Forest Lodge

Chilworth Drove, Chilworth, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 7JH

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

  • Amongst trees
  • Convenient for ferries

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • TV reception: good

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1.5 acres

Some sloping pitches

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Postcode:
SO16 7JH
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GPS:
Lat 50.956718 / Lon -1.425752
OS field ref:
SU407182
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Nearest port: Southampton (6 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Southampton Park

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Quiet site

Eventually found the site which is almost opposite the Southampton Scientific centre. The Caravan club sign is high up on a tree. The narrow lane leading down to the actual field, is a bit steep & bumpy. However, we had a quiet evening caravanning the old fashion way using our gas & battery. In the morning we had a bit of difficulty leaving the site even with our 4x4 landcruiser, but the owner did inform us afterwards that we had pitched near the swamp area which we were unaware of. Would stay there again if we were heading West and needed another one night stop over or were looking for a quiet weekend going back to basics. There is motorway noise but it's more of a background white noise which didn't bother us.

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Shocking July/August 2015

We stayed on this site for 2 nights, the night before our ferry to IOW and the night on returning. The first night my fully up to date sat nav took us to the end of the country lane where we had no choice but to unhitch to turn around. The sign for the site was half way up a tree and covered with Ivy - not helpful! Went down the tight and bumpy access lane after ringing and being told the owner would meet us down there. After 20 minutes nervous wait I had to ring again as I was concerned I could be in someone's back garden. We returned for the 2nd night only because we pre-paid it. Upon leaving from our second night my car struggled up the steep grass bank as there is only one hard standing pitch, the owner could see me struggling to get off the grass and didn't even ask if I was ok. Glad I have stayed on other sites and know that this is not the norm - will never stay here again and would urge others to look for other options. Nightmare to get to and unwelcoming. 

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Disappointing

We needed a site for a one night stopover before catching a ferry.The gate to the lane into the site is signed but quite faded.The lane has trees on either side that meet above and they do touch the caravan as you pass, the lane is very bumpy and has a steep end to it. There is one very uneven ruble hardstanding which we took. A small campervan which came in after us had to tuck in next to us, as the grass area was very damp with no real indication where to pitch.The site is in a woded glade which could be made so much better. There is motorway noise but then you are close to two motorways.We would not return to this site.
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We were put off by previous reviews but went ahead and booked as we were on our way to the Ferry - it turned out to be a beautiful, peaceful place. The owners were away but they trusted us to put the pitch money through their letterbox.
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Would not recommend

Having booked this site as part of our main holiday in July with friends as a stopover before an early morning ferry, we were disappointed. The site is not well signposted and we thought we had gone to the wrong place. The site was very waterlogged, long grass and only just enough room for all of us to fit our 3 vans. Had it rained, we would have been hard pressed to get out unless towed by a 4x4. The road leading to and from the site is very uneven and uncomfortable. We cancelled our overnight stay for the return journey.

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