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Ashurst Campsite

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Reviewed 7 September 2015

This wasn’t my first visit to the New Forest but it was my initial foray into camping in the area. We chose this campsite because my girlfriend had stayed in it previously and it was close to several popular areas. The campsite itself is pleasant, large, grassy and with plenty of trees. There is a large central toilet and shower...

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3Thank James B
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2015

I have spent many nights over the last six months at Ashurst. I am pleased to report that the site is as wonderful as ever. The Forestry Commission have moved the boundaries for tents which I understand has caused some confusion for 'old regulars', it isn't down to the new management though. Terry and his team uphold the high standards...

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3Thank WiltshireWanderer12
Luton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Myself and my wife stayed for 3 nights over 21/8/2015 till 23/8/2015. Then myself, wife, children and granchildren spent 1 night on 30/8/2015. On our first weekend at Ashurst I found the staff friendly and approachable. The toilet and shower block was as clean and modern as any site I have visted. A really peaceful site sitting on the edge...

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2Thank mark a
London
Reviewed 1 September 2015

It had been 20 years since I came here and it was like stepping back in time! The good points: very clean loos, showers, washing up areas but it's a bit of a nuisance to have an access code to use them. The 6 metre rule is enforced. Fortunately one of our group had brought a measuring tape....we needed it....

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2Thank simberella
United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2015

This was my first trip to Ashurst, being a long standing Hollands Wood camper, but as we have already been there several times this year we decided to try Ashurst; I'm not entirely sure I will be heading back there. Upon arrival I was driving slowly behind another car to the ticket booth when a man picked up a big...

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5Thank SCB9
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Like many of us in our party, you may be having pre-conceptions of an idyllic getaway, locked away in the isolated pastoral wonderland of England's New Forest. As you sit there thinking about whether to purchase a pitch at this location, your mind takes you to a place of serenity, where all the ills of the world are left behind...

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11Thank Ed C
Reviewed 30 August 2015

If you want to really experience the forest without troublesome people and are prepared to embrace the ethos of forest camping, then this is the site for you. Friendly, approachable and helpful staff who work tirelessly to ensure that the vast majority of the campers get to experience the tranquility of this fantastic location.The six metre rule between units definitely...

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4Thank Philip P
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Its a lovely campstie. We went with friends and our God Children. They loved the wild horses roaming around and investigating our car boot. The wood on the door Its a lovely campsite. We went with friends and our God Children. They loved the wild horses roaming around and investigating our car boot. The wood on the door step had...

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Thank Newman280
Aldershot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Easy to find site, fairly near a main road which is a shame, but still the promise of ponies was too great! Initially the staff were very friendly and helpful, dishing out various rules and handing us a leaflet of more rules, which I read. There was a strict 6 metre rule with the tent situation, however they seemed to...

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4Thank Elise S
Alton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Lovely location with the potential for a brilliant camping experience. However, the staff were appalling. A few things I don't appreciate when I've paid for what should be a relaxing experience: being spoken to like a child by obnoxious members of staff at reception- once when we first arrived and again when we were returning to the site after a...

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3Thank Joe S

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perfect for seasoned or novice campers, this beautiful campsite is set in a woodland glade, surrounded by the majesty of ancient oak trees. Set on the edge of a small area of woodland known as Ashurst Wood, the wood opens up onto Matley Heath, an expanse of New Forest heathland criss-crossed with tracks ideal for walking or cycling. With countless direct routes into the unique New Forest environment via cycle and footpaths, this is a perfect base for exploring local flora and fauna. From the sanctuary of your tent you may be lucky enough to spot deer during quieter times and see the famous New Forest and Shetland ponies roaming freely. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed, however guide dogs are. There is also no electricity, however, there are toilets, a refurbished shower block and a launderette. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ashurst Campsite

Address: A35, 5 miles south west of Southampton, Southampton SO4 2HH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Southampton
Number of rooms: 290
Also Known As:
Ashurst Campsite Hotel Southampton
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