The unique Watercress Lodges and Campsite is a fantastic holiday retreat set next to the historic Watercress Line, overlooking the South Downs – perfect for exploring the Hampshire countryside on your doorstep.

We offer accommodation of six Self Catering Lodges, glamping Safari Tents, Tipi Tents which are pre-erected for ease of camping. Our Campground opened in 2014 and offers an ideal getaway for families and enthusiasts alike for a truly special camping experience.

We are also able to offer our facilities for Weddings and Functions. The Small Gauge Railway is now open and is being run by volunteers and we also have the Flat Spaces Bungalow on site for people to hire with severely disabled and less abled travellers.

Bookings can be made online, or by calling or emailing us if you prefer.

You can click the button to go straight to our bookings page, or find out more about each type of accommodation below.

Our Lodges

The Lodges resemble railway cottages and afford fantastic views of the surrounding area. The self-catering accommodation is modern and comfortably furnished throughout.

On the ground floor, the spacious hallway leads to the kitchen with all the modern appliances you would expect and need during your stay, including a dishwasher, whilst a separate utility room hosts the washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing facilities and a downstairs cloakroom. 

The bright and airy lounge, with French doors to the patio, has been furnished with a dining table and dining seating for six, plus a leather sofa bed (double) and two armchairs. Along with Freeview TV we have provided an assortment of board games. 

The main bedroom has a king-size bed, along with a selection of storage furnishings, mirror and hairdryer. Whilst the second bedroom has been set-up with twin beds and further storage. 

The bathroom is located on the first floor, with a shaver point and freestanding shower.

Each lodge has its own patio, featuring a picnic bench and a BBQ (upon request).

For a more detailed overview of the Lodges, click here.


  • Two Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • WIFI
  • TV & Freeview
  • Central Heating
  • Utility Room
  • Linen & Towels provided
  • High chair available
  • Charcoal BBQ on request
  • Allocated Parking
  • Travel cot on request
  • Pets welcome in the ‘Alton’ and ‘Winchester’ Lodges
  • No Smoking


All prices are per night, with a minimum of 2 nights per booking.

Season 2 nights 3 nights 4-6 nights 7-21 nights
Low £165 £130 £100 £70
Mid £180 £160 £135 £100
High £230 £200 £160 £120
Late £165 £130 £100 £70
Christmas £250 £210 £160 £130

Low Season: (4th January – 28th March)  /  Mid Season: (29th March – 4th July)
High Season: (5th July – 5th September)  /  Late Season: (6th September – 17th December)
Christmas: (18th December – 2nd January 2021)

Safari Tents

Our two luxurious safari tents called Annie and Clarabel are nestling into the gorgeous Hampshire countryside. It is an opportunity to camp amongst nature without sacrificing home comforts. It is the best of both worlds and opportunity to fall in love with the great outdoors once more.

Our tents have an open plan layout with plush furnishings including a king size bed, wood burning stove, which doubles up as an oven, and a sofa bed. The internal space measures 4 x 5.4 metres and is erected on raised wooden platforms which insulate the tents from the ground. The external and internal canvas/linings are fire retardant to British Safety Standards.

To the front of the tent is the veranda with a barbeque, gas hob, fridge, ice tray and food preparation area. The outdoor seating is perfect for al fresco dining (the washing up area is also close by).

Provided for your stay is a basket of logs but more can be purchased from reception so you do not have to worry about being cold.


  • 4 x 5.4 metres in size
  • Sleeps 4
  • Gas hob
  • Barbeque
  • No Smoking Allowed
  • Fridge
  • Veranda
  • No Smoking


All prices are per night, with a minimum of 2 nights per booking.

Season 2 nights 3 nights 4-6 nights 7-21 nights
Low £120 £100 £80 £70
Mid £150 £130 £110 £95
High £140 £125 £115 £100
Winter £120 £120 £80 £70

Low Season: (4th January – 28th March)  /  Mid Season: (29th March – 4th July)
High Season: (5th July – 5th September)  /  Winter: (7th September 2020 – 28th March 2021)

Tipi Tents


We have two Tipi Tents available.

Each Tipi sleeps up to 6 people and is erected by us prior to your arrival.

For added convenience you can also hire single or double inflatable mattresses and portable cooker.


Ready-erected Tipi Tents are available for £70 per night throughout the seasons, with a minimum of 2 nights per booking.

Additional items:

Blow-up mattress (double): £6.00 per night
Blow-up mattress (single): £4.00 per night
Portable cooker (1 can Butane gas supplied): £6.00 per stay



Watercress Lodges Campsite offers a beautiful, landscaped campground, set in farmland with stunning views over the Hampshire countryside.

The campground has all the facilities you would expect including a brand new shower & toilet block, fitted to a very high standard, located closeby to the tent pitches. An ice-block freezer is also available for all campers.

Please note, there is no provision for caravans or motorhomes.


A 6×4 Metre pitch, for your tent and 1 car, is available for £25 per night throughout the seasons. This price includes 2 adults.

Additional items (per night):

Additional Adults: £4.00
Additional Children: £3.50
Awning: £4.00
Gazebo: £10.00
Pop-up Tent: £5.00
Extra Car: £5.00