I having just visited with my family, this site is one of the best I have ever stayed at in the New Forest area. The staff were friendly and very helpful and apart from the weekend the site was peaceful and pleasant. I often worry about the toilet block as past experience at other sites has not been favourable, but here they are kept clean for the majority of the time and they are both modern and warm. We found plenty of cycle tracks near by and the horses and cattle entering the site kept my children entertained. A very short distance away is a pub called the New Forest Inn, I found the food a little pricey for what was actually served ( £17.95 for a small steak, £10 for macaroni cheese!!!) but their range of real ale was good and the surrounding very nice. There were shops close by selling all the things you require on a camping trip and also a couple of takeaways. Would I stay here again, most defiantly YES.
- 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