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Visitor Reviews - Thistledown

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Tinkley Lane
Gloucestershire   (Browse area)
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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 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: MartinaCara 1 review from this member

We were greeted by Ryan and Richard and made feel very welcome. The were so helpful and friendly throughout our 4 days in the campsite.

We were helped by Richard to bring our 'kit' down (recommended as there is a steep hill) to the lower field where we pitched near the toilets. The toilets were cleaned twice each day and it did not smell.

The showers were amazing and wow the handbasin is made from a carved piece of wood.

We loved having a proper campfire and on exploring the fields around I was waiting for a Hobbit to pass by! I cant wait to come again.

Date of Visit: September 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Pickledrabbit 2 reviews from this member

We have just spent a lovely weekend at Thistledown as a party of three tents in the lower pasture. The site was busier than expected but still made for a wonderful experience.

Kids enjoyed going through the woods and making dens, charging about the place looking for interesting places to hide. A little boy's paradise.

Eco toilets were surprisingly hygienic and washing up area was really clean - will definitely be coming again.

We used the firepit and wood provided - and managed to keep the fire going all night.

Definitely ask for the lift in the jeep for all your stuff, particularly when packing up.

Went for lunch in the Rose & Crown which wouldn't recommend as food was less than mediocre.

Parents stayed in the B&B above the Rose and Crown - said it was ok but lousy coffee. Would definitely visit Thistledown again but maybe will research the local pubs more thoroughly.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lightningrider 5 reviews from this member

We visited this camp site as a group consisting of 2 adults, 2 teenage children and a dog. The fire pits were a real bonus as was the log delivery. Total peace and quiet, lots of opportunity for star gazing and the only noises we heard were animals, going about their business in the surrounding trees.

There's a pub just down the road and facilities for groceries in Stroud. Also, it's a great spot to venture out from to explore the Cotswolds, visit Slimbridge and sample the scenery along the Severn.

Top site, top people and a very good time was had by all :-)

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Alicebird 1 review from this member

Had a great stay here recently and loved it.

We were a big group with children from new born to 7 years and it isn't always easy to find something that suits everyone, but everyone agreed it was the best spot we've all stayed at yet.

It is peaceful, pretty and individual.

They were great when we were booking and answered all queries and recommended a spot that suited us perfectly.

There are badgers out each evening to watch, other animals on site, beautiful views, privacy, great showers and compost loos complete with views and geraniums!

Definitely a place to go back to.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Richard + Betty 1 review from this member

My daughter and I spent a Saturday and Sunday night in early August and both thought it was absolutely fantastic and refreshingly different to anywhere we have camped in England. We were cycle camping on a tandem and will definitely return but next time (probably in a car) with my wife and other daughters.

For us the best things were:

1. The setting and naturalistic design if the site

2. The opportunity to have a camp fire

3. The low density and variety of informal pitches

4. No cars (at least in the 3rd pasture)

5. Nice people and the 'getting away from it all atmosphere'.

On arrival we were caught out as there was no shop in the village and we didn't fancy a long uphill cycle back from Nailsworth. We therefore ate in the Rose and Crown which was very enjoyable and fairly busy, mainly with locals.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Actweaver 2 reviews from this member

Now this is camping in the raw but a great joy nonetheless. They have only recently opened and facilities are very basic. Our section of the site had one portaloo and nothing else however we were sited amidst elderberry trees and beneath a gentle wind turbine. Just 10 mins from the M5 and we were in complete cotswold tranquility. The upper site allows you to park and camp together but we'd recommend (and will visit next time) the lower fields which are park and walk. Even more peaceful and rural with a collection of well fed and well bred animals filling up the landscape. Really hope they do well and will be visiting again in the future.

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