Find Us / Location

For a great place to visit on the Isle of Wight come and find us at Tapnell Farm.

We can offer a great family day-out, high quality dining and shopping experiences, or a unique place to stay all year-round!

We are located east of the village of Freshwater, just 9 miles from the centre of Newport on the Isle of Wight.


Travel out of Newport on the B3323 following signs for Carisbrooke, then head straight across at the 3 successive mini roundabouts to reach The Middle Road. Continue along The Middle Road for just over 7 miles until you see signs on the right for Tapnell Farm. Please do not use Broad Lane.


Travel out of Yarmouth on the A3054 following signs for Newport then take the first right turn onto B3401, signposted to Ventnor. Continue on this road until it joins Wilmingham Lane, then carry on until the T-junction with Newport Road. Turn left here (signposted Brighstone and Newport) and follow road for just over 1.5 miles until you see signs for Tapnell Farm on the left. Please ignore first turning signposted “Tapnell” which is a residents-only entrance.


There is currently no bus route which links up with Tapnell Farm. The nearest available service is The Needles Breezer bus service, which stops on Wilmingham Lane (opposite the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival Site) – this bus only operates from March to October.

There is a taxi rank at Yarmouth Bus Station, next to the Wightlink Ferry, with bus links available to around the Island.


The Tapnell Trail is a popular 6 mile circular walking route which runs through the grounds of Tapnell Farm. You can start the walk at the estuary crossing by The Causeway in Freshwater, which coincides with the old railway cycle path which leads to Yarmouth.

Download the Tapnell Trail here