Court Farm

Bishops Cannings, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 2LD

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Waterside stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Attractive site adjacent to the Kennet and Avon Canal, with views to the Marlborough Downs. Many people returning for the wildlife and peaceful setting. Devizes' famous flight of locks is within cycling distance.

Things to do nearby include Avebury, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Longleat and Bath, all within an easy drive.

Coarse fishing is available within 0.5 miles - contact Devizes Angling Club. Access is by concrete road.

The Crown & Bridge Inns are nearby.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: fair
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 10:00 PM

3.5 acres

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Postcode:
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Lat 51.376693 / Lon -1.945363
OS field ref:
SU039640
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Swindon, Devizes
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Southampton (46 miles)

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One of my favourite sites

We have stayed at this site three or four times now and love it. It is a large field so plenty of room for everyone without feeling cramped and with a lovely view. A footpath with people walking dogs and accessing the canal. Nice to see. There are bins and recycling at the main house. Combination lock to the gate and the water both of which were no issue. Great area for cycling. We cycled to the White Horse Hill near to Stanton St. Bernard and also the church at Alton Barnes where we saw a really old Yew tree and spring nearby. Friendly locals. Also easy to walk or cycle to a number of pubs close by. We cycled to the Barge Inn at Honey Street and also the Bridge Inn. On a previous visit we cycled into Devizes and also to take a look at Caen locks. Nice to see the boats along the canal with friendly owners. When we booked had a nice chat with the owner and easy to leave your money at the house when leaving. Planning our next visit!

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Spoiled holiday - beware what you get told about where you can pitch!

When we booked this site by phone, one of the comments made by the owner was "People like to set up on the bank to watch the canal boats." When we arrived we found a long bank, recently mown so we pitched up at the far end, delighted with the situation. A lady turned up after a couple of days and very pleasantly told us we were pitched in the wrong place. We queried this because of the information we'd been given and she told us we could stay. Later the same day two gentlement turned up in a large 4x4 and told us to move. I do admit they were courteous in their request but nevertheless we felt upset. We moved back along the bank, near to the pillbox, as the men had indicated this would be okay. As we were leaving the campsite early one evening, I was opening the gate to let the car out and was accosted by a man with a dog who made some remark about everyone was commenting that we'd been incorrectly sited. At that point I became rather cross and told this person (who I wondered might be the owner) that some signage might be helpful to prevent this happening again and furthermore, the owner should perhaps not be quite so gung-ho when talking to potential customers about being able to pitch up on the bank. There were some people nearby who also had to move. On the far side of the canal were several illegally moored and rather dubious looking canal boats. We rarely lock our caravan but we did so while on this site. It also seems to be a dog walk for most of the village and no, they weren't on the footpath but wandering about all over the site field. Yes, you can access the Downs, Caen Locks, Avebury, Bath and Stonehenge. There was a pub in the village and another along the canal a short way, and shops in Devizes (Sainsbury's and Morrisons) But we shan't be going back. I hope a later review will tell us if some sort of sign has been put up to prevent other caravanners/motorhome owners not having their holiday spoiled as we did.
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Beautiful, rural location but got moved half way through stay

This is a very pretty location next to a canal with a swingbridge and views of the hills. There are footpaths leading off in various directions so great for walking and there are 2 pubs 10 minutes away each. We parked initially between the canal and the field beyond the row of tall trees. This was a stunning location on short mown grass and the ground was perfectly dry so no worries about getting stuck. We also wanted maximum solar energy away from trees as there is no hookup. But two days into our stay, we were asked to move as apparently someone had complained that we weren't meant to be there (we weren't the only ones). If we weren't allowed there then some indication up front would have been appreciated. The field is not as attractive a location by comparison, however still very pleasant. But to avoid the shade you would have to park in the middle or else on the hardstanding area near the swingbridge. There is quite a bit of noise from aircraft which seemed to be overhead a lot and the occasional farm machinery. It's worth noting that the field is next to a public footpath and regular comings and goings by pedestrians and walkers. One night there was a bit of noise from one of the narrowboat dwellers but it didn't go on late. The grey waste is not really drive-over as it is slightly raised on a grassy knoll and in the corner so would be awkward to access. But you can get close and use buckets, not a big problem. The tap is also there with a combination lock. Overrall pleasant site and great location but wish we had been able to stay next to the canal.

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Great for us as a first night in van

Peaceful, picturesque site next to Kennet n Avon canal, large flat field, used this site as a first night out in our new van to try it out.......Lots learn't lol. Walk down the canal to Bridge Inn, lovely food, if you want peace n quiet this is the place
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Lovely quiet spot right on canal side

This is a super spot great for walking the dog along the tow path & although I didn't quite manage it I'm sure the walk to Devises would have been beautiful. There are several pubs along the canal which would make a good stop on route. Mrs Brown was not in when we arrived, although we had been given clear instructions of how to get to a pitch. It is just a field with no facilities, except for a septic tank & a cattle feeder water troff with a tap attached to get fresh water, however, both of which were locked so we could not empty our black water or fill up with fresh. Had we'd been staying for more than the two nights we would have gone to the farmhouse to try & get this sorted, but we had enough water & room in the loo so we didn't bother. So best the check before you arrive that these facilities are available. Great spot though if you like peace & tranquility & watching the odd narrow boat passing by.

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