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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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92% would recommend this park to a friend.

90% would stay here again.

 

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Basic but clean, friendly, peaceful 10/12/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

  • Primitive grass trailer site
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    From the friendly welcome to the moment of departure, we loved this site, with its relaxed atmosphere, assorted animals, and friendly dogs,( one of which became our dogs' girlfriend!), it was a great 3 days away from the "real world". If you want the "all singing, all dancing" type site it's not for you but for just relaxing, or walking the towpaths by the canal, or chilling around a chimera whilst supping a drop of your favorite tipple by the canal side, there is no better place. There is a well-stocked farm shop, an outdoor cafe and bar, and assorted items of furniture for you to park your bums on and, weather permitting, you can stay there all day if you so wish and watch the narrowboats passing by. There is a pub, The Coach & Horses, a couple of miles away which does excellent meals for ridiculous prices if you want a change. There is easy access to the towpaths if you want to stretch your legs or walk the dog. The owners are very busy people, working on their small-holding as well as running the campsite, but are lovely, friendly, helpful couple. We really enjoyed our stay and will be looking to return again, and again....

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Terrible customer service skills 10/10/2018

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    Farm shop and view over the canal

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    Rude owners that dont seem to learn from their poor feed back. Having stayed for just for one night on this campsite I can honestly say that this is the worst customer service that I have ever received. The rest of the party have already left detailed feedback. We got called disrespectful to the campers and owners for leaving the site at 8. No one on site even looked up as we left and as we left within ten mins your response to the last review sounds strange! To say that if you didn't want us to leave you would have locked the gates sums things up well. Rather than argue with all your customers that say your customer service skills are poor (I've looked there are quite a few) maybe it's time to reflect and rather than be defensive in your responses surely it's worth taking YOUR customers feedback on board as this will really help your business. I really hope you can take these comments on board to improve things for other campers.

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Would happily stay again. Thank you! 10/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tatjana K. Confirmed

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    Lovely setting, great welcome and very friendly owners.

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From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is particularly welcome as you were on site at the same time as the two reviews below. Thank you for your understanding when you came to ask why caravans had left site the previous evening in the dark. We’re truly sorry that your evening had been disturbed and we will endeavour to make sure it never happens again on our site :@)

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Lovely site but couldn't enjoy as the staff were unfriendly. 10/07/2018

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

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    The area looked lovely

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    The welcome was unfriendly. The owner was extremely rude and unhelpful. Communication was awful to the point of the owner refusing to let is remove caravans due to the rain which was of course out of our control. We had a lovely night away but was ruined by the unfriendly owner.

From the manager...

Completely untrue account from this camper. The welcome was not unfriendly – even though arrival was an hour and a half after stipulated on their booking form. We permitted the party (two caravans) to leave both vans on site together with a car (without charge) whilst they ‘popped’ into Oxford. We did not envisage that we would have to contact them at 7.15pm (over eight hours later) to ascertain when they were going to collect the caravans. We also suspected that they had no intention of collecting them as the water containers were still connected and nothing had been cleared down ready for departure. Did they intend to get back to site late at night and then depart early in the morning? – thereby having had a free night’s camping.
When they eventually answered our phone calls they said they planned to be back by 8pm and would move their caravans then. As they had problems setting up in the dark and caused disturbance to the campsite, we said that they could not do this as it was not fair to those on site who had settled down for the evening. As it had been raining heavily all day we expressed concern about ground damage as the camping field is ridge and furrow which they have found difficult to navigate in the dark.
We were neither rude nor unhelpful, but just objected to them doing whatever they liked and causing disturbance to others. :@(

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Nice views 10/07/2018

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

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    Nice views

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    Horrific attitude from owners. Extremely unfriendly - made to feel as if we were an inconvenience to them. Disgustingly rude to us on the phone too. The two portaloo toilets are also unclean and really uneven ground.

From the manager...

This is a review from the second part of the group which overstayed their welcome and our generosity at permitting both caravans and a car to remain on site whilst they ‘popped’ into Oxford for eight hours. They had no comprehension of how caravans arriving and departing in the dark and using car headlights causes disturbance to others on such a small site. They accuse us of being rude and unhelpful because we would not agree to them causing disturbance to others. Their declaration of “we’re on holiday and just want to enjoy ourselves” does not mean they can do that whilst causing inconvenience to others. They will not be permitted to return. The comment about the toilets is merely to gain their pound of flesh and had they arrived in daylight would have found the ground easier to navigate :@(

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Friendly ,food ,open air bar , good provisions poor hygiene toilets 10/02/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

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    Nice welcome , lovely fresh food. Great breakfasts Good value . open air bar very cheap pints , Lovely to see the pigs and chickens in natural surroundings.well kept . Lovely location by the river and lovely village.great pub in Adderbury called coach and horses . Good basic food at a very cheap price .main meals and roasts had two lovely meal .

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    Portaloos . There was three but only one/two were open . Very poor hygiene standard, never appeared to be cleaned, also no toilet paper for those in tents . so really glad we had our own toilet. Toilets need upgrading and better hygiene. Farm dogs kept coming into our caravan and eating our dogs food , this was not acceptable as our dog had to be on a lead and controlled. Farmer said when told THATS A LERCHER FOR YOU , he wasn’t interested. Why are the farm dogs not kept away fromcamping area they appeared non aggressive but we were not to know that . Water took twenty minutes to fill one aqua roll. The tap is attached to a bore hole . loud traffic and train sounds day and night .but we knew about that , however. it was louder than we expected. Pitch areas unlevel. A chicken got in our van as we were preparing to leave good job we checked before locking up.. lacks toilet and wash area especially for people in tents even if only basic somwere to wash .

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A friendly welcome. A small shop that has all you ... 09/26/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Christopher N. Confirmed

  • Primitive grass trailer site
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    A friendly welcome. A small shop that has all you may need. It is high quality food too- all local produce as far as I could tell. Excellent walks along the canal both ways. Nice to see chickens outside the unit- like a welcoming committee. Ducks, geese, pigs etc. are on-site too. Were all these animals noisy- NO they were not. We refuse to rate the very basic toilet facilities, and the lack of showers as a "Dislike" as we were well aware that they left something to be desired before we booked. The site has no mains water- supply is from a bore-hole- so water is a precious commodity, and not to be wasted. Remember, the M40 and railway are fairly close by, so there may occasionally be some background noise, but neither disturbed us during our stay. The site is uneven in places, so take some chocks if you can. We would happily visit The Pig Place again and can recommend it with confidence.

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    Nothing of any consequence

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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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Leisure on park

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Fishing

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Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

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

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 — 4.5 miles
Caversfield: Skimmingdish La Corner Coach Stop — 8.6 miles
Bicester: Bure Place Bus Stand — 9.2 miles
Train stations
Kings Sutton Rail Station — 1.1 miles
Banbury Rail Station — 4.3 miles
Heyford Rail Station — 6.0 miles
Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks — 54.9 miles
Airports
London Oxford Airport — 12.0 miles
Coventry Airport — 26.4 miles

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 (11.3 miles)
  • Blenheim Palace (11.8 miles)
  • Silverstone Circuit (12.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Farnborough Hall (10.2 miles)
  • Stowe Landscape Gardens (11.1 miles)

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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

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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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Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
This is an adults-only site. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

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

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

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

General
Bookings must not be for more than 6 consecutive nights.
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.
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.
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.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

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

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

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

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
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.

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

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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