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Sandhills, Bembridge, Isle of Wight (Ref.110985)

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Owner Name:
Jim & Sue Robinson
07774 939300
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Model: 2008 Willerby Richmond
Size: 37ft x 12ft
Beds: 2
Berth: 4
Pets: Smoking:
Children: Groups: information

*W/c 24 AUG final School Summer Holiday week available; good ferry discounts
**ALL REVIEWS /FEEDBACK received noted at end of description 

BAREFOOT-ON-THE-BEACH is a spacious, well-equipped, modern 2-BEDROOM holiday home with lovely sea views and decking. Sleeps 4 comfortably but has a double sofabed in the lounge if you need to sleep 6. It's sited in a larger green plot, and is perfect for families or couples who like to make the most of their inside and outside space - plenty of room to runaround, BBQ or to just relax & unwind.

- Whether inside or out, you can watch sailing boats & liners cruise by, and early-risers can experience amazing sun-rises from it's first orange peep over the horizon, to a shining beam across the sea & into the caravan.

~ Comfy wraparound sofa, plump cushions, relaxing lighting & free-standing dining table & chairs
~ TV; Freeview; Built in DVD
~ Various books, DVDs and board games

~ Well-equipped kitchen for self-catering
~ Full-size gas cooker, Fridge & freeze box,  toaster, microwave, cafetière, toaster, slow cooker, Henry hoover, steam iron & ironing board 

~ Double bedroom with plenty of cupboard space and en suite access to the Family Shower Room
~ Comfortable Double bed with optional Memory Foam Mattress Topper for those who prefer greater support
~ Two Full-size Twin Beds, also with optional Memory Foam Mattress Toppers, overhead cupboards, bedside table & wardrobe
... option to tuck one bed under the other to create additional space for travel cot or mobility aid
~ Double sofa bed in the lounge if you need to sleep 6
~ Soft cosy Duvets
~ Deep-filled Pillows
~ Comfortable beds
~ Hairdryer

~ Electric radiators throughout and Warm Air Heating in both bedrooms
~ Gas fire in the Lounge
~ Electric towel rail in Shower Room

~ Loo
~ Double-size Shower with thermostatically controlled taps
~ Heated towel rail
~ Extractor fan

~ Fully compliant with all gas and electric safety certificates
~ Peace of mind smoke & carbon monoxide alarms

~ Parking at your door
~ Plenty of green space to Play or Relax
~ Sun Loungers, Parasols & Round wooden picnic bench
~ Table on the Deck, chairs & cushions for Dining
~ Wooden Bench on the Deck to perch with a view
~ BBQ stand for disposable BBQs
~ Various buckets, spades, crab lines, etc for beach
~ Outside tap & under-cover shoe rack

SORRY no smoking or pets Is a Sandhills rule


The following are ALL the comments written in the Guest Book of our previous (S28) & 'new' caravan (W77>W22) or by text or email.  



Text: Hi Sue & Jim, just to say thank you very much for letting us have your very comfortable caravan for the week. We loved the quiet site and amazing views. It is on an exceptional plot. We very much enjoyed our time exploring this beautiful island, bringing back some lovely memories for both of us. Thanks also for quickly fixing the problem with the shower. Will certainly think of you if we decide to visit again. Home safe now. With best regards 


We had an enjoyable week. Thank you x


This is our third time of staying in Sue & Jim's caravan. The site is clean and quiet. Well equipped beautiful caravan. Plenty to do around the great Isle of Wight. Another enjoyable week as always.


Overall an excellent week & reasonable weather for our 1st trip to IOW - enjoyed Osborne House, The Chine at Shanklin day 3 night, The Model Village, Carisbrooke Castle. A walk from Freshwater Bay to the Needles & Alum Bay, enjoyed walks to Bembridge windmill & St Helens houseboats.


3rd stay here, lovely lovely time. Thanks so much xx


One negative comment : we found the buses a bit Hit & Miss

Thank you for a lovely holiday. Spent a lovely week in this super caravan! Sun shine almost every day. Went to Osborne House, one of my things to do. Lovely day out, full of interest. We climbed the hill to the monument. Went to the cafe and the pub, worth a visit. We also went to Carisbrook Castle & Steam Railway.


3rd stay here, lovely lovely time. Thanks so much xx

MAY - FAMILY OF 4 (ages 14 & 13), DARLINGTON

Overall an excellent week & reasonable weather for our 1st trip to IOW - enjoyed Osborne House, The Chine, at Shanklin day 3 night, The Model Village, Carisbrooke Castle. A walk from Freshwater Bay to The Needles & Alum Bay. Enjoyed walks to Bembridge Windmill & St Helens houseboats.


A lovely 3 night stay in this cosy caravan. So well equipped & clean. Really enjoyed our first time here. Thank you!


Text on arrival: Hello just to say we have just arrived and your caravan home is lovely. Thank you

Guest book: Our first time coming here to the IOW. Such a lovely caravan and very well equipped. Very pleased. We will return. Thank you again xx


OCT - Returning FAMILY OF 4 (sons 9 & 12), NOTTINGHAM

Back again! Another fantastic few days in the van. To quote my husband “I just love this view, I do!” Most beautiful rainbows this time & the sun did make a brief visit but loved it all the same. Thanks again xxx

Text in departure: we’re out of the van and spending the day on the island before a 8pm ferry. We’ve had a great time as always. We’ve been lucky and somehow managed to miss the rain when we’ve been out. Thanks again for letting us use the van.


Text on departure: We had the most wonderful time, thank you. Shame about it being Wet Wet Wet, but it didn’t dampen our spirits. We loved both the caravans, & you really have thought of everything, both very well equipped :) Really hope we get the opportunity to come & stay again x


Text on departure: Just to let you know that we have now departed the caravan. Despite drawing the short straw with the weather, we have had a lovely week. The caravan has a great view and well appointed. Thanks very much.


Just a nice & peaceful stay at Barefoot-on-the-Beach. Just what we needed after many months of stress!! See you one day soon. Thank you for sharing your home Sue & Jim. 

Great stay, clean, tidy & so very quiet with lovely sea views. See you next session xx)

Text on departure: We have already left. We have cleaned and left it nice for you. Looking forward to our next stay at your holiday home in the start of the new season. Let us know availability in March/April out of school hols. All the best 


Amazing caravan- lovely views. Comfy bed, very clean. Easy to book. Hopefully be back soon. 

Thank you so much :)


Fabulous! Thank you


Had a lovely relaxing holiday in your spotless caravan. Everything we needed was there & watched a few dvd’s. Fantastic view & have collected a number of fir cones for Christmas 

Many thanks


Beautiful location. Very lucky with the weather. All of us have had a wonderful week. It’s a shame we have to leave. B’s highlight were his early morning swims to the sunrise. Thank you for letting us stay in this lovely caravan of yours & giving us that wonderful view.

AUG - Returning FAMILY OF 3 (Son 10), STORRINGTON

A perfect retreat from the busy world and needing to be anywhere on time. Love staying here and will be in touch to rebook! Thank you

Text on departure: we’ve had a wonderful week. Do you have any availability next summer holiday?


A great holiday - peaceful site - lovely caravan - incredible views!! Lovely walks & beaches. Thanks


Email: We had a great week - ferry great, your place was immaculate as per usual and weather was good nearly the whole time - we got around the island, feeling our age now with all the walking! We tried some new spots and went back to Carisbrooke Castle (purposely on the one wet day we had) for the first time after over 10 years, joined English Heritage so we went to Osborne twice this time on arrival and leaving plus old favourites like Sandown zoo etc, Shanklin seafront and chine, Ventnor Botanic Gardens (where we saw a red squirrel which we were very happy about) Compton Bay, Brading Roman Villa and went back to eating & drinking places like Lu Shan in Bembridge, House of Spice Indian in Shanklin, Propeller Inn and the Dairyman's Daughter which where all very good. So as usual we had a really lovely time thanks. 

AUG - Returning FAMILY of 4 (ages 12 & 9), NOTTINGHAM

(Returned in Oct)

Text on arrival: All settled in. The van is immaculate as always. Time to relax. Thanks . 


Another lovely stay in your wonderful caravan. We just love the setting & location. Lots of great walks. Hope to come back again! X


GUEST BOOK:: Wonderful stay at your lovely caravan. Spectacular views over the beautiful blue sea. Loved watching the ships sailing by each day. Home from home with all the very useful extras. Peaceful site in beautiful setting. Thank you :) Thanks too for your help in changing our ferry date.

ON-LINE REVIEW: The caravan had everything you could need and lots of extras which was very helpful. Home from home. The site was beautiful, clean and the setting was so peaceful. It was lovely to be able to walk down to the beach and the cafe was a bonus. It was centrally placed to visit all the popular resorts and there is a bus stop a short walk away. Lots of pubs and restaurants within a short drive especially the Best Dressed Crab in Bembridge where you can sit overlooking the sea eating crab and lobster, but you need to book. Lovely butcher/deli and bakers.

JUNE - COUPLE celebrating their anniversary, SWANLEY (Returned in Oct to Reflections-3 with family)

EMAIL ON ARRIVAL : Wow, what can I say. Your caravan is lovely. The sun is shining and we can see the sea. PERFECT, Many thanks

EMAIL ON LAST EVENING : We have had an amazing time. Shame the time has gone by so quickly. We are  looking to come back again. You have a very nice and well looked caravan. The weather has been perfect. 

GUEST BOOK: What a wonderful stay at ‘Barefoot on the Beach’ caravan. So clean. Fantastic weather. 10/10 Many thanks Sue & Jim


TEXT:  Thank you for a lovely stay, the caravan had everything we needed! We’ll be leaving a great review!

MAR -  COUPLE visiting friends on island, NORWICH

A lovely clean and comfortable caravan, comfy bed and a good shower. Visiting friends, Steam railway and Osborne House.

Will come again. Thank you


2022 (guest book returns!)

Oct - Returning FAMILY of 4 (ages 12 & 9), MANSFIELD

Well what can I say other than ‘Amazing’! Nothing but positive comments to leave. Great from start to finish, fantastically clean, great location for walking, beach combing, & lots of family fun. Back again in August ‘23. Can’t wait :). Thanks Sue & Jim :) x



Lovely location, brought back lots of memories of the Island. Found the caravan clean & well equipped. Thank you x



Email: … would like to add we had such a lovely relaxing break and are hoping to come back again very soon. Many thanks,



Our first visit to the IOW and it didn’t disappoint! We all had a great week! Caravan was perfectly clean and had lots of things to keep the kids entertained. Thanks so much xx


Email: Just wanted to drop a quick line to say thanks for the great stay! We had such a great time. There’s a couple of maintenance jobs we picked up on…

1. The toilet cistern trickles for 5/10mins when it’s flushed. 

2. The small bedroom lightbulb needs replacing. 

Thanks again. We will definitely be back! 


Aug - MUM DAD 2 BOYS (11 & 8), MANSFIELD 

Our first time of being able to write in the guest book. This is the 5th time of staying in the van and it is our favourite place to be. Clean, well equipped, peaceful location and this year a heat wave. Just amazing :)

Only 8 weeks & counting until we return.

Thank you Sue & Jim.


Email 1: We have had a fantastic holiday and can’t wait to be back in October.


Email 2: We absolutely love the van. It’s perfect for what we need. We are straight into our holiday as soon as we get through the door. We love the island and can’t wait to be back in a few weeks. Thanks again for all of us.


July - First time visitors to the island. COUPLE, HERTS

Had a lovely time. Loved the caravan, beach & location. Hope to come back!


June - Returning extended FAMILY, (2 SISTERS), WORTHING

1. Our second time in this lovely caravan! Very clean, comfortable and well equipped. The personal little touches make it feel very homely. Thank you Sue and Jim for sharing it with us!

2. Thank you. Lovely caravan and Sue and Jim are always very helpful and polite when arranging our visits.

3. Had another fantastic time in the caravan (w22). Great sea view. Shame about the weather upon arrival however the weather improved on day 2. I will hopefully return again very soon! 



What a lovely caravan, home from home. Thanks for sharing it. Would love to return.


June - Returning FAMILY of 3 (son age 10), STORRINGTON

Another peaceful stay in your lovely caravan. Clean as a whistle and a relaxing home from home. Thanks for helping us have a lovely week with your advice and  ideas for enjoying the area.



Fabulous stay as usual. Thank you for your attention to detail., we always have everything we need on hand. Great view, always feel at Peace here. Sad to leave, but already planning our return trip. Thank you Sue & Jim!!


Email: Just returned home from a wonderful couple of weeks in Barefoot, the caravan was beautifully clean and well equipped as always, we had a good clean up ourselves before leaving so your cleaners won't have too much to do. 

Can I book for next year please, Sat to Sat. Many thanks, 



Thanks Sue & Jim. Fantastic accommodation and I loved all the little extras. The caravan was so peaceful and relaxing that it was difficult to leave during the day. I just wanted to stay in and read. Weather has been off & on but did have an enjoyable visit. Again my THANKS



Had a lovely break here. Lovely, homely, spotless home with everything we needed. Thank you Sue & Jim for your kindness. Hope to see you again :) x



Email: L and I would like say how we throughly enjoyed our stay in your caravan. We hope you found it satisfactory.



We have been staying on Sandhills for over 15yrs & can honestly say this is the perfect van for comfort. The bed is by far the most comfortable and location perfect!!

Thank you both for a lovely stay. See you again!!

10/10 STAY

Email: Morning Sue & Jim, 

Just an email to say what a fantastic and comfortable stay we both have had in your van. Very impressed by the cleanliness and style van. I have left feedback in your book and have cleaned the van all through, emptied bins and hoovered. 

Looking forward to staying again very soon, as can see you have many bookings. Thanks again 


2021 (no guest book because of Covid restrictions):

Sept - two COUPLES (Brother & Sister-in-Laws),  SITTINGBOURNE

Email1: Just to say a big thankyou for letting us have the use of your caravan. 

We have had a lovely week. 

Will vacate early in the morning. 

Email 2: In receipt of the holding deposit cheque of £50.  Thankyou very much.

We had the most wonderful week,  your caravan is very comfortable and cosy. Could have done with another week!  Just as you are settling in and finding your way around the island, it's time to pack up and ho home.

We done so much.  Every day was an adventure and we also managed a lovely day on the beach at Sandown. 

It's been many years since we have been on the island,  our Children being young and having to keep them amused.

This time, we were able to do a few things for our own enjoyment like Osbourne house and Portsmouth war museum. 

Your caravan is in the perfect position.  So well equipped,  you thought of everything.  We were so happy when we saw the lovely green in front of us.  I rise quite early so was nice for me to sit outside in the morning enjoying the peace, and the view of the sea was an added bonus.

We would love to stay again maybe 2023.  We have a wedding in Spain next year.

Thankyou again,


Aug/Sept - FAMILY with 2 x 7-yr olds & baby, ORPINGTON

Text on arrival: Just to let you know we just got here it's so lovely , smells lovely and the kids are very excited let the holiday begin xx

Text on departure: Just want to say a massive thank you for allowing us to stay at your lovely caravan ! We all had such a lovely time away and enjoyed games in the van of a night time. We would love to be able to make it a yearly visit if that's ok with you as the kids didn't want to leave ???? x thank you again ! 


Aug - FAMILY of 5 (teenage children), MILTON KEYNES

Email: Just want to say a big thank you for the fab stay on the isle wight in your caravan we have all had a fab time and lovely weather for the whole week whilst there as well x


July - Returning FAMILY of 3 (teenage child), LONDON 

On line review in UKCaravans4Hire (5/5 stars)

 - Had another relaxing holiday at Jim and Sue’s caravan! Such a beautiful spot with sea views! The caravan was wonderful and immaculate as always. We will be back next year....



On-line review in UKCaravans4Hire under Reflections-3 caravan (5/5 stars):

- Having stayed previously in this caravan (Reflections-3) & indeed also Barefoot on the Beach I would highly recommend.  This time my Grown up daughter & her partner shared with us along with my elderly father Everything you might need is provided for it is very clean & comfortable with lovely hot showers  The site it’s self is lovely with beautiful views & very well maintained not to mention the fantastic beach just a small walk from the caravan  The owners are very helpful & always go beyond providing useful information for places to see & good food recommendations  Although the weather was mixed we thoroughly enjoyed our stay again having been many times before & hopefully will be back soon. 


Email: Brief message we are home now. We had  wonderful stay & we're fairly lucky with the weather. Delayed ferry back but not a problem. It's such a special place & never disappoints. Will post a review tomorrow/Monday. Very pleased to report although slow my Almost 90 year old father can still walk down & back to that glorious beach. Big thanks



Email: Thanks very much – we had a lovely time and were very sad to have to come home (our son shed quite a few tears!). What an amazing setting for your caravan -so relaxing to sit at the table and look out across the site and then across to the sea. We appreciated being able to use the binoculars and telescope to see what sailed past. You asked before for feedback about the cleaners - the caravan was absolutely spotless and lovely to have basic supplies available on arrival (soap, toilet rolls, milk and tea bags).

Yes please do transfer over the holding deposit to a booking deposit for next year and I’m attaching the completed booking form.

I hope you get some lovely weeks or weekends over at your caravan this summer and look forward very much to going back there next year. We would have loved to have come back in October half-term but saw that was already taken – not surprisingly!


2020 (no guest book because of Covid restrictions):


Email: I'd just like to say we had a lovely holiday in your caravan at Sandhills caravan park. 

Your caravan was very nice and welcoming to stay in with a wonderful sea view, and we thoroughly enjoyed our week. We will definitely book with you again in the future.


Sept - COUPLE, West Bromwich 

Email from home: Have just got in from staying a lovely time at you caravan. Thank you for letting us hire it , time always goes too quickly and we always come away wishing it could have been longer.The weather as been good to us, although it as been a bit breezy at times, but this as not stopped us getting round and about. The views of the bay and St Helens and the clean air we hope will get us through the winter months and we look forward to returning to the Island next year all being well.

We wish you both well in your ventures at Sandhills and hope the end of the season and next year are successful, especially with your new caravan.

Email 2: thank you for the use of your caravan and the return of the holding deposit.  From the notice on the window of the van, we see that you are resisting its position for the new coming season and wish you both the best with its new site. Hope your internet will have a stronger signal in the new location,  possible the trees were the problem with the signal break up.

My iPhone could pick up WhatsApp  voice and text from the lounge of the van, but had to go down by reception to make video calls to Australia (Skype video) to  my sister.and (WhatsApp video)  to our son and grandson in Manchester.

We found your van ever so warm with just back up heat from the 3 small oil filled radiators ( 2 in the lounge and one in the bedroom.

We did not use your quilt or pillows on the double bed, as we took our own Vango double sleeping bag and pillows, (I have a slight amount of spondylitis in my neck , so have a special pillow) and a fleece blanket which we found we did not need.

Hope we find you both and the family all well.


Sue/Jim clarification: The caravan is NOT being moved from its  current sea view position; it was moved in 2019 :)


Aug - COUPLE , Maidstone

Text on arrival: Just arrived! What a beautiful place!

Text on departure: all packed and caravan tidied and cleaned, thank you for a wonderful stay we will be recommending you to all our friends and families, we had a brilliant time.


Aug - returning FAMILY of 4 (2 teenage daughters), St Albans

Text: just to say thanks for the caravan for the week. We had a good time in spite of the changeable weather. I'm sure we will be back sometime in the future. Take care.


Aug - Returning FAMILY of 4 (daughters 13 & 8), Swindon

Email - Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your caravan. We had a great time and the caravan was perfect for the 4 of us. 

The TV did seem to struggle a bit, maybe a signal issue? But wasn’t too much of an issue for us as we didn’t use it much. Thought best to mention it if you want to check for future people staying

We are thinking about returning for 2 weeks again next year in the summer holidays so if you can let us know when you will be taking bookings it would be much appreciated 

Thanks again and we look forward to hearing from you soon.


Aug - returning FAMILY of 4 (2 sons 8 & 6yrs), Mansfield 

Text during stay:  Your van has been perfect for us and we've had some amazing weather, fingers crossed for a few more before we head home. Thanks.




A fabulous week here. Lovely walks. Lovely places to go and see. Beautiful pubs all over the island to eat. 

The caravan was spotless. Everything you need was here. Wasn’t cold at night warm. Quite, friendly site. 

Excellent SEA views.

We loved our week.

Thank you so much :) K&K xxx



Lovely stay, caravan spotless, great relaxing holiday. Thank you.


Aug - FAMILY of 4 (4yrs & 1yr), EPSOM

Email & beautiful photo after departure: Hi both! Thank you very much for the cheque.

We would like to thank you very much for our best holiday ever. Kids enjoyed it so much - on the beach, playing whole day outside, sightseeing. Caravan was as always very well prepared.  We will probably come back again as we love Isle of Wight. The new location is amazing as well. Having breakfast and looking at the sea is breathtaking. We rest and powered our battery. 

Thank you so much


Aug - FAMILY of 4 (6yrs & baby), LONDON

Email on arrival: Just arrived. It’s wonderfully clean and comfortable. Great spot too, opening out on to the trees.

Email after departure: Thank you for a wonderful stay. 


Aug - returning FAMILY of 4 (teenage girls), WITNEY

Perfect! Once again. See you next year!


July - FAMILY of 4 (15 & 11yrs), THETFORD

We have enjoyed our stay here, the caravan has been like home.


June - returning FAMILY (1yr old daughter), BROMLEY 

Such a lovely time as always and so lucky with the weather! So nice to see B growing up here since our last visit :)

[lovely drawing of 'sand castle on the beach by B 15 months']

Caravan is so well equipped and perfect that we could fold the bed under in the single bedroom for B's travel cot! xxx PS Can't wait for next year!


June - returning COUPLE, HODDESDEN

Another lovely peaceful stay which ended all too quickly as it always does. Weather improved as we were going home typical ha!! Can't wait to come back again xx PS Wonky Cafe here we come


May - Returning FAMILY of 3; New sea view spot

Text  on arrival: Hi Jim, Sue, just letting you know love the caravan again, perfect and spotlessly clean. It's a credit to you both. Many thanks 

Guest book: 2nd visit here, having a wonderful time, thank you so much xxxx


April - FAMILY of 3 (4yr son)


Thanks for a comfortable stay and for making the arrangements at such short notice. Caravan is very well equipped and site was lovely and quiet.



Oct - FAMILY of 4, LINCOLNSHIRE (9 & 7yrs)

Thanks for letting us stay in your caravan it was very good. Thank you


Oct - Returning COUPLE, ESSEX

Back again, love the place. Thanks to you both. Sun is shining, a little windy but we love it. Off to breakfast soon. All the best xx


Sept - Returning COUPLE, FAREHAM; different caravan

We really enjoyed our break away. The caravan is lovely and homely. I'm sure we will be back xx


Sept - Returning COUPLE, ESSEX (different caravan)

A great little break and weather average for time of year. A lovely caravan, well equipped and so, so quiet. Lovely perfect break. Thanks xx 

PS off to 'Wobbly' for breakfast!!


Sept - Returning COUPLE now with BABY DAUGHTER (5 months), BROMLEY 

(Grandparents, 2 young Aunties & young Uncle in Reflections-2)

What a lovely week away! B had her first holiday, paddling in the sea and feeling the sand between her toes for the first time! Plenty of space for us too, B's cot even fit next to our bed in the double room. Can't wait to come back next year when B is walking! And hopefully Great Nanny & Grandad will come too Thank you! xxx

(Reply from Jim & Sue; very talented drawing of the sea for a 5 month old :) 



We really enjoyed our week here. We had lots of fun on the beach and we hope to come back soon! Thank you.

(Reply from Jim & Sue: lovely drawings girls; love the starfish!)


Aug - Returning FAMILY of 4 NOTTINGHAM (different caravan) children ages 10 & 5

Nice caravan and nice site, and a big field to play games on.


July-Aug - Returning FAMILY OF 4 celebrating a special birthday (18 & 15) with friends in Reflections-3, SELBY

Another fantastic holiday at Sandhills, loved the van, enjoyed watching the rabbits. We'll be back. Thank you


July - Extended FAMILY OF 4 and GRANDMUM, EPSOM

Thank you for the lovely weekend!  We have enjoyed every single minute. Highly recommend 5-star :)


June - MUM, DAD & TWINS celebrating their 2nd birthday; SOUTHAMPTON

Email: We would just like to say Thank you very much for letting us stay at your place and for our deposit back.

 We had a lovely first time at the isle of wight and were very comfortable in your caravan home. Will be visiting very soon but must be longer next time.

You both went out of your way to make our lil celebration great. 


May/June - MUM & 3 DAUGHTERS (5, 13, 16yrs)

We have had a lovely holiday, done loads and will definitely return at some point in the future. Thank you again xx


FAMILY of 4 (children 6 and 2 yrs), Bucks

April/May 2018

Thank you for a lovely stay



FAMILY of 3 (15yr old daughter) London

Wonderful holiday in such a beautiful setting. Caravan was simply perfect. We will definitely return. Many thanks Jim & Sue. Best wishes, R,N,J x


COUPLE, Wrexham

Very nice comfortable caravan. Nice quite site. Very lucky with the weather. Thank you both for your holiday advice.


COUPLE, Wellingborough 

Text 1: we are having a great time at sandhills. Wondered if you could tell us the site references of your other caravans and the proposed plot for resiting barefoot so we can have a look. Really impressed with the location and the nice personal bits n pieces in barefoot. 

Reply: our other caravans are S9 and E54 we have given the site our preferred plots but no one is moving at present. We hope there might be movement at the end of this season but we have just got to wait and see.

Text 2: Thanks for the site info. We arrived home safely last evening after a great relaxing holiday at barefoot. Thanks for all your help and attention to detail. Weather was kind to us. Note: The bird hide at alverstone - a notice at the entrance to the unmade lane states hide closed from mid march 2017 I think for safety reasons and cars are not allowed in the lane however we did see red squirrels elsewhere!

Guest book: We are a very 'chilled out' couple! 

Your caravan has a very homely feel and is a peaceful & tranquil place to relax, particularly as the site has been very quiet.

A  'must' to come back soon.

Thanks so much - you've been very accommodating.



Nice clean caravan. Lovely and peaceful caravan site. Good food at Wonky Cafe.  Nice extra bits. Thank you.



Yet again, 3 years on, thank you for an amazing, relaxing holiday. We love the new caravan and can't wait to come to this beautiful island

 Again. One day we will call it home! See you soon love N&C x



This was an awesome holiday! We always have a good time here. We did a lot on the Island, including the Puzzle in the cupboard that took us 4 days! Hope to return! xx

Review & drawings done by 15yr olds... with note from parents, 'You can tell which one is doing GCSE Art :)'

NOTE from Sue & Jim - amazing artwork, sorry can't reconstruct on line, emojis won't do it justice.

Email: Just to let you know we had a really lovely holiday that week in IoW, lucky with the weather nearly the entire week, and the caravan was great with everything we needed.


Failed to get the girls – both teenagers – to write on rocks like the others who stayed but they did write two pages in the guest book…silly stuff.


Just FYI things we liked:


Wonky Café great for breakfast and snacks, Whitecliff bay beach was better than ever this year generally Culver Haven Inn – went there last year, still good.

Propeller Inn – had not been back since we first came 5 years ago, when we had a so so meal, but this time it was 

 cracking – steak dinners very good indeed.

Pilot Boat Inn – best crab sandwich, very nice and have been every year without fail.

Sally’s Riding School – again, go every year and the girls had a beach horse ride at St Helen’s. Excellent as usual

Monkey Haven nr Newport – first time there, great place

IoW zoo – always a good bet, been every year

Decent Indian in Shanklin, was Purple Mango now called something else?

Decent takeaway from Lu Shan Chinese in Bembridge, had sit down there before, left menu in caravan as they deliver to Sandhills

Shanklin Chine in day & night still good…we like Shanklin seafront all round

Avoided *** on your advice, been there a few times before and it was OK but gave it a miss this time.

Osborne House, Sandown Seafront, The Needles and Ventnor all nice as always…

We always go to the Hare & Hound in Arreton nr Robin Hill, good for drinks and nibbles


Yes, we did a lot that week. We will more than likely come back and book with you next year, unless a planned trip to Australia happens (family live there)


Thanks – we had a brilliant week in the IoW and caravan was spot on. The R Family


FAMILY of 6, Stockport

Had a lovely week; weather got better at the end of the week! The caravan was very comfortable and had everything we needed! Thank you :)


FAMILY of 4; Corby (daughter 5; son 3); holidaying with grandparents in Reflections-2

Had a fantastic week. Weather has been fab. Caravan lovely with everything you could need in it. Thanks so much, hope to return xxxxxxxx



Exceptionally good time had by all, weather being perfect! M loved the freedom & the caravan was all we needed, set in perfect surroundings.


MUM DAD & 2 DAUGHTERS (4yrs & 11 months), HIGH WYCOMBE - used tuck-under bed space for travel cot

Weather was not kind but still had such a lovely time. Kids loved the caravan & had everything we needed. Thank you for having us. See you soon xx xx xx



Email: Just wanted to drop you a line to say how beautiful the caravan was and all the extra touches made it feel so homely. The information you sent was also extremely useful. We had a lovely holiday and created many happy memories. 

Thank you so much

Guest book: Beautiful caravan on a beautiful site. So nice to have all the extra touches that make the caravan a home from home. Jim and Sue could not have been more helpful throughout the booking process. Fabulous time had by all xxxx



Email: Hello, we've had a lovely holiday, with special memories, thank you very much. Will leave van as we found it x

Guest book: Lovely holiday on a lovely site. Many thanks xxxx



Temporary caravan E84:

Couple from Woking

Lovely caravan. Clean. well-equipped and in a very peaceful location. Great pre-holiday service from Jim & Sue too. Thank you so much. Feeling v. relaxed and brown too :)


Couple from Manchester taking part in the annual Scooter Rally

Our first stay at Sandhills. Great site, lovely and quiet. Close to the beach, had a great time. Seen quite a lot of the island. Weather was great too. Lovely caravan, very comfortable for the both of us. Sure we will see you soon, thank you.

Email: Can't believe it's a week ago since we were there :(  Had a really great time and caravan was more than we expected. Hopefully see you again next year.



2 Couples: Husband, Wife & Parents, Northants

Review: Good morning, just a brief email to say how much we enjoyed our stay in your lovely caravan, we found it beautifully clean and welcoming and the views over the bay were wonderful. Not to mention the hot showers, and the gift you so thoughtfully left for us, will make a great paperweight on my desk at work.

My parents are well rested, and we made the walk down to the Wonky Cafe most mornings for breakfast. I did not think that my Mom & Dad would manage the steep climb but they did! Also walked up to the monument from the campsite, took it slowly but got to the top and back down, which I thought was incredible given that Mom is 86 and Dad 84!!! must be the sea air.

Thank you again, will definitely return.


Returning family of 3, High Wycombe

2nd stay for us. Had a wonderful time. All the home touches still here. Thank you.


Family of 4; daughter 8, son 5; London

Nice cosy caravan with a wonderful sea view


Returning couple from Fareham

Thanks Sue & Jim for another wonderful holiday. Second visit just as good as the first in Reflections. It's all here. We've had a great week in spite of the fog and rain. Perhaps you can fix that next time!!


Couple from Harlow

Just to say safe home, had a lovely weekend away. Amazing breakfast at the wonky cafe.



Couple from Portsmouth (recommended by relatives below)

Had a great weekend staying in your beautiful caravan. The Nab Bar across the way was good for breakfast and drinks in the evening. Be staying here again!


Couple & adult son, Portsmouth

We all had a brill time. The caravan was so clean & cosy. Weather - WOW what a week, warm sun all the week. Thank you for letting us have your lovely caravan. Can't wait for next year :) thank you x


Mum, Dad & 18 month old toddler (used tuck-under bed to make room for their travelcot)

We've had a great week, revisiting childhood haunts :) The beach here is lovely, great for building sandcastles! Blackgang Chine, Seaview also visited. Caravan nice & cosy and it's very peaceful. No rabbits spotted this time xxxxxx


Couple from Leatherhead

Lovely cosy caravan. Great hot shower, lovely & comfortable. The weather wasn't too good but we still enjoyed our week away. Thank you for everything.


Berkhamsted couple

Email: Just a quick word to say what a great holiday we had last week. The caravan was excellent very clean and comfortable. Lovely location overlooking the sea. A nice touch leaving a pair of binoculars to use, lots of ships to follow, Also we loved the cliff top walks just through the gate and the Wonky cafe (although sea a bit rough when we visited) would not hesitate to book with you again in the future.


Family of 3 (7-yr old daughter) Birmingham

1. 5* Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home as well as the little extras. D has left a stone outside to say 'thank you!' As soon as we get home we will book our return for summer 2016! - thank you again Sue & Jim xxx

D said 'she has enjoyed her stay and has learnt how to fish!'

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FAMILY OF 4 (children 9 month baby & 5 year old daughter), ISLEWORTH

Email: just a note to say we really enjoyed our week on the IOW, the weather was good to us - bar the deluge on Friday! - and it was great having the beach so close by. I assume you will tear up the cheque to cover any damages, but do let me know if there are any issues. You mentioned you welcomed feedback, we thought some of the beds might benefit from some mattress enhancers but otherwise we were very comfortable. All the best.


Couple from Southampton

Nice mobile home, pristine site. Shame about the weather. We will be back.


Extended family from Norfolk & Cowes IOW

Lovely well-kept site and cosy caravan with great views. Weather great too :)


Couple from Peterborough; short break

Lovely well-equipped caravan. Weather beautiful. Lovely sea views. Thank you Sue & Jim


Two couples & young baby in travelcot, Kent & Exeter

1. Spotless, smells amazing as you walk in. Can't wait to get down to the beach.

2. Beautiful sights, had such a good time. See you soon :)) happy, happy, happy xx


Couple from Oxford, taking part in Walk-the-Wight

Thank you for offering your very comfortable caravan for our stay on the IOW. We have had a lovely time and really enjoyed your caravan, what a location! The walk went well - it was a fantastic experience, with all the kind donations sent to The Teenage Cancer Trust. Again, thank you xx


Couple from Chichester

We have just got home from our stay in your lovely roomy comfortable caravan. We loved the van and had a great time. We had 11 of us in it for an Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday and it was not a big squash. Hopefully we will be able to stay there again.



Family of 4, St Albans

Guest Book: Thank you for a lovely stay. The caravan is comfortable and welcoming. We loved it!

Text: Just a quick note to say we really enjoyed our stay in your lovely caravan last week. We were blessed with lovely weather on most of the days, but even managed to get some crazy golf at Shanklin in on the rainy Wednesday too. Many thanks.


Mum, son(10), daughter (6), Uncle, Hove

this is our 2nd visit to Sandhills. The caravan & sea views were great. The children have had a lovely time. The mattress topper is REALLY comfortable! Many thanks. 

PS The shower is great too!


4 Adults, Daughter (14) Kettering

1. Guest book - Fantastic base for our first visit to the Isle of Wight. Nice quiet site and a van with all your needs. Thanks both.

2. Text - Hi Sue & Jim, just to let you know we had a lovely week. We didn't do half the stuff we wanted to do! The site is lovely & peaceful as well. I suppose it means we'll have to pop over again soon! Take care both.


Mum, Dad, son (8) & daughter (12) Fareham

Weather has been wonderful, caravan great. Had an amazing time. Thanks for our lovely gift. Nice touch! D & J have made 2 new 'mates' in M & H. Would love to do a return visit at some point. Still so much to do. Thanks again :) x


Mum, Dad & 7yr old son Melton Mowbray

We've had a wonderful holiday, excellent weather & loved the caravan - looking forward to coming back again. O has had great fun playing with D & J xx thank you for the gift; we love it!


Two couples, Kent

"had a lovely time and was very lucky with the weather. Caravan was spotless and well equipped. Can't wait to come back next year:) Thank you!


Family of 4; previously stayed in 'Reflections'

What a difference a year makes weather wise! Mostly freezing last yr & sun this year :)

Perfect caravan for our needs, thank you.

It felt like home for our weeks stay. Thank you so much for the lovely stone to remember our time here. Please keep it free for Easter next year!


Mum Dad 3yr old daughter & bump Ryde IOW

We have had such a lovely time here at 'barefoot beach'. A great caravan made extra special with all at the little extras you provide. Love this area to explore & I'm sure we will be back 



Mum Dad 3 children (5,4&1yr) Coventry     

"Thank you for making our holiday at Sandhills Holiday Parkso enjoyable. The quality of service you provide is excellent, and the caravan is lovely. We had a great time, and will look forward to coming again soon!!"


Husband & Wife East Sussex     

"Thank you once again for a fantastic holiday. The caravan was excellent it has everything you could wish for. G switched everything off as asked for. She also vacuumed around. I retuned the telly as it kept losing the signal. We want to come back to the same caravan next year. We will be in touch next year. THANKS AGAIN x"


Couple & 15 yr old daughter, Peckham     

"Thank you for the holiday x it was lovely. (Used caravan as a base for visiting family on island)"


Mum, Dad, Daughter(7), Son(4) - West Midlands     

"Had a fantastic week, thanks for the van, organising the ferries, etc. I'm sure we'll be back."


Mum, Dad, Son (13) & Daughter (10) - Hampshire    First guests to stay in S28- August 2013

"Just dropping you a quick line to say we had a wonderful time in your lovely caravan. It had everything we needed and a bit more - all of which was unexpected!!!! Sandhills Holiday Park is a lovely site and having the beach on your doorstep makes it perfect. The only thing I missed, being a coffee addict, was a cafetiere!! Well thank you again and I really hope to return again soon."

Sue & Jim note: There is now a cafetiere 

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17 Jul 24 4 Booked
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Availability Last Updated 17th Jul 2024
Rental Booking Terms & Conditions

A non-refundable deposit secures a booking in either of our caravans
- £100 p/week July and August
- £75 short breaks & all other months.
- Full payment is required 6 weeks prior to holiday commencement please, together with a £50 p/week 'holding' deposit against damage that will be returned to you soon after you return home, if all in order.

- Some guests prefer to transfer as a booking deposit for next year’s booking!

Whether with Red Funnel or Wightlink from Southampton, Portsmouth or Lymington, we'll pass on the discounted rate. So let us know the approximate times you might like to travel and when you're happy with time & price, we will book it for you! The Isle of Wight is a beautiful and exciting island to explore - and with or without a car - it starts on the ferry.

- All monies will be returned if we are unable to offer your holiday because of Government Covid restrictions, otherwise Sandhills Holiday Park terms & conditions apply

ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION available in our 3-bedroom caravan 'Reflections-3' if you wish to holiday with friends & family. - also equally well-equipped and with excellent panoramic sea & countryside views.

Caravan Holiday Park Information

A place where time stands still, where the sun shines and where the pace of life is what you make it. Sounds perfect? It is at Sandhills Holiday Park ~ caravan holiday homes in a superb location overlooking Whitecliff Bay with direct access to the sandy beach.

The Isle of Wight is one of the most desirable holiday destinations in the UK, with all the best aspects of the south of England rolled into one. Rich in heritage and natural history ~ a place where all the family can enjoy a peaceful and relaxing break.

Sandhills Holiday Park is situated in a rural cliff-top position of the eastern coast of this glorious island with views over the English Channel where there are passing liners, yachts and fishing boats. It is on the coastal footpath making it an ideal base for walkers and overlooks the sandy beach of Whitecliff Bay perfect for family holidays. The nearby large village of Bembridge has good facilities including a harbour, shops and museum. The Park is easy to reach from the mainland but feels like you could be on holiday abroad.

Park Location

Sandhills Holiday Park
Whitecliff Bay
Isle of Wight
PO35 5QB

On Park Facilities:
Convenience Store
Beach Access
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Leisure Centre
Horse Riding
Train Station
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