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Britchcombe Countryside Holidays
Britchcombe Farm
Uffington
Faringdon
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 123 Reviews
              8/10 from 123 Reviews


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Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Gulliver7952 11 reviews from this member

Just spent the weekend here on a meet.

Arrived at the farm reception and was told I should have booked, oops. Not that they were that busy but it was something to do with the number of Port-a-loo requirements.

Was told which field to go to, as well as info on the showers and the local area.

It should be noted that of the 5? fields, none of them are very flat.

The 1st field on the Swindon side of the farm is flattish lower down but you lose the view.

You can also walk up to the White Horse from this field, from the gate walk diagonally to the right. At the top corner is a gate which comes out by the cattle grid. Walk up the road.

At the bottom of the field by the gate were 1/2 doz loo's well stocked with paper and sanitizer and clean.

Worth noting that if you are pitched at the top end it's a good 5-6 min walk (depends how desperate you are) Some drove cars down. This field has 3 water taps but could be a bit of a walk depending on your pitch.

The only fields that are close to the showers are the 2 on the other side of the road opposite the farm. From the other fields it's a bit of a trek and a walk on the road which can be busy.

I cannot comment on the main facilities as I didn't use them.

Landy comes round late afternoon selling Fire Wood and Kindling at £5 per plastic Sack. The wood was dry and lasted well.

We did have an Ice Cream Van come round late afternoon.

There is a NO NOISE policy after 11pm which a few of the campers ignored, talking loudly and playing music till 01:45 on sunday.

You are advised by the owner if there are problems, to ring the Police on 101.

There are no child facilities except for plenty of space.

Nearest big shops are at Wantage (6-7 miles). Sainsbury's Argos B&M and a few more are on a new complex just off the Market Place with free ! parking for 2 hrs. There is also a Waitrose.

Swindon about 11 miles the other way.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mt Thain 2 reviews from this member

We stayed on this sight for 3 nights (Friday until Monday) in a tent. When we arrived we were told that we had 4 fields to pick from and given some information on the surrounding area. All was good, toilets where clean and no rubbish anywhere. Around 5:30 in the evening the farmer came round with the fire wood and again around 7 ish so was loving the site.

The first problem was the hearing the constant banging of the toilet doors as they were spring loaded and campers had no idea how to close them quietly. This went on throughout 2 out of the 3 nights we were there.

On night two we decided to have a fire and brought some wood. These where logs the thinnest being about 10cm in diameter and the kindling wasn't much better. A lot of campers where using accelerants to help with the fire. We were told wasn't allow to use knifes or axes to split the wood to help. Just silly.

In the morning the toilets where getting a little dirty empty toilet rolls on floor and field, toilet paper streaming out onto the field and toilets becoming full. No one checked on or cleaned the toilets all weekend. In fact unless they were selling fire wood you didn't see anyone at all.

We tried one of the cream teas at the farm house as my wife loves them only to be disappointed there as well. The cream was whipped cream not clotted cream as it should be. That's just not right.

The last night was lovely as there was no toilet door slamming as most of the field had gone home that day so a quiet night.

Overall this site could do better by checking/cleaning the toilets and putting a sign up as and when they get full. Splitting their logs down or allowing you to do it yourself, and having a bit more of a drive round checking on the site and campers to make sure all is clean and well.

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 50 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.

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