Breamore House, Fordingbridge THS
1st September to 27th September 2021 12.00 Opening
Breamore House, Fordingbridge SP6 2DF. MR 184/154191. Take A338 Ringwood to Fordingbridge road, just north of Fordingbridge at village of Breamore turn left to Breamore House and watch for the NFDA signs. Lovely walks, Manor House & countryside Museum and Tea room. New Forest, Salisbury & Ringwood markets close by. Bus 1m. Own sanitation is essential. Booking is neither available nor necessary
Price: £9.00 per unit night, No Extra Adults fee
Chris & Lynda Sawkins
Take A338 Ringwood to Fordingbridge road, just north of Fordingbridge at the village of Breamore turn left to Breamore House – watch for N.F.D.A. signs
The site includes mains water, dry waste and toilet disposal. Own toilets are essential. All types of units are welcome. Advance booking not available. Please note: Unoccupied units are not allowed to remain on site overnight.
The Field has some fantastic views over the countryside. Set in the grounds of a 4000 acre estate where there is a Countryside Museum, Tea rooms and a tour of the House available. Estate Management requests that dogs are kept on leads whilst anywhere on the estate.
New Forest D.A. welcomes you to Breamore House Holiday Site. Easily accessible from A338. The field has short grass, bounded by trees and is level in most parts. It is ideally situated for exploring the delights of the New Forest, from which we take our D.A. name. The Market towns of Ringwood & Salisbury with its shops cinema and theatre are within easy reach. A bus service operates from the main A338 in both directions and is approx. 1 mile away from the site. From the bus stop at the village hall it is possible to take the X3 bus into Downton & Salisbury or in the opposite direction to Fordingbridge, Ringwood, Boscombe & Bournemouth
The Parish of Breamore, earlier called ‘Brumore’, which possibly meant a moor where broom grows.
The uniqueness of Breamore means that much of the area INCLUDES a large number of listed buildings all requiring special consents for any work which may alter the nature or style of the building, its structure and the interior layout.
Within the Breamore Parish is the Marsh and River Avon, both are listed as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Other parts of the Parish fall within the Cranbourne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs – Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The River valley has been designated as an Environmentally Sensative Area (ESA) by MAFF. There are also 127.5 hectares of Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC’s) in the Parish.
Downton is a large ancient Wiltshire village with a population of approximately 3,000 situated around 6 miles south of Salisbury and 3 miles from the site. It straddles the River Avon just outside the New Forest National Park and is surrounded by water meadows and chalk downland. The parish includes the hamlets of Charlton All Saints and Standlynch. The village is also well known for its fishing and as a centre for exploring the River Avon and New Forest. The Annual Cuckoo Fair takes place here on the first Saturday of May.
You can’t visit Salisbury without going to see Salisbury Cathedral – a magnificent medieval cathedral with the tallest spire in England, surrounded by other historic buildings with superb architecture within Cathedral Close, and the Chorister Gardens at Chorister Square. The Cathedral School can be found here too. If you enjoy the architecture and stories from the past, then we recommend a visit to Malmesbury House, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, and with many interesting tales to tell. Salisbury is 9 miles from the site. A traditional market in the market square takes place twice a week on Tuesday and Saturday. Park & Ride recommended as parking in Salisbury is limited.
Salisbury is a medieval cathedral city in the southern English county of Wiltshire. It’s 9 miles south of the iconic prehistoric stone circle at Stonehenge, which stands on the grassland of Salisbury Plain. The city’s ornate 13th-century cathedral has a 123m spire, a working 14th-century clock and an original copy of the Magna Carta (the Great Charter), a key document from 1215 A.D
Tuesday & Saturday
Fordingbridge is on the western edge of the New Forest surrounded by rolling countryside and places of interest yet being within 60 minutes of Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral, the South coast and the Isle of Wight.. There is a supermarket and a variety of shops to amuse the whole family.
The town of Fordingbridge was originally known as “Forde” and the “bridge” element of the name was not added until the Avon was first spanned at this point. The Great Bridge, of seven arches, was in existence in 1286 A.D. and possibly earlier. The Parish church is mainly Early English and Early Decorated in style, but the tower is Perpendicular, and the chapel on the north side dates from the early thirteenth century
The market town of Ringwood is 9 miles south of the site. Ringwood still has a lively Wednesday morning street market and has remained a delightful, unspoilt historic town with both quaint and modern shops, street entertainment, restaurants, pubs and cafes. For centuries it has been the traditional market town of the New Forest with its market charter dating back to 1226.
From Hengistbury Head a ten mile stretch of sandy beach extends to Sandbanks and the entrance to Poole harbour. Places along this stretch include Southbourne, Boscombe, Bournemouth and Poole. Bournemouth is famous for its sand, sea, chines, gardens and shops. It also offers cinemas and top summer shows. During August, children can take part in candle lighting in the Gardens.
A pretty little town noted for its old Priory and riverside walks. The restored Regent Centre puts on shows and films. The large garden centre “Stewarts” is on the outskirts of the town, next door to a large “Sainsbury’s” supermarket. Between Breamore and Christchurch near to Bournemouth Airport are several activities for children. Snowtrax – alpine activity centre complete with ski bobs & ringos. Adventure Wonderland and Bournemouth Aviation Museum.
The historic site of Stonehenge is just a 20 mile drive away. Estimated to be as old as 3100BC the stones are visited by thousands of people from across the world. In 2014 a new Visitors Centre has been constructed so advanced booking is required in order to guarantee being able to visit the stones. Visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/# for more information.
Wilton House is an English country house at Wilton near Salisbury in Wiltshire. It has been the country seat of the Earls of Pembroke for over 400 years
The Gurston Down Speed Hill Climb is a hillclimb in Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, England, organised by the South Western Centre of the British Automobile Racing Club. The first practice meeting was held on 25 June 1967, when Patsy Burt, driving a McLaren-Oldsmobile set a time of 39.90 sec. The first competition event was held on 23 July 1967.
The track currently hosts eight competitive events each year; three are two-day events, and five are single-day events. In addition, a Test Day is held annually just before the competitive season starts. The venue also conducts four Hill Climb School days each year, which follow the syllabus set by AHASS (the Association of Hill Climb and Sprint Schools).
The venue currently hosts two rounds a year of the British Hill Climb Championship during May and August, and one round of the Midland Hill Climb Championship in July. In addition to five rounds of the local Gurston Down Championship, the venue hosts rounds of the ASWMC and ACSMC championships.
Sunday 8th September the Gurston DownSpeed Hill Climb Championship will be running
A Message from the Estate Manager
Dogs are welcome by the Estate however please note that they must be kept on a lead at all times when out walking anywhere on the Estate. This includes in the wooded areas.
Please respect this request as we wish to continue to visit this lovely site annually for our THS and also for DA weekends.
All this – and much more – makes Breamore a perfect site for a holiday. The New Forest D.A. team look forward to your stay with them, and will do their best to make your visit a happy and memorable one. We are open from Wednesday 1st Sept – Monday 27th September 2021 inclusive.