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Wixoldbury Farm Glamping
18 reviews
· Wickwar, England
40 acres
5 units
5 Glamping
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. Two cabins are coming for 2021... stay tuned
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Wickwar, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Wixoldbury G.Joined in March 2020
12 Ratings · 18 reviews
Katie R.recommends
November 1, 2021
Popeye - Shepherd Hut
We stayed in 'Popeye' the shepard's hut for 3 nights over the October half-term and it was exactly what we wanted. Before going, we were a bit worried about being cold, but this was completely unfounded as the little log fire absolutely kicked out heat and the one basket of logs we ordered (at time of booking) was more than enough for the evenings. Having a bigger kitchen area outside in the barn was lovely and we found we never clashed with others staying on the site (I think all 4 other huts/accommodations were occupied). It was a nice touch to have TV there, so peaceful in the evenings and Jane (the host) was superb and just the right level of attentive. We did have some little niggles like next door's children being rather loud (until rather late!), but of course this has little to do with the hosts. We also thought a little hot plate in the hut for cooking would be nice, but in the summer this is solved by your own personal BBQ. Another note is that the bathroom lock is on the wrong way around and the front door is a bit sticky with the key, but like I said these are niggles. We thought our stay was great value for money and we'd definitely come back if we wanted to explore the area more!
Joanne R.recommends
August 14, 2021
Audrey Wooden Roundhouse
This was a late booking for us as a stop mid-way to Cornwall and we got so lucky! The roundhouse was fantastic for us as a family of four with children aged 6 and 3. The house was in a lovely rural setting and had everything we needed. It was very clean, well-maintained and comfy. We visited a local pub for dinner one evening and the other evening we cooked in the communal area which was clean and well-equipped. It's lovely being able to let the children roam and play without any concerns of traffic/ other dangers and they even had a go at feeding the calves. We had a really friendly welcome by the hosts and hope to book again soon.
Ruth A.recommends
August 12, 2021
Audrey Wooden Roundhouse
We had a lovely stay here in Audrey, one of the wooden roundhouses. No roughing it required, it was like a fancy hotel room, but in a wonderful rural location with added friendly chickens. The accommodation was very clean and the bed was super comfy. We really enjoyed sitting round the fire pit and enjoying the views and the peace and quiet of the evening. There are great walks to be had in the surrounding countryside.
David S.recommends
July 27, 2021
Amelia Wooden Roundhouse
Well what can I say... This is only the third glamping site I have been to, but smashed the others out of the park! We stayed in the roundhouse called Amelia, and accommodation itself is just brilliant (all be it with the open plan entrance to the bathroom you have to stay with someone you really like! But that was not a problem for us..) My brother stayed in the sheperds hut (Popeye) and the standard of finishing and cleanliness was equally as good in there. The shared (communal) shack was a great added bonus and my brother even managed to knock-up some Mexican tacos one afternoon using the space there. At time of our staying the other three huts were booked out by another family but we never clashed when needing to use the communal area, and infact is a lovely place to get to know your neighbours. The location is good as well, in that it is properly in the middle of nowhere, with country walks galour, but at the same time easy to get to towns (Chipping Sodbury), city (Bristol) and walk to a pub (Rose and Crown at rangeworthy). All in all just cant say enough good stuff about the place! We will definitely be back, which is the highest honour I think you can give to any place.
Keeley H.recommends
July 5, 2021
Audrey Wooden Roundhouse
Went their for weekend and stayed another night as we was having such a great time. It was clean friendly and was totally relaxing. You have everything you need and more. Will definitely be going back again. Would totally recommend it
Mike S.
June 29, 2021
We stayed as 2 couples in Bambi and Dolly.. Standard of accomodation and associated facilities was absolutely superb. A beautiful location and terrific welcome. Couldn't fault the experience in any way. We will come back again! . .
From the host
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 two adults and two small children) plus one shepherd hut (which can sleep two people). New for 2021 are two glamping cabins which will sleep two adults and three children. 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. Bed linen for the main/adult bed is included but please note we do not provide children's bedding.  Towels are provided for all guests.  All accommodation has electricity. Both wooden roundhouses have electric fires and an oil fired radiator.  The shepherd hut has a log burner and an oil fired radiator.  The two new glamping cabins will have a log burner and radiators. Wood can be purchased for the wood burner and fire pit. PLEASE NOTE FOR GROUP BOOKINGS REQUIRING MORE THAN THREE GLAMPING PODS, WE REQUIRE THE WHOLE SITE (FIVE PODS) TO BE BOOKED TO ENSURE ALL OF OUR GUESTS HAVE THE BEST POSSIBLE GLAMPING EXPERIENCE. 
Nearby attractions
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 and 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.
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