The campsite itself was nice, plenty of open space and pretty surroundings. Not too far from Sainsburys which was handy and the on site shop was also handy for bits and bobs, there was also a takeaway, not much on the menu but ok for one evening. The facilities were usually clean but sometimes a bit muddy (which is to be expected) and the taps were annoying as once you pressed them they only stayed on for 5 seconds, similarly the showers only seemed to stay on for 20 seconds at a time which was a pain if you had a handful of shampoo. Overall a really nice place to stay and visit the new forest and the surrounding areas.
- 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! 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Holmsley Campsite Hotel Southampton