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Stoney Down Plantation Camping

9.1

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General

  • In the beautiful Dorset countryside with beaches at a short distance
  • Nearby Stonehenge and many other tourist attractions
  • Near Beaulieu National Motor Museum and Beaulieu Abbey

Close to the New Forest National Park and the beaches of Dorset, all within 2 hours of London, Stoney Down Plantation Camping is the perfect escape from busy working life. With a stay here you'll be located in the heart of the beautiful English countryside, able to unwind and enjoy a relaxing back to nature holiday experience.

Spend the day relaxing at the beach, hiking in the forest or visiting the superb attractions in the local area, while in the evening you can sit in warmth and comfort around an open fire or wood burner and gazing at the night sky watching the stars. If you feel active, you can choose among many sports activities, such as cycling, rock climbing, fishing, canoeing and sailing.

Recently opened, the site offers new showers and toilet facilities, a washing-up corner and firepit barbecues for cooking or offering heat as the sun goes down in the evening.


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9.1

Overall rating based on 54 reviews

 

94% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 

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Great place, shame other campers were not so considerate 18/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anita C. Confirmed

  • Rowans non-electric mixed tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The atmosphere, scenery

    Disliked: 

    Loud guests partying a few pitches down, a nice bathroom made very wet and messy by other guests sharing the bathroom we were allocated.

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Great being out in the forest with nothing around and ... 09/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom toby_d268238 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Rowans non-electric mixed tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Great being out in the forest with nothing around and being able to have an open fire

    Disliked: 

    They have to get the basics right, no hot water on 3 occasions in 6 days is unacceptable although the response to fixing it was great. We went with a 2 year and with a set routine of bed time not being able to wash them is not fair. Needs some money investing into it

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Fantastic campsite and will be returning as soon as the sun does! 04/09/2017

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

  • Pines non-electric mixed tent pitch (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Really liked the size of the pitches and that you are separated off from other campers making it feel more secluded. The fire pit was great and was a deal breaker for us so very pleased with this. Many marshmallows were toasted :)

    The toilets were clean and well maintained, and was nice to have warm water at all times.

    This was the first time my partner and I have camped and we had great fun. We will definitely be back and will recommend/ bring friends!

    Disliked: 

    The only down side was that there was music playing very loud from a nearby pub or something until about 11 however it was not really a problem as the music was quite good and didn't stay on that late.

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Brilliant, clean, safe and great staff 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Peter C. Confirmed

  • Pines non-electric mixed tent pitch (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Every thing, Brilliant, Great staff of Matt and Kelly extremely helpful. Site is wonderful, open fire, owls hooting and the shower was clean warm and well equipped. The only down side is 45 days a year open, they must be mad at your council not allowing more time for great family and friend fun with a real contact to nature. Again cant recommend highly other than say BRILLIANT.

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    only 45 days a year is nuts

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We love it here can't wait to return 03/09/2017

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

  • Rowans non-electric mixed tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Amazing surroundings, peacefully and able to have our own campfire.

    Disliked: 

    The generator for the wash facilities went down during our stay however the SDP did everything they could to get it up and running ASAP.

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Excelllent site. Lovely woodland. Very quiet - we are going back!! 01/09/2017

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

  • Beeches non-electric mixed tent pitch (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Remoteness - really felt like you were in wilderness, rather than a field which most campsites are
    Authenticity - As you are allowed a real campfire in the fire pit it adds to the occasion. Sitting around in the pitch black with roaring fire supplying light and warmth is amazing. Also hunting around for old wood in the woods was great fun for kids and kept them entertained.

    Space - We stayed at the Beeches pitch, and there is so much space for your pitch it is fantastic.

    Disliked: 

    Slight trek to the wash facilities...but then if you are after a 'real' experience this won't worry you st all.

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Fire pit, woods, good distance between pitches 30/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Pui-Yi C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Chestnuts non-electric mixed tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Fire pit, woods, good distance between pitches

    Disliked: 

    Distance to bathrooms, water not being available one morning

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Beautiful location, best camping (Well glamping) experience to date! 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sasha W. Confirmed

  • Cherries bell tent (no pets)
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  • Liked: 

    Beautiful Location. Amazing toilets / shower... like a hotel! Short drive to various beaches, Poole & Bournemouth. You are however out in the middle of no where walking wise, so you do need a car. But this just adds to the charm of the place. Fantastic family experience (our 11 yr old & 14 yr old loved it). Can not recommend enough!

    We hired a bell tent & everything was provided that you needed. Although a spare torch or two handy & maybe an additional lamp, also take a air bed if you have teens or adults staying in with you. Really can't fault it! AMAZING! WE'LL BE BACK NEXT YEAR! Thank you!

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Great couple of nights in quiet location 26/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Brian K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Rowans non-electric mixed tent pitch
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    Quiet location quality shower facilities

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Staff did a great job of making the experience truly unforgettable. 26/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nicholas P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Oaks bell tent (no pets)
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    Site was amazing, a real gem. Isolated and quiet, with all the little luxuries thrown in.

    Couldn't fault it 😁

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Features

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

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

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Forest

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • Rushall Lane Poole, Dorset, England, BH21 3RT
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.7642°N 2.0456°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Poole: Dolphin Centre Bus Station — 4.3 miles
Parkstone: Ashley Road Coach Stop — 5.2 miles
Branksome: Poole Rd Coach Stop — 6.0 miles
Train stations
Hamworthy Rail Station — 2.9 miles
Holton Heath Rail Station — 3.9 miles
Poole Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Ferry ports
Poole Ferry Terminal — 4.5 miles
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 4.5 miles
Brownsea Island Ferry Landing — 6.5 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 9.4 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

Discover the famous New Forest National Park, hard to beat for walks and bike rides and enjoy its beautiful landscapes. In October you will also find the New Forest Walking Festival, where you can choose from a vast selection of walks and learn about the history of this beautiful forest.

Don't miss out a visit to Stonehenge, one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe, listed as World Heritage Site by Unesco. Explore the ancient landscape on foot and step inside the Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life. Visit the world-class exhibition and visitor centre with 250 ancient objects and come face to face with a 5,500-year-old man.

Enjoy the local award winning beaches of Jurassic Coast Line, where you can relax and chill out under the warm sun.

Other local attractions include the Beaulieu National Motor Museum, the Beaulieu Abbey and the Palace House, a fine example of a Victorian country house that overlooks the beautiful Beaulieu River millpond.

Must see

  • Kingston Lacy House and Gardens (3.4 miles)
  • Brownsea Island (6.5 miles)
  • Studland Beach and Nature Reserve (8.0 miles)

National Trust

  • White Mill (2.9 miles)
  • Kingston Lacy (3.2 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:  1 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Stoney Down Plantation Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 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.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Stoney Down Plantation Camping 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.

Hired accommodation: £100 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Tax

This area is not subject to city tax.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £100 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £50 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 10 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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