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Reviews of Roundhill Camping In The New Forest

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Roundhill Camping In The New Forest
New Forest, Beaulieu Road
Hampshire   (Browse area)
SO42 7QL
Tel: 01590 624344
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Pitches: 500
Open: 07/04/2024 to 26/09/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 172 Reviews
                8/10 from 172 Reviews

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 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   No Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <5 miles 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
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 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 

Reviews:  172 in total, now showing 1 to 10                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: August 2021 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 9 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: ChrisBradburn 30 reviews from this member

 Stayed for nine nights in a wonderfully peaceful setting. Ponies and cattle roamed freely and the pitch sizes were vast in comparison to normal UK camp sites.

The staff were friendly and helpful and there are some great walks through the forest.

The nearest pub is about 2. 5 miles away but it is great walk on reasonably flat ground. Easy to navigate as long as you leave the site by the correct gate!

Brockenhurst is about 2 miles away where the open top Forest Tour buses stop.

There were no toilets, showers or hook ups on this site. 

Date of Visit: September 2021 Unit:  Other
Nights stayed: 27 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Mastermix 1 review from this member

 Since we discovered this site over 30 yrs ago we have been returning yearly. This year we were able to holiday during September.

On our arrival we were greeted by very friendly staff. We parked our caravan in a tranquil spot and made it our home for the next three weeks.

The site itself was extremely quiet and clean with plenty of space between units. All staff helpful and talkative which makes a friendly atmosphere and a pleasant stay.

We rated low because there was no toilet/shower block, to be honest we never use due to there poor condition NOT MISSED. Surly prices should be reduced to coincide with other sites with no facilities. 

Date of Visit: June 2021 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Greatwhiterabbit 10 reviews from this member

 This huge site was very quiet when we stayed, possibly due to the very wet weather as well as COVID-19!

It is in a great location for cycling, but take care to avoid the almost unusable bridleway past Dilton Farm.

Choose your pitch with care as following heavy rain some areas take ages to drain. 

Date of Visit: August 2019 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Becksbee 5 reviews from this member

 We had a fabulous few days at this campsite, the location was perfect for the type of holiday that we wanted with nothing but the New Forest surrounding us, only a short drive to the nearest shop, and value for money (we were fortunate enough to be able to use a 15% off code that the website was offering at the time of our booking).

We stayed in a tent and whilst the idea of having to choose your own pitch was daunting at first - there are so many areas to choose from, we found a nice sheltered location. There is a lot of choice of differing pitches, whether you want under tree or a field location.

The only gripe I had for the whole time I was there was the toilet and shower blocks. Whilst they are functional and generally clean (with a master team of cleaners on rotation day and night it seemed), they are extremely dated and could do with a spruce up. But I never experienced any issue with hot water supply, and whilst they were busy during the normal periods, I either moved on to another block or waited my generally short turn.

CAUTION: due to the forest location, there are a lot of free roaming animals, as you'd expect in the new forest, so do heed the wardens warnings about food. We saw a few tents being invaded during our time and, whilst we did not have animals in our tent, when we were eating breakfast one morning a donkey came and took a plastic spoon from my daughters (frozen still with shock) hand.

I would have no hesitation of visiting again, and hope to do so soon. 

Date of Visit: June 2018 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Smg1 9 reviews from this member

 We have stayed a few times before for long weekends, . We think it is a great site, with lots of room so you do feel as if you are camping in the forest.

We like it because there are no club house or entertainment, you can just enjoy the forest. Great location for walking and cycling.

Staff are super friendly and help, a super good traditional campsite. 


Date of Visit: June 2018 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Kiwi1Adventures 13 reviews from this member

 A group of us stayed here after attending an event at Beaulieu. This site is really convenient and the drive there from Tonbridge was pretty relaxed. Motorway signposting doesn't mention the New Forest just Southhampton and the Docks.

A New Forest sign eventually appears after a few minutes of arguing about being lost or not. I thought this site was pretty inexpensive although another reviewer said it was expensive. Reception was basic, the various toilet blocks were basic and I felt you got what you paid for. Whilst we got pretty average weather I could see why people who had been there in the rain were disappointed.

It was quite a windy site and we couldn't use the basic awning/tarp we brought and a swirling wind made the wind breaks pretty much useless. On the plus side it is really quite flat apart for some strange undulations in some of the fields but you don't have to camp there as you can choose to pitch where you like, obeying the 6m rule.

I really liked this site for its strategic location and would stay again however as with a lot of camping grounds it is not the only game in town and I would not choose to stay here for an extended holiday as I've now been here. The overall rating of a seven is based on getting what you pay for/value for money.

If the pitch fees were a few pounds more Roundhill would probably only receive a six. That said if the fees were more then it wouldn't be in keeping with the facilities and it is really nice to have a place to go in the New Forest that doesn't cost near 30 pounds a night. If you keep your expectations in line with what you are paying you should have no regrets staying here, assuming it hasn't been raining. 

Date of Visit: May 2018 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Steel 1 review from this member

 Lovely site situated in the New Forest which is an ideal location as a base for cycling (road and off-road) and walking. The staff are very friendly.

Not much in the way of facilities on-site (only essentials such as toilets, showers, washing up, water and waste disposal), no electric and no activities for kids so bring your own entertainment.

Choose where you pitch as long as it's 6 metres away from other units. There are horses, donkeys and cows roaming through the site so if you don't like wild animals, this isn't the place for you.

Brokenhurst is about a mile away and has shops, bike hire, pubs etc.

Christchurch is 30 mins way and Bournemouth about 40 mins.

I will definitely stay here again as it's a lovely natural site and in an unspoiled location. 

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: CERichardson 2 reviews from this member

 There is no denying that this is a large and beautiful site with lots of wildlife roaming around which is lovely to see. A choice of pitches whether you wish to be nestled in the trees and bushes or on the headland.

The reason for three stars is that this was a very expensive site to pitch at and by far the most expensive we have ever stayed at. I would not mind this if the facilities were up to scratch but they simply weren't. Three portable cabin style blocks for the site which are cramped and dirty. Entrance to them is a mud bath and wellies are a must. I appreciate we went during wet weather and that mud will occur but the ground approaching the blocks could not cope for this weather and had not been maintained suitably. Considering the price people are paying could they not at least lay some wood chippings or gravel to help the ground cope with wet weather/volume of visitors?? Better still, upgrade the cabins to a brick built structure. Wooden steps up to the cabin were also an accident waiting to happen.

Another niggle was the sheer amount of traffic driving around the site at all hours, mainly to stop at the toilet/shower cabins. People were actually driving from their tents to the blocks (even when the weather was dry!). This just made the roads a constant stream of traffic (which started as early as 6am) and a cause of constant concern with our young son.

Overall a nice site but would probably not return for current price until above issues have been addressed because it was not worth the price in our opinion. 

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Kateandjames 64 reviews from this member

 So, maybe I'm a bit biased, as this site is only a few miles from home. But it makes a great get away, whether its for one night or several.

Loos, showers, dog wash. Pitch up where you like, on the heath, in dappled wooded glades, around the pond, or even the 'roundhill'!

Standard camping in the forest fare, but always a delight. 

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Familypitcher 3 reviews from this member

 This site felt like our family was going on a real adventure! We camped near trees where the children could be dens and enjoyed watching the animals roam wild across the site.

Plenty of choice of places to pitch and good facilities in the blocks. A convenient location for exploring the whole of the national forest, by car or by bike.

The welcome was friendly too. 

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