Charity Barn, Windmill Road, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, GL6 9EEView on map
04 Atkins Alpacas
07 Atkins Alpacas
Why stay here ...
The CL is idyllically located on one of the highest inhabited plateaus in the UK. The adjacent 580 acre Common is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, part managed by the National Trust, where the long parallel ditches and mounds of a former Iron Age fort can be found.
We only opened in 2014 but due to demand we now have electricity to all of our pitches.
The town of Stroud is just 4 miles away with its Farmers Market regularly voted ‘Best in Country’. The reason for this is that the market only sell produce produced by local people, and some of the best food and hand crafted goods. Further afield the Georgian town of Bath is a 30 mins drive with Cheltenham (20 mins) and Cirencester (15 Mins) closer.
A very good pub and restaurant The Lodge is just an easy ten minute level stroll away. The Golf course comes up to the boundary of our farm.
There are some lovely walks and cycle rides in beautiful countryside virtually on our own doorstep, with views across the five valleys, and on a clear day the River Severn can be seen winding its way across the landscape.
My wife Sue makes many different varieties of marmalade, jam and chutney which she sells at local Farmers Markets and they are also available on our farm. She has also just started baking the most delicious gluten free cakes, biscuits, muffins and savouries. These are a must try if you have a gluten intolerance and Sue sells out every single week.
Currently our farm has no alpacas and we have horses on livery at different times and you may be lucky to see a young foal this year as well.
We are now able to take dogs should owners wish to bring them with them. As we are surrounded by common land there are some really nice walks right on our door step. Should you wish to pop in the car for two miles then you can walk along the pathways of the Stroud water canal. If cycling is your thing then again some we have some excellent bike rides with lovely pubs and restaurants in almost any direction you choose.
There are many things to do around Minchinghampton from visiting a Roman Villa at Chedworth or lovely old villages such as Bibury. With pubs, restaurant, golf course and horse riding on your doorstep you are quite literally spoilt for choice.
For those of you with an interest in Horses then we are five minutes from Gatcombe Park Horse trials and an easy 15 to 20 minutes drive from Badminton.
We are just above the little town of Nailsworth with a variety of shops and two supermarkets for supplies. Or just a short walk into the lovely old town of Minchinhampton and many of its old Cotswold stone buildings are mentioned in the Doomsday book - their narrow streets were designed for quieter times and a horse and cart.
We do offer a battery charging service should you need it. We are proud to be members of the Club. When our children were small, some 26 years ago, we had some fantastic holidays visiting CLs that our children still talk about to this day. We can promise you that we will do our utmost to make your stay as happy and memorable as our visits were.
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Types of pitch: grass
Electric hook up available
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- GL6 9EE
- Lat 51.707413 / Lon -2.201965
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- Buses go to: Stroud, Cirencester
- Nearest train station: Stroud
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We have just spent a wonderful BH weekend at this CL. We found the site easily, and had a warm welcome from Nicholas, who also lent us an extra electric cable as the EHU points are all in one place. The site is a level grass area,with good facilities, overlooking the fields and Minchinhampton Common, which is just outside the gate. We were watched while setting up by the very inquisitive Alpacas, who also kept us entertained over the weekend. There are plenty of walks directly from the site, although there are some steep hills, so be warned! Minchinhampton is a level walk away, which took us about 15 minutes, with a shop, cafe and fish & chip shop.However the pub is now closed. Stroud has a wonderful farmers market every Saturday, and Sue from the site sells her jams & Chutney, which I can recommend. The National Trust who manage the common had a Kite festival on the Sunday, and the sky was full of kites in many different shapes and sizes. Can also recommend a visit to Winstones Ice Cream on Rodborough Common. We had a great weekend, and will definitely be back, as soon as possible.