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Sandy Balls Holiday Village


Godshill, Fordingbridge, SP6 2JZ

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Sandy Balls Holiday Village


Open to all, The Woodside Inn serves food with flair - from tasty tapas and flavoursome flatbreads to fish and chips and rib-eye steak. Available all year round, it is perfect for lunch, dinner or that in-between snack time. There’s a kids menu and specials blackboard available too.
The Woodside Inn offering a bright and airy place to enjoy a great range of ales including Ringwood Best and Guest ales, lagers, ciders, stouts and spirits.

The Retreat

The Retreat beauty suite offers luxurious facials, relaxing
massages and body wraps.

Sandy Balls Cycle Hire

Open all year round, 7 days a week for hire of mountain bikes, comfort bikes, road bikes, trailers, tandems, tag a longs.

Sandy Balls has been running for more than 95 years and in that time tens of thousands of guests have enjoyed its superb customer service, luxury facilities, quality accommodation and an abundance of activities in a breath-taking setting. Five-star Sandy Balls has something for everyone, so whether it's a long weekend, mid-week break or longer, it offers the perfect holiday destination.

For those looking to savour the great outdoors, but wrapped in a little luxury, our five-star accommodation includes one, two and three bedroom luxury woodland lodges sleeping two, four or six guests and four-berth static holiday homes. All are fully equipped, centrally heated and have a DVD and TV. The lodges have their very own decking and barbecue area and some even come with a private hot tub too.

Our Premium and Premium Plus lodges offer all the delights of our Laidback and Laidback Plus lodges with extra opulence and convenience. A dishwasher to take the hassle out of your holiday, an iPod docking station to keep you entertained. Complimentary towels and bathrobes, an early check in and use of the gym is also included with our Premium lodge range.
Our most luxurious accommodation, Premium Vista lodges, are a real home from home. With all the benefits of Premium and Premium Plus lodges, you also enjoy the best views on the estate across the Avon Valley. Enjoy it from your roof top terrace or infinity balcony, some of which come with a jacuzzi. Premium bathrooms and decor throughout complete our top lodges.

For 2015 we've introduced brand new four and six berth Superior and Superior Plus caravans and refurbished our Cosy caravans.

For those who prefer to bring their own equipment there are the fully-serviced touring pitches for caravans, motorhomes and tents. All our award-winning serviced pitches come with gravel hard standing, drainage and electricity, water and satellite TV hook-up. Pitch fees include the use of the well-appointed shower, toilet and laundry blocks with their unlimited supply of hot water and heating. Of course, Sandy Balls also has all the essential facilities you would expect from a five-star holiday village - including a launderette and three spotless and well maintained shower blocks for tourers.

Our Camping Pods offer the excitement of camping but with a little more luxury. A seating area converts into a double bed and two single pull out chair beds offer accommodation for four guests. A fridge, kettle, TV and heated towel rail complete your pod.

New to 2016 - Introducing our Safari Tents
Located in The Glade, this exclusive area is conveniently located next to Northfield shower block which provides your bathroom facilities. Your Safari Tent gives you all the luxury of a lodge, with all the freedom and adventure of sleeping under canvas. 2 bedrooms with comfortable beds, a spacious living area and a fully equipped kitchen with fridge, gas hob, microwave oven and sink. Plus all crockery and cutlery, a dining area, electric lighting and a heater give you all the home comforts you need.

In addition to pet friendly and pet free lodges, caravans, camping pods and touring pitches, our dog exercise field and a wide choice of woodland walks makes Sandy Balls the perfect holiday destination with pets.


Booking & Payment Details

  • Cash Point
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets
  • Telephone (public)


  • Baby changing facilities


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups


  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Sandy Balls is conveniently located just 30 minutes from Southampton. Situated in Godshill Village, a little more than a mile from Fordingbridge.

BY CAR From the east, leave the M27 at Junction 1 signposted New Forest/Lyndhurst/Cadnam A337 and at the end of the slip road, take the third exit B3079 to Brook and then join B3078 to Fordingbridge.

From the west, follow the A31 to Ringwood until the turning onto the A338 to Fordingbridge, and then take the B3078 for about 2 miles.

From the north, follow the A338 through Salisbury to Fordingbridge and then take the B3078 to Godshill.

The nearest railway station is Sailsbury, which is 12 miles away.


  • New Forest AwardsGreen Leaf Tourism Scheme Green Leaf Tourism Scheme 2016
  • New Forest AwardsNew Forest Marque New Forest Marque 2016
  • Other AwardsGo New Forest Card Go New Forest Card 2018
  • Other AwardsGo New Forest Member Go New Forest Member 2018

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Sandy Balls Holiday Village Wedding Reception Venue, FordingbridgeNestled in a stunning 120 acre estate on the edge of the New Forest National Park, Sandy Balls offers an ideal woodland setting for your special day. This award-winning, five star holiday village boasts magnificent views of the Avon Valley.

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