Durham Leys Farm

Marsh Baldon, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX44 9LP

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

Easy access. Courtesy lighting at entrance. Security cameras and lighting. Rurally located yet within easy reach central Oxford.

Centrally located for all of Oxfordshire's attractions:

  • Nuneham (Harcourt) Arboretum 1 mile
  • River Thames 2 miles
  • Bus stop Oxford - Reading 1 mile
  • Sainsbury Superstore at Heyford Hill, Oxford 4 miles
  • Oxford ring road Park and Ride service 5 miles
  • Local pub and good food nearby - Seven Stars PH 200 yards and Mole Inn 2 miles and Cockadoo Thai 1 mile.

Facilities on site ...

  • TV reception: good

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0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Lat 51.691263 / Lon -1.181736
OS field ref:
SU566995
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Oxford
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Oxford

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Peace Itself

This was our first time staying at Durham Leys. We stayed for four nights and loved it. Marsh Baldon is a lovely village and the CL is situated just off the back of the enormous village green. Following the directions given in the Club site book we easily found it. A short track leads to a wide entrance, no problem at all getting in. We pulled on, picked our pitch on the flat well mown grass and had the kettle on in no time. Pitches are clearly marked and have plenty of space for the addition of an awning. A short while later the owner Ron popped over to welcome us, told us about the walks and the pubs and left us to it. Lovely outlook over the next field where we often saw deer grazing and were entertained by the flying antics of the Kites. Only interruption to the tranquility being the call of various birds. Immediately next to the CL is a bridle way which takes you up to the next village about a half hour walk, there is a pub there which unfortunately was closed throughout our stay. From here you can pick up various other footpaths to walk in all directions. In Marsh Baldon itself, in the opposite corner of the village green is a Community owned pub The Seven Stars, which took no more than four minutes to walk to from the caravan. Here we sampled some local ale, the pub does food which looked lovely although we didn’t indulge on this occasion. If you have a dog the walks are endless, the village green is more like a large common with plenty of room for dogs to run about. There is no shop in the village itself but a ten minute drive took us to a Tesco Superstore on the edge of Oxford. Park and Rides are available if you wanted to go into the centre of Oxford to see the sights. Definitely at the top of our favourites list.

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Fantastic hideaway

Great site.....everything I was looking for: flat grass pitches; sun trap (very sheltered and all pitches face south; very tranquil (no passing roads); great walking with footpaths direct from site; lovely village pub within 5 minutes walk; muntjac deer, green woodpeckers and red kites all spotted from pitch. Very easy to find following club site directions (I checked the route in advance on google earth so knew exactly where to go). As a novice tower travelling alone I was a little concerned about the access based on one of the reviews, but there was no reason for concern......very wide gated access to site with plenty of space to pull in and stop to open the gate. A delightful site to which I shall definitely return.
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Peace and quiet guaranteed.

We have just spent 8 lovely nights at this gem of a site. Very well kept with short grass, 16 amp hook up and lovely views over the fields with red kites flying close by. The site is very secluded with walks straight from the site. There are park and ride facilities for Oxford and Abingdon nearby. Also 2 lovely Country Pubs, our favourite was The Mole. Ron the owner is very attentive and likes to stop for a quick chat when he is passing. We were also able to purchase some free range eggs from a farm close to the entrance. We found the site easily following the Clubs directions and not sat nav. Also despite other comments the access was easy and we have a big twin axle caravan. I cannot recommend this site enough. We will definitely return.
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A cracker of a CL

We did have difficulty in finding the CL as we didn't spot the CAMC sign until it was too late and the coordinates in the Club handbook are of the old site . Please use the following coords instead: N 51 - 41 - 28, W 001 - 10- 52 The photo shown above is off the old location and does a disservice to the amazing CL that it is today. New photos have been sent to the CAMC for inclusion but who knows when they will get around to posting them. Once you know where you are going, access is fine if taken slowly. The Club CL sign is approx 10ft high on a telegraph pole. The CL is level, plenty of space for 5 vans and the grass is kept short by Ron and his daughter. Ideally located for Oxford, the Park and Ride is only a few miles away. Only a short walk to the local pub. Super welcome from Ron and he is always around for a chat. Lovely bloke, a real character even made us his assistant wardens for the day!

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A JEM in the Oxfordshire countryside

This is my second stay with Ron at Durham Leys, the site is always spick and span and Ron is a lovely friendly host. The site is well drained and level on the 5 pitches, access is easy, whatever your skills and the map provided by the local pub is a great help. There is no road noise at all and the outlook is exceptional looking onto open fields. The 5 spacious pitches have power and shared access to drinking water and chemical toilet emptying facilities. For the walkers among you there are miles of footpaths just outside the gate, with the village green a few paces away, i would also recommend the Seven Stars community pub again just a short walk away. I struggle to understand what more you could want from a site. Don't understand the review by JohnWebster regarding access and having to use his motor mover and can only assume he is an inexperienced tower, while i was there i saw several twin axel vans and none seemed to have an issue.
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