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Horton Camping and Glamping Resort

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Horton Camping and Glamping Resort: Swimming pool

General

  • Luxury Dorset resort set in secluded lakeside woodland
  • A 15-minute drive to the New Forest, 25 to Bournemouth and 35 to Poole
  • Hot tub, pool, poolside bar, barbecue area and pizza oven

Woods, a stream and a lake. Check. Forest rambles and beaches within half an hour’s drive. Check. Hot tub, sauna, swimming pool… is this place for real? Yup, it's Horton Camping and Glamping in Dorset. Whether you're looking to get away for a relaxing few days with your partner, or wanting to explore the fabulous Dorset countryside with your family, Horton Camping and Glamping Resort is a high-end pick in a top spot.

This most-scenic option has a mix of forest and open space set over seven acres for accommodation and activities, and everyone has access to the hot tub and swimming pool open in high season.

If swims and submerges stoke up your appetite, head to the barbecue area to cook over coals or use your own gas cooker (provided with bell tents and safari tents for outside use only). The terrace bar is also available for refreshments to keep the family cool on a hot day.

This site is also an oasis for wildlife – keep a beady eye out for roe deer, foxes and rabbits flitting about in the surrounds. And if you’d like to do your own scampering, the resort is within 15 minutes' drive of the New Forest and 30 to 35 minutes from the seaside towns of Poole and Bournemouth.

Excellently kept amenities (the attention to detail really does reach every nook and cranny here) are also a highlight of this park, including washrooms and showers with toiletries provided.

Horton Camping and Glamping Resort is not a nudist site but has a sister park, Rivendell Outdoor Club, next door for folk who prefer naturist hols.

Please note

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

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 10/04 and 29/09 (subject to weather conditions).

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.


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8.9

Overall rating based on 51 reviews

 

90% would recommend this site to a friend.

90% would stay here again.

  56% described as Peaceful ?

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Anonymous user

An excellent find and will be back13/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Facilities, cleanliness and friendly, welcoming staff

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Everyone on site was so helpful. Filled up my hot water bottle06/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location was lovely with open spaces. We were able to play boules by the river

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Fabulous17/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCatherine R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 1 bedroom safari tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Wow, safari tent, 5*, immaculately clean and well equipped. Such a comfy bed. Great heater. Comfy seats indoors and outdoors. Super pool and hot tub. Really friendly staff. Thank you 😊😊

    Disliked: 

    NOTHING!!

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The accommodation and site were exceptionally clean. We stayed in …05/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 2 bedroom apartment
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    The accommodation and site were exceptionally clean. We stayed in the two bed apartment for three nights, it was furnished to a high spec and very comfortable. Slept well each night.

    The staff were happy, friendly and approachable. The grounds are beautiful and the forest feel has been maintained well with an interesting array of flora and fauna. It was very quiet during our stay which helped with the relaxation.

    We loved cooking on the large fire pit, and swimming each day. Both the pool and jacuzzi were great. Thank you for a lovely stay.

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Such a beautiful set up, clean facilities.08/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVictoria M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The pool, hot tub and showering facilities

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Nice small site with friendly staff. Toilets and showers regularl12/09/2020

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

  • 2 bedroom safari tent
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  • Liked: 

    Staff, site, pool and hot tub all great.

    Disliked: 

    Noisy very late one night, safari tent kitchen could have been much cleaner and was missing glasses. Stove had no matches and was pretty dirty.

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Comments above05/09/2020

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

  • 1 bedroom safari tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great clean facilities, the toilets and showers were the best I have seen in such a site. Personable service for the majority of the time, central location to many attractions. Large supermarket 10min away. Friendly atmosphere with a great hottub, pool and bar area.

    Disliked: 

    My only complaint was the fact the bar area stayed open until 12.30pm on evening. The loud music stayed on until 11.30pm with loud voices hanging about until the end. This area was staffed by the venues staff and the loudness would have affected the majority of the families staying. The sites rules clearly state no loud music and groups talking after 10pm, this contradiction and the fact that this kept my family awake I found really disappointing and a reason that I probably won't book again. Other then this I would have booked again for sure.

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We had a fabulous stay the staff were very friendly04/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The swimming pool, hot tub and outside bar area.

    Disliked: 

    Only 1 shower out of 3 is currently working.

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A must for couples & families alike a great mix of Grass and Glamping02/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVicki H.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Fabulous setting, very clean and facilities were excellent - Also the Owners/Staff were very welcoming and on hand if required - Our pitch was level & ok and even though the torrential rain on arrival proved challenging my wife, 10 year old nephew and I settled in and enjoyed the outdoor life for 2 days..The location of site is central to all of the attractions and places of interest as well as local amenities , we will definitely be back for a longer stay..

    Disliked: 

    Going home

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A really lovely site with great facilities and lovely staff.01/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnna A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Great pool, hot tub and shower facilities. Very laid back, lots of space and very clean. Also loved the fire pits and bbqs and evening bar at the weekend.

    Disliked: 

    Not much guidance on when people should be quiet at night. A couple of nights noise went into the early hours and was difficult to sleep.

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Features

Coronavirus

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

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitizing stations

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Hot tub

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

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

Pre-erected tents

Themes

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

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

Dog walk nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Horton Road, Horton Heath, Wimborne, Dorset, England, BH21 7JN
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8577°N 1.9210°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ringwood: Meeting House Lane Coach Stop — 9.2 kilometres
Bournemouth Uni.: Talbot Campus Coach Stop — 12.8 kilometres
Parkstone: Ashley Road Coach Stop — 14.4 kilometres
Train stations
Branksome Rail Station — 14.5 kilometres
Bournemouth Rail Station — 15.0 kilometres
Parkstone (Dorset) Rail Station — 15.1 kilometres
Ferry ports
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 16.8 kilometres
Tuckton Tea Gardens Ferry Landing — 17.0 kilometres
Christchurch Quay Ferry Landing — 17.3 kilometres
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 10.9 kilometres
Southampton Airport — 40.8 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

Just over half an hour's drive away, Poole has plenty to offer day-trippers with its sandy beaches, handsome old town and harbour area; it's also the departure point for boat trips out to Brownsea Island, a wooded sanctuary teeming with wildlife. If this gives you a taste for seafaring, take a cruise along the Jurassic Coast (or even a ferry to Jersey).

Those after bigger thrills in the water should aim for Splashdown waterpark (30 minutes' drive), which has pools and over a dozen indoor and outdoor flumes and rides. There's more of that inland at Dorset Waterpark near Corfe Castle (45 minutes), and who could go near Corfe without going round the very fine old castle too?

For more ancient history, the isle of Purbeck (an hour) is fab for fossil hunters and the famed monument of Stonehenge is 45 minutes from the site.

For petrolheads, the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu (45 minutes) has a collection of classic vehicles to gaze on enviously before you get back in your own. This is fine road trip country as well, with attractive old market towns like Wimborne Minster and stately homes such as Kingston Lacy within 20 minutes.

Must see

  • Kingston Lacy House and Gardens (9.4 kilometres)
  • Adventure Wonderland (10.7 kilometres)
  • The Bournemouth Balloon (15.6 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Kingston Lacy (9.4 kilometres)
  • White Mill (11.5 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:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Horton Camping and Glamping Resort cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 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. Horton Camping and Glamping Resort 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.

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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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Horton Camping and Glamping Resort have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Horton Camping and Glamping Resort dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Horton Camping and Glamping Resort? Just over half an hour's drive away, Poole has plenty to offer day-trippers with its sandy beaches, handsome old town and harbour area; it's also the departure point for boat trips out … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Horton Camping and Glamping Resort?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Horton Camping and Glamping Resort? From $55.46 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - 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.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

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 14 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

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.

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.

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

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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

Pool
Only park guests are authorized to use the pool.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Pool
Please note there is no lifeguard on duty.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
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.

Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 10/04 and 29/09 (subject to weather conditions).

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

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £50.00 ($90.25) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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