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Calshot Road, Fawley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 1DWView on map
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I stayed here for just over a week. The site is quiet, on level ground with views overlooking fields and onto Southampton Water. The field in front of the pitches has horses in it, as well as visiting birds including some pheasants. Fresh water and waste disposal just behind pitches. All pitches have electric hookup. These are on a meter card which is topped up by the owner and charged as extra to the site rate. Considering it was early December and I used the ‘van heater on electric it only cost me £12 for 8 nights stay. Some points of note: This is a CL that has caravan storage, but this area is away from the pitches. The Fawley refinery is about 1 mile away and there is some background noise at times. But I can’t say it bothered me. No traffic noise. Close to local village of Fawley and Ashley which has a couple pubs, takeaways and small convenience store.
Other reviews seem accurate but I would add that the Falcon Inn was well worth a visit (food), there is a pleasant walk via Aslett Creek to Calshot, Motorhomers will need to use a longish hose as you cannot get vehicle close to the tap and it was £17 per night with no separate charge for electric.
Having read the previous reviews we were a bit unsure what to expect. What we found was a great little site that met all our requirements and had amazing views. The owner was pleasant, helpful and unintrusive. There is a caravan storage area - but this is away from the CL pitches. There are a number of permanent sited vans/units but again these were in a separate area and everyone we met from them was friendly and helpful. There was a level of noise at night from the local industries but it was a distant one, and much less than some sites which are near busy roads - It did not impact on us at all. The pitches are big and allow you to site your van anyway round to get the best views over Southampton water. There was an additional charge for electricity but at £3 for 8 nights it was far from excessive. There are so many places to visit and do in the vicinity we can highly recommend this as a great location.
Echo previous reviews regarding finding the site. The name is in dark writing on a brown wooden board which has partially collapsed. There is no Caravan club sign to help either. Check in was fine and we were provided with a local area information sheet. The CL is in the midst of an extensive area of caravans storage and residential vans. On the CL at least two of the caravans had obviously not moved in a long while. Grey water and chemical both emptied into a single access point. There was no obvious recycling though there were 3 dustbins next to the fresh drinking water. The area was level but soft so getting out proved to be a problem as the pitches are below the level of the access road. The local area is beautiful with plenty to do so no complaints on that front. Indeed my only complaint was when I discovered electricity was charged on a meter, albeit at 15 pence per unit. This is the most expensive CL I have visited and to be charged electricity as an extra, particularly as the Sites Directory entry states £17 pitch and all, is unjustified.
Lovely site with ever changing views. The pictures really dont do it justice! Quiet site near to places that are beautiful - Lepe, Calshot, Exbury, Beaulieu, Bucklers hard, east side of New Forest. Enjoyed walking to dog friendly pub down the road with basic but good food & garden on the waterfront. TV reception gd, but view so entertaining dont need it! Even at night. This is a site we will return to! Only issue is that the sign at the entrance needs to be bigger or more visible for first time visitors. Missed it coming back from Calshot in the dark too. Otherwise it is easy to get to. There are permanent pitches (hedged off) & storage at front. Neither interfered with CL as far as we were concerned. Will be back!