Forest Lodge Farm

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Great time away from the madding crowd

Good value hols on site with friendly owner. Relaxing spot and loved watching the ponies, so just right for us, basic but quiet. Our dog, us and our not so new but much loved motorhome will be happy to go back.
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Not a great site, find elsewhere!

This is NOT a campsite but a working farm. I visited this site at Easter, but I seemed to be the only person here. As advertised there are no facilities at all, except a cold water tap by the horses. Not easy to find, I found what I thought was the place with old caravans, but fortunately John came and got me and we drove the hilly bumpy track to the site. I 'pitched' next to the horses. Nowhere close to walk to with facilities so I drove to Tesco to get tea. I had a quiet night but left early the following morning, I won't be back.
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Avoid

The track is narrow and shakes you from side to side, not designed for a caravan, trying to leave our wheels where spinning. there was also a field of tents, with that awful lane tents is all it is good for but my main gripe is you have to take your own rubbish away, on days out we where looking for bins in new forest car parks as the as the owner don't provide bins, the C.D.P. is out of the camping field them 0.3 mile, it starts to get heavy and you have to keep stopping, it is a cesspit that is full to the top of poo and paper
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Amazing place!

John gave us a warm welcome and was very helpful. We bought some free range eggs from him and got permission to use the pond for a bit of fishing. The resident Fox family put in an appearance every night just before dark. All in all a quiet and peaceful place in a great location within walking distance of Hythe.
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Value for money

This site offers great value for money. If you are looking for a manicured site with facilities and easy access then this is probably not for you. Once you get to the field its a lovely spot. Another reviewer called it quirky, an apt description

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No frills peaceful site

Easy to find, access narrow but fine if taken with care, owner Mr Penny welcoming. Great fresh eggs, TV and 3G signals very good. It was lovely to watch the resident ponies. Easy walk into Hythe and New Forest.

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Step back in time.

Forest Lodge Farm can only be described as quirky! From the initial entrance with a menagerie of various breeds of Chickens, through the fascinating farmers graveyard of old ploughs, tractors and the odd caravan thats seen better days, along the narrow track and into the camping field, its like driving back in time. The site offers the peace and quite one would hope for with south facing views of the ponies in the adjacent field. A public footpath runs along the side of the land so no excuse not to go for a walk. The local Pub is about 200yds up the footpath, far too convenient! There are no loo’s, or hook up’s, yes the grass was long, and yes, it isn’t flat. The CDP is a little Heath Robinson but functional, but thats the charm of this place. Throw in a gorgeous little pond stocked with hundreds of Roach and Rudd and plentiful Mirror Carp up to about 8lb and all for a fiver a night! What more could you want? To end a delightful couple of days fate conspired to keep us here even longer. An old Oak tree probably a couple of hundred years old decided, for no apparent reason, to fall across the trackway leading into the camping field. We were trapped!…but only until resourceful John, the farmer cleared a new entrance on the other side of the field! Visit the farm and enjoy your step back in time, and don’t you dare complain! 
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Excellent economy site

We visited this site in early August for a week, using it as a base to explore. We found it to be excellent for our needs.the only downside is the access, which is by an unadopted track leading to several properties that are nearer to the road than Mr Penny. His own patch, while still untarmaced, is smooth in comparison. The council's "dropped" kerb to the track is probably 2 inches in height, partly I suspect to prevent rainwater flowing down it, though others in the area seem to be to the same standard. Going down the slope involves passing tree roots that create potholes and unevenness. Mr Penny was most welcoming and cheerful, the surroundings wonderful and peaceful, and we thoroughly recommend this site if you can cope without mains electricity.

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Owner rude

Stayed on this site last year and wont be going back. Once you get to the field set aside for the cl it is indeed tranquil. But I've only given a (2) for beauty and surroundings because you have to drive steeply down hill through an untidy yard on badly maintained tracks and we found the owner to be very rude.
Motorhomer from Devon

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Perfect peace

Spent a week here during the 1st week in July 2015 after initially visiting about 5 years ago. A perfect peace haven to enjoy the quiet but abundant wildlife present. Out of 7 nights on site we had the place to ourselves for 5 of these. My husband went fishing in the private pond and caught/ released several Carp and Roach at no extra fee. We too used the footpath to visit the local pub which is only yards away. Central for all local facilities and attractions as well as being approx only 6 miles away from Beaulieu. If you are looking for peace and tranquillity and can be self sufficient (no electric) this site will reward you in all aspects. The cost apart from financial is having to commit to the drive in and being prepared to open gates to access this wonderland. Idyllic for nature lovers - Thank you Mr Penny - we will be back.
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