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Willow Hill

8.7

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General

  • Relaxed rural site with stunning views over Cotswolds scenery
  • A 10-minute drive to Tewkesbury and 20 minutes to Cheltenham
  • Walk a mile through orchards to the Severn Way and local pub

Willow Hill is a peaceful family-friendly Gloucestershire retreat among fields and ancient apple orchards, at a farm just outside the village of Apperley and 20 minutes’ drive from Gloucester.

As you’ll note from the pictures, there’s some splendid scenery around this part of the Cotswolds – and that’s true whether you decide to go out for a walk or stick around on site. For the former, it’s about a mile through the apple orchards to the Severn Way and a riverside pub, or two miles to ancient Odda’s Chapel. Other places to explore nearby include Tewkesbury (10 minutes’ drive), Upton on Severn and the lovely spa town of Cheltenham (both 20 minutes).

Time on site may be spent gazing out over the gorgeous views (particularly at sunrise or sunset), taking riverside walks or settling in at the site's marquee with seating, games, firepit and wifi (handy for those rainy days).

Taking care of self-catering is straightforward here: there’s a barbecue/fire site already set up, and an on-site shop that sells pre-ordered barbecue boxes, breakfast boxes and produce from the kitchen garden. Something to wash it all down? Pick from the range of English wines, beers and spirits, with ice also available to keep it all cool.

Amenities at Willow Hill include toilets, hot showers, a laundry area and electrical points for charging your devices.


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8.7

Overall rating based on 52 reviews

 

87% would recommend this site to a friend.

85% would stay here again.

  88% described as Spectacular scenery ?

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Fabulous site with wonderful views, great facilities & staff.09/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCharlotte A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Pippin bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Loved the location, the staff , the facilities , the welcome. Everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Lovely location and views09/01/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBarry M.Confirmed

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

    Lovely location and views

    Disliked: 

    Badly managed every body very nice but nobody new what they were doing.
    Litter dog poo and abandoned inflatable not cleaned up.
    Expensive shop

From the manager...

Hi Barry

Thanks for feedback. We only yesterday had our contracted refuse company pick up - they are short on drivers despite being a national well known company. We clear rubbish from field bins to main bins daily - or so my team are supposed to (will check this happened!!). We pride ourselves on being dog friendly as a farm field site and provide a dog poo bin but should probably - and so will - remind guests and provide those with dogs free bags next time. It has been a season that has pushed us on all sides - and lots to learn and improve with regards to procedure and process and training of casual staff. I am pleased you would recommend and visit again - I do hope and expect you will see improvements next time - thanks for visiting and taking time to feedback. PS that inflatable has been overlooked twice now - focus been on pools - staff wanted me to abandon it and I said no because great for toddlers. Sorry for this, but because so small there is no pumping / filtration so it needs very regular emptying and cleaning (though we do sit a chlorine tablet in it). It will either be there nice and clean next year, or have disappeared! Best, M

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Could be so much better if a little thought went into it.08/31/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The views are spectacular from the camping field.
    Friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    Wash-up area to low I had to almost bend double to use it.
    Play tent unsafe, filthy ripped sofas, smashed light bulbs still in situ and no ball for the table tennis.
    No chemical waste point.
    No grey water waste point.
    Swimming pool leaking so made the ground around it a quagmire.
    Football pitch in the middle of the field right next to other campers vehicles.
    Duck house/run far to small with a bucket for them to swim in.
    Electrical hook up intermittent with cables running all over the ground.

From the manager...

Hi

Thanks for the feedback. We were obviously not friendly enough to tell you where the chemical waste and grey water waste points are - I am sorry for this. We need to improve the welcome information for campers. The bulbs in the marquee we put up for the free use of campers in rainy weather were and are replaced when smashed. I should add we have brought two croquet sets, two badminton sets, various board games, boules, ginat jengo, connect 4 etc etc this summer and invested thousands in furniture - including picnic tables, parasols, lately sun loungers, and rattan furniture. For the sake of a tear I thought that sofa better in than out. The team are tasked to tidy the marquee daily but we have lost plenty of games and toys, probably 20-30 ping pong balls, sets of shuttle cocks etc. Next season we will have a sign in / out policy to better protect games etc. for benefit of all. There is no football pitch in the middle of the camp site. Campers must have moved the goal posts there. We like to set as few rules as possible but again - we can learn from this. IE goals not to be moved. You are the first to feedback on the washing up facility being too low. It is set at standard height - we bought and installed professional kitchen standard stainless steel double washing up stands and plumbing.

The pool - brand new this year - suffered a leak due to misuse and was drained and repaired as quickly as possible.

We.no longer run electric for campers unless specifically asked by a returning customer. There is lots we will rethink as we progress our journey and I would hope you may visit next year and enjoy a better experience. Best, M

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Gorgeous views, nice staff, lots of space, close to some …08/31/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    Gorgeous views, nice staff, lots of space, close to some nices walks and even closer to a nice pub.

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Beautiful location. Relaxed site with a small shop and breakfast …08/30/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomlesley t.Confirmed

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

    Beautiful location. Relaxed site with a small shop and breakfast facility. Nearby pub excellent ( Farmers Arms) just across the field. Lovely riverside walks.

    Disliked: 

    1 Outside shower with poor privacy, just a curtain across the entrance.

From the manager...

Thanks for review. We will be adding an additional shower and adding 'stable doors' for next season.

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Excellent across the board08/30/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdompeter f.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Kids activity’s, toilets and cleaning area , fantastic staff , safe grounds , secure , clean. Me and my 4 year old son go camping a lot and this was the best campsIte we have stayed at yet , the staff are brilliant looking after all of our needs and with the added bonus of ducks and a dog this was the perfect end to a bank holiday . Well done to the owners and staff for producing an amazing camping experience

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Excellent site. Great value for money.08/23/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great views, spacious site with good facilities considering it’s a working farm. Hot shower and farm shop for the basics. Owners very friendly and helpful. Perfect for first ever camping trip.

    Disliked: 

    If you want the best and uninterrupted views you’ll need to accept a bit of a slope on your pitch. ‘Pool’ is a paddling pool. But not why we went.

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Absolutely beautiful views, lots of things to do with little …08/23/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Absolutely beautiful views, lots of things to do with little children and lots of space for them to run around.

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Great place, lovely people. Definitely go again.08/21/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Views are amazing and the staff are lovely and friendly. Definitely go back.
    On-site home made pizzas were lovely.

    Disliked: 

    Could do with a little ‘sorting out’. Ground very uneven in the marque where the table tennis was. Hard to walk on let alone play.
    The on-site games are a great idea but maybe purchase some better quality ones

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Reviewer's country: United KingdomMiroslav S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    View

    Disliked: 

    Portable toilets and shower too wild

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Features

Coronavirus

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Hot tub

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

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Tents for hire

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

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

Luxury

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

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • School Road, Apperley, Gloucestershire, England, GL19 4DJ
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.9463°N 2.2025°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
The Crescent — 5.8 kilometres
The Crescent — 5.8 kilometres
Prince of Wales — 7.2 kilometres
Train stations
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury Rail Station — 8.7 kilometres
Cheltenham Spa Rail Station — 8.9 kilometres
Gloucester Rail Station — 9.3 kilometres
Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks — 31.2 kilometres
Lydney Harbour — 33.6 kilometres
Airports
Gloucestershire Airport — 6.7 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

Attractions and activities nearby include:

- Tewkesbury (abbey and heritage visitor centre): 10 minutes

- Tewkesbury Park (golf and spa): 10 minutes

- Croft Farm Water Park: 15 minutes

- Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: 15 minutes

- Cheltenham (Regency spa town with gardens, museum and Pump Room): 20 minutes

- Upton on Severn (river boat trips and festival events): 20 minutes

- Showborough House Sculpture Garden: 20 minutes

- Eastnor Castle: 25 minutes

- The International Centre for Birds of Prey: 25 minutes

- Sudeley Castle: half an hour.

Must see

  • Tewkesbury Abbey (5.7 kilometres)
  • Gloucester Cathedral (9.2 kilometres)
  • Gloucester Quays (9.9 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Ashleworth Tithe Barn (5.0 kilometres)
  • Bredon Barn (10.8 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

Camping and touring
Arrive:  10 a.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  noon
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Willow Hill cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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. Willow Hill will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £50,00 (R990,76) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

The damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit required on arrival can only be paid for in cash.

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

  • Does Willow Hill have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Willow Hill dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Willow Hill? Attractions and activities nearby include: - Tewkesbury (abbey and heritage visitor centre): 10 minutes - Tewkesbury Park (golf and spa): 10 minutes - Croft Farm Water Park: 15 minutes - Malvern Hills … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Willow Hill?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  10 a.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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Terms and conditions

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

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 14 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.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the park are unlit.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £50,00 (R990,76) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Safety
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

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.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Safety
No charcoal barbecues allowed.
No electric barbecues allowed.
No gas barbecues allowed.

Hired accommodation
No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

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

Pool
Please note there is no lifeguard on duty.

Arrivals and departures
Please pick any available site on arrival.

General
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 9 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 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. between 12/04 and 05/09.
Reception is unmanned after 5 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time so that the team can provide information about your unit/site.

Hired accommodation
The damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit required on arrival can only be paid for in cash.

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.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

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

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £25,00 (R495,38) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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