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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 165 reviews

 

94% would recommend this park to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 

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72% described The Pig Place as Peaceful ?

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Best short stay site we have stayed on 09/20/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Derek P. Confirmed

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    The most friendly, wacky site in a great location. Canal side site with a converted horse trailer for a bar with numerous sofas and chairs randomly placed on the grassy bank. Great food . Oh and the chickens, ducks and pigs only add to the experience. Fantastic stay, we will be back.

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Great stay Great customer service and I will defiantly be back soon. 09/20/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Christopher I. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
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    Everything to be honest 😁 will miss my cheeky little chicken friend that came to my tent door every day once I had woken up and the lovely dogs too.
    "She said she don't want to be a pie because she don't like gravy"

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    Leaving 😭

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Fantastic site with brilliant staff 09/18/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sophie B. Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
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    Everything, the breakfast & supper. Great little shop on site, with the most amazing cider I've ever had. Everything was clean and tidy. Brilliant idea to have sofas outside with camp fires, made it lovely and cozy on a breezy night. Staff and owners were completely lovely and amazing, loved the wifi wiggle joke :) Will be coming back in the spring.

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Loved the whole set up, very chilled and relaxed. We ... 09/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lena P. Confirmed

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    Loved the whole set up, very chilled and relaxed. We loved the animals and chilling on the sofas by the canal eating and drinking into the night with pit fire!

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Beautiful animals and views, friendly and comfortable. Lots to do! 09/09/2018

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

  • Primitive grass tent site
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    The setting was beautiful, overlooking the canal and full of animals! Beautiful canal-side walk the next morning. The owners were extremely friendly and accommodating. The full English breakfast was amazing, and was made extra special eating it overlooking the canal and apple trees. The animals were so sweet, the chickens were extremely inquisitive and the dogs kept us entertained for hours. Very clean facilities. Lovely little bar selling local ciders and pints for £2.50! Unfortunately the weather meant we were unable to have a drink outside, although we would have loved to.

    Disliked: 

    The noise from the motorway can be rather loud in a tent at night, although we understand this obviously cannot be changed! Soon get used to it.

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Fantastic place & I highly recommend Pig Place xx 09/03/2018

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

  • Primitive grass tent site
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    We had 2 visits on consecutive weekends. Both were fantastic & we can't wait to get back there. Loved the food hut..vicky & Jackie kept us well fed. Loved Trotters gin bar...Sara kept us topped up. Loved the canal side sofas & fire baskets & sitti g there chilling. Loved the friendly atmosphere & the fact dogs are welcome. Loved the close proximity to Banbury. Loved the canal walks. Loved the setting. A little bit of paradise ❤❤❤

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Quirky and marvellous. 09/03/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Richard A. Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
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    The outdoor sofas, horse-trailer bar, cafe and shop

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    No showers.

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Nice site. Pitching is a challenge if you prefer level ground. 08/31/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jane J. Confirmed

  • Powered grass trailer site
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  • Liked: 

    The location next to the canal.
    All of the animals.
    Had the best pork chops ever.
    The gin bar.
    The shop was a bonus.
    Easy access to the Cotswolds.

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    The noise from the M40 is constant.

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The environment was awesome. Up close and personal with the ... 08/29/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Daniel E. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
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    The environment was awesome. Up close and personal with the pigs lol. Great layout and good quality breakfasts available on site.

    Disliked: 

    No showers available. The tap water ran out at the water point in the morning.
    The manager appeared stressed and turned away this customer who was going to be arriving late in the evening as she said it would be dark by then. I felt sorry for the customer and glad it wasn't me.

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We’re delighted that you consider the environment of The Pig Place to be awesome, we work very hard to ensure that it is exactly that. Part of that hard work is ensuring that the ‘chilled out’ atmosphere is not disturbed by late arrivals. You arrived at 8pm on the Friday of August Bank Holiday weekend and overheard my side of the telephone conversation of a fellow camper who had set off late and would not be arriving until after 9pm – when it would have been dark. He would have been setting up a tent using his car headlights and causing a significant disturbance to those who had made the effort to arrive before our cut off of 8pm and were already enjoying our facilities of hot evening meal, farm shop and Trotters Bar. Yes I was stressed because he was shouting at me, but I do not see the point of having a rule if you are not prepared to enforce it. The gentleman concerned has left the 2/10 review below even though he did not stay on site :@(
I’m sorry that you thought the water had run out in the morning – had you come to speak to us we would have been able to explain that our water system is gravity fed which means that sometimes if water is being used elsewhere on site then another tap might not work for a short time. We have never run out of water (even during this summer’s 9 week dry spell). The lack of showers is due to our borehole water supply, we are not on mains and this is very clear on our PitchUp listing.

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Loved our 2nd stay here! Will be back again for ... 08/28/2018

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

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    Loved our 2nd stay here! Will be back again for a 3rd stay soon

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Was lovely to see you both again, glad we managed to maintain your enjoyment :@)

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Bath available

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Free wifi

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Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

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Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue grills 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

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 sites)

Location

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  • NB Acres, Aynho Road, Adderbury, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, OX17 3NU
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.0054°N 1.2818°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Banbury: Bus Station Bridge Street — 7.2 kilometers
Caversfield: Skimmingdish La Corner Coach Stop — 13.8 kilometers
Bicester: Bure Place Bus Stand — 14.9 kilometers
Train stations
Kings Sutton Rail Station — 1.8 kilometers
Banbury Rail Station — 6.9 kilometers
Heyford Rail Station — 9.7 kilometers
Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks — 88.3 kilometers
Airports
London Oxford Airport — 19.3 kilometers
Coventry Airport — 42.4 kilometers

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 (18.2 kilometers)
  • Blenheim Palace (19.0 kilometers)
  • Silverstone Circuit (19.5 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Farnborough Hall (16.3 kilometers)
  • Stowe Landscape Gardens (17.8 kilometers)

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

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  noon –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11:30 a.m.

The Pig Place cancelation 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 cancelations 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.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 6 consecutive nights.

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

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

General
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.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

General
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 trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. between 01/04 and 31/10.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/RV.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

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

General
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 8 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

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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