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Visitor Reviews - Thistledown

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Thistledown
Tinkley Lane
Nympsfield
Stroud
Gloucestershire   (Browse area)
GL10 3UH   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01453 860420

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Pitches: 80
Open: Late March - October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 43 Reviews
              9/10 from 43 Reviews


Units accepted:    Tents  No Caravans  No Motorhomes 

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Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Simon Gerhardt 1 review from this member

Thistledown is a quiet, relaxed, peaceful, spacious, beautiful campsite. In a very rural position, with lovely countryside all round.

The site is ideal for both families and couples looking for a complete break from the modern world.

We stayed in the 3rd pasture which is a huge area with loads of room to pitch. The kids were able to run and scooter to their hearts content without being a bother to anyone.

Fire pits and picnic benches aplenty. The compost loos were great, showers hot, facilities simple but effective and always spotlessly clean.

Very friendly owners who are clearly passionate about their farm and site and ensuring a relaxing holiday for all visitors.

Lovely small town of Nailsworth just a few minutes drive away and lots of things to do in the local area.

We will definitely be back next year to this wonderful site.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Loupy21 1 review from this member

Beautiful campsite. We stayed in the elderflower orchid which is said to be the more basic camping area. We liked being able to pitch up were we liked between the trees. It was a bit isolated but we loved that.

We took 2 kids with us and they loved being able to run round safely and look for all the birds and insects that were around.

There was about a 5 minute walk to the showers and washing up area but there were toilets closer by.

We also loved the fact you could have an open fire and they came round every night with the chance to buy more fire wood.

Beautiful walks and woodland close by and on clear nights star gazing was fabulous. We had a fantastic time and will be definitely going again.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Stally26 2 reviews from this member

We really enjoyed our stay on this campsite. We stayed on the '2nd pasture' and it was refreshing for there to be no cars allowed by the pitches.

There is a car park at the top and wheelbarrows to cart your kit down which all added to experience, well worth trekking down the steep hill. The scenery was beautiful and the ground was perfect camping ground. Apparently they were full but we had so much space to ourselves so they do not overcrowd.

This a great site for kids, we had our 2 year old with us who could run around safely and freely and loved the animal paddocks but we will rave about it to friends with older children too for all that the woodland has to offer with it's nature trails, streams, rope swings and springs etc all on site.

Love to be able to have a campfire and the owners will come around and deliver wood if required every evening for 10 a barrow.

The local town of Nailsworth is pretty and has everything you need.

My only criticisms - as regular campers we felt that the prices were too high. For 2 adults and a tent we paid 22 a night, for the basic facilities we felt this was a bit steep.

However we didn't begrudge it as the setting really is beautiful. Also - the owners say they will help you with your camping gear if they aren't too busy but what isn't mentioned is that it will cost you 5!

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Charlie74 1 review from this member

A brilliant weekend with 4 other families. The landscape is well done with woods, streams and lots of hidden places to find. No need to leave the campsite during the weekend.

The facilities were spotless with a stand alone washing up building, great whilst the bad weather continued.

They were very friendly and delivered large piles of logs each day for camp fires.

Looking forward to returning again soon.

Date of Visit: May 2012 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Berlingo Beth 2 reviews from this member

Unit: Micro-camper. Parked in the elderflower orchard. Level. Good ground.

At last! A campsite worth paying for. Amazing atmosphere. Composting loos make such good sense. Don't let the idea of them put you off they are kept very pleasant, light, airey and really, do you know of anywhere else that you have a loo with a view?

Only a very brief visit this time so didn't get to check out the shower block.

Drinking water comes from their own spring and is UV filtered. Can you taste the difference? Lovely. What a treat.

Took a twilight walk, saw rabbits and deer. It will be great to have more time and explore the woods properly.

As for the surrounding area. Watch out for the VERY steep road to Dursley. The map is not lying. Romahome overheated trying to climb it. Amazing views are the payoff.

Date of Visit: March 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Doodz 2 reviews from this member

Decided to stay at this campsite because it won 'cool campsite' of the year. It was only the second time we have camped. We stayed in the Elderflower orchard.

Although the facilities were very basic (one glasto type porta loo but which flushed and was very clean and one water standpipe).

The downside to such splendid isolation was the 15 min walk to the homemade wooden shower block (2 gas powered showers in a field) up and down hill in the lower pastures- but that was our choice.

We still loved this site.

On the first night we were the only tent in the orchard although we were joined later by a camper van. We bought a half load of wood (5.00)on the first night, made a fire and sat outside the tent. Although it was the end of March, the fire kept us really warm and it was such a novelty for us; it felt great.

We went to the farmer's market in Stroud which is held on a Saturday morning and which I would recommend. Don't eat before you go. There are loads of lovely stalls selling organic wine cider, cheese, and hot food. We also visited Nailsworth which is a nice little town to wander around. We bought rather posh rolls from Hobbs house bakery for breakfast the next morning which

Went well with the bacon we had brought at the farmers market. We tried to book a table to eat at Hobbs on Saturday night but it was full. It looked interesting. We ended up eating at the Rose and Crown up the road. The food was ok but the landlady has a definite attitude problem. Best pub we found was in nearby Uley - picturesque village and micro brewery ale at the Crown (think it was called that).

The campsite borders national trust land (Woodchester Manor) which you can walk around the grounds and is worth a visit. We also went to Hetty Tump's which was interesting (for a hill) in a bizare way. The final day we went to Slimbridge nature reserve which I thought was ok but would not hurry back to (unless you really like ducks).

My only disappointment with the campsite was that we did not see sight nor sign of the elusive badgers -how do you see them in the dark anyway?

The owner and family are very friendly and sociable (including the hens that kept visiting). I would ask them (the owners that is) to recommend pubs etc if I were you.

We'll probably be back late June as my husband is doing the Cotswolds Relay race.

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