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Cotswolds Camping

8.8

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General

  • Cosy family-run and dog-friendly site in the Cotswolds
  • A 15-minute drive from Blenheim Palace; 25 minutes to Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Barbecues and firepits allowed; access to footpaths and bridleways

After a cosy spot somewhere in the Cotswolds? Historic houses, museums and market towns are out in full force around the cosy Cotswolds Camping in its Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty six miles from Chipping Norton… to be exact, this family-run site is 15 minutes' drive away from Blenheim Palace and within striking distance of many characteristic Cotswolds trails.

At the same time, Oxfordshire is the other way and Oxford itself is just 15 minutes’ train journey away from Charlbury Station (five minutes’ drive). As for those of you with a soft spot for a hardcore shopping trip, you won’t be left in the lurch here, as Bicester Village has a shopping outlet 35 minutes’ drive away and Stratford-upon-Avon is 45 minutes’ drive away for handsome riverside scenes and independent shops.

Now, how about those hiking shoes? Well, the site has access to fancy footpaths, bridleways and woodland walks, so you’ll be able to get right to the rambling. You might want to stop by the local village, Charlbury, on your way around the local area, as there are food shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants here, all within walking distance of the site.

And don’t worry, you’ll be able to carry the good time onto the site, as barbecues and firepits are both permitted – the same for dogs. As for the facilities you’ll have on hand, these include a play area, shower, toilets and a dishwashing area to help you deal with any dirty pots and pans.


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8.8

Overall rating based on 241 reviews

 

86% would recommend this site to a friend.

85% would stay here again.

  73% described as Peaceful ?

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Nice campsite! We liked the children play area and the …11/05/2022

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

  • Power optional grass caravan site
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  • Liked: 

    Nice campsite!
    We liked the children play area and the available children tractors!

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Lovely weekend, will be going back10/31/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNicola W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass tent site
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  • Liked: 

    Beautiful little campsite, very clean and new facilities( toilet blocks and small kitchenette with microwave and toaster and kettle, other washing up stations to!)
    Quiet even with kids around. Great staff
    5 mins drive from diddly squat farm shop!

    Disliked: 

    Hard to walk from with dog as on main road with no paths

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Everything10/26/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDerek g.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass caravan site
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  • Liked: 

    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Great facilities, staff extremely friendly, options for pitches,10/25/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKy W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass caravan site
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    Facilities were flawless

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Basic but clean10/23/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass caravan site
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  • Liked: 

    Tidy grass pitches

    Disliked: 

    No one on hand to ask questions. Not many nearby walks.

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6
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Decent average stay10/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomshavoune m.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass tent site
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  • Liked: 

    Good spot, decent facilities .
    Great for dogs, really friendly

    Disliked: 

    No direction as to where to go, nobody available. Really friendly and helpful once we found the staff. Just a suggestion to send the pitch details before arrival (like we’ve had at other places). There were a bunch of us waiting, no complaints we didn’t wait long, just a suggestion for improvement.
    A bit close to a noisy road, no problem if you bring ear plugs.

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Great spot to explore the Cotswolds with dedicated hosts on site.10/03/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSandy G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass tent site
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  • Liked: 

    Warm welcome from Ben and Kat. We were really grateful of their flexibility when we arrived in stormy conditions. So glad we didn’t cancel. Great variety of pitch locations. Good toilet and shower facilities with added convenience of shared kitchen, fridges and even washing machine. The electric kettle was handy when I ran out of gas on second morning!

    Disliked: 

    Not a lot. If pushed, I’d say it looks closer to the village to walk to the pub than it is and the road is not good for pedestrians. Didn’t bother in the end, had a little fire and and used the visiting on-site food waggon for dinner instead. 🙂

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The Pod and heating , beds. Walk into Charlbury.10/04/2022

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

  • Camping pod
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    The Pod and heating , beds. Walk into Charlbury.

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A bit hillbilly-ish in places but enjoyable.09/21/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStewart T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass caravan site
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    Relaxed atmosphere considering such a big site. Friendly welcome. Decent facilities if somewhat chaotic layout.

    Disliked: 

    Having to take your own toilet paper to the loo was a bit of a nuisance. Surely it wouldn't be difficult to install dispensers which were tamper proof?

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Location perfect, pitch well sized, good proximity to shower block09/21/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass caravan site
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    Location perfect, pitch well sized, good proximity to shower block

    Disliked: 

    No toilet roll! Shower block a little grubby. Widespread use of big fire pits creates a lot of nuisance smoke. Two dogs roaming off the lead. Noise from two large family groups late into night.

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Hand sanitising stations

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

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 site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Shepherd's huts

Themes

Bush

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal freezer

Communal fridge

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for caravans

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for caravans

Location

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  • Spelsbury Road, Charlbury, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England, OX7 3LL
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.8799°N 1.4859°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Water Eaton Park and Ride — 16.9 kilometres
Gloucester Green Bus Station — 20.8 kilometres
Magdalen Street East — 21.0 kilometres
Train stations
Charlbury Rail Station — 0.9 kilometres
Finstock Rail Station — 3.2 kilometres
Ascott-under-Wychwood Rail Station — 5.6 kilometres
Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks — 70.8 kilometres
Airports
London Oxford Airport — 13.0 kilometres
Gloucestershire Airport — 46.3 kilometres

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

Trail time? You might want to begin with the Roman Fosse Way, passing by the towns of Stow-on-the-Wold (25 minutes' drive) and Moreton-in-Marsh (25 minutes). Or from Lechlade-on-Thames (half an hour), perhaps you'll roll right on to the Thames Path, if you’re not drawn into the water with watersports such as canoeing.

Characterful towns and villages are a Cotswolds staple and it shows… Burford (15 minutes) is boxed full of unusual shops, pubs and tea rooms, while in Witney (20 minutes), you’ve got classic entertainment courtesy of a multi-screen cinema, shops and leisure centre mixed in with markets and the historic Cogges Manor Farm.

In Woodstock (15 minutes) there’s more history inside The Oxfordshire Museum. Like Chipping Norton (10 minutes), the place has a swimming pool, shops, pubs and tea rooms galore, to add to Chipping Norton’s theatre and cinema.

Historic are many of the houses around here, and that includes the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blenheim Palace (15 minutes), the Jacobean Chastleton House (20 minutes) and or the 18th-century Buscot Park (35 minutes).

For more activities in the throw of it all, there’s Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (25 minutes) and Bourton-on-the-Water’s equestrian centre, brewery and motoring museum (half an hour).

Must see

  • Blenheim Palace (9.6 kilometres)
  • Chastleton House (13.9 kilometres)
  • Ashmolean Museum (20.4 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Chastleton House (13.9 kilometres)
  • Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate (22.3 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

Camping and caravan
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Cotswolds Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 12 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Cotswolds Camping will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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  • Does Cotswolds Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Cotswolds Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Cotswolds Camping? Trail time? You might want to begin with the Roman Fosse Way, passing by the towns of Stow-on-the-Wold (25 minutes' drive) and Moreton-in-Marsh (25 minutes). Or from Lechlade-on-Thames (half an hour), perhaps … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Cotswolds Camping?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more

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