A family-friendly site with secluded, individual pitches hidden among the long grass and campfires permitted
Cross 14 acres of tall, wild, grass meadows and an array of carefully mown circular pitches, with friendly owners who hold a relaxed approach to camping and you’ve got yourself one special place to pitch. Throw in some world class Shakespearean sights, neighbouring medieval castles and countryside vistas that inspired some of the worlds greatest literature, then you’ve stumbled upon Twitey’s Tipis & Camping Meadows; ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ of a campsite.
“Peace and tranquillity is the order of the day,” says the site’s owner Michael Twite, who’s created a truly loveable, family campsite. All who stay here appreciate the lack of overcrowding and the absence of cars in the meadows. The mown pitches come well spaced out and hidden in one of the two wild flower meadows, providing a sense of remoteness and seclusion. Upon arrival, you’ll be presented with a wheelbarrow to help move your kit – especially fun for children who get a ride from mum or dad.
As the name suggests tipis (as well as a yurt and shepherd’s hut) can also be rented. The sites small ‘hamlet’ of abodes (five in total) have been thoughtfully positioned to overlook the meadow, and come furnished with lanterns, kitchen utensils and logs for a sunset campfire.
Perhaps Warwickshire may have been just another pleasant English county were it not for the birth of one rather gifted playwright. William Shakespeare was born, and died in Stratford-upon-Avon (four miles away), and the sights linked to the great man’s life have become a magnet for tourists. To sample some of Warwickshire’s glorious countryside, follow ‘Shakespeare’s Way’ which replicates the 146-mile route the young writer took on his travels to and from London. The scenery is sure to inspire; the earliest section of the walk passes rolling hills, the weaving River Stour and honey-coloured Cotswold cottages.
Pooped parents looking for offsite activities to tire out their energy sapping youngsters have plenty of choice in Warwickshire, not least at Warwick Castle, which runs a prgramme of activities during school holidays. However, back at camp, care-free kids usually wear themselves out finding their own fun, playing hide and seek in the long grass and chasing butterflies; ensuring a sound snooze for the whole family wherever you go. Busy days, peaceful nights. Life’s good at Twitey's...
Wellesbourne, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Michael T.Joined in April 2016
From the host
Welcome to our small, beautiful and cosy campsite. Just 4 miles east of Stratford upon Avon and 8 miles south of Warwick. We are well situated to explore Shakespeare's Stratford-Upon-Avon ,Warwick Castle and the Cotswolds nearby. A family friendly site where pitches are hidden in the grass and wild flower meadows, providing a sense of seclusion and exclusivity. Our traditional campsite provides some creature comforts from home to make your stay more comfortable. Including hot showers, flushing toilets, fridges, freezer and an indoor barn sitting area.
Warwick is only 6 miles away and boasts one of the finest preserved castles in the country. Built in 1068 by William the Conqueror, Warwick Castle (01926 495421) hosts daily trebuchet firings, jousting tournaments, whilst the Tussauds Group has filled the sumptuous interior with a range of lively attractions that bring the castle's rich history to life. Also in Warwick are Hill Close Gardens (01926 493339), a collection of restored Victorian Gardens and Grade II summerhouses. The oh so grand Charlecote Park (01789 470277) is only 1 mile away, surrounded by its own deer park, on the banks of the River Avon, where you can take a scenic cruise. Home to the Lucy family since the 12th century, the families stories are told throughout Charlecote House by their portraits and the unique objects they have collected from around the globe. Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield (01789 842007) is also right on your doorstep. Check out it’s underground World War II museum as well as the resident Vulcan Bomber. Also in Wellesbourne is the 19th century Chedhams Yard(01789 842770.) An award winning preserved blacksmiths and wheelwright’s workshop, Chedhams is crammed with tools, equipment and the items made on site, along with the materials to make them. Warwickshire boasts plenty of other historic houses including, Ragley Hall (01789 762090), Upton House and Gardens (01295 670266), Packwood House(01564 782024) and Compton Verney (01926 645500.)
Food and drink
The Fox (01789 840991) at Loxley serves award winning food 7 days a week, with a menu to suit all appetites and tastes. The Stags Head(01789 840266) is a very 'local' pub found in the heart of Wellesbourne. It’s been a family run business for over 15 years serving a great range of beers and traditional ales. The Kings Head (01789 840206) country pub & restaurant, located in Wellesbourne oozes rural charm and rustic character. The picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savoring the hearty, seasonal pub-food and the carefully nurtured cask ales. Recently refurbished, Other pubs close by are The Ferry(01789 269883) and Baraset Barn (01789 295510) both in Alveston; there’s also a plethora of culinary delights to be had in nearby Stratford upon Avon.