Smiths Farm

Yardley Road, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 5EH

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  • Peaceful stays

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Located centrally between Northampton, Milton Keynes and Bedford, Smith's Farm is a mile from the historic and beautiful market town of Olney, with the river Great Ouse running through it. There are countryside walks available in all directions.

The site at Smith's Farm is level and peaceful, sometimes with horses, sheep or cattle grazing in the surrounding paddocks.

"We do not make restrictions on arrival and departure times unless it is very busy on site.  If this occurs we will advise you in advance, otherwise you may arrive and depart at your convenience."

Olney itself has many interesting old buildings and a good selection of restaurants, as do many of the neighbouring villages.

A highlight of the area is a visit to Bletchley Park (30 minutes drive), home of WWII code breakers. Also within half an hour: Salcey Forest, Santa Pod Raceway, Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum and many country parks. Silverstone Racetrack can be reached in about 40 minutes.

Also available for rent is a 2 bedroom cottage (sleeps 3) with lounge and kitchen facilities.

For more information please see our Website.

Please note : this site does not accept dogs

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  • Battery charging
  • TV reception: good

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Lat 52.169319 / Lon -0.714809
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Milton Keynes

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D Dean - First timers

Been members for 2 years and this is our first CL site, Wonderful! Everything my wife and I wanted, I was working locally in Bedford and also visited a relation in Deanshanger (about 30 mins away. Lovely owners and well kept site within easy reach of a lovely town Olney. If this is the Cl standard we'll be searching for a lot more in the future. Thank you the Smiths!! we'll be back! Dave and Sue

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Lovely Bank Holiday Weekend stay

We've just returned from a Bank Holiday weekend here and had a really lovely stay. The first thing to mention is that the entrance can be easy to miss when coming from Olney so take care! Whilst that entrance from the road is wide but potentially missable, the driveway through the farmyard and up the track is decidedly narrow but our 8ft wide twin axle caravan was OK! The track opens out as you climb the incline onto a wide-open space with far-reaching views over the countryside. Very pleasant indeed. The owner just lets you get on with it - he's very relaxed and just wants people to enjoy themselves, as long as they are not annoying other campers which is fair enough (although one person's fun can be another person's annoyance!). Our slight issue with this is that the field itself is so small there is nowhere appropriate for the kids to run around and let off steam. Just be mindful of this if, like us, you have kids that need to burn off energy. It must be bordering on the smallest allowed site bearing in mind allowances for distancing between vans and not blocking the entrances to the gates at either end of the field. I think this might also be partly why the owner doesn't allow groundsheets as if you wreck the grass it has no time to recover as there is little alternative as to where or how to pitch. It must be said that the grass was lovely and short whilst we stayed there with no cuttings left around either which was appreciated. There are EHU points and a water tap on each side of the site and the CDP is in an almost over - convenient place - it's in sight of all pitches. This site is close to various attractions including Emberton and Irchester Country Parks and Olney itself is a charming little town with lots of independent shops and free parking! Wellingborough is about 15 minutes away as a larger town with all your regular shops and amenities including a Morrisons that sells LPG so you can top up your Safefill cylinder there as we did. Overall we had a lovely stay and is a well-kept site with an open feel but be wary that it is very small.
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First Trip awau and a lovely relaxing peaceful time it was!

We spent the weekend here , trying out our caravan for the first time so wanted to keep local to home. Communication was great, The owner kindly messaged before arrival to say about roadworks that may affect us, but luckily didnt. Everyone on the farm was friendly and welcoming and would talk and wave to my children. We loved waking up to the horses in the morning. Beautiful peaceful relaxing. The owner came and said hello and let us see the alpacas and hens which my children loved ! Beautiful place just wish we could keep it a secret as we definitely will be returning. Thankyou so much.
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Away at last

We had another enjoyable long weekend on this lovely site and were once again made very welcome by the owner Derek and his family. This is a well maintained, quiet site located in the countryside 1 mile from the interesting town of Olney where there are all services available. The River Great Ouse flows on the outskirts of the town next to which is the Emberton Country Park, a popular area for picnicking, fishing and walking. The five grass pitches are well marked and are in a fenced paddock overlooking rolling countryside. Water is available on both sides of the paddock making it easy to refill motorhome tanks with a hose. The chemical disposal and rubbish recycling point located conveniently just at the entrance to the paddock and again a motorhome waste tank could easily be emptied here using a hose. Stagecoach’s number 41 bus route, Bedford to Northampton via Olney, runs hourly past the site but there is no nearby dedicated bus stop and it was not established, if as a country bus, whether this could be flagged down. Good easy walking is available a short distance away via the side road leading to the Olney Park Farm Estate. This takes you into rolling arable farmland with fine views and woodland. If you are lucky and quiet you may, as I did see deer in the woodland.
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What a gem

Just back from a week staying at Smiths Farm, what a gem of a site. It's easy to find not too far from the A509. The site is immaculate and Derek the owner made us feel really welcome. The site is quite exposed and so can be a bit windy with good views over the surrounding fields. All grass pitches, no groundsheets, mostly level and no dogs allowed. You can hear some traffic noise but it really wasn't a problem and only in the distance. A short drive will take you into Milton Keynes in one direction and Wellingborough the other, also Bedford, Northampton not far about a 25 min drive. Plenty to see and do in surrounding area with the beautiful market town of Olney about a mile walk (down a country road though and wouldn't recommend with children) just a 5 min drive away with plenty of parking at various places in the town. Also has the lovely Cowper and Newton Museum in the town centre and Market on a Thursday. This was our first experience of a CL and would definitely use again.
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