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General Conditions of Booking

Please also read conditions of booking relating to Holiday Caravan, Touring Holidays and our Access Statement

The Orchards Holiday Park is a family park catering for guests who wish to hire a holiday caravan, holiday home or  a touring caravan/trailer tent/tent/motor caravan pitch for holiday purposes only. Our guests' enjoyment and safety is paramount and therefore we ask you to read our general conditions of booking and also conditions relating to the type of holiday you wish to book before making your booking.

We reserve the right to ask guests who contravene these terms and conditions or, who in any way are behaving in a manner likely to cause distress or nuisance to other visitors or any member of the Orchards team to leave the park immediately. In these circumstances the holiday ceases and we shall not be liable for any extra costs incurred by you.

We seek to provide the very best service to all our guests and have an access statement available. This includes a copy of our terms and conditions and booking form both in large print. If you would like a copy, or wish to discuss any other special needs, please make our booking staff aware.


We are a family orientated park, we reserve the right to not accept stag or hen style groups or large group bookings. We also reserve the right to refuse any booking. The person who signs the booking form is responsible for the booking and warrants that they are over 18 years of age and that the party will not exceed the numbers stated on the booking form. We won't accept bookings where the majority named on the form are under 18 years of age. Bookings for our Holiday Caravans/Orchard House must be made at least 48 hours before arrival date. Walk-ins not accepted.  If you arrive at the park and have not informed us of the nature of your booking you will be turned away without any refund.

Will be held for 7 days after which date if we have not received a completed booking form or if you have not contacted us we may cancel the booking.

This contract is with The Orchards Holiday Park Ltd. A contract exists as soon as we have issued our confirmation invoice and you should please check this carefully to see that it reflects your wishes. Please inform us of any discrepancy within 7 days unless your holiday start is within 14 days in which case you should inform us within 24 hours. The terms contained in this contract do not affect your statutory rights.

The balance of your holiday must be paid at least 56 days before the start date (no reminder will be sent to you) If the balance is not paid in time then we are entitled to cancel the holiday and retain the deposit element of your holiday. Any alteration to a booking once confirmed may incur a £5 administation fee.
The Orchards cannot be held responsible for any unforeseeable or unusual occurrence outside our control, which include but are not limited to failure of water, electricity, and drainage. Fire, war, threat of war, riot, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster/ changes in government legalisation. Prices are subject to unforeseen changes being imposed (i.e. fuel supplements / change in rate of VAT) we reserve the right to apply charges to any of our tariffs and make adjustments to balances due.

Whilst we will endeavour to satisfy guests requirements we do at our discretion reserve the right to withdraw any advertised services and to cancel bookings made for guests or make alternative arrangements in which event no liability in respect of such of a cancellation or changes shall fall upon The Orchard Holiday Park Ltd save only that we will refund guests money paid in respect of the holiday and no compensation will be paid.

We reserve the right to withdraw or amend any special offers or discounts at our discretion

While we try to ensure that all prices, times and dates quoted on our website or in our publications are accurate, errors may occur. If we discover an error in price or availability of services we will inform you as soon as possible and give you the option of reconfirming your booking for the correct date/price or cancelling it. If we are unable to contact you we will treat the booking as cancelled. If the booking is cancelled due to this reason alone you will receive a full refund of any monies paid.

Verbal quotations given over the telephone must be confirmed in writing by the Company to be considered valid. Whilst we will attempt to ensure that verbal quotations are accurate they are given on the basis of Errors and Ommissions Excepted.
Ferry Bookings are made subject to availability.

Once your booking confirmation is issued if you are forced to cancel your holiday, for whatever reason, any monies paid less the deposit element and any ferry charges applicable, will be refunded only if the caravan/house/pitch is re-let. Cancellations will become effective on the date we receive written confirmation. If you cancel within 72 hours of arrival or once the booking has commenced no refunds will be given if you decide to depart prior to the end of your booked holiday. To cover you for this, loss of deposit element and other eventualities we recommend you take out full comprehensive travel insurance.

Please indicate on booking form if you wish to take up The Orchards cancellation scheme offer.

If you have to cancel your holiday due to bereavement, accident, serious illness, hospitalisation of any person named on booking form or a close relative: spouse, partner, parent, grand parent, son, daughter, grandchild, brother, sister, fiance(e) (includes step and in law) or if cancellation is due to a person named on booking form only due to redundancy or work commitments and providing we receive written confirmation of cancellation of the entire party, supported by relevant documentation of proof, at least 72 hours before the commencement of the holiday, we will refund all monies paid (less cancellation scheme and deposit element.)

We take the well-being and safety of our guest’s very seriously and we ask that you comply with the following:

  • The speed limit on the park is 5mph
  • Cars are parked in car parks at own risk. Please park with consideration to other guests.
  • Guests are not allowed to bring commercial vehicles on to the park
  • Parents/Guardians are responsible for the safety and good behaviour of their children at all times.
  • If you bring your dog/other pet with you we ask that you: Keep the dog on a short lead at all times. Do not leave unsupervised outside your unit at anytime. Use the designated exercise area. Clean up after your dog. Do not leave your dog on the park unattended at any time. We reserve the right to require that the owner remove their dog, or any other pet, from the park if it is a nuisance or danger to other guests. Maximum 2 dogs in Holiday Caravans & Maximum 4 dogs per Touring & Camping.
  • Quiet hours are from 2300 hrs until 0700 hrs Please respect your fellow guests and keep noise to an absolute minimum.
  • Open fires are not allowed
  • Generators : are not permitted
  • Bicycles / scooters / skateboards / roller skates/blades are not allowed to be ridden on the park.
    You are welcome to bring your bikes with you, in fact we encourage you to, as we have some beautiful cycle routes on the Island, many from the park. For safety reasons bikes are not to be ridden generally around the park. We request that when leaving the park for a ride you do so in a sensible manner, ensuring that children are supervised. BE CAREFUL BE SAFE.

THE INDOOR POOL is open all season. Hours vary depending on the time of the year. During school/bank holiday periods, sessions may be limited.
THE OUTDOOR POOL is open and heated from late May to early September. Note: Both pools are unsupervised. Children under 16 years must be accompanied in the pool areas. Safety information and child admission policy available on request.

The information supplied on the booking form will be stored on computer for administrative purposes. Under no circumstances will this information be provided to a third party. We may from time to time wish to send you news of special offers on the park. If you do not wish to receive any communication from us please annotate the appropriate box on the booking form. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1984 the signing of the booking form signifies your assent to these terms. Back to Top

Holiday Caravans/Orchard House - Conditions of Booking

Please also read general conditions of booking

DEPOSITS: £100 per week £50.00 per shortbreak per caravan. £200 per week Orchard House. (non refundable- see cancellation policy – general conditions of booking)

FULL PAYMENTS: Due 56 days before holiday start date.

Weekly: Friday-to-Friday or Saturday-to-Saturday. Charges for Friday as following Saturday. Orchard House: Saturday to Saturday only.
Short breaks: Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday. October half term: Saturday to Tuesday or Tuesday to Saturday.
Low season arrival days may be flexible depending on availability (minimum 3 nights).

We generally welcome your arrival after 1600hrs for the holiday caravans and from 1600hrs for Orchard House. You are welcome to telephone after 1200hrs to check to see if your accommodation maybe ready early. We ask you to depart by 1000hrs.

Please inform us if you intend to arrive after 1900 hrs. If we have not heard from you within 48 hrs of your arrival date we reserve the right to re-let your caravan.

You are welcome, subject to weather conditions, to take your car to your caravan on arrival and departure. At all other times cars are to be parked in the car park. PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT ALLOW THE CHARGING OF ELECTRIC CARS ON THE PARK, PLEASE ASK AT THE RECEPTION AND THE TEAM WILL BE PLEASED TO DIRECT YOU TO THE NEAREST CHARGING POINT.

For example if you need a caravan positioned near a car park because of walking difficulties – please discuss with booking team at time of booking.

Every endeavour will be made to allocate guests the numbered caravan of their choice, however it must be clearly understood that acceptance of a booking is not conditional on the allocation of a particular caravan.

It is your responsibility to leave the holiday caravan/house in the condition that you found it. Breakages, damages or missing items will be charged to you.

Only accepted in a certain number of our caravans -see caravan guide. (Sorry not pets allowed Orchard House) – please read general conditions. Only 2 dogs per caravan.


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Camping & Touring - Conditions of Booking

DEPOSITS: £50 per pitch per week or part thereof (non refundable- see cancellation policy – general conditions of booking)

FULL PAYMENTS: Due 56 days before holiday start date

May be from any day to any day

Pre-booked our minimum stay is 3 nights except 21st to 28th May 2015  when the minimum is 5 nights.

We welcome your arrival after 1400hrs and before 2200hrs. We request you depart from your pitch by 1100 hrs.
Please inform us if you intend to arrive after 1900hrs. If we have not heard from you within 48hrs of your arrival date we reserve the right to re-let your pitch.

Are marked and allocated, to the size of your Touring Caravan, Motor Caravan, Trailer tent, Tent including any awnings (only aertex ground sheets allowed on grass pitches) Gazebos/bed extensions/pup tents (maximum size 2m x 1m) or attachments must be stipulated at the time of booking to ensure the pitch allocated is large enough. Should you subsequently alter your requirements we cannot guarantee to provide an alternatively sized pitch.
Maximum of 6 guests to occupy unit per pitch.

GAZEBO’S are only accepted if used instead of an awning and positioned as an awning with Touring Caravan or Motor Caravans. Gazebos can only be erected with a t/tent or tent if positioned as an extension and taken into dimensions of the t/tent or tent when booking.

For example: you need to be pitched near toilet facilities – Please discuss with booking team at time of booking.

Every endeavour will be made to allocate guests the pitch of their choice, however it must be clearly understood that acceptance of a booking is not conditional on the allocation of a particular pitch or guarantee the allocation of adjacent pitches.

Only one car to be parked on pitch additional cars to be parked in the car park – see tariff.


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General Information

TOURIST INFORMATION: Apart from an information pack that you will receive on arrival, the reception has large information boards and supplies of leaflets etc. Reception staff are always on hand to advise you.

SHOP: is open during mid March/April/early May and late September/October for limited hours with limited stocks; from mid May until mid September It is generally open from 0800hrs to 2000hrs. (subject to change)

TAKE AWAY: Is open most evenings for limited hours during March/April/early May, and September and October. Otherwise is generally open every evening from 1730hrs to 2000hrs.

LAUNDERETTE: Is equipped with H&C sinks and irons, all FREE OF CHARGE. Washing machines and Tumble Dryers are on token operated meters.

DISH WASHING: H&C sinks are available FREE OF CHARGE.

SHOWERS: Are provided FREE OF CHARGE but BATH is metered.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS FROM CAR FERRY PORTS: From EAST COWES and FISHBOURNE - drive to NEWPORT and follow signs to YARMOUTH (A3054). After approximately 6 miles pass through SHALFLEET. After a further half mile, turn left at the HORSE AND GROOM INN. Follow the signs to NEWBRIDGE. From YARMOUTH take the NEWPORT road. After approximately 3 miles turn right at the HORSE AND GROOM INN. Follow the signs to NEWBRIDGE. We advise you not to use your sat nav as it will direct you down narrow lanes that are not suitable for touring caravans/motor caravans

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Access Statement

Our accessible caravan is the Sovereign and NEW FOR 2015 The Gold Sovereign all details on specification sheet. A tarmac allocated parking bay is next to the caravans. All other caravans have at least 2 caravan steps. Most of the caravans have spacious interiors but doorways do not make them accessible to wheelchair users. Some caravans are positioned next to or near to car parks please ask for advice on position when booking. Should you require any assistance with settling in please do not hesitate to ask. The car parks are gravel. Task lighting can be provided on request.

All the holiday caravans are set in four acres of peaceful Orchard. Flat or gently sloping areas with concrete or slab paths leading to all caravans that have hardstanding bases. Pets are most welcome in some of the caravans (see Caravan Guide) and there is “free run areas” see site map.


The pathway to The House is flat upto the main front door. There is a step to the main front door. On the ground floor there is a kitchen, spacious lounge and a bathroom which has a bath with overhead shower and a toilet. All bedrooms are situated on the 2nd floor to which there are stairs upto that floor.

The touring fields are set out in six closely mown paddocks. The touring field is sloping. Some of the pitches are terraced and many of the pitches have gravel/concrete hardstanding. Cars can be parked on the pitch. Roadways are tarmac or gravel. There are speed bumps at various points but provision has been made for wheelchair users to negotiate these. If you require a pitch at the top of the park please request at time of booking. Should you require any assistance with pitching please do not hesitate to ask.


All accessible facilities have been checked and passed by building inspector for DDA compliance.

Building is a single story design with no internal stairs. The outside of the building is well lit and main entrance points are clearly marked. The entrance to facilities end of building which accommodates the accessible toilet and shower rooms, low level dishwashing and hand washing sinks has a level access.

Wheelchair users can enter the building unattended. All doors are easy opening and are identifiable. All doors have easy to use lever style door ironmongery.

The accessible toilet/ shower has room for a wheelchair to turn around and furnished with all appropriate handrails. There is an assistance alarm within the accessible WC and shower room.

Wheelchair users and others with special needs, if they request to be near facilities, can be pitched to the left of the building, where there are tarmac roads/paths leading to the accessible facilities.

Reception/shop/takeaway - Ramped access. We are happy to deliver provisions and take away food to your units if you require.

Meeting Room – second floor – no lift facility.

Games Rooms – have one step into rooms – 18 cm

Indoor Pool Complex - Parking is available nearby. Level access. Accessible toilet facility. Three shallow steps leading into pool.

Outdoor Pool - Level Access. Steps into water are normal pool type.

Lighting – Entrance/ Reception/ Shop/ Takeaway/ Games Rooms areas are all floodlit. The rest of the park has low level lighting.

24 hr Assistance - If reception is closed there is a duty warden on call. A 24hr telephone number can be made available to you if you wish.

Mobile Phone Network – We do not have problems with network signals from the park.

Isle of Wight Society for the Blind 01983 522205
Disability Information Advice Line 01983 522823 Text Phone 01983 525424
Hard of Hearing/Deaf 01983 529533 Sound Advice
Wheelchair Hire – Red Cross, Newport 01983 522718.
Accessible Taxi Service – Alpha Group Freephone 0800 –298 5421 or
Public Transport – We have a limited bus service that passes the park. A more regular service bus stop is approx 1.25 miles away. For more information visit Southern Vectis on 01983 532373 or

Accessible Island – Visitors with impaired mobility will find many attractions offer access for all. Further information is available in the Isle of Wight Tourism’s Accessible guide for visitors with disabilities. Telephone 01983 813818 or visit

The Orchards team are trained in Disability awareness and look forward to helping you in any way we can during your stay with us. Just let us know what we can do for you.

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