Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Peace Itself

This was our first time staying at Durham Leys. We stayed for four nights and loved it. Marsh Baldon is a lovely village and the CL is situated just off the back of the enormous village green. Following the directions given in the Club site book we easily found it. A short track leads to a wide entrance, no problem at all getting in. We pulled on, picked our pitch on the flat well mown grass and had the kettle on in no time. Pitches are clearly marked and have plenty of space for the addition of an awning. A short while later the owner Ron popped over to welcome us, told us about the walks and the pubs and left us to it. Lovely outlook over the next field where we often saw deer grazing and were entertained by the flying antics of the Kites. Only interruption to the tranquility being the call of various birds. Immediately next to the CL is a bridle way which takes you up to the next village about a half hour walk, there is a pub there which unfortunately was closed throughout our stay. From here you can pick up various other footpaths to walk in all directions. In Marsh Baldon itself, in the opposite corner of the village green is a Community owned pub The Seven Stars, which took no more than four minutes to walk to from the caravan. Here we sampled some local ale, the pub does food which looked lovely although we didn’t indulge on this occasion. If you have a dog the walks are endless, the village green is more like a large common with plenty of room for dogs to run about. There is no shop in the village itself but a ten minute drive took us to a Tesco Superstore on the edge of Oxford. Park and Rides are available if you wanted to go into the centre of Oxford to see the sights. Definitely at the top of our favourites list.

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