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Rustic camping/glamping

Cotswold Farm Park, Nr Guiting Power

Adam Hanson’s farm needs no introduction. Opening a camp site was a brilliant and much-needed response to the market’s demands. Its high on the Cotswold Weald and open to the elemental wind, rain and sunshine. There is Glamping in desert-themed tents for softies and ample space for tents, camper vans  and caravans for more hardy folk. All the facilities you need. Dogs OK. Wildlife walk. 

01451 850307  


Denfurlong Farm, Chedworth

Spacious, grassy and open to the stars (no lights). Furnished and unfurnished bell tents available to hire. Farm shop and cafe (wifi), breakfast from 9. Dogs OK.  Friday is fishn’chip night. Open March to October. 

01285 720265


Far Peak Camping, Northleach

A simple, rustic campsite centred conveniently in the centre of the Cotswolds, and all within walking distance of Northleach’s amenities. Bike hire and climbing tower.  

01285 700370

Folly Farm Campsite, Nr Bourton-on-the-Water

Set high on the Cotswold Wolds in a drafty and healthy spot. Ideal for tents, and a simple, rustic life. 

01451 820285


Fleece Inn, Bretforton, Nr Evesham

You can hire Moongazer, a bow top caravan in the Fleece’s orchard. The inn also does B&B. Its a half-timbered medieval farmhouse that became an inn in 1848. There’s a fine collection of pewter. Morris Dancing and folk music are regular events. Pretty garden, too.

01386 831173  

Notgrove Estate

You can hire a Glamping Pod that sleeps up to 4 persons all year round. En-suite showers with WC, kitchenette, TV, WIFI and linen available. And, you can run free in 1,500 acres of Cotswold countryside. Games room, tennis court and bike hire. Friendly farm animals to indulge in. No family pets.

01451 850468  

Organic Farm Shop, Burford Road, Cirencester

An organic camp site beside the Farm Shop. Their dictum: 'Eating organic is eating from the Earth, back to nature void of pesticides. All growing freely without insecticides,' is their passion and raison d’être. Café open Tu-Sa 9-5, Sun 11-4.  

 01285 640441


Thistledown Farm, Nympsfield

Promotes the awareness of agricultural and environmental practices by tackling ecological issues head on in a fun way with courses and events. Wild camping and wildlife trails. Farm shop and Fieldfare Café. Organic campsite. Open daily 9-5.

01453 860420



Tunnel House Inn, Tarlton Road, Nr. Cirencester

Rural pub in idyllic location beside the Thames and Severn Canal. Childrens play area. Dogs welcome. Small camping area.

01285 770280  


Fireside Glamping, Westley Farm

80-acre hill farm of ancient woodlands, flower-rich hay meadows, and steep banks of limestone grassland with traditional stone (self-catering) cottages spread over the hillside. For the more adventurous try one of the two Turkoman style yurt tents situated in the diddly-dumps.

07519 883232  

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