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The Old Thorns Manor Hotel

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General

  • Luxury heated pods in the grounds of a South Downs manor hotel
  • Fitness centre on site with gym, sauna, hot tub, pool and steam room
  • Champagne and cocktail bar, sports bar and a Starbucks

Posh pods! You'll have a lushly luxurious time when pitching up in the pods at the Old Thorns Manor Hotel in the South Downs in Hampshire: all sorts including champagne are on tap in the hotel, and the pods are pretty pampering too…

All the pods in Old Thorns' well-maintained grounds sleep two adults in a double bed or twins, and have heating, a flatscreen TV and the means to make tea and coffee for when you're not downing champers in the bar. A dedicated shower and loo facility is near all the pods.

Stash your stuff and make your way over to the manor when you arrive for a pick of pampering options: all guests have access to the hotel facilities including the Elevation Sports and Fitness with 20-metre pool, gym, hot tub, sauna and steam room.

The Atrium Champagne (and cocktail) Bar has cosy leather chairs to sit back in and watch a black and white film while being served drinks by the experts: once you're properly relaxed, go for a session in the spa which has Decléor treatments such as manicures, pedicures and facials.

There's also a sports bar on site showing the latest from Sky Sports and serving food like burgers, ribs and pizzas, and a Starbucks with free wifi for leisurely coffees.

Finally, fancy some golf? A championship golf course set on over 400 acres is at the Old Thorns Manor Hotel too, officially opened by Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, Isao Aoki and Bill Rogers.


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8.9

Overall rating based on 27 reviews

 

89% would recommend this site to a friend.

89% would stay here again.

 

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Pods were cosy comfortable and well furnished. 16/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sharon R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod (double)
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    Facilities

    Disliked: 

    Size of complex - hotel spa and golf meant very busy site - would prefer smaller site. Stepping stones in gravel path would have been good and improved signage.

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A great retreat, at low price. 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Susie D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod (double)
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  • Liked: 

    It was lovely and cosy. The communal showers and toilets were close and very clean. The pod was close to the hotel but still felt a bit woody, with the surroundings. The hotel was great and have visited there many times,and the second time we have stayed in the pod. Will definitely recommend and will stay again. X

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    No dislikes

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Excellent 24/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom April D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod (twin)
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  • Liked: 

    Loved the pod, very comfortable and toilet block very clean.

    Disliked: 

    Not really a dislike but key rings for pods need to be larger as we lost ours in the decking.

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Would definitely come back for a weekend 23/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Janet O. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod (twin)
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  • Liked: 

    Loved bumping into a lovely friend I hadn't seen in years ❤️
    Friendly, helpful staff
    Breakfast was gorgeous
    Toilet block for the pods was well equipped and comfortable

    Disliked: 

    The pod people not allocated a white robe .. would have been so useful..
    Felt a bit like Lower class !
    The pod pillows were hugely uncomfortable 😣 ..

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We really enjoyed our stay at Old Thorns Manor. The ... 21/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Matthew S. Confirmed

  • Camping pod (double)
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    We really enjoyed our stay at Old Thorns Manor. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the Hotel itself seemed to go on forever with something different at every turn. Even though we were only staying in a pod we still had free access to the leisure facilities and I thought that they were excellent. We also took a stroll up to the local pub where the food was really good. And, although we didn't play golf the course looked really well presented.

    The eco pods was clean and the linen fresh and also away from the main buildings.

    Disliked: 

    There were only two things that we disliked:

    • We had to walk back from the pub in the dark (It was very dark!) and I had to use my phone as a torch. Would have been good to have had a little lighting to help us see where we were going.

    • There was a wedding taking place and although I understand that they can go late

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Very clean, staff were very friendly. Even though it's shared ... 18/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Annmarie S. Confirmed

  • Camping pod (double)
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    Very clean, staff were very friendly. Even though it's shared bathroom facilities they were immaculate, very modern and spacious.
    Pods were fully equipped with everything you need.
    There is a cat, he's very friendly :)

    The Deer Hut is the local pub, very lovely food at a decent price and only a 5-10 min walk back to the hotel.

    Disliked: 

    Loads of building work which we didn't know about. Aesthetically not an issue but when you go away for a nice break and just want to lounge about quietly outside the drone of the diggers wasn't much fun!

    Also the pods seem to have been thrown in as an after thought round the back, it's like a maze trying to navigate anywhere. Walking through a bar is okay to get out but someone has to let you back in or it's a hike round the outside to get anywhere....perhaps a doorknob could be fitted and some map's provided!

    Also understood what others said about the gravel, we were lucky and had the furthest away pod, but pods closer to the front would hear everyone walking past on the noisy path.

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Fantastic stay 11/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Luke H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Lovely place! Brilliant food! Staff was very good and friendly.

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    N/a

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realy clean nice facilities. already recommended to family and friends 28/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Emma T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod (twin)
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    Helpful, friendly staff. Liked being able to use the gym, pool and dining room.

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Excellent customer service, great value for money and we loved ... 24/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Dovile G. Confirmed

  • Camping pod (twin)
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  • Liked: 

    Excellent customer service, great value for money and we loved SPA facilities.

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Loved everything about it! Shower block was amazing wasn't what ... 20/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kelly S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod (double)
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  • Liked: 

    Loved everything about it! Shower block was amazing wasn't what I was expecting. Had an amazing time everything was good 😊

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Hot tub

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

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Location

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  • Griggs Green Liphook, Hampshire, England, GU30 7PE
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.0750°N 0.8321°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Hindhead: Crossroads Coach Stop — 5.0 miles
Petersfield: Dragon Street Coach Stop — 6.7 miles
Farnham: Town Centre Coach Stop — 9.8 miles
Train stations
Liphook Rail Station — 1.4 miles
Liss Rail Station — 3.4 miles
Haslemere Rail Station — 5.0 miles
Ferry ports
Bosham Hoe Ferry Landing — 18.2 miles
West Itchenor Ferry Landing — 18.6 miles
Hayling Island Ferry Landing — 21.0 miles
Airports
Southampton Airport — 24.6 miles
Shoreham Brighton City Airport — 29.0 miles
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 29.0 miles

Directions


Going south
From junction 10 on the M25 turn south on to the A3. Stay on the A3 until you see the Griggs Green signage. Do not turn off the A3 until you see the hotel sign (about a 30-minute drive from the M25). We are just two minutes off the A3.

Going north
Using the A3 - Portsmouth to London, look for our hotel sign (about a 30-minute drive from Portsmouth). We are just two minutes off the A3.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

You'll find heaps to do in this part of Hampshire: Old Thorns Manor Hotel is in the South Downs National Park, so take a trail map and stride off into the scenery.

The National Trust-managed Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl is about five miles away from your posh pod, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Site of Special Scientific Interest blazing with floral colour in spring and summer.

There are plenty of paths of woodland and heathland to potter around, wild ponies to see and – importantly – plenty of places for picnics: climb Gibbet Hill, Surrey's second highest hill, for smashing views across the Weald.

A couple of museums are a few miles from base, the Hashmere Educational Museum within a mile and a half, and the Hollycombe Working Steam Museum about three miles away. Hashmere has galleries in geology, natural history and human history, and Hollycombe is worth puffing along to for a look at its steam fairground and miniature steam railways; it's the biggest traditional heritage fairground in Britain.

Within 12 or so miles of base, twitchers can visit Bird World, Britain's biggest bird park with 26 acres of aviaries; the art collection and country house at Petworth Park; Chichester Cathedral and Jane Austen’s House Museum. Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park are about an hour's drive away for thrillseekers and animal aficionados.

Must see

  • Birdworld (7.4 miles)
  • Jane Austen's House (7.9 miles)
  • Uppark House and Garden (8.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Hindhead Commons and The Devil's Punch Bowl Caf� (5.1 miles)
  • Uppark House and Garden (8.9 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

The Old Thorns Manor Hotel cancellation policy

No penalties

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.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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Maximum two guests per pod.

Please do not bring your own food or drinks to the hotel. Pod guests get full use of the hotel's bars, restaurant and Starbucks.

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