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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 126 Reviews
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Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Nozza 2 reviews from this member


We phoned ahead on the day and rocked up in the evening as backpackers from the Ridgeway. Chose the largest, least densely populated field (the others were PACKED!). Hard to find a truly level spot but managed to. Bought some wood for a fire and all was good. However, as per many other reviews of this site on the net, we also found the clientele to be somewhat lacking with some pretty rough groups and late night partying, music, drunk singing matches etc. Don't know if it's the location that attracts them, or the way the site it managed but that many mentions of it on reviews spanning many years clearly indicates a pattern. So be warned.


-Nice location near White Horse hill

-Open fields, pitch where you like

-Campfires allowed


-Rough punters up all night drinking and shouting

-Site rules not enforced by management and no way of contacting them at night

-5 min walk along road with no pavement for a shower, wash or rubbish disposal if in big field

-Portaloo numbers not adequate for number of campers

-Management appear a bit 'jaded' but probably sick of dealing with the rough punters!

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Kurt the van 6 reviews from this member

We stayed here a few years ago and as we were in the area and needed somewhere to stay so we decided to pitch up here again. We couldn't see any signs at any of the fields about instructions on where/how to book in and remembered that last time we were here they came round to collect site fees and sell fire wood in the evenings so weren't worried. About half an hour later the owner came in his car and wasn't happy that we 'hadn't booked in ahead' They don't seem to recognise that tourers actually tour and sometimes/mainly stop places adhoc - on tour! We paid our expensive 14 with smiles however. The porta loos weren't very clean (some quite horrid!) - they may have been busy over the weekend but no-one came to clean them in the morning either. The main facilities down the main road by the farm are basic but clean enough. I do think 14 for porta loos and a water tap and basic facilities a good walk down the main road is a bit steep considering you can get sites with similar facilities for about 10 and sites with far superior facilities for the same price (also in the Cool Camping book which might be why they feel they can charge more). That said the views are beautiful and apart from the road is very peaceful and a great walk to the White Horse nearby. A lot of the field is on a slope but plenty of room to negotiate a levelish bit. I realise the fields are quite spread out and maybe a pain for the owners to check them regularly hence why they get upset when people like us just pitch up, but hey, that's their business! It is situated in a lovely part of the country though.

Date of Visit: March 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Coliver57 8 reviews from this member

Rang en route and left message on answerphone. No return call (until the next day) but arrived to see a mobile number on the reception door so managed to book in on the spot. Opted for no hook up as that field seems very uneven, so shared large field with just one other unit. Lovely views, great walks. Portaloos were immaculate (not normally my favourite). Some fun looking tepees on the same field. Great for a one night stopover.

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.

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