Flaxlands Fishery

Flaxlands, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, SN4 8DY

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  • Adults
  • Dogs

Why stay here ...

Approximately 10 minutes West of Junction 16 on the M4.

The pitching area comprises of all hard-standing, with a mown grass area separating each bay, electric hook up and water by each pitch, with a nearby point for disposal of Grey Water.

Overlooking 2 fishing lakes and beautiful picturesque views into the distance. Enjoy the surroundings and watch the local wildlife visiting regularly in the form of Deer, Badgers, Monk Jacks along with our resident Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, Canadian Geese, Ducks and Herons.

Dog walking area along tree line path available. Public footpath can be joined from approximately 100 metres from the site, leading to a country pub (20 minute walk).

Things to do and see around us:

Within 2 miles

  • Great Nurseries and Garden Centre, along Swindon Caravan Centre (SN4 4EQ)
  • Lydiard Park House and Grounds (SN4 3PA)
  • Royal Wootton Bassett - Local shops with historical buildings, with the museum/formerly the Town Hall being the oldest building dating to back to 1690.

Within 10 miles

  • Lyneham REME Museum - military (SN15 4XX)
  • Malmesbury - Historical town with an Abbey
  • Charlton Park House (SN16 9DG)
  • Cotwold Water Park (GL7 6FJ)
  • Ridgeway and Barbury Castle (SN4 0QH)

Other Local Attractions

  • Swindon (6.8 miles) Steam Museum and Outlet Village, High Street retail shops, Wyvern Theatre
  • Avebury Stones (12 miles)
  • Cirencester Park (13 miles)
  • Cotswolds (12 miles)
  • Chippenham (19 miles)
  • Lacock Village and Abbey (23 miles)

The Fishery has become a popular day ticket venue, with anglers from across the area and further afield who stay with us. Please take a look at our Facebook page for information and a look at our gallery, if you are interested in this site.

Facilities on site ...

  • Unfenced water
  • WC (non-exclusive use)

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0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Lat 51.561282 / Lon -1.909709
OS field ref:
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Picturesque

Flaxlands Fishery
Friday and Saturday night stay. Pitched up in motor home on a completely flat pitch, on a raised area a few hundred yards away from the very pretty lakes. Nice to have electrics and water with each pitch and no "shrubbery" to negotiate when plugging in. Yes, you can hear a distant hum of the M4 occasionally, but didn't distract from the tranquility. A short walk to the chemical disposal area, which was the best I've seen. Waste water can be used on the new plants/shrubs which are being grown to enhance the camping area. Hand sanitiser everywhere. A lovely walk, past some unusual chickens down to the lakes. Nicely cut grass, but watch for "goose poo" as there are quite a few Canadian geese. Sat on a bench, admired the views, ducks and moorhens and watched the fishermen [and ladies] in glorious sunshine. We were lucky enough to see a young lad and his Dad? bring in a mirror carp, the lads personal best. We also spotted a Red Kite and a Heron - all in all a very enjoyable 2 nights - next time we might actually venture into Royal Wootton Bassett!

Mad Welshman

Reviewed on 27/06/2021 18:44

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A gem of a CL site

Flaxlands Fishery

Our first week back at Flaxlands following lockdown. Still the same warm welcome and ease of setting up on our pitch. Tranquil views over the lake and a great opportunity for anyone who likes fishing. We now have booked several more trips here during the year. Great to see COVID measures in place throughout the site. Anna Chapman Caravaner

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Reviewed on 21/04/2021 19:43

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Flaxlands Fishery
We have just enjoyed eight nights at Flaxlands, a beautiful and well kept site. Great to have water to each pitch, no barrels to be dragged around. Owners are really friendly and their collection of poultry is an added interest. My husband enjoyed some fishing and we were able to walk around the lakes once the fishermen had gone home. Yes the M4 is not far away but it is a constant hum which you soon ignore, better than many sites that have train lines nearby and you are disturbed several times a night. All in all a lovely break, booking again soon.

Jennifer Waluga

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Reviewed on 09/10/2020 10:27

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Covid 19 Measures Did Not Exist

Flaxlands Fishery

We visited this newly opened Cl during August 2020 we fully expected some form of Covid 19 measures to be in place especially at the Elsan Emptying Point there was absolutely nothing on site!! There was not any recycling and had to leave any rubbish on top of the red bin down the drive which was locked. We arrived on a Sunday and at no point were we told that the fishing and the gate was closed on a Monday, for saying this was a newly opened CL the pitches were looking tired and in need of some TLC ie weeding, and dog mess being cleaned up! The drive up to the Fishery is in need of attention with very large potholes. The welcome pack did not include any information regarding emergency telephone numbers. This site could be great with more attention.

Comment from the Club

The CL Owner has been in touch as they work hard to ensure their site is well maintained and covid secure for members. As such they have a number of measures in place including a screen for protection on check-in and hand santisers located around the site. Our CL Advisor has recently visited the site and has advised that the caravan pitches sit overlooking the area of fishing lakes. The whole site, including fishing areas is beautifully landscaped and very well maintained. The CL Advisor spoke to members on site at the time who told him that it is a great site and they are planning to return. The pot holes in the road are filled in by the CL Owner several times a year. They regularly check the site and have not ever seen or been informed of dog mess. If anyone ever has any concerns they are always on site to help.

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Reviewed on 04/09/2020 12:05

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Flaxlands Fishery
Finally we are out in the van after lockdown and what a lovely place we chose, warm welcome on arrival lovely spot over looking the fishing lake , watching the heron trying to fish also other wild life to see too.Good size pitch nice and level ,and it was great to have our own tap to plug into the van,( no keep on filling up.) Road noise didn’t bother us either. The only down side was the weather , well recommended.Sharon and John Stafford

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