FAQs

Cotswolds Camping

Holycombe, Whichford Castle Moat

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I book?

 

Please use the booking page to view our availability calendar and make a booking.

 

Do you have a minimum number of nights booking policy?

 

Yes, for all of our glamping structures we have a minimum number of nights booking policy at weekends. This includes the yurt, gypsy caravan, airstream and gazebo. We only take bookings for a minimum of two nights at the weekends, . At any other time there is no minimum number of nights booking policy.

 

Can we bring our dogs?

 

No - we do not allow dogs on the campsite, because we want to protect the wildlife that have chosen to live here.

 

What is your policy on noise?

 

We want to keep noise to a minimum, and so have designated ourselves as a "quiet glampsite and campsite". This means that we have banned the use of stereos, ipod docs, and instruments. We only take couples, singles and children age 12 or over. We do not allow unaccompanied teenagers. This is in order to ensure that all our guests get what they bargained for! Anyone disturbng the tranquility will be politely asked to leave.

 

What do we need to bring?

 

You need to bring your own bedding including duvets, sleeping bags, pillows, sheets and pillow cases, as well as your own towels. We suggest that if you are sensitive to the noise of church bells you also bring some ear plugs! The church bells in Whichford ring every 15 minutes, day and night, all year round. Please bring separate strong dustbin bags for your rubbish and recycling.

 

Can we have fires?

 

Yes - some of the glamping structures have their own fire pit (they yurt, airstream, gypsy caravan and gazebo), some of the structures have woodburners inside them (yurt, gypsy caravan, airstream and gazebo), You can bring your own firewood, or buy it on site for £4 per bag. If you are camping in your own tents you can make a fire, but please try and use exisitng spots to preserve the grass.

 

Can we book the whole site?

 

No, our booking system limits each person to a maximum of one booking, as we do not allow groups.

 

What is the maximum number of people that I can book for?

 

This depends on the structure that you are booking. The biggest structure we have is the yurt, which sleeps 4 people. (6 if you book the boudoir which is attached to the yurt) The Airstream can sleep 4 and the gypsy caravan and gazebo can sleep 2 people. We do not allow split bookings. The largest amount of people that can camp together is 5. If we see groups of more than 5 you will be asked to leave.

 

How close is the pub?

 

The pub is a 5 minute walk through the sleepy village of Whichford.

 

How far is the local shop?

 

There is a village shop in Long Compton (2.5 miles) which sells most provisions and newspapers. A larger village shop can be found in Hook Norton (4 miles), which sells all the basic provisions and more. Wyatts farm shop (3 miles) towards Rollright, sells good local produce, including vegetables, meat, cheese, wine, and also has a cafe. There is also a very good shop, Taste of the Country, selling quality meat and other produce located in Shipston-on-Stour (6 miles).

 

How far is the nearest supermarket?

 

There is a Sainsbury's supermarket in Chipping Norton (6 miles) and a Co-op in Shipston-on-Stour (6 miles). Both sell all of the basics. There is a new Waitrose in Stratford-upon-Avon (13 miles), a Tesco in Stow-on-the-wold (12 miles) and Banbury (11 miles) has every supermarket known to man.

 

Is there a 'check-in' time?

 

The check in time is 3pm onwards.

 

Is there a 'check-out' time?

 

The check out time is 11am.

 

Can we park our car near our structure?

 

It depends on if it has been raining. If it is dry you can park near the yurt, airstream or gypsy, but if it is wet we suggest parking in our drieway and walking ( This is not far at all)

 

Can we go anywhere on the camp/glamp site?

 

There are areas of the site that are off limits. This includes the glamping structures not hired by you and the owners garden beyond the wooden fence. If you are camping you must not set up on the right side of the moat, as you come in. This is clearly signed.