Stayed here end May BH. Friendly owners & lovely shop & reception with fresh bread for sale. However we did feel the grass could have been shorter & the site does not drain well as it was very boggy in places. It had rained a lot to be fair, but previous reviewers had noted the same. One bug bear is that the toilets were cleaned later in day & not in morning, so each morning, there was no toilet roll, this could have been replenished each morning. The showers were ok as long as only one person using them, once both showers were being used, the water pressure dropped to unusable ( certainly in the one I used). It is a nice site & one we would return to if in that part of the country, but felt a few small things would improve it no end. There is an Asda & Coop within a short distance of campsite. There is always traffic noise from the nearby motorway, but overall a nice site.
This is my first ever campsite review. It is not the kind of thing I normally do, but the new site owner was so friendly, helpful and enthusiastic, often stopping for a chat and to see we were OK while passing by, that I felt compelled to leave a review of this small and friendly site.
We chose the site for it's location, close to the M27 and Peppa Pig World. This did unfortunately mean that traffic could be heard day and night.
We all enjoyed the campsite, which has basic, but clean facilities. It has clearly had a recent revamp and upon arriving the reception looked lovely and fresh. It also has a small shop attached. Local eggs and meat from the neighbouring farm are on sale and bread can be ordered the day before, though it's only factory bread. Whoever is on duty is always available for a chat too!
The shower and toilet block also looks freshly painted and spruced up. It's all clean, though the showers were a bit temperamental with the shower pressure. Laundry facilities are present, but on the expensive side.
The site itself consists of a small hard standing bit by the barn and 2 fields, bordered with hedges and trees. Tents and vans are parked in spacious numbered pitches along the edge, leaving a nice open clearing in the middle where our children could play and stay within view. Just the type of lay out we like! There are also pic nic tables dotted around the site too.
The site prides itself for its dog friendliness, so there were a lot of dogs around. This doesn't bother us, but obviously is not the place to go if you don't like dogs! A bonus to the presence of dogs is the marked dog walking path just outside the site, which was a nice little path to take with the children.
We have stayed here twice, as it is a very reasonably priced pitch-up, and not too far from home (worth 50 miles' drive). The owners are very welcoming, and local eggs and meat on sale for breakfast is great. Facilities are basic but clean. It is unbeatable value, given its great location on the edge of the New Forest - you don't need to sit in the queues to get there, and you can beat the queues the next morning.
Facilities were good and not too busy. The showers were temperamental at times, not hot enough one morning and then marginally warmer the next. Facilities were kept very clean.
Surprised there didn't appear to be any recycling facilities.
The pitches are a reasonable size and situated around the perimeter of the fields, leaving the centre for play!
There are wooden picnic tables dotted throughout the site but they were hijacked by 'first arrivals' for the duration of their stay so were not available for all - I hate that selfish behaviour!
The site IS close to the M27 so there is a background, constant traffic noise which was not too obvious inside our unit but would probably be intrusive if you were in a tent.
The Compass Inn is worth a visit, and it's worth booking a table. We were there on a Sunday evening and they were rapidly running out of food at 1930 - and the kitchen closes at 2000.
There is a fish & chip van that visits the site on a Friday & Saturday evening - it came as a big surprise as nobody mentioned it when we checked in. They didn't have many customers on the nights we were there.
This is a simple, value for money site. We atayed over a Bank Holiday and the prices remained he same, unlike many sites which seemed to load their tariff over a holiday weekend.
It's not too far from the Forest but try to avoid driving through Lyndhurst if you can as it is very busy and the traffic queues build up very quickly.
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