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General

  • Deliberately rustic camping field on an Oxfordshire canalside pig farm
  • Farm shop with sausages, bacon, pork and eggs
  • Catering trailer on site serving breakfast and lunch

If you owned a narrowboat, could there be any more crack(l)ing pastime than pulling up to a farm shop on the historic Oxford Canal to pig out on all things pork? Don’t own a narrowboat just yet? Go the whole hog regardless at The Pig Place near Banbury: the range of pig-based products – and pigs – here might make you squeal.

The Pig Place is a working smallholding and campsite next to the Oxford Canal, complete with farm shop stuffed with prime pig products such as traditional sausages, dry-cured bacon and home-produced pork, all from the farm’s rare pedigree breeds of British Lop and Oxford Sandy and Black pigs.

Buy some along with a clutch of free-range eggs for breakfast, or trot along to the catering trailer for a breakfast or/and lunch of bacon and eggs, sausages, roast pork, stuffing and apple sauce, guaranteed to leave you more pot-bellied than when you arrive. The site received a premises licence in 2017 too, so can now sell alcohol for supping on or off site.

Bring your camera to be on the tail of some smoking hot pics here: piglets regularly run around the site and there are native sheep and lambs, geese, ducks and chickens too.

The grassy camping paddock at The Pig Place sits between the livestock area and the vegetable patches – hang about near your pitch at feeding time for more snaps, or turn your gaze waterwards for photos of narrowboats drawing in to stock up at the farm shop.

Facilities at The Pig Place are basic (one portaloo and no showers), but the owners rightly say the attractions on site more than make up for it: whether casting about at the canal (just adjacent to the farm), racing piglets around the site, or seeing just how many sausages it’s possible for you to feast upon, it's very unlikely you’ll be boar-ed...

Please note

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

This is an adults-only site. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

Bookings must not be for more than 6 consecutive nights.


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8.8

Overall rating based on 141 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

 
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Lovely peaceful and relaxing site. Breakfast from the food van ... 20/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mandy_B0 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Lovely peaceful and relaxing site. Breakfast from the food van is delicious and reasonably priced - I am now addicted to duck eggs!
    Owners friendly and helpful. You soon get used to the background drone of the motorway and it wasn't an issue for me.

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    Going home

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Lovely fun site 20/07/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Lovely location, great watching the pigs and chickens! Very friendly owners and great farm shop. Loved the sofas and BBQ area.

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    Portaloo toilet and some road/train noise

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very good and friendly site,it has lovely walks 20 mins ... 12/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sue_m125258 Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
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    very good and friendly site,it has lovely walks 20 mins to 30 mins walk down canal to pub,very clean site sarah and dean fab couple and we had some good laughs with them and other couples on site,very friendly vistors to site this weekend we all spoke and had laughs with all there.our dog loved it watching the pigs and chickens coming to vist her. will certainly be back your made good move going adult only, the food at cafe was wonderful cooked to order so very fresh and very very good see you soon with our new caravan.

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    having to come home

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Excellent site 12/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anthony B. Confirmed

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    It's just such a lovely place to relax and chill out we love it

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff. 11/07/2017

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    We have just spent three nights at The Pig Place Anyho Road Banbury. My husband and I had a fantastic time cheerful friendly atmosphere with wonderful accommodating hosts. Facilities on site and everything well maintained. Licenced shop with a great variety of local products. Scrummy freshly prepared breakfasts. Sofas by the canal a great hit in the evenings with a beer in your hand the chickens, dogs, pigs and ducks provided the entertainment. Would not hesitate to recommend a visit we will be making a return journey. ‘The Pig Place’ truly is the pig’s trotters.

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Nice site. Lovely staff 11/07/2017

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

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    Nice clean site. Very relaxing.

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What a treasure - great site, lovely staff and beautiful scenery! 11/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Katherine P. Confirmed

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    Felt very welcomed as soon as we arrived on the site. Loved being surrounded by animals. Great little farm shop, lovely site - quite small, but thats what we wanted. Basic but clean and well kept. Would recommend if you don't mind small quiet site. Breakfast was great in the mornings too!

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Lovely view, friendly staff and owners .great produce choice in ... 10/07/2017

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    Lovely view, friendly staff and owners .great produce choice in farm shop and excellent food served in cafe .will be back

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Excellent fun site 10/07/2017

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    The whole site. Pigs, chickens, views, cafe, shop, everything was great. Great hosts too. Really querky, sofas in the garden are a great touch! Right next to the canal too

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    Toilet was a portaloo but as expected

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Lovely friendly owners and a really nice place to stay 10/07/2017

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

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    Atmosphere, cafe and farm shop, outdoor sofa and BBQ area, livestock wandering around the site

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Bath available

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Free wifi

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Shower available

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Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Adults only

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

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Gastronomic delight

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Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

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Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

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Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

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Bar nearby

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Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • NB Acres, Aynho Road, Adderbury Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, OX17 3NU
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.0054°N 1.2818°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Banbury: Bus Station Bridge Street — 4.5 miles
Caversfield: Skimmingdish La Corner Coach Stop — 8.6 miles
Bicester: Bure Place Bus Stand — 9.2 miles
Train stations
Kings Sutton Rail Station — 1.1 miles
Banbury Rail Station — 4.3 miles
Heyford Rail Station — 6.0 miles
Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks — 54.9 miles
Airports
London Oxford Airport — 12.0 miles
Coventry Airport — 26.4 miles

Directions


We are six miles from Junction 10 on the M40. Pick up the A43 towards Silverstone then the B4100 for Aynho. Go through the village and continue along the B4100 past two car garages and past the turn to Kings Sutton. 200 yards past the turn is the entrance to a layby shielded from road by trees. The Pig Place entrance is within the layby.

From the other direction - take the Banbury to Oxford road, the A4260. In Adderbury, turn at the traffic lights onto the B4100, Aynho Road, past Katherine House Hospice and Banbury Golf Club. Approximately half a mile from the golf course is the entrance to the layby. The Pig Place is within the layby.

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

The Oxford Canal is the oldest mainline canal in England and has walkies all along its 77-mile towpath (borrow one of The Pig Place dogs to escort you along the route), passing some of the most scenic spots and villages in Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire. It’s mostly easy hoofing along the whole route with few hills: carve a slice into a day trip or afternoon amble.

Pack a picnic (of bacon sarnies) and go to Banbury four miles away to tackle the modernised towpath walk from Banbury to Cropredy via the newly added glass bridge, waterworks gallery and museum spanning the canal along the way.

If you’re going south to Oxford (and if not, why not?), make time among the spires and museums to trek along the three-mile Oxford Canal Heritage from Hythe Bridge Street to Duke’s Lock on Oxford’s outskirts, or try a portion of the ten-mile part of the Oxford Canal walk to meet the Oxfordshire Way at Kirtlington.

This part of the world is also known for its motorsports, so race along to the only Formula 1 circuit in the UK at Towcester’s Silverstone 20 minutes away and roar around the track in a single seater or Ferrari – or watch how it’s actually done at a Grand Prix event.

Towcester also has a racecourse to see slightly slower competitions at its National Hunt meets between October and May, or, for a very sedate time, spectate around the Henley Royal Regatta at Henley-on-Thames every summer.

Smart shoppers have the covered markets and Westgate Shopping Centre of Oxford, the boutiques of Henley-on-Thames and the Castle Quay Shopping Centre of Banbury all nearby, but if you’re really determined to bag a bargain make for Bicester and the Bicester Village Designer Outlet less than ten miles from The Pig Place, and the Bicester Avenue Home and Garden Centre just behind it.

Historical highlights are also aplenty driving north-west from The Pig Place to mighty and medieval Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon, both easily reachable for day trips.

A day or two at dramatic Stratford-upon-Avon should be on the cards in any hol – especially if the Royal Shakespeare Company are performing Ham-let...

Must see

  • Stowe Landscape Gardens (11.3 miles)
  • Blenheim Palace (11.8 miles)
  • Silverstone Circuit (12.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Farnborough Hall (10.2 miles)
  • Stowe Landscape Gardens (11.1 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11:30 a.m.

The Pig Place cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

Bookings may be transferred to another date, subject to availability.

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

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. The Pig Place will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

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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.
This is an adults-only site. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

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.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 6 consecutive nights.
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.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m..
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.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. between 01/04 and 31/10.

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.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 8 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Please note that we are ridge and furrow land and chocks may be required. We can also supply wooden blocks to assist with levelling.

We have one portaloo toilet available.

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