Hayles Fruit Farm

UK England Gloucestershire

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Good walks nearby
A tranquil retreat in a beautiful rural location

So beautiful and tranquil is this campsite that people travel from as little as three miles away to stay here! It’s also a great base for exploring the Cotswolds, with Cheltenham in one direction and the honey-coloured stone of Stanway, Stanton and Broadway in the other.

The site is pretty well equipped, with a great farm shop and café. But as Hayles is a family-run fruit farm, you can also take the opportunity while you’re here to do some PYO (pick your own), starting with strawberries and other soft fruits in May, plums in August and apples and pears through to October. 

The vibe is laidback in the extreme. There’s a six-acre field where you’re more or less free to pitch wherever you like, and everyone rubs along nicely, with plenty of fresh Cotswold air to breathe in and field space in which to throw a ball around, or just stretch out to read the paper. There’s a slight slope to the field, but young fruit trees have been planted to create shade, shelter and interest,so all in all it’s very pretty. 

At dusk,listen and look out for the locals – roe deer, muntjac
and foxes – before stoking up the fire and doing
a spot of stargazing. There are firepits, with wood for sale from the campsite shop, which also sells all manner of excellent produce, including (natch) plenty of fresh fruit and really good local cider.

As for the surroundings, they’re glorious, with plenty to do, including easy access to the 100-mile-long Cotswold Way, which runs from Chipping Camden to Bath. The nearby Cotswold Farm Park is great for kids, but really the best way to experience Hayles Fruit Farm is to hang out here and do, well, not much at all. 

Details

Facilities

Campfires allowed. Plenty of tent pitches plus 15 electric hook-ups, 12 with hard-standing. 4 ladies & 4 gents toilets. 2 showers. Two fishing lakes (bring your own equipment & licence).

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, caravans, group, dogs – yes. 

Nearby

Walkers love being close to the Cotswold Way. The hike up the hill to Farmcote Herbs (01242 603860) has great views, and Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park (01451 850307) satisfies fans of farm animals. There are also the striking ruins of Hailes Abbey (01242 602398), a 13th century Cistercian abbey. 

Food & Drink

The Hayles farm shop is open every day and sells most things you might need, though they're happy to order in if there's anything specific you want. The farm café also does a great cooked breakfast. Winchcombe, 3 miles away has many food shops and several good pubs, including the excellent Lion Inn (01242 603300). If you want a good old Cotswold pub, try the Halfway House (01541 850344) at Kineton. There's also the Mount Inn, Stanton (01386 584316), just outisde Broadway, which serves local Donnington ales (brewed in Moreton-in-Marsh) and food every day at lunchtime and evenings.   

Opening Times

All year. 

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Location

Contact Hayles Fruit Farm, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5PB

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Getting There

Leave Winchcombe on the B4632 (towards Toddington). After about 2 miles take a right into Hayles and follow the signs.

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