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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

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

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

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

Bookings must not be for more than 6 consecutive nights.


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8.9

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95% would recommend this park to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 

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Cool Place - directly on Farm friendly staff 11/01/2017

Reviewer's country: Austria Stephan M. Confirmed

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    Cool Place - directly on Farm
    friendly staff

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    Could hear the motorway

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Breakfast was incredible. Everyone we met there was very friendly ... 10/30/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Samantha M. Confirmed

  • Primitive grass trailer site
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    Breakfast was incredible. Everyone we met there was very friendly and welcoming. Will definitely stay again.

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Nice site but pricey given lack of facilities and noisy location 10/29/2017

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

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    Nice canal side location and fires allowed...

    Disliked: 

    But...fires have to be on the canal side so you can't sit by your van/tent. Also a lot of noise from the M40 and the nearby train line. No hot water or washing facilities, which for £19 a night you would expect.

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The calmness of the camp. Loved the pigs they were ... 10/03/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom gill_m473377 Confirmed

  • Primitive grass trailer site
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    The calmness of the camp. Loved the pigs they were such characters! Also loved watching the ducks roam around the camp site. Yummy breakfast sat watching the barges in the canal. Perfect weekend break.

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    Nothing

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Lovely site, surrounded by farm animals, good food to buy ... 09/30/2017

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  • Primitive grass trailer site
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    Lovely site, surrounded by farm animals, good food to buy and the best full english breakfast ever.

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    Distant motorway noises...but you don't hear them after a while

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Would definitely visit again. Beautiful site, festival loos, food 09/26/2017

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

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    The whole site was great, beautiful views, great owners and staff who were extremely welcoming and helpful. Adults only was a bonus. Loved breakfast from the food van in the morning and Prosecco from the shop in the afternoon.
    The pigs, ducks, hens etc were great, very clean and no smell whatsoever-if it wasn't for the snuggles you really wouldn't know the pigs were there.

    Disliked: 

    Noticed traffic noise and trains on the first night of our stay but became oblivious to them after that. We were aware of the main road before we booked so no complaints here.

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Intend to return.... 09/19/2017

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

  • Primitive grass trailer site
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    Easy going, helpfull, paecefull,

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    Little bit of m/way noise but didn't notice it 99% of the time....

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A very warm welcome by the owners and a lovely ... 09/18/2017

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

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    A very warm welcome by the owners and a lovely atmosphere generally. I loved the chickens nosing up to our motorhome while having breakfast to see what we were doing.
    The farm shop is well stocked and the home grown meat is excellent quality. I thoroughly recommend the pork and apple burgers.
    A lovely quiet place to stay with beautiful scenery.

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    Nothing, would definitely come back.

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Relaxed child free canalside camping with great farm shop plus pigs! 09/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mark H. Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
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    Great location - right on the canal. Separate camping areas for tents and camper vans/caravans, which were right next to the animals.
    Easy to find with the van out front.
    Relaxed atmosphere - outdoor sofas were great. Nice that it was child free.
    Farm shop was very convenient, well stocked and reasonably priced - pork products from the pigs were very good. Cooked breakfast from the van was a real treat too.
    Porta-loos kept clean all the time.
    Very friendly people running and staying at the Pig Place.

    Disliked: 

    The site is not far from the M40, and there is constant traffic noise - it is not too loud, and you get used to it, but be aware.
    Would be good if there was a screened area to provide some privacy for washing yourself (especially as there are not showers). Also a mirror in such an area would be an improvement too.

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Lovely location 09/11/2017

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    Lovely location

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Leisure on park

Bar or club house

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Evening entertainment

Fishing

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Hot tub

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

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Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

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

Horseback riding 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 GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.0054°N 1.2818°W

Nearest transport

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

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 kilometres)
  • Blenheim Palace (19.0 kilometres)
  • Silverstone Circuit (19.5 kilometres)

National Trust

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

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.

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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 leads 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/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. 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 behaviour 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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