Lightfoot's Farm

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Family tent (added by manager 18 Jun 2024)
Inside of tent (added by visitor 10 aug 2023)
Grass pitch with shared facilities (added by manager 18 jun 2024)
Family tent in a grass pitch (added by manager 18 jun 2024)

  • Pitches in a Hampshire hay meadow between the coast and countryside
  • On the New Forest border, 10 minutes’ drive from Milford on Sea
  • Small, quiet site with field kitchen and woodfired hot tubs to book
Evenings soaking eating alfresco after days spent sailing from Milford on Sea or horse-riding in the New Forest? If that gets a ‘yes’ from you, you’ll be set for a stay at Lightfoot’s Farm on the southern border of the New Forest National Park. A 10-minute drive from Milford on Sea and a short drive from the ‘forest proper’, as the locals call it, the location is convenient for all sorts, like sailing, canoeing, paddleboarding, fishing, horse riding, hiking and archery. Lightfoot's Farm is a three-acre smallholding with just a handful of pitches in the hay meadow. The owners grow a few fruit and nut trees in the meadow, along with vegetables for the owners and their friends, and they run a commercial vertical farm growing microgreens and micro herbs. Those herbs are mostly for direct sales to local businesses but there are always a few in the field kitchen’s fridge for guests to help themselves to. If you’d like to have a little look around the farm, just ask. For more splendid eats, there are several good eateries within a few minutes’ drive (including a fine seafood selection in Milford on Sea). Facilities for guests include picnic tables, firepits and that handy field kitchen for sorting your meals and snacks. And of course there are also those hot tubs: woodfired and available to book on site on a first-come, first-served basis. They’re just the place to unplug, unwind and spend an evening listening to the meadow’s soundtrack as the sun sets.

Site type

Tent pitches 8
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 21 Jun to

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Absolutely superb, it is what it says on the tin, host Pete…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Peter C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Absolutely superb, it is what it says on the tin, host Pete is excellent and a fine deer scarer.

Disliked: Nothing.

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Excellent garden kitchen Excellent camp site…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Excellent garden kitchen Excellent camp site

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Family friendly with spacious pitches

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Ela G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: We loved how private and secluded this place was, with close shops and pubs. There was enough space to play football and relax after a day of crabing and swimming. Host was very welcoming and helpful.

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Beautiful place in a great location. Loved that the kids could safely…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Rebecca M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Bell tent (hot tub)

Liked: Beautiful place in a great location. Loved that the kids could safely run around and play as the adults chilled! Hot tubs were great. Showers were so nice and hot. Will definitely book again, had such a fun weekend! Close to some stunning beaches too.

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Loved the hot tub Loved the drinking water facility at pitch Bed…

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Katie A. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Bell tent (hot tub)

Liked: Loved the hot tub Loved the drinking water facility at pitch Bed super comfy Spacious inside tent Inside Kitchen facility helpful Loved the little touch of beers, granola and apple juice on arrival to tent

Disliked: Felt like the poor cousin of the site as rest of pitches had working lights outside of tent and on toilet room however we didn’t. Also lack of paddle to stir the hot tub water. No welcome or good byes from owners to ensure we had had a good stay. No sheltered area outside of tent to sit when raining.

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Great family peaceful spot

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Jade B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Bell tent (hot tub)

Liked: Lovely peaceful location. Stayed here for 2 nights with 2 kid’s aged 3 & 8 who throughly enjoyed the grounds to run around and the hot tub was a hit with them too. Our own nice hot shower with toilet, comfy beds, spacious bell tent kids used hot water bottles & blankets available if needed. Lovely little welcome hamper the beers were a hit with the adults 😂 the juice was lovely too. Great to have use of the field kitchen had everything you would need. Tent had plenty of camping supplies too.

Disliked: Nothing

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Lovely setting, relaxed approach, good set up…

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Ben J. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Bell tent (hot tub)

Liked: Lovely setting, relaxed approach, good set up

Disliked: Couldn’t quite get the hot tub up To temperature but still enjoyed it

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Excellent, clean helpful and friendly staff

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Bell tent (hot tub)

Liked: Great stay very relaxed and very helpful. Great base to explore the new forest. Woodfired hot tub is a brilliant way to relax and see the stars in the evening. It was still warm for our littlest to jump in again the morning

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Brilliant set up, made camping really easy with young children. They absolutely…

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Bell tent (hot tub)

Liked: Brilliant set up, made camping really easy with young children. They absolutely loved it and didn’t want to leave.

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Great trip

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Lauren M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Bell tent (hot tub)

Liked: Lovely site great hot tub and the shared kitchen was very handy. Tesco close by for anything you have forgotten and can even get a deliveroo. Nice welcome hamper with local beers.

Disliked: Only tiny thing was grass could have been cut under the picnic table so could sit round it otherwise all great

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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 TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed No dogs allowed

Themes

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Communal freezer Communal fridge Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Public transport nearby Shop nearby

Type

Farm Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Golf nearby Horse riding nearby Leisure/theme park nearby Mountain biking nearby Outdoor pool nearby Restaurant nearby Sailing nearby

Location

Lightfoot's Farm

Silver Street

Hordle

Hampshire

England

SO41 6DG

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.76281°N
-1.59933°W

Nearest transport

Coach
1.4 mi Bus Shelter
1.4 mi Bus Shelter
2.2 mi Stanford Hill
Rail
1.6 mi Sway Rail Station
2.6 mi New Milton Rail Station
2.7 mi Lymington Town Rail Station
Ferry
3.1 mi Lymington Pier Ferry Terminal
5.8 mi Yarmouth IOW Ferry Terminal
6.8 mi Mudeford Quay Ferry Landing
Airport
10.2 mi Bournemouth International Airport
16.7 mi Southampton Airport

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 might be quite busy surfing, sea kayaking or windsurfing in Milford on Sea (10 minutes’ drive), but when you get a chance, it’s right next to Hurst Castle (10 minutes). Built by Henry VIII, it’s almost as formidable as its original owner. Set slightly out to sea, this is now a scenic spot for picnics and games with kids. Those seeking awesome rock formations and signature arches might want to take a day trip to the Jurassic Coast (from an hour and 15 minutes). Closer by, there’s the gorgeous Solent Way Walk from Lymington for those who’d like to take in the local coastline. Of course, there’s even more action in the city of Southampton (40 minutes). Whether you visit the Sky Museum to see vintage aircraft, the art gallery or the Titanic model in the SeaCity museum, you should have plenty of preparation for the lively scenes in Bournemouth (35 minutes), which has classic beach huts, watersports, museums, amusement arcades and a beachside zipwire – the whole lot.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Milford-On-Sea 2.7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Christchurch Bay 3.4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Highcliffe 4.7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Christchurch Highcliffe Castle 5.4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Colwell Bay 5.7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Fort Victoria Country Park 5.2 mi

Highcliffe Castle 5.2 mi

Needles Park - Heritage Attractions Ltd 6.7 mi

The Needles Old Battery & New Battery 7 mi

Beaulieu National Motor Museum 7.6 mi

National Trust

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery 7 mi

Newtown Old Town Hall 9.2 mi

Mottistone Manor Garden 11.1 mi

Brighstone Shop and Museum 12.1 mi

Brownsea Island 16.5 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Setley - Beaulieu Heath - Setley 2.9 mi

Keyhaven - Hurst Castle 3.1 mi

Keyhaven - Pennington Marshes 3.1 mi

The Naked Man - New Forest 3.3 mi

BROCKENHURST PARK 3.9 mi

Local events

  • New Forest and Hampshire County Show (Tuesday 30 July 2024 – Tuesday 30 July 2024)

    Brockenhurst, Hampshire 5.3 mi

  • Wickham Festival (Thursday 1 August 2024 – Thursday 1 August 2024)

    Fareham, Hampshire 20.4 mi

  • Camp Bestival Dorset (Thursday 25 July 2024 – Thursday 25 July 2024)

    Wareham, Dorset 28 mi

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.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Hampshire?

  • Does Lightfoot's Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Lightfoot's Farm dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Lightfoot's Farm? You might be quite busy surfing, sea kayaking or windsurfing in Milford on Sea (10 minutes’ drive), but when you get a chance, it’s right next to Hurst Castle (10 minutes). Built … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Lightfoot's Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Lightfoot's Farm? From £28 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.