When Ewelina and I recently went to Dorset to spend a night at Durdle Door Holiday Park our trip back to London was via the New Forest. Being a Saturday night and with no advance booking I was glad to hear that Furzehill Farm had availability. Classified as a Certified Location it was basically a grass field suitable for up to 5 units. It had a fresh drinking water tap and chemical disposal point.
Furzehill Farm – Finding this campsite
Under normal circumstances this would be a fairly easy campsite to locate. The situation was not helped by the fact that the app I was using to locate this campsite had a slightly different name. It was dark which made spotting signs harder but I did find the farm without too much trouble and paid my £8.00 fee. The lady at Furzehill farm explained that I could have just pitched up in the field and they would have collected the fee in the morning. Not knowing how early I would set off on the Sunday I preferred to pay immediately.
The actual field is a short distance from the main house. The gate you have to enter does a Caravan Club Certified Location sign. Prior to booking I had no idea Furzehill Farm was a Caravan Club location. Had I known I would not have booked following my recent problems at Alderstead Heath. I was never asked if I was a member of the club though. I expect anyone can stay here and get the same rate. Being late we just entered the gate, parked up and pretty much went straight to bed. We were sharing the field with just one other unit, a caravan.
Furzehill Farm – Overall opinion
It’s hard to really say too much about certified locations since generally they are rather basic. What I will say is that the drainage seemed good on the site. It was very quiet and its location is good if you want to visit the New Forest. TV and mobile phone signals are apparently not the best, but since it was just a flying visit I did not check these myself.
On Sunday morning we had our breakfast, a quick shower and took on more fresh water. We then left Furzehill Farm to explore The New Forest. With only limited time we obtained some leaflets from the visitor centre and then decided to head for Brock Hill car park. From the car park there is a Tall Trees walk. Ewelina and I used the time to find a geocache or two, take some photos and then move off. On our way home we stopped briefly in Winchester.
Since writing this post I have visited the New Forest again this time staying at Hollands Wood campsite. Click the link for the review.