Cotswold Hills Country Park

UK England South East England Oxfordshire Chipping Norton

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Good walks nearby
An established touring park with a spacious camping meadow, within striking distance of Chipping Norton

Think of the Cotswolds and you may well think of Chipping Norton. Although it’s really a gateway town to the hills that spread away to the south and west. It’s classic Cotswold stone appearance and its association with well-healed political and media personalities has earned it a reputation as a well-to-do hotspot. And, happily, it tends to live up to the hype, especially if you like food, with 17th-century inns like the Blue Boar to enjoy or Medieval pubs like the Chequers tucked away on Spring Street. Plus, of course, the odd punny place, like The Chipping Norton Tea Set.

Just a mile and a half from town, Cotswold Hills Country Park is within hopping distance of the action and, just off the A361, incredibly well connected to the rest of the Cotswolds AONB too. Opposite a storage unit and fronted by caravans it doesn’t necessarily strike you as ‘Cool Camping’ at first glance, but the sign at the entrance – ‘Free range eggs for sale’ – is the giveaway that, at its heart, this is still a classic, independent campsite with a warm heart and bags of space for tent campers.

The campsite is really a tale of two halfs, as a well-versed football commentator might say. The first half is made up of a popular touring site, with hard-standings and electrical hook-ups for motorhomes and a superb modern washblock with heating throughout, indoor washing up sinks and spacious facilities. The second half is a vast camping meadow for tenters. There’s room for about 60-odd pitches all told, with room to spare and plenty of space for kids to run around and make friends. Tent campers benefit from the same modern washblock as the touring site – the benefit of staying at a campsite like this is that, although you’re enjoying proper tent camping, you still get the guiltily good facilities of an established touring park.

Beyond the local town the Cotswolds proper unfurl. There’s excellent walking to be had, including the long-distance Shakespeare’s Way, which takes you from the middle of Chipping Norton down to the pretty village of Slaford and then along the valley to the neolithic Rollright Stones. Or you can venture by car to National Trust properties and pretty towns and villages, like Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water, all well within a half-hour drive of the campsite and all claiming that they, too, are the real Cotswolds hotspot, with their own fancy pubs and tea shops to their name and maybe even a famous politician or two.

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Facilities

Heated shower and toilet block with separate ladies and gents facilities. Disabled access washrooms. Indoor washing up room. Laundry facilities. WiFi access. General waste and recycling point. Chemical disposal point and motorhome point. Campfires are not permitted.

Suitable For

Everyone! Tents, campervans, motorhomes, caravans, dogs, kids, groups...

Nearby

The Cotswolds are really on your doorstep here and you can enjoy it in all forms. If you want that classic Cotswold town, walk from the campsite in to Chipping Norton, an up-market town with classic Cotswolds stone buildings, excellent pubs and delis and a good range of shops to nose around in. It's stereotypical Cotswolds living (and, in some cases, with prices to match!). If you're here for the walking and the hills, though, head to Great Rollright and join the long distance footpath, Shakespeare's Way to take in some of the best of the scenery, including the Rollright Stones – a group of limestone boulder monuments and a stone circle dating back to the neolithic times. Here for heritage and stately homes? Try the National Trust's Chastleton House (01608 674981; seven miles) or dog-friendly Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre (01386 701441; 11 miles), taking in the pretty village of Morton-on-the-Marsh along the way. Other hot spots like Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water area also within a 30 minute drive.

Food & Drink

It's a mile and a half into Chipping Norton, which has no fewer than five good country pubs along with a host of other cafés, delis and foodie delights. The Blue Boar (02034 370891) is on the closes end of the High Street to the campsite and also happens to be one of the best spots in the town. It's been a coaching inn since 1683, and still has plenty of original features on show, including beautiful oak beams and classic Cotswold stone walls. It's hearty pub food with a modern, gastro twist and it still has a good pub atmosphere with live music and quizzes. For more general stocking up, there's a CoOp and Sainsbury's in town, plus an Aldi on the edge of the town nearest the campsite.

Open

All year.

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The Owner Says

Cotswold Hills Country Park is an established camping park, located in the beautiful Cotswolds on the outskirts of the market town of Chipping Norton. Cotswold Hills Country Park is open 12 months a year, and welcomes caravans, motorhomes and campers. With an outlook over open countryside, our park provides the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Pitches

60 grass camping pitches in the big camping meadow, plus 70 caravan and motorhome pitches and static lodges in the main touring park.

Grass Camping Pitch - Non Elec

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 60 Available
Super spacious pitch, set in our allocated camping area of the site.

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Location

Contact Cotswold Hills Country Park, Cotswold Hills Country Park, Hook Norton Road, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5TE

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Getting There

From Chipping Norton take the A361 towards Banbury. At the Chaple House (Shell Garage) round about take the second exit towards Banbury. After about a quarter of a mile take the first left hand turn onto the Hook Norton Road. After approximately 300 yards, Cotswold Hills Country Park is on the left hand side, just past a small CL Caravan site. Look out for the red Calor Gas Sign.

The nearest train stations are at Kingham and Ascott-under-Wychwood, then, from there it's a 15-minute taxi journey to the campsite. A community bus network called The Villager links nearby villages with the Chipping Norton town centre.

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