I'm not an avid tripadvisor reviewer but I felt I had to help people avoid this place at all costs.
I can see that previous reviewers have commented on the rudeness of the owners of this campsite but, as this is subjective, I took them with a pinch of salt. However, I can't stress how correct these reviews are. As one of several examples, we were both watched entering and exiting the shower (I use the term loosely as it was more of a damp cupboard) to ensure we complied with the owners strict regulations for use and my 38yr old partner was quite literally shouted at and chastised by the (male) owner for returning the shower key to the cleaner rather than directly to him (the cleaner had asked for the key to do his job).
Unfortunately, the abysmal attitude of the owners make them come across as money grabbing misers. The location is lovely, but the way the campsite is run means they smile as they take your money and then quite literally, shut the door in your face.
We are very used to camping, and more than happy to use very basic campsites. However the owners here charge a pitch fee that is equal to or higher than most "high end" campsites. Again as an example, two toilets with one sink are all the facilities for personal hygiene which means in the morning you could be in a queue four deep to wash your hands after using the toilet. I shared a sink with three others to brush my teeth. This would not be a problem if paying basic site fees on a small farm field but they had even opened a second (faeces covered) field to allow more campers in - there were around 40 tents there on the weekend we were there.
Despite the welcoming website, I would urge anyone to avoid this place at all costs. There are many well run campsites around that may be equally as basic but far more welcoming for a camping trip. And they probably don't present you with an idiotic list of rules, regulations and patronising notices either.
Needless to say we did not try the cream tea or advertised breakfast!
- Also Known As:
- Acres Down Farm Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park Hampshire