EXCITING new plans for an eco-wellness woodland resort near Yarmouth are underway, where guests can stay in harmony among the trees.

The resort will be centred on sustainable living, nature and wellness, in a new development with plans for treehouses, tiny houses and high-end safari tents.

The project is planned for a beauty spot near Lucketts Farm, which is currently undergoing general woodland management activity in accordance with recommendation of the Forestry Commission.

Behind the proposed resort are Alan Short and Simon Hirst, who run Island joinery company, Acorn Interiors, and Tanya Lippuner of TML Creative ­— an interior architecture and design company.

The team has already completed a variety of Island projects, working on The George, The Terrace and new facilities at Yarmouth Harbour.

The trio's vision for the location can be seen through a number of concept drawings, and future visitors can look forward to beautiful, landscaped areas.

The resort will feature a wellbeing area including a spa, saunas, and in a partnership with the resort, Liz Earle will offer its treatments and products.

Electric vehicles will be available for guests, and the resort will also offer a restaurant with its own micro-brewery, coffee shop and a farm shop open to everyone, including day visitors.

Other planned features include wellness classes, play areas for children, nature and wildlife talks, and a natural bio-pool.

The venture will also present job opportunities, and the team have already approached many local companies who share a similar sustainability ethos to partner and work together.

Alan said: “We are keen to include local education, as this is a fantastic location for forest schools as well as adult classes such as woodworking, yoga classes, willow weaving and literary groups.

"The woodlands has such a calming atmosphere, it will be a great inspiration for creative minds and those wishing to connect to nature as a retreat."

The team has been busy over the last two years, liaising with local ecologists and arboriculturists to create a woodland management plan.

There are plans for further planting of native species and the introduction of new habitats for wildlife.

“The Woodland Resort will be an incredible experience for guests who are looking to escape the everyday hustle and bustle," said Tanya.

“The resort will provide a meaningful holiday experience with a very low carbon footprint."

Simon said: “We cannot wait to get the project further evolved so we can offer this to both visitors and Island residents.

"The project will soon be submitted to planning."

For more information about the project, visit www.thewoodlandsresort.co.uk

A planning proposal is expected before the Isle of Wight Council within weeks.