Harry's Field

UK England South East England Hampshire Fordingbridge

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
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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Facilities

Plenty of flushing toilets, hot powerful showers, washing up sinks with hot running water in the sheltered camping kitchen barn, with electric kettles, fridges and freezers available for communal use. You can charge your phone and blow up airbeds as we have many electric  sockets for the use of our guests.

The court yard area is covered with flowers with comfortable arm chairs, and benches around an outside woodturning stove. Great for when you have had enough of your camping chairs and want to get away and read in peace and quiet!

Our resident Barista is a new addition for 2021 so you can now have a real cappuccino with our warm croissant and pain au choc in the mornings.
The best Pizzas this side of Venice are served from a wood fired oven on Sarturday nights, (you'll need to order when you arrive)

We offer T shirt painting and Bushcraft sessions which are available to book (children and adults)

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).

 The New Forest ponies and donkeys are all around and may try join you in the camping field!

Suitable For

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

Nearby

Walking and cycling are the most obvious attractions and the best way to take in the New Forest's diverse wildlife. The New Forest boasts some of the best walking in the country. From the gate you can walk for mile upon mile without ever seeing a road or a car. The open New Forest is all around us and the cycle trails are legendary around our village of Frogham.

 If you're quiet enough deer, 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). 

Food & Drink

There is a small shop onsite selling local produce and our local – The Foresters Arms (01425 652294) – is right next door. Their traditional pub food is very good and there's a selection of fine local ales on tap.  For a secret spot, walk across the forest to the Royal Oak (02380 812606) at Fritham (1.5 hours walk or cycle ride with no roads or vehicles in site) or try  quite walk across Hyde Common to The Potting Shed Cafe, half a mile away, where they make outstanding cream teas and lunches.  – The friendly and welcoming Horse and Groom (01725 510739) in Woodgreen is a lovely, quintessentially English forest pub, serving really great food, excellent beer and a very friendly atmosphere.
There are numerous restaurants and good New Forest Pubs in the surrounding villages and in our local town of Fordingbridge which is 2 miles away.

Open

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.

Pricing

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

Accommodation

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

Location

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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