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Reviews of Ashurst Camping in the New Forest

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Ashurst Camping in the New Forest
New Forest, Lyndhurst Road
Hampshire   (Browse area)
SO40 7AR
Tel: 02380 292097
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Pitches: 280
Open: 07/04/2024 to 26/09/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 138 Reviews
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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   No Washing Up Area   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <10 miles   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   No Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   No Tennis 
 Beach <10 miles   Watersports <10 miles   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: August 2023 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: ChrisBradburn 30 reviews from this member

 These forest sites are under new management, The new team seem to be more relaxed although still very much on the ball.

There was a free choice of hard or grass pitches, none of which have hook ups. There is a choice of pubs in easy walking distance and an hourly bus service from the camp entrance.

Local walks and cycle rides through the forest with a lovely, green field four mile round trip to the newspaper shop. Ponies are free roaming throughout the site.

There is very little traffic noise even with the close proximity of the main road. Just the police sirens of course (it seems to be impossible to get away from them these days).

The facilities are fine, TV signal good, 4g is OK. There is no site WiFi.

Site fees are a little high but given the wonderful and spacious natural environment we shall certainly be back again. 

Date of Visit: July 2023  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Garys8 1 review from this member

 Lovely spot, immaculately clean and quiet, loved waking up to the squirrels and birds.

Showers were particularly nice, clean and welcome!

Walked to the New Forest pub.

Beware the kitchen closes EARLY @ 7:45 so ended up walking further to the nearby curry house (Asha’s) which was superb. 
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Date of Visit: June 2023 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: KatieDu 1 review from this member

 Lots of varied places to pitch - sun/shade, open/secluded.

No marked pitches, just the 6metre rule.

Good clean facilities (toilets, showers, and washbasins in cubicles) always open as split into two parts, each cleaned at different times.

There is also a dishwashing room with 8 sinks and drainers, and a motorhome service point which has a drive over for grey waste.

Friendly staff. Early check in/ late check out available for small fee if space allows.

Close to two pubs serving food. One mile to decent size co op. Buses and trains run from just outside entrance. Possible to walk into forest directly from site.

Ponies and foals wandering around the site when we were there. 
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Date of Visit: May 2023  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Vv59 3 reviews from this member

 What an excellent site, plenty of room with good facilities in the centre, from the greeting to leaving we enjoyed our stay.

The site was clean and tidy not overcrowded, yes there were some waterlogged areas, but there were plenty of dry spots, you can't change the weather!

Close to Southampton and the forest attractions,

We're booking for another weekend now 
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Date of Visit: September 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  With friends
Reviewer: Chriss 1 review from this member

 I don't have a bad word to say about this campsite,

The facilities were excellent and there was plenty of space and it was also nice and quiet too.

Would certainly recommend. 
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Date of Visit: July 2022 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Kentish cob 2 reviews from this member

 Pretty much my go-to site when visiting the New Forest.

Good sized pitches nicely spread out, with a choice of open grass or in the trees, a godsend to be in the shade of the oaks through the recent heatwave.

Easy to get to and a decent, good value touring base for the national park.

Staff are welcoming and friendly, and facilities are nice and clean.

The only downside is the site is bordered by the rail line on the south-side and the A35 on the north, but there are plenty of pitches through the middle of the site to minimise any noise.

Al in all, I'd have no hesitation in recommending. 

Date of Visit: June 2022 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Lee 60 24 reviews from this member

 We really enjoyed our visit to this tranquil site. Never having stayed with Camping in the Forest we didn't really know what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised.

Set in beautiful woodland, with walking and cycling trails leading off in several directions, this really is a gem of a location. We were greeted by Pamela who couldn't have been more helpful. She explained the rules and gave us loads of useful information.

The facilities are not new, but very clean and functional. There is no EHU, so you have to make best use of your leisure battery or torches. You basically choose your pitch, but we found plenty of hard standing for our van, particularly good if you want a bit of space. There are camping only areas and many fresh water points throughout the site.

Horses and cattle roam freely around the site, which really brings home the New Forest experience. We were able to cycle from the campsite on paths directly to Lyndhurst, out to Brockenhurst and back in via a different route, all mostly on forest rails.

There is a main line railway which runs down one side of the site. Whilst the trains can be heard, they didn't disturb us.

We would definitely come back at some point, but looking at some of the other reviews, we would again make sure it isn't at the weekend or during school holidays.

My only niggle was that we were not told before booking that bike thieves are active in the area. The site is open to walkers and cyclists ant there isn't a perimeter fence, only a barrier which is locked at night. We had not trouble, but if you have expensive bikes, be warned. 

Date of Visit: July 2021 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Fudge59 35 reviews from this member

 This is not a bad site, but I think it isn't suitable for everyone. Over the weekend there were a lot of large family and other groups, so it was quite busy. There was some late noise (talking loudly at 0130) on the Friday night, but I think the group in question was warned so it was quieter on the Saturday. The wardens we spoke to said that they were quite happy to be called on the emergency number late at night if there was noise.

The site is in a good location with good travel connections (both buses and trains), two pubs close by and a shop a little further down the road. There is some noise from the railway line and road, and some very early/late trains if you're close to the line (on the left side of the site as you come in). It's a beautiful area, though I think more suitable for cycling than walking.

The pitches were a decent size, though some were a bit waterlogged. There were both open and shaded areas to go to. There is one large toilet block in the site, which didn't seem to be overcrowded with some covid restrictions. The facilities were extremely clean. There's no EHU. The staff we spoke to were friendly and helpful.

All in all, it's not a bad site, but I probably wouldn't visit again at the weekend as it was a bit busy and group orientated for us. 

Date of Visit: July 2018 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Junglesim 17 reviews from this member

 What a great campsite. Great setting in the trees with horses running wild. Very clean facilities and great staff. What more could a happy camper wish for. I would highly recommended this to couples and families alike. 

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Roofybubbles1 2 reviews from this member

 Just returned after 3 nights camping at Ashurst. We woke on the first morning to ponies roaming through the campsite and one inquisitive pony poking his head into our porch. The toilet/shower blocks although older were impeccably clean and the hot water was always available whatever time day or night. No EHU but that is in part the site's charm. Lovely stay and definitely one to return to. Thank you also to the exceptionally friendly staff. 

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