Harry's Field

UK England South East England Hampshire Fordingbridge

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Staggered showering times
  • Distance markers in shared facilities
  • Contactless check in
  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
Family-friendly bell tent glamping in the New Forest, with a pub next door and footpaths from the gateway.

Situated in the northern part of the New Forest, Harry's Field has everything you need to enjoy a car-free holiday in this beautiful region., with just about everything you need on your doorstep. There’s a very cosy pub next door, numerous footpaths and bridleways lead off from the end of the lane and wild ponies graze the heathland across the track. If you want to enjoy all the New Forest has to offer during summer but would rather leave your car keys in your pocket, Harry’s Field is a great choice. As well as around 60 pitches for regular camping, it has no less than 11 very comfortable bell tents on a flat well drained field with plentiful showers, sinks and toilets at one end. 

There are two bell tent options: Standard – simply furnished with camp beds, fairy lights and not much in the way of facilities – and Luxury, which offer a completely different experience, with proper beds and bedding, memory foam mattresses, bedside tables and lights, Turkish rugs, a gas stove and cooking utensils, outside furniture and a gazebo and a fire pit with a supply of logs. All you really need to bring is yourselves, and a stock of supplies!

There’s a great buzz about Harry's Field. They don’t like big groups or late night noisiness but the site has a sociable, family feel. 'We want to run Harry’s Field as the sort of place we would love to camp ourselves' owner Vivien explains, and the site draws on classic camping memories: campfires are allowed, dogs are welcome and they’ll happily provide guests with an annotated map outlining the best walks and bike-rides in the area. There's a sheltered camping kitchen in a converted barn with electric kettles, toaster and tea and coffee milk and sugar for all, a campsite shop selling lots of local goodies, and  the Forester's Arms next door, which is close enough that it's almost another site 'facility'. Both family- and dog-friendly, it has donkeys grazing  by the front gate, a lovely garden and serves really good pub food that will suit pretty much everyone.

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The Owner Says

Harry’s field is a small campsite run by campers for campers. We’ve created a tranquil retreat in one of the most serene corners of the New Forest with everything we’d expect to see on our perfect pitch.

Combine years of experience, decades of enthusiasm and almost half a century of New Forest camping heritage and you get Harry’s Field, a perfectly formed campsite in one of the New Forest’s most striking hamlet’s.

We love it here, in fact, for three generations our family have lived right next door.

Escapism and considerate New Forest camping underpins our philosophy at Harry’s Field, so we don’t welcome large groups – sorry to be party poopers. With no busy roads, just quiet country lanes, the only thing that will keep you awake at night will be the hoot of owls – and maybe a snoring husband, but I’m afraid we can’t do much about that!

There are cycle trails and numerous walking routes right from the campsite so you can truly explore the best of the New Forest right from the gate.

Harrys Field has a very well stocked little shop and we pride ourselves on our warm croissants & pain au chocolate (which our guests rave about).

What’s special about our place?

Tents, campervans, motorhomes and dogs – yes. Large groups and caravans – no.

What’s special about our area?

Walking and cycling are the most obvious attractions and the best way to take in the New Forest's diverse wildlife. If you're quiet enough deers, badgers, wild horses and ponies can all be spotted. The New Forest also boasts some of the best walking in the country. Some of the UK's best beaches are also easily accessible with Bournemouth (25 mins) and the famous National Trust beach of Studland (1hr). 

Best local places to eat and drink?

There is a small shop onsite selling local produce and the best pub in the area – The Foresters Arms (01425 652294) – is right next door. Their traditional pub food is excellent and there's a selection of local ales on tap. For a secret spot, walk across the forest to the Royal Oak (02380 812606) at Fritham (1 hours walk or cycle ride with no roads or vehicles in site) or try The Hyde Out Cafe (01425 655392) half a mile away, where they make outstanding cream teas and lunches. The Royal Oak (01425 652244) at Gorley is also a great choice – a lovely, quintessentially English, thatched forest pub.

Why stay with us?

Plenty of toilets, hot showers and washing up sinks in the sheltered camping kitchen barn, with electric kettles, mugs & even tea, milk and sugar. Fridges and freezers available for communal use. Fire pits for hire and wood for purchase. Campfires and BBQs are permitted but must be raised off the grass. There are no electrical hook-ups but there are plenty of sockets to charge mobiles & blow-up air beds, etc. The Luxury Bell tents have proper wooden double beds and mattresses and are fully furnished (but you'll need to bring your own bedding for the children's beds). Our Standard Furnished Bell Tents have camp beds, matting and bedside tables (you'll need to bring your own bedding). The New Forest ponies and donkeys are all around and may try join you in the camping field! 

Accommodation

4 luxury bell tents and 7 standard bell tents sleeping between 3 and 6 adults/children.

Luxury Bell Tent 6m

Bell tent Sleeps 5 2 Available
Luxury six-metre bell tent, completely furnished to accommodate a family of two adults and three children. The tent is situated in the smaller paddock with a few other standard camping pitches. The paddock is our most popular spot as we offer perimeter camping only meaning there's plenty of open space in the sun-drenched field.

Luxury Bell Tent 5m

Bell tent Sleeps 4 3 Available
A five-metre luxury bell tent, furnished for two adults and two children. The Bell tent is situated in the smaller paddock with a few other standard camping pitches. The paddock is our most popular spot as we offer perimeter camping only meaning there's plenty of open space in the sun-drenched field.

Standard Bell Tent 6m

Bell tent Sleeps 5 2 Available
A six-metre bell tent, furnished for two adults and up to 4 children. The Bell tent is situated in the smaller paddock with a few other Bell Tents. The paddock is our most popular spot as we offer perimeter camping only meaning there's plenty of open space in the sun-drenched field.

Standard Bell Tent 5m

Bell tent Sleeps 3 2 Available
A five-metre bell tent, furnished for two adults and 1-2 children. The Bell tent is situated in the smaller paddock with a few other Bell Tents. The paddock is our most popular spot as we offer perimeter camping only meaning there's plenty of open space in the sun-drenched field.

Standard Bell Tent 4m

Bell tent Sleeps 3 3 Available
A four-metre bell tent, furnished for two adults and one baby/young child. The Bell tent is situated in the smaller paddock with a few other Bell Tents. The paddock is our most popular spot as we offer perimeter camping only meaning there's plenty of open space in the sun-drenched field.

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Price

2-night stays £180–£360; 3-night stays £260–£390; 4-night stays £320–£520. 

Opening Times

May–August. Selected weekends only: 3rd-6th & 24th-27th May; 19th-21st July; weekends in August, closing 26th.

Family Friendly

Terry's Chocolate Orange, Gordon's Gin, Harry's Field... We're not sure who all these people are but we like what they do. And they all do exactly what they say on the tin. This really is just a field. But what an excellent field it is.

Location

Contact Website  07476 988 855  Harry's Field, Abbotswell Road, Frogham, Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 2JA

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Getting There

From junction 1 of the M27: At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto B3079 and go through Brook, following signs for Fordingbridge, and across the open Forest for 5 miles. Take the slight left fork on to B3078 and follow for 4 miles. Go past the Fighting Cocks Pub in Godshill, past Sandy Balls Holiday Centre and then take the first left hand turn onto Blissford Road. Follow down the hill, through the ford (dry in summer unless very wet!) and follow the lane for 1 mile (don't turn off) . Go up windy hill on to Abbotswell road. Go past Abbotswell carpark on the left and continue straight on. Harry's Field is on the right before the Foresters Pub.

Salisbury train station (0845 748 4950) is 12 miles away with regular trains from London. The X3 bus between Salisbury and Bournemouth stops at Fordingbridge and Harrys Field is a 1.5 mile walk up from the bus stop on Southampton Road.

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