Rules, Regs and FAQs
Due to Covid-19 some of our usual rules and regs have been changed so even if you have been before, do read all of the below carefully before booking. We don't want to bombard you however all are to ensure the safety of guests and everyone on the farm so please respect them.
If, after reading all the info below and on the booking page, you still have a query, please email us as we do not have a telephone number for the campsite.
1) No dogs, caravans or vehicles longer than 15' ( 4.5 metres)
2) This is a family campsite and is not suitable for adult only groups
3) No unaccompanied under 21's
4) Tents need to be moved after seven nights to protect our grazing.
5) This is a leave no trace site - please take all landfill away with you
5) There is no hot water taps or electric hook ups...camping at it's best!
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
(for 2021 hot showers included)
0 to 12's £4 each per night.
Over 12's £8 each per night.
HOW CAN WE BOOK?
You can book online - we do not have a telephone booking system.
DO WE HAVE TO BOOK?
Yes - all bookings to be made online in advance.
CAN WE CANCEL OR TRANSFER OUR BOOKING?
We do not operate a cancellation or change of date service (even if the weather doesn't look great). We advise taking out holiday insurance in case you have to cancel due to illness etc.
WHAT SHOULD WE DO WITH OUR RUBBISH?
This is a leave no trace site meaning everything that was brought needs to be taken away. The farm shop has glass, tin, paper and shoe (!) recycling bins however there is NO plastic OR landfill (black bag) facility so please take this away with you.
WHAT TIME CAN WE CHECK INTO THE CAMPSITE?
Check in is at the farm shop between 11am - 5pm.
THERE IS NO ADMISSION TO THE CAMPSITE after 5pm or anytime on Mondays (when the shop is closed). Please remember to allow LOTS of time for traffic jams on Fridays in particular.
After the shop is shut there will be nobody here to book you in and there is NO access to the site without directions and the gate codes (for security purposes we do not give codes in advance or check anyone in over the phone).
WHAT TIME IS CHECK OUT?
Check out 11am.
CAN WE INVITE DAY/EVENING VISITORS ONTO THE CAMPSITE?
We are unable to accept any day/evening visitors at all.
THERE ARE TWO CAMPING FIELDS - WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
1) VEHICLE FREE SITE (NO vehicles even for loading or unloading)
Camp on the large field overlooking the beautiful valley ; leave your car in the gravel car park next door and use the wheel barrows to take your gear to the field.
2) SMALL CAMPERVANS, TRAILER TENTS AND TENTS WITH CARS
For sleep in vehicles and those that want their car right next to their tent.Take a pitch between the two hedges. A pitch is between two fence posts - park against the big hedge on the left leaving a track for others.
CAN ADULT ONLY GROUPS BOOK?
We are predominantly a family campsite and do not take bookings for adult only groups of more than 4 adults. However our Yurt Camp or Magical Glade might be suitable.
CAN FAMILY GROUPS PITCH UP TOGETHER?
We can accomodate groups of families if they are happy with our 10.30 noise curfew. We don't have pitches - it is a first come first serve basis. All tents including those belonging to the same family/friend groups must be pitched 6 metres apart, in all directions.
We ask for no amplified music at any time and to respect all neighbours no noise after 10.30pm
CAN WE HAVE A FIRE?
Fires can be made in braziers that do not scorch the grass, either your own or hired from us (£5 per 2 nights, but not bookable in advance).Do not light fires on the ground itself. Ash from braziers can be emptied into the metal tank in the open barn. FIREWOOD can be bought from the farm shop or bring your own. No scavenging for firewood in the woods, many small creatures live in dead wood and it is a very valuable habitat.
IS THE TAP WATER DRINKABLE?
The water taps are round the back of the loos and on the edge of the wood by the car park. The water is safe and delicious to drink, straight from our bore hole.
DO YOU HAVE 'PROPER' TOILETS?
There are 2 ladies and 2 mens compost loos and a separate mens urinal just inside the wood. PLEASE USE THEM and not the wood. Sawdust is regularly put in the loos, if you need anymore it is in a bag behind the gents.
DO YOU HAVE SHOWERS?
There are two shower huts constructed from reclaimed timber and clad in Western Red Cedar from the farm.
Both are hot gas powered showers. No extra cost but PLEASE be mindful of water and gas usage.
WHERE CAN WE WALK ON THE FARM?
You are welcome to explore our Farm Trail- there are often cows and sheep along it (see map/look out for the white arrows). Quite often there is a farm walk – see website or board at shop. We ask you not to enter fields with livestock for your own safety and to reduce stress for the animals. You are welcome to talk to them over the fences. If in doubt don't touch the fence – it could be electric.
WE NEED TO BRING AN EXTRA CAR BUT DIDN'T PUT IT ON OUR ORIGINAL BOOKING.
Please let us know when you check in so we can issue you a car pass. If the campsite is fully booked the car will need to be parked in the farm shop overflow car park (5 mins walk to campsite). You can use your other car to ferry you equipment round to the campsite. If the campsite isn't full it can be parked in the car park on the campsite.
DO YOU HAVE A SHOP ONSITE?
We sell a huge range of organic food including veg, fruit, bread, meat and dairy products from the farm. All the usual groceries and store cupoard essentials, ice-cream, alcohol, loads of treats , loo roll, soap, firelighters and pretty much anything you could possibly need!
The cafe (Reopening APPROX 16th July 2020). Coffee and cakes all day and lunches, wifi and some outside seating for cafe food. Weekday and Saturday's lunch is veggie, Sunday lunch includes a meat roast straight from the farm with vegan/veggie choices too and yummy homemade puddings. We do not take bookings in the cafe.
CAN WE BRING OUR DOG?
This is a DOG free zone – this is a stock farm and we can take no chances.
WHAT SHALL WE DO IN AN EMERGENCY?
There is a Minor Injuries Department at Cirencester Hospital. This is located on the Cirencester ring road opposite Waitrose.
If you need to call emergency services the campsite is the next field entrance after the organic farm shop on the B4425 Burford Road out of Cirencester. Remember to meet them on the road as the gate padlock needs unlocking.