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Briarfields Touring Park

9.2

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General

  • A couple of minutes' drive from the A5
  • Use as an overnight stopover or as a base for Cheltenham and Oxford
  • Landscaped with mature shrubs, hedges and trees

Apart from a possible pitch on a tower block in the middle of a city, Briarfields Touring Park might be the most ‘leave your car at home’ site we’ve seen yet. Ditch the diesel guzzler or leave the motorhome on site and hitch a ride on one of the regular buses that pass right outside, leading to days’ worth of days out at Cheltenham (two miles away), Gloucester (six miles), Oxford, the Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds. And if you’re getting around under your own steam, the friendly family team at Briarfields can pick you up from local public transport when you arrive.

Even on your own feets you’ll reach most of what you need quickly from the park: a pub and a newsagent are within a few minutes’ walk; an Indian restaurant, KFC and supermarket less than 15 minutes – and a caravan sales and spares dealership is a mile and a half away, just in case.

Although Briarfields is only a couple of minutes from the M5 (it’s often used by guests on their way north or south as an overnight stopover), it’s been rather cleverly designed so you can think you’re slap bang in the middle of the countryside: the landscaped and the accommodation areas are edged throughout with mature shrubs, hedges and trees.

Amenities are equally well looked after: the centrally placed amenities block is cleaned twice a day and has free hot showers for ladies, gents and disabled guests.

Swing into reception when you arrive at Briarfields for reams of info, leaflets and maps on the many (many) things to do a bus ride away: buses run every ten minutes during the day and every 20 minutes in the evening to both Cheltenham and Gloucester, and another service to Oxford will give explorers about six hours in the city before heading back to Cheltenham.

Briarfields is open all year round and is dog-friendly.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

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9.2

Overall rating based on 49 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

 

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Fantastic find a very clean well laid out site will go back again 01/01/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom martyn_b170212 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The location
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    Very friendly staff

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Friendly, helpful staff and very clean facilities 21/12/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Helen G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The cleanliness and the peace and quiet of the camp

    Disliked: 

    A bit near a main road - didn't feel safe walking the dogs along there.

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Ideal location, very well kept site and clean facilities, level pitch 17/12/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jeff S. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Nothing to dislike about this place.Greeted by very friendly owner. Very helpful.
    Short walk to large Azda store, short walk to eating places close by. We got the bus
    right outside the site to Gloucester (every 10 minutes).
    Facilities excellent - good wash rooms great showers with plenty of room and lots of hooks to hang things on. Always clean.
    Lots of local information in laundry room - walks, places to shop and eat.

    Disliked: 

    NOTHING

From the manager...

Aww wow thank you so much for your stunning review! So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and made use of all the local amenities. Look forward to seeing you again in 2017! Kind Regards, Jo

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Very nice site with excellent facilities and good transport links 28/11/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom garry s. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Liked very much

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From the manager...

Aww thank you for your lovely review.....great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. See you again soon. Kind Regards, Jo

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On a very wet couple of days the pitches could have been a foot wider 26/11/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom John S. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Reception staff very helpful. Convenient bus stop into Cheltenham every few minutes - would definitely stay here again.

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From the manager...

Thank you very much for your review.....really pleased to read you enjoyed your time with us and made use of the fantastic bus service. Extending some pitches is top of the 'to do' list over the quieter winter months. Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Jo

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Excellent site with good clean facilities and great transport links. 19/11/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom gerald_p230502 Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Local bus service immediately outside the site. Friendly , helpful staff and great clean facilities. Would definitely stop here again.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you so much for your stunning review - I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and made use of the fab local bus service. Look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, Jo

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the site was small, the toilet block was good &clean,very basic though 26/10/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom martin e. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    good for travelling to gloucester or cheltenham

    Disliked: 

    very quiet ,nothing on the site, road noise & airplanes taking off & landing all day

From the manager...

Sorry to read you didn't enjoy your stay with us......our location is excellent for visiting Cheltenham and Gloucester with a fantastic bus service to both. We are a city site so some road noise is to be expected but our site is beautifully landscaped so feels much more rural. Kind Regards, Jo

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First class as always 25/10/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Colin S. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    A lot of work has taken place over the last two or three years, and this has only increased our enjoyment during our stay.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Wow - thank you! Yes we have been busy.....there is always a project on the go. Really pleased you enjoy your time with us. See you again soon. Kind Regards, Jo

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One to come back to 19/10/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom james m. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pretty flat ,nice surroundings, we'll kept and good facilities
    Ease of transport without taking car
    Not far from m5
    Nice and quiet but just a short way to cheltenham
    Local shopping within walking distance

    Disliked: 

    Slight traffic noise ----- did'nt bother us though
    Not much elsef

From the manager...

Great review - thank you. So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and exploring Cheltenham. See you again soon. Best Wishes, Jo

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excellent site friendly staff very clean facilities 18/10/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom alana f. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    very good bus service outside site for Cheltenham and Gloucester saves you taking the moterhome out and finding some where to park

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From the manager...

Aww thank you so much for a lovely review - I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Jo

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

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Fishing

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Games room

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Outdoor swimming pool

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Take away

Tennis

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Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Rules

Adults only

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Leave the car at home

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

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Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Gloucester Road Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, GL51 0SS
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.8949°N 2.1330°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Arle Court Roundabout Coach Stop — 0.2 miles
Cheltenham Spa: Royal Well Bus Station — 2.4 miles
Charlton Kings: Bradley Rd Coach Stop — 3.6 miles
Train stations
Cheltenham Spa Rail Station — 1.4 miles
Gloucester Rail Station — 4.9 miles
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury Rail Station — 7.3 miles
Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks — 19.0 miles
Lydney Harbour — 20.5 miles
Airports
Gloucestershire Airport — 1.1 miles

Directions


We're 2 minutes by car from the M5:
Take junction 11 off the M5. Head on the A40 towards Cheltenham. Keep on the inside lane. After a few minutes you will arrive at a big roundabout with traffic lights. Take the first left exit (B4063 signposted Churchdown, Staverton). Stay on the B4063 road for 200 metres. Briarfields Motel and Touring Park entrance is on the left-hand side of the road.

By rail:
Cheltenham Spa Railway Station is approximately 2 miles and Gloucester Railway Station is approximately 6 miles.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Well. Where do we start? At least a day in Cheltenham first, we think – more if you’re coming to have a flutter at the racecourse just four miles away or jazzing it up at one of the many festivals.

Catch the bus early to take in as much as poss: a morning coveting the art, furniture, crafts and jewellery at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, many created by Cotswold craftspeople inspired by William Morris, should build up an appetite for lunch and an afternoon of shopping around The Brewery, Bath Road and in the well-lined High Street.

Harry Potter fans and the history-inclined will likely want an hour or two at medieval Gloucester Cathedral, used in the first and second films (see if you recognise the Cloisters). Away from Hogwarts, the cathedral has an award-winning exhibition centre, exhibitions and guided tours, and regular events and concerts including The Three Choirs Festival, one of the oldest classical choral music festivals in the world.

The Gloucester Docks and award-winning Waterways Museum is also a good afternoon out for heritage fans, while the more modern can find plenty to occupy them at the waterside retail park Gloucester Quays.

Plunge into the countryside next for a couple of days in the Cotswolds, where you’ll find acres of things to do whatever your inclination such as punting around local villages like Chipping Camden and Bourton-on-the-Water, or visiting the many museums ranging from Roman to motoring times.

Wildlife options abound too, particularly for birders, with the Cotswold Falconry Centre at the Batsford Arboretum, geese and swans at Slimbridge Wetland Centre, and Birdland Park and Gardens in Bourton-on-the-Water where twitchers can see rare birds from around the world, including England’s only group of king penguins.

Finally, take a day or two in the ancient Forest of Dean (Harry Potter and co ended up here too), one of the oldest woodlands in the country, to go underground at the old mines of the Clearwell Caves, hire a bike to hit the forest tracks, or, more relaxingly, take the four and a half mile trip from Lydney to Parkend on the Dean Forest Railway.

Must see

  • Gloucester Cathedral (5.2 miles)
  • Gloucester Quays (5.5 miles)
  • Gloucester Waterways Museum (5.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Ashleworth Tithe Barn (6.0 miles)
  • Bredon Barn (9.3 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
Electric heaters inside the awnings are not permitted.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

Hosepipes must not be used to wash cars and/or caravans/motorhomes.

You are asked to notify reception immediately of any shortcomings in your accommodation, pitch or services so that these can be rectified. No subsequent claim can be considered for shortcomings not notified.

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