A leafy lakeside hideaway

Perch by the pool and ponder which pristine beach you’ll visit tomorrow on holiday at The Lakes Rookley. Or chill out on the veranda overlooking the lake with a tasty bite to eat and chilled glass of something.

Lakehouses, cottages and caravan holiday homes tucked away in a leafy island hideaway await you. Sink into a warm, bubbling hot tub, put your head back and stargaze on clear nights. Or put your feet up and listen to the sounds of nature sitting on your decking, sipping on whatever drink takes your fancy. 

Escape to the island whenever you want! The Lakes Rookley is an all year-round resort giving you more opportunities to make the most of what the Isle of Wight has to offer.

  • Leafy lakeside setting
  • Heated indoor and outdoor pools
  • Dog-friendly accommodation
  • Family entertainment
  • Accommodation sleeping up to six people
  • Watersports lake
  • Nearby beach: Shanklin beach - 15 minute drive
  • Nearby town: Godshill - 5 minute drive


From £340 Sleeps 2 - 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 - 4

Single-storey, stylish, open plan living overlooking the lakeside with bi-folding doors onto a deck and a lawn and driveway that wraps around the property. The modern kitchen and family shower room complement stunning furnishings and fittings.

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From £317 Sleeps 2 - 6
  • 2 & 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 - 6

Stunning single or double-storey cottages with stylish open plan living areas and French doors onto decking and hedged lawn. The modern kitchen and family shower room complement beautiful furnishings and fittings. Some hedged lawns extend to the lake's edge, some cottages feature ensuite master bedrooms and hot tubs.

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From £152 Sleeps 2 - 6
  • 2 & 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 - 6

Our fantastic range of caravans feature open plan living and well-equipped kitchens. Some with en-suite WC, decked balcony and feature fireplace. Try our hot tub caravans to indulge in the ultimate hideaway. Accessible caravans also available and are specially-built for wheelchair users and those with mobility difficulties.

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Wight Cycle Hire

Two wheeled adventures!

Explore the island on two wheels! We're pleased to have teamed up with Wight Cycle Hire to offer you the best cycling experience on the island. Quiet country lanes or breathtaking coastal views, hop on your bike and see it all! 

Wight Cycle Hire offers good quality bikes with complimentary helmets, locks, and route maps. And, if you're looking for a week's hire, they'll deliver your bikes to you here at The Lakes Rookley.

Plus, as an Aria Resorts guest you get a discount too! So, what are you waiting for, find out more below...

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Family activities

Fun for all!

The Lakes Rookley offers a host of fun activities for all, from arts and crafts to energetic games. Activities include: Tye Dye, Clay Play, Ready Steady Teddy, Treasure Hunt, Woodland Survival, Family Geocaching, and many more...

Plus there are watersports on the lake too if you fancy some water action! Book online today or call 07972 199 225.

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Balancing act

Our lake is a great place to find your balance and practice your paddleboarding skills before you hit the open seas and encounter waves. Hire a board and enjoy a blissful paddle. Feeling brave, why not try a few tricks in our calm waters? After a quick safety briefing, you are free to roam the water, have fun and enjoy a core workout too. Our top tip - don't get wobbly legs! Put your family and friends to the test too with our giant SUPs for up to six people!

All equipment is provided including wetsuit and safety gear, just bring towels. Book online below or call 07972 199 225. 

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Paddle power!

Hire a kayak, grab a paddle and take to our glass-smooth lake! Keep your eyes peeled for any wildlife skating across the surface of the water as you peacefully paddle around. 

All safety gear and wetsuits are provided, so just bring yourself and a towel... just in case you fall in!

Book online below or call 07972 199 225. 

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The Lakeside Bar & Eatery

The place to eat, meet and relax

You're on holiday so let us do the cooking for you... You'll find a range of meals to suit every appetite and all age groups. From light bites to scrumptious salads and delicious evening meals. And when it's warm, enjoy a refreshing drink and a bite to eat on the veranda overlooking the lake.

Tickle your taste buds, view our menus: Main menu, Lunch menu, Pizza menu, Sunday lunch, and Click & Collect. We recommend that you pop into reception to book a table

We even have a click and collect service, using our new food app to order, so you can have a night in without the hassle of cooking!

Adventure playground

Scramble into fun

Our adventure play area is a great place for children to meet and make friends with other kids as they climb and scramble around the course. They'll test their balancing skills as they walk the tightrope, or move from one swinging step to another... will they fall off and start again? 

And the best bit, the veranda of The Lakeside bar and eatery overlooks the adventure play area, so you can enjoy an early evening drink on a warm summer's evening while the kids burn off all their energy before bedtime.


Outside swimming pool

Take a dip

When the warmer weather is here and the suns out, cool off with a relaxing dip in our outdoor pool. Or if you fancy reading a book, grab a lounger or chair and let the kids splash around or practice their swimming skills.

Our outdoor pool usually opens daily from 9am to 6pm in late spring (depending on whether we're enjoying spring sunshine or showers!) until the end of the summer season. 

Currently, there are no changing facilities open so please turn up to the pool swim ready. Disabled guests can use the changing facilities. We're offering 30 minute family swimming sessions - please phone 01983 721606 to book on resort or visit reception.  


Sit back, relax and let us entertainment you

This year, we're bringing you a silent disco so you can show off those moves as well as 'movies under the stars' at our outdoor cinema for a relaxing evening in the moonlight! 

For more details, including times, please ask our friendly reception team when you arrive.

Indoor swimming pool

Swim and splash

Calling all mermaids and mermans, big or small! Our indoor heated swimming pool is open all year round from 9am - 6pm, so whenever you fancy a swim, dive right in. Whether you like to do a few laps, float,  or make a splash.

To keep guests and staff safe we're offering 30 minute family sessions. To book please call 01983 721606 and speak to our reception team or pop in. Please note, you will need to come to the pool swim ready as our changing facilities are closed. 


We get asked these ones a lot!

  • What's open at resort?

    Due to the Government's restrictions regarding Covid-19, the following facilities are open. 

    • The indoor and outdoor pools are open. with strict measures in line with government guidelines to keep guests and staff safe.
      • No changing facilities are available so please come to the pool swim ready
      • You need to pre-book 45 min swim sessions using the children's activities number below
    • The Lakeside bar and eatery will be open and offering food, please ask for opening times when you arrive.
    • We will be offering a small range of activities including our new on the lake watersports, paddleboarding and kayaking as well as
      archery, crazy carts and rifle shooting. To book activities please call 07972 199 225.

    Stay safe and enjoy your holiday. 

  • When is the Bar and Eatery open?

    Bar opening times: 

    Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 10 pm

    Sunday: 12pm - 8pm

    Eatery opening times:

    Monday - Saturday: 12pm-9pm

    Sunday: 12pm-8pm

  • When can I stay at this resort?

    The Lakes Rookley is open all year round


  • The Lakes Rookley, Main Rd, Rookley, Ventnor PO38 3LU

We've taken home the gold!

Drum roll please... we've got some brilliant news, The Lakes Rookley has won a gold, yes that's right, a gold Red Funnel Award for Best Self-Catering Stay. And it's all thanks to you, our holiday guests, and our owners for voting for us.

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Looking for a treat

Want some reasons as to why you should stay with us? Take a look below!

Amazing place

This was an amazing place for me and my husband we spent a lovely time relaxing in a new modem lodge that was well decorated and had a amazing kitchen to cook a meal it had jacuzzi they had an amusement area and a lovely bar and there was also a swimming pool I was very happy to stay here and I will be going back again in the future I would recommend this place to anyone!

We have some gems for you

Don’t tell everyone but we asked our team the best places to see, go and do on the island. Here’s what they came up with…

Tapnell Farm

Adventure for kids

Newport Road, Yarmouth, PO41 0YJ

Newtown Creek

Off the beaten track

A National trust natural inland harbour.

West Wight Beaches

Most romantic place...

For a special sunset head to these beaches

Interested in Ownership at The Lakes Rookley?

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*Free ferry travel only applies from Southampton via Red Funnel