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. 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
  • 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.
  • Please note there is no electric car charging at this CL. Nearest point Bridgeway Car Park, Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon

Facilities on site ...

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

Prices

Useful Info

Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

1 acres

Some sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

Electric amperage: 16

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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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We stayed here over the Bank Holiday, all communication prior to (and after) arrival was good with a comprehensive information sheet on the do/don'ts before our arrival. The whole site is immaculate, well mown areas, the facilities were very clean and tidy. Two toilets/showers although we didn't use them but had a peak and they were spotless, as was the dishwashing area for the campers who were pitched in the adjacent field. The layout for the CL users is in the shape of a clockface plus one safari tent. The fully serviced pitches were a good size although you have to park your car in the separate (close) car park, all divided by hedging. Entry to the site is via a secure gate with keypad. There is not a dedicated dog walk, however plenty of room to exercise your dog on lead. We found the site to be very quiet, especially at night, the silence only broken by the flagpole when the wind picked up. A pleasure to talk to the goats who came over for a head scratch. There are a choice of farmshops to visit in the local area which enabled us to stock up on some essentials, can recommend Wykham Farmshop close to Banbury with its large butchery and other supplies. It is clear that a lot of pride is taken with this CL, its definitely one we would return to, we enjoyed our stay here.

Sporadicus

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Reviewed on 29/08/2023 18:14

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This is the best CL site we have ever used, lovely walk around site, great Local Pubs, ideal for day trips out to the Cotswolds. But don't tell everyone, we don't want it to get to busy. We will be back,, Arnie

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Reviewed on 16/08/2023 16:42

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We've just returned from a lovely 4 nights at Crofts Barn in our motorhome ... This peaceful site is run by Stephanie and her husband, who are always on hand to help or answer any questions. The whole site is immaculate and grounds well kept. The toilets/showers are clean and hot water always available. We enjoyed feeding the 4 very cute goats! There are 5 large pitches in a circle, each secluded by hedging, so you're not overlooked by the 'neighbours'. There is camping field which is separate to the touring pitches. Majority of the local pubs are closed on Monday & Tuesday, we ordered a yummy Indian delivery with no problem and came on time! There is a local butcher about 3 miles away and can highly recommend their Pork Pies, Scotch Eggs, homemade Sausages and all the meat we bought for BBQ was lovely. The local pub opens at weekends, but we visited midweek, so needed our tow car to go further afield for pub food and local shops. There are quaint surrounding villages. Would definitely return to this tranquil site and a lovely part of Oxfordshire - thank you Stephanie for making us feel welcome - highly recommend Crofts Barn 5*

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Reviewed on 13/08/2023 20:28

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We were due to stay for the Bank Holiday weekend. The site was so peaceful with beautiful sunsets and the facilities always really clean. After a lovely few days it all went wrong as our dog was taken seriously ill. Thanks to the information board we had a local vets details and were able to get him treated. It was touch and go and involved 48 hours in the veterinary hospital but we have him back and fingers crossed he's on the mend. I can't thank Stephanie and Wayne enough for allowing us to extend our stay. Stephanie also kept in touch to see how Shelby was doing. I can't recommend this site highly enough, we will definitely be back 😀

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Reviewed on 30/05/2023 21:15

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We recently returned from a short break at Crofts Barn. The site is immaculately maintained with spacious fully serviced pitches and a modern shower/WC block.

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Reviewed on 23/04/2023 19:49

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