Starter Gate Farm

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A lovely weekend at Starter Gate Farm 31May-02Jun 19

Our first stay at this peaceful site. We had done a drive round the previous weekend to find it (as we were staying locally elsewhere) and its only 5 or so minutes drive from the A32 (between Alton & West Meon). Phone booking was easy and the owner was relaxed about arrival and departure times which makes for a relaxing weekend. It's a lovely L-shaped field round the edge of a small field of sheep (and lambs when we were there) with enough electric hook ups to have 5 vans spread out. The owner popped by to say hello when we setup and saw her and her husband over the weekend at various times (both are very friendly). We were visited by several of their chickens (very friendly and are happy to walk right up to you) and also got to meet their lovely Westie dog. Its a dog friendly site (we had our two lurchers) and there are plenty of footpaths that can be accessed just a few minutes walk from the site (the road its on is a minor country road so very quiet (but not far too tow along - its only a few 100 yards back to the 2 lane B-road then on to A32)). The site gives easy access to local towns/villages and sites (Alton, Petersfield, Winchester, West Meo, Droxford, Wickham etc) and then onwards to the coast. Facilities were fine (electric, separate drinking water tap and toilet emptying point and tap) and great value for £10 a night. And did we mention it was quiet....lots of bird song and even the sound of steam train whistles heard from the Watercress Line at Ropley Overall very glad we took the trouble to find and go to the site and will definitely be going back.

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Peaceful countryside retreat ...

Love this site! We store our caravan not too far away so wanted a CL that we could just pop to for weekends away without travelling too far. This fits the bill perfectly. Welcoming and friendly owners who we only saw to collect the fee on arrival but were available if needed. Positioned down a country lane amongst fields, so you really do feel like you're miles away from anywhere, yet in reality only a few miles to local amenities. L-sized field with good pitch sizes, sheep in adjoining fenced in area which our son loved! Friendly visiting hen and basic required amenities. What more could you want for £10 per night, that is dog and children friendly? Would definately recommend and will definately be back. Thank you Sarah and family for this gem of a site :o)
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Potter stay in tranquility

If you fancy a beautiful tranquil hidden away site , this is one for you . This site links into Georgian town of Alton not far away , Home of Jane Austen in Chawton and watercress line train trip Alresford. We loved it as set in forest surroundings , sheep in next field , woodpeckers in the distance and odd roaming hen whom was very friendly . The owners have well kept site grass cut and even have eggs on tap too . It’s so quiet and great get away from it all . Very dog friendly too and lots of walks to link into nearby you hardly have to go far either for nice country pubs too .

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Adequate and pleasant.

Small cl that could be so much better, although adequate. It forms an L shape around a small fenced field. It would struggle with 5 units unless well placed. Biggest minus is that it feels uncared for. Long grass cut and left clods on our shoes/ feet. Fresh water and waste areas just need a bit of improvement. Bins full to overflowing. It's cheap but would benefit from small improvements with a modest increase in cost.
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Quiet site in pleasant countryside area...

Nice quiet cozy CL with sheep over the fence. Stately homes to visit, good walks and The Pub With No Name has atmosphere and good food. Grass needed a cut though, and branches at the entrance needed pruning back. I removed some of them before I exited. Friendly owners and only £10 per night. Would I go back? Yes.
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Quiet basic site, but be careful if there's been a lot of rain as site can get sticky. However, we were offered a tow off with the tractor. Easy access to site from road.  Waste facilities adequate but update imminent according to manager. Only £9 per night when we stayed, bargain.
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Starter Gate is an excellent well established little site if you are looking for a peaceful stay. Nice and easy to find with a friendly warm welcome from the owners, There are also a couple of nice dog friendly country pubs about a 3 mile walk, only down side is that all the walks are on the main road. For the more adventurous and those not minding a 10 - 15 minute car journey you have Winchester, Basingstoke and Petersfield close by as well as the Water Crest steam railway This site is definitely worth a look and excellent value for money at £8.50 per night including EHU We stayed at the site June 2013
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pretty and quiet

Simple,quiet little site. Very welcoming owners. We use this site a lot as only 25 mins from storage so an ideal weekend bolt hole. Lots of places to see in a 10 mile radius or slightly further afield; Portsmouth,Winchester and Southampton. Walks straight from site. You will be guaranteed a quiet restful stay and if you are lucky might see a calf born as we did this spring!
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