Glebe Field, Pimperne
Swanage & Wareham Rugby Club
New Forest D.A. welcomes you to Breamore House Holiday Site. Easily accessible from A338. The field has short grass, bounded by trees and is level in most parts. It is ideally situated for exploring the delights of the New Forest, from which we take our D.A. name. The Market towns of Ringwood & Salisbury with its shops and cinema are within easy reach. A bus service operates from the main A338 in both directions and is approx. 1 mile away from the site The Parish of Breamore, earlier called 'Brumore', which possibly meant a moor where broom grows.
The uniqueness of Breamore means that much of the area INCLUDES a large number of listed buildings all requiring special consents for any work which may alter the nature or style of the building, its structure and the interior layout. Within the Breamore Parish is the Marsh and River Avon, both are listed as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Other parts of the Parish fall within the Cranbourne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs - Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The River valley has been designated as an Environmentally Sensative Area (ESA) by MAFF. There are also 127.5 hectares of Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC\'s) in the Parish.
Downton is a large ancient Wiltshire village with a population of approximately 3,000 situated around 6 miles south of Salisbury and 3 miles from the site. It straddles the River Avon just outside the New Forest National Park and is surrounded by water meadows and chalk downland. The parish includes the hamlets of Charlton All Saints and Standlynch. The village is also well known for its fishing and as a centre for exploring the River Avon and New Forest.
Fordingbridge is on the western edge of the New Forest surrounded by rolling countryside and places of interest yet being within 60 minutes of Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral, the South coast and the Isle of Wight.Fordingbridge is fortunate enough to have a Visitor Information Centre (VIC) in Kings Yard on Salisbury Street, Fordingbridge. The VIC is open from Monday to Saturday 10am to 3pm, until October. There is a supermarket and a variety of shops to amuse the whole family.
The town of Fordingbridge was originally known as \"Forde\" and the \"bridge\" element of the name was not added until the Avon was first spanned at this point. The Great Bridge, of seven arches, was in existence in 1286 A.D. and possibly earlier. The Parish church is mainly Early English and Early Decorated in style, but the tower is Perpendicular, and the chapel on the north side dates from the early thirteenth century
A pretty little town noted for its old Priory and riverside walks. The restored Regent Centre puts on shows and films. The large garden centre “Stewarts” is on the outskirts of the town, next door to a large “Sainsbury’s” supermarket.
From Hengisbury Head a ten mile stretch of sandy beach extends to Sandbanks and the entrance to Poole harbour. Places along this stretch include Southbourne, Boscombe, Bournemouth and Poole. Bournemouth is famous for its sand, sea, chines, gardens and shops. It also offers cinemas and top summer shows. During August, children can take part in candle lighting in the Gardens.
You can\'t visit Salisbury without going to see Salisbury Cathedral - a magnificent medieval cathedral with the tallest spire in England, surrounded by other historic buildings with superb architecture within Cathedral Close, and the Chorister Gardens at Chorister Square. The Cathedral School can be found here too. If you enjoy the architecture and stories from the past, then we recommend a visit to Malmesbury House, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, and with many interesting tales to tell. Salisbury is 9 miles from the site. A traditional market in the market square takes place twice a week on Tuesday ans Saturday.
The market town of Ringwood is 9 miles south of the site. Ringwood still has a lively Wednesday morning street market and has remained a delightful, unspoilt historic town with both quaint and modern shops, street entertainment, restaurants, pubs and cafes. For centuries it has been the traditional market town of the New Forest with its market charter dating back to 1226.
The historic site of Stonhenge is just a 20 mile drive away. Estimated to be as old as 3100BC the stones are visited by thousands of people from across the world. The daily opening times in Autumn are 09:30 – 18:00. There is a charge of £7.80 per adult (concession £7 for over 60)
Breamore House, Fordingbridge SP6 2DF. MR 184/154191. Take A338 Ringwood to Fordingbridge road, just north of Fordingbridge at village of Breamore turn left to Breamore House and follow the signs. Lovely walks, Manor House & countryside Museum and Tea room. New Forest, Salisbury & Ringwood markets close by. Bus 1m. Own san is essential. Booking is neither available nor necessary
We ask that all of our members observe a “No Noise” policy between 11pm and 7am.