Oxwick

UK England South West England Gloucestershire Wickwar

  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
Camping and glamping on an eco-friendly re-wilded farm on the southern side of the Cotswolds

With green hills, clear streams, cute villages and country pubs, the Cotswolds has a reputation for being rather lovely. So whether you’re looking for camping or glamping in the area, you’ll no doubt be after somewhere that lives up to that reputation. How about the camping and glamping at Oxwick?

Situated on a part re-wilded farm three miles from the market town of Chipping Sodbury, it’s certainly rather lovely. It has just five spacious camping pitches and five lotus belle tents a short walk away from Oxwick’s striking heritage farmhouse. It’s a relatively simple set-up with off-grid pitches, campfires allowed and a composting loo; all eco-friendly but not completely back to basics. There’s a biomass boiler for hot water and a wind turbine on site for power. Both supply The Quad — a communal, open-sided but undercover space for cooking, eating and generally hanging out. It’s mostly used by glampers, but the halogen hobs, fridges and wooden dining tables are open to all and make serving supper easy, whatever the weather.

With cooking facilities taken care of elsewhere, the pre-erected lotus belle tents are uncluttered and comfortable sleeping spaces, pitched in the wilder end of the camping field. Each is kitted out with beds, bedding and solar or battery-powered lighting inside, with seating and a fire pit outside for nights under the stars. Grass, which has been left to grow long, separates the bell tents and affords each glamping family, couple or group a little privacy. Camping pitches, meanwhile, are free-form and a short walk away in a mowed area of the field.

It’s a short walk back up the drive, which is lined with re-wilded meadows, and over the road to the 700-acre Lower Wood. It’s ancient woodland and grazing land owned by the Avon and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust; the perfect place for a walk. There are more of those all over the Cotswolds with its honey-stone villages. Lacock and Castle Combe are two of the best and a short drive away. This area has long been regarded as a place for quintessentially English countryside getaways but with a location on the southern side of the Cotswolds, it’s also close enough for day trips to Bath and Bristol. Both are just 30 minutes away, making Cotswold Meadow Camping not just rather lovely, but rather convenient too.

Details

Facilities

There's one composting toilet, a urinal and one shower in a purpose-built, timber clad little bathhouse. Outside, there's a washing-up sink too. There's also a communal undercover area, The Quad, in a listed farm building with kitchen facilities including halogen hobs, fridges, freezers, cooking equipment and seating. The site's lotus belle tents are set on decking and are fully-furnished with beds and bedding. Outside each one there's seating and a fire pit. Campfires are allowed and off-ground fire pits are available to hire for campers. Logs and charcoal are available to buy on site.

Suitable For

Campers, glampers and family groups – yes. Campervans, caravans, motorhomes, dogs – no.

Nearby

The site is just outside the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is a great place to discover on foot, by bike or on horseback. Just a couple of hundred yards from the site entrance is Lower Wood, a 700-acre ancient woodland. If you fancy a proper hike, you can make our way through it to get to The Cotswolds Way National Trail. The market town of Chipping Sodbury is just over three miles from site and has a wealth of cafes and independent businesses while, Yate, just next door, has a few more familiar chains and a cinema. Westonbirt Arboretum is about 10 miles from site and Lacock Abbey and the Fox Talbot Photography Museum (01249 730459) are 20 miles away. Bristol and Bath, and their many attractions, are both under 20 miles away and about a 30-minute drive from site. It’s about the same distance to The Wave, a man-made inland surfing lagoon (0333 0164133). If you’re at the campsite in May, you might like to know that the Badminton Horse Trials take place just under four miles away.

Food & Drink

The Buthay Inn (01454 299083) is just a mile away from site in Wickwar and serves food and drink most days. There are also lots of pubs, restaurants, and coffee shops in Chipping Sodbury. There is even a cocktail bar, Brook’s, which serves light bites and non-alcoholic drinks along with cocktails. Chipping Sodbury is also well-populated with independent butchers, bakers (the renowned Hobbs House Bakery) and greengrocers — and has a Waitrose too. There are more supermarkets in Yate.

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The Owner Says

Nestled in the natural landscape of a striking heritage farmhouse, just outside Chipping Sodbury on a remote site is our little glamping field and rustic events venue.   We put sustainability and the environment at the forefront of everything we do. 
Our wind turbine overlooks our 40 acre site, and along with the biomass boiler, it helps us to be a net-zero carbon site, powered solely by renewable energy. 
We have a small herd of rare breed Badger Faced sheep to do as much mowing as possible, who also produce a limited supply of our ethical lamb products.  We have set up a small ‘rewilding’ site, a 2 minute walk from the campsite where we are investigating ways to improve biodiversity.
This little bit of wilderness is within easy reach of national trails, heritage properties, and lively cities. 

Accommodation

Five lotus belle tents and five grass camping pitches.

Lotus Bell Tent 1

Grass pitch Sleeps 4 5 Available
5m Lotus Bell Tent, sleeps 4 on a double and a king/twin (please let us know in the notes how you would like this made up. Nestled at the bottom of a private lane, surrounded by rolling countryside. Fully equipped covered cooking area in a grade 2 listed farm building. Shared compost toilet and electric showers.

Grass Pitch for 1 Tent

Grass pitch Sleeps 4 5 Available
Spacious grass pitch for 1 tent only, sleeping a max of 4 people. Nestled in the countryside, situated close to our grade 2 listed, fully equipped cooking block. Shared compost toilet and electric showers.

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Extras

Location

Contact Oxwick, Oxwick, Wickwar Road, Bristol BS37 6PA

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Getting There

Leave the M4 at junction 18 for the A46, signposted for Bath/Stroud. After two miles, the road splits. Take the left fork onto the A432/Badminton Road, signposted for Yate. Continue for two miles to a large roundabout then take the last exit signposted to Wickwar. At the next roundabout take the third exit towards Wickwar. After another two miles, turn left down a dead-end road just beyond the 18 tonne weight limit sign.  Yate station is  four miles away, Bristol Parkway Railway Station is 10 miles away and has great connections to London – and elsewhere.  The no 84 bus runs regularly passes Oxwick. 

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