Elmwicke Camping

UK England South West England Gloucestershire Cheltenham

  • Distance markers in shared facilities
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Good walks nearby
Family camping on a Severn Valley farm, with campfires to enjoy, animals to meet and tractor-and-trailer rides

Jon, Ruth and their three daughters are the fourth and fifth generation farming at Red House Farm. You'll see them all at some point during your stay, whether that's welcoming you, delivering wood, cleaning the facilities or having a good natter. Their family has run a campsite from the farm for eight years and love welcoming campers to stay and playing their part in helping others make lifelong memories. Located in the heart of the Severn Valley, with beautiful views of Malvern, Cleeve, May and Bredon Hills, their's is a pretty special place to stay.

Set on a working farm with a flock of Jacob sheep, small herd of rare breed Gloucester cattle, Pygmy goats (Mabel and Martha) and Bacon the pig, the campsite is home to far more residents than just the weekend visitors. Campers, though, have a huge meadow all of their own, bordered by a hedge but otherwise spacious, flat, open. The field is some seven acres in total, with a relaxed, pitch-where-you-like way of operating (great if you want to book with a group of families). It also means there's plenty of space for games of cricket, rugby, football and flying kites. You'll be here for five minutes and the kids will have already made new friends.

Facilities-wise, things are on the move, so it slightly depends on when you arrive this summer. There’s currently a small portable block of two toilets, two urinals, two wash basins and a shower but an all-new washblock is also opening from mid July. It will house additional washing up areas, a fridge, freezer, a washing machine and more. And as well as a handful of regular electric hook ups, the campsite is also modern enough to boast two electric vehicle charging points. That's not to say the place doesn't maintain a traditional camping vibe. Campfires are very much allowed and you can buy 'barbecue baskets' full of the farm's own produce for cooking on the flames.

While fun and games in the meadow will keep littl'uns busy, tractor-and-trailer rides to see the animals are undoubtedly a highlight for family visitors and it's a good opportunity for Jon and Ruth to teach visitors about their farm. The roaming cattle and the rural setting give the sense that you're a million miles from home, though, actually, the campsite has a rather convenient location. It's not too far from the M5, and it's 10 minutes from Cheltenham and Tewkesbury, so you never need to spend much longer than is needed in the car. The good road connections also put the Malvern Hills, the Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds within easy reach, with the likes of Cleeve Hill, Winchcombe and Sudeley Castle within a 15-minute drive.

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Facilities

We currently have a small portable block that comprises of 2 toilets, 2 urinals, 2 wash basins and 1 shower. We are incredibly excited to say that we are in the process of building a new amenities block which should be completed for 16th July 2021. The new building will have; Indoor washing up area (4 sinks and drainers), fridge, freezer and washing machine. Women; 4 toilets, 4 wash basins, three showers and hairdryer. Men; 3 toilets, 2 urinals, 4 wash basins, three showers and hairdryer/shaving point. Disabled accessible wet room; shower, toilet and hand basin. Family wet room; shower, toilet, hand basin and baby change unit. Unisex wet room; shower, toilet and hand basin. Reception/cafe with charging points for electronic devices In the camping field there will be 12 electric hook ups (16 Amps each), 2 electric vehicle charging points. We have an Elsan Point, grey waste disposal with wash up area. Drinking water points. Waste area with bins for general waste, recycling and glass bottles. Fire points are located around the field with fire buckets and extinguishers. We allow campfires (fire pits and bags of wood are available to hire and purchase) BBQs are permitted and home produced meat is available to buy individually or as BBQ baskets (salads, rolls, meat, dressing and sauces) We have hosted caravan rallies, small music festivals, weddings and birthday parties.

Suitable For

We welcome everybody to Enjoy Elmwicke. Seasoned campers through to complete beginners. Small and large tents, motorhomes, campervans and caravans. We love to see well behaved dogs on the campsite, we do ask that they are kept on leads as our livestock surrounds the campsite. There are plenty of places to take dogs for a walk.

Nearby

We are located just 10 minutes drive from the centre of Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and Bishops Cleeve. There is so much to see and do locally and a little more afield. Sandford Park Lido an Art Deco outdoor swimming pool is in the centre of Cheltenham and well worth visiting, just remember to bring your swimmers and towel! The iconic Cheltenham Racecourse is just 10 minutes away, they host numerous events as well as race meetings. Tewkesbury is also 10 minutes away which is a medieval town with some incredible buildings. You can hop aboard a river cruise and watch the world go by on the Avon. Sherdons Golf Course in Tredington is a 5 minute drive. They have a brilliant pirate themed mini golf adventure which is great fun for all ages. The Forest of Dean is around 40 minutes away where there are brilliant forest trails for cycling as well as a sculpture trail to walk. Puzzlewood is a fantastic place to visit. The wood has been used as a film location to many blockbuster films and television programmes. Finally, Gloucester is just 15 minutes drive. Gloucester Cathedral is a must see for all Harry Potter fans, we'll let you find out why for yourselves! Due to our rural location you need to drive to our nearest shops which are just 5 minutes away, Sainsburys, Aldi and Lidl. The campsite is a fantastic 7 acres. We love seeing children able to run around safely, play cricket, football and other games due to the open nature of the site.

Food & Drink

We are really lucky to call The Gloucester Old Spot pub our local. They are a freehouse and have fantastic ales, ciders and Perry available on draft. The food is amazing and been included in the Michelin Guide to pubs. They have a large outside area as well as indoors, so something to suit all. Five minute drive is The House In The Tree a great pub with outdoor and indoor space. There is a children's play area and animal petting zone. As a working farm we can supply you with home produced lamb, hogget and mutton, perfect for your BBQ and if you want all the hassle taken away salads, bread rolls, dressing and sauces to accompany. A small cafe will open in July offering coffees, teas, breakfasts and lunches.

Open

May–September.

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The Owner Says

Elmwicke campsite is located in the heart of the Severn Valley, with beautiful views of Malvern, Cleeve, Cotswolds, May and Bredon Hills. We are a working farm with a flock of Jacob sheep, small herd of rare breed Gloucester cattle, Pygmy goats (Mabel and Martha) and Bacon the pig. We have run a campsite from the farm for eight years and love welcoming campers to stay with us and help make magical memories. We think it's a pretty special place to stay. The campsite is a 7 acre field where you are able pitch where you'd like which is great whether you're on your own or booking as a group as you can be by your friends. We have acres of space for games of cricket, rugby, football, flying kites (we've seen it all). One of our favourite things is taking guests on a tractor/trailer ride around the fields to visit all the animals.

We are opening our new amenities block on16th July 2021 which will be amazing and make staying with us even better.

Jon, Ruth, their daughters Renna, Lucy and Georgie are the 4th and 5th generation farming at Red House Farm. You'll see all of us at some point during your stay whether that's welcoming you, delivering wood, cleaning the facilities or having a good natter with you.

Social Distancing Measures

Elmwicke Campsite will continuously monitor Government and Local Authority advice with regards to shared facilities and ensuring safety of all our guests. All guests will be required to book online. If additional logs, fire pits, breakfast baps or BBQ baskets are needed we will only take card payments onsite. Any camper or member of a family unit who displays Covid-19 symptoms will be expected to return home immediately - any unused days will be fully refunded. Person information required for test and trace purposes which is required at point of booking will be retained for 21 days. Shared facilities The toilets, showers and washing up area will be cleaned 5 times per day using a two stage process - cleaner followed by disinfectant. Whilst cleaning is taking place we will request guests do joy used the facilities. As owners we will wear appropriate PPE when cleaning. Automatic alcohol hand sanitiser will be located on a table outside the toilets and showers. Campers will be expected to use thus before entering and leaving. Inside the toilets and showers there will be cleaning wipes which can be used by guests to use on taps, sinks and toilets should they wish. Campers will be expected to wear face masks when using the facilities. We ask that the facilities are used if possible as family groups. Under 10s will require an adult to accompany them. The camping field is 7 acres which will provide ample space to pitch tents, caravans and campervans/motorhomes at least 5 metres away from other campers. We will expect campers to follow this rule. A notice board located outside toilets will show the risk assessment, cleaning schedule and other useful information.

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Pitches

50 grass camping pitches (around 10 or so with electrical hook ups).

Non-Electric Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 5 20 Available
It's a 7 acre field! You can pitch up anywhere you choose!

Non-Electric Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 5 18 Available
It's a 7 acre field! You can pitch up anywhere you choose!

Grass Pitch with Electric Hook-Up

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 5 12 Available
It's a 7 acre field! You can pitch up anywhere you choose!

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Location

Contact Elmwicke Camping, Red House Farm, Copse Green Lane, Hardwicke, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL51 9TB

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Getting There

We are conveniently situated five minutes away from M5 Junction 10 Cheltenham (southbound), 15 minutes from M5 Junction 9 Tewkesbury (North and Southbound), and just 10 minutes away from M5 Junction 11 Cheltenham (Northbound) and the A38. We are located 1 mile from The Gloucester Old Spot pub. Take first right up Copse Green Lane and we are at Red House Farm (first right turn) off lane. Our postcode will bring you directly to the campsite. Signs at the end of Copse Green Lane signpost the way.

The nearest train station is in Cheltenham Spa (five miles), which has a taxi rank outside.

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