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The Homestead

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The Homestead: The Hut (photo added by manager on 18/08/2022)

General

  • Small family-run site with six acres of fields and a woodland
  • A quarter of an hour's drive from Bournemouth; Sandbanks 25 minutes
  • Fully-furnished luxury four-metre bell tents in Dorset

Tear off whichever chunk of Hampshire and Dorset you fancy… with the small, family-run site at The Homestead as your base, you’ll have easy access to a wide range of attractions across the two counties, including the New Forest National Park, Bournemouth beach and the Jurassic Coast.

Where exactly is this splendid place? Well, it’s on the edge of the small village of West Parley near Ferndown and it’s full of greenery, mature oaks, flowering plants and local wildlife. All of the site’s handy amenities are kept to a high standard, including shared toilet and shower blocks and a washing-up area.

In terms of the accommodation here, you can look forward to the chance to stay in a luxury four-metre, fully-furnished bell tent that's sure to be cosy whatever the weather. Inside, one double bed, two single convertible futon beds, a wicker table and two bedside tables are included; a water container, glasses, and a wicker basket of cutlery and crockery are also provided for when mealtimes roll around.

The Homestead is just over the road from a popular garden centre and a quarter of a mile from the nearest pub (handy for any urgent tummy grumbles). With a bus stop a few minutes' walk away, it’s also simple to leave the car behind, as there regular services into Bournemouth town centre.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.


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Reviews

9.1

Overall rating based on 40 reviews

 

90% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

  59% described as Peaceful ?

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The site was very spacious and the new toileting and …02/10/2023

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  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    The site was very spacious and the new toileting and showering facilities are lovely. If you're looking for somewhere for a weekend and need facilities close by and access to Bournemouth than this place is great.

    Disliked: 

    The only thing that I believe is a negative is the location, this place is very close to Bournemouth airport and has a few main roads close by. The air traffic is very loud and cars can be heard from the site which really does take away the whole nature escape feel.

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Lovely site with a wild feel in the trees lots of space and facilities18/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMatt S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Lots of space wooded area gave a great wild feel and the new toilet block was very modern, clean and spacious. Plenty space for the dog to explore and lovely town and pub nearby.

    Disliked: 

    Is close to the Airport so planes are quite loud overhead. We are both heavy sleepers so didn’t affect us but may be an issue for others?
    Found it hard to contact someone working there no one at reception and no answers on phone numbers provided?

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Very good17/09/2023

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    Very good

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Lovely place and friendly owners11/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVitalia I.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Lovely place and friendly owners

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Great time11/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAneta J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Great time

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Great camping site quiet in the evening and with lots …11/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDan G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Great camping site quiet in the evening and with lots of open space for the toddler during the day time. There was quite a bit of shade provided by tall trees and hedges - so helpful in the summer. Facilities were clean and sufficient for our one night stay

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Good site with excellent clean facilities.Need to ensure ppl not close10/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Everything bar someone being too close to us.

    Disliked: 

    The people that set up next to us was too close. The instructions state that you must be 20ft away from other campers. When we returned to the site after already setting our tent up there was not enough space to park the car next to our tent as someone had set up their tent thing close to ours!

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very nice space, easy access, good amenities!10/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEnora B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    very nice space, easy access, good amenities!

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We really enjoyed staying there and everything was very good05/09/2023

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    We really enjoyed staying there and everything was very good

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We stayed for one night and everything was good 👍05/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlireza N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    We stayed for one night and everything was good 👍

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Features

Coronavirus

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Masks/gloves available

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

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

Disabled facilities

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

Luxury

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • 355 Christchurch Road, West Parley, Bournemouth, Dorset, England, BH22 8SH
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.7803°N 1.8704°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bournemouth University — 2.9 miles
Bournemouth Station — 3.7 miles
County Gates — 4.2 miles
Train stations
Bournemouth Rail Station — 3.7 miles
Pokesdown Rail Station — 3.9 miles
Branksome Rail Station — 4.3 miles
Ferry ports
Tuckton Tea Gardens Ferry Landing — 5.0 miles
Christchurch Quay Ferry Landing — 5.2 miles
Wick Christchurch Ferry Landing — 5.3 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 1.7 miles
Southampton Airport — 25.2 miles

Directions


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

With the coast and the New Forest National Park so close, you’ll have a big choice of activities before you. Perhaps horse riding, cycling or canoeing on the Beaulieu river in the New Forest National Park (from 15 minutes’ drive)? Swimming, sea kayaking, kitesurfing or jetskiing in Poole waters, such as Sandbanks beach (25 minutes)?

For somewhere that’s even closer by, you could tear up the go-karting tracks at South Coast Karting (five minutes) or work on perfecting your swing at the Dudsbury Golf Club (five minutes). Adventure Wonderland (five minutes) is another spot nearby with a whole load of family-friendly rides from a swinging pirate ship to spinning teacups.

With Bournemouth beach (15 minutes) and Go Ape Moors Valley (15 minutes) a short drive away, there are many more ways to break a sweat. However, for anyone keen to look back on former times, you could opt for a walk and a brew at the National Trust’s Kingston Lacy (20 minutes), a 17th-century country house that’s still going strong.

Must see

  • Adventure Wonderland (1.2 miles)
  • The Bournemouth Balloon (4.1 miles)
  • Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (4.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Kingston Lacy (7.4 miles)
  • Brownsea Island (7.4 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The Homestead cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

Modifications are subject to a £5.00 fee.

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 Homestead will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does The Homestead have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Homestead dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near The Homestead? With the coast and the New Forest National Park so close, you’ll have a big choice of activities before you. Perhaps horse riding, cycling or canoeing on the Beaulieu river in the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Homestead?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Homestead? From £150 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.

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