Cotswold View

We stopped at this site for a few days in October to visit my brother. We were very happy with the site and what it provided. I think this is one of the top sites for facilities. There are two toilet blocks on site but this is a large site so I expect them to be busy in the holiday months. The site is a working farm and a lot of it is woodlands which is accessible for the campers. This makes it great for the dogs and for the children to play in. The woods also have woodland walks and connect to the farm trail. For children there is a good play area, teenagers will like the pool table and games den which is very reasonably priced and they will also appreciate the free wifi supplied across the site. There are farm animals which younger children would love to visit. If you need to burn of some energy then the site has a tennis court and a woodland exercise running area. If you are looking to eat the site provides breakfast and lunch in the shed. We did not eat in here so I cannot comment on the food but it looks great from outside.

One of the best parts for us with the site is its walk they have kindly provided to the local town. There is no official public foot path to the town and walking down the road with children and dogs would be too dangerous. So the site has allowed access through there wood lands as far as the farm boundary can go. From here other land owners including Thames water have allowed access through paths all the way to the town. This is excellent, not a long walk, about 20 min, 1 mile and you are there. The town has a couple of very nice shops and from what we saw it had 4 pubs for a very small town. We stopped for a couple pints in The Bell Hotel which was very lovely. We had leather arm chairs in one of the back rooms, almost felt like being at home and the best part dogs are allowed in.

From the town you can also get the bus to Oxford or Whitney. Both are well worth a visit. We did not take the bus as we already had a busy weekend, but I expect next time we will get the bus to Whitney.

There is not much more I can say. Only the location within the Cotswold is great. There is a few things to do in the Cotswold's, Oxford as mentioned is not far away. You can either get the bus S3 or get the park and ride near the oxford ring road. Oxford is full of shops and tourist attractions and also is famous for the Oxford University.

Not far is Blenheim palace, a famous stately home open to the public and full off history. Cotswold Wild Life Park is about 30 min drive. You can park your camper here and explore the park and animals for the day. Also not far is Wychwood National Nature Reserve. We did not get time to visit this but will try next time. If this is not enough then getting out on to the Cotswold foot paths and taking in the beautiful landscape and lovely Cotswold stone towns and villages will surely be enough.


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