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Visitor Reviews - Abbotstone Wood

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Abbotstone Wood
Abbotstone Down
Ashdown Road
Alresford
Hampshire   (Browse area)
SO24 9TQ   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 07712531696

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Pitches: 60
Open: April 17th To 30th September

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 10 Reviews
              8/10 from 10 Reviews


Units accepted:    Tents  No Caravans  No Motorhomes 

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Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Nealshepherd 1 review from this member

Stayed here for 2 nights September 20th, camping with my girlfriend who chose the site :0)

Large field to camp in, fantastic place and so peaceful.

The toilets and showers are new separate portacabins, don't be put off? as they are perfectly kept clean and the shower's superb.

You can buy logs from the owner which we thought were great value for money which allow you to have great camp fire's at night / day. You can use grates for cooking over the fire (which we didn't do on this occasion) next time.

Had a full walk around the site and woods, maybe next time camping in the woods?

New Alresford is a short car ride away with some fantastic pubs and shops.

The Watercress steam train line is a must even for non train anoraks! Like us. Great day out

Campsite = All in all. A great peaceful place to relax and unwind.

Will definitely be returning. Thanks Neal & Tanya

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Jules-Oscar 1 review from this member

Brilliant w/e at Abbotstone with my daughter our dog. The site is accessed via a lane and is secluded with no noise from nearby minor road. Camping available in open field or in the woods. We chose the woods and in a spot under a large beech tree. During the evening it was well protected with no wind and it kept warm.

Great walking and good pub 1 mile away with friendly welcome and well kept beer. Facilities are good but limited in number. Not a problem for us on this occasion.

Nice walking area close to the Ox Drove and Wayfarer's national walks. Good local walks in the immediate area including one to derelict Northington Grange.

There is clearly good intent to make this an eco-friendly site and The warden gave really helpful advice about the right plots to stay on and also the local walks.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Jayeyedee 2 reviews from this member

My son and I went camping at this site and found it to be perfect for our needs. There are some places to camp in the woods and a large open field with plenty of space to run around. There are no 'fixed' pitches, campfires are welcome and they sell wood on site for 10 for a large bag.

The facilities are brand new, well equipped clean and functional (portacabins), but look out of place in such lovely natural surroundings, so something more natural looking but equally as functional would be better. There is also a washing up stand, but no hot water at the sinks so you need to boil your own kettle and bring it down.

There is no children's play area, but plenty of sticks and woodlands to explore.

There is a pub called The Woolpack about 1 mile away easy to walk to that does some really nice food and there is also another pub with equally as good food in New Alresford (about 6 miles) called the Globe.

New Alresford has a couple of good butchers selling local meats and a fruit and veg shop, also a co-op mini market for all the essentials.

We had a great stay and will be back again before the season is out, it's definitely on the list for next year too.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Fepper 2 reviews from this member

Spent 3 nights here with my two kids in our campervan. The site was massively under-occupied with only three other families in the large field. This suited us and we had a great time and felt like we had the site to ourselves. The facilities are pretty basic, but clean. I'm not sure how well they would cope if the site was full though, but I guess they'll cross that bridge when they come to it. It was great to have open fires on site, my kids loved that. Although, the wood was expensive as others have said. I took to scavenging half burnt logs from the fires of campers that had just left. I would go back, but I'd hope that it wasn't going to get too busy or there might be quite a queue at the showers.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Trevor + Jo 35 reviews from this member

Stayed here over a blisteringly hot weekend. We met up with some friends and camped in the shade of the trees. There is a large open field which had been left to go to seed so hay fever sufferers beware. A large group had set up camp at the far end of the field and partied until the small hours. Needless to say the campsite policy on quiet times and respect of other campers wasn't enforced. Still, we enjoyed ourselves and the open fire and freedom of the woods and field kept the kids entertained.

The porta cabin toilet block was clean and well kept and water always hot. Logs available to burn at a price too. Don't expect anything else, which is part of the charm.

We walked to nearby Alresford, a really pretty little Hampshire town. Beautiful countryside and varied wildlife.

Watch out for the ticks. They do carry Lyme disease in this area.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Xrscooby 1 review from this member

Just spent an excellent sunny weekend with the family at Abbotstone.

Glorious meadow that we pitched in was loved by our 2 year old and 6 year old girls, extremely child friendly environment.

The hot air balloon sliding towards our pitch once it crashed down proved an entertaining event for the kids (if not their slightly worried parents!).

The owner was fantastically helpful and bought round firewood in his car (even though my wife and mother insisted on dragging some back themselves. )

Toilets were good, as were the shiney new showers.

Great walks in the woods and lots of places to cycle if that's your thing.

We'll definitely be returning in the near future (and next time we'll try to avoid the 1am trip to A&E in Basingstoke with my dad and his dodgy ticker!).

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