered one of the largest camps Warners’ owned. However Warners sold their camps in 1981 and Woodside Bay was passed from company to company; eventually Darwin Escapes acquired the 35 acre land in 2010.
We invested millions into the marshland while working closely with the Natural England and Isle of Wight Council’s biodiversity officer to ensure no important habitats were affected. Leaving the pleasant walk through the surrounding woodland untouched, you may even see the beautiful glow worms shine along the path on a warm summer night, if you’re lucky. We are proud of the history and environmentally friendly approach to Woodside Bay, all the way down to the signs and bollards around the park, which are made from the old wood from the Great Yarmouth pier, which has recently been redeveloped.
Having been closed for decades Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat is finally able to open its doors in 2016, surrounded by wildlife and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is truly a sight that has to be seen to be believed.
Tree House Holiday Breaks near Cowes
All our holiday homes and luxury unique treehouses have ana array of 21st Century comforts for the perfect, self catering holiday break near Cowes.
The luxury accommodation will feel like your home away from home, with beautiful and simple furnishings, comfortable bedding and all the mod-cons you could need. With everything from fully fitted kitchen, double glazing and central heating to flat screen TVs with Freeview, iPod docking stations and free *Wi-Fi across the park.
We have from one bedroom to four bedroom holiday homes available as well as our one of a kind studio-style treehouses. Why not enjoy the view across the park from this unique and beautiful accommodation? With an open plan living area, double bed which leads to the spacious ensuite bathroom, a lovely seating and dining area, as well as a small kitchen area. You can walk through the French doors that lead you to an outdoor decking area with table and chairs, enjoy the breath taking views from the inside too with the full length windows. Why not take advantage of the tree house holidays at Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat for a truly unique experience.
We are in the perfect location to explore the beautiful Isle of Wight, being just over 4 miles away from the vibrant town of Ryde, which is home to a lovely swimming pool with saunas and is open 7 days a week if you fancy a dip. We are also just under 10 miles away from the bustling and popular town of Cowes, with plenty of bars and restaurants for great nightlife activities.
With so much to do in, and around, Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat there will be something for everyone. Book your next Isle of Wight holiday break to Woodside Bay online using the Darwin Escapes website. We have partnered with Hoseasons, making the booking process as easy as possible, however if you to encounter any problems please do not hesitate to contact one of our team to help at any time.
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