Furzehill Farm

South Gorley, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 2PT

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  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Furzehill Farm CL is a peaceful site on a New Forest Smallholding just a mile from the Avon Valley. The site is a large, gently sloping field and the pitches are all lawned. There is a hard surface access road and electric hookups with ample space for awnings and parking alongside the caravans. The pitches overlook a pasture field where you may see riding horses, wild deer and a fascinating range of wildlife.

Our CL is one of the few that are actually within the New Forest boundary. Once you step outside the gate you have access to hundreds of acres of diverse scenery.  Ancient woods, valley Mires, lowland Heath, lofty Plantations, river Estuaries and gentle Coast are all there for you to enjoy. There are good pubs and restaurants within walking distance. An excellent farm shop is just half a mile down the road and the Market town of Ringwood is only 4.5 miles away.

Furzehill Farm CL is very well situated for exploring the New Forest National Park and surrounding areas of Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire including wonderful sandy beaches of Bournemouth (13 miles),  historic cathedral and market  town of Salisbury (15 miles), Southampton (20 miles) and Lymington (15 miles) from which there is a short ferry trip to the Isle of Wight.

Richard and Sue are always happy to chat about the area and it's wildlife...but, unless you've got half an hour to spare keep Richard off the subject of the 'Boiling mound'

Well behaved dogs and children are very welcome.

Facilities on site ...

  • Information room
  • TV reception: poor
  • Working farm

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1.5 acres

Some sloping pitches

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Basic CL in lovely area

This is a well spaced but basic CL with easy access and set in a beautiful locality. We didn't see the owner until near the end of our 6 night visit , which is fine with us but maybe not if you like to see the owner at arrival etc.. Easy access to the heathland for miles of dog walking from site and it is lovely to see the deer, donkeys and horses grazing along the roadsides and wandering as they liked ( definitely priority over vehicles!) Well located to visit the area either inland or to the sea and plenty to keep us occupied for the week and the local farm shop has a tearoom and sells good meat and provisions for topping up supplies The only downside for us was that even though the road that runs behind the pitches looked narrow and quiet there was quite a bit of activity and noise from cars , joggers and horse riders. We do prefer to be on quiet sites where you can relax and feel away from the hustle and bustle so appreciate that others may not be so aware or disturbed but this would put us off returning..

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Just had a lovely 5 night stay at this CL. Basic but all you need, EHU and water. All on grass but well mowed. Handy for visiting lots of places good for walking, although dare I say a bit too hot for the dog whilst we were there, found some shady wooded walks though. Owners very informative but not intrusive. Had meals out at High Corner and Roysl Oak at Fritham can recommend. Ponies and Deer in abundance just outside the site. Good farm shop within walking distance. Just watch you don't miss the entrance as we did! Would love to return Autumn time as the scenery would be stunning.
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Lovely area

The CL is smaller than some we have stayed in but we had plenty of room and a nice view. The owner was very welcoming, friendly and had some lovely produce in an honesty box. The owner showed us a stunning 10m walk across the New Forest to Flitham and back with a lovely pub lunch at the Royal Oak. Had a lovely bike ride and Hockley Farm shop down the Rd did lovely food. Would happily stay here again when next in the area
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Tranquil Weekend

This was only our second CC CL we have stayed at and we were not disappointed.  It was a lovely summer sunny weekend and the site gave us the opportunity to have a really quiet time.  It was an ideal site for a quick break and the ability to walk our two terriers in the New Forest was brilliant.  The site slopes slightly and blocks were needed.  I also felt it would be tricky too if it had been wet at all.  The water tap is at the top of the field along with the waste water disposal.  The separate waste bins for recycling are located at the entrance gate.  Overall this was a neat tidy site overlooking another field and woods with apple trees along one edge. We bought some lovely spice chilli from Richard on one of our walks.  We will be back for more dog walking and to the pubs next time!Happy

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Not much fun in wet weather

A very quiet site, but unless you can pitch close to the top of the slope this is a very muddy, damp site. Setting up required levelling blocks and due to several days of rain the ground became very soft, requiring regular attention to the stabiliser legs. If you don't have a 4x4 you may also find it difficult to get any sort of grip; our 4x4 struggled to tow the 'van out. Otherwise a very peaceful site, and in better weather a good place for walks and to see the beauty of the New Forest. We didn't see the owner until the end of our stay, and had to walk some distance up the road to the house to pay for the pitch. Finally, this site has very poor TV reception and (with Vodafone) no mobile signal; this may be a benefit to some!
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