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Harrow Wood Farm Caravan Park
This family owned site is set in 80 acres of farmland. It’s a spacious site with 60 pitches, each with hard standing and 10amp mains electric hook-up and fabulous views over unspoilt countryside. It’s a low key family park on a working farm with just a big grass area in the centre for the children to play in. There are modern facilities blocks, which were clean when we saw them, aswell as a motorhome service point
The site also offers caravan storage, so the park is equipped with security gates and cameras. There is a coarse fishing lake (unfenced) well stocked with roach, bream and carp. There is also a local bus service that runs to the local towns of Christchurch, Ringwood or Lymington.
As it’s a working farm, no dogs are allowed and there is no late night arrivals area. Wi-Fi is available. Due to the sites location it is very popular, especially at weekends, so advance booking is advisable.
1st March – 6th January
Car, caravan and occupants from £15.75 per night in low season.
Porch awning; £2.75
Electrical Hook-up (10Amp); £4.00
Bookings are only accepted on receipt of a non-refundable £20.00 deposit for which credit or debit cards are acceptable. Deposits will hold the pitch for 24 hours and the balance is due 7 days prior to arrival.
Please check with the park for current prices before you book.
Eat and Drink
Two pubs within easy distance, The Cat and Fiddle and Three Tuns. In Bournemouth and the surrounding coastal area you’ll find all that you need for your palate from Chinese, fish and chips to bistros and upmarket restaurants.
Free coarse fishing on site; 5 miles from the coast and 2 miles from the New Forest National Park boundary.
For more information; http://www.visitchristchurch.info/
Directions to site
Leave Christchurch on A35 towards Lyndhurst and Southampton. Travel down this road, then turn left by the Cat and Fiddle pub. In Bransgore turn right, just after the Three Tuns pub into Poplar Lane. The park is at the top of this lane.
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The park’s reception
Entrance to the pitches
Many pitches overlook fields
Smart & clean toilet blocks
Motorhome Service point
The site has plenty of open space
All pitches are on hard standing