Update: January 2016
New Forest Safari Tent Glamping and Luxury camping has opened for the season at Sandy Balls New Forest Holiday Village for 2016. Find out what I saw when I recently visited.
Please note this holiday village is not within a cattle grid - but there is one just a short distance along the road.
Lots of people are trying to find out where to experience luxury camping or try out glamping in a bell tent or yurt in the New Forest.
I've been contacting campsites I know and sadly so far have been unable to find one who can easily accommodate you. Here's why
I think in one way it's a shame New Forest luxury camping, glamping or yurting is not possible as I know some wonderful companies who would provide some luxurious accommodation but also we have to protect the often unique environment of the New Forest too.
Eurocamp provided the two luxury tent sites in the New Forest but pulled out of all their UK campsites 2 years ago and do not intend to provide this service again in the foreseeable future.
Pre-Erected Tents were available at Sandy Balls Holiday Park, but are no longer an option for you. Now you can choose a Safari tent or Camping Pod but not a Ready tent.
They didn't offer the luxury of safari tents and their only advantage is that they are put up for you. If you decide to opt for a luxury camping experience elsewhere in the country I've left my photos up for you to compare what may be on offer to you elsewhere.
Apart from Eurocamp pulling out this year, I wanted to try to explain why the New Forest and luxury camping don't necessarily go together well.
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Here's some really great news - you can now get your very own personalised Ordnance Survey map for any area of the UK you like.
This was kindly given to me recently. It shows the New Forest National Park on 1:50 000 scale and is my own personal copy with my website on.
A wonderful present for anyone!
So although de luxe or safari camping in the New Forest is not possible now, I hope you find somewhere just as good to stay in your own luxury hideaway somewhere in the UK or further away.
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