• Kate Keating

Cotswold Campsite Collection

Updated: Apr 12, 2021

We’re so excited to welcome you to the Cotswolds! Now you’ve booked Drover, it’s time to choose a campsite. We’ve put together this short edit of sites we think you’ll like, each offering good facilities and a great base to enjoy the area.

Cotswold Camping, Charlbury

On the edge of the beautiful market town of Charlbury, this spacious site offers stunning views of the Evenlode valley beyond. It’s just a mile from the amenities of the town, which include a small Co-op, fab deli/café and a selection of good pubs. Decent bathroom facilities, which can be block booked for families. Kitchen, with fridge/freezer facilities and microwave. Cute toy barn for kids.

Ye Olde Swan, Faringdon

A laid back, sociable kind of campsite that is perfect for a fun, if not necessarily peaceful, few days away. Set on an island, a few steps from the pub of the same name, along the Thames at Radcot Bridge – said to be the river’s oldest crossing. Small shop and simple showers (with just one washing-up stand), the site is simple over swanky. Kayaks and paddleboards available for hire from the jetty on site. Prosecco bar and pizza van for those who don’t want to eat at the pub.

Valley Farm Campsite, Farmoor

Small family-run campsite set in six acres of Oxfordshire countryside yet just four miles from Oxford city itself. With direct access to the Farmoor Reservoir, walking, wildlife, windsurfing and fishing fun all on the doorstep; while children will love saying hello to Valley’s resident donkeys Nelson and Wellington! Small shop a stroll across the field. Good selection of pubs within a mile radius. Recently refurb’d shower block.

Far Peak Campsite, Northleach

Camp mecca for adventurists, Far Peak has endless activities on site. A renowned centre for climbing in its own right, campers can sign up to scale ‘the tower’ or boulder across one of the indoor walls. Those lacking a head for heights can try archery, bush craft or nature trails. Onsite café and recently added pizza-bar make this a fab, fun find.

Cotswolds Camping at Holycombe

On the edge of the three shires of Warwickshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire in the heart of the Cotswolds, Holycombe is at the same time on the edge of everywhere and in the middle of nowhere. Adjacent to the beautiful Whichford Woods and set on the site of an old Norman castle, it’s like stepping into another world that’s so peaceful you’re advised against staying if you’ll find the sound of church bells disturbing! Popular pub the Knight and glorious Whichford Pottery’s The Straw Café both within walking distance.

Cotswold Farm Park, Guiting Power, nr Cheltenham

Lovers of the Beeb’s Countrfile will know that the Cotswold Farm Park is home to Adam Henson and his rare breeds. A super fun day out, families can get stuck in feeding the animals, riding the tractors, hanging out in the play barns and having a bounce on Adam’s brilliant ‘pillows’. A few years back, the farm added a lovely campsite to its repertoire. With access to the park included for campers, and in a great location for exploring the rest of the Cotswolds, this is a top pick.

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