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Oakdene Forest Park

Ringwood, Dorset

Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 3

Key info

Listing ref 6437

No pets

Children welcome

No smoking

Owner info

Owner info


07920 523040

This listing was set live on the 13th December 2017

About the owner

Hi we are Mat and Tracey. We love our lodge and use it frequently ourselves. We have been renting over the last five years and have really enjoyed it. We love getting to know our guests and have built great friendships with a lot of them. We don’t just say” we care” - we do care and it’s seen in our reviews.

Holiday home facilities

Holiday home facilities


Gas Fire

Double Glazing

Video Player

DVD Player


Central Heating

Fridge Freezer





Parking Bay

Patio Area

Garden Chairs


Games Console

Additional info:
Large screen television with Netflix capability




Oakdene Forest Park is the ideal place to stay if you want to explore the local areas. Bournemouth (9 mins), Poole (12 mins), Burley (7 mins), Christchurch (6 mins), Lyndhurst/Brockenhurst, Ringwood, New Forest & the towns of Portsmouth, Poole or Southampton. Paulton Park theme park is also very near.

The caravan park is extremely family-friendly and caters for any age group. The park boasts a wide range of facilities like a swimming pool with a slide (Depth is 1.2 meters all round with a full-time lifeguard), steam room, sauna, gym (including free weight area). Games room with pool, air hockey and a wide array of slots machines, & a fun mystery room.

The restaurant on site is excellent value and provides excellent food. It also offers takeaways. Alternatively, some fantastic pubs surround the area like Burley or Ferndown where you can enjoy a pint with the wild ponies. The park has a reasonably priced shop; however, Lidl or Sainsbury’s are just a 6 min drive away. In the entertainment area is a large bar and plenty to do for the children to keep them entertained.

The park runs a Go Active on-site and also a children's club. The facilities include handheld submarines, archery, pony tracking etc. Evening entertainment is aimed for everyone, although they start early for the young ones and then carry the night on with music/bands/singers/bingo etc. Clubhouse passes are not included with the rental, but can be purchased from the Reception and are not very costly.

The caravan that you stay in is in immaculate condition. It is situated right in a quiet cut de sac corner of the park overlooking trees and a stream nearby. Double doors lead onto the decking balcony that confronts you with dense relaxing trees. Its been very popular with guests as you can see from the top reviews we are given. We even have a BBC production company film regularly and stay at the lodge.

It comes with a large fridge/freezer, microwave and cooker, so you don't have to spend all your time eating out. If the weather is kind, you can sit out on the veranda with a glass of wine taking in the tranquil setting and watching the sun go down amongst the trees. The kitchen also has a breakfast bar.

Tea, coffee, sugar are supplied. T-towels, dishcloths, paper towels, washing up liquid and toilet rolls are also in the caravan.

You can use your Netflix account on the television. WIFI is also available free to keep the teenagers happy!

An electric effect fire is perfect for those snuggly winter months.

There is a double bedroom, with an on-suite toilet, large built-in wardrobe, dressing table and drawers. The other bedroom has two single beds in them each, but can be pushed together to make a double if you require. The Living room has a double pull out bed should you need it. A further shower room with another toilet and more storage.

The lodge has a fantastic deck that overlook the trees. The decking also has two gates if you have smaller ones you need to contain! Children cannot get access to the stream. A table and chairs with a sun umbrella are on the decking for those outside meals.

A double duvet and two single duvets, along with 8 pillows will be provided. Bed Linen and towels are not provided but can be at an additional cost of £30 . With this service, I make the beds up (apart from the pull out) for you.

The bay outside of the caravan will easily take two cars.

There are four steps to enter the veranda.

Shorefield Holiday Park has been voted for the best caravan hire new forest England and UK award 2017/2018

Local Attractions:
Indoor Pool, Scenic Walks, Nature Reserve, Pubs/Clubs, Takeaways, Fishing, cinemas, museums are plentiful in the New Forest area.

This is a family park, and we do not accept stag do's or heavy drinking groups.

To book the caravan, all the prices and availability are kept up to date on UKCaravans4hire. . PLEASE NOTE: we only rent for a minimum of 7 DAYS from SATURDAY to a SATURDAY

Holiday park facilities

Holiday park facilities

Pub Club


Indoor Pool


Crazy Golf

Grocery Shop



Kids Club

Additional info:
Swimming pools (all ages)
Swimming pool slide
Horse riding
Table Tennis
Escape room
Football pitch
Evening entertainment
Camp building in the Forest
Children's clubs
Poulton Park (nearby)
Electric car hook up available at the park centre

Local area

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Local area

Indoor Pool
Scenic Walks
Nature Reserve
Pubs and Clubs



Based on 22 guest ratings

Caravan facilities
Customer service
Value for money

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 10 Jul 2021 - 18 Jul 2021

We have just returned from a week in Mat's super caravan. The location is perfect for a relaxing break. The cleaning is done to an incredibly high standard and we were really impressed. The caravan is well equipped for a comfortable stay and the addition of a barbecue was a lovely surprise. We hope to return some time in the future.

Family With Older Children

Date of stay - 12 Jun 2021 - 19 Jun 2021

Had a really great week at Mats caravan it was clean vary spacious and in the best location on the park, We were honoured by visiting Badger family every evening about 8.30 my wife was feeding them bread and monkey nuts, We also got a visit wednesday from a beautifull fox it was eating some nuts that we had put out for the squirrels , so if you are like me and my family and love wildlife then this is the place to find it all you have to do is sit quietly on the patio and justy wait they will come to you, Thanks again Mat for a really great holiday we will be returning,

Thanks Alan. And thank you for the photos of the badgers. we will put them up on this website! It was a pleasure to have you.

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 12 Sep 2020 - 19 Sep 2020

Mat was excellent to deal with. Caravan very spacious in a lovely quiet position overlooking the tent field with a resident badger who visited on a nightly basis! Although we didn't use many of the facilities we did find the park well equipped and the food was well priced and tasty. Can't wait to go back

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 22 Jun 2019 - 6 Jul 2019

We had a lovely 2 weeks in the caravan .It was very spacious for 4 adults and 2 young children. Mat was very helpfull when booking as we had a problem with printing off details on the computer which he sorted for us. The caravan was in a very good position and had all the utensils ect that you could possibly want as well as the welcome addition of bread, toilet rolls milk ect. I would highly recommend this caravan. Thank you Mat!

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 19 Apr 2019 - 22 Apr 2019

Lovely 4 days in beautiful accommodation. Being in a quiet cul de sac , meant children slept well . The milk & bread in fridge ready for us was a lovely personal extra .well worth paying to have beds made up & towels provided. Will definitely book again if coming down that way . Perfect communication with mat . Excellent choice

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 6 Apr 2019 - 13 Apr 2019

Nice caravan in corner of the park with good facilities. The location is at end of a Cul De Sac under some trees so doesn't always get much sun. Caravan looks reasonably new with good range of equipment. Beds were comfy although sofa so not so much. Main complaint was that the location of the van means the Wi-Fi was poor as was the 4G signal, other than that very pleased with the caravan.

Thanks for staying Phil glad you enjoyed it. On the instructions you can login to another WiFi network which works a lot better.

Family With Older Children

Date of stay - 20 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018

Fantastic caravan would definitely use again. Everything you need is there including Xbox which the lads used regularly. Caravan / lodge is top of the range and you won't go wrong if you book this lodge from mat.

Thanks mike it was great to have you stay

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 20 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018

Perfect accommodation. Has everything and the lodge is spacious and new. Would highly recommend

Group Of Friends

Date of stay - 29 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018

Me and my friend stayed in this extremely lovely caravan, in a peaceful part of Oakdene Forest Park. It had everything we needed inside the caravan. Communication with Mat was excellent and even let us know about the traffic on the way to our holiday. :) would definitely recommend to friends and family, a brilliant comfortable stay in a first class caravan!!

Family With Older Children

Date of stay - 8 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018

Lovely caravan lovely site. Close to beaches. Will be back. Thanks matt for the easiness of booking. Great stay. Will be back next year.

Thanks Liz it was a pleasure to have you all.

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 1 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018


Thanks Ben and carol. It was Lovely having you

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 25 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018

We had a great week. Nice quiet spot on the site but not too far from the main building/swimming pool. Caravan was perfect size for us (2 adults 2 children) lovely big gated decked area overlooking woodland with a couple of resident squirrels to watch out for :-) all in all a great base to go exploring the New forest and near by beaches.

Thanks chris. Was a pleasure to have your family stay. Mat

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 18 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018

A lovely stay in a lovely caravan/park. We were greated with Milk, bread, tea & coffee on arrival which was a very nice touch and the caravan was decorated and furnished to a very high standard. The caravan is situated in a nice peaceful part of the park which is perfect for children to get a good nights sleep ready for adventures each day. The owner (Mat) was so helpful from start to finish and made the organisation and the stay itself stress free. My family and I will be staying at this park again and will definately be booking this caravan also. 10 out of 10 all round.

Thanks Stuart. It was a pleasure to have you and your family. Glad you had a great break.

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 6 Aug 2018 - 11 Aug 2018

What can I say a fab caravan and owner! We are a family of 6 and the caravan was the best we have ever stayed in . As other reviewers have said there was fresh milk and bread for us , tea, coffee , sugar , toilet rolls and lots of other little touches to make it as easy as possible on arrival to settle in . The caravan was spotless and beautifully decorated and the locked decking was a godsend with keeping the little ones safe playing outside . Nice park with indoor and outdoor swimming pools , club with evening entertainment , shop, restaurant etc and it’s own entrance into Hurn Forest which the children loved to explore . We all enjoyed every minute of the holiday and the booking and communication with Mat could not have gone any easier . Can’t wait to return.

Thanks Hayley. Was a pleasure to have you all!

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 21 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018

Absolutely enjoyed every minute of this holiday , caravan was fantastic , on arrival there was milk and bread and t bags which was welcomed , caravan very comfortabe with all you need to make the stay comfortable , the caravan is a quieter part of the park overlooking trees and can the lake very peaceful and not that far to walk to the shop and swimming ect , shower was brilliant , and mat the owner was brilliant to , very easy booking and I can't wait to go back , thankyou .

Lovely having you Julie.

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 14 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018

My Family had a wonderful stay at the caravan. Caravan is very new and accommodates all the requirements needed for a stay near to the New Forest and for families. Matt went above and beyond to ensure our stay was comfortable and enjoyable.

Family With Older Children

Date of stay - 14 Apr 2018 - 20 Apr 2018

Myself and my 12 and 16 year old kids had a lovely stay. Mat was great with taking booking and dealing with queries and the Caravan is very new and modern with a lot of home comforts.

Family With Older Children

Date of stay - 2 Apr 2018 - 7 Apr 2018

My friend and I stayed here with our 4 girls aged 10 - 13. We were impressed with the caravan and it’s facilities. It was clean, bright and very welcoming. Bread, milk and tea bags were provided on arrival which was much appreciated. Booking was simple and Mat replied promptly to any questions or queries. The caravan is situated in a lovely quiet area and the decking area overlooks a stream and woodland. The price was good and the passes were not expensive (and it was classed as high season). The nicest caravan we have stayed in and would not hesitate in recommending it to others.

Thank you Fay. It was a pleasure to have you stay.

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 30 Mar 2018 - 2 Apr 2018

Lovely spacious caravan. Very clean with everything you need. Situated In quiet area. Had the weather been kinder to us we would definately have used the spacious decking area. Very good value and would have no hesitation in booking again if we need accommodation in the Dorset area. Thanks to Mat and Tracey for the birthday card.

Glad you had a lovely birthday with your family Carole.

Family With Older Children

Date of stay - 16 Mar 2018 - 19 Mar 2018

Very smooth booking, Mat was great and answerd all our questions. Such a lovely caravan in a beautiful setting, nice quiet area of the park, lovely views from the veranda, not over looked Very well equiped like a home from home, comfi beds and we all slept very well We will return!

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 12 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018

This was a last minute booking for a short stay and it was organized very quickly and efficiently. Set in one of the best locations in the park, away from too much noise and in a very pretty location. Perfect for the kids to sit out on the porch with gates either end to keep them safe. Nice big, fresh and clean rooms. Everything you could possibly need to keep everything clean and tidy. Nice big T.V and plenty of things to do for the children. This place exceeded our expectations and the little added touches on our arrival were a pleasant surprise. Very good value for the money, very easy to book and lovely owner. We will definitely be staying here again in the future if our dates are available. Just can not be beaten on looks, value, location or price and our children had a wonderful half term here. One very happy family.

Thank you Lisa, really glad you enjoyed your stay.

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 10 Dec 2017 - 13 Dec 2017

Lovely caravan. Extremely clean and new. Owners very pleasant and greeted us. Loved the park - well worth buying the passes and getting 10% off the food and drink costs.

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