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Cotswolds Camping

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· Charlbury, England
1 acre
75 units
6 Glamping
29 Motorhome/tent
40 Tent
Simple camping surrounded by all the delicious Oxfordshire and Cotswolds village food offerings

Under new ownership since the summer of 2019, Cotswold Camping, haf an hour from Oxford, has long been a stalwart of the quieter camping scene in the north of the Cotswolds. Thankfully, Keith and Nicole Dighton have picked up where the previous owners left off, not only maintaining a well organised, extremely relaxed experience for everyone who stays but also making extra additions, including new glamping pods, a cute toy shed for youngsters and two seperate meadows for groups, with their own kitchen and toilet facilities.

The campsite is on the edge of the beautiful market town of Charlbury, with stunning views across the Evenlode Valley. It offers a spacious main camping field flanked by pine trees, with walks across open countryside accessible through a gate at the back. Caravans aren’t banned, but there’s more grass than hardstandings and the scale of this site appeals far more to dedicated tenters. It’s a perfect place to kick back, fill your lungs with fresh air, read the paper, and listen to the surrounding cows, sheep, and chickens. Oh, and waking up to the soft cooing sounds of resident wood pigeons is priceless.

As well as being a great springboard for visiting the surrounding Oxfordshire and Cotswolds villages, with their honey-coloured stone buildings, Cotswolds Camping is surrounded by yumminess of the food variety. Wander into Charlbury for its many pubs, or head to the little village of Chadlington for a community-managed shop at its best, complemented by a coffee shop that sprawls out on to the pavement a few doors down. You’re not in the middle of nowhere here, but it feels like it.

Hipcamp Update, December 2020: Due to issues regarding Covid and an unexpected increase in demand, the new owners of Cotswolds Camping endured a difficult first season and standards temporarily slipped below those expected during peak months. Hipcamp has been working with the campsite to ensure standards are returned to usual and we visited Cotswolds Camping in September 2020. As a result, Cotswolds Camping has now been re-approved for continued inclusion in the Hipcamp collection and we are happy to once again recommend Cotswolds Camping to Cool Campers. Your ongoing feedback is appreciated.
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Charlbury, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Keith D.Joined in December 2016
84%
119 Ratings · 157 reviews
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Yuba G.recommends
November 9, 2022
Charlbury Glamping pod
Great place. Glamping POD was cozy and warm. Looking forward to visit again in future.
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Debrastanislawski ?.recommends
October 5, 2022
Grass Pitch (Tent Only)
Relaxed place. Nice trees around. Children's area is nice. Forest school vibe. Generally looked after and getting updated. Wear layers! Nights begin to get cold. Farms around seem to be active ones.
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Mark E.recommends
October 1, 2022
Grass Pitch (Caravan/Motorhome)
Nice site, lots of effort has been put in to improving it with some nice qwerky touches. Gypsy caravans etc. Small fields to hire if you're in a group. Very friendly hosts The only down side is the showers and toilets. We stayed in the far field and the hot water ran out half way through the shower. Also no toilets had loo roll available. Even after they'd been cleaned. We spotted it before it was an issue but you could find out the hard way
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Gareth L.doesn't recommend
September 17, 2022
Grass Pitch (Tent Only)
I contacted Hipcamp to inform them that my wife and I had fallen unwell with covid and enquired whether we could move our booking. We received a request from the head office who advised that we would need to discuss with our host directly through a messaging system they provided a link for. Using the link provided I asked whether the booking could be moved given the unexpected sickness we encountered, but have never received a response, not even an acknowledgement from the host. I'm guessing he isn't interested in helping us, as he already has our money! Very discourteous and rude in not even sending us an acknowledgment. But he has also taken our money without providing any service at all. I will not be booking through Hipcamp again, very poor!
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Kelly G.recommends
August 30, 2022
Large Tent only Grass Pitch
Keith was a great host, very friendly and helpful. The campsite was very clean and tidy and quiet. The children loved the play area.
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Neil C.recommends
August 29, 2022
Grass Pitch (Caravan/Motorhome)
Cotswold camping
Really good pitch and great facilities. Thank you.
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Rachel B.
August 24, 2022
Grass Pitch (Caravan/Motorhome)
Nice site. No loo roll and issues with hook up but that was resolved quickly. Good spot and clean facilities
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Jenny M.recommends
August 15, 2022
Grass Pitch (Caravan/Motorhome)
Happy, peaceful and fun camp site
Great camp site with clean showers and toilet blocks, well stocked, never too busy kitchens. Water taps dotted all around. Handy little shop and a bar (after long hilly bike rides). Mobile fish and chip van was a surprise extra on the Sat eve. Would definitely stay again.
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Gemma M.recommends
August 15, 2022
Large Tent only Grass Pitch
Team who go above and beyond
What a fantastic site, the team couldn't have been more helpful and even offered us a complimentary electric hook up. Only downside for us was that we visited on a Sunday after a particularly busy weekend and the bins were overflowing which made the trip to the toilet block very unpleasant so perhaps extra bins are needed in peak season. Other than that the site is brilliant, so much for the kids to do and although we didn't use it the shop and cafe looked great. We will definitely be back, highly recommend
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Vicki L.recommends
August 14, 2022
Grass Pitch (Tent Only)
Lovely clean campsite, host very friendly and helpful.
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Emma Y.doesn't recommend
August 13, 2022
Grass Pitch (Caravan/Motorhome)
Ok, but wouldn’t revisit
The site had real potential but the cleanliness let it down. The bins were overflowing, there was no soap in the toilet block. Both the toilets and shower blocks were really dated. The water points were located behind peoples pitches making them hard to access. Also the pitches are on quite a slope. It wasn’t a bad site but not one we would revisit.
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Jemma H.recommends
August 6, 2022
Grass Pitch (Tent Only)
Camping
Very friendly reception, great facilities and lovely site.
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John W.recommends
August 2, 2022
Grass Pitch (Caravan/Motorhome)
Great site within walking distance of the small village with its 2 pubs
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Buddeeboss ?.
July 24, 2022
Grass Pitch (Caravan/Motorhome)
Nice but could be better
Nice location. Unfortunately I think some of the facilities are way out of date and inadequate. Also, the pitches are quite close together and I gather the site was overbooked when we stayed. I think it’s a shame, although the site is clearly popular, I think the experience could be made better by an update to some of the toilet/shower blocks then it would be better value for money.
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Caroline H.recommends
July 20, 2022
Large Tent only Grass Pitch
Lovely site- would recommend to all. Visited during the heatwave and site was very flexible with pitches allowing everyone to prioritise shade.
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Tess R.recommends
July 19, 2022
Grass Pitch (Caravan/Motorhome)
Lovely campsite with a great woodland play area.
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Carole W.recommends
July 4, 2022
Large Tent only Grass Pitch
Good campsite
The field we were in was large and not overcrowded. A mixture of tents and campervans, which was fine. There was plenty of room around all pitches.
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Fiona R.recommends
July 4, 2022
Grass Pitch (Tent Only)
Lovely campsite. Owners were really friendly and helpful. They had electric car chargers on site which was very useful. Camping field was big with plenty of space for the kids to run around. The playground was great too. Would be good to have a few more washing up facilities.
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Andy R.recommends
July 3, 2022
Paddock Stable Barn
Camping without hassle
Great management staff always helpful. The “Stable Barn” was clean and dry. A kettle and two mugs were provided with a spare socket for other stuff. The bed could do with a topper mattress as the springs are not great.
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Matt B.recommends
June 19, 2022
Grass Pitch (Tent Only)
One night wonder!
We only stayed one night but they had everything we needed and were extremely polite and helpful! Thank you all.
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Wendy H.recommends
June 8, 2022
Grass Pitch (Tent Only)
I have camped at this site twice and would return again. The site has good clean facilities (shower / toilet blocks / kitchen area) and the managers were very friendly and welcoming. There are a lot of walking routes accessible directly from the campsite, which is a big positive for me.
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Julie M.recommends
June 7, 2022
Large Tent only Grass Pitch
Been here before, this was our second visit. The staff are very friendly and couldn't help us enough when our tent leaked. The field we were in is very green and has great facilities in it. Nice surrounding area, I would recommend this site
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Sofia K.recommends
May 23, 2022
Grass Pitch (Tent Only)
Lovely camp
Was a lovely camp, would come again
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Karen B.recommends
May 15, 2022
Grass Pitch (Tent Only)
We had a lovely stay. The kids loved the playground and we hire a fire pit and wood. A wonderful place to stay.
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Nicky F.recommends
November 1, 2021
Charlbury Glamping pod
Absolutely loved our stay, clear instruction at the reception, no hassle, great facilities provided, very clean and quiet. Just what we needed, we will be booking again to stay in the pod as it was lovely and cosy. Thank you
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Aimee L.recommends
October 11, 2021
Grass Pitch (Tent Only)
Good campsite clean facilities and really enjoyed the stay!
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Nicola L.recommends
October 5, 2021
Romin Gypsy Wagon
It was clean , well kept , friendly , plenty of amenities, lots of local things to do . I stayed in a gypsy wagon and would 150% recommend the experience to others , I had a fire pit and spent the evenings under a clear sky full of stars warm 😊. I will definitely be returning and taking all my family . Who needs the Mediterranean when we have such perfect places , management, staff , accommodation , here . To all the staff and management THANKYOU , STAY BLESSED 🙏⭐️
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Enver K.recommends
September 20, 2021
Grass Pitch (Tent Only)
Beautiful location in the heart of the cotswolds! Would highly recommend for anyone looking to camp with a campfire under the stars
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Nick D.recommends
September 10, 2021
Grass Pitch (Tent Only)
We had a great stay here during the short heatwave in early September and I must say this site is an ideal place from which to explore this part of the Cotswolds. Also, from here, it’s only a few minutes drive to the car park at Charlbury Station (plenty of spaces) where you can catch a day return to Oxford for a great day out. The site itself is beautiful and, with a bit more care and attention to detail, could be sensational. For example, our field had a covered dishwashing area which also boasted two fridges and a washing machine. A great idea, but unfortunately both fridges were filthy and there was a sign (which had clearly been there a while) above the sink saying “Sorry, no hot water”. We had to boil a kettle to wash our pots. Not good enough, really. The problem seems to be that there is no-one on site full-time. Turning up once a day to stock the shop and mop the loos is not going to cut it. A site as beautiful as this, and in such a brilliant location - it must surely be worth employing someone full-time to look after the place properly. Nevertheless, we had a great time, so thank you.
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Shelley G.doesn't recommend
August 31, 2021
Large Tent only Grass Pitch
If you’re looking for a campsite to meet up with a group of friends, drink around a fire pit and aren’t bothered by a bit of music or the quality of facilities it’s fine-it’s just that’s not for us and doesn’t feel like it meets the standard of other Cool Camping sites we’ve stayed on. Stayed a few years ago and the small campsite we thought we were revisiting is now a lot larger, the field behind now camping, significantly increasing the number of pitches, it felt as if there were insufficient toilets/showers/washing up sinks for the number of people staying but the shower was at least hot after you’d waited for one to become available. No mention that pitches will be allocated to you when you book or on T&Cs so we arrived early to find a quietish corner (my children are neurodiverse, so we book small, quiet sites that have no amplified music, which is what we had experienced when we previously camped here), only to find out once the tent was up we would have to relocate to a pitch right next to the children’s wood playground. For most families I’m sure this would have been ideal; being able to send the children into the wood next to the tent to play, but that doesn’t work for our family. The manager was brilliant and found us a corner pitch in the large field and even offered us credit to return at a less busy time if it was still too loud. There was plenty of amplified music being played around us despite it not being allowed, but this stopped around 10pm (grateful we weren’t next to the gypsy caravan who’s occupants played it intermittently throughout the night). Lots of group bookings that were not just confined to the “group field” as advertised. Overall the site is a good location to explore the Cotswolds, with plenty of nearby footpaths for dog walking and space for children to play and make friends. The pitches are flat with space for your car nearby. Thanks again for finding us pitch 64, much appreciated!
From the host
* Under new management since March 2022* New toilet block add for 2022, three ladies toilets and two men’s Cotwolds Camping is a small country site for 80 pitches (each for one caravan, tent or campervan) 2 stable barns which sleep four people, two pods which sleep two people and we also have Gypsy wagons. If your looking for a group booking we have two group fields available to hire with your own facilities. With views over the Evenlode Valley of West Oxfordshire. It is an ideal location to explore the Cotswolds, and Oxfordshire. Oxford is an easy train journey away, and Stratford-upon-Avon about 27 miles. Grass pitches with electric hook-ups available, parking adjacent to pitch and also electric car charging point. The campsite manager can be found on-site.
Nearby attractions

Chadlington village (2 miles away) has an excellent wooden adventure playground. The stately home of Blenheim Palace in Woodstock is only 6 miles away. The picture-postcard town of Burford is 9 miles away, and boasts the Cotswold Wildlife Park (01993 823006), home to rhinos, wolves, and leopards.

Food and drink

Nearby Charlbury offers many shops, the CAMRA-award winning Rose & Crown pub (01608 810103), and the Bull Inn (01608 810689) for excellent food. There are also several smaller cafés and spots to grab a takeaway sandwich. If you really want to live the high life, cruise on over to Daylesford organic (01608 731700) near Kingham for upmarket cream teas and the most beautifully packaged pint of milk on the planet.

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