Pheasant Lodge

UK England South East England Oxfordshire Henley-on-Thames Bozedown Boltholes

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)

  • Bed Linen Not Included
The first of our boltholes, new in 2020. As our guests, you will have exclusive use of the glamping site, having just over an acre to yourselves on our 18 acre site.

The Owner Says

The Lodge is named after the “bouquet” of pheasants we often see strutting their stuff and entertaining us around the field outside our house! This is a family-friendly and dog-friendly* safari tent sleeping up to 5. 

The Lodge has fabulous views out across the Thames River Valley – 30 miles on a clear day! Wild pheasants, muntjacs, and our local group of some 15 deer might wander past your cosy safari tent.

*Dogs are welcome - just one, subject to prior arrangement. Extra fees apply. Please request at time of booking.

Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Book with complete confidence at Bozedown Boltholes 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 due 30 days before your holiday
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
  • This guarantee supersedes any other policies

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About Bozedown Boltholes

Suitable For

Glampers, dogs – yes. Campers, campervans, motorhomes, caravans – no.


The safari tent is set within an acre of land which you’re welcome to explore. It includes a hide looking out over the hillside, perfect for watching deer and red kites, and a ring of oak trees – just right for den building! It’s a great area for walking, road cycling and mountain biking with the Thames Path just 200 metres from site and The Ridgeway, another National Trail, not far off either. The River Thames offers opportunities for paddleboarding (request info on booking) and canoeing with Thames Canoe Hire (0118 941 2777) 10 miles away at Tilehurst. The site sits on the edge of the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is 10 miles from Henley-on-Thames, home of the royal regatta. If you’re a member of the National Trust you’re spoilt for choice with Basildon Park (01491 672382), seven miles away, and Greys Court (01491 628529), a tudor house and gardens, eight miles away. Highclere Castle (01635 253204), where Downton Abbey was filmed, is within 30 miles and there are two vineyards, Fairmile (01491 598588) and Brightwell (01491 832354), within a similar distance. Oxford’s dreamy spires are just over 20 miles from site.

Food & Drink

There are three pubs within walking distance (each under a mile away in Whitchurch): The Sun (0118 984 2260), The Ferryboat (0118 984 2161) and The Greyhound (0118 343 3016). Just over the bridge in Pangbourne is where you’ll find independent shops and a Co-op to stock up on supplies and further options for eating out including well-regarded independent Italian restaurant, Nino’s Trattoria (0118 9841333), and the award-winning La’De Kitchen (0118 327 9143) which has a family-friendly menu. There’s another Greyhound pub, owned by Anthony Worral Thompson, a little further away (six miles from site) but worth a visit if you like steak, (0118 972 2227) and then there’s local gem, The Crooked Billet, in Stoke Row (also six miles from site – 01491 681048). For breakfast, brunch or lunch, try lockside Pierreponts Café (01491 874464) in Goring, four miles away. Site owners Claire and Damion have a good knowledge of the many great eateries and are happy to share suggestions.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 1 reviews


Best Glamping experience ever

We spent an amazing weekend here in October with our 4 and 6 yr old children. All of us loved the refreshing break from city life There were no worries about making noise, only the friendly deer and sheep to disturb. There were no need for playgrounds with all the long walks, children's toys, and BBQ'ing sausages and marshmallows on the fire pit. We could not believe the attention to detail that has gone into designing this, keeping the balance of comfort and al fresco feel. There have been no corners cut, comfortable linen and beds, non-stick pans, state of the art wood burner, strong shower that does not run out of hot water. In door and out door rugs, heated towel rail. All however designed with health and safety first. We will certainly be back and hopefully stay for 3-5 days next time! Thank you Claire for being so helpful.
Oct 19, 2020 by James L Verified Review

Response from Bozedown Boltholes

We're really pleased that you had such a lovely stay with us and got to relax away from the "big smoke"! Totally what we're here for... Excited to see you coming back in the Spring too! Until next time!


Bozedown Boltholes is located at Whitchurch Hill, Near Pangbourne, Reading, Oxfordshire RG8 7NU

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Getting There

Bozedown Boltholes is in a secret location close to the village of Pangbourne. Exact details of how to reach the site are sent upon booking.

The closest train station is at Pangbourne, less than a mile away. From there it’s possible to walk to site – but it is a steep uphill. Taxis should be booked in advance.