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8.7

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General

  • Secluded site on 180 acres of parkland, eight miles from Oxford
  • Watersports centre and fishing
  • Licensed clubhouse serving meals

Do you find it hard deciding between city and country on camping hols? Does a lack of choice of activities on a campsite really get on your wick? Settle down, variety fans, for hidden Hardwick Park in Oxfordshire will see you sorted: it’s on 180 acres of parkland and lakes with a watersports centre and fishing on site, an easy eight miles from Oxford and a 20-minute drive from Burford and the hillwalking, horse riding and cycling of the Cotswolds.

Before guests don their walking boots for a sightseeing stroll around Oxford or a traipse on the Cotswolds Way, they can school themselves in watery sports on site including wakeboarding, kneeboarding and waterskiing, kayaking and the sublime sounding ‘Ringo Rides’ – plonking oneself in an inflatable ring while being towed by a boat (this should get an A for effort at the very least).

Too high a grade of excitement for how you like to spend a holiday? Teach the kids about Oxfordshire ornithology with a gander at the Canadian geese, greylags and swans on site, or pass along the fishing rod for a cast about in the lake.

The A* Hardwick Park facilities include shower and loo blocks, licensed clubhouse dishing up meals, a well-stocked shop, a café, launderette and a play area, while the tourist information available in reception should make deciding what to do next as easy as ABC…

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

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8.7

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96% would stay here again.

 

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Lovely site, very welcoming, nice facilities, very dog friendly 01/11/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jessica H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Very spacious, with a lovely lake in very close proximity, great for dog walking.
    Facilities were clean and modern.
    Very friendly staff.

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Nice quite park. Good facitlities, friendly staff. Good location 31/10/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom nick_c109093 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Helpful friendly staff.
    Easy access to Oxford.
    Quiet and very pretty location.
    Lots of space. Although it was low season when I visited it has loads of road for when it is busy.
    Nice club house with good food.
    Very resonabe cost.

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Excellent setting, with friendly staff and good facilities. 21/09/2016

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The lake
    The staff
    The quiet
    The facilities
    Wifi
    The bar looked great if you would be nearby during the day.

    Disliked: 

    Just the number of spiders above the sinks outside.

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Well run site with clean facilities and friendly staff. 21/09/2016

Reviewer's country: Czech Republic jitka_s Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Location (close to beautiful points of interest), clean facilities, friendly staff ready to help if needed.

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Excellent site. Flat pitch. Clean facilities. 20/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom siobhan P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Little shop was nice and breakfast from there was good.

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    Clubhouse food was very poor.

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Great site set in a lovely location 14/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Graham A. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Staff were very friendly and helpful. Plenty of space so not too close to other tents. Toilets and showers spotless with plenty of hot water. Lots of sinks to do the washing up. Clubhouse very good. Cannot comment on the meals as didn't eat there. Little shop for all the basics. All in all a great weekend and will definitely be returning.

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    Nothing to dislike.

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Great site, great facilities, level pitch, unfortunately very noisy. 13/09/2016

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Level pitch.
    Beautiful grounds
    Well kept
    Clean toilet and shower
    Clubhouse
    Shop
    Friendly and welcoming

    Disliked: 

    Noisy guests near to us. We chose a pitch far from anyone as we have very young children and then two very noisy tents set up near to us making lots of noise until very late in the night/early morning.

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Lovely green site with lake, staff extremely friendly and helpful 13/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alison B. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lake walk, very clean shower and toilet block, friendly reception, plenty of space to pitch, good recycling facilities, phone recharging (for a small fee), site well managed and maintained.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing, no complaints at all!

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Huge site with lots to do 13/09/2016

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    Large amount of space
    Good location
    Friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    Not so appealing smell from the clubhouse food
    Shop was quite pricey
    Although there are a huge list of rules, nobody enforced them
    Although there is large amount of space, pitches were very close to each other
    Hard to find with a sat-nav

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Excellent site for children.All needs met. Efficient friendly staff 09/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom June S. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Warm wecome.Facilities on site perfect for relaxing holiday for 2 "Seniors" 1 Adult and 1 10 year old child. Small shop on site catered for all basic needs.Staff ever present and helpful with information regarding faciliries within site and nearby. Swimming in the lake wonderful for children and wooded walks provide adventure at every turn. We will go back.

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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

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Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

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

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Downs Road, Standlake Witney, Oxfordshire, England, OX29 7PZ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.7378°N 1.4366°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Witney: Market Square Bus Stop — 3.8 miles
Oxford Bus Station Gloucester Green — 7.6 miles
Oxford: High Street Coach Stop — 8.0 miles
Train stations
Hanborough Rail Station — 6.6 miles
Combe (Oxon) Rail Station — 6.8 miles
Oxford Rail Station — 7.2 miles
Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks — 44.9 miles
Airports
London Oxford Airport — 8.5 miles

Directions


Our site is 4.5 miles south of Witney. Guests should take the A415 and follow the signs for the park.

The X15 Abingdon-Witney bus stops at the park entrance.

The X18 Bampton-Oxford bus stops at Heyford Close, Standlake, which is a 10-minute walk from the park entrance.

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

City, country, coarse and trout fishing, mountain biking, museums, wildlife, stately homes, gardens and shopping until dropping: the area around Hardwick Park would pass a tourism test with flying colours.

Many guests make Oxford and Oxford University their first stop for towntime: the uni to see the Bodleian Library (11 million volumes on 120 miles of shelving, book boffins), and the university’s lauded museums, including the Pitt Rivers archaeological and anthropological collections with over half a million exhibits and the Ashmolean Museum, the oldest university museum in the world and with works by Picasso, Turner, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci.

After all that academia, totter into town the next day to take in less scholarly Oxford attractions like a nature reserve or park stroll, guided walking tour or a constitutional around the Botanic Garden.

Outside Oxford, Burford is the gateway town to the Cotswolds; from here, it’s a short drive to Moreton-in-Marsh and the village of Batsford a mile and a half north-west, to the poplar Batsford Arboretum and its 3000 or so trees, and the Cotswold Falconry Centre, where visitors can eagle-eyedly watch the free birds of prey demos.

Flit to Bourton-on-the-Water for more birds at Birdland Park and Gardens, penguin feeding and a woodland nature reserve, then motor on to a timeless trip at the Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection too, crammed with classic cars, caravans, vintage cars and motoring memorabilia. (For a more modern motoring time, rally round to Silverstone about an hour’s drive away.)

Bicester Village, Swindon’s Great Western Retail Park, Oxford’s covered market and the antique shops of Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold are all nearby to till ring at, alongside the pretty villages and towns of the Cotswolds to pick up arts and crafts, jewellery and local produce.

The mansion of the Marlboroughs at Woodstock’s Blenheim Palace is another Oxfordshire must, home to the Dukes of Marlborough, birthplace of Winston Churchill and venue of many a varied event like the CLA Game Fair, international horse trials, jousting and the Audi International three-day polo comp. You can also get married there if you’re of a mind…

The area is stuffed with loads more attractions and activities, such as two leisure centres and banger racing near the park, top golf courses, air shows, more museums and gardens, and racing around at Cheltenham, Ascot and Newbury.

Must see

  • Ashmolean Museum (7.6 miles)
  • Carfax Tower (7.6 miles)
  • Modern Art Oxford (7.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Priory Cottages (9.5 miles)
  • Great Coxwell Barn (10.0 miles)

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Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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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.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
Facilities/activities including Watersports (water skiing, ringos), fishing are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

General
Campfires, open fires, use of Chinese and Thai lanterns are not permitted.
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.
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.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Occupancy
Group bookings of 3 (aged between 16 and 19) or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 9pm.
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Payment on arrival for all bookings; however, if you are going to arrive when the reception office is shut, please contact us so that we can arrange payment in advance of your arrival with you.

There is a height barrier set at 7' (2.13 metres) which is closed when the reception is closed. All arrivals and departures must be within the opening times.

The maximum pup tent size allowed is 2.5m (l) x 2m (w) x 1m (h) and the maximum gazebo size allowed is 3m x 3m.

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