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Reviewed 8 August 2012

We have just returned from 3 nights stay at Holmsley and cannot understand what all the negative comments are about. We had a very quiet pitch with the tent and although there were children around us this is surely to be expected at a camp site for families. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. We also felt that we were in the forest with the views around us and peace at night. We loved the fact that the forest is so close and the ponies are so visible and congregate all over the road. That really made our trip. The showers and toilets were clean and we had no issue with the facilities. We used the takeaway shop and the only issue was that our order was forgotten but not a huge problem. The weather was very British summer and rained on and off. We enjoyed the scenery and going into burley for dinner and generally enjoying the place. Will definitely go back.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank southernstar66
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Reviewed 4 August 2012

Excellent campsite. We went just as weather turned nice at the start of school holidays but it wasn't too busy. Lots of space to choose from so we were not on top of each other. Children had lots of space to play. Facilities were clean and fairly newly refurbished I'd say. Great little shop on site which opened early till late ish. Stocked the bits and bobs you needed and not too pricy. Could also charge phones bed pumps etc and hire freeze blocks for a nominal charge. All in all a great site for visiting the new forest christchurch lymington etc

  • Stayed: July 2012
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3  Thank LinnyWestSussex
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Reviewed 3 August 2012

I must say I was quite nervous about this site, after booking a 5 night stay I then read the reviews which some people have described as terrible. The holiday was for two family's both with Caravans, when we first arrived we couldn't find a pitch together and the two that were near each other were on the side of a road with the awning on the grass and no room to move. If we had stayed on these pitches the holiday would have been as described by some of the lower ratings.
As this was our first stay at Homesley and being a large site we had a chat with the Wardens if they could assist. I must admit this changed my outlook on the site; the warden was very friendly and extremely helpful. He took the time to walk round with us pointing out better pitches we hadn't seen and once set up popped back to make sure we were OK. Even though we stayed during the school holidays we had lots of space and open area in front of the van for the kids to play.
Everyone including the staff and fellow campers were very friendly, the site itself was very clean and the location good for local attractions.
My one bit of advise would be if you need help or are not happy ask for assistance.
We're be definitely visiting again

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Vanwall555
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

Just come home after our 2nd visit to Holmsley in the past month. Very friendly and helpful staff. For us the location is great as we cycle a lot on the forest trails. Showers and toilets were regularly checked. Nice to walk outside the camp and see the ponies wandering. Will be visiting again soon.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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1  Thank PatriciaM7
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

We were worried about some of the reviews of this site. It was a waste of time worrying. The staff were very helpful, the site is well organised with a well provisioned shop and overall the atmosphere is very relaxing. The site is part of an old aerodrome so there is some tarmac/concrete but there is also a lot of grass and trees and quite frankly with the summer we've had some hard well drained surface was very welcome to walk on. The showers and toilets were generally clean although not surprisingly, given the weather, some mud had been walked in between the twice daily cleaning. We stayed with a group of friends who had three dogs and we all enjoyed the walks around the site which were fantastic and ,yes, surprisingly in the New Forest there are ponies. All in all a wonderful long weekend and we look forward to staying there again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank RicknTrish
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