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Meadow View Campsite

Located near the village of Horton in the heart of rural Dorset, Meadow View is just a 2 hour drive from London and is within reach of the Dorset coastline + the New Forest.


Campsite Overview

Just a 2 hour drive from London, the site is within reach of both the Dorset coastline with it’s beautiful beaches and the New Forest.

The site is managed day to day by Tim who lives on a smallholding on site. There is a small reception with local information and they sell fresh eggs from the free-range hens, charcoal, briquettes and a range of toys and outdoor games and other commonplace items that you may need. There are footpaths and bridleways nearby the site making it a good base for walking, including a walk through the woods up to nearby local folly Horton Tower.

Parts of the site are managed as a nature reserve for birds and there is a fishing lake with dragonflies and butterflies. Swifts and swallows can be seen flitting around the site in the summer. Our hand drawn site map will give you an idea of the camp site layout.

Location

The campsite is in the heart of the Dorset countryside surrounded by the pretty villages of Horton, Chalbury, Holt Wood, Wimborne St Giles and Gussage All Saints. The Norman ruins of Knowlton Church and it’s neolithic henge monument known locally as Knowlton Rings are also nearby. The nearest towns are Verwood, Wimborne and Ringwood. For different routes to the campsite see our google map and directions (including full address and postcode for Sat Navs).

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Facilities + Parking

The facilities are modern with two large communal shower blocks with heated towel rails, gents/ladies toilets and washing up sinks. There are hand soap dispensers and loo rolls provided. There are also free hairdyrers in the ladies. There is a freezer available for ice block refreezing at reception.

You can park next to your bell tent. Parking is for one vehicle per tent only (extra car £4 per night). During wet spells it may not be possible to park right next to the accommodation and vehicles will need to park on hard standing. If this is the case our staff will help transport your luggage to your bell tent.

The campsite is very secure and entry to the main site is gated and the gate is kept locked at all times.

 

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Shops, Pubs and Places To Eat

Supermarkets

We advise picking up your groceries en route, as the nearest big supermarkets are all approximately 10-15 minutes drive from the campsite. Ringwood has a Waitrose and Sainsburys and is en route if coming from London direction (A31). For basic groceries there’s a Londis nearby, there’s a Co-op in West Moors and the nearest big supermarkets are Morrisons in Verwood and Sainsbury’s in Ferndown.

Pubs

Drusilla’s Inn is the nearest with a friendly landlord and good grub, a minute’s drive if you turn right out of the campsite www.drusillasinn.co.uk Wigbeth, Horton, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 7JH Tel: 01258 840297 Distance from site – 0.4 miles

The Horton Inn, if you continue a little further down the road from Drusilla’s it’s opposite the junction as you come to the main road. www.hortoninnpub.co.uk Cranborne Road, Horton, Wimborne, Dorset, BH215AD Tel: 01258840252 Distance from site – 2.2 miles

The Cinnamon Lounge – Indian Restaurant/Takeaway, DELIVER TO SITE & fantastic food. Verwood Rd, Woodlands BH21 8LN Tel: 01202 820620 http://www.indianrestaurantdorset.co.uk/ Distance from site – 2.2 miles

The Three Legged Cross, Verwood, BH21 6RE Tel: 01202 826052 www.thestocksinn.co.uk Distance from site – 3.5 miles

The Old Inn, Holt, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 7DJ Tel: 01202 883029 www.oldinnholt.com/ Distance from site – 4 miles Great pub which has an outdoor cinema screen showing movies on Saturday nights! Movie listings on their website. Also wood fired pizzas.

Forest Kebab’s, Take Away DELIVER TO SITE, West Moors, BH22 0HT Tel: 01202 877377 www.forestkebabs.co.uk Distance from site – 4.3 miles

Oriental Express, Chinese Take Away, West Moors, BH22 0HT Tel: 01202 877116 Distance from site – 4.3 miles

Spice of India, Verwood, BH31 7AB Tel: 01202 813017 www.spiceofindia-bournemouth.com Distance from site – 5.2 miles

Grub Shack, American Diner, 613 Ringwood Road, Ferndown BH22 0AD www.a31grubshack.co.uk Distance from site – 5.5 miles

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Campsite Rules

Dogs

Dogs strictly by prior arrangement. We only allow small, well behaved dogs (maximum of 2) and ask that they’re accommodated in a suitable dog crate during your stay. They must be kept under control and on a lead whilst on site. There is a surcharge of £5 per night for bringing a dog. Please contact us if you are thinking of bringing your dog. We reserve the right to refuse bookings for any dog/s we deem too large to be accommodated.

Campsite Rules

All guests are expected to adhere to the campsite’s rules and keep noise to a minimum after 10.30pm. There is a 5mph speed limit on site for the safety of children. Additional structures such as gazebos are not permitted. If you erect such structures you will be charged a pitch fee by Meadow View campsite.

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Intro to campsite location

The campsite is easily accessible from London via the M3 motorway, then M27 and A31 Eastbound towards Dorset. At the Bournemouth spur road roundabout turn right signposted Horton and keep on the Horton Road until you see the campsite signs. For different routes to the campsite see our google map and directions (including full address and postcode for Sat Navs).

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