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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! 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. This campsite offers both hardstanding and grass pitches with the opportunity for electric hook-up. There are also toilets and wash facilities available on site.
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Decided to go back again for a couple of nights. Much quieter this time, last time was bank holiday and that was busy. Facility blocks were so clean and tidy and smelt clean to! Horses were all out the front of the Camp Site and it was lovely to see them all hanging around, even
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Constantly felt like we were being watched by the clipboard brigade ready to pounce and get the wrath of the naughty stick if you put a foot wrong. Even had one of them creeping around in the dark physically checking the contents of our fire pit to make sure we weren't burning
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Basically the airstrip with a camp shop and toilet/shower block. When looking for a site in the New Forest we expected more but toilets and showers clean and not dated. Not in the forest and not a lot of areas other than the strip. Ok for a stop off.
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First trip in our romahome. Very friendly welcome especially Rod who was an absolute star helping us set up our awning late in the evening. Friendly in shop and reception and clean toilet/shower blocks. So would recommend this site.
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Recently stayed for one night in our campervan. Very friendly reception and staff. No allocated pitches and free to go where we liked. We paid for hardstanding with electric, but ended up on grass with electric. The site is on an ole WW11 airfield and the hardstanding in on
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Hi, Yes they do, there’s a small charge for freezing them, but you can also hire some as well with a small deposit.
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Hi is there a forest cycle track from the site to Burley Manor and how far is it please
We were told no open fires at all on the site, but raised bbq’s were ok
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Parking is on the pitch!
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"Drive around to find yourself a pitch that suits what you want out of your stay. There are some spots hidden away."
"If you can cope without electric you get to pick your own spot anywhere on the campsite."
"Hardstandings will be concrete, not gravel"
"Good location"
"Get a pitch away from the trees so you get sun in the morning and evening."
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