Isle of Wight - Rookley
Rookley is a village and civil parish on the Isle of Wight. It
is located five kilometres south of Newport near the centre of the
Island. It has a country park on the site of the last working Isle
of Wight brickworks. There is a pub at the country park and another
pub, the "Chequers" a short distance from the village. The latter
was the centre of the Island smuggling trade in the 18th century.
Southern Vectis bus route 3 serves the village on its way between
Newport, Ventnor, Shanklin, Sandown and Ryde, including intermediate
The Village Association Playing Field in Highwood Lane hosts
Godshill Cricket Club and Rookley Football Club. Two major events
are held in the field each year; Gardening Galore and Rookley Show.
The Red Barn
Large self-catering property specially adapted for disabled visitors
and wheelchair users.
This large stone and brick barn is one of a number of historic farm
buildings, some of which date back to the 1500s. It is situated in
an idyllic setting on the outskirts of Rookley village, in a valley
amid farmland and woodland, only reached down a farm track, half a
mile from the road. It is however within ten minutes drive of the
County town of Newport, with large, modern shops, cinema, pubs,
restaurants, etc., together with more traditional farmers' markets
and old style stores. The town is largely level, with good
wheelchair access to most premises. Several local pubs and
restaurants have excellent facilities for disabled customers.
Views from all directions are beautiful. The building is warm and
welcoming, with comfort a priority.
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