Meadow Bank Farm

Ringwood Road , Netley Marsh, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 7GX

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  • Dogs
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Meadow Bank Farm is located in Netley Marsh, a small village to the west of Southampton on the A336 Ringwood Road.

The site is situated at the end of a long driveway off the Ringwood Road, which can be found about 100 yards past The New Forest Motor Company, a small second hand car dealer business.

The location is ideal, being about 2 miles from junction 2 on the M27 and a 5 minute drive to enter the New Forest, yet only 20 minutes away from Southampton City Centre. There is a local pub, The White Horse within a 5 minute walk from the site and a Morrisons superstore is a 5 minute drive. The local shops in Totton are quite comprehensive and are about 5 minutes away by car.

The nearest beach is a 25 minute drive at Leepe Country Park, an ideal dog walking area with lovely views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. Calshot is a similar distance away. More sandy beaches can be found along the coast towards Bournmouth, for example, Highcliffe which can be reached in about 30 minutes.

The site is set in a 4 acre open meadow and is quite flat. There are 5 hardstandings, plus the options of grass pitches in good weather. All have 10 amp electric hook up points.

Facilities include the use of a shower, toilet and sink with hot and cold water taps. There is also a washing maching available for a small extra charge. There is a chemical toilet emptying closet and there are 2 separate drinking water taps. Waste and recycling bins are available.

The meadow has a mown path around the perimeter which guests are welcome to use – ideal for a bit of early morning exercise or a dog walk!

The current owners, Tim & Catherine Hood purchased the property in May 2016, having moved down from the Midlands. The CL site was run successfully for many years, but following a period of tenancy the site went downhill and eventually closed in 2014. So Tim and Catherine are in the process of restoring and redeveloping the site for themselves and the benefit of visitors. Catherine is a therapist/Nutritionist and has a small therapy room offering aromatherapy massage and other holistic treatments including colonic hydrotherapy as well as nutritional advice to clients. Caravaners are welcome to take advantage of this facility if they so wish.

The site is open all year round and well behaved children and dogs are welcome!   

Tim & Catherine Hood.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (shared use)
  • WC (non-exclusive use)

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

0.75 acres

Electric amperage: 10

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Postcode:
SO40 7GX
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Lat 50.912808 / Lon -1.526552
OS field ref:
SU333127
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Totton

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Handy for Ferry

Lovely little site , hardstanding pitches , lovely clean facilities and friendly people . Short drive to Red funnel terminal (southampton) for I-O-W ferry . Only word of caution is to approach site entrance slowly as entrance not prominently signposted due to overgrown hedges by main road (I nearly turned in too early into cul de sac) . Bumpy drive , so go slowly , then security gates at bottom (great for peace of mind)
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Great place for an overnight stop before catching a ferry from Portsmouth

Used as an overnight stop before catching a ferry. Friendly welcome, large pitch and very adequate facilities. No wonder the site featured in the CL 2017 awards. Easy access and no noise. The White Horse Inn with reasonably priced meals a 6 minute walk away – depending on the day might be best to book. Brittany Ferries is an easy 35 minute (outside rush hour) drive.

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All round perfection!

From the moment we arrived through the secure electric gates we were made to feel very welcome. Perfect scenery and perfect hard standing. The on-site toilet and shower and very clean and even facilities to use a washing machine/ tumble drier if you wish. The fairy garden is beautiful of which our children thoroughly enjoyed. We booked a stay of 5 nights and loved it that much we stayed an extra night and have already booked for summer. So much to do within a short distance and we highly recommend this site 10/10.
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Always Made Welcome

This is a great little CL at the end of a lane and only a short distance from a great pub (dog friendly), a fish and chip shop and a large Morrisons. The town of Totton is just down the road on the way to Southampton and the M27 no more than ten minutes away and so all in all a great location for getting around. The owners are very welcoming and always try to ensure that your stay is a good one. The site has security gates with a pass code and so not open to all. We have now stayed here several times and feel that it is great value for money. Apart from the hard standings there is more than ample room to walk your dog around the big field. Every time we visit we can see the way the site is improving and developing, and feel sure that once finished it really will be a first rate place. If I had to be picky I would say that the shower room can be a tad cold in the winter. All things considered though a great stopover.

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Great Stopover

We had a 1 night stay on Saturday 8th December as we were off to see a show at the Mayflower. The site is easy to find and feels secure with the gated entrance and happy that we were able to catch a bus into Southampton easily. Although Tim and Catherine were away that weekend, the communication channels were very much open with Tim emailing and texting before our arrival and again the afternoon we left to make sure everything had gone ok. The site was clean and facilities were great and we’ll definitely be back and will hopefully get to meet the host next time!
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