- Sleeps 8 (max 8 adults, 6 children)
The Owner Says
About Jubilee Camping
Suitable ForTents, couples, families, and well-behaved dogs – yes. Caravans, motorhomes, large groups wanting to party – no. (Groups welcome in the woodland camping, but still no wild parties please!)
Cycling is the best way of experiencing the surrounding countryside; be it the New Forest or Cranborne Chase – both are within easy pedaling distance. 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 (3 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 7th 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 can be found here). There's a couple of World Heritage sites within easy reach: The Jurassic Coast is around an hour away by road, and Stonehenge is 40 minutes. It’s around 20 minutes to Salisbury and 30 minutes to Bournemouth, so, where you want to go shopping, head to the beach, or catch a theatre production, you’re well catered for.
Food & DrinkGo for lunch at Cranborne Garden Centre (01725 517248) or The Compasses Inn (01725 518231) is only a few minutes walk from the campsite. If you want an alternative to The Compasses Inn for dinner, La Fosse (01725 517604) can also be found in Cranborne; an intimate fine dining restaurant run by Dorset Chef of the Year Mark Hartstone and his Wife Emmanuelle. Also, there’s the Inn at Cranborne with all ingredients found within a 30-mile radius, including game, seafood, and smoked meats. There is a village shop stocking that's heavy on the most local products, including real ales, artisan breads and handmade cheeses. A local mobile pizza van and fish and chip van will temporarily be available on site at certain times (a schedule for both will be given to campers on arrival).
Jubilee Camping is located at Browns Lane, Damerham, Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 3HD
On the High Street in Fordingbridge, drive through the town to a small roundabout with The Augustus John Pub on your right hand side. Take the second exit (straight on) towards Sandleheath and Damerham. Continue on this road for 3 miles, which will go through the villages of Sandleheath and eventually Damerham. Once in Damerham (mind a couple of sharp bends), the road will take you past The Compasses Inn on your left. Continue, still on the main road, through to the other side of the village, round a sharp right-hand bend and away from any houses. The entrance to Jubilee Camping can be found on the left, approximately 200 metres from the bend.
The most local train station is at Salisbury (12 miles). Buses from Salisbury to Fordingbridge are fairly regular; it’s the last 3 miles which may prove a problem as there is just one bus service a day between Fordingbridge and Damerham (timed for the school run, i.e. weekdays only). If necessary, and by prior arrangement only, the campsite owners may be able to collect/drop off campers to/from Fordingbridge bus stop, however this may not always be possible and may incur a small charge.