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Thistledown Farm

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Character Camping & Cafe

Wonderful unexpected discovery in rural Gloucs. Delightful cafe, great cakes including Gluten Free... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best campsite ever!

We stayed in the orchard for our first ever camping trip with our 2 month old baby. It was perfect... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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...more
1 Tinkley Lane, Nympsfield GL10 3UH, England
+44 1453 860420
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful unexpected discovery in rural Gloucs. Delightful cafe, great cakes including Gluten Free options. Pizza oven looked great and a real community feel.

Thank annekscott
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the orchard for our first ever camping trip with our 2 month old baby. It was perfect - low density, lots of space, friendly staff, great facilities and delicious food in the cafe. It's a really beautiful part of the Cotswolds. We'll...More

Thank lukehodson123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our two night stay at Thistledown farm was great. The elderflower orchard pitch was lovely and tranquil. The farm cafè was great, we had pizza on Friday night and would definately recommend these. To top it all off we had a fantastic camp fire both...More

Thank Hannah S
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to get away from it. Happy hillsides of campers. Not crowed or intrusive. Just great days of exploring and campfires by evening.

Thank Jody N
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We had lunch in a spacious room with lots of windows and space for children to play. You can see country all around. It is a lovely relaxed place to be, with an old tractor and lots of grass outside. The food was really fresh,...More

Thank restleschestnut
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We visited Thistledown a couple of times during a 3 day break, really liked it and chose to come back. Really great lunches - a variety of salads, homemade dishes and superb cakes. It was really busy when we went, but staff explained and apologised...More

Thank Sibo123
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved the place, so much room for each camper. We stayed in 3rd pasture had a good scout about before we took our things out of the car. Then took the mule down. Recommend if you have a lot of heavy gear trip is...More

Thank Sara P
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We have just got back from a 2-night stay here in a group of 16. First off the site is beautiful, well maintained and spotlessly clean. The compost toilets are a bit of an experience but not too bad and the other campers seemed to...More

Thank Kirstdav
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We've just got back from a lovely long weekend at Thistledown. I've been there twice and remembered it fondly but it was even better this time. We camped in the Elderflower Orchard as we have a camper (the lower fields are not accessible to vehicles)...More

Thank Rhiannon B
Reviewed 3 August 2018

This is a fantastic location for informal dining. We had breakfast here. It was excellent and would recommend it.

Thank vincentponcia
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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.
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