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“A little slice of heaven”

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Hollands Wood Campsite
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Polegate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“A little slice of heaven”
Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

We have just returned home with a bump after the most fantastic week at our favourite campsite.
As usual we were met by the friendly and welcoming staff, easily found the perfect pitch and set up our camp, our main holiday aim was to explore the area by bike, cycling links are excellent and there are many miles of tracks linked together with short road stretches.
Pubs in the area are reasonable and there are many within cycling distance of the site.
Shower and toilet blocks were clean and well maintained and it was useful to have washing machines and tumble dryers on site.
All in all a fabulous week away but look out for the ponies popping into your tent to raid supplies!

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Very happy with the pretty surroundings, adequate facilities, plus a few pubs and restaurants within ten minutes walking distance, however......not a pleasurable experience. I enjoy campsites allowing freedom and independence.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We arrived at Hollands Wood on a Saturday afternoon and were checked in smoothly by the lovely staff on site. We had pre-booked online, but arrived one day early. They were able to amend our booking with the minimum of fuss and were great at explaining the layout of the site and other important information.

We were initially a little alarmed at how busy the site seemed, but after driving around for a little bit we found several potential spots to make camp. You are allowed to choose your pitch pretty much anywhere, and the trees and bushes make the site feel very private and not too overcrowded. There are 3 toilet/shower blocks on site and we opted to pitch at the top end of the site near the “top” shower block. Having driven overnight from Scotland we just wanted to set up camp and get to bed but unfortunately there was a fair bit of noise from other campers, although nothing that went on past about 11.30pm.

The following day the campsite completely changed. All the weekend campers left by lunchtime and the site was quiet, peaceful and simply perfect! The New Forest ponies wandered around the site and the way the site leaked in to the surrounding forest and common was beautiful. The facilities on site were very good: the staff worked tirelessly keeping the toilets and showers clean and we had no complaints at all. The site is very big, so be warned that if you camp at the top end you will have a fair hike to reception and Brockenhurst!

We stayed at Hollands Wood for a week and because I needed to keep in touch with work I made use of the mobile-phone charging service at reception for 50p. This was a great little bonus. We also used the laundry facilities during our stay which were again very good.

The selling point for us with this site is the location. Central to everything in the New Forest, or for the days when we didn’t want to drive anywhere you can simply stroll in to Brockenhurst where there are a few good pubs and bike hire, etc. I grew up in the New Forest, but my wife found the idea of ponies wandering through town very novel!

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this site. It is professionally run, ideally located and the staff were super friendly.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Very clean facilities and ample of space to pitch up. The only down side to our stay were a few of the staff that ran it. We found them rude and very abrupt at times.
The location is beautiful but i would advise when pitching, pitch to the right hand side of the site as the main road is very noisy in the morning.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

Wonderful stay even though it rained first couple of days ponies kept us amused. Pitches closet to the field do get quite 'boggy' in the wet so beware, also stay away from the pitches around the shower blocks if you are looking to enjoy peace and tranquility, because that is where the groups & schools pitch their tents, screams to make your hair stand on end! Day cycling out to lyndhurst via the firest trails 20 miles next day Beaulieu & Bucklers Hard via forest trails another 20 miles really enjoyable. Love the place will be back very soon.

Stayed July 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Stayed recently with the family, outside of main season so nice and quiet. Can't vouch for the site during peak times.
Pitches are level and ground is soft so easy to pitch tents, Lovely views and no formality of pitching arrangements so it is your discretion where to pitch, so long as you observe the 6m rule. This meant we were able to chose a lovely spot with no-one else around.

Great location with only a short walk to Brockenhurst and surrounded by meadows and woods, perfect for tree climbing and den building with the kids.

Costs was on the expensive side but worth it for quality of site and facilities

Facilities were clean and plentiful.

Staff were very helpful if ever so slightly militant in their approach to checking car permits etc. We had one visitor join us for the evening and he was charged £5 to do so, this seems disproportionally expensive.

In all a lovely quiet spot and recommended.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed here with friends over the weekend. Had a fantastic time and this place is wonderful. Can't fault it and have booked already to stay again. Beautiful countryside.disnt want to leave. We don't live far away but this is our escape awY from it all.

Stayed July 2014
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Additional Information about Hollands Wood Campsite

Property: Hollands Wood Campsite
Address: Lyndhurst Road, New Forest, Brockenhurst SO42 7QH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest > Brockenhurst
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Speciality Lodging in Brockenhurst
Number of rooms: 600
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pitching your tent here will automatically connect you to nature and provide you with a camping experience you won't forget! Just a ten minute stroll away is Brockenhurst village with an abundance of pubs, banks, shops and restaurants. The campsite also has direct access to the forest via its numerous walking and cycle paths, and is within easy reach of the popular and expansive picnic site of Balmer Lawn next to the Lymington River, perfect for a dreamy lunch next to an enchanting waterway - where wildlife is abundant. This is an extremely family-friendly campsite and popular with families, groups and young people alike; it is therefore advisable to book in advance during high season to avoid disappointment. This campsite features grass pitches suitable for tents, caravans and motorhomes. There is no electricity on site, but it is fully equipped with three toilet and shower blocks, disabled facilities, baby wash and change areas, laundry facilities and a dog showe ... more   less 
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