Despite the recent motorbike banter, we (families of 4 adults and 5 kids embarked on ashurst and found the site clean, tidy, polite with really nice staff. Showers were hot, toilets were clean, the cows and crows were full on at 6.30am adding to the outdoor experince. The Fullers pub across the field was really good ( can't remember the name ). Horses walk around freely which is actually really cool, although they are no shy about dropping a few poo's out side your tent but hey, thats the new forest. ... BBQs were welcomed which was good. all in all a great place and would definitely go there again.
Could do with a couple more showers, that's the only negative.
- 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. 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. 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ashurst Campsite Hotel Southampton