Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a question about Woodside Coastal Retreat that needs answering? You can find a selection of answers to the most frequently asked questions below.
Are there any job vacancies at Woodside Coastal Retreat?
Visit our careers website here.
Can I park next to my lodge?
Each lodge has a parking bay next to, or very close by it.
Can we use bikes around the park?
Please follow the same strict rules you would outside the park. We strongly advise that, for your protection, if you or any member of your family or guests use or ride bicycles, skateboards, scooters or heelies; please wear helmets and reflective clothing.
Does Woodside Coastal Retreat close for the winter?
Every year we close for one month, though specific dates change annually, it is normally in January (though we are open for New Year).
How far is the closest supermarket?
There’s a Tesco express just a mile and a half away and a larger superstore in Ryde.
How far is the nearest pub or restaurant?
The nearest pub is The Sloop which is a 30 minute walk or 5 minute drive. The Lakeside Hotel restaurant is opposite the Sloop Pub.
Is there a launderette on the resort?
There’s no need, all our lodges have a washer/dryer in the kitchen.
Is there a shop at Woodside Coastal Retreat?
Located adjacent to reception, we offer essentials and gifts.
What attractions are there near Woodside Coastal Retreat?
Woodside Coastal Retreat is the ideal base from which all of the Isle of Wight can be explored. Find more information on local attractions here.
What time is reception open?
We’re open daily 9am til 5pm, with an emergency contact number for out of hours needs.
Holiday Break Questions
Are towels provided at Woodside Coastal Retreat?
One towel per person is provided to all holiday guests.
Can I bring my dog on holiday?
Of course, four legged friends are welcome in a number of our accommodations.
Can I check in early?
If you let us know, we’ll endeavour to have your lodge ready as early as possible, though we can’t guarantee a check in before 4pm.
Can you have BBQs at Woodside Coastal Retreat?
To ensure park safety and wildlife preservation, we don’t currently allow barbecues.
Do the lodges have a freezer compartment?
All our lodge holiday homes have a full-sized fridge and freezer for our guests to use whilst on their holiday break.
Is there a DVD player in the accommodation?
There is a DVD player in all of our accommodation here at Woodside Coastal Retreat
Is there a hairdryer in the accommodation?
A hairdryer can be found in your lodge here at Woodside Coastal Retreat.
Is there an iron in the accommodation?
An iron and board is provided in each lodge here at Woodside Coastal Retreat.
What time is Check In / Check Out?
Check in at Woodside Coastal Retreat is 4pm and check out is 10am.
If you’re arriving late, it’s no problem – just give our team a call on 01983 884 582 to discuss your arrival.
What is Darwin Escapes’ Dog Policy?
We’re pet-friendly, but do have a few rules to ensure the park can be enjoyed by pet-owners and non-pet-owners alike.
We ask that no dogs, pets, or animals of any kind may occupy a non pet unit without the prior permission of the Park Manager. (This can be achieved by including your pet on your booking form to ensure you are allocated a pet-friendly unit).
a. Where allowed, all pets must at all times be kept under proper control and must not enter any facility building. (excluding guide dogs)
b. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times (unless in the dedicated dog areas) and prevented from fouling.
c. All fouling should be disposed of immediately in an appropriate manner.
d. In accordance with the Dangerous Dog Act 1991, the following breeds of dog are not permitted anywhere on the park at any time: Pit-bull Terrier Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, Fila Braziliero as well as any other breed at the Park Manager’s discretion.
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