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Visitor Reviews - Thistledown

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Tinkley Lane
Gloucestershire   (Browse area)
GL10 3UH   See Map
Tel: 01453 860420
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Pitches: 80
Open: Late March - October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 44 Reviews
                9/10 from 44 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <10 miles   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   Outdoor Pool <5 miles 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   Tennis <1 mile 
 Beach   Watersports <10 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 

Reviews:  44 in total, now showing 7 to 12                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Pudsey28 1 review from this member

Very nice site. We were staying in the 2nd Pasture at the very bottom, so it was a bit of a struggle taking the gear down from the carpark in the supplied wheelbarrows.

The firepit & bench were very welcome, & there was plenty of room between the pitches.

Showers were hot, but there could be a quite a queue at popular times, & it was not practical to try to shower at night because there is no lighting. I know this is a 'back to nature' site, but the addition of a few lights would not spoil this ethos too much!

All in all we had a good experience & may well return.

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lucie Robinson 1 review from this member

Fabulous campsite. Clean, well looked after, environmentally friendly facilities. Owners and staff were friendly & helpful. Well stocked shop - great selection of beers & ciders, meats, eggs etc locally produced. Loved the walk from the campsite to the nearby National Trust property & a pub in walking distance serving decent food, a bonus. We had our section of the Pasture 3, all to ourselves as the weekend we were there was particularly quiet. Great to have a picnic table and wooden bench next to the fire pit. The site has been in continuous (?) occupation for a long time, would have loved to have learned more about that.

It is more expensive than other sites I have stayed in, but it seems the owners are investing a lot in the environmental side and good management and upkeep and as a large site, this must come at a cost. Thanks to the owners for this great place, would definitely recommend.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Fiwhit 5 reviews from this member

Just had an excellent visit to Thistledown with friends and pleasantly surprised at how spacious the site was and how much room each group was allocated. We were told that the site was full but we must have had between 7 - 10 metres between tents, plenty of other sites would cram in at least another 4 tents in our space, so it was a real treat. Composting toilets were clean and serviced regularly and the showers were strong and hot with enough space to change and dry. Only minor gripe would be queuing for the showers with the toilet queue. The kids loved the Roman spring and pond with plenty of space to run around and trees to climb. Nice walk to local National Trust property, very scenic. Shop on site sold a good variety of very nice foods and beer. Unfortunately not enough time to appreciate the site fully due to major traffic hold up on day of arrival and the tail end of Hurricane Bertha on Sat night Sunday morning! We will definitely return, a real gem.

Date of Visit: March 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Si26 2 reviews from this member

We visited this camp site earlier in the year. Upon arrival we received a warm welcome with a detailed and informative explanation of the wonderful site and surrounding attractions. The family owners were very pleasant and helpful.

The site was very clean, well kept and the grass was freshly mown. The site is deceptively large. We stayed in the orchard area and found the fire pits that were in the ground very convenient. The owners came by daily to see if we needed wood for the fire and we found the toilet facilities very clean and convenient. These comprised of ports-loos for our area and in the other fields there were wooden buildings with wash facilities and toilets.

We felt the costs were very reasonable and the whole site had a serene, comfortable and welcoming feeling.

The surrounding area had a pub, restaurant, historical landmark attractions and places of natural beauty. We would recommend this site and plan to return in the future.

Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Marsonpee 2 reviews from this member

The good:

*Very friendly staff, felt very welcome and well informed about the site, rules and facilities.

*Plenty of space on the site to pitch with a large number of fire pits.

*Barrows provided to help move kit from car to pitch.

*Great views from site, and easy access to the breathtaking Worchester Park in the valley below.

The bad:

*None of the site or Toilet/showers/washing up areas are lit at night. Having a shower, washing up and visiting the toilet isn't great when done by head torch. Especially when we had to visit the other end of the site to the other showers as the ones on our field weren't working.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Siriol 2 reviews from this member

This is a fantastic campsite in a beautiful unspoilt area. We really loved the whole ethos of this site and it is particularly good for children as there are literally acres of fields and woods for them to explore. We couldn't believe the campsite was fully booked as we had so much room but the owner makes sure that he doesn't overcrowd it under any circumstances! ( So nice to see in this day and age when profit usually comes first)He was extremely helpful as were all his staff. We camped with 2 groups of friends in The Elderflower Orchard as we had a small camper van and this is the area they are allowed.

If you just have a tent though you can camp down on the pasture areas although you can't take your car down (but they have wheelbarrows and quad bikes with trailers to get your gear up and down to these) and that's what makes it so safe and idyllic for children. We chose this campsite because it allows real campfires - you're allowed to bring your own wood but they also sell firewood too.

Down on the pastures are composting loos (v clean indeed) and lovely hot showers and washing areas. The Elderflower Orchard doesn't have these (has a couple of festival style toilets) but you can walk to use the facilities in the pastures. That would be my only tiny constructive criticism - that it would have been good to have the same set up in the Orchard ( I think they are hoping to do this in the future).

There is a small shop selling organic local produce and essentials. (I suspect it's quite a way to supermarket so stock up before you come and you can top up milk etc from shop. )There are lovely pubs and walks everywhere around here - it was an area we didn't know and was a revelation! Beautiful! The kids particularly loved a long barrow near to the site wher you can actually go underground! It's called Hetty Peggler's Tump locally! Also from the view point nearby you can see the mighty Severn River spreading across the plain below!

A fantastic weekend at a truly lovely site. The owners should be truly proud that they have created such a wonderful place where camping is exactly as it's meant to be!

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