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Croft Cottage Campsite has 15 pitches with some electric hook ups. The pitches are located around the outside of the paddock leaving the centre available for volleyball, badminton, a climbing frame, netball post and small football goal.

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Croft Cottage campsite is situated on the north west border of the New Forest National Park, set in two acres of gardens, a paddock and a camping field of just under one acre. It is a quiet site, suitable for families and couples.

The camping field has 15 marked pitches (8 with electric hook ups) of about 10 metres x 7 metres on short mown grass. It is a well drained, very pretty, sheltered and level site, with pitches set around the outside of the field. The centre is left as a play area and has a volleyball, badminton, and football goal.

As well as the campsite, we also have a tipi and separate lodge for hire, along with a B&B.

Fires are allowed in raised fire pits.

Our campsite is open for a total of 28 nights only, including late May bank holiday, three weeks at the beginning of the school summer holidays, and the August bank holiday. The tipi is available from 4th May until the end of August. The lodge is available all year round.

  • Croft Cottage and The Lodge,
    Croft Cottage, Southampton Road, Godshill, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 2LE
  • 50.9308, -1.7580 | SU 17 14

We are on the B3078, just east of Fordingbridge. Approaching the site from Fordingbridge, our thatched cottage is on your left 150m after of the entrance to Sandy Balls Holiday Village (the first driveway you pass). Turn in before the cottage and follow the track ahead to the camping field.

The site is kept small and hence only has one male and one female toilet, plus one unisex toilet, all of which have hot and cold wash facilities. We also have one shower and one washing up sink.

  • Adult only
  • Allow pets
  • Allow vans
  • Bike hire
  • Café / restaurant
  • Communal BBQ
  • Disabled facilities
  • Drinking water
  • Electric hookups
  • Entertainment
  • Family friendly
  • Fires allowed
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Glamping
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Internet access
  • Kids club
  • Kids playground
  • Laundry
  • Near beach
  • Near pub
  • Open year round
  • Peaceful
  • RV pitches
  • Shop
  • Showers
  • Swimming pool
  • Toilets
  • TV room
  • Vineyard
  • W.C. disposal
  • Water hookups
  • Watersports
  • Couples
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Members Only
  • Naturists
  • Older families
  • Peace and quiet
  • Rallies
  • Single Sex Groups
  • Under 18's
  • Young families
Grass camping pitches

15 x Camping Field

Marked pitches on short mown grass, measuring approximately 10m x 7m, set around the edge of the field. Tents and campervans only.


Soul Pad Tipi

5m Soul Pad tipi, located in a separate area to the main camping, where the alpacas graze. Includes fitted groundsheet, coir matting and electric hook-up.

The Lodge


Well insulated oak-framed lodge, with heating and Wi-Fi. The lodge has a king size bed, two double sofa beds and a double bunk (linen and towels provided). Downstairs is an open plan kitchen and living room with all mod cons. A BBQ and bench are outside.

Onsite activities include volleyball for adults and children, feeding the alpacas in the morning and feeding the chickens and collecting the eggs. We also have a small climbing frame for under 8 year olds, a badminton net, netball post and football goal in the centre of the site.

Sandy Balls Holiday Village is open to the public and offers shops, beauty therapy, swimming pool, adventure playgrounds, restaurants, and beautiful walks down to the River Avon. There is a pub within 10 minutes walk of our site, and access to the open forest via a footpath 100m from our entrance.

We are within walking distance of Arnis Riding Stables which also has direct access to the open forest.

There are many local attractions including Paultons Park, Beaulieu Motor Museum, and Moors Valley Country Park to name just a few. We are about 30 minutes drive from Bournemouth, Salisbury and Southampton.

We are close to a riding school, fishing and golf, or 30 minutes from the beach.

We charge £7 per pitch plus £5 per adult, £3 per child and £3 electric hook up if required.
Our tipi is £30-£40 per night.

Fires in fire pits and stood on slab (slab provided).

No field games or loud music after 10pm or when dark.

We are sorry we do not take single sex groups or people under 21 years old, unless they are part of a family group.


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