I'm sure this beautiful campsite is a different place at weekends and during school holidays but mid week in term time it was just lovely. we liked the freedom of picking our own spot and the lack of rules. staff were friendly and welcoming and the shower block was very clean. we loved the ponies wandering around - one got into the porch of our tent and broke open a packet of mini cheddars! we enjoyed walking into the village in the evenings and found the Rose and Crown pub lovely. it is also a great location for visits to Lymington and Bournemouth. one negative - on our last evening some time after dark a foreign woman was running around very distressed as her 9 year old son was missing. we went to help search but it was an impossible task in the dark and clearly the incident was over as no police or calling his name. next morning I asked reception if he was found ok and he hadn't been far away having been allowed to go to the toilet on his own and got lost. she said the mother wanted to call the police and close the campsite entry road - too right! this is what should have happened. you never know who is around. my daughter is a PC in the Met and assured me the police would always rather be called as even one minute can make a vital difference. better safe than sorry!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Hollands Wood Campsite Hotel Brockenhurst
- Hollands Wood Campsite Brockenhurst, New Forest