A Fordingbridge caravan park has been named the best in the South East of England for 2023.

Hill Cottage Farm Camping and Caravan Park beat out Bucket and Spade Holidays Touring in Chichester and Mercury Yacht Harbour and Holiday Park in Hamble for the prize.

The awards are organised by Campsites.co.uk, recognising a variety of campsites, glamping sites and caravan parks.

Discussing the awards the site said: "From the simplest, tucked-away camping spots to family-friendly holiday parks with swimming pools and luxurious glamping sites with the oh-so-welcome hot tubs. There's something for everyone in every corner of the country - all going above and beyond for their guests.

"This year we've found new favourites with spectacular views, made friends with yet more alpacas, and loved the growing variety of food truck treats. It truly is great outdoors!"

The full list of winners for the Camping & Glamping Awards 2023 can be found on the website here.

Hill Cottage Farm Camping and Caravan Park recognised at awards

On its Campsites.co.uk profile, it is described as offering a "perfect base, just five minutes from the New Forest National Park".

It adds: "Pitch up and enjoy the 5-star experience with access to a play park for the little ones, spacious pitches and a shepherd's hut for those who want the fun of camping with a little more comfort. Families and pets welcome."

The site is a park with serviced hardstanding pitches, grass pitches and a shepherd's hut.

Salisbury Journal: The site comes with many grass and hardstanding pitchesThe site comes with many grass and hardstanding pitches (Image: Campsites.co.uk/Hill Cottage Farm)

Hardstanding pitches are serviced with electricity, water and grey drainage, and are described as "extremely generous in size" and come with dividing hedges.

The profile goes on: "For a special break with the family, try the park's spacious and beautifully equipped lodges. These include a kitchen with all the appliances you need, a cosy lounge with a flame effect electric fire and two bedrooms.

"There's a master with en-suite for the parents and a twin room with another bathroom for the kids, so everyone's happy."

Pitches are available from Easter to the end of September, with serviced hardstanding pitches glamping available from March to October.