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, alpacas, 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 (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (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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unusual peaceful site

we have just spent a very enjoyable week at this site,one small thing was lack of anywhere to put toiletries when in the shower.Sounds a small thing but as I am unable to bend down,it made things very awkward.

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Spent a wonderful week at this beautiful site surrounded by horses,sheep, donkeys, alpacas and chickens. As there were bird feeders on most of the pitches, we were lucky enough to have a Red Woodpecker visit us every day. The facilities were immaculate as was the rest of the site. It was easy to access and also easy access to other cities and places of interest ie, National Trust etc. Would have no hesitation in visiting again and thoroughly recommend this site.
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Like other reviews this is absolutely one of the best CL's we have stayed at - it has all the key components for a perfect site - tranquility, immaculate facilities, beautiful surroundings, friendly owners and a range of animals to keep you amused....we will definitely be returning
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In 32 years of camping and caravanning this site is one of the best I have stayed at in this country. There are strict rules about positioning caravans but that is no real problem. Only one shower and toilet but it was immaculate. The local village of Epwell is a walkable 15 minutes. The village pub had good beer but the advertised meals were a tad basic. We checked google maps using the sites internet connection only available near the toilets and found a number of nearby villages with excellent pub food and the Pheasant at Oxhill served a great evening meal. The instructions given by the owner about using their directions is an absolute must, most of the surrounding roads are single tracked and even driving the car alone through Epwell was difficult to say the least. Well done Stephanie you should be proud of the work you have done with the site. If in the area we will return but next time for a longer stay
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We spent a week at Crofts Barn in May. It was a good place to be during wall-to-wall sunshine! We would echo the virtues extolled by other reviewers. Our reason for not giving five stars is the site's policy on dogs. The owners' dogs are allowed to run around loose on the site field and on three occasions we encountered dog poo on the field or car park. Stephanie cleared it up when it was drawn to her attention, and wanted any instances reported so that she could take swift action. But for us, having to do that made the site feel less peaceful.

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We thank you for your review and have addressed your concerns regarding our dogs by installing an electric fence which restricts our dogs from accessing  the CL site.

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