Smokedown Farm

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Good central location for Cotswolds

Working farm. Nice level pitch. Waste area a bit 'rustic'. Site completely enclosed so good for dogs. Quiet except for some early morning tractors. A bit of air traffic into RAF Brize Norton but not too intrusive. If you are going to the site via Clanfield there is a severe right angle turn over a hump back bridge - I got through on with a double axel & careful manoeuvring.

Windy Millers

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Reviewed on 14/08/2023 21:57

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Fabulous Site

I almost don't want to write this review of what was a truly great cl. Lovely owners, beautifully kept. We'll definitely return.

Peggy27

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Reviewed on 21/09/2020 01:02

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And there are red kites!

We stayed here last week as a stopover enroute to Dorset. Our main reason for stopping was for us to visit the local Buscot Park. When we emailed to book we mentioned how we were thinking of cycling to the Park. We were advised to cycle through the farm yard and not walk through - indeed there is a sign in the field stating not to walk through the farm yard (which is the only access to the CL). If, like us, you are in a motorhome, then if you don't have alternate transport and want to walk/cycle - just bear this is mind. On saying that, we later decided to drive straight to Buscot Park and not use our bikes. The CL itself was tidy and FULL. In fact the owner stated how she been inundated with booking requests and had to turn some down. As the owner no longer lives on site, there is a deposit box at the entrance gate for fees - though she did actually visit the site the evening of our arrival, and we handed over the fees then. The farm is a busy working farm (probably why walking through the yard is not advised), there were tractors going backwards and forwards into the early evening and in the morning. It was lovely sitting in the sunshine for breakfast the following morning, watching a red kite circling overhead. Buscot Park was worth the visit - and there was no need to book under the current circumstances, which was a bonus. We would definitly revisit if in the area.

Carolee

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Reviewed on 04/08/2020 09:04

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Very quiet, peaceful spot close to the Thames

This was my second visit to Smokedown Farm. (I have a sister who lives in Faringdon and this is a convenient site for the town.) The field is just beyond the farm yard, flat with ample hook ups and the usual conveniences. The grass was short and there was no sign of flooding although we chose a particularly wet time to visit. It felt deep in the country with only the farm house and the cows, and birds for company. Mrs Viner was friendly and charged only £10 per night including electricity which I thought was excellent value. The approach road via Faringdon is very narrow but has a few passing places and very little traffic. The approach from the East via Littleworth avoids Faringdon but is narrower for longer. We arrived that way and didn't meet any traffic at all.

Clevedoncouple

Reviewed on 30/09/2019 16:12

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Lovely Farm Site

This is a top classic farm site. A warm welcome from Mr & Mrs Viner.We also were the only caravan visiting this farm, members obviously do not know what they are missing. We shall definitely be returning later this year.

heatherhills

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Reviewed on 24/04/2015 17:31

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Lovely spot

We spent 2 nights here in early June.  A lovely, relaxed, quiet site on a working farm.  We enjoyed watching the cows in the field opposite - our young daughter gave them all names :) We were the only guests that weekend so had the field to ourselves, I imagine it would be rather 'friendly' if there were 3 or more Vans in but all have a clear area.  No problem with water, hook-up & CDP, bins easy access with recycling incl. for food waste.  I am a very light sleeper so was woken by the tractor at about 7:15 Saturday morning but it didn't wake my husband or daughter.  Mrs Vine was very friendly when we went to pay - I advise you to buy the eggs (50p/6) as they are delicious.   We will visit again but will avoid the small bridges at Radley (bit of a tight squeeze but fine in the end) and come in from the A420 side.

Mollusc

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Reviewed on 14/06/2014 21:26

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Quiet rural site

We're only 25mins down the road but come here 2-3 times a year. The kids love it, as you can walk through the farm yard and see the tractors and the cows in the barn. It's tucked away on an easy access road, although like a lot of CLs you'd not want to meet another can coming the other direction. The field can get wet at either end of the year (or in 2012, during the summer). While you can get the car in and out when it's really wet, you might need to get pulled out by the tractor. The field overlooks another field which normally has some cows in. Always nice to watch them over breakfast. Mrs Viner is always welcoming and chatty which is nice.

guppy

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Reviewed on 29/07/2012 21:34

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