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Pondhead Farm Beaulieu Road, Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park Hampshire SO43 7FZ England
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Pondhead Farm Beaulieu Road, Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park Hampshire SO43 7FZ England
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Spew wrote a review Aug 2021
Ower, United Kingdom19 contributions3 helpful votes
Having camped on many sites in the New Forest, this site is probably the cheapest. Although, if it cost more than this, I probably wouldn't come here. The standards of cleanliness are probably some of the worst I have seen. The toilets weren't cleaned in the 3 days that we stayed here. I didn't feel comfortable washing in the dirty toilet cubicle so took a washing-up bowl of hot water back to the tent. Through the whole of our stay, there was a terrible smell, like sour milk, wafting over. On the up side, you are in a field next to the forest which is beautiful. You are left to your own devices so you are not being bothered every 30 minutes by wardens checking up on you. You can also have a fire (provided by yourself) with no extra charge. We had visitors in the evening and there was no charge for this either. We shared the field with 3 other groups of campers the first night, the second night was only us and one other group and the third night, we had the field all to ourselves. This experience was mostly a good one but let down because we dreaded having to use the toilets.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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162karen1234567 wrote a review Sep 2020
Basingstoke, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
This campsite is basic which I don’t mind . The paddock has a beautiful view. Yes it slopes but that’s ok. The reception was friendly on arrival . Other people staying were friendly too.It wasn’t overcrowded. Cows entered the field both days , this was a little amusing and I didn’t mind the animals or cow pats ... it’s a working farm. However I did expect the loos to be clean and the floor of the washing up area was filthy. Fortunately we’d taken our own toilet tent or I would have left immediately. Especially In a covid context , additional let alone basic hygiene is needed. I wouldn’t return for this reason alone and could Not recommend , which is a shame. For £7 per person per night you also expect some basic maintenance .
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Carl M wrote a review Jun 2019
Sandy, United Kingdom28 contributions25 helpful votes
Field slopes with exception to one small section. Grass was recently cut but must have been a foot tall before it was. The cuttings were just left in place. Two building site toilets, rusty interiors and doors that barely locked and really not sure the last time they were cleaned. It only got two stars due to the convenient location for Beaulieu Motor Museum. Would recommend paying a little more for a better site, won’t be returning in a hurry.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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ems_erh wrote a review Jun 2017
Southampton, United Kingdom107 contributions46 helpful votes
We came here in our campervan with young baby. The location is ideal, very close to Bolton's Bench and walking distance to Lyndhurst town centre. The farm itself has a little shop and sells meat and ice cream, but it is not always open. The site is small and it is worth noting that there are not many trees so not much shade to be had. Unfortunately there was a large group of rowdy men who were drunk, shouting and swearing in the early evening. We decided to move to another campsite to avoid them as I was certain we would not have a relaxing evening and good night's sleep with this going on. Many campsites don't allow big single-sex groups to book but evidently this is not one of them ... it just didn't feel very family friendly!
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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erinlouiseleahy wrote a review May 2017
london13 contributions7 helpful votes
As all the other reviews say - this place is not for glampers. It's two loo's are basic but do the job and the taps provide hot water. This is a campsite for proper campers who enjoy going back to basics and being outside. It's idyllic, beautiful surrounding countryside is relaxing and peaceful and a real break from the city hectic life. Precious people should not stay here - this is the place for washing your hair under cold water and taking a 'festival' shower. But if you're organised and bring the right kit, you'll stay comfortably. The young farmer who runs the farm and the campsite is very pleasant and friendly and good to have around for any questions etc. The produce they sell - what a treat. Get back to buying British and celebrating fresh, tasty sausages, ham, steak, eggs, pies. We were truly spoilt staying here and cannot wait to go back. A real hidden secret.
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Date of stay: May 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pondhead Farm
Which popular attractions are close to Pondhead Farm?
Nearby attractions include New Forest National Park (1.0 km), The New Forest Heritage Centre (1.1 km), and Page’s of Lyndhurst (1.1 km).
What are some restaurants close to Pondhead Farm?
Conveniently located restaurants include Peggy Mays Cafe, Indian Fusion, and Anissa's Thai Kitchen.
Are there any historical sites close to Pondhead Farm?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Eling Tide Mill Experience (7.2 km) and Rufus Stone (6.2 km).