Camped here during September just me and some friends, due to the fact that we weren't a family or pensioners we were apparently the cause of a whole list of problems. We were quiet, respectful and polite to people including the staff (through gritted teeth) yet the staff still felt the need to belittle and patronize us. We obeyed all campsite rules however we did arrive there later than we expected as we traveled from London and did not finish work till later, only to be greeted with "How dare you come here after pitching times", "Your type are the people we hate on our campsite" and "You are all thoughtless and disrespectful people". We were mindlessly insulted even after our many apology's. We were then asked to leave a deposit and sign a contract promising that we stay quiet during our stay... Talk about patronizing! We had staff check on us every day we were there and walking around the other tents in the area constantly asking if we had been noisy. To be honest I really think they had it in for us!
Beautiful location spoiled by stuck up and unnecessarily rude staff. If you fancy taking your family or a group of your friends to a military camp then Ashurst campsite is the place for you!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perfect for seasoned or novice campers, this beautiful campsite is set in a woodland glade, surrounded by the majesty of ancient oak trees. Set on the edge of a small area of woodland known as Ashurst Wood, the wood opens up onto Matley Heath, an expanse of New Forest heathland criss-crossed with tracks ideal for walking or cycling. Facilities Tents Touring caravans Motorhomes Trailer tents Jumbo tent pitches Grassy pitches Seasonal pitches Toilets Showers Washbasins Electric razor sockets Separate disabled facilities Family shower room Family friendly site Chemical toilet disposal Drinking water taps Dishwashing facilities Laundry Ice pack freezing facility Battery charging facility Public transport No pet permitted With countless direct routes into the unique New Forest environment via cycle and footpaths, this is a perfect base for exploring local flora and fauna. From the sanctuary of your tent you may be lucky enough to spot deer during quieter times and see the famous New Forest and Shetland ponies roaming freely. For a walk that takes in everything the New Forest has to offer; from ancient and ornamental woodland, open heathland, grassy lawns, bogs and pine enclosures, Matley Walk is the perfect choice. Lasting a few hours, it begins a few miles east of Lyndurst, the unofficial capital of the New Forest, and gives walkers a great tour around the unique environments of this lovely area. The campsite is a mere five minute stroll to the pretty village of Ashurst, where you will find shops, friendly pubs and restaurants. Local attractions include the Longdown Activity Farm and The New Forest Wildlife Centre. Lyndhurst is just 2.5 Miles away and offers a wealth of historic interest, including the Verderers' Hall as well as shops, pubs and a range of restaurants. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed, however guide dogs are. There is also no electricity, however, there are toilets, a refurbished shower block and a launderette. Pitch types at Ashurst There are 280 standard pitches available at Ashurst. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ashurst Campsite Hotel Southampton