Sleepbrook Farm

UK England South East England Hampshire Fordingbridge

  • 10m + spacing between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Daily deep cleaning of common areas
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
A spacious, off-the-beaten-track campsite that's still within striking distance of the New Forest

Sleepbrook Farm is just 3 miles from the boundaries of the New Forest National Park. Rumbling along the single-lane farm track that leads you almost half a mile from the road to the campsite, you’ll find all the tell-tale signs of the area: Long grasses, blackberry bushes and, finally, the great open space of the 10-acre camping meadow itself. The only thing missing is a New Forest pony trying to pinch your food. Whether that’s a blessing or a curse we’re not sure.

For those who do still crave the national park, it’s a mere three miles away, while Bournemouth and the south coast is little more than 15. The result is a campsite that’s well and truly tucked away from any crowds but also perfectly placed to pop out for the day and visit the main attractions. You can stay put and walk the local footpaths, taking in woodland, wheat fields and the little brook that gives the campsite its name, or you can hop in the car and take the kids to popular Peppa Pig World, a 25-minute drive into the New Forest. The choice is yours. If you’re camping for the week, we particularly recommend bringing bikes to make the most of the area, with ample car-free trails to explore in the national park.

The campsite itself is new for 2020 and a real ‘pop-up’ affair. There are fully serviced temporary toilets on site, and two electric showers, plus a small cabin with charging points for mobile phones but, otherwise, this is a campsite that focuses on space and peace, rather than endless pre-organised activities. There are water taps, picnic tables and some washing-up sinks inside the cabin but if you don’t fancy cooking on site it’s around a mile to the Churchill Arms pub, which serves hearty pub food and has local Badger Brewery ales on tap. Make it back in time for a campfire and you can really enjoy the campsite when it’s at its best: when the sun sets and the quiet crackle of evening time descends.

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20 pitch-where-you-like camping spaces around the edge of the meadow, two toilets, two showers, a cabin with washing-up sinks, picnic tables and phone-charging stations. Campfires are permitted but must be raised off the grass in firepits (a limited number of firepits may be available for hire and logs to buy but you can also bring your own).

Suitable For

Tents, campervans  and well behaved dogs – yes.    Caravans, motorhomes, noisy folk and big groups, sorry – no.


There's good walking from the campsite but it's worth bringing bikes to make the most of the surrounding area under your own steam. You can head east into the New Forest (particularly well-known for its car-free trails and good wildlife spotting opportunities) or head west into the slightly lesser known Cranbourne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Cycle the three miles into Fordingbridge for lunch in a café or a picnic in the riverside park. Or you could even cycle to the Sixpenny micro-brewery in Cranborne (01725 762006), and enjoy one of their award-winning real ales in the Tap Room. Cranborne Village (three and a half miles) is the hub of the Cranborne Estate and well worth a visit. Teeming with history, the village boasts the beautiful Manor House, built in the 12th Century as a hunting lodge for King John. As it’s a private residence for Viscount Cranborne (the eldest Son of the seventh Marquess of Salisbury), the Manor House isn’t open to the public, however the beautiful Manor Gardens are open one day a week during the Summer (opening times, and other information available online). It's a 25-minute drive to Bournemouth and the south coast, too.

Food & Drink

It's a mile to the dog-friendly village pub, The Churchill Arms (01425 652147), built in the early 1900s and still doing a decent trade today, with family pub grub and a good host of real ales. There's also a local Post Office and corner shop (Co-Op) in the village, plus a mobile fish and chip van that comes by on Wednesday and Friday evenings. For more options, it's three miles to Fordingbridge.

Opening Times

August and first week of September.

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The Owner Says

*** Due to unprecedented demand we will now be extending our season into the first week in September ***

We are delighted to offer camping in one of our fields, Old Meadow, a tranquil area in the centre of our farm, overlooking acres of natural countryside and woodland. Situated just 3 miles from the edge of the New Forest in the little village of Alderholt (between Ringwood and Fordingbridge), this is the ideal location for a relaxing holiday with unspoiled nature and birdsong in abundance. There are many tracks and paths for rambling and exploring – the Sleep brook meanders through woodland and onto surrounding forested areas.

Old Meadow is a 10 acre field (5 football pitches) offering canvas and campervan pitches with well spaced grass areas in between making social distancing easy.

There are plenty of perimeter pitches to choose from and we can offer a secluded pitch for the ultimate peaceful break. Well behaved dogs are welcome (as are their owners). There is an abundance  of wildlife including buzzards, deer, cows and many other animals that live on the farm to enjoy. On a clear night look up into the star filled sky and you may even see the International Space Station flying over. 

Sorry but we cannot welcome caravans, motorhomes and do not have electric hook-ups. No large groups Stags or loud music.

Our location offers the best of both worlds, a peaceful countryside retreat yet a short drive away from popular tourist destinations including The New Forest National Park, Bournemouth and Southbourne beaches, the Jurassic Coast and the larger cities of Salisbury and Southampton.


Pitch where you please around the edge of the 10-acre meadow. The campsite is limited to just 20 pitches so there's always ample room to spare. There are no electric hook-ups.

Large Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 20 Available
Large grass pitch in Old Meadow

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Contact Sleepbrook Farm, Alderholt, Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 3DF

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Getting There

This campsite uses What3Words so that you can find its precise location. Sleepbrook Farm is located at: brillitan.lawn.replaces.

From the M27 take the A31 to Ringwood. At Ringwood take the B3081 towards Verwood. After a mile turn right (signposted 'Alderholt') and follow the road for three and a half miles, then turn left onto Ringwood Road. The Sleepbrook Farm track is located on the left hand side (after approximately half a mile) just after passing Alderholt Riding and Livery Stables on your left. If you're using a SatNav to find the entrance gate, the best postcode is SP6 3DF.


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