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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

Bookings must not be for more than 6 consecutive nights.

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

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

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


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9.2

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96% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

 

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Lovely quirky place by the canal, fabulous breakfast! 14/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sian t. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
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    Really quirky little place by the canal. The facilities are minimal, i.e. no showers and only 3 portaloos, but this is made clear in the description so wasn't an issue for us. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay which was initially booked as a good location to get to the Banbury beer festival.

    There is a lovely farm shop and a catering van which does amazing fry ups and we made use of both, by enjoying a lovely beer by the canal and with a fabulous breakfast the morning after the local beer festival.

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A very clean, tidy and interesting site. Lovely canal walks 12/05/2018

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

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    We enjoyed a great view from our pitch across the open countryside to the nearby village. The pigs are lovely especially the babies. The owners are friendly and helpful and keep the site well maintained and tidy (for a pig farm!). The toilet and washing area are practical and clean. The shop is well stocked (lovely burgers) and the bar is fun.

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We loved this place. The staff, the farm shop, the ... 10/05/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    We loved this place. The staff, the farm shop, the fire pits by the sofas out by the canal, the pop up bar and the pigs were all fantastic.

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Excellent place, basic site, fantastic chill out opportunity 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Caroline J. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
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    What a fantastic gem! Relaxation was what we were seeking, relaxation was what we got! Unique, quirky place, a number of rare bread pigs in their pens, some chickens, ducks and geese. Yes the site isn’t flat and the caravan needed chocking up, the description is exactly what it is. Sadly there were some completely inconsiderate campers who thought that their music should be blasted across the site, Sarah dealt with this perfectly and hopefully those inconsiderate people will be barred!
    Sofas by the canal are an interesting concept, literally these are unwanted sofas placed around the place so you can sit outside and enjoy the countryside and a beer in comfort.
    Would highly recommend this place for a complete chill out time.

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Great little place, sofas with fire pits on the canal ... 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom norma_h192810 Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
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    Great little place, sofas with fire pits on the canal side. 5 day old piglets.

    Disliked: 

    You can hear the M40 but after a bit you kind of mute it in your head. Not a reason to not go there and we will definitely go back.

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Quirky place, well-run with friendly staff. 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Emily M. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Sofas by the canal & cute l'il piggies 🐷!
    Veggies catered for (veggie b/f and they'll happily do you something for lunch if you ask).

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    Constant traffic noise in the background.

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AMAZING Campsite - will be back year upon year from now on 08/05/2018

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    Absolutely amazing campsite!!! The setting is beautiful, right alongside the canal, the porta-loo's were kept clean and stocked with toilet roll at all times, the shop sold lovely meat to cook on our BBQ, the breakfast was delicious, the bar was ideal selling local ciders and nothing was too much trouble for the owners. Sitting on the sofa's watching the world go by being kept warm by a fire pit really was a lovely way to spend the evenings. The pitch's were spacious which meant we could allow our dog to roam on a longer lead without troubling other campers. It was great to be able to go over and see the pigs as well and the tiny piglets were so cute!

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Excellent home from home 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Wendy W. Confirmed

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    Fabulous chilled unusual

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Quirky rough and ready with surpising luxury 07/05/2018

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    I've been intrigued by this place for a little while, and just needed an excuse to be I the area. How could you not be attracted by a canal-side location, with rare breed pigs and poultry, a farm shop, breakfast wagon, bar and hot tub? The Pig Place offered even more than we expected. There's a few vintage vehicles on site, including the lovely 1960s Austin van they use day-to-day (think Wallace and Grommit). And a beautiful view across the canal. The wet spring has meant they're having to be a bit careful where to park up vans, and the ancient ridge and furrow land means you need to think carefully about where to pitch (and use levelling ramps if you've got them). Wherever you pitch, the pig pens will probably be in sight, and the piglets are adorable.

    It was a beautifully sunny evening, so the lure of the outdoor sofas and horse-trailer bar was too much to resist. The prices are very reasonable and the range of drinks is impressive, wherever possible sourced locally (including beers, cider and gin). Had we travelled with friends, I'm sure we would have lit a fire pit and made more of a night of it. I can't lie, you can hear the rumble of the M40 and passing intercity train while sitting out by the canal bank, but the local birds do their very best to drown them out. I certainly wasn't aware of the traffic noise once I turned in for the night.

    We are generally very self reliant camper-vanners, but this was an excuse to have a morning away from the frying pan and let someone else cook up a full English for us! The only flaw in the plan was that there was a large (but very respectful and quiet) group on site ... and they beat us to placing breakfast orders. The breakfast took almost an hour to get (as they seem to be limited by cooking space and the time it takes to cook their lovely sausages), and we were warned that there was a backlog! Thankfully, we had time to sit around and soak up the sunshine and birdsong. The breakfast was worth the wait - don't cut corners and order a butty, go for the full fry. It's very generous - two sausages, two bacon rashers, two eggs, two rounds of buttered toast, mushrooms and a choice of tomato or beans. Oh, and if you like a bit of spice, add Oxford sauce instead of brown!

    If you liked the breakfast offering, there's obviously lots more piggy products in the farmshop, and there's food on offer in the evenings too, but that'll have to wait for another visit to try.

    Yes, the facilities are a bit basic, but they tell you that before you book, and the price takes that into account. As the site is not on the mains (for water or waste) there's no shower and the three loos are festival style to preserve the borehole water that they triple filter to ensure it's drinkable. The loos have sensor controlled lights for late night visits, and there's big outdoor sinks for washing up... plus an electric kettle and microwave for campers - fabulous for those in tents - more should do this. I must commend the owners for the thought they've put into making this a special place with every comfort that the location will allow.

    We didn't do The Pig Place justice by stopping by for a single night... so a full weekend will be planned in the future...and the hot tub might be booked by us too!

    Disliked: 

    Some would dislike the loos and lack of showers - we're used to festivals/off grid, so there was plenty of luxury for us.

    Not the most relaxing place to spend your lazy days, but a great base, and the road noise doesn't affect sleep.

    That extra half an hour in bed put us a long way down the breakfast queue on a busy bank holiday weekend - our own fault, and it just gave us time for another cuppa before we ate.

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Basic facilities but great stay. 03/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Maxine F. Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
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    Great place to pitch up, we only stayed the one night, we were the only ones there. Very helpful people. Was there to see one of the pigs birthing. Great cooked breakfast sitting along the side of the canal, bought some sausages and bacon from the farm shop to take with us.

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    Quite a lot of traffic and train noise, didn’t bother my husband, i just put in ear plugs. Had read about the noise from other reviews.

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Fitness centre

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Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

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

Rules

Adults only

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Gastronomic delight

Peaceful

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

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. –  7 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.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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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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