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Visitor Reviews - Stowford Manor Farm

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Stowford Manor Farm
Wingfield
Trowbridge
Wiltshire   (Browse area)
BA14 9LH   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01225 752253

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Pitches: 30
Open: Easter To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 38 Reviews
              7/10 from 38 Reviews


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Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mirabelle 33 reviews from this member

Step back in time. Situated on the Wiltshire/Somerset border Stowford Manor is a basic but special little site. There are two camping fields of medium size, the main field is flanked by the old 15th century manor to one side and has the River Frome flowing past behind it, this is the nicer field l would say, the other 'cricket' field doesn't have the same views and is closer to the road. The manor house is reception and also home to a tea room where they serve cream teas (freshly baked scones smelt delicious but we didn't partake), the outdoor seating area was more shabby than chic unfortunately and the plastic furniture could be improved and create a nicer ambiance. Facilities wise there were only 3 unisex toilets, clean but basic with a slightly quirky feel, this continued through to the 2 showers, again unisex and quirky, being situated quite literally in the cow shed. Cobbled floor an all! Nice little touches with the old wooden furniture, fresh flowers on the picture window etc, but not sure if this was a step too far? l like to see clean bleached tiles and it was a bit dark and dingy in there, though definitely unique which l do appreciate. The old manor is now a bit ramshackle with some parts being lodged in by the lovely white Doves, part is used by local craft businesses which is nice. The resident Ducks and Chickens were charming to see and l loved waking up to the smell of the wild garlic by the river each morning. One evening we saw two of the river swimmers swimming past our pitch, there is a river swimming club a few fields up and we walked up there and saw the beautiful weir (you can join). There was some road noise but not enough to bother you. Unusually once we had paid/ booked in we never saw the owners/staff on the camping field once. I enjoyed the relaxed historical feel of this quite special little site and despite the basic facilities l am looking forward to return visits for more of the same.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: AMG1 10 reviews from this member

Lovely site, very simple and relaxed. Showers quite quirky! Facilities simple. Site very spacious with a river running through, hours of fun! You can also join the river swimming club one of the last surviving, access to swim is a few fields along and was great, kingfishers and dragonflies spotted whilst swimming. Plus cream teas are available at the main house, delicious. Road near the site is busy but its easy to find quiet roads for cycling, and walks.

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

Stowford Manor Farm is a great little site with a few rough edges. The good points are the site grounds, they are really very nice with a little river running past it that you can paddle in, there are two rope swings and it's great fun.

We were unlucky to catch terrible weather from the tail end of a hurricane but the pitches did not get water logged and remained firm which is nice.

We opted for an electric hookup and this was completely reliable.

Toilets are clean and well stocked with paper, hand wash and were never too busy when needed.

Showers are in a converted cow shed I think, 50p gets you a good long shower that is nice and hot.

You can buy local milk if you get to it quickly, it's amazing in coffee but other than some jams, and logs for the fire, I didn't see any supplies available on site. That said, there is a sainsbury supermarket a few miles away and some nice pubs for eating out. The Barge Inn served very good food and cider but filled up quickly.

I did try to hire a fire pit but couldn't find anyone to hire it from, we rang bells but eventually gave up on the idea. Shame.

We did give the swimming club site a go but the site felt very much in decline, as though someone loved it very much in the past but not today. Frames that used to be diving boards were still there but the boards had long gone. The water was refreshing and deep and it was a lot of fun but I would have loved to see it in its hey day.

Over all, the site is very good and had a nice relaxed family feel - no noisy groups, and everyone I spoke to was really nice.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: REDROB 3 reviews from this member

Just spent 11 unbelievable days at this gem of a site. Should have been 10 but we couldn't resist another night. After reading some of the reviews we were a bit apprehensive but all that went once we'de arrived and pitched. The owners were so polite and helpful, going about there business with a smile. The showers were the hottest we have come across and well worth the 50p. The Cream tea's in the Manor House are to die for. We used the site as a base for touring but on some days we were content just to sit outside the tent and watch the world go by, it was that pleasant.

We are not easily pleased but this site will be getting a re-visit next year.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Truediamond 60 reviews from this member

I can understand many of the previous comments on this Site.

On the positive side, it has plenty of space and, even though we understood that it was full when we stayed, all units were sited along the edges of the fields and there was plenty of space left inside the field. There is a lot of room for children to play safely, even if there isn't a for,

Formal playground. The site has a really relaxed feel for everyone and is ideal for a quiet break.

On the negative side, facilities are less than great:

Communal washing

2 showers @ 50p for 8 minutes

3 toilets which were often less than spotless due to the high traffic. This latter issue could be sorted easily. The others need investment which doesn't seem to have been evident in the recent past.

Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Oldgazza 25 reviews from this member

Stayed here for two nights. Found the site to be noisy from road, and we were in the rear field. Toilets and showers are adequate but basic. Untreated Jersey milk, excellent.

Grass 6 inches or more long, I thought everything was rather unkempt and could do with a bit more maintenance (tlc). Went to walk to pub up road from the castle but gave up as you take your life in your hands trying to walk anywhere alongside this road with traffic thundering by at high speed incessantly and blind bends everywhere with no footway. As we have a dog, walking was limited to alongside the river down through the rally field.

Recycling area, various bins piled in middle of rear field.

Totally unimpressed with what is on offer here, would not visit again, could be so much better with a little more effort. At 15 with EHU I suppose it is not bad value nowadays, but not for me.

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