‘Eco-retreat’ plans include treehouses, safari lodges and tiny houses

Treehouses, safari lodges and tiny homes – all are part of the unveiled plans for an ‘eco retreat’ near Yarmouth.

Plans have been submitted to Isle of Wight Council for ‘The Woodlands’, at Lucketts Farm – a glamping proposal from Alan Short and Simon Hirst of Acorn Properties IOW.

The plans were first revealed in May 2021 after residents raised concerns about the number of downed trees at the site.

Artist's impression of the Lucketts Farm eco-complex

Their goal is to open the station, on Yarmouth’s main road, in the spring of 2023.

They have owned the land for three years and, according to the Forests websiterestored and maintained farmland and woodlands.

Artist's impression of the Lucketts Farm eco-complex

Included in the tourism and recreation project plans are:

  • spa/treatment rooms and sauna cabins;
  • a staff welfare barn;
  • 15 treehouses;
  • eight safari lodges;
  • eight small houses;
  • a restaurant;
  • A coffee;
  • improvement of bus stops and associated infrastructure.

The resort’s website said it would be an all-encompassing vacation destination with unique accommodations, activities, classes, wedding venue, and learning for young and old.

Entrance to Luckett's Farm

The proposals are believed to create 50 full-time and 25 part-time employees.

See the schedules
Consult the schedules, 22/00713/FULon the town planning register.

The public consultation runs until August 12.


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