13 of the Best Campsites and Glamping in Hampshire
There are so many options for amazing campsites and glamping in Hampshire that this will need to be a list which I add to over time. I’ll start you off with 13, unlucky for some but not for you because this is a cracking mixture of simple campsites to pitch up a tent, to divine luxury with outdoor bathtubs and vineyards.
Hampshire is one of the top locations for camping in the UK – we have not one, but two National Parks here. The New Forest has several campsites to choose from and you’ll be minutes away from walks to see the roaming ponies and donkeys among the trees and moorlands. The South Downs National Park is a protected Dark Skies area – perfect for sleeping under the stars! Hampshire has everything you could want from a staycation – beaches and forest for those that love the country, and historical cities and towns for those who want a bit of culture.
Cedar Valley, East Meon near Petersfield
Bereleigh Estate is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and an idyllic location for both camping and glamping in the Hampshire countryside. Campsites are open May through September with ‘The Meadow’ welcoming families and small groups. There are bathroom cabins with proper toilets and showers as well as a covered washing-up area. You can take your dog for £3 a night and there are also designated fire pits.
If you prefer to ‘glamp’ then check out one of the four Kabins. My personal choice would be Cedars Kabin which is perfect for a romantic break with its beautiful valley views and an outdoor bath! For family glamping, there’s the new Oaks Kabin which has a mezzanine level to allow for extra guests and lots of fields for running around.
The main perk of staying at Cedar Valley is that it’s also home to ‘The Dell’ – a café, bar and restaurant with a lovely double-decker bus. There’s a huge sandpit to keep the children occupied whilst you enjoy a coffee or beer (depending on the time of day!) and a wood-fired pizza. They often have live music and events too.
Camping starts from £14 per night per adult with a 2 night stay minimum. Glamping starts from £170pn but prices vary depending on dates and Kabin choice.
The Meadow Glamping, Broughton
The Meadow Glamping is home to 3 different glamping options, each sleeping 2 adults, making it the perfect romantic getaway. Each of the options comes with its own outdoor seating area, firepit or wood burner and composting loo.
Firstly, there’s Wild Billy’s, a red and gold gypsy caravan which has been renovated beautifully. It has a sofa area outside which is adorned with colourful umbrellas.
Then there’s Mary’s Place where the whole front wall is made from bi-folding doors, giving you a view of the lake from the bed! This one comes with a summerhouse and decking area which stretches over the lake – perfect for enjoying a sundowner.
Finally, there’s The Magic Rat, a refurbished barge which I’ve stayed in previously. It’s actually on the lake itself and does move slightly which I found relaxing. It has been decorated with fun and quirky elements such as vinyl records porthole covers, and tattoo prints inspired by the work of Kat Von D.
The owners are very welcoming and will be available to answer any questions during your stay. You can take the rowing boat out for a spin, and watch all the friendly ducks too.
Glamping starts from £105pn
Holden Farm, near Alresford
Holden Farm is a traditionally-run campsite run by a family in Cheriton. On a clear night, you’ll enjoy star-gazing into the National Park Dark Skies. It’s tent-only camping here and no designated pitch as such, but each pitch does get a designated fire pit. There are proper toilets, hot showers and washing up facilities too.
There is a café on the farm as well so you’ll be able to get a great morning coffee, as well as cakes and sausage rolls. The campsite is also situated on the South Downs Way so is ideal for walkers. There’s a children’s play area in the village, and I can also recommend the local Flower Pots Inn which is a fantastic dog-friendly pub serving beers from their own microbrewery.
Prices start from £15pn per adult and children go free.
Upper Parsonage Farm, Petersfield
This family farm is in its fourth generation now, and they are very proud of their 1400-acre site which is in an AONB. There are brand-new facilities for 2023 as each pitch gets access to its own individual cabin with a toilet, shower and washing up station. There is also a disabled shower available. Small motor homes and VW are welcomed alongside tents.
The location is perfect for walking the South Downs Way or The King Alfred’s Way which heads into Winchester. The farm owners have several walk ideas for you though if you prefer a shorter walk and you can also hire bikes to cycle to the pub. My recommendation would be for The Thomas Lord for a delicious Sunday roast.
There is also a Shepherd Hut which is currently being repaired so I suggest following them on social media for updates on availability.
Camping starts from £15pn per adult.
Great Oaks Glamping, Liss
If you don’t own a tent but still want to sleep under canvas, I’d suggest a break at Great Oaks in one of their 6m bell tents. It’s an excellent choice for glamping in Hampshire. They’re fully furnished with a proper double bed, and additional camp beds are provided if you’re staying as a family. You get your own private outdoor area with a fire, wood and cooking utensils, and the bathroom facilities are in a converted horse box.
There are lots of additional extras like breakfast hampers and smores kits available to pre-order. The farm is only a 7-minute drive from Petersfield which is a lovely market town with lots of independent shops and eateries. My favourite is Josie’s for a pancake stack!
Prices from £120pn
Gambledown Farm, Romsey
The glamping option at Gambledown takes the form of safari tents – large 3-bedroom tents which wouldn’t look out of place on the African savannah. There’s a well-equipped kitchen and you can add bundles of meat onto your booking to cook on the barbeque outside. The tents are very family-friendly with travel cots, highchairs and even children’s cutlery available.
Gambledown Farm itself is on the edge of Romsey; just a few minutes drive down to The New Forest. It’s a great location for visiting family attractions such as Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World, Mottisfont National Trust and Furzey Gardens.
Prices from £363.50 for a 2 night stay
Wallops Wood Glamping, Droxford
Wallops Wood has an award-winning collection of luxury shepherd huts and en-suite tiny houses for glamping. Set within a secluded meadow and surrounded by ancient woodland within the South Downs National Park, the off-grid huts and tiny houses are beautifully decorated with a vintage touch. Two of the shepherd’s huts have woodfired hot tubs. Family and dog friendly, a walking leaflet is provided to explore the local area including Old Winchester Hill to admire the views stretching across Hampshire and towards The Solent.
Prices start from £265.86 for a 2 night stay
Harrys Meadow, Fordingbridge
Harry’s Meadow is a 40-acre campsite in The New Forest so there’s plenty of space to pitch your tent while being surrounded by ancient woodland. You can walk just one mile to the Horse and Groom which has a selection of local beers to choose from. There are two new shower blocks, washing-up points and fire pits. At the weekends you’ll find the wood-fired pizza pop-up perfect fuel after you’ve explored the forest, and in the mornings you can even get a barista coffee and pastries.
Prices start from £21 for a tent pitch and £10 per adult pn.
Old Dairy Farm, Emsworth
Emsworth is a gorgeous location for glamping in Hampshire. It’s a coastal town with a really pretty harbour and lots of independent shops and quayside cafés. At The Old Dairy Farm, you’ll find custom-made yurts with views across the South Downs. Each yurt has hardwood flooring, an en-suite and a huge, comfy bed so it’s a real luxury experience.
Despite being a glamping experience, there are electric sockets, a fridge, and lots of tea and coffee so it’s definitely on the more luxurious end of the scale. There’s a hot tub on the site, and also fire pits and BBQs so you can cook for yourselves. The yurts can be made up to sleep 5 and check the website for special offers on mid-week stays.
Prices start from £260 for a 2-night stay.
Wild Escapes, Fullerton
Wild Escapes create stunning treehouses which fit in beautifully with the Hampshire countryside. It would be a dream to stay in the treehouse which looks out over the vines of Black Chalk vineyard. It’s close to The Mayfly, an excellent river-side pub which is perfect for summer dining.
The Perigord treehouse boasts an outdoor bathtub and a luxury experience which includes a welcome hamper and a complimentary bottle of Black Chalk sparkling wine. I’d suggest that it’s ideal for a romantic getaway, but you can also take children and there are bunkbeds available.
Prices start from £245 per night
The Horse Hut and Lotus Spa, near Chawton
Owner and creative genius Ralph has done the most amazing job at creating an absolutely brilliantly bonkers bolthole from a horse hut that was once mounted on the back of a lorry and used for Polo and Shire horse shows. Whilst still maintaining its horsey heritage, it’s now a cosy place to stay complete with a four poster bed, a fully fitted kitchen, a bathroom and a log burner.
Step out onto a wraparound veranda – the perfect spot for a sundowner with the most breathtaking views over the Hattingley Valley. Where else could you have a soak in a hot tub which is actually set in a sports car?!
If you can tear yourself away, go and explore the local area. I recommend a visit to Jane Austen’s House in nearby Chawton or a walk around the gardens at Chawton House itself. There are plenty of great pubs locally including The Greyfriars near Alton.
Prices start from £155pn
Feather Down - Manor Farm, Alton
Will and Anna Brock farm cattle, sheep and arable crops at Manor Farm, and you can stay there in a huge safari-style tent which is perfect for a family holiday. There’s a large living area with a wood-burning stove to keep you warm, or if you’re staying in the heat of summer you can roll up the sides of the tent to let the breeze in. There’s a mixture of large double beds, cosy cupboard beds and bunk beds so you should have space for the whole family.
There are all sorts of add-ons available such as breakfast hampers, BBQ boxes and a hot tub. You could easily spend all your time relaxing at the farm, but you’ll be in the South Downs National Park so there are hundreds of walks or cycles you could do. Jane Austen’s House is close by, or I’d recommend Gilbert White’s gardens and a walk up the zig-zag trail of Selborne.
Prices start from £450 for 3 nights.
The Granary, Hampshire
The Granary is a stunning rural retreat – one of those ‘Instagrammable spots’ with a copper outdoor bath and huge windows overlooking the sprawling Hampshire countryside. It’s probably a little too luxurious to be classed as glamping in Hampshire, but if I put it on this list then maybe my husband will see and book us a romantic break?
Inside The Granary you’ll find luxuries such as central heating, a mezzanine with books and games and a wood-fired hot tub. A farm hamper, sumptuous toiletries and fluffy bathrobes just add to the experience. I can’t describe the beauty of the place enough so do check out the photos on their website.
Prices start from £185pn