Setthorns - New Forest

Camping In The Forest
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Overview

A true back to nature camping trip

Pitch amongst the pines and oaks of the beautiful forest setting at the Setthorns campsite. There is an abundance of wildlife in the New Forest and the relaxed atmosphere means most will have little fear coming close to the campsite; campers at Setthorns can expect to see a number of New Forest ponies and maybe even some deer. There is an array of activities to get involved in while staying at this campsite including cycling and walking through the New Forest or visits the nearby seaside resorts of Barton on Sea and Bournemouth. Nearby attractions include the New Forest Reptile Centre, Hurst Castle and lighthouse and the Red House Museum and Gardens which is a must see for archaeology or geology enthusiasts. Close to the villages of Sway and Brockenhurst, there are plenty of restaurants, craft shops and pubs to keep everyone entertained.
Please note: It is essential that you bring your own chemical toilet. There are no shower or toilet facilities on this site.

 

Facilities

Setthorns - New Forest has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

    Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

  • Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up

  • Seasonal Pitches

  • A well-sheltered site

  • Drinking water taps

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Premium Pitches

  • Standard pitches

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Hardstanding only pitch

  • Storage facilities

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Motorhome stop-off

  • Pets welcome

  • Select Pitch

Reviews

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4.3

This is a top site,a site once visited one you would want to keep to yourself.

This review is for Setthorns - New Forest

This is a top site,a site once visited one you would want to keep to yourself.Excellent check in from the helpful site managers. As there are no toilet facilities even this keeps the site quieter,There are walks directly from the site,with wildlife to match.Pitches are in separate areas,with different facilities and sizes.Opposite the site is open heathland for an evening stroll.One downside to this brilliant site, is the on site pot holes especially near the select pitches,hopefully site access roads will improve when bridge repairs have been completed.Would I return definitely (but to an area without potholes)

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3
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3.7

5 stars for everything,except the facility's as there are none!!! we have been going there for...

This review is for Setthorns - New Forest

5 stars for everything,except the facility's as there are none!!! we have been going there for 30 years!!!.and always look forward to going back,the select pitch sites are the bast,electricity,and a picknekc table,and larger area.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 1
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4.7

It is 10 years since we last stayed at Setthorns with our children and we decided that this...

This review is for Setthorns - New Forest

It is 10 years since we last stayed at Setthorns with our children and we decided that this year we would return, this time on our own as our children are now grown up. This setting still has all the charm and beauty that we remembered and loved the first time that we stayed here. Although there are absolutely no facilities other than a water tap, electric hook up and Elsan point, this is all you need for a very relaxing holiday. A disused railway line runs through the centre of the site and this is an excellent cycling and walking route right on your doorstep. There is a path through the forest that leads directly into the villiage of Sway and here you can find local shops with places to eat and drink. There are many other off road pathways to walk and cycle directly outside the campsite and a particular beautiful spot is Wootton Bridge where you can sit by the stream and relax or if you have children, they can paddle and fish for tiddlers with a net! An ice cream van stops here regularly as well. During our visit, we saw plently of wildlife around our caravan including deer, rabbits & squirrels plus many species of birds including woodpeckers & cuckoos. The New Forest ponies also roam in and out of the forest. We would highly recommend this site if you like getting away from it all and having some time out of the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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5

This was only our second trip in our recently bought caravan.

This review is for Setthorns - New Forest

This was only our second trip in our recently bought caravan. The staff were friendly and helpful. We were given a map and allowed to choose from any available pitches. A beautiful setting, even in the rain. After reading previous reviews we were fully prepared for the large pot holes near the entrance. We took rock pegs as well (definately needed them). There was also advice, not sure where from, about avoiding a narrow lane when travelling from Brockenhurst. As newbies we would have struggled along there! We will definately go back at some point.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: No buses that run past the site

Nearest train station: A branch line at Sway is 3mile from site


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