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EASTER HOLIDAYS IN A CARAVAN AT HOBURNE BASHLEY PARK

Cowslips in the New Forest

Cowslips in the New Forest

The Easter Holidays are fast approaching …… there is Spring in the air. The New Forest is awakening from its long winter sleep as the days grow longer and warmer.

Easter is always a lovely time to visit the New Forest – it is still peaceful and the weather is much warmer.

We still have a few vacancies for the School Easter Holidays and Easter Bank Holiday weekend at Bashley Park. We can offer top of the range centrally heated caravans, luxury range caravans and our more budget range caravans. Please see our Special Offers page and phone Jan on 077865 35038

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CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR BREAKS IN THE NEW FOREST

The New Forest in winter has a beauty all of its own. The warm russet colours of autumn are toned down and the Forest takes on its winter cloak. The spreading oak trees lay bare allowing the winter sunshine to penetrate onto the cold ground below. On a crisp sunny frosty morning with the sunlight shafting through the frosty mists is a most beautiful sight. Here are some pictures of Beaulieu Heath on such a morning.

Often at this time of year you can catch a glimpse of a herd of reindeer feeding on the acorns and foraging through the fallen leaves for food. As well as the famous New Forest ponies, the Commoners allow their pigs and cattle to roam loose on the Forest.

Although the Forest is sleeping there is a world of life just below the soil waiting to burst into life with the first rays of the warm spring sunshine.

White Hart Caravan holidays are offering breaks over Christmas and New Year in our fully heated/centrally heated holiday homes. What better way to shake off those winter blues by making a visit to Hoburne Bashley Park in the New Forest and to experience the beauty of this area in winter.

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AUTUMN HOLIDAYS AT BASHLEY PARK IN THE NEW FOREST

AUTUMN HOLIDAYS AT BASHLEY PARK IN THE NEW FOREST

The New Forest in autumn is probably the best time to see it. The trees are adorned With beautiful russet autumn colours. The air is crisp and clear with the first morning dew drops. The rush of the busy summer holiday season is at a close. Time for a quiet tranquil holiday to enjoy the beauty of nature.

White Hart Caravan Holidays have some wonderful special offers for autumn. Our caravans are all fully/centrally heated offering you luxurious warm and clean accommodation for your autumn holiday.

Please see our special offers page on www.newforestholidayhomes.co.uk

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EASTER HOLIDAYS AT BASHLEY PARK

This week has seen the start of spring. The daffodils and crocus have emerged from their winter sleep and are in full bloom. The bird song is spring like and much louder. The dark evenings are starting to disappear. The temperatures are starting to climb. Spring is always such a lovely time of year offering thoughts of a lovely warm summer to come – we hope.

Bashley Park is starting to burst into life again with the advent of the season starting with the School Easter Holidays which begin on 4th April and continue through to 27th April. The Easter Bank Holiday weekend is always a popular holiday to start the season.

The building of our new swimming pool and gym leisure complex is nearing completion. It will offer a more usable size of swimming pool, new changing rooms, sauna and solarium and will introduce a new gym complex also. It will really be a great asset to the Park and will give Bashley the WOW factor.

The Easter break at Bashley will include superb entertainment, childrens club, cycle hire, woodcraft centre, golf tuition and many other activities to enjoy on the Park and in the locality.

SPECIAL OFFERS FOR THE EASTER HOLIDAYS
Please see my Special Offers page for details of short breaks/late deals/special offers for the School Easter Holidays

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SPRING HOLIDAYS, BASHLEY PARK, NEW FOREST NATIONAL PARK

SPRING HOLIDAYS, BASHLEY PARK, NEW FOREST NATIONAL PARK

Well after the storms of last weekend this week has shown us that Spring is just around the corner. We are so lucky that Bashley Park is located in a sheltered inland area and has not suffered too much during the wild weather except for a few fallen branches. We are not close any rivers and therefore we do not suffer with flooding.

The bird song has changed to a lighter more cheerful note. The Bashley crows are starting to nest. We see snowdrops and crocus just starting to bloom. Even the daffodils are emerging from their winter sleep pushing up through the soil to be warmed by the lovely February sunshine.

The New Forest National Park is closeby. Spring is the time to enjoy walking in the New Forest. Although the forest is quite wet underfoot at the moment, a pair of wellys and you are away. It is advisable to keep to the main paths until the ground has dried up a little more.

It is early yet but there is every sign that Spring is well on the way.

We are taking bookings now for the Easter holidays which will be upon us very soon. We have some lovely clean dog friendly caravans to offer. Also a fleet of top of the range, luxury range, and budget holiday homes to choose from. So please check our great prices and book early to avoid disappointment.

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STORM CLEAN UP OPERATION – MILFORD ON SEA, NEW FOREST

STORM CLEAN UP OPERATION – MILFORD ON SEA, NEW FOREST

I went to visit Milford on Sea again on the Sunday after the storm on Valentines night. The scene was quite different. There was a hustle of activity from both the New Forest District Council and the Army. The Army were gathering up piles of debris which scattered the whole area putting them on the edge of the road and the District Council then came along and collected these in their trucks. The car park alongside the Needles Eye Café which was covered in a deep pile of shingle from the beach was being cleared by the Council’s road sweeter vehicles who then deposited it back on the back from where it came.

Many sightseers were enjoying the afternoon sunshine, walking their dogs and generally chatting about their experiences during the storm.

Nestling on the edge of the shingle bank the Marine Restaurant was deserted with its windows boarded up. We picked up a stone outside the restaurant which would have been one of those which battered the building on that Valentines night. It was amazing to see a huge pile of shingle at the side of the restaurant which had been removed from around that area during the clean up operation. It must have been so frightening for the diners that fateful evening. One chap recalls just watching his car being tossed around by the huge waves just like a toy and slammed against the other cars in the car park. The diners had to retreat to the upper floor and had to wait for 2 hours until rescue was possible from the Army.

The sea defences go all along to Hurst Castle. Hurst Spit sea defences are are made up of huge granite boulders and shingle. The sea on that night was roaring wildly over the spit and had breached the defences about half way along. A lone beach chair sat pert under the shadow of the spit obviously thrown over by the power of the storm. The operation to repair the breach in the Spit was well underway. The Spit forms a barrier between the sea and the low lying nature reserve marshes of Keyhaven and would be under water now if it were not there.

It is an awesome power that nature has inflicted on this small community and consideration must be given to the future protection of this beautiful area of the southern coast in the New Forest

Here are some pictures of the clean up operation

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DEVASTATION AT MILFORD ON SEA

DEVASTATION AT MILFORD ON SEA

It was the day after yet another tremendous storm which hit the South coast last night. Milford on Sea was one of the worst hit places. The scene was that of utter devastation when I arrived this morning. I parked my car some 200 yards from the sea and there was debris lying all along the road including an intact patio chair sitting pert on the roadside. When approaching the seafront I could hardly believe my eyes! Debris was strewn all over what was a huge expanse of grass going as far back as 100 yards. There were beams of wood, huge 3ft chunks of concrete, chairs, cutlery, inflatables, surf boards, large stones and even a kitchen cupboard! All these items were ripped out of the beach huts which the sea had breached and smashed into hundreds of pieces. These beach huts were not just made of wood, but concrete!

Upon walking along the sea wall pathway, the wind was still gusting at over 50 mph and it was difficult to stand – yet alone take pictures – The waves were constantly crashing up against the lower sea wall just below what remains of the beach huts, sending up surges of spray on to the onlookers.

It was amazing to see that the Needles Eye café was standing intact, and serving cups of tea as usual, despite the devastation all around it. The childrens playground was under water and covered with debris. The car park beyond was a sea of broken pieces of wood, shingle, large stones and other debris. Needless to say the Police had closed it off to the public.

Further along the coast towards Hurst Spit, Marine bistro was a topic of the news headlines this morning. Many couples were enjoying a lovely Valentines evening meal when the sea broke in, hurling stones and shingle through the windows. Luckily all diners were rescued safely by the Police and Army and taken to safety. This area was un-accessable to the public. In fact on my next journey into Keyhaven the Police were discouraging people from taking the road along to the Hurst Spit as the sea was surging dangerously against the shingle bank. The road into Keyhaven village was rather flooded (although drivable) The sea was very high here, but no damage apparent.

It is awesome to witness the full fury and power of the sea, wind and waves on my own doorstep.

MILFORD ON SEA STORM DAMAGE

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A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE & FEBRUARY HALF TERM 2014 HAMPSHIRE

Well this winter certainly has shown us the full fury of nature. Not so much cold, but wet … wet …. wet.

After a night of storms on Friday night, I took a walk with my family this Saturday 8th February from Steamer Point, Highcliffe to Avon Beach, Christchurch. The weather was showery and extremely windy. The sea was whipped up into a roaring foam, crashing against the shore. It even reached up to the sea wall in places – which is a rare occurrence. The sand from the path was being flown up by the force of the wind into our faces. When we reached Avon Run Road looking down below where the beach huts are a huge chasm has formed by the sea wall. The sea had forced its way under the tarmac walkway washing out the supporting ground causing the path to collapse. This area was cordoned off as it is a danger to the public. The waves continued to violently crash against the sea wall. Further along the path which runs alongside the Avon Run Road a huge pine tree had been uprooted and was lying precariously over the footpath – again this had been ribboned off. It is awesome to see what the full force of nature can do. Here are some pictures

FEBRUARY HALF TERM HOLIDAYS HAMPSHIRE 2014

Despite the weather we are open for the February half term holidays which commence this Friday 14th February through to Sunday 23rd February. Bashley Park has lots to offer with a programme of entertainment and childrens club. Our swimming pool is being refurbished and will not be open, but you can have the best of both worlds as our guests will be able to use the pool, facilities at Hoburne Naish and Hoburne Park, Christchurch – nice to have a change of scene.

Please see our Special Offers page as we have some super last minute deals & special offers for the February half term at Bashley Park.

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A NEW HOLIDAY HOME AT BASHLEY PARK – WILLERBY LYNDHURST ST 178

A lovely new top of the range holiday home is soon to be joining the fleet in White Hart Caravan Holiday. It is a luxury top of the range centrally heated 2 bedroomed caravan with 2 toilets and large sun deck. This is a platinum range caravan which has the benefit of full central heating, double glazing, modern vaulted ceiling and large gated sun deck. Accommodation comprises 1 double bedroom which is a particular feature of this holiday home being most spacious. There is a double mirrored sliding wardrobe and bay with floor to ceiling window giving a most pleasant ambiance to this bedroom. It has an interconnecting toilet with washbasin. There is a large family shower room with toilet and basin. 2 toilets in this holiday home. The twin bedded room is also very spacious with fitted wardrobes. The lounge is also very large and the vaulted ceiling gives it a light and airy feel. The sofas are of free standing style and are very comfy. There is a dining area seating 4 – 6 persons. The kitchen is fully fitted with modern units and full size built in fridge/freezer. There are patio doors leading from the lounge onto the sun deck which is unusually large to the side and front. The location of this holiday home is on the Sycamore field at Bashley Park in a lovely quiet sunny spot with parking right outside (not allocated). This is truly a lovely holiday home and I am sure will prove very popular next year.

Here are some pics

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