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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Amazingly peaceful, great location for a family, beautiful grounds. They have horses and baby goats on the grounds which the kids loved. Really enjoyed our time here and would definitely come back again.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Gavin_B641
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Lynn C, Owner at Rushcroft Farm Caravan & Camping Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you for your kind review Gavin. It makes us all so happy that you and your family enjoyed your time on the farm, we all work really hard to try and make our guests feel as welcome and happy as possible. Rushcroft has been home to my children and I for nearly 20 years now and we absolutely love it here. So sharing it with like minded people who can appreciate the tranquil natural beauty of the place and the surrounding countryside is an absolute pleasure.
We hope to welcome you back again soon.
Best wishes
Lynn

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Reviewed 29 July 2018

I am in awe of what Lynn has achieved single-handedly over the past ten years. She is SuperWoman - a really able, capable, charming, friendly, talented person of extraordinary energy and courage. I run a luxury B&B comprising two rooms in remotest Dartmoor, and I find that hard enough to run on my own, juggling children and horses. Over the past decade, Lynn, whom I'd never met before, has created a wonderful New Forest oasis for so many to enjoy.

Her website does not do justice to the quality of the Rushcroft experience, nor does it make it clear what to expect.

There are three self-catering cottages; Rushcroft Lodge (where my daughter and I stayed) sleeps 2-3 in spacious luxury; and the other two sleep 4. All offer exceptional value for money. Lynn has a wonderful eye, and the light, space, airiness and decor of each, and their individual little gardens are absolutely first class. She has thought of every detail. There is also a beautiful colourful Gypsy Caravan in the most romantic secluded corner of one of the meadows.

Rushcroft, unusually, provides outstanding accommodation for up to four horses, in large, comfortable, clean and tidy stables, and vast pastures with automatic water provided, and grass, even in the hottest temperatures, negating the need to poo-pick or feed hay. The whole atmosphere is extremely calm, laissez-faire and relaxed, unlike too many equine establishments. There is also a beautiful outside menage with an assortment of jumps that you can use at any time, as Lynn only keeps two horses.

The campsite, which is separate from the cottages, is calm and peaceful, and has 40 sites.

Altogether the Farm covers about twenty acres, hidden away in a little corner of the New Forest, minutes from some of the best riding, walking and cycling that the Forest has to offer.

I feel any negative comments on this website say more about the reviewer than anything else. Perhaps these people would have been happier to find themselves in a big public noisy mass-market campsite, rather than the one-off personal, private seclusion for discerning holiday makers offered by Lynn and her team at Rushcroft.

Date of stay: July 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lynn G, Owner at Rushcroft Farm Caravan & Camping Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thank you so very much Mary for your kind and considered review. It really does make an enormous difference to get such positive feed back, not only to me but the whole Rushcroft Team who work tirelessly to provide our guests with a lovely calm, clean, natural farm environment in which to relax and enjoy the beautiful New Forest area.
We all hope to see you again very soon.
Best wishes
Lynn

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Reviewed 21 July 2018

The plus points are location, as there are lovely walks straight from the campsite to the forest and a great dog walk along site the site, there is also a super local shop with extended opening hours and along the street from the shop is a lovely butchers with lovely tasting meats and ready prepared BBQ kebabs etc.

The not such nice bits. We arrived with a relatively lukewarm welcome , we were unfortunate to have been there when the campsite was approx. 60% full ,with soaring temperatures of 29-30c extremely hot , the shower facilities were inadequate considering the number of campers, admittedly some campervans do have toilets, however with only 2 rooms with shower loo & basin and another small newer area with shower and basin and two extra loo & basins this presented quite a few problems, to make matters worse the shower in one was out of order and remained so for the remaining 4 days of our stay. We had to complain as the lock on the shower door had failed but this was sorted out on a temporary basis and followed up with a proper fix the next day.. We did consider the extra petty 20p shower charge quite ridiculous and unnecessary and considering the total charge is much higher than we pay to stay at the camping club sites with far better amenities with NO extra charges . I would also add the extra dog charge is unjustified too as they only provide a bowl for the dog , a bin would be nice !
I would also like to suggest some proper recycling bins which would save campers either leaving unsightly piles of bottles and cans as the bins were overflowing. We did encounter queues for using the toilets and showers which has not been the case on many sites we have had the privilege to stay in. Its a pity as its a lovely site let down by the lack of facilities.
I Hope this helps the management to address some of the issues, as it would make for a much more pleasurable holiday at your campsite.

Date of stay: July 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Mr& Mrs C T
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Lynn G, Owner at Rushcroft Farm Caravan & Camping Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Dear Mr & Mrs CT
Thank you for your review of our site and we are so pleased you think the site is lovely and enjoyed the location.

Our arrival times are 1 to 8 pm and departure before 11am. When visitors arrive early or leave late it does put stress on our team as we only have a two hour window between people arriving and people vacating the pitches - this two hour period is dedicated to cleaning the facilities and tending the pitches, cutting grass etc. We have a single track road to the farm and the two hour gap also prevents caravans meeting on the road.

We have 5 showers on the site and as you say most caravans and motorhomes have their own facilities - with only 25 tent pitches in use at any one time during peak times, that means there is only 4.8 pitches per shower and as you said the site was only 60% and often is during the week and off peak times so each shower really only services 3 pitches which is a very low average compared to other larger sites. From time to time if everyone does decide to shower at the same time you may encounter a small wait but it is a shame you didn't make use of the other two showers on site. The two free showers are Im sure would have been mentioned to you on arrival and they are certainly on the information leaflet that every one receives on arrival at site. Along with the 5 showers we have a total of 9 toilets on site which means that each toilet services a maximum of 3 pitches even in peak times. As with any property we do encounter maintenance issues from time to time but these are always dealt with as throughly and quickly as possible and we are very sorry it is far from our intention to inconvenience our guests.

As a small site we do not have the same budget as the large commercial sites, although, we do pride ourselves on keeping our facilities, pitches and farm as clean and tidy as possible for all our visitors to enjoy.

Best regards
Lynn






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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We stayed a week at Rushcroft Lodge and it really was the most amazing and perfect place.
The owners were really friendly, Rushcroft Lodge is such a beautiful place, clean, really nicely furnished and is in the most amazing location.
An amazing week, what a place!

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lynn C, Owner at Rushcroft Farm Caravan & Camping Park, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure meeting you. We are so pleased you found the Lodge comfortable and enjoyed your time on the farm.
We hope to see you again soon.
Best wishes
Lynn

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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We came Friday after work and left this morning so a short visit. Absolutely beautiful campsite, clean and immaculate toilets and shower facilities! And also the cleaning area for campers to use was brilliant! We could not of wished for a more relaxed and friendly stay. The wardens are friendly and very welcoming. Myself and my daughter got shown around the goats and she also got the feed them.

We have been to many many campsites but this one has been our favourite by far!

Thank you

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Natalie L
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Lynn C, Owner at Rushcroft Farm Caravan & Camping Park, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Dear Natalie
Thank you for your lovely review. Our team work tirelessly to ensure that guests have the best possible experience whilst staying with us and your acknowledgement of this is greatly appreciated. I am so pleased your daughter enjoyed meeting the goats and hope to see you again soon.
Best wishes
Lynn

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