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Dot's Camping

UK England South East England Hampshire Fordingbridge

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Distance markers in shared facilities
  • Contactless check in
  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
If you’re hunting that harmonious feeling, then come to Dot’s. Pleasant Hampshire countryside matched with a helpful host.

Hampshire’s countryside is far from lacking in the scenic stakes: from the rolling cornfields of its northerly borders to the magical woods and wild heathland of the New Forest, campers will find endless valleys and meadows unpopulated by a single human, except for the occasional farmer harvesting his crops. It’s in these countryside surroundings that Breamore resides; a genteel English village which would make the ideal location for a Miss Marple novel. But it’s also home to a wonderfully peaceful place to pitch your tent: Dot’s Camping.

It's hard to put a finger on what makes this pop-up campsite special. Maybe it's the fresh Hampshire air abuzz with swirling butterflies, or perhaps the odd ‘oink’ from Squeak, Dot’s resident pig – no prizes for guessing how she got the name – who cheerfully heralds your arrival. Whatever does it for you, there's something here to love. There are some campsites you arrive at and immediately know what awaits will be amongst the most tranquil and care-free camping holidays you're ever likely to experience. Dot’s is one such campsite.

The camping field has flat, unmarked and generously-sized pitches, perfect for first-timers and families. It’s a lovely quiet site (so no music after dark), but some road noise can occasionally be heard if the wind’s blowing the wrong way. This is proper, traditional camping – so don’t expect heated toilet blocks and hairdryers. Facilities are simply; spotlessly clean flushing toilets, a pair of gas-powered showers (with plenty of pressure) and a lovely shelter with a washing up sink, freezer for ice blocks and plenty of tourist information.

And come morning there’s loads to do, be it walking or cycling the New Forest’s endless trails, or sampling local ales in pubs with old-world charm. Pooped parents looking for activities to wear out their brood have plenty of choice, both on and off site. Paulton’s Park and Peppa Pig World are fun days out, whilst most little uns' won’t want to leave the campsites Pygmy goats and Kune Kune pigs, in the field next door. With this abundance of activities and fresh country air its no wonder everyone sleeps soundly at Dot’s. It’s even less of a surprise that campers keep coming back.



Ladies and gents  toilets. New eco straw bale urinals and 2 hot showers. Washing up area with one hot tap. Also 2 more sinks for general washing. Freezer available for ice packs, fire pits to hire and baskets of logs.

Suitable For

Tents, glampers, campervans, small motorhomes, families, kids and well-behaved dogs – yes. Caravans, large, single sex groups - no.


Whether you fancy a peaceful walk or cycle through the Forest, experience a ride on an authentic narrow-gauge steam train or even Go Ape! on a high wire forest adventure swinging through the tree-tops, Moors Valley (01425 470721) has you covered. They can also arrange a spot of fishing in the Moors Lake. Set in its own gorgeous parkland amongst surrounding fields and farms, the grandeur and elegance of Breamore House (01725 512858) has changed little over the past 400 years. The Elizabethan Manor House and Countryside Museum are open for tourists from April until the end of October. And don’t forget to try Breamore Mizmaze! Paulton’s Park (023 8081 4442) has an array of rides and attractions, which include: a rollercoaster, a log flume, a water park, adventure golf and a 4D cinema. Peppa Pig World is Peppa’s very own theme park with 7 rides located inside Paulton's Park.

Food & Drink

The nearby community shop sells tasty, locally sourced food and all your everyday essentials. Dot’s is only a 10-minute walk away from 2 excellent pubs. The Horse and Groom (01725 510739) in Woodgreen has a decent selection of beer on tap, roaring fireplace in the winter and a lovely garden in the summer. Oh and there’s a 10% discount card for all Dot’s campers! For a warm South African welcome, head to the Bat & Ball (01725 512252). Also 10% discount on meals. This traditional local has varied menu and a daily specials board offering even more choices, including ‘exotic’ meats.


May bank holiday (25th–27th), August Bank Holiday (23rd–26th) and then every weekend (Friday–Sunday) from 12th July until 18th August.

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Contact Dot's Camping, Dot's Camping, Woodgreen Road, Breamore, Hampshire SP6 2AE

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Getting There

From Salibury: head south on the A338. Pass through the village of Downton and Breamore is the next village. On entering Breamore, go past the ‘Bat & Ball’ pub on the left and then turn left, signposted Woodgreen. Head along the road (over the old railway bridge and just past the New Forest National Park sign) and as the road bends slightly you will find Dot’s Camping on the right hand side. The drive is hard to see so take care.

Salisbury Railway Station and Bus Station are 10 miles up the road.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 52 reviews


Best Campsite ever!

Dot's site was in an abolutely beautiful location very close to 2 local pub restaurants which were also lovely. The campsite was extremely well maintained, with clear markings and very tidy. Social distancing measures we excellent with plenty of sanitizer and other things in place that made it seem very safe. There were brilliant shower and toilet facilities so clean they looked as nice as at home. The communal washing up area was also very cute with a fridge freezer which normally would be available for use but due to covid only freezer packs were allowed. It is also only a 15 minute drive to Go Ape, and even closer to local shops and brilliant areas of the new forest to walk and explore. On arrival a campfire was set up for us even as we arrived late at 7.30pm Dot came to greet us and during our stay was a lovely and friendly host. The site was very quiet and had a wonderful sleep. There is not one single thing I could give less than 5 stars to during our whole stay and I will never stay anywhere else in the new forest if Dot's site has spaces. The price is also extremely reasonable for the amenities and service. Thank you for our best camping weekend ever!

One of the very best...

Really lovely campsite. Great location, very well maintained and very clean and Dot and family were excellent hosts. One of the nicest sites we have ever stayed at. Plenty of space between pitches. Minutes from the beautiful River Avon and a short drive/cycle (and longer walk) into some of the loveliest bits of the New Forest. Highly recommend.
Sep 28, 2020 by Tom Bremner Verified Review

Perfect campsite

Honestly the best place I have ever camped. Everything was clear right from the beginning with an email picturing our plot location, which is a mown out area marked beautifully. Everything was super covid safe, distancing, cashless options, hand sanitizer and very obviously clean.On arrival clear signage and very beautiful location. Dot set up our campfire for us, ready on arrival. It was quiet and extremely well managed. A friendly greeting even when we arrived late at nearly 8pm. The washing facilities were spotless...honestly cleaner than at home sometimes. Showers were lovely, plumbed in toilets and washing up area. Even a freezer which during normal non covid times could be used for food which I absolutely loved! A bin bag and recycling bag were ready also with recycling on site. It's in a beautiful part of fordingbridge very near to 2 pubs. Maximum 15 minute walk to the one we went to over a lovely river. The pub was also brilliant. Dot and husband were wonderful hosts who even stopped for a chat. I wont be staying anywhere else now when I travel to the new forest and for the price it was above and beyond. Perfect weekend! :)
Sep 22, 2020 by Hazel Dixon

What a little gem

From the moment we arrived we knew that Dot’s Camping was special. Greeted by the lovely Dot herself we could choose from one of the beautiful manicured pitches punctuated with wild grass, flowers to encourage the local wildlife. Field views with the inquisitive cows as our neighbours. Facilities were top notch, again a sense of being at one with nature. Touches such as the local pub menus and cream tea deliveries just added the attention to detail. Fire pits and wood delivered to your pitch, amazing food sampled at the local pub just a 10 minute walk away, star gazing galore, what more could you ask for. Bubble and Squeak were also a delight to chat to in the morning! Thank you so much for a wonderful stay, see you very soon.

Great weekend at a fantastic campsite

We had a great late-season weekend camping at Dots. As many have said, the site is spotlessly clean and the facilities are excellent - the gas powered showers were nice and hot. My kids had a lovely holiday, there is a nice open space in the centre of the site and they could play with the new friends they made in easy view of adults. Dot was friendly and helpful as always; including saving my tent from flying away in high wind whilst I was out and about! We'll be back next year.
Sep 21, 2020 by Andy Butler Verified Review

Absolutely lovely

We had a lovely weekend at Dots and hope to return. Our children had the best fun and made some lovely friends. Campsite is peaceful, spotlessly clean, everything you need is on hand. Dot was always visible if you needed anything and was a great host. Loved the on-site pigs and goat / beautiful surroundings and very tranquil - we were sad to go home! The area is just lovely with good pubs, walks, beach and lovely farm shops close by - what more could you want! Thanks so much Dot - pls have us back soon! X
Sep 20, 2020 by Shirl

We stayed at Dots camping for two nights, the pitches were very spacious and we felt like we had our own little area to set up in. The facilities were great, a washing up area (with freezer and sink) and the showers were nice and hot! You enter the camp site through a clearing in the hedge which makes you feel you are escaping the world! A great setting and a very welcoming Dot!

Lovely quiet camp site!

We stayed at Dots camping for two nights, the pitches were a great size and we felt we had our own little area to get set up in. The cleaning facilities were great (fridge, washing area) and the showers were lovely and hot! You enter the camp site through a small clearing in the hedge which makes you feel like you are escaping the world! Great character and setting with a very welcoming Dot!

A stunning little site

Booked to stay for 2 nights over the weekend but ended up arranging to stay an extra 2 nights as it was just perfect! Facilities are spotless and regularly cleaned/sanitised. Showers with plentiful hot water and very spacious pitches. Lots of beautiful walks incorporating woodland, fields and rivers (with great swimming for humans and canines alike!) And to top it all off, 2 nice pubs within easy walking distance, both serving lovely food! What’s not to like?!!
Sep 15, 2020 by Jason & Claire

A Hidden Gem

A wonderful little campsite, where nothing was was left to chance, great for families and couples.lots of space between each plot, everything you need is here and is spotlessly clean. Added bonus was being able to have a campfire in the evening,especially as the nights where getting chillier. If you dont have your own you can hire them and buy wood from Dot. We had our dog with us who was made very welcome. We enjoyed lots of lovely walks in the beautiful surronding countryside, finished off with a ice cold beer in one of the two pubs that are both in walking distance from the site. I think what makes this placs extra special is the owner Dot, who was always on hand and nothing was ever to much trouble for her, and she clearly loved seeing everybody happy and having a good time We definitely will returning in the future

We keep coming back!

This was our 4th visit to Dots in 3 years which says a lot! We were a bit apprehensive after the events since March but we need not have worried. The facilities were spotless, thank you for your efforts to keep them that way. Lots of room in between pitches & plenty of space for a communal area for our 4 families. A big positive of this site is being allowed a camp fire, a lot of other places ban them nowadays. We have young children, the site is peaceful & safe for them to run around. We went to Hengitsbury Head, lovely beach & walk about 30 mins drive from Fordingbridge. See you next year!
Sep 5, 2020 by Claire

A glorious antidote to a funny old year

Dot's Camping was a fabulous place to spend August Bank Hol with a group of friends. True to her word, Dot kept the facililties spotless - popping in at the crack of dawn to spruce up the loos before the campers woke! The play area is perfect for a rounders game and all the children on the site joined in as the sun set on Sunday evening. My personal highlight was a dip in the river that is a stone's throw from the corner of the site. Just wonderful. We're already planning our return visit!

Beautiful site & family friendly

We just got back from a weekend at Dot's, and our first family camping trip. Any initial worries I had about camping with a toddler vanished as soon as we arrived. The pitches were nicely spaced out, the facilities close-by and super clean, and the whole site really pretty and well maintained. We camped with a couple of other families with kids the same age, and the layout of the site meant they could all run around and enjoy the freedom while we could easily keep our eyes on them. The little ones especially loved having the pigs and goats as our next door neighbours, and the adults loved the warm powerful showers and fire pit facilities ;-) Overall, would highly recommend and we will be returning next year for sure.
Aug 25, 2020 by Kirsten

genuinely fantastic experience

Dot's Camping is where I will recommend everyone to go camping in the New Forest. Easy local walks with fab views and nearby pub grub can only come second place to hiring one of Dot's fire pits. Spending the evening with our friends placing the next log on the fire at Dots made our summer!
Aug 24, 2020 by Laurence

A magical campsite oozing with charm & character

From the moment we arrived at Dot’s we knew we had found a special campsite. Dot’s is a tranquil haven, blessed with beautiful surroundings. The campsite is very well organised and very spread out. The vibe is chilled where family and friends can feel relaxed and enjoy the wealth of beauty around them. Dot and her husband were super friendly and helpful through out our stay. The fire pits which you can hire are set up for you and really add to the cozy nights on the campsite. We will be back again 100%
Aug 19, 2020 by Harvey

We had a wonderful few days!

The pitches are great, very spread out and spacious, and the facilities are super clean! Dot was great, very accommodating about arrival and leaving time. It was a nice added bonus to our evenings that we were able to have a fire pit!
Aug 17, 2020 by Marloes Wanrooij

Gorgeous site and wonderful facilities

A few of us booked for a weekend away, Dot was very friendly, relaxed and helpful. The facilities were amazing, clean and proper toilet and a fab shower We'll be sure to visit again
Aug 17, 2020 by Ian K Verified Review

First time family campers

Fantastic campsite with all the facilities you need. Super clean.

First-Timers with Small Children - highly recommended

It’s easy to see why Dot’s Camping is consistently rated a 5 star experience. Eager to try out camping with our kids, my wife googled campsites and came across Dot’s Camping. With some trepidation I agreed that the last-minute adventure would be fun - family bonding time, but secretly wondering how on earth we would cope with three children under 4 (including a 15 week-old). I needn’t have worried. If you’re thinking of camping with small children, Dot’s is a must-visit for fair-weather camping. The postcode takes you almost to the driveway (look out for signs in the hedgerow). Dot was on-hand to greet us warmly and explain everything. The showers were warm, the toilets clean and the washing up area had separate stations for both dish washing and teeth brushing. This area also has a freezer, tables and useful tourist information. (And I haven’t even mentioned the croissants and pain au chocolat Dot has delivered-to-order every morning) It’s clear to see she and her family take great pride in the site. What impressed me most was Dot’s ease with all the children on site. Whether chatting to our babbling two year old, showing our eldest girl her two pigs and goat, or putting the hose on (for a limited time) for all the kids to just go nuts, Dot really went the extra mile for children. The site has excellent visibility making it easy to keep an eye on wandering toddlers. Thank you Dot for a fantastic first experience of camping with my family. Yes I’ve had to address my inner control-freak but you made it much easier. I’m sure we’re spoiled for other sites now. We hope to see you next year. David, Beth, Charlotte, Catherine and Thomas xxxxx
Aug 28, 2019 by David and Beth

Response from Dot's Camping

Thank you for such a great review. It was lovely meeting you all and so glad you chose us for your first camping trip together. See you again soon ! 

Great family friendly campsite

We really enjoyed our stay at Dots. Beautiful part of the world, great facilities, a green play area for the kids, easy walk to two good pubs with big beer gardens (with roaming donkeys for extra charm). Couldn't recommend it more! Thanks Dot.

Response from Dot's Camping

Thank you for your lovely review. Hope to see you again soon !

Great weekend location

We had a great weekend here. Lovely site, and nice facilities for the size. The kids spent a lot of time playing rounders and other games in the big grassy play area. We tried both local pubs, very nice. Went the New Forest Water park, only just down the road. Some good bike trails locally. And went swimming in the river nearby. Thanks Dot.
Jul 31, 2019 by Andrew

Really enjoyed the experience- friendly owners and well kept

The pigs and goats are great for young children to feed. The space is clean and the kitchen and toilets are all nicely maintained and work well. It is not too big that you have a chance to lose your children. The food in the pub recommended was great with a 10% discount as well. (Horse and Groom) I would recommend this site.
Jul 22, 2019 by Simon Burke

Response from Dot's Camping

Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad you had a good weekend. Hope to see you again soon !

Quiet & pretty location

We had a short stay at Dots and loved it. Small site with great area for children to play. Clean showers and loos. Dot was was very friendly and was happy for all the kids help feed the pigs. Shallow river at the end of the drive so we had a paddle. Take jelly shoes. Fantastic food at the local pub too! Will be back!
Jul 21, 2019 by Charlotte

Response from Dot's Camping

Thank you for your lovely review. Glad you had a fab weekend . Look forward to seeing you again soon !

Fab family weekend - beautiful site

We had a lovely time- 2 bell tents, 2 bring your own- 8 adults, 5 children. Dot is very welcoming and helpful. The site is small and extremely well equipt, clean and close to loads of lovely activities/ forest. Very safe- we had four 2 year olds who loved the space. Bring your flip flops as there are thistles and stingers round the edges.
Jul 18, 2019 by Charlotte

Response from Dot's Camping

Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad the little ones enjoyed it so much. Having a safe play area for the children to run free is a big part of our site. Look forward to seeing you again soon !

Stinging nettles and thistles

Dot's Camping is a very friendly small site and we were made very welcomed by Dot, her husband and son. The site was spotless, all recycling and rubbish were emptied on a regular basis. Our only negative was the amount of stinging nettles and thistles on and around our site. All the adults had nettle sting on our hands and feet from the moment we started to unload the tents continuing until we made the final departure. This only got worse as we started to erect the tents and bang in tent pegs and then later packing up. The two small children in our group were stung on numerous occasions and had to wear shoes at all time, which wasn't the camping experience they were use to. I understand the philosophy of not wanting to use pesticides, however, if you are offering a campsite service, in my opinion, at least the pitches should be prickle and sting free.

Response from Dot's Camping

I am really sorry you were unhappy with your stay. It is a real shame that you didn’t think to mention anything while you were here. When you arrived, I did mention that we had a few thistles and also leave the nettles in many areas around the pitches. We are organic and are proud of the amount of bees, butterflies and other insects we have here. I did mention to you when you arrived that 1 of the pitches had a few thistles on it and not to pitch there, you were happy to pitch next to it and to use that pitch to park instead of your own pitch. I feel upset that you didn’t mention anything to myself or Brendan during one of the numerous conversations we had. You seemed happy with your stay while you were here. Our campers are very happy with the way the campsite is set out, it gives people space and some privacy between pitches.

Small and Family Friendly

We have just had a lovely bake holiday weekend at Dot's Camp Site. Very welcoming and family friendly site with basic but good facilities, which is all we needed and wanted. Great centre field for all the kids to play on. Easy access into the nearby forests, good local convenience shop in the village for all your basic needs and Dot even provides croissants in the morning! Would thoroughly recommend this small and pleasant site.
May 28, 2019 by Simon Verified Review

Response from Dot's Camping

Hello Simon
Thank you for lovely review. Glad you had a good time and enjoyed the croissants as well ! Hope to see you again soon.

Nice weekend

We stayed at Dot's for two nights. Very helpful and friendly owner of the site. Because of the size of the site, two showers are plenty for people to use without having to queue for long. The hot water in the washing up area is a bonus. Also the fire pit is great. Easy to light and keep the fire going well.
Aug 20, 2018 by Eva

Our sort of campsite...perfect!

We've just got home from a wonderfully relaxing weekend at Dot's - everything we could wish for! Very welcoming and helpful, small site and laid back, lots of space to pitch up, within an easy walk of two pubs, immaculate toilets and hot showers, wood for campfires, goats, pigs and ducks, croissants and pain au chocolat…. Thank you, Dot - we will definitely be back for some more cool camping!
Aug 19, 2018 by Dale and Louisa

A little gem of a campsite!

We had such a lovely time at Dot's camping. It was perfect for us and our 2 young children; a lovely large open area for children to play, cute goats to chat to, super helpful hosts, family friendly biking on the doorstep and beautiful scenery! Thanks! We'll be back next summer!
Aug 19, 2018 by Rhi

Tranquil and beautiful location, with lovely hospitality

We had an absolutely lovely time at Dots. The facilities are great, the campsite is cozy and intimate rather than a sprawling money making venture. Dot and her partner were kind, helpful and informative. The fresh pastries were delightful too! Thanks Dot, we will be back. Thanks for everything 😁
Aug 13, 2018 by Cristabelle

Happy Hoggy Holiday

This a lovely small, self contained camp site perfect for a group of families to holiday together. Facilities offered are basic but very clean and just what you need, with a sink, fridge and freezer, two showers and 3 toilets. Owners are friendly and so are the on site hogs, which children were allowed to help feed. Site also offer some tents for hire which for a novice camper made it much easier. It is also very close to a shop for supplies and two nice looking pubs. Thanks for a lovely stay. X
Jun 23, 2018 by Kirsten

Space, great facilities, quiet

I didn't organize the camp, however I found the place to be quiet and peaceful. The facilities were exactly what we needed, and there was lots of space between sites so I felt it was private enough. And, in the middle of nowhere, which is a nice change. Thanks.
Jun 22, 2018 by Rob

What lovely people!

Being past the age of enjoying discomfort and travelling with a partner who had never camped I opted for the fully fitted bell tent, (could easily sleep 12), supplied with bar-b-que. I made sure that we took the usual camping necessities such as bed linen, cutlery, crockery, cookware, paper napkins, firelighter, bar-b-que tools, candles, sugar, tea, coffee, etc. It all stayed in the car! Everything was provided! And the charming proprietors could not have been more obliging, being readily available without being intrusive. Communal facilities new and spotless. My partner now converted to camping, of a sort. Would go again.
Jun 22, 2018 by John

Wonderful camp site

My wife and myself booked the whole of Dot's campsite for a weekend in June 2018 for a birthday celebration, with family, friends and lots of kids. We had a fantastic time. The campsite is situated in a beautiful area. The pitches were all spacious, and the large common area provided lots of space for kids to play, so we didn't feel confined to our pitch. The facilities are excellent - simple but well thought out, well presented and clean. We hired both of Dot's bell tents which were large, comfortable and incredibly well kitted out. Dot was very helpful throughout, allowing another bell tent hire company to provide several more bell tents (which were great, but not as good as Dots!) and helping to arrange a hog roast on the site one evening. On the Saturday, many of our group visited nearby Moors Valley Country Park and were raving about it afterwards. We hope to be back soon!
Jun 21, 2018 by Ewan

Simply Wonderful

This is the second year in a row that we have visited this site as part of a much larger group of friends with young kids and once again we were made very welcome by Dot. We simply adore this site, it's friendly, relaxed and safe for the kids to run around due to its layout. All the plots are around the outer edge with a central playing area complete with tractor (massive hit), swing ball and sea-saw. There are no hedges so you can pretty much see the kids the whole time as they play and run around the mowed pathways throughout the site. We love the facilities. Charming hand made and colourful. No dull portacabins here. There are beautifully clean and functional. The washing up area has even had improvements since last time! The kids love the free ice pops in the shared freezer. There is recycling and a dog poo bin near the entrance and you can hire wood burners and buy wood for fires. Five minutes walk away is beautiful clear river perfect for taking the kids as it's slow and wading depth. Our group only live 10minuted away in nearby Fordingbridge but the site is so lovely I'm sure we will come again next year and bring the glorious weather with us again. My only tip is to persevere in trying to get hold of Dot by phone/email as she is obviously a busy lady ;) Dot is super nice and she even made a point in coming to say good bye to us when we were the last to leave last weekend (no rush to leave on a Sunday as no new arrivals) and she had to pop out. Thank you Dot for a lovely relaxed weekend.
Jul 13, 2017 by kat_splat

Wonderful campsite

This is a very welcoming, friendly campsite. Very well designed, perfect for families - kids loved the safe play area with ride on tractor and swing ball and adults watched on happily from the side. Spotless toilets and showers, with no queue as it's a small site. Dot is so helpful and accommodating, and it's the little touches that make this site such a pleasure to stay on. So much to do in the local area. We'll be back!
May 31, 2017 by Catherine


Dots camping has revived our view on camping, a lovely quiet site with pitches well spaced and area in the middle for children to play where you can keep an eye on them while relaxing by your tent. You are allowed camp fires and you can hire them if you do not have one. Lovely little touches like ice poles in the freezer for the children to have and you can use it for ice packs etc too. Dot is very welcoming and it all has a nice relaxed feel, toilets and sinks all kept nice and clean and most of all for us is that it is quiet especially later in the evening. A lovely little walk to a lovely country pub. We will be returning.
Aug 9, 2016 by saz


At very short notice, Dot managed to fit us in for a one night visit. Dot was very welcoming, the facilities clean (most importantly for me), the site relaxing (husband's requirement), and a safe area for my son to run around with other children he'd only just met playing on a toy tractor and generally having fun (most important thing for him). We will definitely be returning.
Aug 8, 2016 by Susan Jefferies

Jo Casebourne

My best friend and I just hired the whole site for our 40th birthdays and had 40 friends camping for the weekend. We had a really fantastic time. The photos on the website don't do the site justice - it's really lovely with great flat pitches and areas divided off so we had an adult camping area and kid's camping. The bell tents are beautiful and a magical place to stay and all the site facilities are great, including great showers and loos. Dot and Brendan are lovely and really helpful and there's a river a minute's walk from the site, which the kids and dog, not to mention the adults, loved swimming in. Couldn't recommend this enough for private hire, or for a lovely camping trip.

Jul 25, 2016 by Jo Casebourne

A little oasis with a big heart

I have just come back from Dot's after a weekend of celebrating my 50th birthday with friends and family. I discovered Dot's campsite online - i wanted somewhere exclusive for my friends and family to celebrate my birthday - i wanted pitches for the campers and somewhere a little less basic for the non campers amongst us, I wanted somewhere safe for the children (aged from 2 - 14 years) to play and located within easy reach of walks etc if for some reason guests wanted to escape the celebrations ….Dot's provided it all. We hired Dot's fully equipped yurts for the non campers and the rest of us pitched our tents on the mown grass. The facilities were beautifully clean - flushing loos, hot gas powered showers, freezer and use of a fridge. The children had a ball - playing cricket, football and just chasing each other around the site. We had cows in the field beside us, butterflies in the long grass and the children helped Dot feed the resident pig and goat. After a hard day on site we lit our communal camp fire and gathered around to catch up with each other. Dot had no objection to us putting up our rather large marquee and was very good in accommodating our Big Pan Man - The Swine Waiter - who came in to cook us a big birthday paella. We had all kinds of weather - sun, wind, rain, but most of all we all had a super time - the non campers amongst us have said they could do this again - the campers amongst us have said that this was one of the best camping trips they have done. I think Dot's provide everything you need either for a larger gathering or camping on your own as a family - Dot I think you have got things just right so don't go changing.
Jul 14, 2016 by Katie

5star back to basics

just arrived home from a fantastic weekend at Dots camping in one of the glamping bell tents. Arrived to a friendly and welcoming Dot and family who showed us all the facilities, including hot showers! Our 4 meter bell tent had all the equipment needed for a weekend camping! With wine and chocolates! Nice to have open fires and children very safe on the open field. Would recommend for couples, families and groups

Aug 31, 2015 by Colin


We stayed here a couple of weekends ago (sorry Dot it's taken me a while!) and it was delightful! It's hard to say exactly what gives Dot's the Xfactor, but its probably a combination of a flat site with loads of space, clean and well kept toilets, fabulously hot showers, Squeak the pig, Fire pits with (I'm told) decent kindling and Dot and Mr Dot who were both super friendly and welcoming. Loved every minute, Thank you!

Aug 26, 2015 by Jenni

Relaxing Stay

We had a wonderful, relaxing stay in one of Dot's fully equipped bell tents. The tent was beautiful complete with the tea-light chandelier, cosy quilts, cool box, camping stove, bbq, and fire pit, in fact all we needed to take was food, towels and toiletries. It's a great layout for families as the children play in the centre field which is easily visible from the tents. The toilets, sinks and showers are kept immaculately clean by the wonderful hosts - Dot and family, who also make you feel extremely welcome. We are looking forward to a return visit in the future.

Aug 24, 2015 by natandjem

Perfect for familes

We loved everything about Dots camping. Dot herself is the loveliest of hosts and she is meticulous about keeping the toilets, wash up areas and showers clean for her campers. She has thought about the little details which is what makes this place special. She keeps a stock of ice pops in the freezer for the children to help themselves to for free and the freezer is also available to use to re freeze ice packs. she provides washing up liquid and clean sponges and hand wash too. Dot has pigs and goats and during our stay, our children were invited in to feed and pet the resident pig 'squeak'. This was a highlight for our children. The campsite is layed out in such a way that you can see your children at all times whilst they are playing. It was a lovely family atmosphere and Dot was a really helpful host.

The campsite is set in a beautiful area with good pubs within walking distance. (We visited the Bat and Ball on foot and we're impressed with our experience) We also saw many ponies and donkeys with their babies freely roaming nearby which the kids were thrilled about!

Dot's also have two bell tents on site for those that prefer glamping. 

We will definately be returning to this lovely campsite.

Aug 17, 2015 by Becks Burston


Hi we have just returned from a family get together at Dots Campsite. We so enjoyed ourselves, including Granny! The site is small and very family friendly. Dot herself couldn't be more friendly and accommodating as we needed an extra night. They provide all the basics, food wise, which included marsh mallows, as it came as a wonderful surprise to see that open fires were permitted. Dot provides all you need for a truly family friendly stay. We loved the bunting, swing ball and wide open central area for playing rounders, and we're lucky enough to be staying with like minded other families so we all played together. A truly lovely, quiet site to explore the New Forest. 

Aug 3, 2015 by Abbottpip36

hidden gem

Dot has done a wonderful job of setting up such a delightful site. The site has a limited number of pitches and great big playing area/field, ideal for children (although we were an adult only group). Each pitch is really spacious with more than enough room for a large tent plus parking space for your car alongside it, with room to spare! Showers, toilets and washing up area whilst basic were immaculately clean each day of our stay and served us just fine. Showers were very hot and functioning perfectly at all times. Dot and her family were extremely welcoming and were nearby at all times if we required any assistance. Location of the site is great if you want to make trips into the New Forest as we did. All in all, a very relaxing weekend, we had a great stay here and hope to visit again soon!

Jul 20, 2015 by ozalp

Little gem

We have just returned from a brilliant weekend here, and wish we were staying longer. This is an incredibly relaxing campsite, beautifully located and with a fantastic vibe to the place. There is loads of space for children to play, and the site is not too crammed so it feels quite personal. The hosts could not be more welcoming - Dot is always around to help, but not fussily over attentive. The facilities are sufficient and clean, and leave you wondering why anything else larger sites provide is actually necessary. This is a great place to leave your cares behind and enjoy quality time with your loved ones. We will definitely be returning!

Jul 19, 2015 by antonygoode

Super lovely!

An absolutely lovely campsite! Friendly, open, well structured with some really nice touches. There are washing up bowls, washing up liquid, great fire pits, really child and dog friendly. Recycling facilities! 

The layout is fantastic, clearly marked pitch areas and "roads", creating a large safe area for kids to play in - with bats, balls, toy tractor and lots of other lovely kids!

We will absolutely be back!

Jul 19, 2015 by ClanDawson

Relaxing, friendly

Absolutely loved it at this site, field is not too big and set out brilliantly, the kids have a fantastic playing are and no matter where your tent was you could keep an eye on the kids whilst relaxing at the tent. Dots and her husband were extremely friendly and also my 2 kids made great friends with there son. Facilities were very clean and every morning and evening I would see dot cleaning it all. Already looking at dates to book again as my kids cried when we went home and they want to go back very soon, if they had it there way they would go there every weekend and so would we if we didn't have to work as it was so relaxing. Thank you dot and your husband, see you again in a couple of weeks!

Jul 12, 2015 by Aaron &anna

Amazing reception

My family and friends were so welcomed by Dot and her family at this quiet, beautiful and ridiculously clean site. We will definitely be back just to receive the warm reception and attention to detail let alone the fire pit and peace.

Jul 12, 2015 by SCateridge

Nice touch

In essence, this is just a basic field with a small washing up and shower block and not much else HOWEVER, Dot has put such caring touches all over the site, it truly is a lovely place to stay.

She provides washing up liquid, the shower blocks are decorated with a "beach theme" and it is very child friendly. Dot and her husband are so welcoming and friendly, and are not the "lurking" kind of hosts that you sometimes find when camping. 

Jun 29, 2015 by Robs007

Sweet, Retro and child friendly

Dot's camping was delightful. A small field filled but not overstuffed with happy families and the occasional couple. Amenities were basic (porterloos) but pristine, with fabulous hot showers and very few queues surprisingly. Dot and her husband were on hand to help with queries giving a genuinely caring personal touch.  2 pigs and 3 goats added to the country charm combined with pretty touches like bunting for a summery retro feel. Nice to be able to have open fires (in fire pits). A great location: 10 miles from Salisbury, even closer to Fordingbridge and the New Forest, lots of great walks on the doorstep and 2 pubs serving food within a 15 minute walk.  Really good fun, and somewhere I would recommend for families, walkers and first timers.

May 29, 2015 by CattintheHat

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