Cricket Field Campsite

UK England South West England Gloucestershire Stow-on-the-Wold

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Staggered showering times
  • Distance markers in shared facilities
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
A pop-up riverside campsite in a classic Cotswold setting, 15 minutes' walk from the nearest pub

You don’t have to play cricket at this campsite. But it’s flat enough, it’s spacious enough and it’s green and pastoral enough that it somehow feels like an appropriate name; as English as Test Match Special and cucumber sandwiches in Hovis bread. The River Windrush forms the boundary, snaking along the eastern side, while the quiet road you enter and leave by, hidden behind a high hedgeline, borders the west. The only problem for cricketers is the grass, left wild and long in many places to maintain habitats for the bugs and birds. That and the tents, of course. You don’t usually see those on a cricket pitch.

Opened for the first time in 2021, Cricket Field Camping is a back-to-basics pop-up campsite with portable-style toilets, a few hot showers and drinking water taps. By and large it's the space and scenic Cotswold setting of the place that really makes it stand out. The camping meadow is blissfully quiet, with the little village of Temple Guiting 10 minutes’ walk north and the homely stone pub in Kineton 15 minute’s stroll to the south. The rest of the countryside is parcelled up into rolling fields and pockets of woodland, with the long-distance Diamond Way passing a few hundred yards away and the tower of a Norman church visible across the meadows.

Unsurprisingly, then, the campsite is a boon for walkers and those who can do without electricity and fancy facilities, but it’s a real hit with families too, thanks to its proximity to Cotswold Farm Park (two miles) and also the fact it allows campfires, which give the place that essential camping ambience. The river, too, makes the campsite a pleasant place to generally picnic, spend time and watch for wildlife and, though it’s too silty for safe swimming or paddling around, it makes a pleasing presence as you follow its banks on local footpaths, including the mile-and-a-half route to Ford, where a 16th-century courthouse (with dungeons) is now a characterful village pub with a wooden fort for children in the garden and inglenook fireplaces inside.

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Details

Facilities

There are four Portaloos and two hot showers and a picnic area there are sanitising stations and sinks for water and hand washing

Suitable For

Tents and Campervans are permitted, please call if you have a caravan, and a few may be permitted depending on site conditions and bookings, there is no electricity on site

Nearby

This is typical Cotswolds country – think rolling hills, sheep-dotted fields, woods and plenty of footpaths. It's a few hundred yards to the Diamond Way, which runs past Temple Guiding church, through the village and along the riverside, north, to Ford, where there's a decent pub (The Plough Inn; 01386 584215). In Ford, the Diamond Way also intercepts the Gloucestershire Way, heading east towards Stow-on-the-Wold, one of the most popular towns in the Cotswolds and seven miles by car from the campsite. The most notable attraction nearby is undoubtedly Cotswold Farm Park (01451 850307; two miles), where children can get hands on with the farm animals, but it's also five miles to Sudeley Castle (01242 604244), six miles to the English Heritage-owned ruins of Hailes Abbey (01242 602398) and five to quirky Snowshill Manor and Gardens (01386 852410), best known for its 20th-century owner, Charles Paget Wade, who amassed an enormous collection of eccentric objects that interested him and built a model harbour village around the garden pond.

Food & Drink

Further a field there are places in stow, Huffkins Tea shop, then Daylesford in Kingham, and Bledington has a beautiful pub on the green, The King's Head

Open

July–September.

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The Owner Says

The site is set in the most tranquil and beautiful locations described in the 18th century by one writer as being as near to Elyisum as could be, the Windrush undulates through the private estate's 80 acres and flows through the fileds and parkland which can be seen from the campsite, with views to the church and the river the landscaped gardens can also be glimpsed from the site. The site is set on a working farm, so you are at one with nature.  It is picturesque and peaceful with no light pollution.

Social Distancing Measures

As it is a large field we feel we can give you room to be away from other campers of up to 10 meters, we will clean the facilities twice a day and provide hand sanitiser for the use of guests and give a staggered shower time for the guests on site, we provide a non toxic anti-bac spray at all facilities for extra comfort of campers.
  • Masks must be worn in the toilet facilities.
  • No bookings of more than 2 families/bubbles..
  • Only 6 from same bubble in booking
  • Hand Sanitiser at all public shared facilities
  • Facilities cleaned twice daily
  • Family shower/bubble shower times
  • Mens and Womens designated loos
  • Large site for socially distanced pitches

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Pitches

Around 30 individual camping pitches, with a pre-pitched bell tent also available to hire.

Wild Meadow Pitches

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 29 Available
Grass pitches

The Nights Templar

Bell tent Sleeps 4
Our only glamping pitch

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Location

Contact Cricket Field Campsite, Temple Guiting Road, Temple Guiting, Kineton, Gloucestershire GL54 5RW

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Getting There

The nearest postcode is GL54 5RW  this is the school in Temple Guiting, coming from Temple Guiting towards Kineton it is about 1/4 of a mile on the left, it is the second gate.  Three fields from the church.  If coming from Kineton it is just before you arrive in Temple Guiting and it is on your right.

Check in is from 3.00 to 8.00 on a Saturday and 3.30 - 5 on other days

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