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Elm Cottage Camping is a small site adjacent to both our home, Elm Cottage, and our neighbours in Holly Cottage. It is located on a working farm just outside Bourton on the Water wtih spectacular views of the village and the Windrush Valley.
Our very small pitch fee (£5 per person per night) reflects the fact that there are no facilities dedicated to the site; guests are free to use our downstairs loo and we have a sink for washing up. There is an excellent leisure centre in the village where, for the price of a swim, you can use their hot showers.
We produce our own beef on the farm (www.lovemycow.com) and it is available for you to purchase direct from us, our award winning burgers are definitely worth a try! We have a bucket barbeque you can borrow, as well as a Kotlich (www.outdoor-kitchen.biz) should you feel adventurous!
As we have two small dogs we would ask that you leave yours at home please. In addition, in order to respect both us and our neighbours (who all enjoy the peace and quiet) it is an adult only site -if you are looking for somewhere for some late night revelry this is definitely NOT the right place!
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
- Coach stations
Burford: Oxford Road Lay by Bus Stop — 7.7 miles
7.7 miles Andoversford: Cattle Market Bus Stop — 8.4 miles
8.4 miles Charlton Kings: Bradley Rd Coach Stop — 12.0 miles
- Train stations
Kingham Rail Station — 6.4 miles
6.4 miles Shipton Rail Station — 7.7 miles
7.7 miles Moreton-in-Marsh Rail Station — 8.7 miles
- Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks — 32.1 miles
Gloucestershire Airport — 16.5 miles
16.5 miles London Oxford Airport — 19.9 miles
We are located just outside Bourton on the Water, on the road to Clapton and Sherborne. Using our postcode, GL54 2LF will bring you to a junction by some farm buildings, not far from us but not quite there! The best thing to do is to contact us in advance to get directions depending on where you are coming from.
Bourton on the Water is a ten minute walk away - downhill on the way back which means uphill on the way back! Pubs, restaurants and tea rooms are in plentiful supply as well as various visitor attractions such as the Motor Museum, Birdland and the Cotswold Perfumery.
There are excellent bus links should you wish to go further afield as well as plenty of local footpaths to explore the countryside.
- Cotswold Farm Park (5.6 miles)
- Chastleton House (8.1 miles)
- Sudeley Castle Gardens and Exhibition (9.3 miles)
- Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate (4.7 miles)
- Chedworth Roman Villa (7.4 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.