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Marwell Resort: Aerial view of the freshwater carp lake

General

  • Lakeside site on the edge of the South Downs National Park
  • A 15-minute drive from central Winchester; 1.5 miles from Marwell Zoo
  • Fishing, archery, quad biking and other adventure sports

Lions, tigers and bokibokies await in these handsome Hampshire surrounds – taking the kids to see Marwell Zoo's multitude of beasts is likely to make for some very happy hols indeed. Marwell Resort is within walking distance of this much-loved menagerie and is home to plenty of adventurous action in its own right – head here if you like the sound of oodles of outdoor activities in a pretty lakeside setting.

The team at Marwell Resort have been instructing for more than 25 years, so they're well qualified to help you try out sports like archery, quad biking and clay pigeon shooting.

The site lake has a total of nine swims available for anglers (mega-sized carp can be found in its waters, including whoppers weighing up to 45 pounds). Surrounded as it is by trees, it also looks pretty fine (especially at sundown) and is a popular spot with local wildlife.

Marwell Resort has strong all-round facilities, including toilets, showers and wifi. There's also an on-site bistro restaurant that serves up nourishing meals seven days a week. You can set up a barbecue and cook your own grub, too (stock up on fresh meat and veg 15 minutes' drive away at Westlands Farm Shop).

Please note

The bar is open between 22/05 and 31/12.

The restaurant is open between 22/05 and 31/12.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the park are unlit.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

Facilities/activities including fishing, archery, junior quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, aerial adventure are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

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


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8.9

Overall rating based on 723 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

  58% described as Peaceful ?

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Anonymous user

A great stay for a short break.23/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 3 bedroom safari tent (deluxe)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We stayed in deluxe, 6 person safari tent. Very well equipped, good kitchen equipment, brilliant cabin bed feature (kids loved it for reading, playing games and as a den), very comfy beds, clean and good quality bed linen, warm and comfy duvets and pillows. Clean shower and toilet facilities. Enjoyed the trim trail in the woods. Lovely walk around lake. Mini golf good fun and lovely play park. Adventure barn and cafe a great added bonus to take the kids.

    Disliked: 

    In October, heater could have done with being a bit more powerful but we managed to stay comfortable with extra layers and blankets. Noisy when windy and rainy (not a reflection on accommodation but something to consider in winter months).

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Would stay again18/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great site nice pitches

    Disliked: 

    Unisex shower area,

From the manager...

Hi David

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your recent stay with us.

During your stay we switched to Unisex toilets, this was due to one of our blocks under going routine maintenance and decoration.

We would like to thank you again for choosing to book with us and glad that you had an enjoyable stay.

Kind regards
The Marwell Resort Team.

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Everything was perfect12/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPawel T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (large)
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    Everything was perfect

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Anonymous user

Excellent site with superb facilities for kids and not only.12/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (large)
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    Averting

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Very nice place, lots of attractions for children.08/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAgnieszka K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Very nice place, lots of attractions for children.

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Onsite softplay, minigolf, large playground05/10/2021

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

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Onsite softplay, minigolf, large playground

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The location and having a cafe/restaurant and activities on site. …05/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSharon N.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (large)
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    The location and having a cafe/restaurant and activities on site. All staff we came into contact with were really professional and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The food in the cafe was good too.

    Disliked: 

    The place to tip the toilet waste away was constantly full and overflowing which really wasnt pleasant and not good when there are young children on site who could inadvertantly run into the waste. The water taps for filling up waste masters are very high too. We notified the onsite team who were onto the issue straight away which is good. The adventure golf needs to be monitored as kids who weren't playing were coming in from the playpark and running riot across the course and getting in our way while we tried to play. This partly down to the lack of parenting too!!

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Huge space With many activities05/10/2021

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

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Huge space With many activities

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Ok04/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Green forest , lake, walking area , nice restaurant and soft place to make busy our children

    Disliked: 

    Soft area are not including the pitch price we have to pay extra , another thing I booked pitch with electric and paid online for 2 nights £90 but what I arrived lady in the office still charged me £9 on top for electric ⚡️ hmmm so straight .. The owners are very friendly, was happy to meet them in the forest 🌳

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Anonymous user

Great stay, beautifull surroundings, clean facilities charming stuff.04/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Rain, mud

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Features

Coronavirus

Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: one group at a time

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Extra spacing in seated areas

Extra toilet/shower facilities available

Hand sanitizing stations

Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities

Masks/gloves available

Meal delivery to unit/pitch/outdoor seated area

More frequent emptying of bins

One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings

Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent sites

Themes

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers

Location

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  • Hurst Lane, Owslebury, Hampshire, England, SO21 1EZ
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.9857°N 1.2767°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Broadway Guildhall — 8.7 kilometres
Southampton Uni Interchange — 10.1 kilometres
Southampton Uni Interchange — 10.1 kilometres
Train stations
Shawford Rail Station — 5.4 kilometres
Eastleigh Rail Station — 5.5 kilometres
Hedge End Rail Station — 6.1 kilometres
Ferry ports
Southampton Vehicle Ferry Terminal — 13.5 kilometres
Southampton Passenger Ferry Terminal — 13.6 kilometres
Hamble-le-Rice Ferry Landing — 14.4 kilometres
Airports
Southampton Airport — 7.1 kilometres
Bournemouth International Airport — 45.4 kilometres

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

Marwell Zoo (five minutes' drive) has over 140 different species to admire – you can also leave the car back at base and stroll over (about 20 minutes) for a pedestrian safari. Paultons Park (25 minutes' drive) is another perennial fave for family-oriented days out – here you can meet Peppa Pig, crash down log flumes or opt for wanders through a dinosaur-filled forest.

The South Downs National Park has some truly splendid hiking trails, including the 100-mile-long South Downs Way (the trail starts 15 minutes down the road in Winchester). Mountain bikers also have plenty to choose from around these parts – an exhilarating bike track through the woods is on hand in the nearby village of Bishopstoke (10 minutes).

The gorgeous New Forest National Park (25 minutes) is also within easy reach, and one of the best ways to get around is by open-top tour bus. There are three routes to choose from – it all comes down to whether you prefer vistas of heather-covered heathland or coastal explores. Speaking of the sea, beaches like Lepe and Highcliffe Castle (both 40 minutes) are very much worth the journey (make sure to pack jelly shoes and a towel if at all tempted).

Must see

  • INTECH Science Centre & Planetarium (8.3 kilometres)
  • Winchester Cathedral (8.8 kilometres)
  • Southampton Maritime Museum (13.4 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Winchester City Mill (8.6 kilometres)
  • Hinton Ampner (10.8 kilometres)

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:  noon –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Marwell Resort cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Marwell Resort will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Visa
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Apple Pay
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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Marwell Resort have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Marwell Resort dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Marwell Resort? Marwell Zoo (five minutes' drive) has over 140 different species to admire – you can also leave the car back at base and stroll over (about 20 minutes) for a pedestrian safari. … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Marwell Resort?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Marwell Resort? From $62.17 (for 1 night, 8 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

General
A state-issued fishing license is required (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Extras
Facilities/activities including fishing, archery, junior quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, aerial adventure are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the park are unlit.

Reception
If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Safety
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

Sites
Please note, pup tents are to be used for storage purposes only. Guests may not use them for sleeping.

General
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Safety
Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

General
The bar is open between 22/05 and 31/12.
The fishing lakes are stocked with carp.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The restaurant is open between 22/05 and 31/12.

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

Sites
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

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