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Reviews of Harrow Wood Farm Caravan Park

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Harrow Wood Farm Caravan Park
Poplar Lane
Bransgore
Christchurch
Dorset   (Browse area)
BH23 8JE
Tel: 01425 672487
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Pitches: 60
Open: 01/03/2022 to 31/01/2023
           

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 57 Reviews
                9/10 from 57 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 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 No Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <5 miles 
Activities
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 No Fishing   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 
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: June 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Helen and tribe 2 reviews from this member

 Wonderful site surrounded by the New forest.

The owners were organised with pitches stated on a list at reception, having paid in advance.

Went straight onto the site, found our pitch and settled in.

Toilet block was always clean, available and with plenty of toilet rolls and soap.

We enjoyed seeing a variety of birds whilst on site.

Sorry to only stay one night, but hope to return! 
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Date of Visit: August 2021 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 6 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Goodintentions 7 reviews from this member

 Beautiful site with lovely views, excellent facilities and friendly staff. Handy for exploring the western New Forest and East Dorset.

The on site shop sells the cider which is made on site and is well worth trying. Even though itís a farm, itís in the heart of Bransgore Village, which has a Coop food store and a bakery as well as a Chinese takeaway and a garden centre with cafe selling delicious cakes. The site also has a charming walk around the fishing lake and woodland.

Handy for three pubs which serve food. We only tried the Three Tuns which had an excellent selection of vegetarian options very different from the usual risotto or lasagne.

We cycled to the nearby disused railway line which goes all the way to Brockenhurst, a charming town complete with ponies.

We also walked to Christchurch ( about 5 miles) down quiet country lanes apart from the last section along a busy bypass. Luckily we went on a Monday which turned out to be Market day. We caught a bus back to very close to the campsite so it would be possible to go both ways by bus if not up to walking. The bus is the Buster Forest Explorer which goes to other destinations too.

Burley is about 3 miles north and has a range of eateries including another local cider vendor, who also have a cafe and shop selling local produce such as interesting cheeses and delicious cakes and greengroceries. 
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Date of Visit: September 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Extended family
Reviewer: Hugh27 2 reviews from this member

 Nice open site, very clean facilities, very good value,

Good pub 5 mins away.

Also very quick booking enquiry response. Spot on!  
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Date of Visit: August 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Sarahw 1 review from this member

 This campsite is very clean with hot showers and maintained well. They compiled with covid regulations and it felt very relaxed, safe and quiet.

There is no shop on site but one within walking distance as well as three decent pubs, the Three Tuns being a few minutes walk away with excellent ales!

You are completely left alone to enjoy your stay at Harrow Wood which was perfect for us to get away from all the covid stresses we are currently living in. Thank you Harrow Wood! 
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Date of Visit: September 2019  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Psimm3 1 review from this member

 The site staff where very welcoming on our arrival and through out our stay.

The site and toilet/ shower blocks where very clean, if a little outdated.

The weather was good and we enjoyed our stay very much. 

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Date of Visit: May 2018 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: AndW 1 review from this member

 The last time I stayed here was around 48 years ago and as an 11 year old interested in the countryside it was idyllic

So when I returned last weekend, I was really pleased to see that essential nature hasn't changed, admittedly there are now toilets (only chemical toilet disposal all those years ago), showers and all that you'd expect on a modern campsite.

The pitches are well spaced and the facilities clean and never seemed busy (even though the site was fully booked)

The location is great for both the New Forest and Beaches at Mudeford, Highcliffe and New Milton, Bournemouth is an easy drive as is Lymington so location is great

Can't really fault it, long may it continue 


Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Jadsett 51 reviews from this member

 We spent 5 nights on this site in a party of 3 adults and 2 children. Access is 'interesting' because it is not signposted off 2 of the village approach roads. The site is flat, open and well laid out with hard standings and grass areas for awnings, etc. There are also a couple of grassed tent fields.

There are 3 amenity blocks, but only one houses showers. 3 showers 'each side' does not seem adequate, but none of our party had to queue. Blocks were cleaned regularly but some of the clientele made that an uphill task.

Bransgore village has a Co-op and a handful of shops and pubs.

The Somerton area of Christchurch is only a 10 minute drive away and boasts Sainsbury's, Aldi and Lidl as well as a couple of chain restaurants eg Toby Carvery, Beefeater, etc.

All the delights of the New Forest are a short drive away with Burley and Brockenhurst particular favourites. Lymington, Ringwood and Christchurch are also within easy reach and a party on a neighbouring pitch were keen to tell us about a train outing they'd had to Poole from nearby Hinton Admiral station.

The site has much to commend it 


Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Nigel Rickard 38 reviews from this member

 Lets deal with other peoples minus points first. One, if it is windy and wet you may also get wet in the washing up area as the roof needs to be larger, apart from that it does what it says on the tin. Two, plane noise, scarcely noticed it, it may vary with the wind direction.

The site is otherwise quiet with fairly large pitches. The hard standing pitches are literally that, concrete with grass either side for awnings, just position the caravan or vehicle to the best side.

We had terrible rain one night for hours and the site proved to be well draining, the grass was wet not sodden and there were few paddles. Staff proved very helpful including allowing us to ring at the house to get access to our freezer blocks.

Toilets and showers were of a good standard and clean, it is a little quaint these days to pull chains for a cistern. The usual push button shower controls gave a sensible time lapse.

The local pub is The Three Tuns, the evening menu was interesting/unusual not 'Pub Grub' it depends what you want. Their home made burger was a miss from us.

The next nearest pub is The Crown a more typical menu fair quality. Neither offers good value. 


Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Sidde66 2 reviews from this member

 Just returned from this beautiful site once more. This is a really pleasant site, neat, clean & tidy. Bad behaviour isn't tolerated.

We like the fact that it's 'Dog free' as the children feel safe. Our only criticism is that there should be better washing up facilities-we've been coming to the site for 12 years and these facilities have never been updated.

There's a lovely room with washing machine, ironing facilities etc-it would be great to see part of this room converted into a washing up area.

Toilets & showers are kept super clean & plenty of hot water, good sized pitches and very peaceful. See you next year! 


Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Nessa1915 1 review from this member

 Just spent a weekend here, lovely site, good sized pitches, lovely surroundings overlooking fields with cows and horses. Showers spacious and clean.

The owners very accommodating and cheerful and allowed us to have a late stay at no extra cost. Lots of nice walks and lucky that the weather was good, so enjoyed a relaxing weekend.

Nice short walk to the Three Tuns pub which serves good food and a good selection of beers and wine, enjoyed in their pleasant beer garden.

All in all, a very nice site which we will be going back to again. Thoroughly recommend. 


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