Old Farm

Cowpitts Lane, North Poulner, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3JX

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Ideal for ...

  • Families
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

Old Farm lies just within the beautiful New Forest National Park whilst being only a short walk to the local community and its amenities. It has been a Club member site for over 25 years now, and we are proud to call it our home.

Set on a half acre level secluded site, with electric points for all pitches. There is one hard standing for use out of season or if the ground is very soft. We also have a shower and toilet block with adjacent service point available for use during your stay.  

The price for your pitch includes electric, 2 adults and awning. We try to do all we can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible - please just ask if there’s anything we can do to help.

Its very easy to walk or cycle into the New Forest from the site. The area is ideal for serious walkers and those happy to stroll, and with the New Forest offering a large network of cycle routes, both on and off road cyclists are well catered for too. The Avon Valley Path is a well documented route that connects Christchurch and Salisbury, which passes right through Ringwood. If you’d like to borrow a map, please ask. There are nature reserve lakes close by too, including Blashford Lakes for those interested in bird watching and wildlife, and permits are available in Ringwood for the nearby fishing lakes and rivers. For the more adventurous, there are two outdoor watersports centres plus Go Ape at Moors Valley Country Park.

There’s a small parade of shops which includes a Tesco’s Express, bakery, off licence and fish and chip shop within 1/4 mile, where there is also a cashpoint and bus stop. There’s also a good pub within 5 minutes walk from the site, and there are lots of other lovely pubs in the area; we’d be happy to suggest some. 

Ringwood itself is an easy 20-30 minute stroll from the site, which boasts a variety of interesting shops, plenty of places to eat and drink, supermarkets Sainsburys and Waitrose, and we even have our own brewery!  Ringwood Market is on a Wednesday and Hampshire Farmers Market is the last Saturday of each month. There is a good bus service connecting Ringwood to Bournemouth, Christchurch, Salisbury and Southampton and a local Ringo service connecting Poulner to Ringwood. 

We’re very easy to find from the A31. Some Sat Nav systems can have a little difficulty finding exactly where we are, so please include Cowpitts Lane in your destination. The Digital TV signal isn’t very strong.

Candace and Rob look forward to welcoming you!

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: variable
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi

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Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 10

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Postcode:
BH24 3JX
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Lat 50.858883 / Lon -1.769033
OS field ref:
SU163066
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Bournemouth Salisbury Southampton
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Lovely stay

Old Farm
We stayed for the bank holiday weekend, lovely site, easy walk to Ringwood, & two pubs, both serving good food. Small supermarket, bakery and fish and chip shop less than 10 minutes walk. Bus stop just down the road. Toilet and showers, very clean. 5 large size pitches, with EHU, water tap by gate, grey and waste disposal area. Brilliant walking and cycling on the forest, Sorry to say that they informed us that they will no longer accept dogs, so this is our last stay here. Very sad as we love this site, it’s a little gem.

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Reviewed on 06/05/2024 13:45

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Large Pitches and well kept

Old Farm
Just had a 2 week stay on this site. It is well maintained and the toilets/showers are kept clean. The pitches are very spacious and you can position your caravan/Motorhome any way to suit your own needs. There is some noise from the road that runs alongside the site, and this can be a little annoying, especially when you hear the vehicles travelling at speed. Although there wasn’t much traffic noise at night so it didn’t hinder a good nights sleep. Candace and Rob are very friendly and helpful. There is a bus stop close by that takes your into Ringwood although you would have to walk back or get a taxi as the last bus from town is 2.15pm.The Alice Lisle pub is about a 30-40 minute walk away and is well worth a visit, food is beautiful,. We did visit the White Hart in Poulner about a 20 min walk from the site, and although it is dog friendly, you can only take your dogs in when the owners dogs are upstairs. The open top bus tours are worth doing. 3 different routes that interlink. Each one takes 2-3 hours to complete the full tour. We walked most days directly from the site, either into town to catch a bus elsewhere (£2 per journey) or walked from the site using the footpaths/bridleways. Perfect location for exploring the New Forest

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Reviewed on 06/08/2023 17:24

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Great from afar, but far from great

Old Farm
Firstly, the site has five excellent size pitches, all on grass with quirky edging between each pitch. There are trees in the garden and hedging all around. Pretty and relaxing. As another review pointed out, it is certainly expensive, rather too expensive at £28, considering if you wish to use the shower it's another £1 time. The TV reception is virtually nil; the wifi is extremely poor being just the signal from the house (no booster available). I have called it a garden site, as the 5 pitches sit 10ft from the back garden of the house and can seem like you're actually in their garden, especially when the children of the house are playing around the caravans. There is a small road that runs parallel and can be extremely noisy. Unfortunately, the last straw was the constant 10amp electrical system tripping. We are seasoned caravanners, with 30+ years experience using low wattage kettle, microwave etc., but still found the system tripping on a regular basis. Disappointing

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Reviewed on 03/07/2023 13:28

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Excellent spot for access to the forest & town

Old Farm
This is a very well kept site, with clean facilities and a well organised bin area. Being able to park any way round on the generous sized pitch, is a bonus. I was put off by the noise from the junior school over the road, having stayed mid week out of season. A little expensive for a CL as there was only me but no reduction for being on my own. Also an extra £1 for the shower added to the overall cost,

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Reviewed on 22/09/2022 14:45

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A lovely New Forest CL

Old Farm
We (2 adults and 1 dog) stayed for 12 nights in June. We originally booked for 2021 but a change in work commitments necessitated cancelling this booking. The CL very generously transferred our deposit to 2022. Access is easy following the directions provided. NB : Avoid school pick up times as the surrounding roads will be busy. Whilst some care is required, any caravan / motor-home should find accessing the CL through the two gates stress free (our caravan is 8ft wide). We were welcomed by Candace who was lovely and left the pitch choice to us. We chose the corner under the trees to provide afternoon shade. All pitches are level...ish with only minor leveling required (to satisfy my OCD!). The site is all grass which is meticulously maintained in that the grass is cut after each departure. This means that the ride on mower runs for very short length of time thus reducing any disturbance to a minimum - some club sites seem to be continuously being noisily mown. The on site facilities (1 toilet and 1 toilet / shower) were always well maintained and very pleasant. The shower is chargeable - not an issue to us as we always use the van shower. 10A EHU is provided to each pitch with a single tap near the entrance. Grey and black water waste together with bins are well organized next to the WCs / shower. Other reviews mention noise from the adjoining road being intrusive. Perhaps because we live on a main road, we never noticed this. Convenient for many attractions, Ringwood town and of course the New Forest. We did visit Beaulieu (utilizing the CAMC discount) which, for both the petrol head and history buff, is great. Motor-homers should note that the local bus service is limited (as discovered by some motor-homers we chatted to on site). As others have mentioned, there are good shops and pubs in easy walking distance - we found The London Tavern to be very good for food, quality ale and service. There are good dog walks near by where they can run free and the New Forest makes a nice cool, sheltered walk away from the (in our case) very strong sun. We experienced very little rain and lots of hot sunshine which made our pitch choice wise in hindsight as the afternoon shade was much appreciated - nudging 30 degrees phew! A very pleasant stay on a CL which we would happily recommend to others.

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Reviewed on 24/06/2022 12:52

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