We enjoyed our stay on this well kept site. The warden was relaxed and welcoming and very helpful.
We didn't not use the facilities but everything did look clean and our friends seemed happy using the them.
Close to the attractions of the Cotswolds and close by to Bourton on the water.
Whilst the Warden told me over the phone that road noise was not really an issue, it can definitely be heard even on the furthest field, as we were in a caravan we did not hear it at night, but during the day you would notice the trucks going by.
The most disappointing thing was the bulldozer or other heavy machinery at 6:45 am on a Saturday morning! Not much of a lie in. There were industrial units on site.
Turned up on Thursday afternoon for 3 nights, and were allowed to pitch where we liked. We chose The Glade (no EHU) as further away from the road and were the only unit in the field that night. Marvellous.
Shower/toilet block spotless, always plenty of free hot water and no queues, though could imagine this would not be the case on a busy weekend.
A few large groups of young couples, but not too much noise after about 10pm.
Our 3 year old was in his element, finding dens in the trees and running around looking at towbars.
We used the site as a base to walk further south in the Cotswolds so didn't explore the immediate area, but an excellent base to visit the well known villages of Burford, Bibury and Bourton.
Visited here as a base for cycling in the Cotswolds. Very well located for this, with a number of rides right out of the campsite, with Bourton-on-the-Water, Bibury etc within easy access, both on and off road.
Northleach is 2 miles away, and has 3 pubs, and an excellent butcher who was very friendly and knowledgeable on places to visit and pubs serving good real ale in the area.
The campsite itself is very well kept and managed, with the toilets and showers scrupulously clean (although we were there mid week when it was quiet, so can't comment on peak weekend conditions).
There are a number of separate areas on the campsite, offering a different 'feel' rather than one large space which was really nice.
Owners/managers very helpful and accommodating, fetching wireless access codes from the climbing centre so we could keep in touch with our youngest daughter who was in France for the first time away without us.
A small note about this, we initially chose this site as it is listed as having 'internet'. This is in fact just a wireless modem in the climbing centre, so you can only pick up a signal in close proximity to this, nowhere else around the site. The owner was however most accommodating and said if we needed internet access, we could use the pc in the centre.
We have just returned from a 4 night camping trip to Far Peak and we are all still buzzing!
We arrived on the Tuesday of half term and I thought it would be a lot busier than it was (although, from talking to others I know it was rammed over the bank holiday weekend).
The site is large and open, and I would describe it as having 4 separate camping areas.
One, called the glade was holding a meet when we arrived and had a toilet / shower / washing up block and there was another block in the other half of the site. Both had a washing up area with 2 sinks, 3 hand washing basins, 3 showers and 4 toilets (or there abouts!). Both blocks were ‘outside’ with gaps above and under the doors to the outside. This meant that they did not smell at all!
They were cleaned a couple of times a day and always decent to use. Showers were hot and didn’t have one of those annoying buttons to keep pushing in for water.
With the lowish numbers there, we did have to wait for washing up facilities a few times and I would imagine that in busy periods it would be a long wait to get a shower or use the toilet too. For that reason, I do think these facilities need expanding and improving.
On site was a low ropes course, archery, tree climbing and a climbing wall. The low ropes course was good but had to be supervised by an adult. It really didn’t warrant it and my kids were a bit disappointed that they couldn’t go on it when I wasn’t around! I think they would have liked a play area, but I don’t think it was needed. The site was such that people made friends, chatted and children played together. With a play area, they would perhaps neglected the ball games, hide and seek and various other childhood classics they entertained themselves with with new found friends.
Dogs were allowed on site and almost all dog owners were thoughtful towards other users.
There were electric points and water points with fire buckets – none of which we had any issue with. Fire pits were available to use and a huge pile of branches to burn.
The Climbing centre was brilliant and my children enjoyed an hour and a half instructed climbing session for just £10! The enthusiasm of the guys running the centre was great – you could tell they passionately enjoyed what they were doing and wanted everyone visiting the site and the climbing centre to have a holiday!
The café in the climbing centre had crisps, chocolate, cold drinks and hot. It also sold ice lollys, oil, milk and bacon.
Everything about the site felt ‘right’. They weren’t closing the loos at mid morning to clean like many sites, they weren’t insistent that you arrive and leave at exactly the top of the hour. If they were instructing in the centre, you could help yourself in the café and pop your money in the honesty pot. Because, they recognised that adults can make themselves a cup of tea safely
The area itself was beautiful with lovely country lanes to run on, or walk through the fields to nearby Northleach.
There was a busy main road to one side of the site, but it didn’t bother me…
This has been one of the most enjoyable camping trips we have had. I felt relaxed and comfortable and that my kids were safe exploring the site.
Staff were friendly and helpful and passionate that you had a holiday rather than just a camping trip.
I recognise that perhaps if the site had been busier it might not have been as great, but, I can only judge by my experience at the time and it was fab. We are going to go back in the summer hols!
We are just back from a great 4 days at Far peak Campsite. Our group consisted of 2 families both with 2 young children (7 and 4).
On arrival we were given the choice of 3 different fields - one quite close to the main road which was a little noisy, a field with various electric hook ups and the huge general camping field. There is also a 'Glade' area that is available but not to cars but as the approach was a little muddy we dismissed this one.
We decided on the large camping field and were amazed by the space. There were only a few other campers which was surprising as it was Spring Bank week and we had lots of pitches to choose from. The main field is a large bowl with a few dips but ultimately you should not struggle to get a level pitch.
The campsite is really good and we would definitely visit again. It is a real back to basics with no frills of shops or playgrounds.
The weather was great and the kids just played football, went on their bikes and made new friends.
The site hire fire pits out for £10 for your stay and there are plenty of woods for the kids to hunt for fire wood which they loved.
On the toilets and showers front these are individual rooms that open directly outside. They were very clean with plenty of hot water so don't let the basic nature put you off, although not sure there are enough if the site was busy.
Overall we would definitely return and recommend to anyone.
Away from the site we visited Cotswold farm Park which was really good - it is linked to Adam from Countryfiles farm. We also went to the gorgeous Bourton on the Water and Stow on the Wold. The village of Northleach about a mile from the site has a couple of shops, a decent takeaway and a couple of pubs. The Wheatsheaf has a great beer garden.
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