Stonehill Farm

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Great little site

If your requirements are fresh water, somewhere to empty your waste, great scenery and a quite spot, then this is the place to go. Beautiful view towards Southampton water, where you can watch the ever changing marine traffic from sail boats commercial ships and cruise ships, as they enter and depart Southampton harbour. It has easy access to the new forest, Calshot, Hythe, lepe Country park and Exbury gardens. Also Beaulieu motor museum if you have an interest in motor vehicles old and new. A reasonably walk away is the Jolly Sailor at Ashley creek that sells good beer and nice food. You can sit outside and watch the world go by. This is our third visit but defiantly not our last.

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Outstanding view and beautiful site

This is a wonderful site from which to sit and watch the Southampton Water marine traffic go by - an ever changing view. We had three nights and were happy to use our own facilities (loo and shower) and the electric hook up was just £3.50 on the meter. 'Broke the rules' on arrival by missing the reception (the door was open so we didn't see the sign) and consequently didn't position ourselves on our pitch correctly - should have centred our van on the pitch number! Easy access though and completely flat pitch - no need for any tweaking. As mentioned by a previous reviewer, it's easy to take the previous turning which is signed to Stonehill, but the drive to the site is immediately afterwards and does say Stonehill Farm - a little hidden by the undergrowth. A bit confusing with the other caravan areas in the farm as well as the CL, but the five pitches for club members are all along the fence overlooking a field of horses and the view to the sea. We crammed a huge amount into our break - the highlight was the visit to Exbury Gardens which was exceptional at this time of the year, but Hythe on market day (Tuesday) was delightful and we were most impressed with the facilities at the Calshot Activities centre. Can highly recommend the Thai Corner restaurant in Hythe (very busy every night) and the welcome at the Jolly Sailor pub at Ashlett Creek (food only at weekends). The only drawback, and it might affect us visiting here again, was the dreadful noise from Fawley Oil Refinery throughout the night. Just like a constant jumbo jet above, from midnight until after 6.00am! In researching, whilst lying awake, it seems as if it's something to do with flare off, so may not be every night, but I do feel for the locals - I guess they're used to it, but when you're out in the countryside, (and it is really beautiful countryside nearby) you're expecting birdsong and wildlife. Lesson learned - ear plugs or Nytol.
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New Year break

We enjoyed our visit to this CL which has lovely views accross Southampton Water. Great for watching the boats sailing in and out of Southampton. Quiet location despite its proximity to Fawley oil refinery and Calshott power station. Great area for walking and easy walk to a local pub,The jolly sailor. Worth mentioning that when we visited in December/January, the grass pitches were very soft and both our neighbours on site and us, needed wooden runners to get off our pitch. These were willingly provided by Mr Hartmann, the owner, who was very helpful.
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Our first visit to a C.L. Site

Lovely peaceful little site with just 5 touring pitches. There are lovely views across the adjacent field to Southampton Water. The site is run by a very nice couple who made us feel very welcome. It is an ideal site for visiting the eastern part of The New Forest and surrounding area.
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Long weekend at stonehill farm

Spent a long weekend at Stonehill farm, choose the site as it was local for visiting relatives in the area. Although the site had no shower or toilet facilities(used facilities in caravan), it did have chemical disposal and water was easily available. The pitch fee with electric hook up was £16.00 a night. We enjoyed the views of the sea in the far distance, and watching the horses in the field overlooking the campsite. Lots of places to visit in the area if your sightseeing, the new forest ,Lepe country park and we enjoyed a visit to Ashlet creek and the jolly sailor pub well worth a visit. The owner was friendly and helpful. Will return to the campsite when next visiting relatives in the area.
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Lovely view

We stayed here over the second May bank holiday weekend. The facilities were good with water easily available and the chemical disposal point was very clean and easy to use. The owner was friendly & helpful. The electric is by a card meter but you get a lot of electric for a small amount. The pitch we were in over looked a field with grazing horses in it. The backdrop to that is the Southampton water. You can see the boats coming in & out and at night, you can hear the low hum of the engines but it's soothing to listen to rather than be disruptive. The entrance to the site could be easily missed so you have to keep a good look out for it. As you go past Fawley, it looks like a narrow lane after the Sign for Stonehill close on the left, a small layby runs into it. It's definitely worth a stay and isn't far from the New Forest & Calshot which has a lovely water sports facility, café & beach as well as a small castle which you can pay to go in. We didn't as we had the dog with us.
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