Elmwicke Campsite

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  • Award-winning Gloucestershire farm site with Malvern Hills views
  • A 10-minute drive to Tewkesbury; 20 minutes to Gloucester Cathedral
  • Tractor tours of the animals; on-site café and occasional restaurant
Fans of animal antics, step this way… stay at award-winning Elmwicke Campsite and you'll be on a working farm surrounded by a flock of Jacob sheep, a herd of rare-breed Gloucester cattle, and the Pygmy goats Mabel and Martha, plus Bacon the pig. As you can probably tell, this spot in the Severn Vale is a proper rural retreat, with fabulous views of the Malverns and Bredon Hill to boost your Gloucestershire break. Site owners (and carers to all those animals) Jon and Ruth opened up the site in 2012; they're fourth-generation farmers and you’ll see them at some point during your stay, whether that’s welcoming you in, delivering wood, cleaning the facilities or having a good old natter. The campsite is a seven-acre flat field where you can choose your own pitch, and camp together if you’re with friends or family. There’s plenty of space for games of cricket, rugby, football, rounders or flying kites, and the owners are more than happy to take guests on a tractor-trailer ride around the fields to visit the animals. Alongside men’s and women’s loos, the amenities block also has showers and a family room with baby-changing facilities. To help you with keeping everybody clean and tidy, there’s also a laundry area with a washing machine. An on-site café is open for breakfast rolls, pastries and fresh coffee to get you going in the morning, and on some nights you can eat at the pop-up restaurant that's run by a fab local caterer. If you’d rather be self-sufficient, barbecues are allowed on site, and you can order meat packs from the farm, as well as hiring firepits and buying bags of wood, which are delivered daily.

Site type

Tent pitches 50
Touring caravan pitches 50
Motorhome pitches 50
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
  • Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • Bookings must not consist of more than 3 different households.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Sun, 10 Mar to

Pitch types & availability

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Excellent clean site with lovely facilities.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: The campsite is absolutely lovely. We booked last minute for an overnight stay, literally within an hour and a half of arriving and it was no problem. The lady that greeted us was lovely, the facilities are outstanding and clean, there’s even a hairdryer and full length mirror in the bathroom. I’d totally recommend here and would go back again.

Disliked: Nothing.

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Lovely and well maintained campsite! Lovely modern toilet/shower block!…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Lovely and well maintained campsite! Lovely modern toilet/shower block!

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This campsite is so lovely! The field is huge so it feels…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: This campsite is so lovely! The field is huge so it feels really spacious. There was always a shower free and they were always clean. Same for the toilets. On Saturday evening they even came around with a tractor for all the kids to ride which was a lovely touch.

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Terrible

Overall 4/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: The toilet/shower facilities

Disliked: We booked this site because the location suited our needs, however, upon our arrival we were informed that part of the site was unavailable due to heavy rain. Obviously not there fault but a heads up would have been appreciated. We therefore had no other option but to pitch up between 2 parties with very young children thus making them and us feeling incredibly uncomfortable. Thanks for ruining our weekend

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From the manager: We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your weekend. We really do try to make everyone feel welcome and let people choose their pitches, (when on a non-electric pitch where we don't over book, allowing 38 pitches on around 5 acres - the size of 3 football pitches). If you had any problems we will always do our best to help, just come and speak to us. Good news is that it's stopped raining for a while and most of the field is now available to pitch in.

Really good facilities, the size of the family bathroom was great and…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Kelly N. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Really good facilities, the size of the family bathroom was great and really clean. Friendly and the site was a great base in the countryside whilst close to shops etc.

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Lovely site! Perfect for enjoying some down time away from it all.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Kate C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: - Ruth and Jonathan were welcoming and very friendly. - Fab site with plenty of space to pitch up where you like. - Very good toilet and shower facilities. - Lovely bonus having the little cafe on site for breakfasts, drinks and snacks. - Our breakfast rolls were delicious!

Disliked: Nothing at all!

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Excellent clean facilities with a friendly manager

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Sophie P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Big space for the kids to run around and play football. Big enough pitches. Facilities clean. Ruth was so lovely and friendly and was happy to help anytime

Disliked: We had to leave

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Met the wife who is lovely and clearly loves the site and…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Christian F. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Met the wife who is lovely and clearly loves the site and people which was great. Only thing I would change would be was to be able to change the heat of you shower, which was spotless by the way.

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Fantastic site, quiet but with excellent showers and toilets.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Very clean , Friendly and quiet lovely camp site. Ruth is such a lovely lady too. The whole family really enjoyed it.

Disliked: Nothing

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Such a friendly welcome, Ruth was so helpful throughout. The site…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Sharon H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Such a friendly welcome, Ruth was so helpful throughout. The site is in a great location and was well kept with the bathrooms and washing up spaces being really clean and well looked after. Loved the big space in the middle for the kids to play.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Baby-changing facilities

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal freezer

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

Elmwicke Campsite

Red House Farm

Copse Green Lane

Elmstone Hardwicke

Cheltenham

Gloucestershire

England

GL51 9TB

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

51.94372°N
-2.13897°W

Nearest transport

Coach
3.4 mi The Crescent
3.4 mi The Crescent
4 mi Royal Well Bus Station
Rail
3.6 mi Cheltenham Spa Rail Station
4 mi Ashchurch for Tewkesbury Rail Station
6.9 mi Gloucester Rail Station
Ferry
21.1 mi Sharpness Old Docks
22.5 mi Lydney Harbour
Airport
3.6 mi Gloucestershire Airport

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

Gather the kids up for games of mini-golf at Sherdons Golf Centre’s Pirate Adventure (five minutes’ drive), or let them have a look at the Harry Potter film locations in Gloucester Cathedral (20 minutes). They can follow treasure trails at Puzzlewood in the Forest of Dean (both 50 minutes), where you can also hike forest paths or up the activity levels and get some cycling in. Keen for more exercise? Have a go at skiing or tubing at Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre, or head for Sandford Parks Lido in Cheltenham (both 25 minutes), with its gorgeous Art Deco architecture and two outdoor pools to cool off in on sunny days. Mooch around indie shops in Tewkesbury (10 minutes), where you can also visit the historic abbey, grab an ice-cream or relax on a boat trip along the Severn and Avon rivers. Mellow-stone Cotswolds towns to add to your itinerary include Broadway (half an hour) for its delightful architecture and design museums, and Stow-on-the-Wold (40 minutes) for its cracking selection of antique shops.

Must see

Tewkesbury Abbey 3.3 mi

Gloucester Cathedral 7 mi

Gloucester Quays 7.4 mi

Gloucester Waterways Museum 7.4 mi

Sudeley Castle Gardens and Exhibition 7.8 mi

National Trust

Ashleworth Tithe Barn 5.6 mi

Bredon Barn 5.9 mi

Hailes Abbey 9 mi

Croome Park 11.1 mi

Snowshill Manor and Garden 12.5 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Battle of Tewkesbury, 1471 2.8 mi

PITTVILLE PARK 3.7 mi

Churchdown - Chosen Hill - Badgeworth - Churchdown 4.8 mi

BOUNCER'S LANE CEMETERY, CHELTENHAM 4.9 mi

Cleeve Hill and Belas Knap 5 mi

Local events

  • Wilderness Festival (Thursday 1 August 2024 – Thursday 1 August 2024)

    Oxford, Oxfordshire 28.1 mi

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.

Offers

Tent pitchTouring caravan pitchesMotorhome or campervan pitch
Non-electric grass pitch
  • 10% off 5 nights or more offer
Tent pitchTouring caravan pitchesMotorhome or campervan pitch
Electric grass pitch
  • 10% off 5 nights or more offer

Conditions apply - see pitch type section for details

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Gloucestershire?

  • Does Elmwicke Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Elmwicke Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Elmwicke Campsite? Gather the kids up for games of mini-golf at Sherdons Golf Centre’s Pirate Adventure (five minutes’ drive), or let them have a look at the Harry Potter film locations in Gloucester Cathedral … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Elmwicke Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Elmwicke Campsite? From £23.85 (for 1 night, 3 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.