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- Small, dog-friendly, vintage-style glampsite in a woodland clearing
- Fully heated and insulated glamping pods with bone china and bed linen
- Firepit, toilet, hot showers and undercover area
Heated and insulated glamping pods in a handsome woodland clearing, bone china from which to sup your tea, a firepit, den building and three local pubs within easy ambling distance… what a perfectly peaceful place this is – and all well under an hour from London and 45 minutes from the sea.
Everything you need for a glamping hol is on hand for you at Hollington Park Glamping near Newbury in Berkshire, from the toasty pods kitted out with cutlery, crockery, pans and barbecue equipment (as well as tea, sugar and milk), to the covered cooking area just outside with gas stove and barbecue – and the brick-built firepit for blazing up evening toastiness to sit at under the stars. A clean composting toilet, hot showers and a covered outdoor seating area are also on site.
The Hollington pods are set in a woodland clearing, on a site covering ten acres of semi-ancient woodland on the Hampshire/Berkshire border, 45 minutes from London and five minutes from historic Highclere Castle (the main filming location for Downton Abbey, gogglebox fans). Newbury is five miles away.
But there's heaps to see and do on the doorstep here first… scenic walks, three local pubs and full access to the ten-acre woodland for wood foraging, den building and wildlife spotting are all around: look out for deer, badgers and resident pheasant Bubble, often seen strutting around the site with his birds.
Then amble back to base, fire up dinner and drift off in the crisply made-up beds to the sound of hooting owls… you very much may not want to amble off home.
Queries? The owners live on site so are around to answer any questions.
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From the manager...
It's very unfortunate that this guest did not enjoy her stay, but I think she didn't quite realise what she was booking. As you can see from all our other reviews, our site is absolutely beautiful, well managed and an absolute delight to stay in. It is always noted how friendly and helpful we are as we are a small family business, we live on site in our beautiful gingerbread cottage and always make ourselves available to help or advise or just have a general chat! I'm Mancunian so I enjoy a good gossip! I shall address this guests complaints as follows:
Check in time is 3pm, a confirmation was sent as standard with all the details you could possibly need for our site including a highlighted area stating check in cannot be accepted before 3pm as we are only a little family run site and it takes us the time between check out at 11 and check in at 3 to prep the pods bell tent and site so it is perfectly beautifully clean and tidy when guests arrive. This guest arrived at 1pm whilst I was out and helped herself to my private garden, which is quite clearly private and proceeded to picnic on my lawn outside my daughters bedroom, without being invited. This part of the garden is very secluded and no where near the site so I was a little confused as to why this guest thought it was available for her to make use of or acceptable for her to make use of, I was quite shocked when she came striding into my kitchen as this part of the house is no where near the glampsite, it is very private and no other guest has ever tried to make use of it, so I was quite surprised. We love our guests to roam around in the woodland and take advantage of the nature and beautiful surroundings, we even encourage guests to pop over and knock on the door or give us a shout if they need anything so that we can help, however as a family with young children we do need some privacy and do have to keep child protection in mind with people we don't actually know on our land, therefore we keep our garden as private which I think is quite reasonable. I as politely as I possibly could do, as I really didn't want to hurt her feelings, told this guest the garden was private and could she possibly move to the glampsite which has lots of seating available, even though she was much too early and the site wasn't ready for her. The site has no grass, because it is a very precious semi ancient English woodland, grass does not grow in semi ancient woodland, this is part of the beauty of our site as the woodland floor contains so many different plants and creatures, habitats in old logs and fallen trees, woodland is shaded, grass does not grow well in the shade. The woodland floor has so many habitats for various creatures and many endangered plants trees and shrubs grow within the woodland, grass has no place there as it is not a natural part of English woodland therefore we allow the site to have it's natural floor, which we feel is very attractive as it is made up of a mixture of peaty springy soil and a thick layer of leafy matter made up of various leaves, fallen conkers, acorns, berries, logs, twigs, dry bracken, bugs and flint making an amazing place to explore for children and adults alike!
Wonderful place, clean facilities, friendly and helpful owners
Friendly staff, very clean with everything we needed.
Enchanting...clean with ultra friendly owners.
The pod was amazingly comfortable and the whole site was magical.
Super,tranquil and friendly site for families with kids and dogs.
From the manager...
Thankyou so much for such a lovely review, so glad you had a lovely time! re the loo and shower, I'm so sorry, but our planning permission only allows us to have lights in the pods, not the loo or the shower room or the surrounding area so that disturbance to the roosting bats and other wildlife is minimal....hence the note that a torch is a must!!! cxcx
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Surf school nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
- Coach stations
Newbury: Bus Station Market Street — 4.6 miles
4.6 miles Hungerford: Charnham Rd Coach Stop — 7.3 miles
7.3 miles Froxfield (Wilts): Lay by Bus Shelter — 9.0 miles
- Train stations
Kintbury Rail Station — 4.5 miles
4.5 miles Newbury Rail Station — 4.5 miles
4.5 miles Newbury Racecourse Rail Station — 5.0 miles
- Ferry ports
Southampton Vehicle Ferry Terminal — 31.2 miles
Southampton Airport — 27.5 miles
The site can be a little tricky to find, satnavs often take you down the wrong track so watch out for that.
From the A343 from Newbury to Andover, take the only turning into Woolton Hill signposted the Rampant Cat. Follow this road for approximately half a mile until the road bends sharply right on the bend take the left hand turning Church Road. Continue for approximately half a mile until the road bends sharply right to Eastend and forks left for Hollington. Take the left-hand fork, but stop immediately. On the left, you will see a little brick and flint lodge house, some tall old wrought iron gates saying Hollington House on the walls. Go through the gates and follow the track for about 100 hundred meters, ignore the second set of large wrought iron gates on the left and carry on for another 20 meters. You'll see on the left a long feather board fence and some double wooden gates. These are the site gates, go through and park on the drive, if the owners haven't seen you first and come out to greet you, just knock on the door and they will show you around.
If your satnav tries to take you down a small track before the fork to Hollington, please ignore it. The track is for tractors only and you are likely to get stuck. It is also private.
Less than three miles from Hollington Park Glamping is Highclere Castle, the main filming location used for forelock-tugging ITV drama Downton Abbey. The castle and its gardens are open to the public during July and August and at other times during the rest of the year.
Goggleboxers and celluloid fans should also enjoy a look at Watership Down (yes, where the famed film about Fiver and his rabbity crew was based), visible from nearby Beacon Hill and ten minutes away by car. To see real critters, three farm parks are nearby at Finkley Down Farm, Four Kingdoms and Bucklebury Farm Park (you might spot Princess Kate and her crew at this last).
Beacon Hill, where Lord Carnarvon, finder of King Tut's tomb is buried (supposedly upside down to get rid of the curse) is five minutes' drive away. It's close to the historic site of Combe Gibbet, which was once where two unfortunate executed bodies were exhibited, and these days is a spot where you can get far-reaching views into Newbury and Hampshire.
For towns, the shops, pubs, restaurants, bowling alley and soft play centre of Newbury are five miles or 15 minutes' drive away; seven miles away is the old market town of Hungerford, with cafés, pubs, antique shops and a monthly village market half a mile outside town, selling local produce, art and crafts.
- Highclere Castle and Gardens (1.9 miles)
- Uffington Castle, White Horse and Dragon Hill (17.7 miles)
- Didcot Railway Centre (19.3 miles)
- Sandham Memorial Chapel (2.3 miles)
- The Vyne (13.4 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
Please call using the number in the confirmation email if you are arriving after 8pm.
Hollington Park Glamping cancellation policy
No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Hollington Park Glamping will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
This area is not subject to city tax.