Great site for exploring the pretty Cotswolds towns and their attractions.
Amid the honey-coloured villages of the Cotswolds is where you’ll find the Club’s charming Chipping Norton campsite. Tucked away off the beaten track, this campsite offers a mix of level and sloping pitches, surrounded by trees and dry stone walls.
If it’s peace and tranquillity you are after, this site delivers in spades. But it would a shame not to venture off site and explore the beauty of the Cotswolds. Hop in your car or catch the bus right outside the site and discover the charms of Chipping Norton itself, Chadlington, Charbury and Witney for starters.
No stay at Chipping Norton campsite should be without a visit to Stow on the Wold, Bourton-on-the- Water and Batsford. As well as brimming with charm, they boast an eclectic mix of family attractions including Birdland and a model village in Bourton. Batsford Arboretum and Hidcote Manor are also worth visiting.
Most pitches are sloping so chocks will be required. The site has full recycling facilities.
100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.
There is a Farmers’ Market on the third Saturday of the month in Chipping Norton. Several farm shops in the area sell locally grown fruit and vegetables.
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Members' and non-members' caravans welcome
Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome
Grass pitch with electric hook-up
Dedicated accessible facilities
Drinking water taps
Childrens play area
Designated dog walk
Club Site Wi-fi
Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome
Members' and non-members' tents welcome
Grass only pitch (no electric)
Electric shaver sockets
Chemical toilet disposal point
Ice pack freezing
Grass only pitch for larger tents
Although the site is attractively laid out the toilet facilities let it down. Whilst they are clean, they are very dated and in need of refurbishment. Some tiles are cracked and grouting shows mould. Some of the chrome shower rails are rusty. Some taps didn't work in the washing up area and in the wash basins and there were insufficient pegs to hang clothing. In short, disappointing facilities which are below the standards we expect at club sites.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Older couples
Convenient and efficient bus service outside the camp site. Central for many local attractions.
The staff were very knowledgable about these matters.
- Location: Country,Secluded
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
Very noisy road which wasn't mentioned in write up so constant drone of lorries and tractors speeding by. At night chinooks flying over on night exercises. Awful smell of dung on one day which was so overpowering it made us feel sick. Children were told off for playing football although they were by caravan and away from other people. Campsite lovely and not their fault about noise or smell but it should say about road in write up as all it says is off beaten track and peace and tranquility. What it should say is next to main road and under flight path. Bit misleading.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Younger couples
Ok, lets get the negative bit out the way first. There was an odour, probably from the drains when we visited in August. And being Harvest time quite a lot of tractors on the roads. Some of the hard standing are, well, hard. Some people had difficulty putting in awning pegs.
Thats that. The team running the site are very welcoming and helpful. If on Mastermind specialist subject would be 'Things to do and places to see around Chipping Norton'. And get ' all correct and no passes'.
The toilet blocks are as clean as you could want. The grounds are so tidy the team must have been painters on the Forth bridge, they seem never to stop.
Families seem to be grouped together on one part of the site, away from the circular camping area. Small play area, (swing, baby swing, slide and climber). Great for youngsters to early teens to meet.
Chipping Norton (aka 'Chippy') has Co-op supermarket and smaller Sainsbury. Further out Aldi. Lots of eating places.
Really good 'leisure centre' For swimming check out times - some 'Adult only', some learn to swim where they raise the pool floor to make it 2 foot deep.
Further out lovely places, like Bourton on the Water, National trust sites. Lots of walks (see folder in the information room). Lots of 'country pubs' Tite Inn quite good.
Overall we had a great time on the site and would go again.
Just one thing. There are lots of minor roads in the area and Sat Nav knows every one. Probably best to stick to the A & B roads to Chippy and then follow the web site directions.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Town,Country
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Nearest bus stop: At Site entrance
Nearest train station: Charlbury 5 miles
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Minimum booking periods do apply.