Yurt Yami

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

  • Sleeps 4 (max 4 adults, 3 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Private Bathroom
  • En-suite bathroom/toilet
Spend a night under the stars in our heated Yurt, decorated with beautiful textiles, a wood-burning stove and a private en-suite

The Owner Says

The space

Spend a night in our wonderful large 16ft (5m) Yurt, with a double bed, and wood burning stove. The yurt is simply and attractively furnished, sleeping 4 and has a double memory foam mattress and 2 futon chairs that convert into single beds. It has a wood burning stove, a beautiful Indian wall hanging, kelim rug and bedside tables. It is insulated and has central heating and electricity so is as cosy in winter as in summer. There is a sink, with hot running water, a kettle, toaster and a few cups and plates in there too. The Yurt has it's own private fire pit.

You will be located close by to the campsite facilities, including the kitchen which is equipped with pans, crockery and utensils, loos and showers. We have upgraded our 'bedshed' into a private en-suite for the Yurt.

We supply fresh bedding. You may arrive from 3pm on arrival day and need to vacate by 11am on the day of departure.

Interaction with guests

We are usually here, but there are times when we are not. We do not have an official reception and you do not need to check in when you arrive. You are sent instructions before arrival but if anything should go wrong we provide telephone numbers of helpful people, if we are not here. Please feel free to come and knock on our door if there are any issues and we if we not here then you can ring for advice.

Other things to note

Our campsite is in the grounds of Holycombe Holistic Retreat Centre and to ensure that all our guests have the quiet, peaceful experience they expect from Holycombe, we have designated our site a “Quiet Campsite”. In order to achieve this we only take families, couples and singles. We do not allow unaccompanied teenagers or groups. Up until 2014 our campsite has been a family campsite with no groups of more than 5 adults and we have welcomed children of all ages. Most children are a joy to have around but unfortunately the one's that aren't have a very disturbing effect of our Holistic Retreat Centre and also on our elderly neighbours in the village. We regret that, because of this, we have been forced to limit our campsite to adults and children age 12 and over only. However, on the positive side, we can now guarantee that the campsite is a more peaceful venue and will particularly suit anyone who would prefer a children-free environment or who simply want to enjoy an exceptionally beautiful and historic place. We do not allow people to play music, so, no radios, CDs or ipod docs, drums or other instruments. Please bring some earplugs if you think you might be sensitive to the sound of churchbells as they do chime every 15 minutes.

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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.