bedroom storageKing size bed
Pig Ark in rural setting close to 'Cowes' & pigs
Hosted by Carol
Carol is the host.Carol is a superhost.
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
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Pig ark, for something different for big and little children, enjoy the fun of sleeping in an ark with real live rare breed pigs for neighbours. Rural and basic but luxury inside with king size bed in master bedroom with a proper mattress and antique French linen. L shaped seating for eating that convert to beds for children or adults (up to 6' tall). Cassette toilet in the ark for night time emergencies and mains toilets and a shower on site, Gas bbq provided with an undercover cooking area.

The space

Definitely something different, our new specially built glamping ark based on our pig arks that the 4 legged variety use, provides luxury camping with proper mattresses and antique linen all included. Set in 3 acres of field in a rural area but just minutes from shops, there are mains toilets on site and a shower but NO electric, a gas bbq is provided with undercover area for cooking. Solar lights both inside and out, water for utility use and a inside cassett toilet make life much better than in a tent but with the back to basic feel. Plenty of space for children to play you can even rent some chickens so you can collect your own fresh eggs to enjoy with our home made sausages and bacon (available to purchase).
The children will love it.

Guest access

There is a public house 10 minutes walk away that serve food, Gurnard is a short distance away with it's 2 pubs and 2 restaurants and Cowes is only just over a mile away with its many shops, restaurants and pubs.

Interaction with guests

I will meet you on site on arrival, and show you around and answer any questions you may have. Because there is livestock in adjacent fields I visit 3 or 4 times in a day and live just a couple of hundred metres up the road.

Other things to note

We are rural and basic, we have NO electric on site at all but we do have a shower, mains toilets and water. We are a quiet site so no late night parties, radios or generators but masses of fun and fresh air.

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises

Extra people No Charge
Security Deposit $380 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
2 sofa beds

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

- No outside shoes in the Ark
- No fires or generators
- Disposable bbqs not to be used


Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Gemma User Profile
October 2017
What an amazing place, I would not hesitate to recommend the ark. Carol is an exceptional host and made us feel so welcome. Our son had an amazing time and even helped to feed the pigs. Beautiful location and the facilities are excellent, I cannot recommend it enough.

Molly User Profile
September 2017
This was a perfect little getaway. Carol was an amazing host and treated us to homemade cake and her own sausages and eggs. She recommended lots of places to visit which ignored the typical tourist scene. Her and her son are both lovely, and the ark itself is unforgettable and made a great experience for both of us. Thank you for a great stay. We'll definitely be back for another stay.
Carol User ProfileCarol is a superhost.
Response from Carol:
Thank you Molly and Harry for the lovely review, you were a lovely couple and hope you will come back out and try our new ark next year.
September 2017

Gordon User Profile
August 2017
Fantastic location, so peaceful and tranquil, a welcome retreat from our busy working lives if only for a few nights. A real surprise to have just the one pig ark in the field and so much space to roam in. Great to have access to farm fresh eggs and sausages. Host Carol was friendly and welcoming and didn't mind our daughter constantly attending to the pigs! Would highly recommend and will be somewhere we'd like to return to.
Carol User ProfileCarol is a superhost.
Response from Carol:
I'm glad you were pleasantly surprised you had the field all to yourselves, other than the honeymooners/couples ark that will be tucked completely out of the way we've no plans to build an ark city! I look forward to my pig herder Daisy returning to help me with the piglets.
August 2017

Tim User Profile
August 2017
A super place if you want something a little bit different. With no electricity it's a nice break from all the tech! The hut was lovely, plenty of solar lights and a small camping stove inside and a large BBQ outside. It was perfect for us and our 2 children. They loved the freedom of running around the whole field and getting to feed the pigs with Carol was the highlight of their day! Carol is a lovely and helpful host, nothing was too much trouble, even the millions of pig questions from the kids! We would highly recommend the Pig Ark!
Carol User ProfileCarol is a superhost.
Response from Carol:
The children were lovely and you can never ask too many piggy questions! Morning feeding is not the same now without the enthusiastic company. Thanks for making the long journey to come and stay and hope you'll come back to the Island again another year. Carol
August 2017

Ross User Profile
August 2017
We absolutely loved The Ark. We all thought it would be smaller but it was really quite spacious (2 adults in fabulously comfy big bed and our 11 year old twins in the sofa/single beds in the lounge area). It had everything we needed and Carol was an exemplary host, really warm and friendly from the start; the lovely cream tea on arrival was such a treat and I even got a cake on my birthday! Nothing was too much trouble for Carol; the gas was changed in an instant after our first night of BBQ home made sausages (delicious!), and our hens even laid a couple of eggs, which went down a storm with Carol's bacon in our rolls for brekkie next morning. Wish we could have stayed longer but hope to be back again the next time we're on the IOW. If Charlie's shower block is up and running by then, it will be even more perfect!
Carol User ProfileCarol is a superhost.
Response from Carol:
Thank you for such saying such lovely things, I am really pleased you had a good time and that you enjoyed your birthday, sorry you didn't get any candles! I've been busy painting the toilet/shower block today so it won't be long now and then you could come for a bit longer. You were a pleasure to have staying in the ark, hopefully see you again.
August 2017

Hassen User Profile
August 2017
Lovely, quiet and scenic location. Enjoyed talking instead of watching TV and free from IPad or IPhone.

Gina User Profile
August 2017
Our host was so welcoming. The Yurt is built beautifully and extremely comfortable. Will definitely visit again.
Carol User ProfileCarol is a superhost.
Response from Carol:
Thanks for your comments (although it's an ark not yurt I don't want to mislead anyone ) It was a shame about the weather but hope to see you again.
August 2017

England, United KingdomJoined in January 2015
Carol User ProfileCarol is a superhost.

I live on the beautiful Isle of Wight with my partner and son, we have a small holding with ponies, pigs, chickens and turkeys. I also work as a rental manager for a local estate agent and have a house that I let out for holidays, this puts me in a good position to critique properties as my own holiday let is a five star rental, it also makes me a great guest as I appreciate how you should leave a property after your stay. I do like my accommodation to be spotless. As a host I go the extra mile by leaving cakes, flowers and home produced food for my guests.
I love good food from local sources and promote rare breeds by keeping Gloucester old spot and British Saddle back pigs.
I couldn't live without my family, animals, tea, fresh food and sunshine. My favourite destination in England is Cornwall (after the Isle of Wight) and worldwide anywhere I can relax and enjoy the sunshine.

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