Review: Cotswold Farm Park Campsite
We don’t usually head out camping as early as March, but we made an exception this year. This is partly due to our new mantra of ‘there’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad preparation’, but also mainly because we’ve bought so much gear lately that we wanted to try it all out. We picked the fairly local and unscary environs of the Cotswolds just in case the Great British weather let us down (perish the thought).
So we headed to Cotswold Farm Park equipped for every possible weather and my poor little 207 packed to the rafters.
After a brief stop in Bourton-on-the-Water for a mooch about and some stocking up at the ever reliable Co-op, we arrived at the campsite like excited little children, eager to get out all of our new toys!
Obviously as it was so early in the season we had the place pretty much to ourselves apart from a few caravanners. The site is all on the flat, with big well-marked pitches and plenty of room in between. Being able to park by the tent was a big plus, especially considering the amount of stuff we seemed to have brought.
The site also had a heated (I know, that impressed me too) toilet and shower block that was clean and had plenty of hot water. There was even a hairdryer available, which as you all know is a constant source of anxiety for me, although with my long, thick barnet it would have probably taken me all weekend to dry my hair if I’d used it. There was also a washing up room with plenty of hot water and even a freezer. The wardens were helpful and super friendly, and usefully, lived on site. Another plus is that if you visit the park you only need to pay once and can then revisit as many times as you like for the duration of your stay.
I was very impressed with this campsite, I particularly recommend it for families with the farm park being literally feet away from your tent. There are also plenty of good walks nearby so I’m sure this is one site we’ll be visiting again.