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Watercress Lodges Campsite

9.2
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  • Family-run site by the Watercress Line: see the trains from your pitch
  • A minute's walk from steam engine events of Ropley station
  • Spotless amenities and friendly vibe 20 minutes from Winchester

Do you have a Thomas the Tank Engine fan or mini trainspotter in the family? They might just go up in a puff of excited smoke at Hampshire’s Watercress Lodges Campsite, so close to the historic Watercress Line that you’ll be able to see the trains’ steam from your tent pitch. Engine-ious.

No need to be out of puff when tracking other activities in the area either, as the line’s Ropley station and its railway bridge are both a minute or two’s walk from the site, and it has regular events for all ages including Thomas the Tank Engine and Wallace and Gromit days, dining evenings, real ale trains and Santa bookings. Just the ticket then for a well-conducted family hol…

The site is on land the Graham family has farmed for four generations and opened as a campsite in 2014, pulling out all the stops to make this a friendly site with a family vibe. Facilities including the new shower and toilet block are spotlessly kept by Hannah and her team, who are on hand if guests have any problems or questions.

Off site, once kids have let off steam at the railway, the small town of New Alresford is three miles away for supplies, shops and pubs, and the city of Winchester within a 20-minute drive.

Please note

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

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.


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9.2

Overall rating based on 90 reviews

 

94% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

  74% described as Peaceful ?

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Experience was great, level pitches, clean facilities.09/21/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Clean and tidy pitches, with good lighting to the shower and toilet block. Lots of parking. Shower and toilet block very clean and well stocked up. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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really easy stay, peaceful site with beautiful surroundings09/21/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Cleanliness, organised, quiet, chilled.

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Beautiful site, really clean! Amazing pitches! Peaceful09/18/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Everything

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    Nothing

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Perfect Campsite with a level pitch09/15/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Fantastic level ground and coupled with a working Steam Train Station just in front of the campsite. Small model train to ride was all just brilliant for the kids.

    I would highly recommend this campsite as the facilities were clean, nice warm showers and lovely friendly staff.

    We will definitely be back!

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It's quiet It's clean Showers are hot It only has …09/14/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCaroline R.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    It's quiet
    It's clean
    Showers are hot
    It only has tents

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Very nice area. 40min walk to local pub with good …09/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Very nice area. 40min walk to local pub with good food and beer.

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Quiet, classy, comfortable, clean09/16/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEva W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Quiet, classy, comfortable, clean

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    No info about local walks

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The camp site was clean and tidy. It was small …09/06/2020

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    The camp site was clean and tidy. It was small (which we like) but then reception was stocked as a shop and they were really helpful. Lovely lovely campsite.

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    Nothing!

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Excellent site, friendly staff was always on hand if needed09/01/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Liked the friendliness of the people staying and the staff.

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Great little campsite, everything you need for a short stay. …09/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSimon W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Great little campsite, everything you need for a short stay. Shower and toilet facilities were good and really enjoyed the little fire pits provided on the site.

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Features

Coronavirus

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitising stations

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Dean Farm, Bighton Hill, Ropley, Alresford, Hampshire, England, SO24 9SQ
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.0888°N 1.1003°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Winchester: St Catherine's P&R Coach Stop — 9.2 miles
Winchester: Town Centre Coach Stops — 9.3 miles
Petersfield: Dragon Street Coach Stop — 9.3 miles
Train stations
Alton Rail Station — 7.3 miles
Petersfield Rail Station — 9.0 miles
Micheldever Rail Station — 9.5 miles
Ferry ports
Hamble-le-Rice Ferry Landing — 18.4 miles
Warsash Ferry Landing — 18.5 miles
Southampton Vehicle Ferry Terminal — 18.9 miles
Airports
Southampton Airport — 14.8 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

Puff along on the Watercress Line or walk along the River Itchen to sightsee at Georgian New Alresford, or go in the other direction along the 10-mile route to its other terminus Alton, home of historic buildings, art gallery and the Curtis Museum.

The ancient market town of Petersfield is about five miles to the east of Watercress: head here for markets, museums and scenic walks/pedals into the South Downs (Petersfield is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is in the South Downs National Park and on the South Downs Way).

Winchester and its museum and castle is about 10 miles away: if the kids aren’t suitably awed by the 900-year-old cathedral (tsk), take them to Marwell Wildlife at Owslebury near the city to marvel at the 1,200 or so-strong menagerie of animals from all over the world, or to the simply super INTECH Science Centre and Planetarium on Winchester’s Morn Hill.

Must see

  • Mid-Hants Railway 'Watercress Line' (2.7 miles)
  • Jane Austen's House (5.7 miles)
  • INTECH Science Centre & Planetarium (7.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Hinton Ampner (3.9 miles)
  • Winchester City Mill (9.2 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:  noon –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  noon
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Watercress Lodges Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days 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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Watercress Lodges Campsite 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.

For parties over the age of 18 and below the age of 25 years a no-nuisance deposit of £50 per person may be taken on arrival. This will not be refunded on departure if any damage is caused, alcohol is brought on site or if any complaints are made against you and/or your behaviour.

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 Watercress Lodges Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Watercress Lodges Campsite dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Watercress Lodges Campsite? Puff along on the Watercress Line or walk along the River Itchen to sightsee at Georgian New Alresford, or go in the other direction along the 10-mile route to its other terminus … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Watercress Lodges Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Watercress Lodges Campsite? From €27.22 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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General
Generators and air conditioners, chinese lanterns, chemical waste, fireworks, halogen heaters, lamps, external gas bottles, washing lines or hanging of anything over the trees, bushes or fences are not permitted.
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.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 9 p.m..
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.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

For parties over the age of 18 and below the age of 25 years a no-nuisance deposit of £50 per person may be taken on arrival.

Care should be taken when leaving the site onto the lane and gaining access onto the main highway.

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