Friars Court

Radcot, Clanfield, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX18 2SX

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Fishing
  • Peaceful stays
  • Waterside stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

  • A quiet five van CL located on a 3 acre Island, part of a 650 acre conservation farm, on the upper reaches of the River Thames at Radcot, West Oxfordshire.
  • Good walking routes both up and downstream along the Thames Path.
  • Close to Burford (10 miles) - The Gateway to the Cotswolds.
  • Coarse fishing is allowed from the banks of the island from 16th June - a local fishing permit can be obtained on-site.
  • Riverside pub 5 minutes away. Nearest shop 1.5 miles.
  • Please note there is unfenced water surrounding the site.

The gardens of Friars Court, a 17th century part-moated manor house, are open to the public in June, July and August. Please visit our website for open days and times.

Facilities on site ...

  • Coarse fishing
  • TV reception: good
  • Unfenced water
  • Working farm

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Lat 51.694752 / Lon -1.587524
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Unique location

We stayed here a couple of months ago and loved it! We were on the Island part of the CL which I would definitely recommend, and parked up just metres away from the Thames. It was lovely to wake up to the view of the river and we even saw a kingfisher one day. The pub is great and we were lucky enough to be there for a couple of sunny days so could sit in the pub garden with a beer! Great walks along the Thames either way, very picturesque and peaceful. Really nice to get away from it all and have some time out. Facilities were fine, as described.
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A very unique site

We actually stayed on the Cricket Bat field site which is operated by the same owners and just a few hundred yards further down the river, but I also took the chance to have a good look around the Island site and make a video of both sites (links below) which can show them far better than I can describe them. Island CL Site https://youtu.be/_g6KV8wIqY4 Cricket Bat Field https://youtu.be/_HAfOUdCnYw The Cricket Bat field doesn't have the uniqueness of the Island site in that it is not fully encircled by the Thames, but it is spacious, has plenty of riverside pitches, and is quieter being further back from the road and the pub etc. The downside is that the toilet emptying and bins are back at the island site but not really a problem. It's used for rallies and small group hire but to be honest it's such a large field with rows of trees to break up the view that it still felt almost empty with the dozen or so vans there when we stayed. The Island site is closer to the activity around the pub, the bridge and camp site on the opposite bank of the river. It still has plenty of space and riverside pitches and of course is limited to five vans. Both great sites to visit for a unique experience.
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Messing around by the river

I have just spent a week on this delightful site on an island in the thames, waking up to the sound of ducks or the gentle sound of a narrow boat chugging by. I have nothing negative to say about this site, the local pub made us very welcome and their evening music on Friday did not disturb us although we were only a little way away. The pub does have a glamping site on the opposite bank but again this did not impact on our enjoyment one bit. The site is great for fishing and Bryan the site manager issued a permit and was very welcoming and helpful. This has gone to the top spot on my list of favourite CL's.

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Fabulous site next to the Thames, Good Value

Fabulous site next to the Thames, Good Value. The site is just of a short footpath, right next to the river. Lovely watching the world go by on the river. Really helpful staff on site, pointing out various walks across the estate land. Lots of wildlife as well. Thames Path over the other side of river. Shame the weekend I was there the pub had a late night disco or party going on which is next door to the site which was quite loud.
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Island Idyll

A long awaited return to this CL. It had been seven years since our previous visit, and thankfully nothing had changed. The CL is accessed via a short drive off the public highway, we turned left in to the drive and didn't find it difficult. Once your outfit is safely off the highway there is a coded barrier (number is provided when booking) which affords security and prevents inquisitive visitors. Then it is a case of moving forward and turning right over a small bridge (no cause for concern) which leads you on to the CL itself, which really is an island. All the necessary facilities are clustered around the bridge and are kept impeccably well. The CL itself is level, you pitch where you want, though everyone seems drawn to the river. It is a joy to watch the boats cruising up and down the river. There is an abundance of wildlife too. The Thames path is just over the road bridge. Easy walking (3.5 miles) to Kelmscott, birthplace of William Morris. Going the other way for about 4.5 miles and past two delightful locks you find The Trout at Tadpole Bridge. The Ye Olde Swan pub is on the road bridge by the CL, it has delightful gardens and serves traditional pub fayre. We didn't find the presence of a pub being so close noisy or intrusive at all. In fact it is a pleasant evening stroll for a beer. The CL has a voluntary manager who collects fees and checks your membership card too and is a good source of local information.

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