Wixoldbury Farm Glamping

UK England South West England Gloucestershire Wickwar

  • 10m + spacing between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Daily deep cleaning of common areas
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
Secluded Gloucestershire glamping site within easy reach of Bristol, Bath and the Cotswolds

At the end of a narrow, three-quarter-mile long country lane, over the speed bumps, past the alpaca farm and across the tiny stream, Wixoldbury Farm feels like it’s in the middle of nowhere. And in a sense, it is. Looking across the meadows it’s all cows, clouds and countryside as far as the eye can see but it also belies a convenient reality. Quiet but not quite remote, inconspicuous but not inaccessible, Wixoldbury is also within striking distance of Wales, Bristol and the Cotswolds, all of which are within a 25-minute drive.

Home to two charming roundhouses and ‘Popeye’ the traditional shepherd’s hut, Wixoldbury is a working Gloucestershire farm five miles from the M5. In a fenced off paddock a short walk from where you park your car (trollies are provided for luggage), the glamping area occupies a particularly picturesque spot on the farm, with nosey sheep nuzzling along the fence line and a deck outside each accommodation unit where you can sit and enjoy the view.

Each abode has a compact kitchen, an en-suite shower room and can comfortably sleep two people, though sofa beds are provided for children in the roundhouses. While the shepherd’s hut enjoys the ambience of a wood-burning stove – warm, glowing and hard to beat – the roundhouses benefit from tall, sloping ceilings that lend them a wonderful sense of space. And, whichever you choose, all guests can use the communal barbecue den and dining area, as well as gathering around the campfire late at night.

Host Jane knows the area like the back of her hand. Not just the 40 acres of farmland you have to explore but also the wider countryside. She can explain the beautiful 20-minute walk to the Rose & Crown pub – down the lane to the alpaca farm, then a half-mile footpath on an old track lined by bushy hedgerows – or give directions to Iron Acton, where you can walk the riverside trail along the banks of the Frome. For those with youngsters, meanwhile, Cattle Country Park and Berkeley Castle are both within a half-hour drive, but with Bath and Bristol so close by you’re never short of options.

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Facilities

Roundhouses sleep two comfortably, plus have a sofa bed for two smaller children (bedding and linen provided). The shepherd’s hut sleeps two only (bedding and linen provided). The hut has a wood-burning stove with a complimentary first basket of logs. All units have electricity and running water, en-suite facilities and a compact kitchen, which includes kettle, toaster, microwave, slow cooker and fridge, plus all the essential cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils. A communal, covered dining area features further cooking facilities with two sinks, a four ring gas hob and a freezer for communal use. There is one communal campfire. There's wildlife aplenty, alongside farm animals (cattle and sheep) and, depending on the time of year, there may be lambs and calfs to see (and help feed!).

Suitable For

Glamping only. Couples, families and groups booking the whole site are welcome. Dogs are not permitted.

Nearby

Within striking distance of the Cotswolds (north-west of the farm) Wixoldbury Farm Glamping is well placed for country rambles, farm shop exploring and visits to country estates. Acton Court (01454 228224), a Tudor house built for the pleasure of Henry VIII, is the closest, just a 10-minute drive away, but there’s a clutch of National Trust-owned estates within a half hour, including Horton Court (01454 329600), Dyrham Park (01179 372501) and Newark Park (01453 842644). There’s no doubt, however, that for many, it’s not just the proximity to the countryside that makes Wixoldbury Farm Glamping stand out. It takes less than half an hour to drive right into the centre of Bristol outside of rush hour and less still if you fancy parking further out to explore popular spots like Gloucester Road (Bristol also operates a park and ride scheme). It’s a 40-minute drive, too, to Bath.

Food & Drink

It's a 20-minute walk to the local pub, The Rose & Crown (01454 228233), while The Swan (01454 413288) in Tytherington is particularly recommended by Jane. For the full flair and fayre of the city, it's a half-hour drive into Bristol where there are, unsurprisingly, endless options. For farm shops and country pubs, though, head north-east into the Cotswolds. The nearest supermarkets are in Chipping Sodbury, Yate and Thornbury.

Opening Times

All year.

Family Friendly


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The Owner Says

Wixoldbury Farm is a working farm set on 40 acres in a quiet secluded location. Situated between Bristol and Bath, there is plenty to see and do either with days our, enjoying a local walk or just relaxing on the farm with a book. Our luxury accommodation is all ensuite with it's own kitchen facilities and also a communal dining/cooking area for larger groups. Our accommodation comprises of two wooden roundhouses (which can sleep 2 adults and up to 3 small children) plus one shepherd hut (which can sleep two people). All accommodation has it's own kettle, toaster, microwave, slow cooker and fridge together with outdoor dining area and BBQ. The communal dining area has a four ring LPG gas hob. All accommodation has a fully equipped kitchen with all the home comforts you will need. All linen and towels provided within the price. All accommodation has electricity. Both wooden roundhouses have electric fires and the shepherd hut has a log burner. First basket of wood is complimentary. Wood can be purchased for the wood burner and fire pit.

Accommodation

One shepherd hut (sleeping two) and two wooden roundhouses (sleeping two adults and up to three children).

Audrey Wooden Roundhouse

Pod Sleeps 5
Audrey sleeps two adults and three smaller children. The roundhouses have a kingsize bed with a small double sofa bed. For a third child there is a cube floor mattress.

Amelia Wooden Roundhouse

Pod Sleeps 5
Audrey sleeps two adults and three smaller children. The roundhouses have a kingsize bed with a small double sofa bed. For a third child there is a cube floor mattress.

Popeye - Shepherd Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
Popeye sleeps two people. Popeye has it's own ensuite bathroom with shower and kitchen area. The decking area has a dining area and BBQ

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Location

Contact Wixoldbury Farm Glamping, Firing Close, Wickwar, Gloucestershire GL12 8PE

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Getting There

Wixoldbury Farm Glamping is around 10 minutes from Junction 14 on the M5 (follow signs for Cromhall and Wickwar). The glamping site name and postcode together work fine on most SatNavs. The farm is at the very end of Firing Close and sign posted ‘Wixoldbury Farm’. Please continue along the lane until you can go no further (please adhere to the 10mph speed limits on the lane). Trollies are located in the parking area for you to take luggage a short distance to your accommodation. Vehicles are not permitted on the glamping site.

Bristol Parkway Station is approximately a 15-minute taxi journey away.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 3 reviews

★★★★★

Beautiful, peaceful place!

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights with our 3 daughters in Amelia. We had such a wonderful time. The site is beautiful, peaceful and the accommodation was clean, so so comfortable (the bed was amazing) and just like being in a top end hotel! It had everything we needed and the power shower was fantastic! We loved cooking in the BBQ shack and eating there, such a beautiful location! The girls adored the animals and the family let they hunt for eggs in the chicken hut for breakfast and feed the baby calves! We loved our stay so much I decided to stay on an extra night with the girls as my husband had to return to work. We were all sad to leave. Such a beautiful place and wonderful hospitable owners x

Response from Wixoldbury Farm Glamping

Thank you Eve! That is lovely to hear!
★★★★★

A magical,unforgettable holiday. A real breath of fresh air!

My husband, my nine year old daughter and I stayed for three nights in a round house. It was an absolutely delightful experience, So lovely to eat outside and sit and watch the wildlife whilst enjoying the gorgeous views across the fields. Very charming , stylish accomodation, comfortable beds and very helpful, friendly and responsive hosts. Our daughter absolutely loved feeding the calves, paddling in the stream and swinging on the rope swing. We also enjoyed cooking in the communal barn area and eating the newly collected hens eggs. We visited Newark Park and Clevedon beach Lido and pier. There was plenty to do locally but it was also a very relaxing stay. We felt safe and comfortable because care and attention was taken to follow covid guidelines in an unobtrusive way. Because the accommodation was self contained it was easy to relax.We will definitely be recommending it to all our friends and family and hope to return again.

Response from Wixoldbury Farm Glamping

Thank you Nicolette!! It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us. We hope to see you again! 
★★★★★

Amazing glamping experience!

Amazing glamping spot. The bed is sooo comfy and loads of plugs to charge your phone and other electricals! Kitchen area is a perfect size and has what you need, the shared facility is great too! Was so surprised how powerful the shower was! Owners are lovely very chatty and have great suggestions for the local area. We had a wonderful weekend and would recommend to anyone - would book again! Thanks again Jane!

Why book with Cool Camping?

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  • Trusted for over 10 years
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