Toplands Farm CL

Slaughterford, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 8RD

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Recently opened rural site on a family stud farm. You may be looking for a peaceful getaway with uninterrupted views across the fields, stunning sunsets and dark, starry skies along with a short or longer break nestled in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You will be perfectly placed for exploring the Cotswolds, Bath, Castle Combe and Lacock and the many other lesser known and equally beautiful villages of Wiltshire, Somerset and Gloucestershire.

You can choose your pitch on a full acre field. We have no neighbours. The setup will suit those who want a simple break and have all they need with them. We are keen to promote recycling and septic tank friendly fluids. Dogs are welcome on leads.

Handy for the M4 but quiet and teeming with wildlife, you can expect to see resident ponies and sheep along with wilder visitors such as red kites, buzzards, hares, deer, foxes and badgers. Check out our Facebook page for images of all that Toplands has to offer.

Just 9 miles from Bath you may like to visit the Roman Baths or one of many other attractions in the city.

Footpaths in the area are some of the best and the network adjoins the farm. Castle Combe is just a couple of miles away upon the Bybrook river footpath and has long been acclaimed as one of the prettiest villages in the Country. Lacock is similar with ancient streets of soft cotswold stone. The Abbey is atmospheric; much of the filming of Harry Potter took place here and in the picturesque village.

Two gardens worth a visit are Stourhead and the superbly preserved Capability Brown gardens of Bowood. One junction up the M4 is Steam - Museum of the Great Western Railway. Longleat Safari Park is an hour or so away. Visit Devizes or Bradford on Avon for the Kennett and Avon Canal and perhaps rent a boat!

North Wiltshire often attracts visitors who are day-tripping to ancient sites such as Stonehenge and Avebury. All around are preserved aspects of the Neolithic; both well-known and mostly unheard of.

Four miles from a choice of supermarkets and a well-stocked farm shop many of the villages have local produce and fantastic eateries. Just a mile down the lane is the acclaimed (and dog friendly) White Hart at Ford with plentiful comfortable outdoor space by the river. If it is a special occasion book yourselves dinner at Marco Pierre White's quirky Rudloe Arms or The Bybrook Restaurant at The Manor, Castle Combe.

Our family have been here for nearly a century so we may be well placed to point you in the direction of something of interest whether it be a little known long barrow or a particular treat. Craving a fry up? We know just the place. Desperate for ice cream? We recommend Marshfield where you can see the cows grazing whilst you sample this local gem.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Facilities on site ...

  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

Latest departure time: 12:00 PM

1 acres

Sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
SN14 8RD
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Lat 51.468207 / Lon -2.220686
OS field ref:
ST8477743
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Chippenham, Bath, Bristol
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Chippenham
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Great CL

Lovely CL and very well maintained. Good communication from the owner who sent me very comprehensive directions (needed around this area, lots of roads you wouldn’t want to take a caravan down!). Lots of room to pitch up, with a few picnic benches as well. Access is good, No problem getting our twin axle in and out. The area is a beautiful place to visit, lots of lovely walks/cycles and great country pubs with good food.
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So glad we booked this CL site. We found it on the CL Booking Facebook page which is great for finding late availability sites. We stayed for 3 nights but could so easily have stayed for longer, it is so well located for exploring the many beautiful villages in the Cotswolds. Communication from Sara was excellent including clear directions to the site. The final approach roads are country lanes, plenty wide enough for a large Motorhome with passing places so no need to feel anxious about accessibility, just be brave, the road is very quiet! We travelled around by scooter and visited the well known villages of Lacock and Castle Combe but the closer ones of Biddestone and Corsham are just as lovely with fewer tourists, there is a large Co op at Corsham. There is a walking route taking in Biddestone, Slaughterford and onto Ford, which is well worth doing, Betty who lives in the bungalow on the site gave us a leaflet on this walk. The CL site itself is a large field, plenty of space to spread out, with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and Welsh mountain ponies for entertainment. Betty is readily available for chats about the local area and gave us some of her locally grown produce, she certainly made us feel very welcome. We will definitely be back as there is so much more of this area that we want to explore and it’s also a great place to just chill out and relax.
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Fantastic new CL

This is place is a real gem. The information upon booking was helpful including the useful directions and map. Loads of room to pitch up with magnificent views and sunsets. There are so many places to visit in the local area as well as lovely walking just off the site. We had a day in Bath where we felt spoilt for choice in terms of eateries. We also ate at the dog friendly local pub just down the road, the food was delicious. Our stay was shorter than we wanted so we missed out on doing so much more. We will certainly come back, I just hope we can get in - this is already a popular site!
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Excellent CL

Large grass field, high with good views. Basic facilities, no electricity. Foals galloping in adjacent field. Walking from site along quiet country lanes and footpaths through arable fields with varied landscapes and views. Pleasant, attentive owners.

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Lovely peaceful quiet site

We found this site by chance. Sarah gave us clear precise instructions including a map to the location of the site. Most useful as the Lanes are quite small and narrow. On arrival we had a wonderful welcome from Betty. Betty was also a wealth of local knowledge and suggestions for good places to visit. The White Hart pub is a 15-minute walk and would recommend. Although the hill is quite steep. A wonderful backdrop with the ponies and their foals. And plenty of space to spread out.

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