Bye bye 5 stars !!

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Having now bought the 1st M.H. Christmas at a swanky 5 star hotel has been cancelled only to be replaced by a trip in the new acquisition !!
We are in Wilts, anyone know of an all year site with an indoor pool, at least, please, south/south west ??!! :Eeek:
 

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UK South/South West? Sandy Balls, north New Forest?
Or Devon, Dawlish, there's 2 really close lady's Mile is one.
I've stayed at Cofton, near Dawlish. Nice pool/sauna /steam room / gym complex.
 
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Sorry folks I should have said in the UK as we don't have a great deal of time this side of Christmas and the trips will be getting used to our new family member !!
Cofton sounds ideal !!
 
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Hilldweller your pics are great which country ?
 
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Cofton would have been ideal, it looks great. Sadly, not open for Christmas and N.Y. but thank you for the pointer, that will be on my visit list
 
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Sandy Balls looked ideal. Price for the Christmas period £50 a night........ we are taking our own accommodation !
 

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Sandy Balls looked ideal. Price for the Christmas period £50 a night........ we are taking our own accommodation !
Sandy Balls, such a nice place, but notoriously expensive. Hope they don't ask for extra again to extent the 1000hrs departure this time :Eeek:
 
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Extra ???????? I thought the price was extra !!
 

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Hilldweller your pics are great which country ?
Sorry I'm too lazy to name them all but if you click on ALBUMS the you get the countries. Hopefully I've just tweaked my sig to do this.
 

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Sorry folks I should have said in the UK as we don't have a great deal of time............................
Sadly none of us knows just how much time we do have left so only one thing for it, get out there and party like there is no tomorrow.
 

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I hate Sandy Balls.

The best of Sandy Balls is the pub just outside the gate and up the road about 150 metres.
 
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Thank you all, I think 'Sandy Balls', (what a name) may be the place. ?
 

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I hate Sandy Balls.

The best of Sandy Balls is the pub just outside the gate and up the road about 150 metres.
We didn't see the pub - we were too busy trying to get away from the place. We went to have a look and thought we had better leave before they charged us for the air that we breathed.
 
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Thanks Chris, we have our own 'pub' and all are welcome.
If there is anything 'happening' in the Forest over the Festive Season, we would love to participate.
I am now cooking Xmas lunch in a mechanical vehicle with a kitchen the size of the ............ well, actually, no size at all. Oh god, what have I done ?

Thank you for that, Southampton. You live in a lovely area
 

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Thanks Chris, we have our own 'pub' and all are welcome.
If there is anything 'happening' in the Forest over the Festive Season, we would love to participate.
I am now cooking Xmas lunch in a mechanical vehicle with a kitchen the size of the ............ well, actually, no size at all. Oh god, what have I done ?

Thank you for that, Southampton. You live in a lovely area
That's great.

Just pointing out really that @ £50 a night to camp you might be disappointed.
 
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Don't know how far you want to travel in the UK, if you don't mind a wee drive try Brighouse Bay in Kircudbright lovely site with indoor pool
 
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Christmas is booked !!
Thank you for the link, Hollyberry and thanks to you all.
It's been a difficult decision (so much choice !)
Staying at Beverley Park, Goodrington. Used to visit there 'back in the day' so will be nice to revisit and half the price of Sandyballs, result !
 

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Birchwood touring park is quite good. Bar, restaurant and indoor pool. Not as expensive as Sandy Balls. http://www.birchwoodtouristpark.co.uk
it must be another Birchwood you are thinking of this is just down the road from me i go there often just to get away with the dogs no bar no restaurant and only a tiny kiddies paddling pool good site if you want lots of walking --pam
 

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Christmas is booked !!
Thank you for the link, Hollyberry and thanks to you all.
It's been a difficult decision (so much choice !)
Staying at Beverley Park, Goodrington. Used to visit there 'back in the day' so will be nice to revisit and half the price of Sandyballs, result !
Looks good, I noticed they don't take pets, haven't got a dog have you? Enjoy your Christmas.
 

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Stayed at this place many many times when kids were young. but they closed the touring field. Maybe worth inquiring........ it has a great pool/leisure centre. We loved it as so convenient from London we even stayed in the lodges a few times.

http://www.crowhurstpark.co.uk/
 

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ooops, been having a browse around for touring sites that are open for xmas and new year around the new forest area'ish, bit too late for LAM as i now see they've already booked elsewhere, but lytton lawn is open until jan 5th when they close for a month, and all the entertainment, facilities, spa etc at their sister site just a mile or so down the road at shorefield country park is free to use for those staying at lytton. :)

could be useful info for others at a loose end over the festive period..
 
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Christmas is booked !!
Thank you for the link, Hollyberry and thanks to you all.
It's been a difficult decision (so much choice !)
Staying at Beverley Park, Goodrington. Used to visit there 'back in the day' so will be nice to revisit and half the price of Sandyballs, result !
:( You off the List for New Year at Briarfields then Lam :notworthy:
 

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it must be another Birchwood you are thinking of this is just down the road from me i go there often just to get away with the dogs no bar no restaurant and only a tiny kiddies paddling pool good site if you want lots of walking --pam
Oops! You are right Pam, we went for a weekend there earlier. The one I should have said was Hoborne Bashley http://www.hoburne.com/park-details/hoburne-bashley. Good swimming pool, bar and kiddies play area.
 
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Sorry for not replying sooner have been away for a few weeks in an 'I.T' desert, bliss !
Hi Wildge, we are only away for a few nights over Christmas. We will be at Cheltenham, already booked before we went away. Not sure how many will be there but looking forward to it. Spending Christmas and N. Year in a motorhome in the UK will certainly be a first and looking forward to the experience !
Thanks Dryad, have noted the N. Forest site for the summer, love it down there, great for cycling.
Not in possession of any pets but thanks for the thought. That's what i love about this site, everyone is so helpful :D
 
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