Crofts Barn

Epwell, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6LR

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Ideal for ...

  • Adults
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

Crofts Barn is the ideal location to explore the most northerly point of the Cotswolds AONB. We are a nonworking small holding with a variety of family pets, donkeys, hens, a horse and dogs. From our pitches you will undoubtedly take pleasure in the fabulous scenery and birds that will feed from the many feeders situated around the site.

  • Well mown pitches
  • Private individual pitches
  • All pitches serviced (grey waste point & water)
  • EHU (centrally located)
  • Centrally heated shower/wc room
  • Scenic views
  • Abundant wildlife (Great spotted woodpeckers, Green Woodpeckers, Red Kite, Fallow Deer, Badgers and Foxes)
  • Secure gated access
  • Owners available on site
  • Information centre
  • Fresh eggs
  • Lak's Thai Kitchen - home cooked Thai food delivered to you
  • Visit our website for more information.

We offer books and maps on local walks (available to borrow) taking in local (dog friendly) village pubs. There are also plenty of local pubs and restaurants to visit in the area, we have menus to view along with trip advisor reviews.

Apart from admiring the scenery and watching wildlife there is plenty to do nearby that will cater for all taste. Explore neighbouring Cotswold villages such as the Venice of the Cotswolds - Bourton on the Water.

Local Market towns include Banbury, Burford, Chipping Norton, Chipping Campden, Moreton in Marsh, Shipston on Stour, Stow on the Wold, Witney, Wichcombe, Woodstock.

Local towns include Oxford, Stratford Upon Avon, Bicester, Leamington Spa, Warwick, The Cotswolds.

Local theatres, RSC, The Bear Pit, Royal Spa Centre, Oxford Playhouse, New Theatre Oxford.

Visit local National Trust properties such as Upton House, Farnborough Hall, Chastleton House, Snowshill Manor. Why not take in a play at the RSC in Stratford Upon Avon or visit Anne Hathaway's cottage or William Shakespeare birthplace trust.

Film & TV Locations

  • Lark Rise to Candelford - Chavenage House was the setting for 'Lark Rise to Candleford' the great British drama set in the 19th century.
  • Poldark - BBC's remake of Poldark, the romantic saga set in 18th century Cornwall, Chavenage House featured as the 'Poldark' family home.
  • The Libertine - the Cotswold manor Stanway House featured in the film 'The Libertine' where Johnny Depp plays a debauched 17th century poet.
  • Harry Potter - Gloucester Cathedral has been used in many of the 'Harry Potter' films as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
  • Bridget Jones's Diary was filmed in the beautiful Cotswold village of Snowshill where there is a snowy Christmas scene just before the family festive party. For 'Bridget Jones's Baby' christening scenes were shot in the church at Swinbrook.
  • Cinderella - Blenheim Palace was used as one of the locations. The Grand and Bladon Bridges set the scene for the carriage journey to the Palace when Cinderella goes to the ball.
  • Downton Abbey - The Cotswold village of Bampton doubles as the fictional village of Downton. Many of the houses, churches and pub exteriors have been used in the filming. Cogges Manor Farm also featured prominently as Yew Tree Farm, where Lady Edith's illegitimate baby was looked after.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (shared use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (non-exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

1 acres

Some sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
OX15 6LR
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GPS:
Lat 52.073958 / Lon -1.488454
OS field ref:
SP352418
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Banbury and Stratford upon Avon
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Quiet little get away.

Crofts Barn
We have just spent 2 lovely nights here. The site is beautifully thought out and immaculate. Its so peaceful and quiet here. Loved the added bonus of the Horse, Donkeys and Goats. Yes you pay a bit more than most sites but to us it was worth the cost. Thank you to our hosts for their warm welcome and recommendations of where to eat etc.

waynehinch

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Reviewed on 21/09/2021 00:15

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Crofts Barn
Thank you to Stephanie for answering our phone call on Saturday afternoon when we were desperately searching for an alternative CL site after having to cancel our planned booking at another site! Easy booking system on line and an hour later we were parking up in our VW Campervan. Loved the well thought out design of the site, with beech hedges which gave privacy. Spotless toilet/ shower facilities, and appreciated the washing up area. Nice site walk planned out for you. Very peaceful rural location, couldn’t help noticing the beautiful mature Ash trees, hope they are still here in 10 years time and they don’t succumb to Ash Chalara. A very beautiful location, with plenty of walking opportunities on our next visit.

MarthaMates

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Reviewed on 25/08/2021 21:51

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Crofts Barn has been on my "must visit" list for some time, it's layout is very different from the norm. The booking in process was 1st class. Emails were answered promptly, the required deposit was sent by bacs, and two weeks before arrival we had a reminder that the deposit was due. A week later we had another communication giving us all arrival details, electronic gate code and where to find all the facilities with a plan of the site. All very efficient. Our pitch was slightly sloping, because of heavy rain the day before we arrived it was not too easy to level up. The serviced pitch tap and grey waste were a joy to use. Crofts Barn is Adult Only, another big plus. This is what we were paying for, a heafty £30 per night, it has to be good. At no point in our 5 night stay did we meet the owners. That I find very odd. The site and pitches are dominated by a self catering Safari Tent. The adjacent caravan pitches are very close, and as with awnings, a canvas sheet does not stop sound, spoken or other, from escaping. At gone midnight we could clearly hear the occupants enjoying their stay. We were not adjacent, it must have been grim for the two vans that were. So,because of the Safari Tent, we would not return to Crofts Barn. If it was to be taken away or moved to its own location away from the caravan pitches, we would. What a shame to spoil such an unusual CL.

willbee

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Reviewed on 06/08/2021 15:23

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lovely peaceful site with great owners.

Crofts Barn
Lovely site with unusual clock faced design for the pitches with means that you are not overlooked by other vans. The pitches are fully serviced and the shower and toilet facility was spotless. Easy access and lots of lovely places to visit close by. It is clear that the owners take pride in the site and they are very friendly and helpful.

Peakmonkey

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Reviewed on 11/09/2020 19:20

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Crofts Barn
This CL is a lovely site in the beautiful Cotswolds, all pitches are serviced making it very convenient for water and grey waste, they are laid out in a circular fashion with hedges in between making the pitches feel very private, there is a nice dog walking area attached to the site, lovely walking areas, the site is quiet and well maintained, Stephanie was a great host ensuring we were aware of all we needed to know, and kept the toilet/shower immaculately clean and sanitised, the site was Covid compliant, we would not hesitate to return if we are in the area again and will certainly recommend it to our network of Motorhome/caravanning friends

Kilowatt Kev

Reviewed on 14/08/2020 21:29

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