Freemantle Park Farm

Cottington Hill, Hannington, Tadley, Hampshire, RG26 5UD

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

Located between Newbury and Basingstoke, Freemantle Park Farm Caravan Site sits on top of the North Hampshire Downs with views over the beautiful Berkshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire countryside hundreds of feet below. Previously the site was home to King John's hunting lodge with parts of the Deer Leap and Carp Pond still visible today.

The site is ideal for those that want a quiet base in a rural retreat away from busy roads but wish to be close to interesting day outs and wonderful walks with breathtaking views.

The acre site lies on the edge of an attractive Beech wood with good hard road access from a private road running through the farm. The nearest village is Hannington (1 mile) with an excellent pub, The Vine.

Site facilities include an emptying septic tank and water standpipes (drinking and washout) and good local knowledge available from the owner's family who live on the farm. Kingsclere Village (4 miles) has good shops and amenities.

Nearby Centres and Vistor attractions:

  • Watership Down 1 mile
  • Highclere Castle 12 miles
  • Newbury 12 miles
  • The Vyne House (National Trust) 17 miles
  • Winchester 20 miles
  • Stockbridge and Test Valley 22 miles
  • Hungerford 22 miles
  • New Forest 43 miles

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • TV reception: good

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Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

1.5 acres

Some sloping pitches

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Postcode:
RG26 5UD
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GPS:
Lat 51.304026 / Lon -1.242926
OS field ref:
SU528567
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Transport links

  • Nearest port: Southampton (33 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Overton

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Peaceful, beautiful views

Had a great stay here. Fantastic views from the hilltop location and we enjoyed watching the red kites, buzzards and pheasants directly from our windows. Plenty of walking options from the site. Loads of space on the site, plenty of good pitch options. We were the 5th van to arrive but still loads of room and didn't feel on top of anyone else. A second hookup cable is useful to be able to get to some of the further corners of the field. Despite its hilltop location managed to find a sheltered spot and had a quiet night despite 40mph south-westerly winds. TV and mobile signal (three) excellent. As per other reviewers be prepared for the water taking a long time to fill. Our 75l tank took at least 20 minutes to fill. Expect it to take ages and go for a walk! Approach road is narrow, although totally feasible in our 6.4m long X 2.5m wide van. One particularly narrow section with hedges on both sides was well maintained and carefully trimmed to avoid overhanging the road.
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Couldn't ask for anything better!

We recently stayed for two nights on this site and couldn't have been happier. The views are incredible and it is peacefully tucked away. There are miles and miles of beautiful walks right from your doorstep so you can head straight out to explore. The local pub is friendly and welcoming, and the direct route is a short and easy walk for those who prefer to spend more time in the pub than getting there (or if you need an easy stumble back at the end of the afternoon...). The facilities are basic but all you need, and everything was kept very clean and tidy. It's dog friendly and our spaniel enjoyed his holiday as much as we did (though be aware that there are sheep in the adjacent field, so act responsibly if taking your dog). We enjoyed it so much we are now booking a weekend every month for the next six!
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One of our top ten CL sites

Terrific place. Views to die for. Can’t understand the comments on the water pressure - you’re on holiday so why do a few more minutes matter? One interesting point - we parked tight under the telecommunications mast, and our (albeit 14 years old) motor mover wouldn’t work. Perfectly OK when we arrived home however. So presumably the radio emissions shut the mover down. Next time we’ll try to be farther from the mast

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31st July - 2nd August - Great for peace and quiet, stunning views and wildlife

We've just stayed 2 nights at Freemantle Park Farm CL, great site, it's a big sheltered field with stunning views and lot's of space so quite easy to spread out, especially if you have an extra length of power cable. If you like peace, tranquility and wildlife, you won't be disappointed. As one or two have mentioned, the water pressure is quite low because it's on top of a hill but the view makes up for it! Thanks Sue, we'll be back.

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Another enjoyable stay at Freemantle Park Farm (Aug 2017)

This was perhaps our third visit to the site (twice that year). Its a lovely unspoilt CL field perched right on the top of the Downs with fantastic views out over the surrounding area. This CL has the advantage of electric hookup (useful in the early/later season months). There is a network of walks and footpaths from the site and for those fit enough you could even walk down the hill into the lovely village of Kingsclere (but it would be quite a climb back up). Its possible to walk to the pub at Hannington via a reasonably flat route. Local places of interest such as the town of Newbury and Hungerford are easy drives (allowing not just shopping but lovely walks along the river/navigations). As it may have been mentioned, water pressure from the water tap sited just off the field is quite low (probably due to the height pf the hill) so just be prepared to wait for your water barrel to fill up). Access to the site is reasonable with the final drive/road in having a high hedge each side (but by then you are off the main road and this portion is only about 100 yds or so). If you have any difficulty with the directions then look out for the very tall TV/radio mast at Hannington/the side of the Downs slope as thats where the CL field is. The field itself is reasonably flat but does undulate in places so its just a question of picking a spot (but all that is made up for by the views). We have met the owners a few times when they were out and about and they are chatty and friendly. All in all a wonderful peaceful site with fantastic views. Our first trip for 2018 is already booked.

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