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D'Oyleys Farm

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General

  • Secluded riverside site 20 minutes' drive from Oxford
  • Wild camping, wild swimming and kayaking
  • Brazier, logs and welcome pack included: acclaimed farm produce to buy

Wild swimming in Oxfordshire… what a clever notion. D'Oyleys Farm is an excellent option if you’re visiting Oxford and want a bit of adventure along the way: this laidback place has a riverside setting, a wild camping vibe and the means for outdoor cooking and picnics at its lush little island.

This is Boys’ – and Girls’ – Own Adventure stuff: the farm is in a secluded setting by the Thames, with pitch numbers carefully managed so that guests have loads of room and plenty of peace. Plunge into the river for a wild swimming session at the designated area with shallow and deep ends as well as steps; wander by the water with picnic and book, set off kayaking… or stay on site to indulge your wild side by building dens or shinnying up trees.

A highlight of the site is the little island, where the D'Oyleys Farm team has set up the ‘BBQ shack' with cooking facilities, woodburning stove, deck space and a campfire area, where you can sizzle up supper on your own woodfired cooking stove (brazier and hurricane lantern hire plus a bag of logs are all included in the pitch price).

And another, also excellent, highlight? D'Oyleys is home to an acclaimed farm shop and prepares breakfast packs (bacon, sausages and eggs) and barbecue packs (lamb chops, chicken drumsticks, steaks and burgers) for guests, all home produced and all easily sorted by ordering before you arrive – use the details in your booking confirmation email. A welcome pack is included in the price too, with olive oil, toilet roll and other bits and pieces.

When (if) you crave a bit of city life, Oxford is half an hour away by bus via the service running from the village 15 minutes’ stroll away, or about 20 minutes by car. The farm is four miles from Junction 7 of the M40, so it’s easy to get out and about from here by car too.

The local pub (dog- and welly-friendly) is 15 minutes' walk away.


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100% would stay here again.

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excellent place16/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdompaul a.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth pitch (wild)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    everything!! Its total back to basics but definitely felt very comfortable and peaceful here. Met by Fi who was very friendly and came to check on us during our 2 night stay. Given a welcome pack, wood,matches,binbags,firelighters, other bits, we had a vast field all to ourselves, own compsost toilet which was an experience but fun!! An electric shower can be used which was lovely, the boys had there own boat and enjoyed the time on the river leaving me to chill with my book with the cows in the background 😅 we had a mooch round the rope swing and chilled in the hammock and made use if the firepit both nights.....cant wait to return again!!
    Definitely recommend the bbq packs and breakfast pack the bacon is lush...

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Excellent peaceful spacious site friendly owners and beautifully kept10/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth pitch (wild)
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    So much space for each pitch and very few pitches. The location is very quiet and peaceful. The individual compost loos. The river swimming. Excellent BBQ packs (delicious steaks!) Owners are very friendly. Welcome pack included in price contains wood and each pitch has its own fire pit with grill.

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From the manager...

Thank you guys - delighted you enjoyed your peaceful stay and the cool of the river - back into heat wave 3 this week!!

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Another lovely few days enjoying the peace and the river.08/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth pitch (wild)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Quiet site, private composting loo, river

    Disliked: 

    Bottoming our the car on the track

From the manager...

Sorry about that David - typical farm but always on hand with the jump leads!!

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Large open fields on a family run farm. Friendly staff.04/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKelly A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth pitch (wild)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Privacy from other groups.
    Plenty of space.
    Personal loo on tour pitch

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From the manager...

Glad you had a lovely experience. That is what it is all about.

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Quiet, isolated beautiful setting. Extremely friendly and welcoming. Clean facilities. …03/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJo O.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth pitch (wild)
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    Quiet, isolated beautiful setting. Extremely friendly and welcoming. Clean facilities. Took the canoes out for a paddle, had an impromptu swim but a lovely hot shower after!

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From the manager...

Looking forward to welcoming you back again later in September.

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Back to basics camping, just what you need every once in a while.24/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKelly J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth pitch (wild)
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    Lovely to just get away from everything, lovely hosts. Everything was just lovely.

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Out of the way setting. Spacious pitches. Provided wood burners.22/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomThomas H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth pitch (wild)
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    Out of the way setting. Spacious pitches. Provided wood burners.

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Glad you had a lovely time. Look forward to seeing you again next year.

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everything 😁11/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSotiria Z.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth pitch (wild)
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    everything 😁

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High praise. Thank you

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Love love love! Perfect spot to get back to nature!11/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBelinda C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth pitch (wild)
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    What a brilliant place!! We were camped over two pitches with an enormous field to ourselves & direct access to the river. So much space! Sharing a farm with cows, foxes, pheasants & beautiful night sky it truly feels like you’re far away from city life.... yet it’s only a stone’s throw from central Oxford! The group of teens we took loved it, our 7 year old loved it and we grown ups did too! What a find!!!
    The holt is a superb idea & a lovely place to shelter or relax. Welcome pack with a map & all the essentials (including wood & a fire pit) made it perfect!

    Disliked: 

    Not a dislike at all but just to be clear: this is “back to basics” wild camping (ie: one composting toilet) & cold running water. We were absolutely fine with it, but it’s not to everyone’s taste!

From the manager...

It was a pleasure to have you and thank you for comments.

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Wonderful site,27/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAntonia W.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth pitch (wild)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Loved everything about this site. Peaceful & quiet, plenty of space. The river was amazing for swimming in, especially over the really hot bank holiday weekend.
    We had some of the amazing sausages & bacon from the honesty shop - along with beer, prosecco & bread, all really tasty!

    The Holt area was brilliant during the day as the field itself doesn't have a lot of shade in the (very hot) midday sun so we headed down there with a picnic & swimming stuff to enjoy the cool under the trees - absolutely perfect. Also had a nice big fire there on our last night. Kids played with the Lego & I borrowed a book.

    Obviously there is no WiFi but we all had good mobile reception.

    Thame was about a 10 minute drive & has a lovely high street with a good mix of high street & independent shops if you fancy it. Plus lots of lovely pubs!

    Fi was really friendly & helpful. We can't wait to come back!

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    Absolutely nothing. This site couldn't be any more perfect.

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Delighted you enjoyed your stay; look forward to seeing you again next year.

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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

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

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

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Location

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  • Stadhampton, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, OX44 7UE
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.6969°N 1.1327°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Oxford: Thornhill Park and Ride Coach Stop — 5.0 miles
Headington (Oxford): Coach Stop — 5.5 miles
Headington (Oxford): Brookes Uni Coach Stop — 5.6 miles
Train stations
Radley Rail Station — 4.7 miles
Culham Rail Station — 5.4 miles
Appleford Rail Station — 6.1 miles
Ferry ports
Shepperton Ferry Landing — 36.3 miles
Airports
London Oxford Airport — 12.2 miles

Directions


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

Oxford, of course: take the 20-minute drive or 30-minute bus ride to the city centre for wanders around the university buildings and museums, potters around the market, and, for Tolkien fans, a reverent pint in his fave pub The Eagle and Child.

The farm is between the Cotswolds and Chiltern Hills Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty for hikes and scenic strolls in either direction; wanderers could also venture off to Stratford-upon-Avon or Royal Leamington Spa about an hour away.

Staying close to home, a footpath leads directly from the site to local villages.

Must see

  • University of Oxford Botanic Garden (6.2 miles)
  • Christ Church Cathedral (6.4 miles)
  • Modern Art Oxford (6.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Long Crendon Courthouse (8.1 miles)
  • Boarstall Duck Decoy (9.0 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:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

D'Oyleys Farm cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Pitches: a £10.00 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does D'Oyleys Farm have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is D'Oyleys Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near D'Oyleys Farm? Oxford, of course: take the 20-minute drive or 30-minute bus ride to the city centre for wanders around the university buildings and museums, potters around the market, and, for Tolkien fans, a … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of D'Oyleys Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Extras
Facilities/activities including Kayak Hire are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..
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.

Pitches
Pitches: a £10.00 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

Reception
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/01 and 30/09.
Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

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.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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