Chapelfield Camping at Godshill

UK England South East England Hampshire Fordingbridge

  • Distance markers for shower/toilets queues
  • Contactless check in
  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Daily deep cleaning of common areas
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
A popular, pop-up New Forest campsite with campfires permitted and a pub within walking distance

Down a narrow, tree-lined lane and opposite a former Methodist Chapel that inspired the meadow’s name, this pop-up campsite is a peaceful, no-frills affair. Open for just 28 days each summer and helmed by affable hosts Graham and his wife Tracy, Chapelfield Camping is a true New Forest Camping scene; a patchwork of colourful tents and idle bicycles, speckled by families gathered round campfires. In the north west of the national park and within strolling distance of the local pub, it’s an ideal basecamp for New Forest adventures.

Tents reign at Chapelfield (save for the odd campervan that’s willing to do without electricity), so campers young and old are free to roam and play, unencumbered by bulky caravan rigs. There’s a choice of informal pitches, with large family spaces and separate spots for couples, while the campsite's founder and previous owner, Sarah now offers a collection of furnished bell tents in a quiet corner under the moniker Arniss Bell Tents.

The New Forest pastures make for easy peg bashing for campers and the meadow offers mostly level terrain with plenty of spare space, while at really busy times a neighbouring field is opened up ensuring you’ll never feel too crowded. A small pop-up shop also sells a handful of essentials you may have forgotten – pegs, matches, marshmallows for an evening feast. Otherwise, facilities remain on the basic side but are more than adequate and, moreover, immaculately clean and available 24 hours a day.

Follow the lead of the other campers and bring bikes on your camping holiday. You won’t regret it. The surrounding national park is a paradise for such non-motorised transportation and anyone with a bike, horse or just a pair of walking shoes will end up forgetting about the car altogether. It’s certainly no bad thing. It’s a five-minute walk to the pub, a little further to the riverside, and not too far to charming Fordingbridge. All in all, the relaxing vibe of Chapelfield suits the leisurely life you’re able to lead here.

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Details

Facilities

No frills but more than adequate facilities. For 2020 we will have 2 hot water shower units each with 12 individual cubicles with external doors.  6 of the showers have a dressing area, sink and mirror whilst the other 6 are in a brand new shower only set-up.  We have portable-style toilets, washing-up sinks (with washing-up consumables), drinking water taps, mobile device charging points and a freezer for ice packs (which we will provide in return for a deposit and then sanitise / re-freeze as you need them) . Campfires are permitted but must be raised off the grass in firepits. Pits are available to hire and logs and charcoal are sold on site. A tiny pop-up shop sells milk, bread and other camping essentials.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, motorhomes, well-behaved dogs – yes. Large adult-only groups, caravans – no.

Nearby

The campsite is located 2 miles outside of Fordingbridge and ½-mile (a 10-minute walk) from Sandy Balls Holiday Park (08442 491193), home to all the extra amenities you might fancy (including a swimming pool, bike hire and children's playgrounds). There are a number of good cycle routes running directly from the campsite into the heart of the New Forest – keep your eyes peeled for the wild ponies and deer this area is so famous for. By car the Beaulieu Estate is worth a visit, home to a fabulous motor museum (01590 612345), or head to Paultons Park (02380 814442), a popular family attraction and home to Peppa Pig World. The New Forest Wildlife Park (02380 292408) is also a rightful favourite, home to a range of animals native to the British Isles. It's a few miles east of Lyndhurst just off the A35. Adventurous guests will also enjoy the& New Forest Water Park about 10 minutes from Chapelfield and Moors Valley Country Park also offers great days out for younger adventurers. We are just over half an hour from some beautiful beaches.

Food & Drink

The Fighting Cocks (01425 652462) is a cracking little local pub about 5 minutes walk away that serves food and ales all day long. It's popular with walkers and riders, boasting lovely summer views of the heathland. Your hosts also recommend The Horse and Groom (01725 510739) at Woodgreen, The Foresters Arms (01425 652294) at Frogham and the The Royal Oak (01425 652244) at North Gorley – all within 3 miles of Chapelfield. There’s a popular riverside pub, The George (01425 652040) at Fordingbridge.  Both the Farmyard Cafe at Hockey's Farm Shop (01425 652542) in Gorley and The Potting Shed at Hyde are well worth a mention for their excellent breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea options. If you're really looking to push the boat out, The Three Lions (01425 652489) in Stuckton boasts modern British/French cuisine cooked by a former Michelin starred chef, plus a 150-bin wine list. Past diners include Madonna and Ted Heath.

Opening Times

Late July–end of August.

The Owner Says

This is our second year at Chapelfield which is a much-loved camping field set within the New Forest National Park in the village of Godshill near Fordingbridge. We had a brilliant time in 2019 welcoming guests to Chapelfield and received great reviews for which we are really grateful.

We are open from Friday 31st July until Tuesday 1st September (to allow you to enjoy the whole of the August Bank Holiday Monday with us if you'd like to do that!). We are in a very peaceful location but near to local amenities including a very popular New Forest pub within just a few minutes walk, footpaths directly from Chapelfield, some excellent cycling territory, just over 30 minutes drive to some lovely beaches and the many tourist activities of the New Forest and surrounding area all within easy reach. Our aim is to provide you with really good facilities and a great relaxing break.

There will be some changes for 2020 that will, we hope, make for even more enjoyment of this lovely place and we look forward to welcoming you to Chapelfield. Graham & Tracey (G&T!)

Location

Contact Chapelfield Camping at Godshill, Woodgreen Road, Godshill, Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 2LP

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Getting There

Directions from Cadnam (M27 Junction 1): Take the B3078 to Godshill, 10 miles. Pass the Fighting Cocks pub on the right and take the next right turn (sign posted Woodgreen). Chapelfield Camping is about 300 meters on the left.

Directions from Ringwood: Take the A338 from Ringwood and follow the signs to Fordingbridge, 5 miles (there are also brown road signs for Sandy Balls). At Fordingbridge take the B3078 to Godshill, 3 miles. Drive through the village and cross the cattle grid. Turn left just before the Fighting Cocks pub (there’s a small signpost for Woodgreen). Chapelfield Camping is about 300 metres on the left hand side.

The nearest train stations (Salisbury and Ashurst) are both around 12 miles away, so it's quite a trek. There are frequent bus services from Salisbury to Fordingbridge, though, and from Bournemouth too.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 70 reviews

★★★★★

Lovely Quiet Campsite

The campsite is run by lovely people who couldn’t have been more helpful. Ideal for visiting the New Forrest, set in a lovely quiet location. The facilities by the reception area are good and there are lots of washing up stations and toilets dotted around the site. On a couple of nights there were visiting food trucks which is a real bonus. Good sites for families and couples.
Sep 6, 2020 by JoanneS
★★★★★

Great site in a beautiful location

Fabulous weekend, clean facilities and plenty of hot water all made for a comfortable stay. Great helpful team on site well organised and good food options for families. Super location to explore beautiful countryside and beyond, would definitely recommend and happy to return.
★★★★★

Very happy and pleased

You can never plan on the weather over bank holiday. But the field itself water drains away very quickly. The facilities are great, running cold water allocated in both fields. Toilet facilities portaloo cabins are cleaned are kept in great condition. Hot running showers in the entrance field are again great can’t complain. Would recommend and will be coming back.
Sep 2, 2020 by Michael Gubby
★★★★★

Lovely long weekend

We really enjoyed our stay at Chapelfields. The staff were really helpful, the facilities were nice and clean. There was ample parking and the pitches were a good side and good location. Excellent.
Sep 2, 2020 by Nikki
★★★★★

Great Family festival vibe

We loved our stay. Facilities are basic but very clean and showers nice and hot: There was a constant availability of firewood, croissants, on site bespoke food vans, I’ve cream van and not to mention the Tuk Tuk rides. Lovely people running and working at the site, couldn’t have been more helpful. Would thoroughly recommend.
★★☆☆☆

Tight Squeeze

This site was very different to other sites we have visited through Cool Camping in that it felt very cramped. The field in which the site is based is rented for the month of August by a couple who then run the site on the land. It felt like they were trying to maximise profit in the short time they had and as a result everything was monetised (a fire pit cost £25 to rent for three nights) and every useable (and, in some cases, unusable) space was filled. The toilets are portaloos and the showers are a rented trailer and weren’t very nice. The pitches were about 12m squared but there was only 1-2 meters between them. The pitch next to us had 3 tents and two vans crammed in housing six adults and two dogs. We booked 3 pitches for three families but were told we could have booked just one for all of us. In the end, despite having three pitches, we did have to cram in a bit because one of the pitches was so sloped it was not practical for camping on. Because it was so cramped, noise is an issue and the site is very strict about the 11pm curfew. We were still sat around our camp fire at just gone 11, we were talking quietly but the guy who runs the site popped up out of nowhere to tell us that it was just gone 11 and that he could still hear us. It was a bizarre conversation because he then said that we were fine, but that it was past 11, implying that we should be going to bed but ending on “enjoy the camp fire” it all felt a bit passive aggressive and over the top. He didn’t however seem to mind people getting up at 5am and talking in normal/loud voices with dogs barking and pooing near our tent. All of the issues we had with the site could have been resolved by having a lot more space between pitches and, to a lesser extent, hiring better toilets and showers. The new Forrest is beautiful but we will be visiting a different campsite next time.
Aug 31, 2020 by Lucy M
★★★☆☆

Not what we expected

The campsite is in a lovely location ideal for New Forest adventures. Fordingbridge is lovely and has a Coop and Tesco Express for all your daily supplies. The owners were helpful and friendly, despite us not being completely happy with our pitch and facilities. We were on pitches 97 and 98 and 97 is really not suitable for a tent as it is sloped. It was uncomfortable to sleep on and the kids would end up at the foot of their beds due to sliding down. We also couldn't put much on our camping table as it slid off. We were told the campsite was at full capacity so we couldn't move, but many pitches remained empty for the whole week we were there. We were later offered 2 other options but the first was right next to the loos and the other meant we couldn't be directly next to our friends who we'd come with. The other big issue was the toilets. We were in the second field, which only had 6 portaloos with no sinks to wash your hands, just sanitiser (the showers, hot water washing up sinks and loos with sinks were in the main field) and we didn't feel this was acceptable. With 5 kids between us, a 10-minute walk in the wind and rain to loos with sinks and hot water to wash up wasnt convenient. You need to wash your hands after going to the loo and with the coronavirus pandemic going on, hand washing facilities are essential. All in all, we made the best of it, but wouldn't go back.
Aug 31, 2020 by Vicky
★★★★★

Friendly and well run site.

This is a basic site, 2 very pretty fields with potable toilets, showers and washing up facilities. The pitches are a great size and you can have bbqs and fire pits. The owners are super helpful and friendly, and there’s a pop up shop for basic facilities. There’s also regular food companies coming on to site- the gourmet burgers were fantastic! The weather was terrible when we went but the owners went above and beyond expectations to maintain the safety and cleanliness of the facilities. There are lots of great walks within a short distance with unbeatable scenery, and plenty to do in the surrounding areas.
Aug 30, 2020 by Mel Cameron
★★★★★

Fantastic long bank holiday break

Fantastic helpful owners, very very clean, great facilities especially as it’s a pop up campsite, great location and a pub just up the road
★★★★★

Really chilled, laid back grass roots camping

What a lovely site; right next to a to a lovely little pub and beautiful walks, donkeys & horses. Wonderfully clean & friendly with more than adequate toilets and nice hot washing up and shower facilities - Graham & family have thought of everything - pop up shop selling all the basics and a well organised system for frozen icepacks. Well spaced out pitches with lots of field space for the children to play and be free. We will definitely be returning
★★★★★

Really friendly and helpful. Lovely location

All the staff at Chapelfield were really welcoming and friendly. The facilities were really clean and cleaned often throughout the day. The pitch we had was really good and flat and close to everything. There is a lovely pub just up the road with great food. Considering it rained alot and was super windy, we had a really lovely time and would highly recommend! Thank you 😊
★★★★★

Wonderful site and location

The site was great , owners are lovely and helpful. the facilities are all you need, the local pub has a great play area for kids and lots of ponies nearby
★★★★★

Peaceful, idyllic, friendly getaway!

Large grassy pitch, Hot showers, clean toilets, friendly/helpful staff, large campsite and great facilities. Lovely pub right next door surrounded by donkeys! Not even a ten minute walk/5 minute drive to the most beautiful walks in the new forest, full of all types of beautiful animals. Enjoyed one of our evenings with a fire pit and logs that the camp provided us. The perfect 4 day getaway if you’re looking for something peaceful for a couple! Also very cheap considering the facilities provided and the great location! Would highly recommend and would come back ourselves! Thank you Godshill campsite for a wonderful stay. Love Olivia & Cody x
Aug 28, 2020 by Olivia Wray Verified Review
★★★★★

Excellent campsite

A good pitch with a friendly welcome and friendly stay. Nice footpaths nearby. Good location. Noisy neighbours one night but not the campsites fault . Excellent facilities inc charging phone points - needed :). Very clean toilets and shower cubicles. Try the Tuc tucs as worth a laugh and quite fast.
Aug 27, 2020 by Angela Weeks Verified Review
★★★★★

Superb site

Excellent location. staff and facilities Everything we needed was there and anything we thought of after we arrived the staff were excellent in helping with advice. We’ll definitely be back!
Aug 26, 2020 by Nick Humby Verified Review
★★★★★

Excellent stay in windy weather

It was our first time at chapelfield and we will definitely be back again. Even before we arrived I was impressed with the customer service experienced by phone and email. We had a great spot in the first field. Not far from the loos and showers. Walks in the local area were great. Opportunity to get pizza and fish and chips was a fantastic rest from cooking. During a very stormy night Graham and team were on hand most of the night checking on things and making sure everyone was ok. Wonderful service thank you!
Aug 25, 2020 by ClareB
★★★★★

Wonderful experience

An amazing camping experience. Wonderful reception on arrival, designated plot for tent, great little shop to stock up on essentials. Daughter delighted with the tuk tuk ride around the local area. Showers and toilets exceptionally clean. Firepit delivered to our tent. Local pub great and donkeys added to its charm. Wished we had booked for longer. Will return next year for sure.
Aug 24, 2020 by Mel Simms Verified Review
★★★★★

Everything you need!

For our first time camping with kids (a group of dads with 4 year olds in tow), and amidst the COVID crisis, needless to say we were a little nervous. However everything at Chapelfield was efficient, the hosts were friendly, and the facilities were clean. We didn't use the on-site shop, but it looked to have all the essentials you'd need should you forget or run out of something. We did rent a fire pit which was perfect for toasting marshmallows, not to mention sitting round with a few beers after the kids have gone to bed when the evening gets chilly. I'd definitely recommend Chapelfield for families, there's plenty of space to run around, and we had the bonus of tuk tuk rides which the kids loved! We had a great time!
★★★★★

Really lovely location

This was our first uk camping trip. This camping ground is wonderful. Excellent location and beautiful area. The facilities and staff were great. Would definitely recommend.
★★★★★

Perfect location, clean and friendly

We had a fabulous time. The site is easy to find, well maintained and the facilities really clean. The people are very friendly! We had terrible rain and with a small baby decided to cut our stay a day short, but the nice weather days we had were fantastic. Very dog and child friendly and we loved the no noise after 10 policy! It made it super peaceful! Will be back!
Aug 21, 2020 by Natasha
★★★★★

Fantastic mini break

We came here with our 2 kids and dog and had a pitch next to our family. This site was basic but had everything you might need. The porta style loos were the cleanest I have ever used and the showers were also clean and hot, both were cleaned 4 times a day by a very dedicated team of staff! The site was very dog friendly and the bonus of the Gourmet Burger van on the day when it absolutely poured down was a welcome addition. The site was very spacious and social distancing was easy thanks to the well thought out pitch sizes and spacing. Shop was well stocked and the hosts were always on hand to help and answer questions. We had a lovely few days here!
★★★★★

Happy campers

We decided to change our venue this year. As we’re creatures of habit, it was quite daunting trying somewhere new. But I have to say, we were made very welcome by Tracy and Graham. They provided all that was needed for recycling and plenty of fire wood for the evening. The crossiants were a nice touch for breakfast and if you didn’t fancy cooking, the pizza van and burger van were an added bonus. We really enjoyed staying here and will recommend it to our friends. Maybe see you again next year. Thanks Tracy and Graham for the directions to a quieter beach as we did have the hottest day of the year so far and didn’t want to be cramped up on Bournemouth beach.
Aug 20, 2020 by jo moore Verified Review
★★★★★

Fire pits and Tuk Tuks were among the highlights

Really lovely family campsite at the top of the hill which meant it wasn't at all muddy even though there was plenty of rain. The manager was extremely helpful and always on hand to give advice about activities. Very well located for trip to Moors Valley and not far from the coast, even via the more scenic route through the New Forest. Plenty of toilets, sinks and showers which were regularly cleaned. Pitfire hire was the icing on the cake, and the Tuk Tuk ride around the campsite for the kids was the cherry on top.
Aug 19, 2020 by Linus G
★★★★★

Friendly clean safe

On arrival staff were very informative and friendly the whole site was set up for the latest covid 19 restrictions, all cleaning facilities ie toilets/showers/washing up were cleaned regularly with ample stations on site so there were no queues. We would highly recommend this site for families and dog loving campers.
★★★★☆

A decent pop up

This is a pop up campsite, but done well. We recently spent 3 nights here and have to say, we were impressed. On arrival and following rectification of an issue with the pitch allocation we are able to get pitched and set up with no problems. Pitches are well marked out with tonnes of space, so you will never feel cramped or crowded. This is an undulating site, so you could end up having to pitch on a slope. We were lucky and had two level pitches. There were plenty of clean port-a-loo style toilets on site, and we were close to a drinking water stand pipe and a cold water washing up sink, which was often used by people to brush their teeth, which was not great, but obviously people think this is acceptable. There were plenty of clean showers, which had plenty of hot water and never a queue. This is also where you will find the hot water sinks for washing up. A well-stocked shop provided a varied selection of items and staff were always on hand to help. Whilst we were here, both burger and Pizza trucks where on site, can’t comment on the burgers, but the Pizza’s, provided by Pizza Pig, were excellent. The kids loved the tuk-tuk rides, which was something a bit different. If I did have any gripes, it would be the strict no music rule, which does seem to be the rule across a number of sites in the area, but it seems redundant when after the 11pm curfew you could hear music blaring from the very near by Sandy Balls holiday park. Talking of the curfew, I have seen a number of comments/reviews on other review sites about people being told to go to bed, we did not see this happening and there were people up past this time, however, I think the rule is well respected, so I don’t think it’s as militant as some would like you to believe. On the whole this is a nice family site and would consider coming back.
★★★★☆

A decent pop up.

We recently spent 3 nights here and have to say, we were impressed. On arrival and following rectification of an issue with the pitch allocation we are able to get pitched and set up with no problems. Pitches are well marked out with tonnes of space, so you will never feel cramped or crowded. This is an undulating site, so you could end up having to pitch on a slope. We were lucky and had two level pitches. There were plenty of clean port-a-loo style toilets on site, and we were close to a drinking water stand pipe and a cold water washing up sink, which was often used by people to brush their teeth, which was not great, but obviously people think this is normal. There were plenty of clean showers, which had plenty of hot water and never a queue. This is also where you'll find the hot water sinks for washing up. A well-stocked shop provided a varied selection of items and staff were always on hand to help. Whilst we were here, both burger and Pizza trucks where on site, can’t comment on the burgers, but the Pizza’s, provided by Pizza Pig, were excellent. The kids loved the tuk-tuk rides, which was something a bit different. If I did have any gripes, it would be the strict no music rule, which does seem to be the rule across a number of sites in the area, but it seems redundant when after the 11pm curfew you could hear music blaring from the very near by Sandy Balls holiday park. Talking of the curfew, I have seen a number of comments about people being told to go to bed at 11pm. We did not see this happening and there were people up past this time, so I don’t think it’s as militant as some would like you to believe. On the whole this is a nice family site and would consider coming back next year.
★★★★★

Wonderful family friendly pop up campsite.

We had a great weekend with family at this lovely campsite. They've thought of everything, and though the facilities were simple, they were very very clean. Pitches we're generous and well laid out. We took advantage of the Pizza van on Friday night. Then took the very short walk to the pub in Godshill on Saturday, which was surrounded by roaming donkeys and had a big outside and children's play area to kept the toddlers happy. Great location and lovely vibe, we'd come again!
Aug 17, 2020 by rlockett Verified Review
★★★★★

Lovely camp site

We stayed here on Saturday with our 2 friends and dog. It was really well organised, lovely pitch with good space, the shop was very handy, local pub a 5 minute walk and clean toilets. We'll be back - thank you!
Aug 17, 2020 by Rachael JOB
★★★★☆

Great little pop-up campsite

Lovely spacious pitches with room for a car and gazebo and also had a 2m Covid zone around the edges as well. The pitch was slightly sloping so make sure you position your tent the right way around. Also, get some stronger tent pegs as the ground is very stony. The site was well organised tidy and well organised with okay showers, could have been a bit warmer. Toilets were portaloos which aren’t the nicest but staff did their best to clean up to 4 times a day. The TukTuk rides looked fun if a little pricey. The on-site shop had a good range of essentials, though only take cash. The also supply ice blocks for a deposit to keep your chilled goods from spoiling. There was Pizza and fish and chips vans for dinner all onsite on Fridays and Saturdays. The pub at the top of the lane is less than five minutes walk and had good food and selection of drinks though the covid measures were a little confusing. The ponies and donkeys also like to congregate around the pub so good to spend some time there with the children. Lots to do in local area with walking and bike rides and the sea within half an hour.
Aug 17, 2020 by Alan Knape
★★★★★

Excellent but basic

Two beautiful fields in a great location. Basic facilities but amazingly clean and well kept. Very helpful team. Request the back field for some incredible sunsets.
★★★★★

Lovely family-friendly site

Simple but lovely camp site with a really friendly atmosphere and lots of space for kids to play and explore. The hosts were really welcoming and helpful and the shop had a much greater range of products than I was expecting, all at reasonable prices. The fire pits you could hire were a really nice touch and gave the site a lovely atmosphere and smell in the evening. There are a number of good walks you can do from the site without using the car and the local pub is fab with a playground for the kids and loads of ponies wandering around and stopping the traffic outside to provide constant entertainment! The site was also well adapted to meet Covid precautions with plenty of sanitising stations and regularly cleaned facilities. My children and I really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be returning to this site in future for a longer stay.
Aug 14, 2020 by Grace Leyman Verified Review
★★★☆☆

Nice location

All in all a nice camp. The showers were clean but didn't go much on the portaloos as they smelt of urine. Our pitch was on a sloping piece of ground which was very annoying to position the beds.Also you are not allowed to play music at all which is a shame maybe a cut off time of about 10 pm would of been nice. There was somebody singing and playing a guitar and every time the wardens came to tell them off it would stop them start up again which was funny and i don't think the noise bothered anyone to be honest. The pub nearby is lovely and served great food. Camping in the forest sites better value for money and less restricting and proper toilets . Must say the workers at the camp were very nice though.
Aug 14, 2020 by Lisa Bowden Verified Review
★★★☆☆

Nice location

Lovely camp in a nice location. Unfortunately our pitch was on a very uneven piece of ground. The showers were nice and clean but didn't go much on the portaloo as they smelt of urine.Also its a shame that you are not allowed to play music at all. Agreed nobody wants music all night long but until a reasonable hour would of been great. The tent nearby had a guitar playing and singing and was quite funny as the camp wardens came to try and tell them off and as soon as they went it would start up again. Prefer camping in the forest sites for value for money .
Aug 14, 2020 by Lisa Bowden Verified Review
★★★★★

Chilled, spacious, heaven in a field!

Lovely spacious pitches with room for a car and gazebo. Really tidy and well organised with great showers. Toilets were portaloos which aren’t the nicest but staff did their best to clean up to 4 times a day. My kids loved the rides on a tuk tuk....lots of squeals and laughter. Pizza and fish and chips for dinner all onsite. Great idea and makes a change from a bbq. Lots to do in local area with walking and bike rides and the sea within half an hour. What’s not to like????
Aug 11, 2020 by Lisa
★★★★★

Lovely, relaxing, peaceful site!

When we arrived there were more people than i had expected and i was a little concerned re ability to social distance etc BUT i had no need to worry, the site was set up so well and everyone was aware and considerate, the facilities were excellent and kept clean regularly, a few people tried to flought the no noise after 11 policy but the site ensured they were aware and there were no further incidents... The local pub was lovely and welcoming and the visiting ice cream van was a godsend as we were all melting in the heat daily lol! 🏕️☀️🌡️... Nothing to not recommend this site for and the fire pit was great for marshmallows though not needed for warmth lol... Had to be done though!
★★★★★

An extremely well run site in a great location

Perfectly positioned to explore the beautiful New Forest, Chapelfield is an extremely friendly and well run site. If you want to party, look elsewhere. If you want a safe and relaxing base to explore the beauty around, you've come to the right place. The fish and chips from the van were superb!
Aug 10, 2020 by Peter Aylett Verified Review
★★★★★

Just returned from a 5 day stay at this fantastic camp site with my daughter & our 2 collies.

Very friendly staff. A well maintained site. The owners have thought of everything from free phone charging to hiring tent pegs & ice blocks. Will definitely be returning next year.
★★★★★

The perfect campsite for social distancing right now, well run and spotless with thoughtful personal touches..

The staff are super friendly and offer everything you need on the site. We were nervous given social distancing requirements, but everything was really thought out, everything cleaned regularly. They also have clear policies on noise, which everyone adhered to, making it a happy, family friendly, well slept campsite. The setting is gorgeous, with lovely walks surround, you are also well placed for days out around the forest or coast. Personal Tuk Tuk tours are a quirky addition to a site, there are also visits from excellent eatery vans, we are top notch gourmet burgers and pizzas on the days we fancied being off the camp stove. Highly recommend and will return.
★★★★★

Lovely getaway with the family (including the dog!!)

Lovely setting and good size pitches. We bought our dog along and were pleasantly surprised at the good dog walks surrounding the field and the fact they didn't insist on having them on leads all the time (our dog spends most of her time chasing her ball!) There is lots to do in the New Forest and we explored Key Haven for crabbing and getting the ferry across to Hurst Castle. We also found the dog friendly beach at Highcliffe. There are plenty of walks to do too that are not too far for little legs! The site owners were always on hand to answer questions or queries and the ice pack exchange was really handy. The facilities were clean, especially the showers we only felt there weren't enough toilets but this was mentioned and more toilets were added. They definitely listen to what the guests have to say! We are looking at returning next year as we enjoyed it so much 😊
★★★★★

Lovely peaceful getaway

Set in an idyllic location, right on the new forest common, with plenty of fun exploring to do. The facilities were also so clean and a lovely little shop for essentials. Staff were very friendly and helpful and they have done everything possible to ensure hygiene and safety in these current times. Will definitely be booking again!
Aug 6, 2020 by Ruth king Verified Review
★★★★★

Well thought out campsite in a great location

We had a great weekend here, much better than I expected as I normally choose wilder campsites so staying in a field wasn't honestly what I was looking forward to, but it was really well managed. Good spaces between the tents, clean and plentiful portaloos and sparkling clean showers. There was lots of hot water in the showers (other sites I've been to the hot water can be a bit of a gamble!) and easy reachable water taps and washing up places (although only one with hot water). The being quiet at night, (someone came round to remind us), was actually great, lovely quiet night with out listening to other people partying! Firepits to hire was fantastic, a real winner with my family. Also nice touches were the bin bag and recycling bucket given to us when we arrived. Great walks from the campsite and helpful information available at the shop for. Great idea with the visiting food vans too. We would definitely go back.
Aug 3, 2020 by Sue
★★★★★

Great campsite!

I didn't have especially high expectations, as we've always camped in Hollands Wood which seemed to have more facilities and is more central. However, with Hollands Wood closed until next year we thought we'd give Chapelfield a try. We were delighted with it, and have said that next time we will come here ahead of Hollands Wood/other campsites. What was great was: - The size of the site. Small enough to feel like a community but big enough to have good facilities - Lots of toilets dotted about. No longer have the dreaded 4am walk for the loo as you can get to a toilet within 100 metres wherever you camp - Everything was clean and good Covid measures had been put in place - You can hire fire pits, whereas other campsites often prohibit them - Lovely and quiet at night. No music, loud parties etc - the atmosphere seemed very considerate - Good space for young children to run about and the set up means you are close enough to other tents for them to make friends with other children to play with, plus they are generally in sight when running off to play tag etc Our expectations were certainly exceeded - not something that often happens
★★★★★

Loved it. Awesome campsite

Had a really good weekend here. Big open field with plenty of space for each pitch, clean portaloos and hot showers. Also washing up station, recycling and pop up shop selling bits and bobs like food and refundable ice pack. Moments walk from Fighting Cocks pub which is very nice, and Fordingbridge is a short drive away. Also a nice idea to have food vans (fish and chips, pizza, ice cream) show up on site on the evenings we were there. Think a bacon roll and coffee van would also go down well ;) Can’t recommend highly enough, will be back.
★★★★★

Cracking campsite

We had a brilliant weekend away, the campsite has great facilities that are regularly cleaned and maintained. The staff a very helpful and meet you upon arrival and willing to help throughout the stay. The addition of catering vans on weekends are great when you don’t fancy cooking for the night. Great location for a weekend away.
★★★★★

Great campsite

Brilliant setting and facilities with friendly staff members to meet and assist throughout our stay. Very clean campsite facilities and if you fancy a night off from cooking, food vans are there to cater over the weekends. Cracking stay, will definitely be visiting next year.
★★★★★

Great campsite

I had a wonderful time at Chapelfield Camping and can't recommend it enough. The site and facilities were very well looked after and cleaning was performed regularly. There were also plenty of hand sanitizers throughout the site and social distancing was implemented so each pitch had plenty of space either side. Campsite also had some great food available on both nights I was there so didn't have to travel. The shop also stocked all the essentials. A short walk from the site you could see plenty of donkeys and ponies near the Fighting Cocks pub and a short drive to see all other kinds of animals (I saw deer, geese, cows, bulls, ponies and donkeys in a short period). Godshill woods was also lovely and a short drive from the campsite.
★★★★★

Great campsite

Just back from a lovely weekend at chapelfield campsite was really impressed with the set up. It's a pop up campsite but everything showers, toilets is impeccably clean and the staff are really helpful and friendly. the pitches are big and well spaced, even though it was fully booked it didn't feel too busy. The tuk tuk ries were an added bonus that kids loved.Definately recommend it and looking forward to going next year.
★★★★★

Great weekend

Really lovely site, well organised and well set out. great location within the New Forest. Friendly and helpful staff and would definitely recommend.
★★★★★

Fantastic location and very friendly

Lovely location, really nice friendly staff and lovely added extras e.g the food and ice cream vans. It was like being part of a lovely little community. There were portaloos and mobile showers but all very clean and smelt lovely 😊 I would rather have these than some run down old toilet blocks any day! Would definitely go back there again :)
Aug 3, 2020 by Laura
★★★★★

Friendly staff, excellent facilities, a true campers experience

On rivalry the staff were very friendly and so helpful explaining how their lovely little campsite works. A great size pitch with enough space for a 6m x4m tent, parking for 1 or possibly 2 cars and enough room in front for the campfire (they have enough of these to rent too and can purchase wood etc from the shop/reception tent, we rented one for 2 nights) and chairs. If you have forgotten anything, they can probably help as the shop has all sorts including air beds. they even let you have ice packs for a deposit which you get back when you return them. The toilets and showers are immaculate and I must say that the showers are the best I've ever experienced on a campsite, looked brand new with lovely hot water and fantastic water pressure. They have a pizza van on a Friday and a fish & chip van on a Saturday, we experienced the pizza and was really good but not the fish and chips as we had booked a table in the close by pub, 5 minutes walk. Have I any complaints, none whatsoever. Would I book again, hell yeah! Thank you for a wonderful stay.
★★★★★

Excellent pop up campsite

We were pleasantly surprised by how clean and well prepared the campsite was and how friendly the team were, there was everything you could ask for well laid out pitches, cleaned toilets and showers that were checked regularly throughout our stay, the pop up shop with everything you need, included in this charge points, freezer to freeze your ice blocks, great info point and map. On friday a fab pizza van arrived and saturday a curry van, gutted we missed it as it was so good sold out after 45 minutes. We hired a fire pit which was fantastic, all in all felt very welcomed and enjoyed our stay immensely.

Response from Chapelfield Camping at Godshill

Thank you so much for your lovely review.  We're really glad you enjoyed Chapelfield - despite the curry shortage! G&T
★★★☆☆

Nice location and stay, but perhaps more for families with children than couples

Facilities were certainly excellent, the hosts were very welcoming and organised, and the surrounding forest was great to explore. Staying just as a couple, though, I can't say that the pitches were that large or that separated and it was a little wearing to be woken by squealing children that had been let out of family tents to run around. Fire pit rental was also a little steep.

Response from Chapelfield Camping at Godshill

Thank you very much for your review.  We're going to have a look at some greater separation of couples and group/family pitches in 2020 which should perhaps be more peaceful for our couple guests.    G&T
★★★★★

Well organised with a Great Chilled Vibe........ a pleasure!!

Arrived to a great welcome and organised team, pitches laid out well. Plenty of spaces between pitches and open space to give it that "stretch out and chill feel". Amazed at the facilities that were provided, better than a few permanent campsites, I couldn't possibly mention...…… and this was just in a field! Just shows how much experienced thought, effort and execution was made by the team running this "pop up venue". Good local knowledge provided, went on some great walks, set in beautiful countryside. Most of all would like to say THANK YOU, for a great experience, we will be going again, recommend any that haven't tried, to give it a go.
Aug 27, 2019 by a.sbelcher Verified Review

Response from Chapelfield Camping at Godshill

We're so pleased you had a good time with us at Chapelfield and thanks very much for your very kind review!  We'll be back in August 2020 and will look forward to seeing you again.  G&T
★★★★★

The perfect place to use as a base to explore The New Forest

Thanks for a wonderful week. Very friendly camp staff, exceptionally clean showers and toilets. The perfect place to use as a base to explore The New Forest. We will definitely be back next year.
Aug 24, 2019 by Snoopy

Response from Chapelfield Camping at Godshill

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us and we really appreciate your kind comments.  See you next year!  G&T
★★★★★

Friendly and clean facilities

On arrival we were welcomed and given clear directions where our pitch was. The toilets and showers although portable type, were the best i have ever seen given they were portable type. There was extra cleaning and washing material that was very much appreciated, even thou we had brought our own, just in case we needed it, although we did not. At no time did we find any issues we asked for were too much trouble and the charging of mobile phones and other devices was very welcomed. the pop in shop provided all you might need and anything that was not available was found and made available. Overall a very pleasant and well maintained site. I would be pleased to go again in what is a beautiful location in the New Forest.
★★★★★

Well thought out

On the one hand, this campsite is “just” a large field BUT G&T have done a fantastic job of creating a great space. A warm welcome on arrival. Pitches are clearly marked out and a very good size The facilities are excellent. Luxury showers, plenty of toilets and water points combined with a great onsite shop. The location is great. Just inside the new forest with plenty of walks and biking options. We did an 8 mile and a 21 mile ride from the campsite. A lovely wood reaches by a footpath provides lots of entertainment for the kids. Important for marshmallow sticks! A local pub within 5 minute walk. Surrounded by trees which provide some shelter. Camp fires and dogs allowed. No music allowed! So a quiet site which is great when camping with kids. There you go. Enjoy!
Aug 19, 2019 by james Verified Review

Response from Chapelfield Camping at Godshill

Thanks for such a great review - it makes our job so worthwhile when we hear you have enjoyed Chapelfield.  We'll be back in 2020!  G&T
★★★★★

Exceeded expectations

The site was great with simple but perfectly executive facilities. The portaloos were always clean as were the showers which were always hot. There was plenty of space between pitches and the owner was very friendly. We hired a fire pit and logs and there was even a pop up shop and pizza oven.

Response from Chapelfield Camping at Godshill

Thank you very much for your very kind review.  We're really glad you enjoyed Chapelfield and we'll be back next year!  G&T 
★★★★★

What a great site !

Perfect pitches and excellent facilities even had an on site curry van. (horse box ;-) There isnt a electicity hook up but who cares on such a lovely site I was testing some new solar panels anyway ! I just spent the one night in my VW camper but you could not want for any thing. The Fighting cocks pub is just a 5 minute walk away and on the largest tract of the New Forest starts at the end of the road.
Aug 19, 2019 by Mike Hirst Verified Review

Response from Chapelfield Camping at Godshill

And a very nice looking VW camper it was!  Thank you so much for your great review and we're glad you enjoyed your night with us! G&T
★★★★★

A great camping experience!

We had a fantastic 3 night stay here with friends. The pitches are huge so we had plenty of room for our big tent plus two cars. Our children had lots of room to safely run and play on the site. The shop was well stocked and offered free phone charging and ice pack freezing and the staff were extremely helpful and accommodating. We enjoyed trips to Fordingbridge, a local walk and a trip slightly further afield to Adventure Wonderland and Ringwood whilst staying here. I would highly recommend this campsite if you want a proper camping experience where you can have a camp fire in a fire pit (which we were able to hire). It was also very peaceful and so quiet at night! The toilets and showers were clean and well looked after. It was a great holiday!

Response from Chapelfield Camping at Godshill

Thank you very much for your review from over in the far reaches of Chapelfield!  We're so pleased that you had a good time and really appreciate your comments .  G&T
★★★★★

A brilliant trip

We had a fantastic 3 night stay here with friends. The pitches are huge so we had plenty of room for our big tent plus two cars. Our children had lots of room to safely run and play on the site. The shop was well stocked and offered free phone charging and ice pack freezing and the staff were extremely helpful and accommodating. We enjoyed trips to Fordingbridge, a local walk and a trip slightly further afield to Adventure Wonderland and Ringwood whilst staying here. I would highly recommend this campsite if you want a proper camping experience where you can have a camp fire in a fire pit (which we were able to hire). It was also very peaceful and so quiet at night! The toilets and showers were clean and well looked after. It was a great holiday!
★★★★★

Lovely campsite

Clean and plentiful facilities, well stocked shop selling everything you might need, friendly staff, great location as it’s close to Fordingbridge, walking distance to a pub and a sandy balls’ swimming pool. Flat pitches which are a really good size and a very well looked after field. I would definitely return
Aug 5, 2019 by Sarah

Response from Chapelfield Camping at Godshill

Thank you very much for posting this review - we're really grateful for the encouragement in our first season here at Chapelfield!  G&T
★★★★★

Perfect friendly relaxing family camping

We only stayed for a couple of nights but so enjoyed our experience - will definitely go again next year. The owners are very friendly and helpful - gave us good ideas of things to do and lovely less busy beaches to visit with the dogs. They have free phone charging in the pop up reception come shop - very helpful with a teen and up family. The shops sells anything you may have forgotten plus beautiful croissants for breakfast. We also really enjoyed the delicious fresh pizza available on Friday nights. Also the facilities are all you need, clean and simple. We had a fantastic time and enjoyed spending time at the campsite - chilling by the fire at night and roasting marshmallows, chatting with neighbours, playing frisbee and tennis ball cricket and just watching life go by, as well as the multitude of things to do nearby - like the water park, archery and the lovely Fordingbridge - really friendly and great fish and chips too. Could go on for ever - do go, you’ll have a wonderful old school New Forest camping holiday (including donkeys and ponies hanging out on the street corner by the pub).
Aug 4, 2019 by Edie

Response from Chapelfield Camping at Godshill

Thank you very much for such a lovely review - we're so glad you enjoyed Chapelfield!  G&T
★★★★☆

Lovely overnight stay at Chapelfield

Chapelfield was idealy suited for the short trip my daughter and I had planned to do some walking in the New Forest. The site had only been open for a couple of days and was in excellent shape, with clean loos, good showers, washing up facilities, a small shop - the facilities were all as advertised, including the visiting pizza van - though we made the short walk to the pub at the top of the lane which serves good food and drink. We were made to feel welcome and the team could not have been more helpful in making it a good stay. Will certainly keep this excellent little site in mind for future trips!

Response from Chapelfield Camping at Godshill

Thank you very much for your review.  We're really pleased you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again!  G&T
★★★★★

1st camping trip

This was our first ever camping trip. A group of mums with the kids.  We could not have felt more welcome. The owners went out of their way to be helpful; fixing a broken tent and jump starting our car to name a few incidents!

A clean site in a perfect location.

Aug 9, 2015 by Emma jones
★★★★★

Excellent

We stayed at this campsite at the end of May (bank holiday weekend). What a fantastic site, they had thought of everything and the little extras were a great touch. The pitches are massive and the campsite still had a place for the kids to play without bothering other campers. Toilets and showers were spotless all weekend, even when they were fully booked on the Saturday evening. Overall a fantastic campsite that we are happy to recommend. We will be back.

Jun 1, 2015 by Abby
★★★★★

Lovely Site

We spent the late May bank holiday here and booked the August bank holiday the day we got back, so there's a recommendation. Booking was easy and checking in was straightforward. The reception area also serves a little shop which was invaluable when we realised the tomato ketchup was running low. The bowls of free fruit and sweets were a nice touch.

The pitches are really big and allowed us to fit a campervan and awning, a two man tent and a car and still left room for us all to sit round the fire pit without feeling cramped.

There was enough space between the rows for the kids to play football and cricket. The site was fully booked on the Saturday night and had a nice busy feel without feeling cramped.

The toilets are the festival style portaloo which were kept spotless all weekend and include toilet paper and hand gel and a little battery light. The showers again are clean and do what they are designed for.

There's a pub within walking distance which is on the boundary of the New Forest if you fancy a walk or cycle.

Overall a lovely site which I'm sure we will keep visiting and excellent value.

May 26, 2015 by ifiwasaballoon
★★★★★

a lovely quiet family campsite

we have just returned from our first camping experience with our three children, aged 9m7 and 5. we chose to go to chapelfield for the bank holiday weekend as we wanted somewhere peaceful, without caravans and a party atmosphere. it was brilliant! sarah, who runs the campsite, and her friends who help out were so accommodating. nice big pitches. great and hot showers. well organised washing up spots with washing up liquid and brushes provided. the loos were spotless (and had plentiful loo roll). a few items are available to buy at their little shop. and freezer packs can easily be refrozen free of charge. we loved it and will be back!

Aug 27, 2014 by Rachel H
★★★★★

Lovely Campsite

We have just returned from a weekend of camping at Chapelfields and a fantastic time (4 adults / 4 children / 1 dog). A really well run site with hot showers and washing up water. The porta-loos are kept really clean and plenty of them. There is not a bad place to pitch, all are good.

Sarah the owner is really helpful and runs a little shop in the mornings for fresh croissant's and eggs etc.

Can't recommend highly enough, really great camping with roaming donkeys on your doorstep (not in your field!)

May 27, 2014 by Claire & Andy
★★★★★

Great location, peaceful site, very friendly!

We stayed here (2 adults, 2 children) for 3 nights and all loved it! The facilities are good, with porta-loos dotted about the site (do not be put off by porta-loos - they were spotlessly clean with battery lights for night). The showers were also very good, in a porta-block, but again spotless and powerful (more so if not many were using them, but still fine if busy) They had a washing up area, with washing up bowls, dish scrubbers, drainers and liquid supplied! Couldn't have asked for more. The owner (and the chap we met) were very friendly and the reception area has leaflets giving information about things to do in the local area. They also supplied sweets and fruit in bowls for the children (or adults!) to take when they visited!

The pitches are marked out and are plenty big enough. They also  had a 11.30pm quiet policy and a no music policy and it was fully adhered to every night (if not earlier!)  The owners gave us info about the site on arrival  and it states that they will ensure this happens and if you have any issues to go to reception.(there is a chap that seems to sleep in the caravan at reception each night) That was peace of mind, but not needed at all. The local area has a great pub with an outside play area for children 5 minutes walk away, as is the open forest. The ponies are hilarious and we often found many of them standing on the steps of the village hall or queuing at the pub gates, waiting to get in!. We had a great stay and would highly recommend! - Just one more point - we could not find a cheaper site than this in the many sites we looked at in the New Forest, so all around, win win! We'll be going back!

Aug 15, 2013 by sheri
★★★★★

Great campsite

We stayed at Chaplefield in our motorhome. It was fantastic, very child friendly. Fantastic location in the New Forest. Close to local pubs and Sandy Balls holiday centre which facilities you can use.

Facilities are nice and clean (plenty of hot water). Sarah the owner is lovely. Ice pops for kids and fresh fruit at check-in.

Brilliant for dogs, even a free doggy treat from the owners dogs.

Can't recommend highly enough. Good old fashioned camping.

Aug 11, 2013 by Emma,s dog walking.

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