Bladon Chains Caravan Club Site

Bladon Road, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PT

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes

Why stay here ...

After lengthy negotiations with Blenheim Palace Estate regarding the Club's leased site, Bladon Chains, the Club has been given notice by the Estate that the current lease will be terminated in September 2021.

The Club is disappointed about the prospect of leaving Bladon Chains, but it welcomes the acknowledgement of the considerable benefits it has brought to both Blenheim Palace and the local community. The Club is actively looking to find an alternative campsite in the area.

Bladon Chains will remain open for our members to enjoy through to 6 September 2021 with all facilities open, operating in line with Government guidelines, excluding showers in the main facility blocks.

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 staying on site will receive a 30% discount with a valid receipt from site 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 ...

  • 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

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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.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

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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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
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Train station within 5 miles

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A lovely site, shame its closing

Having read some of the reviews slating this site, I think they are very harsh. Given that the staff are well aware of its closure they remain upbeat and were extremely friendly and helpful. We stayed there when there were no facilities whatsoever, but we knew that before we went, so no surprises, therefore were fully prepared to be self contained.

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Extremely disappointed

Booked on late availability for 3 nights and stayed for only one. It was probably my fault, but if I had realised we would likely be pitched on grass I would not have booked. When we turned up it was pouring with rain and people queuing to get in, one in one out at reception. I asked which hardstanding were left to be told I was not booked on hard standing but Standard with Awning which could be hard standing or grass, the wardens are obviously stressed with the current situation but that did not warrant her snapping at me that as I had been a member for a number or years I should have know what the pitch was likely to be. In the end we parked on a Standard without Awning hardstanding and I was told that we could stay there for that night but would likely have to move the next day, so we did, we went home. Pity, the site is in a great place, I wanted to walk into Woodstock, view Churchill's grave but it wasn't to be. No money is being spent on the site so the showers are not going to be fixed now, so any campervans without their own facilities need to be aware, to be honest with the busiest three months coming up the showers should be fixed. Couldn't get the satellite to work, phone signal poor, all in all very disappointing. Dog loved it though.
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a great few days

This was our first visit to this site: 3 nights only. Our expectations weren't high (due to previous reviews), so we were very pleasantly surprised by this delightful site. Spacious, clean and peaceful ... dated, yes, but this added to its character. Obviously we know sadly this site will be closing soon (September), which is such a pity because of its wonderful location for visiting Blenheim Palace, Woodstock and Oxford. The showers aren't working due to a terminal boiler issue. The Wardens were friendly, available and informative. An enjoyable few days away ... sometimes it pays not to have your expectations set too high!
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Great Location, disappointing facilities.

The site is set in a brilliant and beautiful location. Blenheim, Woodstock and the village of Bladon all wonderful. Pitches and facilities all looking very tired but as site is closing in September can appreciate why no money being spent on it. Showers were not available.
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A wonderful stay

Its such a shame that this site is closing, and we had a very pleasant stay. Ideally placed for Blenheim and Oxford, the only real downside to this site is that the fact that is is between two major roads, and so is quite noisy during the day. The site itself is showing signs of lack of investment, but this is no surprise given that negotiations for its continuance have been ongoing for sometime, and have now failed.We had a fantastic grass pitch that was just lovely. The dog walk is good, and goes onto public land between the site and the Blenheim estate. Walks to Woodstock take about 20mins, and well worth the effort. The wardens are great. I had some Family business to attend to on our departure day, and asked if we could delay after 12 noon. No problem at all. As it happened, we were away for 12, but I really appreciate the support.
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Site contact details

Telephone:
01993 812390

Site information

Please Note: The showers at Bladon Chains are out of operation in the main facilities throughout this season.

This campsite is now open. Based on the latest Government guidance, we are pleased to be able to open toilets and shared washing and cleaning facilities (excluding the showers in the main facility blocks) operated in line with Government guidelines.

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.