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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

Overall rating based on 114 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 

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Excellent site some levelling issues but good challange 19/06/2018

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

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
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    The entire ethos of the site

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    Nothing

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Excellent site, clean friendly and good facilities 18/06/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Location, friendly owners, new bar, own produce food

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What could have been a really enjoyable stay, spoilt by lack of mains 16/06/2018

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

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
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    Lovely place but very uneven ground and lack of mains water made our short stay hard work....

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    No mains water and one tap from borehole to serve the entire site

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This campsite is perfect.the site is full of natural beauty ... 14/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kenneth H. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    This campsite is perfect.the site is full of natural beauty fauna and wildlife.The site is on a working smallholding with pigs chickens etc The staff are friendly and welcoming

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Its feels quirky. Such an unusual campsite . Really worth ... 13/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Susan W. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Its feels quirky. Such an unusual campsite . Really worth a visit.

    Disliked: 

    No showers, but was fully aware of this when I booked so we only stayed one night.

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A great place to stay and re-charge! 11/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom deborah_m116491 Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely setting, sofas and fire pits by the canal. The bar was a welcome addition and the owner very accommodating. We had a great stay and will return soon.

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    The addition of a shower area would be a beneficial addition for stays longer than 1 night.

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Unique site, friendly and relaxing 05/06/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Lovely site. Lots of piggies! And hens, ducks and some friendly dogs.
    Sofas with firepits at canalside are great idea and very relaxed.
    You must have the breakfast with duck eggs. Amazing sausages.
    Owners interesting and welcoming.

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    Only negative is noise from M40. Can they move the motorway, please?

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So much effort has been put into this site,chilled place 04/06/2018

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

  • Electric grass motorhome pitch
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    The setting

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    No showers.. portaloos..

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Friendly hosts , really made an effort to make sure ... 04/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom robert a. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
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    Friendly hosts , really made an effort to make sure we enjoyed our stay.
    Cooked breakfasts highly recommended , bacon the way I remembered it and duck eggs as an option too !
    great view, sitting round a fire, with a large G&T watching the sun set - bliss!
    Farm shop well stocked with any items you may forget and plenty of lovely meat to take away or bar- b -que there

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Have recommended and would stay again 04/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom chris m. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Great site. Really friendly owners. Very relaxed atmosphere. The mix of animals, canal, outdoor seating, food and bar was fantastic. The shop also was very well stocked.

    It's a shame its for over 18s only as the kids would have loved it. But I guess some things are best kept for the grownups!

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Outdoor swimming pool

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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

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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. –  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.

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

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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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