The unique Watercress Lodges & Campsite is a fantastic new self-catering holiday retreat, overlooking the South Downs, situated only 3 miles from New Alresford...
Chorley, United Kingdom
Ideal for our family group
Left on Aug 29, 2017 for a stay in Aug 2017
We needed a holiday location for 4 days, 11 family members aged 12-70, and convenient for visiting by 3 Hampshire family members. We booked Medstead Lodge for five of us, four keen campers brought their own tent and two hired a Tipi. Jo saw us arrive, and showed us round with evident pride – she was always very helpful and friendly, and informative but never intrusive. The weather was mixed, improving at the end. Despite this, the chalk soil drained remarkably quickly and the tent pitches stayed dry. Our campers commented on the outstanding shower and toilet blocks. Medstead Lodge was beautifully appointed and equipped with oak furniture, plenty of seating, all mod cons for easy comfortable living and entertainment; it was immaculately clean. The site was very quiet at night and we slept well. Easy safe access to Ropley Station including after the working day was a bonus as were the friendly railway staff. It was the Thomas weekend with many happy and excited children at Watercress who were very well behaved; there were four engines in steam in office hours. (The daughters who booked were not unaware of my interest in steam). We wandered around pleasant Alton, useful for shopping and an enjoyable Italian meal out for 14, meandered through fields to Ropley cricket and football ground where one goal with nets enabled Attack v Defence for 5 of us. We visited West Wittering beach (again) on the best day with its huge vistas and vast parking space, about an hour on the back roads from Watercress L. If circumstances permit, I would love to come back.
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We’ve stayed at the campsite a few times now and love it here. We’ll be back – definitely! The campsite is in a great location for the watercress line, and is very well looked after and kept to a high standard. We’ve found the owner / manager to be very friendly and accommodating. We highly recommend this campsite.