Farley Camping

UK England South West England Wiltshire Salisbury

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
Idyllic summer camping on a Wiltshire farm with weekend barbecues, close to the Test Valley, New Forest and Stonehenge

The dream is to finish work on a Friday, whizz down the motorway to an idyllic rural campsite and be barbecuing dinner with a beer in hand by 7.30pm. The reality is often a little different. But rather than giving up on your wholesome dreams and buying dinner for the kids at a service station, why not book your spot at Farley Camping? It’s less than two hours out of London, close to the Test Valley, the New Forest and Stonehenge – and your campsite hosts are in charge of the barbecue.

Farley Camping is based on Parsonage Farm on the Wiltshire-Hampshire border where the Parsons family have been farming since the 14th-century. It’s home to The Traditional Meat Company, through which the latest generation of Parsons sell the farm’s well-reared wares – but not before a campsite’s worth of gourmet burgers and delicious pork sausages have been carefully put to one side. The family have set aside one huge 12-acre field for summer campers. It's tents and small campervans only and, as if manning the barbecue wasn’t enough, they’ll pitch a tent for you too if you like. Their five bell tents are pre-erected and kitted out with beds so all you need to do is arrive and throw the bedding in before tucking in to one of their juicy burgers.

Apart from the helping hand with provided tents and dinner (if you want it), life on site is all about getting back to basics and surrounding yourself in nature. Cows graze in the fields around you and there’s a woodland to explore on one side of the field. Facilities are temporary and simple; there are chemical toilets dotted about and a trailer of hot water showers. There’s a “free-form” pitching policy which works well when there’s oh-so-much-space. It’s a family atmosphere and it’s especially good for groups who want to camp together. With just 40 pitches in the vast tree-lined field, each has a massive third of an acre so come with friends and you literally have acres of space to yourselves. Campfires are welcome, well-behaved dogs are allowed and it’s generally a relaxed atmosphere.

There are two pubs within walking distance, even for little legs, both within a mile of site and accessed on routes that don’t touch roads. Choose the Hook and Glove if you want to play petanque or The Silver Plough for a game of skittles. It’s about all that’s needed for a weekend away but this idyllic taste of country life is also incredibly well-located so you might want to stay a while longer. The Test Valley, the edge of the New Forest and historic Salisbury are within a few miles of the farm. Stonehenge is just 20 minutes’ drive away and the south coast a little bit further.

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Facilities

There is a four-bay shower trailer and portable-style chemical toilets are dotted around the site. Campfires and BBQ are allowed (above ground only) and firepits can be hired on site for £10 per stay.

Suitable For

Campers, couples, families, groups, small campervans, well-behaved dogs – yes. Motorhomes, caravans, large noisy groups, stag and hen dos – no.

Nearby

There are plenty of walking opportunities, with two pubs within a mile's walk from site, both reached via local footpaths. The more adventurous can even walk the Clardendon Way, which starts from the next field and will take you all the way into Salisbury (five miles away). It's worth mooching about Farley village. The church and hospital were both built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1681 and there's a great little playground, cricket pitch and pub. The Test Valley is just down the road there are lots of options to try your hand at fly-fishing on day ticket and in the next village there's great coarse fishing at Walden Estate Fishery (01722 710101). For wildlife visit Bentley Wood (two miles away) or Wiltshire Wildlife Trust's, Blackmoor Copse. The historic city of Salisbury, and the northern edge of the New Forest National Park are only a 15-minute drive from site with Stonehenge just a little further (13 miles; usually around 20 minutes in the car). The south coast at Lepe or Bournemouth are also possible on day trips (both around 30 miles).

Food & Drink

The farm's first business is The Traditional Meat Company. You can pre-order and buy meat and eggs, buy some in the campsite shop or enjoy some from the catered communal barbecue at the weekends. The shop also sells fresh coffee and pastries, milk, Purbeck Ice Cream and other local goodies. There are two pubs within a cross-country mile of site: The Hook and Glove (01722 712247) where campers get 10% off and there's a petanque court and resident Shetland pony and The Silver Plough (01722 712266) in Pitton – which has a skittle alley.

Open

July and August only.

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The Owner Says

Farley camping is based on Parsonage farm in Farley on the Wiltshire, Hampshire border, just outside the cathedral city of Salisbury. Parsonage farm has been farmed by the Parsons family since the 14th century, today it is an arable and livestock farm and is home to the Traditional Meat Company.

Farley camping is about enjoying all the natural world around us has to offer. The camping field is set down a farm track completely away from all signs of civilization. On-site we have a little shop serving up proper coffee and freshly baked pastries every morning.

You can also purchase a selection of local produce such as our award winning burgers, made from our own herd of Aberdeen Angus grass fed cattle  along with local free range eggs, free range chicken and rare breed handmade sausages.

At weekends we light the charcoal and sear up some of the award winning meat the farm produces to feed the happy campers. Think big juicy gourmet burgers served in a brioche bun with homemade slaw, 12-hour smoked pulled pork shoulder and fiery buffalo chicken wings. Plus if you are luckily enough we even do a Scottish night, Yes thats right scotland in rural Wiltshire. A good friend is a big friendly Ginger Scotsman and we have roped him into playing the Bagpipes in full Scottish attire (in the middle of Summer) and we will be serving pork and haggis sausages. Plus other interesting catering nights TBC

​We also have lovely hot showers and toilets dotted around the site

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Pitches

40 grassy pitches and five pre-pitched bell tents.

Flat Grass pitch surrounded by woodland

Grass pitch Sleeps 25 40 Available
Pitches are unassigned, each ‘pitch’ has about a third of an acre, when you arrive just pick a spot you like the look of, if you are staying with friends and family ‘pitches’ can be combined.

Bell tent - Hereford

Bell tent Sleeps 6 4 Available
Furnished bell tent, with 1 x double bed and 2 x single beds. Can sleep a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children. Additional children sleeping in cots allowed (bring your own). Bell tents have solar lighting, internal carpets and outside seating. A fire pit is provided with a free set of logs.

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Location

Contact Farley Camping, Parsonage farm, Farley, Wiltshire SP5 1AN

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Getting There

From Salisbury head towards Southampton on the A36. After a mile-and-a-half, turn right on to Southampton Road, signposted for Farley. After another mile-and-a-half, turn left onto Clarendon Road and after the same distance again, left again, on to Lucewood Lane. At the end of the road, turn right on to The Street as you reach Farley. After about 400 metres, the campsite will be signposted on the right. It's part of Parsonage Farm.

The rural location means it is best to drive. The nearest Station is Salisbury, about seven miles from site. From there, the number 37 heads to Farley three times a day. The closest bus stop is less than half a mile from site. For bus timetables visit The Salisbury Reds website.

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