Hadsham Farm

UK England South East England Oxfordshire Banbury

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Adults Only
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
Pond-side glamping on the farm with a fantastic 17th-century pub just a short walk away

We love weddings at Cool Camping and it’s been a tough year for happy couples who’ve had to rearrange their plans. But romance’s loss is camping’s gain, as usually exclusive wedding venues like Hadsham Farm open their doors to glamping guests instead. Open for just a couple of months this summer, this peaceful retreat in the north of the Cotswolds is a perfect place to find some last-minute summer space in a year when staycations are order of the day.

Five miles northeast of Banbury, Hadsham is home to just eight bell tents on the edge of a sparkling, triangular lake with an island in the middle and a cosy couple’s shepherd’s hut in a raised position overlooking it all. The lake is farmer Charlie’s doing. His family have farmed here for over a century and he’s been working hard to regenerate the space, planting thousands of trees to replace old Elm and digging out the lake to create more space for wildlife. The result is a glamping site with ample birdlife and vegetation and handy, wedding-standard facilities you can use, including plush toilets, three modern showers and the covered tipi area that's usually used for wedding receptions (now a handy chill-out space).

Naturally, there’s a beautiful old church a mile away but there’s also a fantastic 17th-century pub, The Dun Cow – thatched, low-beamed, flagstone-floored and with a large garden to the rear. A mile or so beyond, meanwhile, you’ll find the National Trust’s Upton House and Gardens and good footpaths around Edge Hill. You can walk to it all from the glamping site (it’s around an hour’s walk from Hadhsam Farm to Upton House) and then stop off at the pub on the way back.

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  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance due 30 days before your holiday
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Details

Facilities

The glamping site has 'popped up' in a really special place - the valley, the lake, the Tipis and the trees surrounding it all - for 1 year only, enjoy it!

Suitable For

Suitable for outdoor-loving adult couples wanting to get away from it all for a little R&R. Children aged 10 or over are welcome with an accompanying adult - perhaps a good opportunity to teach someone how to fish for a few days? Pets are not permitted, sorry.

Nearby

We're less than 5 miles from the market town of Banbury (easily accessible by road and train) and yet the farm, and particularly the location of the glamping site, would have you believe you were in the middle of nowhere.

A great way to get a flavour of the countryside around us is to do the 4.25mile circular footpath walk that takes in the charming northern Cotswold villages of Horley and Hornton - Google 'Horley Hornton Circular Walk' and click on the 'Horley Views' link - open from 12noon Fri-Sun, stop for a drink in The Dun Cow (01295 670524) overlooking the village playground and order your takeaway dinner.

A coupe of miles from Hadsham Farm, just beyond the village, is Upton House and Gardens (01295 670266), an elegant stately home with 1930s period displays, garden terraces and walking trails. It's looked after by the National Trust and there's a good bookstore near the entrance (there's ample parking but you can walk here in under and hour from the glamping site). If stately homes are your thing, it's also six miles Broughton Castle (01295 276070), a fortified manor house with a moat and well tended garden. Banbury Town is less than five miles. Further afield - there is the wider Cotswolds AONB to explore, Compton Verney, the Cotswolds Distillery, Hook Norton Brewery, Soho Farmhouse, Blenheim Palace, Stratford on Avon and Warwick Castle. It would be wise to check what's open during these CV-19 times!

Food & Drink

Local pubs serving food - The Dun Cow, Hornton ( who also do takeaway service) is just a 25 minute walk - it's a lovely, thatched, low-beamed, flagstone-floored pub with a large open fire and a spacious garden to the rear. Freshly-cooked, locally-sourced food is available Tuesday to Sunday and there's Hook Norton Hooky on tap along with Sharpe's Doom Bar. The Falcon at Warmington is another excellent local establishment, as is The Castle at Edgehill. Our village pub in Horley (The Red Lion) is a 15-minute walk away and is very friendly - ask for Tash or Dave. It serves drinks only. The Indian Queen (Wroxton) for Indian dining / takeaway. Banbury town itself for main supermarkets (Waitrose, M&S, Tesco, Sainsburys etc.) takeaway pizza / chinese / fish&chips etc.

Opening Times

Usually an exclusive-hire wedding venue, Hadsham Farm is only open for glamping in 2020.

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The Owner Says

Hello and welcome to our 'pop-up' lakeside glamping site. In a normal year, we are a stunning countryside Tipi wedding venue but because of CV-19 we have sadly had to cancel / postpone all of our events.

The venue is based around a small lake in a valley on our working farm in the northern Cotswolds. With stands of mature trees on both sides of the valley, the lake and the Tipis sit in a secluded natural amphitheatre. Whilst within easy access to local facilities (Banbury being the nearest town, 5 miles away), there is a real sense of peace and tranquility on the site.

Our glamping site for 2020 includes 8 Luxury Bell Tents pitched on or very close to the lakeside and an en-suite Shepherd's Hut tucked away in a elevated corner of the valley and overlooking the site. The site also includes the Tipi wedding venue itself (3 giant interlinked Nordic Tipis) as well as Shepherd's Hut toilets (ladies, gents and disabled) and showering facilities (3 cubicles and a small dressing room). Please note that the toilets are located adjacent to the main Tipi structure and may be a little walk from your Bell Tent - please see our overhead site layout photo for details. Drinking water is available on site.

Whilst the Bell Tent (£75 per night) and Shepherd's Hut (£100 per night) glamping accommodation are described in detail on another page, the Tipis themselves provide a large covered space which are guests are free to use should they need / wish to get away from any inclement weather. There is fairy lighting throughout and tables will be arranged and allocated to accommodation units - perhaps a good place to play a board game with a glass of wine (or two!). If you really need it, WiFi is available in the Tipis - text Rob for the access code :-)

A couple of quick notices -

1) the Tipis have been put up so that we can show prospective customers around the beautiful venue - mostly these take place at the weekends but in any event we do not intend on providing specific notice of these viewings. Will will not be showing them around any occupied accommodation units though, don't worry!

2) we have a pre-arranged photo-shoot at the venue on Wednesday the 26th August and the main Tipis will be out of action for most of the day.

Social Distancing Measures

We only have 9 glamping units on site (8 Bell Tents and 1 Shepherd's Hut) - all are spaced more than 10m apart. And with a maximum of 2 people per unit, there will be a maximum of 18 people on site. The Shepherd's Hut has an en-suite WC and shower. The Bell Tents will share our main toilet facilities - Ladies (4 cubicles); Gents (1 cubicle and 4 urinals); Disabled access WC - and our showering facilities - 3 cubicles.

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Accommodation

Eight bell tents and a cosy shepherd's hut.

Luxury Bell Tents

Bell tent Sleeps 2 8 Available
5m luxury cotton canvas Bell Tent with king sized bed and mattress

Shepherd's Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
Our brand new, hand-made en-suite shepherd's hut. Featuring a king-sized bed with windows overlooking the valley.

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Location

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Getting There

If you have a SatNav you can use the postcode 'OX15 6BN'. Follow your SatNav up the small hill and out of the village of Horley. 'Hadsham Farm Weddings' is on the left after about a quarter of a mile (just past Hadsham Farm itself) and is clearly signposted. Turn into the entrance (enter the gate code) and follow the track to your right, down through the woods and on towards the campsite. If you arrive at Horley Business Park, as this is where the SatNav wants to ultimately send you, head back towards Horley. Hadsham Farm Weddings is on your right after about a quarter of a mile. 

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 1 reviews

★★★★★

The facilities are clean and well managed.

We stayed in the Shepherds hut and the bell tent. It is a very atomspheric place, especially during the night time when all the festoon lights come on. We loved the place. It's such a shame that glamping is only available for one year!
Aug 23, 2020 by Naoko Kosuge Verified Review

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