This is the ancient site of Whichford Castle. The moat is still there (it is not fenced off and could be a potential hazard to toddlers). Before the Normans, we know there was a Roman settlement as a Roman conduit leads from the wood to the moat. There was an excavation of the site in 1954 and a plan is in the camp kitchen.
We hope you are happy to respect our ethos of providing a haven for peaceful activities and we are sure you will respect, honour and nurture this space.
We have designated our site a “Quiet Campsite” . In order to achieve this we only take families, couples and singles as this ensures that all our guests have the quiet, peaceful experience they expect from Holycombe. We don’t take unaccompanied teenagers, groups and music, so no radios, speakers or drumming. We limit the number of guests to a maximum of 40 people on site at any one time. This means there is plenty of space between pitches.
Camping Fees are £10.00 per adult per night, £5 per child (age 2-17 years) per night. Under 2’s are free. The camping fees include the space for your tent or van, and use of the camping kitchen, the hot showers and the compost/flush loos. There is no minimum number of nights stay for camping.
Glamping fees vary according to the structure you would like to hire. For hire of a Small Bell Tent the cost is £45 per night (the price is based on 2 people sharing), for hire of a Large Bell Tent the cost is £65 per night (the price is based on 4 people sharing), for hire of the Dome the cost is £65 per night. This includes all fees and use of the camping kitchen, the hot showers and the compost/flush loos. There is a minimum booking of 2 nights at weekends and 3 nights on bank holidays. At any other time there is no minimum number of nights.
Visit our website where you can book via our allocate system.
There are two hot showers, one flush loo and 2 compost loos. There is a log cabin camping kitchen equipped with an electric cooker, sink and a fridge, table, 3 chairs, a wicker sofa and kelim rugs and enough cutlery and plates for 12 people, and basic pots and pans. Outside there are two picnic tables.
Campfires are allowed, and wood can be bought on site. Up to 20 pitches. One electricity 13 amp plug. Bell tents are equipped with rugs, eco lanterns and two single futon mattresses. (Advance notice only)
There is no shop in the village, but there are some very good shops nearby. The village shop in Long Compton has basic foodstuffs and sells papers. Wyatts Farm Shop near Great Rollright has a good selection of meat, vegetables, gifts and plants, wine and a cafe.
The village pub, The Norman Knight, serves good meals and has a lovely view over the village green. Last orders 9pm but they like to know in advance if you are thinking of eating with them that late (01608 684621). It is open every day except Monday lunchtime. Sometimes live music in the evening.
Holistic therapies can be booked prior to staying in our therapy rooms. Please visit www.holycombe.com for more details.
Coming soon….Treehouse, Eco-hut and Showman’s van
We prefer contact by email please (but phoning is fine if this is not possible.)
On the edge of the cotswolds we are in the heart of Shakespeare countryside.Perhaps the most wonderful amenity is Whichford Wood. There is access through the lane that runs parallel to our moat which ends up in the field where you can see a track that leads to the wood – there you will find many paths. You will definitely need your wellies for this. In early May there is a sea of bluebells, in autumn there are chestnuts and hazelnuts and quite often, if you are quiet, you will see muntjak and deer. Whichford Pottery is also a wonderful place to visit, where there is a gift shop and stunning garden and inspiring pots. There is a playground on the village green.
Stratford upon Avon with the Royal Shakespeare Company theatre, Stratford Picture House The River Avon and boat hire and various museums is 17 miles away. Nearby are some lovely historic Cotswold villages and towns – such as Chipping Norton, Moreton-in the -Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold, and Chipping Camden. The Slaughters, Naunton and numerous others are all quite close by. Bourton-on-the-Water is 10 miles, Banbury 12 miles, Oxford 27 miles, and Warwick Castle 25 miles.
About 12 miles away are Hidcote Manor Gardens and Kiftsgate, and many beautiful places to visit such as Batsford Aboretum
Apart from Whichford Wood we are on the Macmillan Way, and there are also very pleasant walks in every direction. Happy Valley is one of our favourites – for this go left out of our drive to the top of the hill, turn right and go down to the triangle where you get to a T junction, cross the road and see a footpath opposite. You can walk in the wood following the stream or in the field, eventually crossing a second stream – for a shorter walk, turn right here, or for a longer walk turn left and then right to bring you back in the village.