The Real Campsite at Park Farm

Park Farm, Littleworth, Faringdon, Oxon SN7 8ED
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Private toilets and a personal feel but still effortlessly simple, back-to-basics camping. Oh, and the views are fantastic.

After a number of years running one of England’s most highly rated glamping sites, Park Farm, on the doorstep of the Cotswolds, has returned to its real camping roots and given the site a name to match. There are no more frills and gimmicky thrills on the farm these days, just simple, back-to-basics camping with stonking great vistas of the unfolding land beyond.

In fact, what they’ve really crafted is a site that brings out the best of both worlds. A campsite it may be, but they’ve still taken a very boutiquey, individual approach to its creation, restricting the numbers to just seven pitches and providing each spot with its own private toilet. Nevertheless, there’s still a genuine feel of wild and simple authenticity about it all, with campfires crackling late into the evenings and the bleating of young lambs waking you softly in the morning.

The meadow itself is set on a 370-acre mixed arable and sheep farm, nestled just on the edge of the picturesque village of Littleworth. Today it is run by Lindsay and Alan, but it's been farmed by Lindsay's folks for four generations and there's a warm, beaming enthusiasm radiating from the whole family. It's clear that Park Farm is a labour of love. From their helpful, personal approach, you can see how proud they are to keep the family tradition alive, and the extra activities, such as Lindsay's felt-making workshop, are a great way to bring visiting families together.

The land is home to 400 ewes, and if you visit in April or early May, you might be lucky enough to see the newborns taking their first wobbly steps. There are also two mischievous pygmy goats, and a chicken coop where campers can collect eggs for their morning breakfast, fried over rekindled flames. Peep from your tent at the right times and you can also spy less pre-determined critters – hares, buzzards, red kites or deer.

Perhaps one of the finest features, however, ever present and ever changing through the year, is the view. Each pitch boasts a spectacular vista stretching out from the Upper Thames Valley to the Cotswolds beyond. After enough time spent ogling, it eventually draws you out, either on foot or in the car. Head towards the historic market town of Faringdon or the Thames-at-Radcot, both within a leisurely half-day stroll. Alternatively, take to your wheels and wind your way to Oxford for days spent lounging in the sun as you drift along in a punt.

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★★★★★

Camping tranquillity

We visited in August whilst they were baling and transporting the hay a couple of field away, which was great to watch whilst sat down by the firepit with a nice cold drink. The pitch was excellently maintained and HUGE allowing you loads of room to relax, cook on the open fire or play games without intruding on anybody else and separated from the next pitch by a line of bushes allowing privacy. On each pitch there is a large woodchip area which allows loads of space for large tents, a firepit, picnic bench, standpipe and a shed enclosing a plumbed flushing toilet and sink which are perfectly clean. In the honesty shop there’s half a shelf allocated in the fridge for each pitch, a freezer to help refreeze any ice blocks and the ability to buy frozen meat and other basic supplies of things you may have forgotten (No bread but we were cooking our own over the fire). The shower area was great and clean with hot water throughout the day. We received an email from Lindsay & Alan a week before our visit which has loads of useful information on the area including walks and trips out but we decided just to stay on the farm with a few walks around the fields and collecting a couple of eggs from the hens in the morning. Two great additional options that we included were the locker with an electrical socket and a ‘late checkout’ on Sundays which meant that it feels like you are adding an extra day to your holiday as was no rush for us to pack up on the final morning and it allowed time to add in a nice relaxing walk and lunch before leaving. Such a great site that we will be going back twice next year PS – For the kids a new Pokemon would appear on the pitch hourly!
We had 8 days of luxury,simple camping! Hugh pitch with toilet shed (genius!) campfire circle (yay!) and beautiful views. We watched the harvest, the sheep, the sunsets, the planes. The showers are lovely and the fridge & freezer makes the simple camping very easy. The information provided by the lovely owners was great and we used it to go walking and cycling. Had great fun wild swimming too! The site is friendly, private and peaceful. Lindsey and Alan deserve success with this venture..

★★★★★

Perfect camp site

I love this campsite. It has everything you need and nothing more. It is stylishly created, you are left to your own devices and you want for nothing. It was clean, well organised and has fabulous views over Brize Norton. We went with our 1 and 3 year old and the loved it. The nearby town of Faringdon has a fantastic butchers, a great Lebanese cafe and a good farmers market. We also visited Buscot Park (NT) which has wonderful gardens for the kids to rush about in.

★★★★★

Excellent

This is a super site. It's a great mix of the comfortable ("en suite" sheds, great hot showers) and the basic (just a few pitches, no cars, great views over the countryside, fire pits). The pitches are huge, good privacy from your neighbours and a very friendly set up as shown by the honesty box shop. Do book the breakfast pack, it's well worth it. We'd definitely go again.

★★★★★

back to basics

we loved our short stay at Park Farm. It really is the real campsite! Its.so very rural and we felt we we had gone overboard with all our everyday accessories. We loved the peacefulness of the farm life and the friendly chickens who made yummy eggs for breakfast. How nice to do a whole lot of nothing for a weekend. The owners were super lovely. We've booked again with lots of friends .....cant wait. Xx

★★★★☆

Gorgeous site

Just back from a weekend at Park Farm and it was truly fabulous. Some real care and thought has gone into the setup from the individual lavs, the bark chip pitch, the picnic bench and the animal pen with access to the freshest of eggs. Beautiful view and a real farm feeling even while having a bit of a luxury element. We spent a fair bit of time wildlife spotting and the kids loved it. Really god site and we'll definitely be back.

My only quibble would be the wheelbarrow trips to get all our stuff down to the pitch though I appreciate having it car free is beneficial too. W

Just got home after a lovely weekend at Park Farm. We had three pitches for a group of friends to celebrate our 4 year old's birthday (about 15 of us altogether, adults and under 5's). The site was a treat. The pitches are huge, the view is gorgeous and each pitch has its own (pristine) toilet shed. There is a also flat woodchip bit on each pitch, which the owner explained, is so that, if it rains, you don't get boggy mud right outside the tent and walked inside. It was easy to pitch on but we didn't have any rain so we didn't really give it a good test run!

The kids loved the farm. We spent ages with the animals. This morning we've been collecting the eggs from the chickens. The adults loved the campfire and we can recommend the tripod and cookpot. The little honesty shop is pretty well stocked and the showers were clean and hot.

The owners were very accommodating, even though we were probably a bit demanding because we had a big group to organise. They even cleared out the felt making barn to use for our birthday tea if it had rained.

Thank you very much for a lovely stay! 

★★★★★

Amazing

We have just come back from a weekend at a park farm and our visit was amazing.  We happened to be the 1st guests to this site and I must say Lindsay and Alan have done a great job.  Having a toilet shed with the addition of an outside tap on each pitch was a great touch and having a shower block with ample cubical space and under floor heating was so nice.  Each pitch has plenty of space and is nice and private so you not literally on top of your neighbour, they have provided each pitch with a picnic bench and a space for a campfire.

They have a lovely honesty shop which also has a fridge with a space allocated in it for each pitch along with a freezer to store ice packs.  Also in the pot wash room there is a good size locker for each pitch which has an electric plug socket to enable you to charge a phone if needed (dont forget a padlock)

 The views are outstanding and although we had planned to do a walk and visit the area it was so nice just to take time out and totally chill.

Lindsay, Alan and all the animals made us feel do welcome, can't wait to go back!

Hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did 😊


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