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Visitor Reviews - Minstead Manor Farm Certificated Site

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Minstead Manor Farm Certificated Site
Emery Down
New Forest
Hampshire   (Browse area)
SO43 7GA   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 02380 283706

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Pitches: 5 C/MC + 8 Tents
Open: 16th - 29th October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 26 Reviews
              8/10 from 26 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

This is a Camping and Caravanning Club Certificated Site, which accept caravans or motorhomes and usually tents, space permitting. It is a member only site - you may be able to join on arrival - please check direct with the site.

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Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mjlincs 26 reviews from this member

This is a very good chill out site in the heart of the New Forest about 25 minutes from anywhere you might want to visit and close to Lyndhurst, Bournemouth is also within easy reach as the A27 is about 2 miles away. The site is at the top of a small hill with open views to the forest and a lake at the bottom. Facilities are limited with showers and toilets in wooden buildings but there is everything you could need. The site slopes so blocks may be needed for some pitches and when it rains some of the motorhomes were having trouble getting up the slope but the pitches are large enough to park sideways which would alleviate the problem. The track in is rough with too many sleeping policemen but if you take it steady its fine. There is nothing for kids except open spaces. Nearby are great pubs, try The Oak Inn just outside Lyndhurst it is very good. Overall it depends what you want from a site, it is basic but in a good location and not expensive.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: TNADZ 23 reviews from this member

We booked a 4 night break at this site. The booking was easy, the directions were easy, although I have to say I think the speed bumps are a bit OTT.

On arrival we found our pitch easily as it was listed inside the wooden shed. Dont be put off by the pitch layout. The white posts are placed so you park between them but they do come out the ground so don't panic if you think you have to slalom them.

The chemical disposal area is not in the immediate vicinity which is fine but sadly there were 2 very large noisy dogs that barked every time you walked past them! This was somewhat unnecessary and ruined the peace and tranquillity of the site.

Having visited many sites in the New Forest I wouldn't say this one has direct access to the forest by foot, you have to use the car as the main road is quite busy. Therefore walking to the pub in Minstead The Trusty Servant was all along road and so too was The New Forest Inn. If you don't mind road walking that's fine but we had dogs so not ideal.

The showers are adequate, although the push button system and the old shower heads could do with some TLC. They were very clean though. The site itself is lovely and spacious and the views across the fields and lake lovely. We had a lovely mini break

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Caravaned 1 review from this member

This is a perfect site to chill out peaceful and in the heart of the forest no one bothers you and there's lovely walks. It was perfect for us to just relax and recharge, will certainly book again at least once a year. All good facilities.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Purplebean 19 reviews from this member

We stayed here just for one night as a stopover on our way to Dorset. The communication with the owners when we were booking was excellent. We received detailed instructions about the site and found it without a problem. The inmformation board told us we were on pitch 4 which was on a bit of a slope but not too bad. Others have commented on the grass but I can't say it was that long when we were there, certainly not really short but not too bad either.

The site is small about 13 pitches and suited us fine for an overnighter. The facilities were clean and sufficient for the size of the site. Two unisex showers (we did not use but were told one was better than the other by another camper) and two toilets in the ladies. The cublicles are not big, if you are on the larger size you may struggle. There was also one sink for washing up which had plenty of hot water.

I would happily stay here for a week, hubby would have preferred bigger toilet cubicles.

Lots of wildlife, we saw an owl and at 3am I disturbed something as I walked across the field, not sure what it was though.

Nice little site especially if you want peace and quiet, we will certainly stay again.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Special01 40 reviews from this member

Booked in for 3 days. Quite location. Grass was long. Needed a cut. Bit of a slope. Toilets clean. 2 good shower's. Also clean. Pitch location on information board. Owner visits site in evening for money. Pub New Forest Inn nr Emmery Down.

. 2 miles away. Good selection of ales. And cider. And free Wi-Fi.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Bush56 4 reviews from this member

Nice quiet site with good views over surrounding countryside. Communication via email up to our arrival was excellent and the owners provided detailed routes to avoid the road closure. The pitches are not level so blocks may be a good idea. The grass was very long when we stayed - it may benefit from a cut if possible. Toilets are of the luxury festival type - very clean and tidy with plenty of supplies available. We didn't use the showers this time. Washing up area is in a shed and hot water is plentiful and there is sufficient space. Information board is useful too. The site was not full when we stayed - there were 4 other units. Owners live off site - they came to collect the money in the early evening. Visited the New Forest Inn at Emery Down - a good 20 minute walk away, and the Trusty Servant at Minstead - which would be about a 45 minute walk, although we cycled to this one. Both lovely friendly country pubs in stunning countryside. Would like to have eaten in one of them as the food looked amazing. Recommend the site if you like cycling or walking, or just sitting and admiring the view, listening to the birds, sheep and lambs.

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