The Covert

Copse Lane, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 0RH

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Ideal for ...

  • Adults
  • Beach stays
  • Dogs

Why stay here ...

  • Bus stop within 0.75m of CL to South Hayling, Havant
  • Post Office 0.5m
  • Stoke Fruit Farm Shop (free range eggs) 0.75m
  • Good dog walking
  • Golf within 5 miles
  • Nearest pub 0.5m (The Yew Tree)
  • Dogs by arrangement

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  • TV reception: good

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Pitches

Types of pitch: grass, hardstanding

Electric hook up available

Useful Info

Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

1 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
PO11 0RH
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Lat 50.81222 / Lon -0.96561
OS field ref:
SU729021
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Portsmouth (10 miles)

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Pleasant site

Stayed here a couple of weeks ago. Pleasant site, quite spacious, handy for mainland towns. It would be useful if there was a bin for rubbish on site to avoid crossing the busy road which runs alongside. There is a blind bend there and cars just whizz around it, I had a very narrow miss. One of those traffic mirrors strategically placed would be helpful and I asked about this to be told that those using the stables were the worst and wouldn't use it,missing the point that those leaving the site would! The road is certainly not safe to walk along, particularly with a dog, although there is an adjacent section of the site which is fine as long as you clean up then cross THAT road to dispose of it. Would we stay again? Yes when revisiting friends.
Caravanner from Lincolnshire

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lovely quiet country site but near major towns & Portsmouth

I have used Mr Camp's sites on Hayling many times and have always thoroughly enjoyed our stays. The Covert is situated immediately opposite Lower Tye Farm CL also part of Mr Camps estate - although now since he died they all run by his Executors & Ann the manager. I'm surprised that 1 reviewer said it was noisy as I've always found it very peaceful with only occassional traffic passing by. As others have mentioned - there is fresh water & chemical emptying on site but rubbish has to be taken over to Lower Tye Farm where there is a big bin + also a toilet with hot & cold water. These sites are not luxurious - but then they are working farm / stable sites so you know what to expect. The entrance is set back so you need to drive slowly along the copse lane (as you should anyway on country lanes) so you don't miss it. As also been said you need to go to the site office over the road next to the farm house to pay & for help / info. Only once did I find that there were more than the alloted 5 vans - on that day I discovered that 1 was leaving later that day & the other had arrived & set them selves up without prior booking so not the site owners fault. It obviously is only sensible to at least phone the site 1st & make a booking (as I always do) to ensure that they can fit you in.

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Spoilt by Greed

Pretty much the same as "Such a Shame" except it hadn't rained so the site was bone dry (good). However, the visit was spoiled by there being 7 vans/motor-homes in attendance, although there was still plenty of room it should not happen. stayed for 7 nights beginning of July 2014
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such a shame

Arrived onsite Friday evening and was pleased we did a quick search and look prior to our arrival as site entrance is on a corner and gate set back enough for a car and caravan to pull in off the road (this is a good thing) but unfortunately if you blink you miss it and there are no turning g points for a car and caravan to turn around on the winding country road. Once on the field we were quite discouraged as most of the field was a quagmire and although we have had large downpours on Friday it has been very dry and warm on the south coast. The field is also backing onto what I would call a very busy road (we were about 10ft away from the road) although when in the caravan the noise did not bother us but on Saturday it was most annoying when sat outside. There was no warm welcome or even site of the owners during our 3 night stay. We found that the site is managed by a company over the road. The facilities do fresh water and CDP are good but nothing for grey waste (we ended up putting our down the bushes at the end of the field by the road) there was no faculty for recycling rubbish and to dispose of your rubbish is over the road and on another site, we ended up taking our rubbish home as the bin was over flowing when we tried to dump ours. All of these negative points being said it is a £10 a night site which is very good value for money. There are two main local pubs which serves food, we had our Sunday lunch in Yes Tree which I must say was very nice. 
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First CL visit

Ignore satnav as you drive onto Hayling and stay on the main road for a further 1/2 mile, turn left into Copse Lane and the site is 1/2 mile on the left; a much easier route even for our small campervan. It took us a while to find it using satnav and I used to live on the island! A lovely quiet site not too far from shops, pubs, take aways etc. but far enough to enjoy a very quiet night only a stone's throw from Portsmouth and the motorways. No one was around when we arrived but a walk across the road to Lower Tye Farm lead us to an office and a warm welcome. The few other campers there were very friendly and I would certainly visit again when on the South Coast.

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