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

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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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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:
164
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

September

  • 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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A curate's egg.

Bladon Chains is a lovely site. It's a pleasant , easy walk into Woodstock and Blenheim Palace. T he bus connections into Oxford are good. The wardens are friendly , efficient , hardworking and helpful. The facilities are kept clean to a very high standard. However they are beginning to look tired and in need of refurbishment and upgrading. The site roadways are crumbling and pot holed in places. The wifi is a joke. I don't think an annual subscription to the wifi represents good value for your money when you have stand out side reception to get a signal.
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A Nice Week Away

Stayed in a caravan for 1 week starting 31/08/19. We found it a lovely site with a good variety of birds and local wildlife. The facilities were cleaned on a daily basis, although could do with a bit of updating. Our biggest bug bear was no WiFi, though there is a hotspot but you must pay to use it, which was a bit of a pain for my 15 yr old. There was lots to do locally, though all at a price. Local pubs etc very nice and a good variety of alcohol to choose from. Some nice walks for those with dogs, the site is disable friendly with disable facilities and the site has some very gently sloping pitches but the bottom section is fairly flat. Generally a great little site with some lovely staff. A special thanks to Andrew who was very supportive when we first arrived and I couldn’t workout the electrics.
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Facilities Outdated

Recently spent a week at this site and whilst well maintained by the Wardens, it is sadly outdated in many ways. The toilet block leaves alot to be desired. The shower cubicles are very small, inadequate in number, and whilst kept clean, contain a number of cracked tiles. 2 out of the 3 pot washing sinks had very poor water pressure, sometimes resulting in just a trickle. The wi-fi is limited. Whilst the speed is okay at the WiFi hotspot, there is no signal whatsoever some 25 mtrs from it, no chance of a signal back at the van. So if wanting to access the internet in the evening people have to sit outside, open to all the elements, in the dark. Not particularly 21st century. I appreciate a short term lease may affect spending plans but there is a danger of this site falling well behind the curve.

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Excellent site

Friendly welcoming and helpful wardens/assistant wardens; knowledgeable about the area. Great site and excellently located for exploring Oxfordshire countryside and especially Blenheim Palace. Have used the site on a number of occasions to attend concerts and events at Blenheim - perfectly located for this. Good size pitches and well kept site.

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Great start

We started off here on a mini-round UK tour (Castelton, Conniston, North Wales then home) and this was a great start. Nice quiet site, within walking distance of Blenheim. Promised to come back as it was so lovely.
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Site contact details

Telephone:
01993 812390

Activities at Blenheim Palace

 September

  • 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