Campden Yurts

UK England South West England Gloucestershire Chipping Campden

  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
Campfires, countryside and comfortable glamping yurts, all on the outskirts of the Cotswolds' prettiest town

Picturesque Chipping Campden, in the northern stretches of the Cotswolds, is both famously pretty and elegantly varied, with its high street showcasing several centuries of architectural styles all in one long, terraced row. It seems appropriate that, across the fields, there’s a place similarly diverse in style, but just as pleasing on the eye.

Campden Yurts is a hillside small holding turned glamping site offering simple, comfortable, family friendly holidays. Where once goats, ponies and chickens roamed and rows of vegetables grew, there now sit two spacious, 18ft yurts, each accommodating up to five people. A wood-burning stove, rugs, sheepskin throws and fold out futons dot each interior, while a main double bed boasts views up through the central crown window to the stars above. During the day natural sunlight pools through the circular space, while a discreet solar power battery system allows for some extra lighting at night. In addition, each yurt has its own private bathroom, and they also share a well-equipped kitchen room.

Despite this excellent self-catered set-up, owner Jane particularly likes seeing guests outside their yurts, where tripods and grills are provided for a more authentic cooking experience. Campfires are very much a part of the Campden Yurts experience and if you really fancy taking it up a notch, there’s even a cob oven you can use, lighting a wood-fire inside and cooking your own pizzas.

Stretch your legs with the short walk to Chipping Campden where you can stock up on goodies from the local delicatessen and grocery stores – the market town is brimming with refreshing, independent shops, galleries and a museum celebrating Campden's Arts and Crafts movement – then take a break in one of the tiny tearooms. It takes around 15 minutes to stroll the footpath into town. Popular waterside towns, Upper Slaughter and Bourton-on-the-Water, are also both just a short drive away. Each vies for the title of the prettiest town in the Cotswolds.

Alas, not every town can win that accolade, but Chipping Campden is certainly on the shortlist. What with its honey-coloured houses, 17th-century market hall and cluster of National Trust-owned properties, it really does offer the quintessential Cotswolds experience. And now, with a yurt glamping retreat on the doorstep, it’s on the shortlist of Cool Camping’s favourite places too.

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Facilities

Your yurt will be furnished with king size beds and double futons made up as beds or sofas depending on your party requirements. All bedding and linen is included and the yurts also have blankets, rugs, wood-burning stove, 2 ring gas stove, storage, lamps and solar lights. There is no electricity in the yurts but phone-recharging is possible in the utility room. Dogs are welcome in Buttercup yurt only.

Each yurt has its own private bathroom a very short distance away with flushing loo, sink, electric shower, mirror and hair dryer. You can leave your towels and toiletries in here.

The utility room has large washing up sinks, a fridge per yurt, a microwave, electric kettle, toaster and food storage.

Outside covered cooking area with seats and tables too, next to the cob oven. Campfires (and campfire cooking) encouraged. Weekly pizza evenings using the cob oven. Free-range chickens roaming around the place. Ample car parking at the entrance (close to the yurts) and wheelbarrows can be used to transport bags/sleepy children the short distance to the yurts.

Suitable For

We are a Glamping site only. We do not take campers with tents, campervans or caravans.

We are not a venue for lively stag or hen parties.

We welcome couples, families  and small groups of up to 10 people.

The uneven ground, gravel pathways and the hillside setting mean it's not suitable for wheelchair users.

Well Behaved dogs: You are welcome to bring 1 large or 2 small/medium dogs to Buttercup Yurt only.

Nearby

There are so many things to do and enjoy around Chipping Campden and North Gloucestershire. The scenery and landscape, the small market towns and pretty villages. We have National Trust properties, gardens, arboretums, castles and a palace all within the Cotswolds.

One place to visit for a great day out is Adam Henson's (of BBC Countryfile fame)  Cotswold Farm Park. Take a tractor safari around the farm, see the rare breeds and feed the lambs/kids. A little bit further afield near Burford is the Cotswold Wildlife Park with giraffes, rhinos, hippos and other animals. Both attractions are great for families.

For many, simply exploring the pretty Cotswold villages is the main attraction. Easy but pleasant footpaths link most villages together. The small market town of Chipping Campden is just a 15 minute walk from our glamping site. It has plenty of English pubs, independent shops, tearooms, bistros, galleries and a museum. The main Church – St. James – is a wool church and is famed for having one of the oldest altar tapestries (pre-Reformation) and largest brass works in England. Campden's high street is famously pretty but unusual – long, broad and flanked on each side by an almost unbroken single terrace of varied architectural styles. You can read more is our blog. Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water are a short drive away, as well as Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford, a little further.

Food & Drink

Our glamping site is  well equipped for self-catering (and campsite cooking). All you need from pots, pans, colanders, graters, chopping boards etc are all here. You can also buy homemade jams, marmalades & chutneys.  Seasonal produce (when available) including tomatoes, plums and apples. Breakfast hampers stuffed with farmshop goodies can be pre-ordered.

In Chipping Campden there are a number of tea-rooms, 7 pubs/hotels and restaurants. These include The Eight Bells, The Lygon and The Noel Arms who host award-winning curry nights. Great cakes and light lunches can be enjoyed at The Bantam tea-rooms, Campden Coffee Company and The Badgers. Chipping Campden also offers shops including the Co-Op, One Stop and a meat/fish and greengrocers along with 2 delicatessens.  Chinese and Indian take-aways available too. Both local farm shops sell local produce and have cafes.

We host regular Pizza Parties on site for our guests. We provide homemade dough and sauce - you just bring your toppings of choice. These are great fun, interactive and tasty! Just let Jane know in advance/upon arrival if you would like to have a pizza party during your stay,

Opening Times

Late March – October (weather permitting).

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The Owner Says

Campden Yurts is a small glamping site in the North Cotswolds. We welcome couples, families (up to 6 members including children) and small groups (max 5 adults per yurt).  We can provide travel cots and high chairs upon request.
Our central location and easy access by road means we are ideal for reunions!  We are not a site for hen or stag parties unless they are calm, quiet affairs!
Each yurt has a king size bed, 2 double futons, a woodburner with a generous basket of wood, kindling and lighters included. A 2-ring gas stove is also provided with kettle, mugs and spoons.
Your private bathroom is very close by and has an electric shower, flushing loo, sink and hair dryer. Towels can be dried inside or outside.
Dogs are welcome in Buttercup Yurt only - please check conditions.
There is no wi-fi on site but the roaming/mobile data is good.
Our indoor/outdoor room is a large wooden shelter with seats and table. The cupboards are well stocked with board games and activities.
Our separate cook hut which holds a full gas cooker with oven, grill and hob and has plenty of pots, pans and trays.
The utility room has a large double sink for washing up, an electric kettle, toaster and microwave and a fridge per yurt. 
We encourage you to make the most of being outdoors - campfires are encouraged and each yurt has a separate campfire area, plus a hammock.
We run pizza parties for guests using our unique cob pizza oven called 'Bob'.

Accommodation

A pair of 18ft yurts, each sleeping up to 5 people comfortably.

Buttercup

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 5
Buttercup offers comfort and relaxation with a king size bed, futons, rugs and soft Cotswolds sheepskins to keep you warm...

Daisy

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 5
Daisy offers comfort and relaxation with a double bed, futons, rugs and soft Cotswolds sheepskins to keep you warm...

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Location

Contact Campden Yurts, Hillside Nursery, Kingcombe Lane, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire GL55 6PN

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Getting There

From the M5, junction 9 Tewkesbury/Evesham. Follow A46/A44 and take the first left at the top of Fish Hill. Stay on this road for approximately 3 miles and Campden Yurts is on the right. Use Sat Nav 'GL55 6PN' but do not turn off King Combe Lane – the site entrance is on the road, do not follow the farm track opposite.

Moreton-in-Marsh and Honeybourne are the nearest train stations. A small number of local buses do service Chipping Campden too including Excel.

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