Bladon Chains Caravan Club Site (REF : BDC)

Bladon Road, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PT

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes

Why stay here ...

Touring season dates at Bladon Chains have now been extended until January 2020.

Bladon Chains Club Site is situated on the Blenheim Estate, so you will have the pleasure of seeing magnificent trees all around you, on this gently sloping site situated just outside the wall of the Palace Garden. You can walk to famous Bladon Church from the corner of the caravan park where you can see Churchill's modest but memorable grave. Then you will want to visit the Palace, where Churchill was born; it has also been home to the historic Dukes of Marlborough since the eighteenth century. Members receive 30% discount on admission tickets for the Palace, Park and Gardens - click here for all details you need.

At a mere 7 miles away from the Bladon Chains Club Site, nearby Oxford is a must. One of the easiest and most pleasant ways to see this historic university town is by open topped bus. For those interested in art and archaeology, the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford is a must visit, with intriguing exhibitions spanning 5 floors.

The caravan site is also within easy reach of the lovely Cotswolds and you can tour Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Northleach for a picture postcard experience of beautiful Cotswold villages. If there is still time left after such an exhilarating schedule, then travel north to Banbury or to the Bicester Designer Shopping Village.

Things to do on site ...

  • Play area
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi

Prices

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Walking notes:

Walk from the site to delightful Woodstock, or enjoy a country walk from Orchard Field Lane to Bladon Church, Churchill’s burial place. There is a charge to walk in the grounds of Blenheim Palace.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are the Co-Op in Woodstock 1.5 miles, and Tesco and Sainsbury's in Kidlington.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

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Map

Directions

Turn left off the A44 (Oxford - Stratford) at the roundabout onto the A4095 towards Bladon. In 350 yards turn right into a minor road. The site is on the left in 200 yards.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
OX20 1PT
GPS:
Lat 51.83818 / Lon -1.34168
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
SP453157
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
H5

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Oxford, Witney, Chipping Norton and Charlbury
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Oxford
  • Nearest train station: Hanborough
  • Train station within 5 miles

Activities

Activies at Blenheim Palace

 

July (through to September)

 

  •   8th July - 7th September - Shakespeare's Rose Theatre
  • 27th July - 4 September - Family Summer Entertainment

August

  • 1st - 4th - BBC Countryfile Live
  • 18th - Family Cycling Day

September

  • 5th - 7th - Salon Prive
  • 8th - Blenheim Palace Classic and Supercar Show
  • 19th - 22nd - SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials
  • 29th - British Heart Foundation Half Marathon

October

  • 10th - 13th - Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature, Film and Music
  • 26th October - 3rd November - Half Term Entertainment

November

  • 14th - 17th - Living Crafts for Christmas

December

  • 22nd November - 1st January 2020 - Christmas at Blenheim, Christmas Market, Illuminated Lights Trail and Festive Palace Experience

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quick stop

We used this as a stopover on the way to and then back from Portsmouth. The staff were friendly and helpful. The site was very well maintained and the washrooms were clean with loads of hot water. People have commented on the noise of the road-there was a bit at rush hour but this was only a slight whooshing in the back ground and not worth commenting on.

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Well maintained but with problems

Used as a stop over Monday 19/8/19. The site is well maintained but I have to agree with other reviews that the toilet /shower facilities are dated and insufficient for the numbers that the site can accommodate. I must disagree with some reviews that say the pitches are mainly level or slope slightly. We were on pitch 60, a hardstanding, this sloped in width and sloped even more in length. The actual length of the pitch was approx 6.60 metres, my shipping length is 6.46 so my unit did fit but with very little room. The length of the pitch was marked, there's very little room for manoeuvre when pitching. The hardstandings adjacent to my pitch also had issues in being steeply sloped. As a one night stop over it was OK but I can't see that we will return. My final remark is that there is some traffic noise from roads and the nearby airport, it didn't affect us but I can understand that some people could find it noisy.

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The showers are all right!

We enjoyed our stay here. The wardens were extremely friendly and very helpful. The pitches are reasonably spaced out and level. Reading previous reviews, we were a bit apprehensive about the showers, however after using them, we cannot understand the negative comments. Sure the decor looks a bit dated, but there are no tiles falling off the walls and the building is scrupulously clean, well lit and well heated. And it always smelt clean. The shower flow was powerful enough and the water was hot. There are sufficient hooks for clothes and towels and unlike a lot of other places - there are trays for soap and shampoo etc. The site is perfect for visiting Blenheim palace, just a twenty minute walk away.
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Great for Blenheim Palace Visit

Brilliantly located for Blenheim Palace visit as it is easy to get to from the site. The toilet facilities are not wonderful and they clean them quite early so if you get up at 10am you'll have to wait for a (cool) shower. Also, the electric points are very well spaced. We struggled to find one we could reach with our 15m cable and the site could not help us with a loan of something to reach, just told us they could be up to 25m away! We will buy a longer cable in future, but be warned. The local village of Woodstock is lovely and the site has lovely trees and is quiet.
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Rated 1 of 5

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Over priced! Over rated! Under maintained!

The title says it all! .The site says the club is reluctant to to update the woefully inadequate facilities because of the short lease, but refuse to price the site accordingly. I suggest they bring in a mobile unit for busy seasons that could then be taken to a site that is undergoing maintenance or for emergency use or temporary show sites.
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Site contact details

Telephone:
01993 812390

Activities at Blenheim Palace

 July (through to September)

  •  8th July - 7th September - Shakespeare's Rose Theatre
  • 27th July - 4 September - Family Summer Entertainment

 August

  • 1st - 4th - BBC Countryfile Live
  • 18th - Family Cycling Day

September

  • 5th - 7th - Salon Prive
  • 8th - Blenheim Palace Classic and Supercar Show
  • 19th - 22nd - SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials
  • 29th - British Heart Foundation Half Marathon

October

  • 10th - 13th - Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature, Film and Music
  • 26th October - 3rd November - Half Term Entertainment

November

  • 14th - 17th - Living Crafts for Christmas

December

  • 22nd November - 1st January 2020 - Christmas at Blenheim, Christmas Market, Illuminated Lights Trail and Festive Palace Experience