Dora’s Pitches

From £10 For 1 night, 4 adults 9.4 18 reviews
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  • Adults-only pitches on a working farm with views of the Cotswolds
  • A 25-minute drive from Cirencester and Cotswold Water Park
  • Farm shop on site; surrounded by dog-friendly local footpaths
If you’re crafting an adults-only break near the Cotswolds, Dora’s Pitches might just be the final ingredient. The pitches here are suitable for self-contained motorhomes and campervans only and based on a working farm with views of the Cotswolds. They're 25 minutes’ drive away from Cirencester and the Cotswold Water Park, meaning that the so-called ‘capital of the Cotswolds’ and watersports are within easy striking distance. The farm has its own shop called Dora’s Dairy, which sells milk, meat and eggs for breakfast sunny side up. There’s also a breakfast basket including a pack of bacon, a pack of pork sausages, six eggs and 500ml of fresh milk (all from the farm) available to order (just select the extra on your booking). Save any scraps for the canines; the pitches welcome well-behaved dogs. On-site facilities include water and a chemical waste disposal point. Where exactly is this place, then? Dora’s Pitches are on the edge of Purton, a quiet village with great local dining. There’s a village shop 15 minutes’ walk away and fresh produce at two farm shops within walking distance of the site. If you’re after a pint and local grub, you can find those at the local pub 15 minutes’ walk away. The working dairy farm is on top of a hill, well away from the road and surrounded by dog-friendly footpaths (with kissing gates). The welcome pack includes a map of the local footpaths, so you shouldn't get lost. Getting here should be a breeze, as the farm’s easily accessed from Junction 16 on the M4 or the A419 (both around five miles away). There is a regular bus service from the village to local towns too.

Site type

Motorhome pitches 5
Open now
Please note
  • This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.
  • Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Facilities/activities including Farm tour are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
  • Guests under the age of 21 are not allowed on site.
  • No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
  • Units longer than 7 metres are not allowed.
  • This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • No electric barbecues allowed.
  • There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Mon, 1 Apr to

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Quiet & peaceful setting on a lovely working farm…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass and earth motorhome pitch

Liked: Quiet & peaceful setting on a lovely working farm

Recommend to friends Visit again

Very quiet. Lovely view. Very friendly hosts.…

Overall 10/10
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Liz P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass and earth motorhome pitch

Liked: Very quiet. Lovely view. Very friendly hosts.

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Really friendly and authentic. Basic.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
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Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass and earth motorhome pitch

Liked: Very friendly welcome. Farm produce to buy. Free range animals. Great view. Quiet.

Disliked: Access and exit might be difficult, especially if wet - but we didn’t have a problem with 7 metre van on a dry day.

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Who knew there is an oasis of peace and countryside in Swindon

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness No rating
Wifi 10
Beverly B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass and earth motorhome pitch

Liked: The little shop selling milk, honey, meat, eggs and icecream. The friendly farm dogs. The friendly hosts. The grassy camping field.

Disliked: The muddy gateway to the camping field (torrential rain didn't help)

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Friendly site, quiet with lovely views. Wonderful breakfast pack.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass and earth motorhome pitch

Liked: Friendly site, quiet with lovely views. Wonderful breakfast pack.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Friendly and helpful owners…

Overall 6/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 6
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass and earth motorhome pitch

Liked: Friendly and helpful owners

Disliked: Access could be better

Recommend to friends Visit again

Sarah tge owner was a lovely lady, There is a small farm shop…

Overall 6/10
Location 6
Value for money 6
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 8
Child friendliness No rating
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Dean M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass and earth motorhome pitch

Liked: Sarah tge owner was a lovely lady, There is a small farm shop onsite to buy basic food items. Nice view of the countryside

Disliked: Its down a narrow lane with a tight turn through a gate hole into a grassy field.

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Wonderful time at Dora's Farm. Farmer very friendly and bought delicious…

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
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Tonya B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass and earth motorhome pitch

Liked: Wonderful time at Dora's Farm. Farmer very friendly and bought delicious sausages and eggs from the shop. Great views from the pitches.

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The SAT NAV took me direct to the farm. The owner Jon…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation No rating
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Customer service 10
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Cleanliness 10
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David M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass and earth motorhome pitch

Liked: The SAT NAV took me direct to the farm. The owner Jon was at the entrance we chatted for a while, then he directed me to the pitches. I wished I had ent stocked up with breakfast because the farm had all the milk sausage bacon eggs fresh off the farm. No set out pitches just an open field with plenty of flat grass to park up on. Dog walked tea cooked so time to settle in for a very peaceful quiet night. The site was a 20 min drive from my destination and just what I needed for a stop over. Will be returning next year.

Disliked: All good

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Location for our purposes was perfect and manager was super helpful

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
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Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass and earth motorhome pitch

Liked: Friendly greeting Pleasant outlook Fresh farm produce available

Recommend to friends Visit again


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

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

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

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

Dora’s Pitches

Quarry Farm

The Hyde

Purton

Swindon

Wiltshire

England

SN5 4EA

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

51.58752°N
-1.85389°W

Nearest transport

Coach
2.8 mi Blagrove Roundabout
3.4 mi Bus Station
4.4 mi Sussex Square
Rail
3.3 mi Swindon Rail Station
9.5 mi Kemble Rail Station
14.2 mi Chippenham Rail Station
Ferry
28.6 mi Sharpness Old Docks
29.3 mi Lydney Harbour
Airport
24.8 mi Gloucestershire Airport
28.8 mi London Oxford Airport

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

Step foot into a steam train simulator and try changing the signals… with Great Western Railway locomotives on display and a range of interactive features, STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway (15 minutes' drive) should nicely entertain those interested in the prime time of steam trains. Budding historians have plenty more to nose around too, whether it’s walks around the 17th-century grandstand at Lodge Park & Sherborne Park Estate (40 minutes) or peaceful picnics at the 18th-century Buscot Park (35 minutes) – both are National Trust sites. Those looking for a more active day trip will find their fix at the Cotswold Water Park (25 minutes), where there are chances to get stuck into kayaking, paddleboarding or waterskiing – or on the flip side, peacefully watching out for otters and watering birds on the lakeside trails.

Must see

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway 3 mi

The Buscot and Coleshill Estates 9.1 mi

Avebury Stone Circle 11 mi

Silbury Hill 11.9 mi

West Kennet Long Barrow 12.4 mi

National Trust

Heelis 2.9 mi

The Buscot and Coleshill Estates 9.1 mi

Uffington White Horse and Wayland Smithy 9.1 mi

Buscot Old Parsonage 10 mi

Buscot Park 10.3 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

LYDIARD PARK 1.8 mi

West Swindon Railway Path - Ray Canal - South Leaze Farm 3 mi

Cricklade to Lechlade via The Thames Path 3.9 mi

QUEEN'S PARK, SWINDON 4 mi

TOWN GARDENS, SWINDON 4.1 mi

Local events

  • Wilderness Festival (Thursday 1 August 2024 – Thursday 1 August 2024)

    Oxford, Oxfordshire 24.4 mi

  • Blenheim Palace Flower Show (Friday 21 June 2024 – Friday 21 June 2024)

    Woodstock, Oxfordshire 27.7 mi

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.

Want to know more about camping in Wiltshire?

  • Does Dora’s Pitches have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Dora’s Pitches dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Dora’s Pitches? Step foot into a steam train simulator and try changing the signals… with Great Western Railway locomotives on display and a range of interactive features, STEAM - Museum of the Great Western … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Dora’s Pitches?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  8 a.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  Anytime
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Dora’s Pitches? From £10 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.