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The Cider Orchard: Orchard pitches

General

  • Dog-friendly farm site on an apple orchard in south Gloucestershire
  • A 15-minute drive from the Cotswold District; 35 minutes from Bristol
  • Village shop and pub with cask ales and food within walking distance

Peel back the layers of south Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds from The Cider Orchard… part of an established four-acre apple orchard, this family-run farm site is lined with cider and cooking apple trees planted by the family in the 1940s and surrounded by a rather splendid Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This is a fine spot for a break packed with variety, as The Cider Orchard is a 15-minute drive away from the edge of the Cotswolds. At the same time, cities such as Bristol (35 minutes for its edgy harbour and artsy centre) and Gloucester (35 minutes for the iconic docks and Roman history) are still within reach, thanks to the hard tracks around the site and the M5 15 minutes' drive away.

Wave to the neighbours as you unwind on the peaceful open green spaces… as a small family-run farm, there are sheep and horses surrounding the site. The Tyndale Monument (in memory of a translator of the New Testament born nearby) looks over the orchard (a 20-minute walk uphill) and in the other direction, there are views across rural south Gloucestershire and south Wales.

Based on the edge of the village of North Nibley, there’s a village shop 10 minutes’ walk away and a traditional country pub serving cask ales, cider and tasty meals made from locally sourced products.

And when you’re in need of a light freshening up, there’s an amenities block five minutes’ walk away from the site or a large portaloo and sunken waste tank on the site.

Please note

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campground/park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 11/30/2021.

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Minimum spacing of 10 metres between pitches.

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.


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Reviews

8.6

Overall rating based on 75 reviews

 

84% would recommend this site to a friend.

84% would stay here again.

  82% described as Peaceful ?

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Avoid10/17/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJennifer V.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Not much to like in all honesty

    Disliked: 

    I arrived at dusk, there were no visible signposts as to where the orchard was. Not a single sole to be seen and absolutely no help from the owners and no response after phoning multiple times. It was very expensive costing me £41 for 2 nights and all I could see were porta loos dotted around the orchard. There was absolutely no lighting and as a solo traveller decided not to stay, despite as I said paying out £41. Since returning home I still haven't managed to get in contact with anyone

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fab 1 night stay beautiful views and lovely village10/04/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomkerry W.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    the views from the Orchard are truly beautiful. The owner guided us in via the telephone, as the lane is narrow and you need to travel through the farmyard to get to the orchard. The night was very peaceful with very little light pollution.
    We walked into the village and had a pint in the local (dog friendly) and found the little community run store / coffee shop (dog friendly) where we purchased fab coffee and cake along with fresh bread and some used books.

    Disliked: 

    nothing

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Last minute stay planned between rain showers.10/04/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHelen O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Stunning views, rural location, local walks, horses in the adjoining field, fire under the stars.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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A spacious beautiful site with great views. Almost felt like …10/05/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    A spacious beautiful site with great views. Almost felt like a wild camp

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Not a very good experience, not good value for money.09/27/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomdavid h.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    We stayed in the orchard and liked the isolation.

    Disliked: 

    The view was spoilt by an old bonfire tip and a disused motorcycle track.
    The portable toilets were very unpleasant.
    The only toilet in the stable block was not secured to the floor, the shower drain was blocked so the shower was not usable.
    The farmyard was more like a scrapyard.
    We were booked for 2 nights, but left after only one night.

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Beautiful place to stay09/20/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomnatasha b.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location . The grounds
    The horses . The owner

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Disgusting porta-loos09/17/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
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    The location

    Disliked: 

    The facilities

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Okay.09/16/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJayne P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site was open and spacious with a level camping field well kept as in short grass and nice views.

    Disliked: 

    The facilities were a little lacking one shower with toilet cubicle and 3 portaloos which were a little unkempt. We managed okay because the site was virtually empty but it may be a struggle if nearer capacity.

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Host was very helpful, and accommodating.09/13/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Views, location, basic camping...

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We stayed in the star gazer tent to celebrate my …09/13/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnna M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    We stayed in the star gazer tent to celebrate my birthday and it was fantastic! Beautifully furnished inside with a lovely big comfy bed. Our friends were able to camp close by in their camper vans. The setting was lovely in the orchard with wonderful views and a short stroll to the pub. Bernard and Josephine were perfect hosts. Thank you for a wonderful stay :-)

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • North Nibley, Dursley, Gloucestershire, England, GL11 6DL
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.6592°N 2.3825°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Merrywalks — 15.0 kilometres
Dark Lane — 17.1 kilometres
Dark Lane — 17.1 kilometres
Train stations
Cam & Dursley Rail Station — 6.7 kilometres
Lydney Rail Station — 11.9 kilometres
Stonehouse Rail Station — 12.0 kilometres
Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks — 10.1 kilometres
Lydney Harbour — 10.3 kilometres
Castle Park Ferry Landing — 26.8 kilometres
Airports
Gloucestershire Airport — 30.3 kilometres
Bristol International Airport — 37.9 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

Take a tractor ride, meet the farm animals or head out across the boating lake… if the kids are tagging along for the holiday, Cattle Country Farm Park (10 minutes’ drive) has lots of child-friendly activities and playgrounds where they can let off some steam.

Intent on hiking far and wide? Combine a walk with wildlife spotting in the wetlands at WWT Slimbridge (20 minutes). Then, take yourself off to Stinchcombe Hill (15 minutes) for a hilly circular hike on the Cotswolds Way through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and past a splendid golf course.

Keep a golf club handy if that’s your thing, as you can stop on this course or go over to the Cotswold Edge Golf Club (10 minutes) for a scenic game on an old Cotswolds course.

If you want to familiarise yourself with some history, Berkeley Castle (10 minutes) has a taste of the 12th century, while the National Trust site at Woodchester Park (20 minutes) has an incomplete Victorian mansion with parkland, lakes and a boathouse walk.

Ready for the city? Head to the historic spa towns of Bath (50 minutes) or Cheltenham (40 minutes).

Must see

  • Berkeley Castle (6.1 kilometres)
  • WWT Slimbridge Wetlands Centre (9.2 kilometres)
  • Westonbirt, The National Arboretum (12.9 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Newark Park (5.4 kilometres)
  • Woodchester Park (9.2 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 touring
Arrive:  9 a.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  Anytime
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  9 a.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  Anytime

The Cider Orchard cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campground/park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 11/30/2021.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. The Cider Orchard will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Can bookings for The Cider Orchard be amended free of charge? Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campground/park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 11/30/2021. Read more
  • Does The Cider Orchard have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Cider Orchard dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Cider Orchard? Take a tractor ride, meet the farm animals or head out across the boating lake… if the kids are tagging along for the holiday, Cattle Country Farm Park (10 minutes’ drive) has … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Cider Orchard?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  9 a.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  Anytime
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  9 a.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  Anytime
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Cider Orchard? From R464,74 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Coronavirus
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campground/park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 11/30/2021.
Minimum spacing of 10 metres between pitches.

General
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

Arrivals and departures
Please pick any available site on arrival.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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