Cotswolds Camping

UK England South East England Oxfordshire Charlbury

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
Simple camping surrounded by all the delicious Oxfordshire and Cotswolds village food offerings

Under new ownership since the summer of 2019, Cotswold Camping, haf an hour from Oxford, has long been a stalwart of the quieter camping scene in the north of the Cotswolds. Thankfully, Keith and Nicole Dighton have picked up where the previous owners left off, not only maintaining a well organised, extremely relaxed experience for everyone who stays but also making extra additions, including new glamping pods, a cute toy shed for youngsters and two seperate meadows for groups, with their own kitchen and toilet facilities.

The campsite is on the edge of the beautiful market town of Charlbury, with stunning views across the Evenlode Valley. It offers a spacious main camping field flanked by pine trees, with walks across open countryside accessible through a gate at the back. Caravans aren’t banned, but there’s more grass than hardstandings and the scale of this site appeals far more to dedicated tenters. It’s a perfect place to kick back, fill your lungs with fresh air, read the paper, and listen to the surrounding cows, sheep, and chickens. Oh, and waking up to the soft cooing sounds of resident wood pigeons is priceless.

As well as being a great springboard for visiting the surrounding Oxfordshire and Cotswolds villages, with their honey-coloured stone buildings, Cotswolds Camping is surrounded by yumminess of the food variety. Wander into Charlbury for its many pubs, or head to the little village of Chadlington for a community-managed shop at its best, complemented by a coffee shop that sprawls out on to the pavement a few doors down. You’re not in the middle of nowhere here, but it feels like it.

Cool Camping Update, December 2020: Due to issues regarding Covid and an unexpected increase in demand, the new owners of Cotswolds Camping endured a difficult first season and standards temporarily slipped below those expected during peak months. Cool Camping has been working with the campsite to ensure standards are returned to usual and we visited Cotswolds Camping in September 2020. As a result, Cotswolds Camping has now been re-approved for continued inclusion in the Cool Camping collection and we are happy to once again recommend Cotswolds Camping to Cool Campers. Your ongoing feedback is appreciated.



We have a small shop onsite for all your essentials. The facilities are new and immaculate, including separate toilet blocks with free showers and shaver points-although we do not supply toilet roll. Kitchen with free use of a fridge, toaster, kettle, and washing-up sink. Brand-new disabled/family shower room; additional outside washing up area, and electric car charging point.  There’s a basketball hoop, a little wood for hide-and-seek, as well as access to miles of footpaths through the campsite gate. Campfires and BBQs allowed but must be well raised off the grass. 

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, caravans, glamping, well behaved dogs – yes. Large groups – by prior arrangements only in our group fields. 


Chadlington village (2 miles away) has an excellent wooden adventure playground. The stately home of Blenheim Palace in Woodstock is only 6 miles away. The picture-postcard town of Burford is 9 miles away, and boasts the Cotswold Wildlife Park (01993 823006), home to rhinos, wolves, and leopards.

Food & Drink

Nearby Charlbury offers many shops, the CAMRA-award winning Rose & Crown pub (01608 810103), and the Bull Inn (01608 810689) for excellent food. There are also several smaller cafés and spots to grab a takeaway sandwich. If you really want to live the high life, cruise on over to Daylesford organic (01608 731700) near Kingham for upmarket cream teas and the most beautifully packaged pint of milk on the planet.


Start of March–October (end of October half term).

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The Owner Says

* Under new management *

Cotwolds Camping is a small country site for 80 pitches (each for one caravan, tent or campervan) we also have two group fields available to hire with your own facilities. With views over the Evenlode Valley of West Oxfordshire. It is an ideal location to explore the Cotswolds, and Oxfordshire. Oxford is an easy train journey away, and Stratford-upon-Avon about 27 miles. Grass pitches with electric hook-ups available, parking adjacent to pitch and also electric car charging point. The campsite manager can be found on-site.


30 pitches, most have access to hook ups. They are in 3 distinct areas, including a new field with fewer hook ups. A sole use family/group field with its own kitchen/dining area for 6–10 pitches. Plus 2 camping pods.

Grass Pitch (Tent Only)

Grass pitch Sleeps 4 30 Available
Small Grass Pitch for one tent. Select your own pitch in one of Cotswolds Camping's three fields and enjoy peace and wonderful views. There is usually space for games, or you can potter in the wood and explore the paths from the site.

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Contact Cotswolds Camping, Cotswolds Camping, Spelsbury Road, Charlbury, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 3LL

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Getting There

From Charlbury (off the A44) go north on the B4026 towards Spelsbury. After about a mile, the site entrance is on a bend on the right. Train to Charlbury then bus no. X9 (run by RH transport), towards Chipping Norton, will drop you off at the gate.


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