The Real Campsite at Park Farm

UK England South East England Oxfordshire Faringdon

  • 10m + spacing between camping pitches
  • Staggered timeslots for showers
  • Distance markers for shower/toilets queues
  • Contactless check in
  • Daily deep cleaning of common areas
  • Individual toilets per camping pitch
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Good walks nearby
Private, spacious, back-to-basics boutique camping in Oxfordshire with big views (plus a private toilet beside each pitch)

After a number of years running one of England’s most highly rated glamping sites on the doorstep of the Cotswolds, Lindsay and Alan returned to their true roots and, in 2016, swapped safari tents for bring-your-own family tents and gave their new farm campsite a name to match. There are no more pre-pitched frills and gimmicky thrills on the farm these days, just classic, back-to-basics camping with stonking great vistas of the unfolding land beyond.

In fact, what they’ve really crafted at Park Farm 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 eight pitches and providing each spot with its own private ‘en-pitch’ toilet. Nevertheless, there’s still a genuine feel of wild and simple authenticity about it all, with campfires crackling late into the evenings and a dawn chorus softly whistling you awake in the morning.

The car-free camping meadow itself is set on a 370-acre arable farm, nestled just on the edge of the picturesque Thames Valley village of Littleworth. The land here has 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 both the farm and the campsite are a real labour of love. From their helpful, personal approach, you can see how proud Lindsay and Alan 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.

In recent the years the farm’s flock has diminished to just a handful of pet sheep and a small herd of dairy goats, plus a chicken coop where campers can collect eggs for their morning breakfast, fried over rekindled campfire flames. Peep from your tent at the right times, however, and you can also spy less expected critters – hares, buzzards, red kites or deer. Perhaps one of the finest features, however, ever present and ever changing through the year, is the campsite’s 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 drifting along in a punt.

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Each of the 8 pitches has a private toilet with wash basin and cold running water, a standpipe for drinking water, a campfire pit (wood available to purchase) and picnic bench. There are no electrical hook-ups and car parking is in the farmyard to keep the meadow safe and traffic-free. Wheelbarrows are provided to transport your luggage. There are five showers (including two larger , family-sized cubicles) in a block with underfloor heating, a hair dryer, shaving points and one further toilet. There's an undercover washing up area and lockers available to hire for valuables with a powerpoint for charging small devices (bring your own padlock). A small honesty shop sells essentials and fire wood, with free to use freezer for ice packs and a communal fridge.

Suitable For

Tents only, great for families and couples. Strictly no caravans, motorhomes, campervans, dogs. No Hen/Stag parties and large groups unless booking the entire site in advance only. No walk-ins - pre-book in advance only.


Viewing your surroundings is always a good way to start. Faringdon Folly Tower, a unique 100ft tower built by the eccentric Lord Berners in the 1930s, offers fantastic panoramas of the Thames Valley and, a mile or so further north, Radcot Bridge and Lock is a wonderful spot to stop for a picnic after. It's the oldest bridge across the Thames and was the scene of many battles, today, away from the lock itself, this area of the river is also particularly popular for wild swimming. To the south lies Uffington: home to the famous white horse; a hill figure carved into the chalk escarpment and thought to date back to 1000BC. For more farm fun, kids love Roves Farm (01793 763939) in nearby Sevenhampton, which has daily animal handling and feedings, as well as tractor rides and more. For something more exotic, spot rhinos, giraffes and zebras at Cotswold Wildlife Park (01993 823006), 25 minutes away.

Food & Drink

There's a wood-fired oven available to hire by the day, ideal for pizzas, baked potatoes or cooking joints of home grown Park Farm lamb (available to buy from the freezer in the honesty shop)! Tripods and cauldrons are also available to hire for campfire cooking. If you're venturing off-site, you don't need to stumble far – it's a 10 minute walk to The Snooty Mehmaan (01367 242260), a multi-award winning Indian restaurant, including 'Best Asian Restaurant in Oxfordshire'. For something more traditional, The Lamb at Buckland (01367 870484) – serving local brews and seasonal hearty pub fayre –  is a pleasant hour's stroll away (there's a bus that can drop you back). Faringdon town centre, meanwhile, is home to plenty of other eateries. A few doors down, the Faringdon Coffee House (01367 241574) has a handful of outdoor tables – grab a slice of cake and watch the world pass by. The Trout Inn (01367 870382) at Tadpole Bridge is a touch on the pricey side, but worth it for its location on the banks of the Thames with views across the Oxfordshire countryside.

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Family Friendly

Keeping to a tiny number of pitches has been a stroke of genius at Park Farm. There's so much space to play in and ample time to enjoy it. But between the North Downs and the Cotswolds, it's the landscape that does most of the hard work. The views are positively dreamy.

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The Real Campsite at Park Farm is proper, real tents only camping, how it should be​: a small site with large spacious pitches, stunning panoramic views, campfires, your own private toilet on your pitch and no cars on site making it safe for children (and adults!) to run around, play and explore.

This is real camping but it isn't pitching your tent in a crowded field, 6inches from your neighbours, tripping over guy ropes on the midnight toilet trek. This is 'boutique' but it isn't a yurt or log cabin, with electricity, hot tub, and a glamourous price tag to match.

Our eight individual designated pitches boast stunning views across our 380 acre working arable farm and on over the Thames Valley to the Cotswold hills in the distance. Relax, walk, build dens, spot wildlife, collect eggs from our chickens, make friends with the pet goats – you might never want to leave the farm! But if you do there is lots to see and do: we are close to the Cotswolds, the dreaming spires of Oxford and we are just a few minutes drive from some of the best wild swimming spots on the Thames.

Social Distancing Measures

Our priority is keeping our customers safe during the COVID 19 outbreak. Our private 'en-pitch' toilets and individual pitches put us in a unique position of easily being able to implement social distancing on our site. Once we re-open we implement a raft of procedures to further enable this included increased cleaning, contactless check-in, staggered shower block usage, and only taking wood sales through pre-orders.

​COVID19 Refund Guarantee - if we have to close the site by government order over your stay we will give you a full refund (minus any Cool Camping booking fees). This only applies if we are forced to close and not if you decide to cancel for any other reason.


8 large grass pitches, each suitable for up to 6 people and 3 tents (with 1 car parking space in the farmyard; extra cars bookable).

1. Oak End

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
The closest pitch to the farmyard, car park & showers etc. Each pitch has it's own private toilet shed with cold running water, campfire area, picnic bench and more than enough space to pitch a large family size tent. Includes 1 car and use of electric socket in locker in washing up area.

2. Hare's Hollow

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
The 2nd pitch along from the site entrance. Each pitch has it's own private toilet shed with sink and cold running water, campfire area, picnic bench and more than enough space to pitch a large family size tent. Includes 1 car.

3. The Pines

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
The 3rd pitch from the site entrance. Each pitch has it's own private toilet shed with sink and cold running water, campfire area, picnic bench and more than enough space to pitch a large family size tent. Includes 1 car. NB YOU ARE NOT BOOKING A BELL TENT JUST A GRASS PITCH FOR YOUR OWN TENT, THE PHOTO IS OF A GUEST'S TENT TO SHOW SIZE OF PITCH.

4. Brize View

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
The 4th pitch from the site entrance. Each pitch has it's own private toilet shed with sink and cold running water, campfire area, picnic bench and more than enough space to pitch a large family size tent. Includes 1 car.

5. Stumps

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
In the middle of the site, the 5th pitch from the site entrance. Each pitch has it's own private toilet shed with sink and cold running water, campfire area, picnic bench and more than enough space to pitch a large family size tent. Includes 1 car.

6. Badger's Holt

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
At the far end of the site, the 6th pitch from the site entrance, car park, farmyard etc. Each pitch has it's own private toilet shed with sink and cold running water, campfire area, picnic bench and more than enough space to pitch a large family size tent. Includes 1 car.

7. Ash End

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
At the very far end of the site, the second furthest pitch from the showers, car park etc. Each pitch has it's own private toilet shed with sink and cold running water, campfire area, picnic bench and more than enough space to pitch a large family size tent. Includes 1 car.

8. Hawthorns

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
At the very far end of the site, the furthest pitch from the showers, car park etc This is the most private pitch but its a little walk away. Each pitch has it's own private toilet shed with sink and cold running water, campfire area, picnic bench and more than enough space to pitch a large family size tent. Includes 1 car.

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Contact The Real Campsite at Park Farm, Park Farm, Littleworth, Faringdon, Oxon, Oxfordshire SN7 8ED

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Getting There

Full directions emailed after booking.

Nearest bus stop is 10mins walk, on the Oxford – Swindon 66 route running every 30mins or so.

Nearest train station – Oxford or Swindon (15miles from each).


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Rated ★★★★★ over 18 reviews


Amazing campsite and location!

It is an amazing campsite with an amazing view! The pitches are private and separated from each other. In terms of COVID, it was very well managed with no contact with anyone and hand sanitiser everywhere. We would definitely stay again!

The Great Escape

Although we only stayed for one night, I loved it. We are going back again for a two night stay. The views were lovely and separation from the other campers was perfect. I couldn't believe how quiet it was and having your own loo was a god send. It would be nice to park next to the tent but that fact that no cars are allowed near the camping area was perfect as our kids could play without the worry of any vehicles coming near them (plus the use of the wheelbarrows proved additional fun for the family). To sum it up, great time, great fun, relaxing break. - Highly recommend.

Great views from pitch 7!

We stayed in August for three nights. The walk from the car was a shock (thank goodness for sunshine, in pouring rain a decamp would be hideous) and we were glad we'd brought bikes for washing up runs etc but once set up the pitch was a treat. The view was to die for and the private loo was a stroke of genius. My only gripe would be a mirror in the loo. Contact lenses in the dark are a challenge enough, add in needing to use a phone screen and it's tricky. All in all a good spot to explore this bit of the country and the camping, whilst basic, was perfect for us. We didn't see the owners at any point. This could be a plus for you but for us was a bit strange. I like a face to my experience.
Sep 15, 2019 by Tori

Excellent campsite, simple and comfortable

We stayed here for 2 nights and the 3 of us would highly recommend the campsite, the village and the general area. Easy and clear on arrival and departure, very organised and efficient, clean, safe and quiet. Lovely views of the countryside, we had campfires both nights. The bathroom on our pitch was clean, as was the shower block. My only observation would be to not reply on taxis or Uber from this area - there were no Ubers and we had great difficulty in finding a taxi. Apart from this, I can highly recommend the campsite!
Aug 4, 2019 by Martyn Verified Review

Best camping site we’ve visited

We had the absolute pleasure of staying at park farm last week, beautiful views and friendly owners! The owners gave us a recommendation for rove farm and it was the most amazing little petting farm! We were allowed to help ourselves to the chickens eggs and make friends with the goats too! This was brilliant as we have a 4 year old! My daughter also helped the owner feed the chickens which she absolutely loved! We will most certainly be staying at this campsite again! We’ll be bringing our friends too! Really clean facilities and hot showers! They have a fridge and freezer which you can use for free! The honesty shop is a brilliant addition to the farm too!
May 4, 2019 by Kelsey Coogan

Best campsite ever (Ssshhh!)

We stayed at Park Farm over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Having a toilet and fresh water tap on your pitch is a huge luxury. It’s also very refreshing (literally!) to be able to use their fridge and freezer facilities for free. Each morning we enjoyed a wander around the rapeseed, wheat, woodlands and sheep. One morning my children had a lovely chat with the Farmers Wife who was tending to the chickens. They very excitedly collected fresh eggs on several occasions, which we quickly cooked and enjoyed. We had a truly rural experience. Park Farm is an amazing campsite, and I’m super reluctant to leave a review on here because I want to keep this place a secret!!
May 14, 2018 by Mrs I

Take your breath away campsite

Visited Aug 2017, wet start but got a lot better. As this is a working farm be aware that you are left to your own devices. This is a little gem of a campsite, all the pitches have spectacular views over the valley. Each pitch has a wood chip all weather pitching area and a very sweet toilet shed, with a real toilet and basin inside. Behind the shed is a tap for water. The Honesty shop is a little room stocked with all sorts of things. Lindsay and her family couldn't have been more helpful or friendly, as they are also a farming family trying to raise crops and sheep. Sitting by the fire looking over the valley as the sun sets recharged our batteries. Lindsay and Alan have made a great campsite, our twins ran around and had great fun looking for eggs. Sad to say that as the word spreads about this gem it will only get harder to book a space. Fantastic place! Thank you!
Aug 25, 2017 by OldSoldier63

A truly idyllic campsite

We went for a mini-adventure as we only live 20 minutes drive from Park Farm but we were certainly transported to another world! What a lovely campsite - not much to add to the description and the other reviews, other than to say that words alone can't illustrate how special this campsite is and how friendly and welcoming Lindsay and Alan were. The views across the Thames Valley from each pitch are really amazing, especially watching the weather flow across the landscape, while sitting by a campfire, while the sheer luxury of having your own toilet shed is indescribable! The little animal paddock was a great hit with our kids, who raced off each morning to check for newly laid eggs, and to feed clover to the two friendly goats and a ewe. We also did an easy walk through the fields to Faringdon and the Folly, visited a cafe and a very popular butchers for some supplies. On the way back we can across a field edge that was full of fossils in the plough rubble (corals and shells!). We also did a wet-felting workshop with Lindsay that was brilliant fun and we made some mementos of our time at this wonderful campsite. Only downside is that it gets booked up very quickly but we are aiming to go back in September!
May 1, 2017 by markhylton

Perfect Escape

Visited The Real Campsite at Park Farm at the beginning of October 2016. I'm slightly begrudged to leave a review as I'd love to keep this little gem a secret, but all the best things need to be shared! Location - 5/5 - Close enough to main roads that it's easy to get to by car. It's always a bonus when you don't have to trek down miles of dark, narrow & muddy lanes. There is a nice peaceful walk along public footpaths into Farringdon which is has a couple of nice pubs and coffee shops. Facilities - 5/5 - Shower room is very well appointed (heated floor was a treat in October!) and kept very clean. Cleaning room has a box for each pitch and our pre-ordered wood/food etc. was ready for us upon arrival. The little shop (honesty box) is useful for a few last minute items, and there's also a fridge and a freezer in there with separate spaces for each pitch. Pitches - 5/5 - There are only 8 pitches on the site so I imagine you'd need to book early in the summer months to guarantee a space. Pitches are large and could sensibly take 2/3 tents. The tent area is all covered in woodchip and has a membrane beneath which helps with securing pegs and having a nice flat pitch. There was a small firepit and a large picnic table on our pitch and also plenty of grass around and a row of bushes between the adjacent spaces. The view to the front of all the pitches is a beautiful landscape of farmers fields and towards RAF Brize Norton in the distance for any plane spotters. The toilet on-pitch is very useful! and was very clean with running water (watch out for spiders in the dark though haha). We picked fresh eggs from the coup on the Saturday morning and there was plenty to go between the site and they were lovely once we'd fried them up. Car parking is about 150-250 yards away depending which pitch you're on and wheelbarrows are provided so no issues there. Overall, I love the idea of only having 8 pitches on the whole campsite and you obviously pay a little extra for this, but it is more than worth it. I can wholeheartedly recommend this campsite and am looking forward to visiting again soon.
Apr 11, 2017 by MikeyB

Can't beat it

We had an amazing week at Park Farm with 4 adults and 2 children on one pitch but there was still lots of space. The view is breath taking and we were treated to a gorgeous sunset every night. It was lambing season as well so this made our stay even more special. Each pitch, the shower block and the honesty shop are all really well maintained and the hosts couldn't be more friendly. We certainly wouldn't hesitate to go back here again.
Apr 7, 2017 by Karen

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!
Sep 27, 2016 by Aaron Verified Review

Probably camping at its best!

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..
Aug 31, 2016 by Susan

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.
Aug 25, 2016 by Louisa


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.
Aug 21, 2016 by CamperClue

back to basics

we loved our short stay at Park Farm. It really is the real campsite! 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

May 30, 2016 by Lucie

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

May 16, 2016 by Ross

Thank you for a wonderful weekend

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! 

May 15, 2016 by KimMc


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 😊

Apr 24, 2016 by gemma146

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