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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 119 Reviews
              8/10 from 119 Reviews

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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 45 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.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Rls1016 1 review from this member

We stayed two nights with two small children, and all of us adored this site.

It was well signed, with obvious places to park on the working farm site while we checked in at the friendly efficient reception.

There are several different areas with lots of space, and we were directed to Sheeplands, the 'family field' across the road, which although quite a way from the shower block did indeed have only families camping in it, which meant no music and early nights - perfect for us.

There was a water point and a row of immaculate portaloos in our field, which remained pleasant over the busy weekend and did not run out of loo roll, soap, tissues or paper towels.

The location at the foot of the hills was beautiful, though it did mean some pitches were sloping and I wonder how soggy it might get in wet weather.

The main shower block also had washing-up facilities, a fridge and a freezer for campers' use, though we didn't use them.

The farm also serves cream teas from 3pm at weekends, though again we didn't go.

Reception also sold eggs from their own hens (1/6) and glow sticks.

There are lots of fire pits around the site, it was no problem to pitch up next to one.

The woodman came round once at about 4. 30 and again at 8ish, and sold us a bag of logs, a bucket of kindling and some newspaper to use as tinder for 5 - the advice to fill the bucket with water was sensible and heeded, especially with so many children about.

A footpath down the edge of the field led along the stream into Uffington (though the last turning wasn't well signed), where we found a friendly pub (the Fox and Hounds) who were more than happy to sell us ice creams to eat in their beer garden.

There was also an extremely well-stocked village shop.

The site charges per person rather than per tent or per pitch, which we felt was fair, and children under 5 are free.

We had a lovely time, and will definitely be back.

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: JamesMc 1 review from this member

We camped here for two nights on the late May bank holiday weekend.

We liked:

1) Permission to camp where we wanted in any of 5 different fields. No fixed pitches. No regimentation

2) Permission to have an open fire.

3) The cleanliness and adequate number of the Portaloos.

4) Our camping field was one of the furthest from the farm and main washing facilities. We coped fine with our washing up at our pitch. (there were twelve of us) What little we saw of the showers and sinks suggested that they were clean and well maintained. The field itself was grass and clover, and had had sheep on it, but the remaining dung wasn't wet or offensive (and burned quite well! :-) ).

5) Above all, we loved the location. Our field was at the foot of White Horse hill at Uffington. We were about half a mile (and 400 feet below) the White Horse itself, and only 3/4 of a mile from The Ridgeway. We could have walked to Uffington village in about 30 mins, and easily managed a stroll along the Ridgeway via Wayland's Smithy to Ashbury for a pint. Our field felt wonderfully isolated from the rest of the world.

6) Access to the pitch is good. You are camping on chalk downland, which means it will drain well when wet, though we had beautiful, but chilly (for May) weather

7) All the staff were polite and helpful when required.

We didn't like so much:

1) Firewood was on sale daily, which is good, but for 5 per bag (and we used two per night) it is a bit expensive.

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