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Visitor Reviews - Setthorns Camping In The Forest Site

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Setthorns Camping In The Forest Site
Wooton
(new Forest)
New Milton
Hampshire   (Browse area)
BH25 5WA   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 024 7642 3008  or  01590 681020

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Nearby: (within x miles)
5m 
Featured Site

Pitches: 235
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 54 Reviews
              9/10 from 54 Reviews


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Date of Visit: March 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Doggies On Tour 18 reviews from this member

Camping in the Forest. Need I say more? The wardens were super friendly with a very organised arrival. They directed us to good phone signal pitches and where the filling/emptying points were so we could sort ourselves out before pitching. The site was busy, which is always a good sign. Up the top you could get EE signal 3G & occasionally 4G. Most people don't need this but hubby needs to be able to work whilst we are away unfortunately. The walks from the site were obviously beautiful, being the forest and you could even walk to the famous Ober Water. Ponies were a plenty, and there was a disused railway track that ran through the site if you wanted an easy walk/run/bike! Brockenhurst had a Tesco express and Sainsburys local as well as a village butchers and village veg and donkeys! The beach is only about a 15 minute drive away and also Ringwood brewery is a must visit, if you're into alcohol. Overall the site is very well kept and very relaxed and informal and you don't feel on top of each other as they are quite spaced out but the woods give you a sense of seclusion. Most pitches are hard standing and there is plenty of wildlife about. We will definitely be going back and we can't wait!

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Shaz and Jack 1 review from this member

Stayed here for one night on a premium pitch it was lovely my pitch being on grass set among the trees. The site was not noisy even though it was in August and the pitches are set well apart. The wardens were friendly and were seen to walk around site and check on pitches and make sure everryone was in the correct place I also saw them litter picking, I had a lovely chat to the warden whilst he was checking the passes.

The reception was nice and had a few small essential items if you had forgotten them and had lots of leaflets and information on what to do in the surrounding area.

Near to the site is open heathland and you can walk along a disused railway line ideal for walkers and dog owners or If you had bought your bikes.

Facility's apart from electric and the usual water chemical disposal point bins this was it I did struggle a bit to fill up with water at the area the wardens said was easier for motorhomes but on looking round the site the water fill up near my pitch would of been easier for me.

The only thing I found hard was getting the motorhome level but I managed in the end. TV reception was hit and miss as was mobile signal but to be honest this site is more about getting away from all this

There is no play park etc on this site for children but I think it's more about getting back to nature and making your own fun.

I enjoyed my stay and will use the site during the winter as its one of the only new forest sites open all year.

The only thing I can think that was wrong was the signposts into the site they start of brown with Setthorns name and then the last one on the road leading into the site it's blue but the site wardens have put a sign above with Setthorns name on but we did nearly miss the turning and only saw it at the last moment. Another thing to think about is sat nav directions It was only because I checked but the way it would of taken us was a very windy narrow road but using the main A35 route was much easier for the motorhome.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Trevorpriest 3 reviews from this member

Have visited several times over the years and love it. Great location. Will be back.

Ok it doesn't have a lot of facilities and no toilet block but the walks in the New Forest more than make up for that

If you like being in the great outdoors this is the place to stay

Our two grandchildren were thrilled to see all the ponies just wandering around and did not need an artificial playground with swings and roundabouts

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Gytha_ogg 2 reviews from this member

My wife and I had five nights at Setthorns in March and we immediately booked again for May. We've stayed at two other sites in the New Forest before but in our opinion Setthorns is the best. We booked a Premium pitch online initially but when we explored the site soon after finding a pitch we found the Select pitches were bigger, more secluded, and only a little more expensive, so we immediately upgraded and moved up the hill. Also, although it's not a deal-breaker for us, tv and phone reception were much better up in the Select pitches. Be aware that mobile internet is very hit and miss in the forest. If internet access is important to you, prepare to be frustrated at how slow, or non-existent, it can be. There's not much I can say that hasn't been said by other reviewers - there's easy access to numerous walks, the coast, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst etc. , and Blackwater Arboretum and the Tall Trees Trail (my favourite place). There's lots of deer, ponies, squirrels, birds, silence and masses of stars at night. It's a lovely place and the staff are friendly and helpful too. If, like us, you enjoy getting back to nature you'll love it.

No toilets, showers or shop here, just electricity if you need it.

One very minor downside, and one which should be expected really given the location amongst the trees: in May there were clouds of tiny flies in the shade. And I do mean clouds of them!

Date of Visit: January 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Maxt46 39 reviews from this member

We only stayed here one night but would have stayed longer but had to work Monday.

If you're looking for posh toilets and showers, swimming pools and kids entertainment this is DEFINITELY NOT the site for you.

But if you want to be close to nature, acres of forests to cycle, walk and just enjoy the wildlife, this is the place to be.

We found the staff friendly helpful and knowledgeable.

And all this for only 14. 50 (members) magic, we will be back.

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Jbraund 7 reviews from this member

Well located site for the local area, we had mainly come to visit Paultons Park and Beaulieu. Well spaced out pitches and fairly level, we had a premium hard standing pitch which was easy to reverse onto. Plenty of water and waste points around the site and right in the heart of the forest.

Kids loved playing games in the trees and reusing a wooden 'den'. The occasional passing pony brighten up the day too.

Be prepared for a cacophony of dawn chorus waking you up in the early morning, or indeed the hooting owls throughout the night.

No review of facilities as there are none, only slight criticism is how rutted the access roads are. It gave the car suspension a workout even without towing and seemed the downfall of some children riding their bikes.

Would return and probably spend more time in and around the immediate area.

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