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Bladon Chains Caravan Club Site

Bladon Road, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PT

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes

Why stay here ...

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.

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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
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Close to Blenheim Palace

Lovey site within easy walking distance to Blenheim Palace and Woodstock. Very friendly wardens and very clean site. We stayed in early December and extreme rain did not have much impact on the site. Will definitely be returning in the future.
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Blenheim Christmas market and light walk

We went to Bladon Chains for the Christmas market and light walk at Blenheim Palace as the site door to door is 30 minute walk away,although the site has hard standings these were in need of revamping but saying this it didn't depart from the enjoyment we had.The wardens were very welcoming and helpful particularly as I had arrived with a flat caravan tyre and got the impression that nothing was too much trouble for them.The site is also good for visiting Oxford,Banbury and Bicester Village either by bus or car. Lovely site and enjoyable stay.

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Blandon Chains

We stayed on this site late November with friends. The weather has been unsettled and the ground as you would expect was very muddy. I know this is the first year this site has opened in the winter but I think they need to be prepared for the bad weather. The road around the site has very deep potholes which I think are very dangerous especially as the site lighting at night is not very bright. We were lucky as we were put on a big pitch which was nicely gravelled. Our friends were put on a much smaller pitch which was very muddy. The wardens were helpful and friendly. The toilet block clean but dated. This site is in a prime position, very near Woodstock and a bus every 15 minutes into Oxford. I would recommend this site as its in a great position but I would be prepared to have a bright torch and watch where you are walking.

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Winter Visit

We are always looking for sites to use in late November, early December near to Christmas events. I was therefore very pleased to see that the Club this year decided to extend the opening of Bladon Chains as its so near to all the events at Blenheim Palace which is within walking distance or there is a handy half hourly bus service during the week from very near the site entrance if you want to leave your vehicle on site. You also get a very worthwhile discount off tickets to the Palace on production of your site fee receipt. You can also convert these tickets into annual passes at no extra cost. The theme this year was Alice in the Palace which was well done and of course there was the Christmas Market. I particularly recommend the Chocolate Kisses!!! Woodstock is a nice little Cotswold Town and Churchill's grave at Bladon is a shortish walk from the site. But what about the site itself? Well it could do with a major upgrade. I imagine this is a leased site so easy to suggest but maybe not so easy to achieve? Only a third of the pitches are hardstanding (the grass ones being closed at this time of years) Some of the pitches are quite small and the wardens will often allocate a pitch according to size of outfit. Whilst I understand the need for this it doesn't work in all circumstances. Like a previous reviewer we were also allocated pitch 62 and asked to drive in. The problem with this was that the pitch slopes down towards the fence and there was no way I had that amount of levelling with me! I was able to change to a better pitch. But even here because of the peg positioning had I driven onto the pitch I would have virtually had to get out of the van on the grass finger between the pitches. I assume there was a grass finger as it was covered in leaves which were clearly weeks old. Some of the site roads have potholes in them and really need repairing. Service points are not that numerous, or at least not near to lots of the pitches. The motorhome service point is of the older variety with a heavy metal lid, at least it had a decent lifting handle. The toilet block is showing its age a bit and I think if the site continues to open until New Year at the very least I would have thought the dish washing area needs to be protected from the elements. We have used this site several times before but during the spring and summer and I suspect using in the winter shows up its shortcomings. The site only has a WiFi point near the information room. Not much use really, especially in winter! Depending on network 4G is also a bit intermittent. 

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Blenheim palace at Christmas - 3 night stopover

We had booked to go to Blenheim palace for Christmas at Blenheim, Christmas market & festive light trail, the site is in a perfect location as it was only a short distance to walk to Blenheim palace & Woodstock. On arrival we were met with a friendly greeting from the wardens, we booked in and told them we had arranged for another family member to join us (not on our booking) we paid the extra for our family member & were given an assigned blue pitch number 62 (first time ever that we have been assigned a pitch number) they said it was because they were busy & our MH length at 7.46mtr long. We drove to pitch 62 which was on a corner of the road pitch was on a slope facing a field, with an overhanging fir tree (we would not have chose this pitch if we had a choice) we set up on the pitch which said for 7.5 mtr unit on pitch marker, our motorhome 7.46mtr long just fitted on length wise we drove on forward (our MH is continental) I did not park as per recommended C&MC parking guide with pitch marker to left of front end if I had our back end would have been nearly into the road once set up on the large triple ramps I was still not level & my front end was nearly touching the fencing to the field so the back of my MH was around 300mm clear of the road on the narrowest part as this pitch was on a corner. The blue pitch 63 next to us was empty & larger but thought they had a bigger unit coming in, the following day we returned from a day out in Oxford & the unit next door turned out to be a caravan which was shorter than our MH ? (why we were not assigned that pitch). Yes the site has a very busy road especially at the part of the site we were assigned the pitch on & yes also noise from the nearby airport during the day. I pay a yearly subscription for C&MC WIFI so expect to be able to use it when on site if required (This site only has a hot spot near to reception & not available anywhere else on the site). Toilet facilities were clean but very dated compared to a lot of other sites & need some investment. Our biggest issue was the toilet flushes in both ladies & gents it's a basic requirement they were appalling, the flush was so weak on some toilets you had to flush 2 / 3 times to get rid of the waste & had to wait at least 5 minutes to re-flush each time as the water tank was so slow at filling (Yes of course some people can't be bothered to wait to re-flush & walk away so you end up having to try & flush there waste away before using the toilet). We paid £6.50 per person & £6.90 per unit per night (£26.40 per night 3 adults) - same time next year £7.80 per person & £9.00 per unit (£32.40 per night 3 adults) an increase of £6.00 per night for the same facilities. Come on C&MC spend some money on toilet cisterns with good flushes for the toilets if your prices are going up we expect the facilities to be fully usable & spot on. All in all we enjoyed our time at Blenheim & our visit to Oxford - Yes we would use the site again

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