We booked a week at Old Farm CL in August. In hindsight wish we had stayed longer!
Easy access from the A31 (approx. 1 ½ miles along good quality roads). Follow directions in the CAMC book. As we have a long, twin axle caravan we parked in Gorley Road, close to the junction of Cowpitts Lane to be able to open the gates which are normally closed.
We were met by Rob who pointed out our large, grass pitch and the whereabouts of the site’s facilities. These include two toilets (one with a walk-in shower – cost £1.00 / 5 minutes), a book exchange, recycling, water and Elsan point.
Although the pitches themselves are unmarked they are large, flat and with sufficient space to enable you to pitch a large caravan and awning plus car without interfering on your neighbours pitch.
The field was closely mowed and in good condition during our stay despite the torrential rain on Sunday! There is 10 amp electricity (With the ability to re-set if tripped) and has free WiFi on all pitches although the connection did vary at times. There are chickens in an enclosure (We were met by a chicken that had escaped!) and found Rob and Candice to be really friendly and only too willing to help. They have an information pack which is available on request. Although they live next to the CL their mobile numbers are available should you need to contact them for anything.
The area is ideal for cycling and walking – access to the New Forest is a short bike ride away. For bird spotting Blashford Lakes is a 10 minute drive from the CL – binoculars are definitely recommended.
Further afield you will find shopping in nearby Ringwood and Bournemouth is less than half an hour by car. There is also a Tesco Express within walking distance from the CL.
Trips to Burley, Bolderwood, the Ornamental Drive, Brockenhurst and Lyndhurst should not be missed – all are definitely recommended.
In conclusion we had a very pleasant stay at Old Farm CL and will definitely return again in due course.