7 Most Unusual Places to Stay on the Isle of Wight

If you’re looking for unusual places to stay on the Isle of Wight – for a trip with a difference – then take a look at this lovely selection for some inspiration.

Toms Eco Lodge unusual places to stay on the isle of wight

If you see something you like, book quickly as cool accommodation on the Isle of Wight is being snapped up quickly!

I love a trip to the Isle of Wight and if you haven’t been, you need to get over there. With all those lovely beaches its best in summer, but autumn brings breezy sea walks, moody skies and less tourists – still so much to love.

I’ll start with my favourite unusual place to stay on the Isle of Wight – Tom’s Modulogs.

Unusual Places to Stay on the Isle of Wight

If you’re looking for Isle of Wight accommodation, how about staying somewhere more unusual on the Isle of Wight this year? Here’s my pick of the best unusual places to stay on the Isle of Wight out there.

1. Tom’s Modulogs 

I love Tom’s Eco Lodge Modulogs. Check out my video to see an Isle of Wight Festival hungover me trying to show you round the facilities. These unique designs are fitted with everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay year round. Log burners, wood-fired hot tubs, and heaters come as standard.

Unique places to stay isle of wight
Toms Eco Lodge

Stay here and you’ll have two bedrooms, WiFi, a decking area and all the kitchen essentials. 

“The Modulogs are at Tom’s Eco Lodge, Tapnell Farm, with plenty of open space and amazing views / spectacular sunsets. We have Tapnell Farm Park, The Cow restaurant, Adventure Activities, Clay Pigeon Shooting and lots more on site.”

Everything you need to know about staying in the Modulogs

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Watch my video, or check out my post on the Modulogs here! ^^

Click here to see availability and prices for the Modulogs

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2. Americana Airstreams

How about a unique stay in an award-winning Airstream on the Isle of Wight? Couples or best friends will love the charming classic Americana. There are three to choose from, all in original condition and dating from 1954, 1960 and 1962.

Nestled at the end of a tranquil, dead-end road, a delightful fleet of authentic American Airstream trailers awaits your arrival, ready to offer you a taste of glamping luxury. Each one is thoughtfully outfitted with cosy beds, invigorating hot showers, and those essential glamping conveniences—a fully-equipped micro kitchen and a handy fridge.

These iconic silver-bullet caravans once traversed the legendary Route 66! Every gleaming trailer was lovingly imported straight from the heart of the USA, and they’ve been individually designed and furnished to channel the spirit of an all-American road trip.

Set against a backdrop of stunning countryside, our generous 4-acre site enjoys a peaceful, secluded location on a small, working farm. Here, you’ll find a sturdy hard-standing car park and plenty of lush green space to sprawl out and relax. It’s the perfect haven to kick back and unwind. The only harmonious sounds you’ll encounter are the cheerful melodies of birdsong and the charming whistle of the Island’s award-winning heritage railway, which passes within a mere 500 meters.

Don’t be surprised if you catch sight of Isle of Wight’s endearing red squirrels, graceful kingfishers, wise owls, spirited woodpeckers, dainty moorhens, playful rabbits, and a diverse array of other wildlife, all amid the pastoral backdrop of sheep and cattle grazing in the nearby field.

Click here to see availability and prices for the Airstream on the Isle of Wight

3. The Potting Shed, in Ventnor Botanical Garden

IMAGINE spending a few nights in a sub-tropical botanical garden in a Potting Shed.

Well, this is your chance.

“Tucked away in the Upper Nursery at the sub-tropical Ventnor Botanic Garden, The Potting Shed is a tiny home perfect for a couple’s short break. The Potting Shed’s floor to ceiling window provides an uninterrupted view across the Upper Garden to the English Channel beyond, and you’ll have unlimited access to the gardens. Simple kitchen, outside wood deck, composting toilet and digital shower shared with adjacent cabin and occasional campers. You can enjoy on-site yoga classes, public events and more.”

Sounds awesome doesn’t it?

You can see the botanical garden in this video I made on days out on the Isle of Wight here.

It’s a magical place.

Check out the Ventnor Botanical Garden in my video

Stay in the Potting Shed and not only do you get to live in the garden, but you can also dine at the cafes and restaurants and order meals to your shed.

I presume you’ll want to leave at some point, so you’ll be happy to know you’re in a great spot to explore the Coastal Path, Steephill Cove, and The Undercliff.

Click here to see availability and prices for the Potting Shed

4. Creekside floating home 

Look for a creekside floating home with an adjacent cabin? 

Yeah I didn’t know I was either, until I found it on Wight Locations. Look at it!

Located in Wooton Bridge, just ten minutes from the Fishbourne ferry terminal, you’ll be in a great location. You’ll also have a living room, kitchen and your own balcony over the water. The main USP though, is the seating deck overlooking the creek. Fabulous!

“Rena Haus is a floating home on Wootton Creek, a tidal creek off the Solent, home to much sealife including beautiful swans that swim by on a daily basis as well as breathtaking views on your doorstep. The property comprises Rena Haus on the water and Rena Sommerhaus, a self contained cabin set back from the water with it’s own bathroom and facilities. A true tranquil retreat.”

Click here to see availability and prices for the creekside floating home

5. Entire wing of a manor house

If you like your holiday accommodation kinda olde worlde, then this manor house on the Isle of Wight is the one for you. You can stay in your OWN wing in a manor house – dreams!

Isle of Wight unusual places to stay

The grand country Manor House is set in its own mature grounds by the coast. It’s the original country seat of Lord Pelham, now Lord and Lady Thompson.

Style, privacy and peace are all here for you at the manor – you’ll even have your own outside access stairs to the wing.

Invite your friends, but make sure you bag the master bedroom for yourself. You’ll have your own private sun deck here, and a super king four poster bed too. 

The location is great – just off the Isle of Wight coastal path and at St. Lawrence Undercliffe. Make sure you read the full description before you book. The WiFi sounds a bit ropey tbh. Just as a warning. 

Click here to see availability and prices for the wing at the Manor House

6. Super cool treehouse

Six guests, 4 beds and two bedrooms, all up in a treehouse on the Isle of Wight – let your childhood dreams come TRUE! 

isle of wight treehouse

Stay here and you can expect comfy beds and stylish interiors, as well as lots of outdoor space and a unique getaway to show off to your friends about. You’ll have ultimate privacy here, in the stunning and peaceful woodland surroundings.


“The sleep-house is joined by decking to a separate cosy living-house, with logburner and full kitchen facilities, with a big outdoor deck and BBQ facilities below. French doors lead out onto a sunny decking area for al fresco eating, relaxing and entertaining.”

The treehouse has been newly built to extremely high standards, is fully insulated and you’ll find all the kitchen essentials in there. Books, puzzles and games are all provided.

Click here to see availability and prices for the Treehouse

7. Hiker’s Hut on the coastal path

The Hiker’s Hut is in a fabulous clifftop location, overlooking Shanklin Beach in Highcliff in one of England’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

Isle of Wight hikers hut

The famous Isle of Wight Coastal Path is at the front gate, making it the perfect choice if you’re on a walking holiday around or in the island. There’s one double bed on a mezzanine and two singles in bunk beds on the ground floor. You’ll have a kitchenette and a shower room too. Also, private space outside. 

“The Hut borders a National Trust field and is a perfect cabin for hikers, bird watchers, beach goers and nature lovers. With its own separate entrance and garden, it sits in the apple orchard of Highcliff Estate, Luccombe.”

isle of wight hikers hut

Keep your eyes peeled for the butterflies, red squirrels, barn owls, pheasants, woodpeckers and the ‘black rabbits’. Also, paragliders, Spitfire flybys and helicopters too – never a dull moment up here!

Click here to see availability and prices for the Hiker’s Hut

Best places to stay on the Isle of Wight

As you’ve seen – there are loads of great, unique places to stay on the Isle of Wight. So, what are you waiting for – get over there! 


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