We're not due to open until July 31st so we are hopeful that you'll be able to enjoy Chapelfield this year. In the meanwhile we've adopted a Coronavirus Booking Guarantee Policy that means that you can now book via our booking platform and only pay a 20% deposit which will be transferable to next season if, for any reason, we can't open or you are unable to visit us due to self-isolation. There are more details of this in our Terms and Conditions. We'll publish updates here and you can also follow us on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
Chapelfield is a well-drained field where we will be offering nicely set out, generously sized pitches over our main field with space for additional camping on the neighbouring Longfield at busier times.
Both fields are provided with great shelter by the beautiful trees and hedgerows that surround them.
We provide smart hot water showers and portaloo style toilets that are kept scrupulously clean. There is also hot water washing up at Chapelfield, a small 'pop-up' shop, free mobile device recharging, free ice-pack 'refreezing', plenty of firewood to buy and fire-pits to rent and, of course, a happy group of us who will always be about to help you.
Footpaths lead directly from Chapelfeld and many guests enjoy the fabulous walking and cycling routes that are all around us. It's also possible to take a footpath directly into the Sandy Balls holiday village where many facilities are available.
Chapelfield is in Godshill, a small village set amongst open forest and woodland of the New Forest National Park, which is usually populated by many ponies and donkeys. The Fighting Cocks pub, which serves food all day, is a short stroll along a quiet lane.
We are just a mile or so from the small riverside town of Fordingbridge and within an easy drive of the many attractions in the New Forest area. The beautiful beaches around Southbourne are the nearest to Chapelfield and are about 30 minutes by car.
Small group bookings can be made but we're sorry that we do not accept stag or hen do's.
Dogs are very welcome at Chapelfield provided that they are well behaved, kept on a lead and that owners make sure that Chapelfield remains clean!
Our peaceful location means that we do operate a no music policy and for a good night’s sleep we do also operate a no noise policy after 11 pm.
Chapelfield Camping at Godshill.
Terms and Conditions.
We reserve the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time and they are binding upon all clients of Chapelfield Camping.
Please do read these Terms and Conditions before you decide to book with us.
Opening Dates for 2020:
We are open from Friday 31st July until Tuesday 1st September.
You are welcome to book at any time by using the online booking platform – which you can find here: book now
Alternatively you can also phone or email us to discuss your requirements and we can make the booking for you.
Once you have made your booking we will send you a confirmation and you should check it as it is the basis of our contract with you.
If you see any mistakes in our confirmation please contact us straight away and we will do our best to make the changes you require.
You can book with us for any duration except for the bank holiday weekend (Friday 23rd until Monday 26th August).
For this bank holiday weekend you will need to book for a minimum of three nights (Friday 23rd through to Sunday 25th).
We welcome all tents as well as trailer tents, camper vans and motorhomes and your booking needs to correctly specify which of these you will be using.
Please note that there are no electric hook-ups at Chapelfield.
Unfortunately we are also unable to provide wheelchair access shower or toilet facilities.
We will do our best to accommodate any changes that you wish to subsequently make to your booking but cannot guarantee that we will always be able to provide this flexibility.
At the time of making a booking you will be required to pay your Total Cost.
We operate a simple cancellation policy:
If you cancel your booking at least 28 days before your arrival date then we will refund 50% of your Total Cost.
Amendment for 2020 Bookings in respect of Payment and Cancellation Policy:
The above two sections have now been replaced with the following:
Coronavirus Booking Guarantee Terms:
The following terms apply under our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. You will need to agree to these terms before you confirm your booking. This policy supersedes any standard cancellation policies which are usually in place and were set out above.
We will require a 20% Deposit Payment at the time of booking.
Your Balance Payment will be due no later than 10 days before holiday
We also offer a Flexible Rebooking Policy so that in the event of cancellation due to Coronavirus restrictions or for self-isolation, you have the flexibility to move your booking to alternative available dates within 18 months of the start date of your holiday (the 'flexible rebooking policy') with no additional charges.
If you choose a date where the same accommodation is only available at a higher price,the additional prevailing rate for the stay will be due (for example if you move from a weekday booking to a weekend or you add to your party size). The flexible rebooking policy is only available for cancellations related to genuine Coronavirus restrictions. Flexible rebooking is not available for cancellations related to weather or other reasons.
Due to the flexible dates offering, the low Deposit Payment and late Balance Payment, we will not pay refund any payments made by you to us (either the deposit or the balance). If you fail to pay the balance by 10 days prior to your holiday start date, the deposit may be deemed to be forfeited by the us and the booking cancelled. In such an event the Flexible Rebooking Policy will no longer apply.
We recommend that you consider additional cancellation insurance to cover in the event of cancellations other than Coronavirus restrictions.
Arrivals and Departures:
You may arrive at Chapelfield from any time between 12.00 and 21.00 on your due arrival date. Someone will always be at Chapelfield to welcome you.
We would appreciate it if you could tell us your approximate arrival time in the notes section when making the booking.
We ask you to depart by 11.00 on your departure date.
We are sorry but we do not offer refunds if you decide to depart sooner than your due departure date.
We provide designated pitches which will be approximately 10m squared.
We have an area set aside for singles and couples (best for adults only) whilst the remainder of the pitches are for families.
We will accept a maximum of 6 people on each family pitch (of whom a maximum of 3 may be adults).
We will also accept bookings that require up to 3 pitches (i.e. up to a maximum of 9 adults) and will do our best to allocate adjacent pitches (which may have defined 'non-occupancy' gaps between them) for these groups.
Pitch occupancy and all other activity of our guests whilst at Chapelfield must comply with all current guidance or rules set by the government or other relevant authority.
Due to the peaceful nature of Chapelfield we do not accept larger groups of adults or stag and hen parties.
Each pitch will have space for one vehicle and there will be some space elsewhere in Chapelfield to park additional vehicles.
If you use an area that is larger than your pitch then we may charge you for the additional pitch space that you are occupying.
Dogs are welcome provided that they are well-behaved and on a lead at all times. Dogs may not be left alone at any time. All owners must take responsibility for all of their dog’s activities including leaving Chapelfield in a good clean state!
Camper Vans and Motorhomes:
We are happy to accommodate both campervans and motorhomes either of which may also have awnings so long as they fit within our designated pitches.
We do not charge a supplementary amount for campervans and motorhomes.
We are not permitted to have caravans at Chapelfield.
Behaviour and Noise:
The use of foul language, threatening behaviour or vandalism will not be tolerated at Chapelfield.
There is a no music or radio policy at Chapelfield so as to maintain a peaceful place for all of our guests.
We also operate a quiet policy after 23.00 each evening.
Any infringement of these rules may result in all members of a party being required to leave immediately. No refund will be given.
Fires are only allowed in fire pits.
We will have fire pits / barbecues available for hire as well as logs and charcoal.
We ask you to let us know if you wish to hire a fire pit in the notes section when making your booking.
Agreement to these Terms and Conditions (T&C):
In making your booking you are agreeing to these T&C.
Any person in breach of these T&C may be asked to leave Chapelfield with no refund.
We are entitled to refuse admission if we think it is necessary.
We also reserve the right to alter your pitch allocation should the weather have caused the ground to be unsuitable for your unit.
If events outside of our control prevent us from being able to fulfil your booking at Chapelfield then we will do our best to offer you alternative dates or a refund.
Opening Dates for 2020:
We are open from Friday 31st July until Tuesday 1st September.
Nothing in this section limits or attempts to limit our liability for:
Subject to the matters detailed above, if we fail to comply with these Terms, we shall not be responsible for any losses that you suffer as a result, except for those losses which we could reasonably foresee would result from our failure to comply with these Terms.
In addition to the above, we shall not be responsible for any:
Our maximum liability shall be no more than to refund the amount paid by you for the holiday.
As our site is located in the forest environment, we do not accept responsibility for any damage, injury or inconvenience caused by plants or wildlife.
Chapelfield Camping do not accept responsibility for anything that adversely affects your holiday that is outside of our control. These circumstances are known as ‘Force Majeure’ events and are circumstances that Chapelfield Camping could not, even with due care, have foreseen or avoided. Such circumstances include (but are not limited to) war, civil unrest, industrial action, terrorist activity, natural disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, foot and mouth disease and all other similar events outside of our control. Chapelfield Camping will endeavour to manage any problems caused as a result of a Force Majeure event but shall be under no obligation to do so and shall not be liable to you for any losses caused by a Force Majeure event.
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Chapelfield Camping is the “data controller" for the information that we collect when you visit the website. This means that we decide how to use it and are responsible for looking after it in accordance with the GDPR.
Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. We may update this policy at any time.
Where we refer in this policy to your ‘personal data’, we mean any recorded information that is about you and from which you can be identified. It does not include data where your identity has been removed (anonymous data).
Where we refer to the ‘processing’ of your personal data, we mean anything that we do with that information, including collection, use, storage, disclosure, deletion or retention.
We process your data for purposes arising from your use of the website, for example, to ensure that we understand who uses our site and how our site is used and to improve our site and ensure it is secure. This processing occurs because it is necessary to meet our legitimate interests in operating and improving the website, analysing its use, and ensuring its security.
We also process data collected as part of the booking process to manage booking only.
We will only use your data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another related reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your data for an unrelated purpose, we will seek your consent to use it for that new purpose.
We may share your data with third parties who provide services on our behalf, such as those who help us to operate the website. All our third-party service providers are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your data in line with our policies. We do not allow them to use your data for their own purposes. We permit them to process your data only for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
Where your data is shared with third parties, we will seek to share the minimum amount necessary.
We may store data collected by the website manually or electronically. The data is stored on our secure servers and/or in our premises within the UK.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to the website and any transmission is at your own risk.
We will only retain your data for as long as we need it to fulfil our purposes, including any relating to legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:
Depending on the circumstances and the nature of your request it may not be possible for us to do what you have asked, for example, where there is a statutory or contractual requirement for us to process your data and it would not be possible to fulfil our legal obligations if we were to stop. Further information on your rights is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
If you want to exercise any of the rights described above or are dissatisfied with the way we have used your information, you should contact at [email protected] We will seek to deal with your request without undue delay, and in any event in accordance with the requirements of the GDPR. Please note that we may keep a record of your communications to help us resolve any issues which you raise.
If you remain dissatisfied, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the ICO.