Cricket Field Campsite

UK England South West England Gloucestershire Stow-on-the-Wold

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Staggered showering times
  • Distance markers in shared facilities
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
A pop-up riverside campsite in a classic Cotswold setting, 15 minutes' walk from the nearest pub

You don’t have to play cricket at this campsite. But it’s flat enough, it’s spacious enough and it’s green and pastoral enough that it somehow feels like an appropriate name; as English as Test Match Special and cucumber sandwiches in Hovis bread. The River Windrush forms the boundary, snaking along the eastern side, while the quiet road you enter and leave by, hidden behind a high hedgeline, borders the west. The only problem for cricketers is the grass, left wild and long in many places to maintain habitats for the bugs and birds. That and the tents, of course. You don’t usually see those on a cricket pitch.

Opened for the first time in 2021, Cricket Field Camping is a back-to-basics pop-up campsite with portable-style toilets, a few hot showers and drinking water taps. By and large it's the space and scenic Cotswold setting of the place that really makes it stand out. The camping meadow is blissfully quiet, with the little village of Temple Guiting 10 minutes’ walk north and the homely stone pub in Kineton 15 minute’s stroll to the south. The rest of the countryside is parcelled up into rolling fields and pockets of woodland, with the long-distance Diamond Way passing a few hundred yards away and the tower of a Norman church visible across the meadows.

Unsurprisingly, then, the campsite is a boon for walkers and those who can do without electricity and fancy facilities, but it’s a real hit with families too, thanks to its proximity to Cotswold Farm Park (two miles) and also the fact it allows campfires, which give the place that essential camping ambience. The river, too, makes the campsite a pleasant place to generally picnic, spend time and watch for wildlife and, though it’s too silty for safe swimming or paddling around, it makes a pleasing presence as you follow its banks on local footpaths, including the mile-and-a-half route to Ford, where a 16th-century courthouse (with dungeons) is now a characterful village pub with a wooden fort for children in the garden and inglenook fireplaces inside.

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Book with complete confidence at Cricket Field Campsite with the Cool Camping Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance not due until 30 days before your holiday, in case of late changes to Coronavirus guidance
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • In the event of a lack of 2021 availability, switch your dates to 2022
  • Due to low deposit and late balance payment, no refunds are offered

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Details

Facilities

This is a pop-up summer campsite so facilities are simple but efficient, with four portable-style toilet, two hot showers, plus sanitising stations and sinks for water and hand-washing. Campfires are permitted in the designated areas on each pit and a limited number of firepits are available to hire. There is no electricity.

Suitable For

Couples, families, tents, campervans, dogs (on leads) – yes. Caravans – by request (in order to check ground conditions).

Nearby

This is typical Cotswolds country – think rolling hills, sheep-dotted fields, woods and plenty of footpaths. It's a few hundred yards to the Diamond Way, which runs past Temple Guiding church, through the village and along the riverside, north, to Ford, where there's a decent pub (The Plough Inn; 01386 584215). In Ford, the Diamond Way also intercepts the Gloucestershire Way, heading east towards Stow-on-the-Wold, one of the most popular towns in the Cotswolds and seven miles by car from the campsite. The most notable attraction nearby is undoubtedly Cotswold Farm Park (01451 850307; two miles), where children can get hands on with the farm animals, but it's also five miles to Sudeley Castle (01242 604244), six miles to the English Heritage-owned ruins of Hailes Abbey (01242 602398) and five to quirky Snowshill Manor and Gardens (01386 852410), best known for its 20th-century owner, Charles Paget Wade, who amassed an enormous collection of eccentric objects that interested him and built a model harbour village around the garden pond.

Food & Drink

There's no pub in Temple Guiting but there is a nice tea rooms (The Pantry; 01451 850577; booking advised) for fancy lunches and afternoon teas. The nearest pub is The Halfway House (01451 850344), three quarters of a mile away in Kineton, which has a lovely garden on sunny days, while it's a longer walk to Guiting Power (three miles) where there are two further pubs, a playground and a well-stocked Post Office shop.

Open

July–September.

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The Owner Says

The site is set in the most tranquil and beautiful locations described in the 18th century by one writer as being as near to Elyisum as could be, the Windrush undulates through the private estate's 80 acres and flows through the fileds and parkland which can be seen from the campsite, with views to the church and the river the landscaped gardens can also be glimpsed from the site. The site is set on a working farm, so you are at one with nature.  It is picturesque and peaceful with no light pollution.

Social Distancing Measures

As it is a large field we feel we can give you room to be away from other campers of up to 10 meters, we will clean the facilities twice a day and provide hand sanitiser for the use of guests and give a staggered shower time for the guests on site, we provide a non toxic anti-bac spray at all facilities for extra comfort of campers.
  • Masks must be worn in the toilet facilities.
  • No bookings of more than 2 families/bubbles..
  • Only 6 from same bubble in booking
  • Hand Sanitiser at all public shared facilities
  • Facilities cleaned twice daily
  • Family shower/bubble shower times
  • Mens and Womens designated loos
  • Large site for socially distanced pitches

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Pitches

Around 30 individual camping pitches, with a pre-pitched bell tent also available to hire.

Wild Meadow Pitches

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 29 Available
Grass pitches

The Nights Templar

Bell tent Sleeps 4
Our only glamping pitch

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Location

Contact Cricket Field Campsite, Temple Guiting Road, Temple Guiting, Kineton, Gloucestershire GL54 5RW

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Getting There

The village of Temple Guiting is signposted from the B4077. Go through the village and the campsite is on the road towards Kineton about a quarter of a mile beyond Temple Guiting on the left hand side. It is the second gate, three fields along from the church; drive slowly as it's quiet well tucked amongst the hedge. If coming north from Kineton, it is just before you arrive in Temple Guiting on your right. If you're using SatNav, the nearest postcode to the camping meadow is the local school in Temple Guiting: GL54 5RW.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 7 reviews

★★★★★

Loved the glamping!

We had the loveliest stay in the glamping tent this weekend. It was spacious and super comfy for our family of two adults, two teenagers and a bouncy Labrador. We strolled to The Pantry for delicious coffee and cake and The Halfway House for fish and chips. William and Amber could not have been more helpful or welcoming. Thank you for having us, we will be back!
★☆☆☆☆

Sloping grazing field in quiet location

The field is covered in sheep poo but the landowner and son kindly raked an patch for pitching. The showers are literally a cubicle so no where to put your clothes or towel. I threw mine outside as it wasn’t raining and no one was about. Each shower need a bit built on for changing and some hooks.. There are 2 sinks installed on 3 paving stones but the user has to stand on the mud pile created from installation. Pavings stones in front of the sinks would help. Loos are hired and were fine but will need to be cleaned regularly because of mud at sink and poo in field. I had left by 10am and I expect they were cleaned later. The landowner and son were very apologetic about the poo and accepted that they were on a learning curve. £30 per pitch is ok is you are a group of 4-6, for one person it was expensive compared to facilities provided by 3 other sites that I stayed at in the Cotswolds this week.
Jul 31, 2021 by Hilary Verified Review
★★★★★

Beautiful campsite

A wonderful campsite in a perfect spot in the Cotswolds. We stayed very early in their season and the owners were incredibly friendly and helpful. Will definitely return later in the summer - highly recommended!
Jul 30, 2021 by RosieM
★★★★★

Perfect!

A wonderful, traditional campsite in tranquil settings. Just perfect! The surrounding countryside is beautiful and plenty of local walks at your doorstep! The owners were very helpful and accommodating as we arrived later than expected. We were also greeted each morning to ensure everything was okay and if we needed any support/advise. The toilet facilities and showers were very clean. A must return! Thank you.
Jul 27, 2021 by Paloma Venn Verified Review
★★★★★

Wonderful spot, lovely people

Amazing campsite, I would recommend to book early, it's rare to find such a beautiful area to camp in a stunning location. The owners are lovely and very helpful. Lots of great walks near by in what is one of the most unspoilt rural parts of England. Ten out of ten.
Jul 24, 2021 by Matt Stanwix
★★★★★

If you want to chill out, this is perfect

Tucked away behind some trees, this campsite is an oasis of calm and tranquility. Stunning setting, huge pitches, close to the pub or a tea room, campfires allowed, perfect for the real camping experience. Was made to feel very welcome and had everything we needed. Will be back ☺️
Jul 24, 2021 by Nancy Hooper Verified Review
★★★★★

Blissful

Our stay at Cricket Field Campsite was completely amazing in every way. The setting was utterly breathtaking, the hosts were exceptional in every way… kind, helpful and hugely accommodating. It felt like the most wonderful and luxurious home from home in completely enchanting sourroundings. We can’t wait to return!
Jul 19, 2021 by Flora Fairbairn

Why book with Cool Camping?

  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

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