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. 

  • Leafy lakeside setting
  • Heated indoor and outdoor pools
  • Dog-friendly accommodation
  • Family entertainment
  • Accommodation sleeping up to six people
  • Watersports lake


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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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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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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Family activities

Fun for all!

Entertain the kids with our range of family activities... new to the bill for 2020 are Air Rifle Shooting, Remote Boat Racing and Raft Building.

Activities here include: Tye Dye, Clay Play, Paddleboarding, Reddy Steddy Teddy, Treasure Hunt, Woodland Survival, Archery, Water Zorbs, Family Geocaching, Weird Science and many more... See more about each of our activities before you book

To save disappointment, you can book online before you arrive and guarantee your place. Some activities are in high demand, so we recommend booking in advance. 

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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!

All equipment is provided including wetsuit and safety gear, just bring towels.

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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!  

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Water Zorbing

Walk or (tumble) on water

Experience the fun-filled, excitement of zorbing with a friend as you roll around the lake together in this tandem zorb. It's big enough for 2 adults. Go head over heels while staying dry - there's sure to be lots of laughter!

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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 indulgent breakfasts and lite bites, to scrumptious salads and delicious evening meals. There'a also a hand-selected kids' menu with a variety of tasty and nutritious options.

Tease your taste buds, view our menu here.

In warmer weather enjoy a glass of something and a bite to eat on the veranda overlooking the lake.

Adventure playground

Scramble into fun

Brand new in 2019, and made of wood to sit in the natural lake setting, the 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 late spring (depending on whether we're enjoying spring sunshine or showers!) until the end of the summer season. 


Sit back, relax and let us entertainment you

If you're after a holiday with upscale entertainment for the whole family, The Lakes Rookley is the place for you. With nightly entertainment during school holidays and feature acts throughout the year, there's sure to be something for everyone! Silent discos, bingo beats, mega interactive quizzes, movies under the stars and more, make sure you pop along to The Lakeside bar & eatery

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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 about or make a splash.


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

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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


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