Freke Arms

Staplers Lane, Swanborough, Hannington, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 7RN

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays
  • Pub on site

Why stay here ...

  • Conveniently situated on the edge of The Cotswolds for visitors to the area and with good connections to the M4 & M5 for those travelling further afield.
  • Within striking distance of Stonehenge, Avebury and The Cotswolds Wild Life Parks. Conveniently located for Swindon.
  • Real ale and gastro pub on site offering varied and reasonably priced meals with lunch time specials.
  • The site provides individually terraced hard standing pitches, grassed awing area and unobtrusive privacy screens between pitching areas.
  • Golf within 5 miles available.
  • Dog walk adjacent.

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Disabled facilities*
  • Dog walk from site
  • Pub
  • Recycling facilities
  • Restaurant
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi

* Please confirm with owner

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Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

0.75 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

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Postcode:
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Lat 51.624188 / Lon -1.735381
OS field ref:
SU184918
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Swindon Bus Station for connection to all areas beyond
  • Train station within 5 miles

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This site is in a small sloping field next to the pub car park. It was very easy to find. The pitches themselves are all hardstanding but you do have to get across the grass to them. We had no trouble but I imagine if it has been very wet this could be a huge problem as per the other reviews. The hardstanding gravel pitches are all level. We were pitched next to a hedge on the other side of which is a 'B' class road. Oh boy is this a busy road and the noise was not pleasant well into the night.There are no facilities but it does have fresh water, grey waste water shared with the chemical disposal point. There were 2 rubbish bins but no recycling on site. When we arrived (3.15p.m. Tuesday) the pub was locked up and the owners were not about. We pitched ourselves in what we though was a good spot. The lady owner arrived at 3.45 with her 2 children and went into the pub. We later went into the pub for a drink but had eaten so can't comment on what the food was like. Eventually we saw the lady owner to pay but never saw her husband. This site is not for us due to noise.
Motorhomer from Shropshire

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A Great Little Bolt Hole

We stayed here for three nights mid-October, and had a great stay. The Landlord was very friendly and so were all the staff in the pub. The food was also to a high standard and very good value for money - we had Sunday Roast, dessert, coffee, beer etc., and the bill came in at Toby Carvery prices, but it was way, way better. The site itself was perfect - all grass in good condition with level hardstandings for the outfits. The service point was well setup too. Nice rural location with a good view down the valley, although you could hear the road but not so that it was an issue. There was also a lovely footpath opposite the pub leading across the fields to Highworth, with other tracks leading off. Next time I'll have to get a map so we can go on a longer ramble. Regarding concerns by other reviewers about getting stuck in the mud, I can see that this might be a problem in bad weather depending on the pitch and tow car. One of the staff mentioned that it can sometimes happen, but that they have a friendly farmer available it there is a problem. Judging by the good condition of the grass, it does not look as if it happens that often. My advice would be look at your lawn at home, and it you would not want to be pitched on it because of the mud then maybe save the visit for another time. On the other hand, take a chance and enjoy - the tractor can always be called in if you get caught out. It's a great little bolt hole, so we'll certainly be back.

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This site should not open in Winter. We arrived 23 December. We tried to reverse the caravan on to the hardstanding, but due to the boggy ground we just kept sinking into the mire. The owner called for a friend with a 4x4. After over an hour of trying, the 4x4 could only put the caravan slightly across the hardstanding. I then used the mover to straighten it up. The next big problem was when we went to leave on Boxing Day. After 2 hours of trying and falling down . we managed to get the axle 60mm off the hardstanding. After falling I went to ask the owner for help, but he wouldn't come to the door. I finally got a friend of a relative to come with a Discovery and a long rope and he put his car on the tarmac and pulled it from there. This site should not be open in winter. We are not sorry for the state the grass when we left.
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Two day stay in November

We stay at the Freke Arms CL for two nights, Saturday 15/11 and Sunday 16/11. Easily found following instructions, The Landlord, David, came out to meet and greet us and show us to our pitch.  The site is adjacent to the road, which is busy but the noise is not too intrusive.  The water and disposal point are are both easy to use.  We had a meal in the Pub on the Saturday night and it was excellent, as was the service.  The pitches are hardstanding but access to them is grass and the one we were on was down a slight slope.  We had loads of rain on the Sunday night and as a result we could not drive off and needed a local farmer and his sturdy tracker to pull us the ten meters or so to the gate and safety of the Tarmac pub drive.  David was very helpful in arranging for the tow and the farmer flatly refused my offer of funds.  We enjoyed our stay if not the getting stuck but the site, the food and especially David made our stay enjoyable and we will return, if allowed!  Thank you David and Anita we enjoyed our stay
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The Freke Arms

Easily accessed through the pub car park, we were warmly welcomed by the land lord who personally showed us the facilities. All pitches had hard-standing and hook-up. The site lies adjacent to the road so suffered from some road noise but was screened from the road by a well established hedge. Water and disposal point were easy to access. The site was central to many local tourist attractions including Avebury henge. The food at the pub was excellent
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