Rouselands Farm Campsite

UK England South West England Wiltshire

  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
Traditional tent camping the kids will love on a working Wiltshire farm.
For an authentic slice of rural Wiltshire life, few places can compete with Rouselands Farm. Home to herds of cattle, sheep and horses, this 90-acre livestock farm in the north Wiltshire village of Brinkworth plays host to a wonderfully understated spot for traditional tent camping. Comprising just 10 informal pitches spread across a lush, gently undulating meadow (not to mention a single, lightly furnished bell tent), this family-friendly campsite brings things back to camping basics. There’s plenty of room to roam so kids can embark on their own adventures. As a proper working farm, they’ll get a real kick out of the daily hum of farmyard life as the tractors go about their rounds. There are no electric hook-ups or hard-standings meaning no rows of caravans to blight the idyllic scenes that surround the site. Facilities are more than ample with a newly-refurbished block offering proper shower and toilet facilities, plus some basic kitchen provisions. Campfires are welcome and firepits can be rented for a small charge. And with the farm’s very own reared meat available to buy onsite, your evening barbecue is sorted.

Away from the campsite, the local area is rich in things to see and do. Rouselands Farm lies on the eastern edge of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, whose quintessential chocolate-box towns and villages like Bourton-on-the-Water, Cirencester and Stow-on-the-Wold are all within easy reach. One of the country’s most picturesque villages, Corfe Castle, should also make the itinerary, not least for the ruins of its titular fortress. The mystical prehistoric plains of Salisbury and iconic Stonehenge are not too far away either while the North Wessex Downs (another AONB) lie a little further to the east – see if you can spot Wiltshire’s ubiquitous white horse hill figures. 

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Facilities

New facilities block features 2 showers, 2 toilets, 1 sink, 1 hand-wash basin, 1 microwave, 1 kettle, 1 fridge freezer, 1 coin-operated washing machine. Multiple power points inside and on exterior wall of facilities. Bell tent includes a double bed mattress with bed linen supplied, 2 roll out mattresses (own bedding required), camping stove, LED lighting, cushions, floor cushions, blankets and throws. Farm-reared produce available to buy onsite. BBQs and fires permitted. Firepits available for hire (£8) and wood (£5) for sale on site.

Suitable For

Tent campers, families, groups – yes. There is also space for a small self-sufficient camper van / motorhome. Dogs are not permitted (except guide dogs). 

Nearby

The Cotswolds is brimming with countless attractions with some the region’s loveliest towns like Malmesbury (10 mins drive), Cirencester (20 mins), Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold (25 mins) and Amesbury (45 mins drive) close to camp. Historic sites like Bowood House & Gardens (01249 812102), Stonehenge and Castle Combe village are within an hour’s reach – besides it’s eponymous ruin, the latter also features a model village (01929 481234), motor racing circuit ( 01249 782417) and the charming Swanage Railway (01929 425800)  The Wiltshire cycle path is just 5 mins from Rouselands Farm and there are numerous small country lanes to explore. On a hot summer’s day, cool off at Cotswold Water Park (01285 868096) with its lakeside beach and boats for hire.   

Food & Drink

For meat for the barbie, look no further than Rouseland Farm’s very own reared beef and lamb, with steaks, chops, joints and sausages all available to purchase on site. Nearby Fernhill Farm and Brinkworth Dairy (07977 580281) stock other local produce such as bacon, milk, yoghurt, and cheese, while the neighbours can supply farm-fresh eggs. There are a trio of cracking pubs all within a 5–10 mins drive of the site – The Three Crowns (01666 510366) in Brinkworth boasts a refined à la carte evening menu, as well as breakfasts on weekends. The Horse and Groom (01666 823904) in Charlton serves hearty pub grub alongside a great selection of real ales. The Rose and Crown at Lea (01666 822053) has a fantastic child-friendly beer garden and hosts live jazz in the evening.

Opening Times

Mid May–end of September (weather permitting). 

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The Owner Says

Head to our peaceful, family-friendly Wiltshire idyll and enjoy not only a spacious 10-acre campsite but also experience the inner workings of our farm. The site boasts fantastic views out to the rolling countryside, yet it's just a short 10-minute drive from the historic town of Malmesbury and is close to the Cotswolds, where you can visit the likes of Castle Combe, a quintessentially English village. Escape to the Rouselands Farm and pitch up – we've got 10 spots for tents and our shower facilities have been recently refurbished – but for a little more luxury there's the recent additions of a Bell Tent and Shepherd's Hut. Come evening, light up a barbecue and enjoy some of our home bred and reared lamb and beef whilst watching the sun go down.

Accommodation

10 grass pitches for tents (max 4 people per pitch) and 1 furnished 4m bell tent (sleeps up to 4).

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Location

Contact Rouselands Farm Campsite, Rouselands Farm, Sundays Hill, Brinkworth, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 5AT

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Getting There

Postcode SN15 5AT may take you to the neighbouring Fernhill Farm, 100 metres up the hill. With Fernhill on your left-hand side, return down the hill and you will see the campsite entrance 50 metres on your right, with Rouselands Farm a further 100 metres on the right.

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