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Thistledown Farm

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1 Tinkley Lane, Nympsfield GL10 3UH, England
+44 1453 860420
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Definitely won't be my last visit

I spent a weekend camping here with friends before seeing George Ezra perform at Westonbirt... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Caroline J
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Peaceful and beautiful

I came with a friend on Friday evening, a very busy pizza night. We had to wait a little (unusual... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lisa F
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Dursley, United Kingdom
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Peaceful, tranquil and unspoilt green camping with superb views. A night or more at Thistledown gives you much more than just a campsite. Located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty lies Thistledown Farm: 4 miles of maintained paths and sculpture trails wind their way through 70 acres of meadow, pasture and woodland. Educational boards around the site provide information on a host of environmental and agricultural subjects. Friendly pigs, goats and cattle are always happy to greet visitors. Fire pits are provided and wood is available to be bought. Numbers are strictly limited and booking is essential - please see our website for online booking.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fire pit” (20 reviews)
“pizza” (21 reviews)
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1 Tinkley Lane, Nympsfield GL10 3UH, England
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+44 1453 860420
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"composting toilets"
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"camping experience"
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"on site"
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"plenty of space"
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"delicious food"
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"bank holiday"
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"adults and children"
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"stunning countryside"
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"lovely campsite"
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"beautiful walk"
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"friendly and helpful staff"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I spent a weekend camping here with friends before seeing George Ezra perform at Westonbirt Arboretum. We knew from the reviews of this campsite that we were in for a good time, and Thistledown did not disappoint! Swathes of space and no allocated pitches meant...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came with a friend on Friday evening, a very busy pizza night. We had to wait a little (unusual) but the staff were friendly and helpful and kept us informed. Fantastic pizza, great views and I highly recommend. If you can book a warm...More

Thank Lisa F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I called in with my daughter for lunch on a sunny Saturday, we had not booked and the cafe was very busy but we were offered a table and advised there could be a long wait for food. We ordered drinks and took in the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had a most enjoyable and peaceful camping trip to Thistledown. The site is totally uncrowded and since there are no allocated spots you can go 'where you want'( within limits) and not be 'cramped' by too close neighbors!. The pizzas served in the cafe...More

Thank Haworths63
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fabulous campsite in a beautiful location and so much space that privacy isn't a problem, My only gripe would be that, as we chose to camp in the orchard (which is the only pitch where you are allowed to take your car)...More

Thank Victoria B
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We turned up today to no free tables, all reserved. We were allowed on a table that was reserved as long as we didn't order hot food and left within 30 mins. We opted for the cake and hot chocolate. Unfortunately the cake was rock...More

Thank tteegg
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

This is deservedly a very popular plac, drawing locals from all directions. Food and atmosphere are really good, genuine and well balanced. For eating, book in advance, not to be disappointed.

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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Having read a write up in my neighbourhood booklet, I as really looking forward to visiting this cafe especially as it stated dog friendly. It was described as a very friendly cafe, well it isn’t!! The decor and the surrounding of the cafe are stunning....More

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

The previous reviews say it all, the stunning countryside, the low-density camping and the outstanding cafe. We’ll be back for sure. Thank you Thistledown for a fabulous weekend.

1  Thank Anna S
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Called in for Lunch with family, and friends who were camping on site & walking in Woodchester Was very busy but space was found for our group of six with a short (5 min) wait Service was was a little slow, but understadable given the...More

1  Thank Tony_Bruce_47
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Carol S
9 July 2018|
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Response from Victoria B | Reviewed this property |
Hi there - I wouldn't think that this campsite would be at all suitable for mobility scooters. The restaurant might be manageable though and the car park is right next to it.
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Carol S
9 July 2018|
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Response from Manxamelia | Reviewed this property |
Moving about the cafe itself and getting there from the carpark will be fine. there is a relatively extensive flat/accessible area immediately around the cafe buildings. I would go to Thistledown if I were organising a visit... More
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