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Britchcombe Countryside Holidays
Britchcombe Farm
Oxfordshire   (Browse area)
SN7 7QJ   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01367 821022

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Pitches: 50/ 6 electric hook ups
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 121 Reviews
              8/10 from 121 Reviews

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Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: SarahBrixton 4 reviews from this member

We have just returned from a lovely 4 night stay at Britchcombe Farm. There was a very warm welcome on arrival and we were given lots of information about the site and the surrounding area. We camped in the Sheeplands field opposite the farmhouse. There is a lovely view from the field and it's perfect for watching the sun set over the surrounding hills.

Facilities are basic but decent and clean enough. There are portaloos in the field which which were clean, well stocked with loo roll and hand sanitiser and were cleaned out after 3 days. There are a couple of proper loos near the farmhouse and 2 wash-up areas.

Showers are free, work well and have plenty of hot water. Three of the showers are in converted portaloos which I've never seen before and is actually an excellent idea as they form perfect shower cubicles. My only criticism is that the cubicles are carpeted and so are very wet and squishy underfoot when you get out of the shower. Not really a problem - you just need your flipflops at the ready.

There are 3 excellent pubs within walking distance. It's at least 1. 5 miles to each but nice, easy walks mostly through fields and woods (with a lovely herd of cows and lots of horses!) accesible from the back of the Sheeplands field. All are friendly, welcoming, have good beer and good food. We liked the Fox and Hounds in Uffington best as a pub. The Blowing Stone in Kingston Lisle probably has the best food (and is more 'restauranty') but The White Horse in Woodstone runs a very close second.

There is a small shop in Uffington (about 1. 5 miles) but I'd recommend stocking up on food before arriving as they only stock the very basics.

It was a last minute decision for us to stay here so we did not have a map but there are footpaths all over the place so it would be an excellent base for walks. The area is quintessential English countryside - all rolling hills and pretty villages full of thatched cottages. We intend to come back with a map!

The price is reasonable - 7 per person per night for a small campervan. Electric hookup is available at 6 per night.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Pcamper 1 review from this member

We have just returned from this site after having a single night here, it was great. We arrived and were quickly meet by the owner who asked where we would like to camp, we asked for a view and a view we got! At the top of a hill in a field on our own! Water supply was within 10 feet and portaloos at the bottom of the hill.

We choose the Blowing Stone pub over the Fox and Hounds as it looked like is served restaurant food as opposed to pub food. Also we could book a table at the Blowing Stone, at the Fox and Hounds we were told that 20:00 would be ok for orders food. The food at the Blowing Stone was ok but the choice was not as much as we would like. Do visit both by car and look at the menus before committing to the walk of about 30 minutes.

We paid 5 for fire wood and after returning from the pub we lit a fire to sit and watch the stars. Something you cant do a most camp sites.

Note. It can get windy at the top of the hill.

In the morning we woke, re-lit the fire, cooked breakfast and went for a shower (clean and warm).

There are no hookups in the field we were in, there are hookups in a small field near the showers.

Overall a basic but very good site, we will be returning.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Bish5 1 review from this member

We stayed here as it was local and it's good for just getting away for a weekend camp at short notice.

First impressions are good, site was tidy nice views and it was quiet. Loved the campfires and you got a decent amount of wood for a fiver.

The owners were friendly and advised us on the best field to go in as we had children.

The facilities were limited but toilets and showers were clean, although not many of them so could be a bit of a wait at busy times. Portaloos in the camping fields were clean a looked after.

We had a good time the children had plenty of room to play safely,

We will be using this site again.

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Dubdogs 48 reviews from this member

A group of us had a three night stay across an extended weekend with changeable weather. We choose the site as they accepted groups without a problem.

The location of the site is good with great walking directly from the site, easy access to the Ridgeway and White Horse / Dragon Hill. There are a couple of pubs not too far away (1-2 miles walk).

The facilities are fine, clean portaloos in the camping field and showers / toilets near the farmhouse. Being able to have a campfire near your pitch is good, however, the price of wood is on the high side.

The EHU camping area didn't look as good as the camping fields and did get a bit tacky with all the rain.

Overall a good site for the price and I'd use it again if visiting the area.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Karenh46 2 reviews from this member

We have been camping at Britchcombe Farm for 5 years and its a brilliant campsite. We always camp in the field opposite the house as its the most convinient for toilets and showers. The cream tea option is great on Saturdays. The owners are lovely and welcoming and the walks through the fields are gorgeous.

You might think its a little boring to go back to the same site every year but our kids beg to and we always have a lovely time. We're coming back in August 2014 and looking forward already.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: RHealiss 1 review from this member

This is a great campsite provided you don't really mind wild camping because this is just one step back from it.

Couldn't really comment on the staff as just checked in and then told to pitch up wherever we wanted. There followed a choice five fields! We chose a pitch on top of a hill because of the views. There were portaloos at the bottom of the field and showers and washing areas back at the farm - a bit of a trek really; but that was our fault for picking such a remote pitch. Showers were fine and washing up areas did the job. All were a bit basic but on this type of site no problem. Man came round to take orders for logs who was friendly.

The reason for staying here is to explore the surrounding countryside and sample to local pubs. The views from the upper pitches are just magnificent. I sat on most evenings with a beer in hand, next to my fire, with my two kids (daughters aged 9 & 5) running around the field having a great time (there was no one else in the field) in the great outdoors' staring endlessly at the panorama. Walks are plentiful. The White Horse and Uffington Castle are just above the campsite.

Nice pubs. The nearest is the Fox and Hounds at Uffington. Basic pub grub, very nice but a touch pricey for what it is. Very warm welcome though and good beer. Kids are welcome with a nice beer garden where dogs are also catered for.

This campsite is smashing for all kinds of campers. We had big family groups, small groups and trekkers stopping off for the night. Providing you don't mind the basic facilities and realise this is 'proper camping' then this site is a little gem.

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