New Forest Caravan Club Centenary Site (REF : NFT)

Forest Road, Bransgore, Hampshire, BH23 8EB

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Just 3 miles away from the pleasant village of Bransgore in the New Forest National Park, New Forest Club Site was originally part of a Second World War airfield. In fact, parts of the original runway still exist and there is also a memorial to the New Forest Airfields just to the north of the caravan park, making this a very attractive destination should you be interested in war history.

Set amidst beautiful rolling countryside, New Forest Club Site has an open aspect and is home to The Club's celebratory Centenary Gardens with lovely bird life including Song Thrushes and Bullfinches. There is also an excellent dog walk plus loads of fun play equipment and a safe play field for younger visitors. The caravan site is a great base from which to explore the charming local landscapes by either foot or bike, with cycle routes starting as nearby as 200 yards. Conveniently located for visits to the busy towns of Christchurch, Poole and Bournemouth, the caravan park is also as well situated for a wealth of beaches and resorts for the perfect summer holiday.

A mobile fish and chip van visits this site. Please ask the site staff for more details.

Things to do on site ...

  • Play area
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Dog washing area
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Bronze

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Extras

Supplements

Supplement per night per service pitch £3.90

Pitches

Touring pitch types Awning Without Awning
Standard (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)

Yes

Yes

Non-electric (hardstanding)
Non-electric (grass)

Yes

Serviced (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Serviced (electric & grass)
Super (electric & hardstanding)

Nearby

Walking notes:
There is good walking near the site in the forest. Information and guide books can be purchased at Reception.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are Co-Op (open 7am to 10pm daily), Tesco and Sainsbury’s at Christchurch (6 miles). All are accessible for motorhomes.

Great savings on days out

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Directions

From the North: Turn right off the A35 (Lyndhurst - Christchurch) in 7.5 miles into road signposted Godwinscroft, Holmsley. In 0.5 mile turn right into Forest Road. The site is on the left in 0.25 mile. From the West on the A31: Leave at Cadnam onto the A337 (Lyndhurst) and follow signposts to Lymington, keeping right on the A35, then Christchurch; then as above. Please do not approach from any other direction or tow through Bransgore village as roads are unsuitable for towing. Alternative route: to avoid congestion in Lyndhurst, exit the M27 at junction 2 and follow the lorry route to site.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
BH23 8EB
GPS:
Lat 50.78581 / Lon -1.70439
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OS field ref:
SZ209986
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
H2

Transport links

  • Car hire on site
  • Nearest park and ride: Bournemouth
  • Nearest port: Poole (15 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Hinton Admiral
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Lovely site

This was our 2nd stay on this site. Positioned in a lovely part of the New Forest easy access to the forest, the coast and local villages. I must say I was a bit alarmed when reading another reviewer who had problems with travellers on this site. I was reminded of a general conversation I had with another camper who had experienced much the same on a site in Sussex earlier this year. I do hope these are isolated incidents and the club and wardens take a strong stance on this before it becomes a wider problem. Love the fish and chips, though have to say the second meal was better than the first when the batter was soft but fish was lovely and ample portions of chips. Didn’t partake of the pizza as had heard mixed reports. Facilities are kept lovely and clean, plenty of showers, toilets etc. The wardens were ok, did the job they are paid to do. However I have to mention dogs – or the owners! We use CMC sites a lot and this seemed to be a particular problem on this site. I don’t mean this review to be a doggy moan but feel I should mention it as there are members who are not dog owners. There were a number of people with ‘packs’ of dogs, a couple of vans that were nearby during our stay had 4 (they weren’t together). Why do the owners think that everyone loves their ‘little darlings’ as they do, some people are not dog lovers and as far as I am aware the CMC is not a doggy holiday organisation. When we arrived the campers on pitch next to us had 2 dogs neither were kept on a lead. We were unpacking one of the dogs came over to our pitch and promptly threw up, the owner came over and cleared it up - I did mention that I thought club rules were that dogs were kept on leads at all times. He obviously didn’t think they applied to him and a couple hours later one of the dogs came behind our van (imagine looking at the peg then to the right hand side) and squatted to do its business. I mentioned it to the owner who said it wasn’t a problem as he cleared it up. I politely advised him that if it happened again I would speak to the Wardens, I don’t like to cause an atmosphere after all we are all on holiday, but inconsiderate dog owners annoy me. In the end I didn’t have to speak with the wardens as the next day he took the awning down and left the following day. Then there are the extending leads that allow the dog to roam wherever it likes and owners who seem to have no control of the leads!! A couple of incidents during our stay where separate owners allowed the dogs to roam freely on the lead and then do its business on the grass on someone else’s pitch, granted they did remove it but surely they should have respect for other people and keep the dogs on a short lead until they get to the doggy areas when they can be let loose to enjoy the grass and open spaces. Then it can do its toilet on the grass there rather than someones pitch. All in all it’s a lovely site and well positioned to suit all types of holidays.
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Booking in process

As first time caravanners this was our first ever site visit, baffled by the qeueing to book in , then told to go and find a pitch and come back with the number, only to find out we were looking for the wrong marker colour. Surely there is simpler way to direct people to a pitch. Easy to find from the road directions were fairly easy to understand

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Disappointing stay

This was our fourth visit, and as a site and location it remains first class. However on this occasion our stay was spoilt by events on site. Firstly we were harassed by travellers who were staying on the site ( four families in total) who were persistent in wanting to buy our dog. We heard of children being bullied as well by them. Later in the stay, two other caravans arrived just behind us and they put on an all day BBQ for what seemed like at least 15 non-resident guests and played loud music, they used foul language and got more and more drunk as the day went on. The wardens did little to stop either situation. We are aware it is difficult to discriminate against travellers being given membership however as club members we believe they should be asked to leave if they infringe on other people or abuse/misused the facilities. we also think there should be limits as to how many non-resident guests should be allowed on site and their behavior better monitored.

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First time out after a break of many years from caravan holidays. Superb situated site with good facilities, friendly staff and lots of places to visit in easy reach. Would happily come again.
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Lovely site, lovely wardens

As title suggests what a lovely site. We first came here 3 weeks after the site opened. It was lovely then but what a difference 10 years make! The vegetation has grown and makes the site feel good. Ideally situated for the New Forest and Bournemouth. Recommend the chip van which comes Monday and Saturday. Wardens were lovely too. Facilities immaculate. We’ll cone everyone
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