Dell Croft

Hensting Lane, Owslebury, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1LE

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

My CL is a three acre smallholding set in the South Downs National Park in the very quiet Hensting Valley surrounded by rolling hills. Situated five and a half miles from historic Winchester with beautiful walks on the Pilgrims Way, South Downs Way and River Itchen. We are close to a Riding School and Marwell Zoo. Hardstanding and electrical hook-up available. No heaters in awnings. 14 feet gateway.

Facilities on site ...

  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good

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Types of pitch: grass, hardstanding

Electric hook up available

Useful Info

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
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Lat 51.008557 / Lon -1.283527
OS field ref:
SU503235
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Winchester, Fareham
  • Nearest port: Southampton (12 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Shawford
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Informal and Relaxed

We have stayed at Dell Croft twice. Diana is very welcoming and relaxed - I've never had a hug from a CL owner before! We like CLs that are informal and this suits us well. While staying there we visited Southampton, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Winchester, The Watercress Line at New Arlesford and had some very scenic walks on the South Downs Way and along the River Itchen. We have also enjoyed sitting on site enjoying the countryside views. We've seen all sorts of birds including buzzards and a barn owl and watched a pair of partridges walk around the field. Diana's hens also lay delicious eggs!
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Very disappointed!

After reading the previous reviews we decided that this was the type of CL we always look for. But we were very disappointed! The CL was down a long narrow lane and not for the feint hearted and the narrowness of the entrance was not made any better by the owners Wheelie bins being in the way.... once down the drive we were confronted with a slopping field of very uneven clumpy grass. The whole site looked unkempt and uninviting! I am sure the owner is very nice as previous reviews stated, but she was out when we arrived and the builder on site did not know when she'd be back! We did not stay and would not recommend! As said......very disappointed
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South Downs Hideaway

Spent a week here and fortunate to pitch on the hardstanding. Levelling blocks advised for two thirds of the site. As per the site description the gateway would be tight for larger outfits - our 'van is 7.2m and wouldn't have wanted to pull anything larger through the gate. Again the book directions to the site are advised rather than blindly following the satnav. Owner was very helpful with places of interest to top up our own research. Bike rides and walks abound. Would recommend.

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Peaceful and Friendly

We were booked in for 5 nights but as we liked this location so much we extended our visit to 10 nights. We were pleasantly surprised with this “Smallholding” which was in the middle of nowhere with lovely views over green and undulating downs. I would say the access is a bit tight but doable even for a fairly large unit. Diana was the most friendly host we have ever met, she organised the morning papers to be delivered and as there are quite a lot of hens on site sold us some fresh eggs. The site offers 16 amp electricity, water and chemical waste facilities. No noise to speak of apart from some distant aircraft rumbling from “Beastley Eastleigh” alias Southampton Airport. Nothing to worry about. Winchester was about five miles away, we toured in the New Forest and the ride along to Petersfield on the A272 was really nice. Well worth another visit if we come to the part of the country. Highly recommended if you want peace and tranquility.

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Nice quiet site close to Winchester

We agreed with Dianna to sort ourselves out on arrival as she was away. Access up a single carriageway road was fine, plenty of places to pass, no problems with site access either, slightly sloping grass field but no problems with a block or two. Site in lovely quiet valley, horses seem to be the main crop! Easy access to Winchester and the New Forest, plenty to see and do in the area, would recomend.
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