Welcome to Rushcroft Farm

Holiday cottages, Bring your horse on holiday, Touring and Camping in the beautiful New Forest National Park

We offer three modern, bright, comfortable self-catering cottages (open all year) giving you the opportunity to relax in luxury whilst enjoying the natural beauty of a farm setting.  We are in a convenient location to explore the surrounding National Park area with great local amenities on your doorstep; Rushcroft Lodge sleeps 2-3 and the other two barn conversions sleep 4. The light, space, airiness and decor of each, and their individual little private gardens are enchanting and welcoming. 

Rushcroft also provides outstanding accommodation for horses in vast pastures with automatic water provided, and grass, even in the hottest temperatures, negating the need to feed hay. The whole atmosphere is extremely calm, laissez-faire and relaxed.  

The campsite open 4th July to 1st November 2020, pre booking essential (please see news flash below for extended season).  The campsite is separate from the cottages.  If you are looking for an exclusive peaceful site we are the one for you.  With only 15 pitches occupied during July and August in a beautiful natural setting of 5 acres bordering the Avon Water, we offer the perfect escape to the country, with the space you need to breath, relax and rejuvenate.  September and October offers even more space with just 9 hard standing, electric pitches available providing calm and peace with the emphasis on natural camping.  Visitors are invited to get away from all the clutter of modern life and experience nature and the great out doors in a convenient and beautiful location.  The nature of the campsite means that social distancing is a way of life here.

Altogether the Farm covers about twenty acres, hidden away in a little corner of the New Forest, minutes from some of the best riding, walking and cycling that the Forest has to offer.   Also only a few minutes walk from Sway village with pubs, cafe, shops and a rail way station, great if you are looking for a car free break.

News Flash: 

From 4th September to 1st November this year we are opening the campsite to caravans and motorhomes with their own bathroom facilities.  Our own toilet and shower facilities will be closed during this period but our chemical and grey water waste points remain functional along with drinking water and outside wash up areas.  The pitches are hardstanding with electric hook up in The Paddock or Oak Tree Meadow areas.  There will be a remote check in system in operation via a key coded security gate, therefore we will only accept pre booked reservations.

Covid Cancellation Policy updated 23/09/20

Our usual terms and conditions generally apply and we are unable to give refunds, but to help our valued guests during this difficult time we are supporting the following:

In the event of lockdown in our area and Rushcroft Farm has to close its doors we will transfer all affected bookings up to 12 months from the existing arrival date, subject to availability and seasonal price variations.  Should the lockdown be in your area and you are unable to travel to us, we will, subject to the presentation of proof of lock down, also transfer the booking for 12 months as above.  We will offer this service free from any admin fees.

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You can be assured of attention to detail and a personal approach during your stay.

Lymington, with its beautiful marina and wealth of interesting shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants, is only 15 minutes away from Sway.  You can also catch the regular ferry to the sunny Isle of Wight from there.  Beaulieu, with its fantastic Motor Museum and Palace, is 20 minutes drive away through the peaceful New Forest National Park with free roaming ponies and stunning wild life to spot along the way.

From Sway you can hop on a train and visit the long sandy beaches, pier, shops and night life of Bournemouth and Poole in one direction or Brockenhurst and Southampton in the other. Horses are also welcome at Rushcroft Farm.

Please telephone 07850 258790 for further details.


Reviewed by Louise P
1 Jul 2019

I spent 2 nights camping with 2 friends (2 tents total) and we were in the camping field. The camping field is looked after by the owners, though it would be handy if the cut grass was collected, so not to tread into tents and cars. The pitch markers are clearly posted and you are lead to your pitch by one of the owners. Lovely clean field with plenty of space. You are next to a train station but you only hear a few trains. After hearing one train, the rest didn't bother us. Our stay was very peaceful. There are toilets, showers, washing up facilities and drinking water tap in the main entrance as well as the camping field. The toilets and showers in the camping field are portable but cleaned twice a day and perfectly functional. The owners came over to say hello on day 1 and are absolutely lovely, very friendly and have plenty of local knowledge. The location is local to many activities/things to do. We went paddle boarding in Mudiford then onto the beach. I highly recommend the New Forest ice cream!!! All 3 of us have already started to discuss our next trip and looking to go back to Rushcroft Farm, possibly be their new regulars. If you can't tell already, I highly recommend staying at Rushcroft Farm, it's plain fabulous and just what us campers wanted.

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