Glamping in Oxfordshire – Unwind in Nature’s Embrace

Oxford City & Oxfordshire | Magazine 

Glamping in Oxfordshire - Unwind in Nature's Embrace

Nestled within the heart of England, the tranquil landscapes of Oxfordshire offer a gateway to nature’s serene embrace. But why settle for ordinary accommodations when you can indulge in the extraordinary? Oxfordshire’s thriving glamping scene beckons travellers seeking a unique blend of luxury and nature. From enchanting woodlands to picturesque meadows, glamping sites here promise an escape like no other. Embark on a journey that seamlessly merges the comforts of home with the beauty of the great outdoors. Discover the magic of Oxfordshire’s glamping sites, where starlit nights and the songs of nature create unforgettable memories.

1. The Chilterns View, Ewelme Down Farm, Ewelme, Wallingford, Oxfordshire

Nestled amidst the tranquil beauty of the Chiltern Hills in Oxfordshire, ‘The Chilterns View’ offers a truly luxurious glamping experience. Here, guests revel in the privacy and seclusion of individually positioned lodges, each graced with stunning south-facing views and their very own hot tub. As the sun dips below the horizon, the lodge’s fire pit becomes a cherished spot, where you can sip on a glass of fizz and witness the hills painted in the hues of twilight. By day, the serene pond beckons for relaxation, and the surrounding countryside is ripe for exploration, leading you to discover charming local pubs and eateries.

Lodges – Your Private Retreat

The heart of ‘The Chilterns View’ experience lies in its inviting lodges. These cosy retreats boast a range of amenities designed to ensure a memorable stay. Each lodge features a private hot tub, a veranda adorned with a hammock and BBQ, and an en-suite interior. A plush king-size bed promises restful nights, while a kitchenette and dining area provide convenience. For those cooler evenings, a log-burning stove invites you to snuggle up in warmth. But it’s the stunning, unobstructed views of the southern countryside that truly steal the show.

Big Safari Tent – Group Getaways in Style

For larger gatherings, the Big Safari Tent offers a glamping haven for up to ten people. With a private hot tub and an outdoor party area that includes an integrated pizza oven, Bluetooth speakers, BBQ, and fire pit, this tent redefines luxury camping. Here, you can soak up the Chiltern Hills’ spectacular vistas while sharing moments of joy and relaxation with friends and family.

Clay Shooting – Adventures Beyond

For those seeking a bit of adventure, ‘The Chilterns View ‘collaborates with Ewelme Sporting to offer exclusive clay shooting experiences. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced shooter, you can enjoy personalised instruction, gun hire, safety training, and all the necessary gear for a thrilling day in the countryside.

Explore the Chiltern Hills

‘The Chilterns View’ sits on the doorstep of the captivating Chiltern Hills, inviting guests to embark on unforgettable journeys through nature. Wander or cycle along the network of footpaths and bridleways, revealing magnificent chalk streams, tranquil woodlands, and endless, open landscapes. The beauty of this area lies in its vast, unspoiled vistas that stretch as far as the eye can see.

Local Pubs – A Culinary Adventure

The pleasures of the palate are well-served here, too. Take a leisurely 30 minute stroll or short bike ride to the nearby Shepherd’s Hut at Ewelme for South Oxfordshire’s finest Sunday lunches. For a wider culinary exploration, the renowned Crooked Billet is just a 20-minute drive away, while the charming Five Horse Shoes at Maidensgrove can be reached with a pleasant 30-minute cycle from The Chilterns View.

Rachel Wallis and Her Vision

The Chilterns View is the embodiment of Rachel Wallis’ vision. Inspired by the stunning vistas of the Chiltern Hills surrounding her family’s Ewelme Down Estate, Rachel aimed to share this beauty with the world. The result is a romantic and secluded glamping experience, offering the epitome of luxury living in the serene embrace of the Chiltern Hills. Your stay here promises memories of tranquillity, natural beauty, and indulgent relaxation that will linger in your heart long after you leave.

To book and find out more about this beautiful glamping experience, please click here.

2. Valley Farm, Lane House, Eynsham Road, Farmoor, Oxfordshire

Located within the serene Oxfordshire countryside, Valley Farm Campsite beckons both families seeking wide-open spaces for endless adventures and couples yearning for a tranquil escape from the daily hustle and bustle. Just a stone’s throw away from the vibrant heart of Oxford City Centre, this untouched campsite is a haven of natural beauty and wildlife.

Gaze upon the mesmerising sunsets and picturesque views, all while basking in the charm of the 4-acre, privately tucked-away campsite. For those seeking a touch of luxury in their outdoor experience, Valley Farm offers three fully furnished, spacious bell tents, each adorned with a comfortable double bed and a cosy wood-burning stove. These tents are thoughtfully equipped with all the essentials for cooking, access to electricity, and more, ensuring a comfortable and unforgettable stay. With their natural cotton canvas material, these bell tents offer a refreshing departure from standard polyester, providing a breathable and dry sanctuary even in the heart of nature.

For those looking to elevate their camping experience, the three luxury bell tents are available from the end of March until mid-October, providing an idyllic setting for a glamping adventure. Additionally, Valley Farm boasts a charming shepherd’s hut, handcrafted to perfection and complete with a wood-burning stove, a foldaway double bed, a mini kitchen, a fire pit, and cosy patio furniture for those quiet evenings under the stars. Whether you’re a seasoned camper, a glamper in search of rustic elegance, or a couple seeking a romantic getaway, Valley Farm Campsite promises a serene and unforgettable retreat, all within easy reach of Oxford City Centre and just a short stroll from the village shop—a perfect blend of convenience and tranquillity in the heart of Oxfordshire’s natural beauty.

3. Fat Pheasant Shepherd Huts, Bury Court Farm, Shotteswell, Oxfordshire

Tucked away in the heart of Oxfordshire’s pristine countryside, Fat Pheasant Shepherd Huts offer a serene escape from the chaos of modern life. These off-grid huts are situated in the midst of a sprawling 500-acre farm, a place where civilisation fades into the background, replaced by the tranquillity of nature. Here, there are no bustling streets or neighbouring houses, just uninterrupted views of the natural world. The huts themselves exude luxury, with each one featuring a comfortable king-size bed, an en-suite shower room complete with a flushing toilet, and a cosy wood-burning stove. After a day of exploring the farm or the surrounding area, you can cook your locally sourced food over an open fire-pit and then unwind in your very own private wood-fired hot tub, all while taking in the outstanding vistas.

Two distinct huts, Dolly and Huxley, offer unique experiences within this tranquil setting. Dolly, available from April to October and accommodating two guests, boasts its own secluded meadow amidst the farm’s expanse. With a banquet table outdoors and ample space to roam, you’ll find complete seclusion here. The interior is bright and inviting, featuring millennial pink tiles in the shower, a king-size bed, a small kitchen, and a wood-burning stove. Outside, a gas BBQ, fire-pit, table, deck chairs, and a wood-fired hot tub await your enjoyment.

Similarly, Huxley, also available from April to October for two guests, offers a king-size bed and a flushing toilet within an en-suite shower room. Your outdoor space includes an eating area with a fire-pit and gas BBQ. The hut surprises with an exquisite outdoor free-standing bath and a generous window above the bed for admiring the stunning views.

Both huts offer a unique blend of rustic charm and modern comfort, all just a 5-minute drive down a stone farm track, with parking available right at your doorstep. Whether you choose Dolly or Huxley, you’re in for a rejuvenating retreat surrounded by the beauty of Oxfordshire’s countryside.

4. The Red Lion at Northmoor, Standlake Road, Northmoor, Oxfordshire

Snuggled amidst the tranquil landscapes of Northmoor in the heart of Oxfordshire, The Red Lion beckons you to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. As you arrive at this charming village pub, you’ll discover an idyllic retreat where relaxation, fine dining, and peaceful nights await. The Red Lion is renowned not only for its warm community spirit but also for its award-winning pub experience. A highlight of your stay here is the opportunity to unwind in one of their luxury en-suite shepherd’s huts. The Red Lion’s location is the perfect balance of rural serenity and accessibility, with the picturesque towns of Witney, Oxford, and Burford just a stone’s throw away.

When you book one of The Red Lion’s shepherd’s huts, you’re in for an unforgettable stay filled with comfort and modern conveniences. Whether you choose The Burrow, a dog-friendly haven equipped with everything you need, or The Nest, designed with families in mind and featuring child-friendly amenities, or The Den, a snug retreat with gorgeous garden views, each hut provides an en-suite bathroom, a wood burner, WiFi, a TV, a king-size bed, a fridge, and coffee-making facilities. These cosy cabins offer the perfect space to relax and recharge, whether you’re cuddling up in front of the fire, sipping tea while admiring the orchard view, or heading out for a scenic walk along the Thames Path or indulging in some birdwatching. Couples, families, and dog-owners alike are all warmly welcomed to experience the serenity and charm of The Red Lion’s Shepherd’s Huts, where a perfect country escape awaits.

As you bid farewell to the enchanting glamping sites of Oxfordshire, take with you the echoes of whispering trees, the scent of wildflowers, and the warmth of a crackling campfire. The memories forged amid these idyllic settings are destined to linger, reminding you of the tranquillity, luxury, and natural beauty that define Oxfordshire’s glamping experience. Whether it’s the rustic charm of a safari tent, the seclusion of a private lodge, or the joy of sharing stories under the vast night sky, glamping in Oxfordshire is an invitation to slow down, reconnect with nature, and enjoy life’s simple yet profound pleasures. Until your next visit, let the spirit of Oxfordshire’s glamping sites live on, inspiring your future adventures and moments of bliss in the heart of nature.

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