Gypsy Caravan Carmen

UK England West Midlands Warwickshire Shipston-on-Stour Cotswolds Camping at Holycombe

  • Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 1 children)

  • Bed Linen Not Included
Romantic Gypsy Caravan glamping, nestled in the unspoiled Cotswold countryside.
  • Wood burning stove to keep you toasty
  • Lovingly furnished with rugs and cushions
  • Access to the new heated glamping bathroom

The Owner Says

The space

Come and stay in a beautiful, gypsy bow top wagon in the heart of the Cotswolds and experience the simplicity that can be so hard to find in these times. With its colourful bright exterior and cosy interior, it sets the scene for the perfect romantic getaway, or peaceful solitude while surrounded by nature.Positioned in our quiet and pretty camping field, you can either sit outside watching nature go by, enjoying your own private fire or light the wood burner and get cosy in the seating area.The bed is quite small so we recommend this to couples who don’t mind snuggling up together, or to people on their own. The measurements of the bed are 6ft1 long and 4ft wide. A little step is provided for getting into the bed and a certain degree of agility is necessary. We supply a duvet, pillows and fresh linen. The bed in the gypsy is set up as a sofa and so we leave a sheet in the cupboard for you to put on when you want it to be a bed.

There is power if you should want it and a lamp. We also supply an electric fan heater.

You will have access to our camping kitchen and glamping bathroom, both of which are heated. The kitchen has a cooker, fridge, electricity and a table and chairs.

There is a private firepit just outside and a bench table for you to enjoy eating on or simply taking in the lovely surroundings.

If you think you are sensitive to the sound of church bells then please bring some earplugs as they chime every 15 mintues.

Please note we only allow children age 12 and over and we don't allow dogs.

If the gypsy is not available then you could take a look at our gorgeous yurt or airstream

Guest access

You will have access to all the camping facilities including the camping kitchen and glamping bathroom, both of which are heated.

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About Cotswolds Camping at Holycombe

Suitable For

Singles, couples, small campervans and children over 12 only. Dogs, groups, caravans, motorhomes and unaccompanied teenagers – no.

Our campsite is designed for those looking for a peaceful, rustic, outdoor experience, surrounded by nature and history. In order to ensure that all our guests have the quiet, peaceful experience they expect from Holycombe, we have designated our site a “Quiet Campsite”. We limit our campsite to adults and children of 12 and over only.  No groups, and you are only able to make one booking per party. We do not allow people to play music, so, no radios, CDs or ipod docs, drums or other instruments. Bring your earplugs if you are sensitive to the sounds of church bells. Anyone disturbing the tranquillity will politely be asked to leave.

Nearby

Holycombe adjoins Whichford Wood, where you might see Muntjac deer, polecats, or kingfishers. Continue exploring the mystical at the Rollright Stones, three miles up the A3400. Or take home a hand-made terracotta memento from Whichford Pottery (01608 684416).

Holycombe Holistic Retreat Centre and campsite  is situated adjacent to Whichford Wood. There is access through the public footpath - opposite the church in the village. In early May there is a sea of bluebells, in autumn there are chestnuts and hazelnuts and quite often, if you are quiet, you will see muntjak and deer. It’s also located a short walk from the Norman Knight a classic, award winning Cotswold pub, which serves excellent grub and has great live music nights. Last orders for food 9pm but they like to know in advance if you are thinking of eating with them that late (01608 684621). It is open every day except Monday lunchtime. Also the famous Whichford Pottery and Straw Kitchen Cafe selling delicious food. So after a walk in the woods, or a pint up the road, you can roll back here, light a campfire, and enjoy this peaceful and charming place. Enjoy stargazing the dark night sky, watching the meteor showers without light pollution form our ancient stone circle.

Other Local attractions include Hook Norton Brewery and The Cotswolds Distillery in Stourton

There is no shop in the village, but there are some very good shops nearby. The village shop in Long Compton has basic foodstuffs and sells papers. Wyatts Farm Shop near Great Rollright has a good selection of meat, vegetables, gifts and plants, wine and a cafe. The Village Shop Hook Norton (3 miles) is excellent and open from 8am-8pm

Food & Drink

Wander the ½ mile to the Norman Knight (01608 684621) for traditional ales, flagstone floors, exposed timbers, and gastropub-grub while the kids run free on the village green. Wyatts Farm Shop (01608 684835), near Greater Rollright, has a good selection of local meat and veg. There’s a village shop at Long Compton.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 82 reviews

★★★★★

Fun stay

Brilliant 2 days glamping on Airstream Ana. So quiet and peaceful and very clean accommodation. We loved walking through the nearby woods where we collected chestnuts and saw deer. Beautiful autumn colours. Would recommend the Norman Knight pub for evening meal, lovely food in a cosy setting and a very short walk. Take a torch this time of year! All in all, lovely place to stay to visit the Cotswolds, with everything we needed. Would have been helpful to have a list of everything provided as it didn't state there was a toaster but there was. Would recommend if you're thinking of staying.
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What a GEM!!!

This camp site is amazing! Such peace and quiet and tranquility. The facilities are tucked away nicely. Not too far away from any of the pitches and yet they don't intrude at all on the gorgeous setting. Hearing the wildlife in the moat (coots/moorhens?), the wind in the trees, the crows roosting while sat reading by a camp fire was the best possible way to spend a weekend. The stone circle in the middle of the site provided a lovely slice of history as a focal point. There were plenty of people staying here, and yet I didn't feel the pitches were too close together and it was still so peaceful. There are footpaths close by that lead you onto, amongst others, the Macmillan way. The woods are close enough to explore too. Its a perfect gateway to the Costwolds! The food, ale and service at the Normal Knight was spot on too. Plus the Hook Norton brewery is a 10 minute drive and I spent a bit too much there (never heard of bacon jam before - its actually very nice!) Best weekend camping I've had in a very long time and I will definitely be back!
Sep 28, 2021 by Tim Dwelly Verified Review
★★★★★

Unspoilt countryside in the Cotswolds

I really liked the site, the location and the space. The facilities are basic but very well maintained, the compost loos were a first for me but surprisingly acceptable, although there is a flush loo to use if you feel you are already doing enough for the environment. Ample fire pits for everyone to use and wood available to buy. The site rules ensure a peaceful and quiet stay. Will visit again as long as it doesn't get too popular.
Sep 20, 2021 by John Brown Verified Review
★★★★★

Brilliant

Love this place so much, have been there 5 times since the beginning of June. I live 5 miles away, but it feels like the other side of the world. Personally speaking I love the bell’s tolling every 15 mins, though I can appreciate that others don’t. I love the peace and quiet of this place, and always feel so refreshed come home time.
Sep 20, 2021 by Alison Noyce Verified Review
★★★★★

Peaceful and clean - lovely surroundings too!

Lovely campsite with friendly owners. Very clean facilities, I think the best compost loo I've ever used... Seriously though, those @&$¥ing church bells really do ring throughout the night. Bring earplugs or a bag of sand to bury your head in.
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Location

Cotswolds Camping at Holycombe is located at Whichford, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire CV36 5PH

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Getting There

Take A3400 northbound at Chipping Norton roundabout. Follow signs for Whichford and soon after the speed limit sign as you enter the village, take the first right down a steep lane; Holycombe is on your right, at the bottom of the dip. Moreton-in-Marsh station is 5 miles away (Oxford-Hereford line); a taxi to Holycombe will cost roughly £15.