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UK England South East England Oxfordshire Faringdon The Real Campsite at Park Farm

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
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.

The Owner Says

The Viner family have been farming at Park Farm for over 100 years, true to our traditions we are still a working farm, these days we farm our 380 acres with crops and some goats for milking. We think Park Farm is a very special place and we'd love to share it with you.

The campsite is set at the top of our rolling meadows and each pitch has views stretching for miles across the farm and the valley beyond over to the Cotswold hills in the distance. After five years running a 'glamping' site we have tried to create what we think is the perfect campsite – somewhere we would like to stay ourselves – with 'proper' camping but with a few added luxuries to make it extra special.

When you arrive you can park in our clearly signed car parking area and collect a wheel barrow to transport your luggage down to your pitch - don't worry it's not far only about 400yds to the furthest end of the site – and it's well worth it to have a vehicle free, peaceful and safe area!

We are a busy working farm so there might not be anyone around to see you in but there is a board near the carpark showing which pitch you are booked into and everything is clearly signed so you won't get lost.

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.

Campfires are positively encouraged and you can pre-order campfire wood whilst booking your pitch, but please do not fell any wood (see site rules). You are more than welcome to bring your own BBQ but please make sure it is raised off the ground.

Near the pitches there is an animal paddock and chicken coop, with our pet goats, sheep and chickens. The goats are super cheeky and love attention and making friends with our guests! You can collect eggs from the coop, if the chickens are obliging but these are first come first served!

In the farmyard we have free hot showers, washing up facilities and a small Honesty Shop selling a few essentials. Each pitch has it's own 'Honesty Jar' for the shop and campfire wood so please make sure you bring enough change! In the washing up area each pitch has its own locker with an electrical socket for charging small electrical items.

During your stay you are free to wander across our fields and meadows and explore the farm - just remember to shut the gates so the sheep don't escape!

About The Real Campsite at Park Farm

Suitable For

Tents – yes. Caravans, campervans, dogs – no. Large groups are not permitted unless hiring the entire site.

Nearby

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. The dreamy spires of Oxford are also an easy 30-minute drive. Spend a day exploring its 38 colleges, pop into the various museums and visit the labyrinth of boutique shops in the covered market. And, if the weather's good, indulge in a spot of punting (01865 515978).

Food & Drink

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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Rated ★★★★★ over 30 reviews

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Friendly, Covid-safe, no frills camping

We stayed in the second (enormous) pop-up meadow in August, and couldn't have been happier. Although it was no-frills, having our own numbered portable toilet made it feel quite luxurious! The owners were taking Covid precautions very seriously - there was so much space to distance from neighbouring tents, toilet was spotless, and hand sanitiser was positioned at the stand pipe. Alan was very welcoming, and we'll definitely be back. Oh, and do stop at their shop and pick up some goat soap, it's lovely!
★★★★★

Safe and comfortable camping

The owners went out of their way to ensure a safe and clean camping experience, with hand sanitiser on the water station, plenty of space between pitches and each group having their own portaloo. It was a safe and comfortable camping experience. The site is conveniently located for accessing many of the highlights of the Cotswolds.
Aug 25, 2020 by Beth
★★★★★

Lovely and spacious

We stayed at the pop up meadow for 3 nights. We were assigned to the second field but we could pitch anywhere in that field. It was massive. I think the nearest tent was >20 meters away! We had our own designated porta-loo which was great, especially in times like these. There was a cold water tap but nothing else. Loads of space for the kids to run around. There was lots to do in the surrounding area to keep the kids entertained. The owners were very friendly. We all had a lovely time. We would definitely go back if they do the pop up meadow again.
★★★★★

Excellent experience

I chose the pop up site thanks to other reviews and because of the cleaniness. The site was amazing! lot of space, and dedicated loos (sparkling clean). We had access to water. The staff is very friendly and reactive when needed to make it a great experience. It was the first camping experience for my kids 6 and 8 and they really enjoyed it. Will definitely recommend and come back again !
Aug 24, 2020 by Reda Tidjani Verified Review
★★★★★

Incredibly peaceful- even in August!

Absolutely perfect if you want lots of space, and peace and quiet (and if you don't mind the lack of facilities! Although you get a "private" portaloo per group, and a drinking water tap). Stayed 4 nights at the "pop up meadow" in mid-August (2 adults and 2 kids, age 5 and 6). It was a proper get-away- on a massive farm and felt really out of the way. We pitched at the top end of the camping meadow (where it was described as "undulating"), but found a flat enough space for our family tent (not perfectly flat but pretty good, and the long grass made it even more comfy!). Got an amazing view of the sunset (when the weather allowed!). Quite wet to walk around since the grass was so long. Loads of space between pitches, and although it was almost full at the weekend (19/20 pitches occupied on sat night), still felt spacious. During the week there were between 1 and 4 other groups only (really far apart- could imagine you were on your own!). Lovely to be able to visit the horses in the field behind us, and when we explored the other fields we found copious amounts of blackberries and sloes and spotted some deer! Nearby walks include a really beautiful nature reserve on the thames, plus it is close to the White Horse (more obvious- so pretty busy near the car park, but easy to get away from people if you walk a little way).
Aug 20, 2020 by LAura Shapiro
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Location

The Real Campsite at Park Farm is located at 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).