Crofts Barn

Epwell, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6LR

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  • 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

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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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Great CL

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

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Beautifully kept and peaceful CL

We are recently back from a 3 night stay at Crofts Barn CL site (end of July). Each of the pitches were laid out in a circular pattern, all grass, separated by low hedges, I presume to be the spokes on a wooden wheel, had their own drinking water tap and grey waste drain. There was a central hub which was the electric hookup for each of the 5 Caravans/Motorhomes. Each caravan did not directly look out on each other. Plenty of room on the pitch for both caravan and awning. Cars were parked in the car park, next to the site. The people who run the site were friendly and informative about the local area, although we were left to ourselves, we don’t mind that. The facilities, even though was just a single shower room with a wash basin and toilet, was spotless and plenty of room. We were advised 2 weeks prior to our stay, that due to COVID-19, restrictions had been applied to the use of the facilities, as it was situated in a building used by their office staff, hours of using the facilities were to avoid office hours Mon-Fri. As we stayed Fri-Mon, that didn’t bother us. There was a resident horse and donkeys in the paddock next to us and also chickens but were not roaming around. There weren’t any Alpacas, as we were advised when there, that they were not friendly. We weren’t there long enough to see any wildlife, but did see a few birds of prey and deer crossing the road nearby. On a walk we were advised of by the owners, did mention badgers and what to look out for, but, we must have gone on the walk at the wrong time of day but did see signs that they had been about. It was very quiet and peaceful and no obtrusive lighting at night time either. We also found that Crofts Barn was an ideal base to tour the Cotswolds, with places such as Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Campden, Broadway, Broadway Tower were only about 1/2 hour away by car and Banbury was about 20 minutes away by car as well. We would thoroughly recommend this site to anyone. Neil & Theresa
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A Wonderful and Peaceful Site

On my previous review I said I would return again soon. Well we have just returned from another week and rank it as one of the best CL's we have used. The grass pitch locations are large and there is plenty of space for a large awning with additional space as the car is located in their separate car parking area. Each pitch has water and electricity on tap and a drain for grey waste. The welcome from Stephanie was warm and much appreciated and she is obviously someone that seeks to provide the highest standards. If you choose the site you will not be disappointed. I recommend Crofts Barn unreservedly.
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Wonderful Stay

What can we say! A beautiful and well maintained site, stunning countryside, plenty of walks from the site and picturesque villages a step back in time. Unfortunately we had to return home halfway through our stay for a family emergency and were so sorry to leave as we had many more walks planned. We felt very safe and Stephanie had done everything possible to ensure this with good communication and spotless facilities. We met some lovely people, chatting at a social distance and watching the woodpeckers on the feeders Wonderful
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Lovely beautifully kept site

I don’t normally review sites, but I felt Croft Barn deserved a thumbs up. We went at the lifting of lock down and found the site immaculately kept. We were pre-warned the Full facilities couldn’t be open all the time. But we were more then happy with every bit of our holiday. We have already re-booked. Endorsement in its self. A beautiful site in a beautiful part of the country.🙃
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