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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this site last June and were very impressed so decided to choose it for our last weekend camp of the season. This is now our favorite site. The staff on reception are always friendly and helpful. The facilities are great considering your out in the middle of the new forest and many of the surrounding sites have...

Thank Fiona jane W
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I have stayed on many camp sites but this one is, well, a bit odd. On one side it's a very quiet and peaceful place. On the other its rough and chaotic. The nice part is out on the edges amongst the trees. There is a lot of wild life here and just from our caravan window we saw deer...

1Thank puggwash
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Holmsley campsite staff are really friendly and helpful. The shop is well stocked. We went camping 23rd of September 2016-26th September 2016 and had a really good time. The reptile place along the A35 isn't worth a visit although it is free but it's not a reptile place really it's more animals you will find in the garden. The cat...

Thank Jimjam114
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived here a day late after going to the wrong campsite (I know, terrible right, it was late ok) haha we were rudely kicked out of the snotty caravan site up the road for "illegally squatting" at 3am however we explained this to the guys at Holmsley and they found it hilarious, we were given a free night's camping...

Thank Jon B
Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed for two nights at Holmsley campsite and we thought it was perfect, cannot wait to return. We were travelling by motorbike and Stella, Simon and Kevin were so friendly and helpful when we encountered a flat tyre on the second day! Excellent location. Excellent bacon butties from the takeaway!

Thank H-Banana1102
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Holmsley is a brilliant campsite in terms of the facilities (lovely warm showers with a decent amount of space, toilets cleaned and stocked with loo roll regularly, a lovely small shop with basic takeaway service), but we did find it a little on the noisy side in the evening. There is a 10.30 curfew, which when you have younger children,...

1Thank Nikki E
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2016

First time camping alone in my van....staff were fantastic, friendly and helpful. The site had clean hot powerful showers.... Beautiful walks just outside the gates ....woke up to a baby deer wandering outside and the birds singing. I enjoyed my stay, met some lovely people and would definitely stay again.

Thank Jane S
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016

My good lady and my self decided to take a weeks holiday in the New Forest as neither of us had been there in a very very long time, the 80's for me and the 70's for her. This being a very good reason to visit for us both to visit, as we had fond memories of days gone by...

Thank neddyseagoonNotts
Minehead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Lovely site with access straight into the Forest - excellent walks and cycle routes. Campsite shower block and toilets very clean at all times. Staff very helpful and friendly. Shop well stocked and fresh bread in the morning was lovely. Little strange that there were no marked out pitches and you could pitch wherever you liked. This did cause some...

Thank Tina B
Northwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed on this site over the weekend for a mini recuperation, the location is fantastic, the site is well laid out and the toilet and shower blocks were exceptionally clean during our short time there. Easy amp make it so easy to simply be "in" the new forest with all of its delights, great friendly welcome, tents were spacious and...

Thank cheeqy

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Holmsley is a campsite steeped in history. Occupying part of what used to be Holmsley Airfield in the Second World War, it is one of 12 wartime airfields and Advanced Landing Grounds in the New Forest. Indeed, the aircraft hard standings and taxiways are now the campsite roads and parking spots! Facilities Premium pitches Tents Touring caravans Motorhomes Trailer tents Jumbo tent pitches Grassy pitches Grass pitch with electric hook up Hardstanding pitch Hardstanding pitch with electric hook up Seasonal pitches Unsheltered site Toilets Showers Washbasins Electric razor sockets Separate disabled facilities Family shower room Chemical toilet disposal Drinking water taps Motorhome service pointstop off Dishwashing facilities Laundry Ice pack freezing facility Gas cylinders Battery charging facility Shop Childrens play area Takeaway Pets welcome The campsite is close to the rural villages of Burley and Bransgore, with shops including a bakery, chemist, and chip shop. The site is predominantly grass, meaning there is a lot of space for the children to play. It also offers direct access to forest walks and safe cycling tracks; ideal for exploring the local flora and fauna with the whole family. Onsite there is a fully equipped shop that sells a wide range of groceries, camping essentials and games to ensure that your holiday runs as smoothly as possible. There is also an excellent take away; perfect after a busy day exploring the forest and when you want to put your feet up in your tent and relax. Opening time will vary throughout the season. Next to the site there is a large heathland which is fantastic for a spot of nature watching. Free-roaming ponies, cattle and deer are frequent visitors, and you might see squirrels, badgers and foxes if you are lucky. New Forest woodlands are thought by the locals to be at their very best in the autumn, during the annual Pannage season. At this time the forest turns crimson and gold and echoes to the sound of rutting deer. Holmsley is close to several stunning beaches including Barton on Sea, with Bournemouth and Poole just a drive away. Premium pitches are available onsite, and there are also toilets, showers and a launderette available. Please remember to bring your rock pegs for this site. Due to the low level of lighting campers must pitch up before dark. Pitch types at Holmsley There are 600 pitches at Holmsley, made up of standard and premium pitch types. This campsite also have space to take RV units. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holmsley Campsite

Address: off A35 Lyndhurst-Christchurch Road | 8 miles SW of Lyndhurst, Southampton BH23 7EQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Southampton
Number of rooms: 600
Also Known As:
Holmsley Campsite Hotel Southampton
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“Arrive early.”
 of 5 bubbles RobM657, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Best to get there early for a good spot”
 of 5 bubbles RowenaCS, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“This is a camping site, not a hotel, the room is your tent, so you choose what room you want, the campsite provides the setting, enjoy.”
 of 5 bubbles RaulP24, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Try and pitch up close to the forest end , by the deer enclosure”
 of 5 bubbles saraa293, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“If you have dogs ask for a pitch on the grass in front of the shop”
 of 5 bubbles bryanshear, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
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