Camping UK - Clifton Hampden
Bridge House Caravan Site
Camping Oxfordshire - Clifton Hampden
Bridge House Caravan Site is in such an idyllic setting...right on the bank of a particularly lovely stretch of the River Thames, just outside the beautiful village of Clifton Hampden, with it’s listed thatched-roofed cottages.
That’s not all. This camping caravan site is also next door to one of the best pubs on the river, the Barley Mow, waxed lyrical about by Jerome K. Jerome in his book, Three Men in a Boat...
“without exception the quaintest, most old-world inn up the river (standing) on the right of the bridge, quite away from the village. Its low-pitched gables and thatched roof and latticed windows give it quite a story-book appearance, while inside it is even still more once-upon-a-timeyfied…”
There is also another great pub in the village, the Plough Inn. (Update 2016: the Plough Inn no longer operates as a pub)
The campsite facilities are a little tired, but totally adequate. What you come here for is a slice of English tranquil countryside.
We were van camping and could park right on the edge of the river bank, which was just perfect. If you have a boat you can moor on the river bank of Bridge House Caravan Site or on the opposite bank (if you don’t want to walk to the village).
Camping UK River Thames
The walk to Clifton Hampden from Bridge House Caravan Site takes about 2 minutes. Turn left out of the gate and follow the road past the Barley Mow and cross over the Clifton Hampden Bridge (which, by the way, was designed Sir George Gilbert Scott, who also designed St Pancras Station).
Clifton Hampden is a small village, but it has a great village shop/post office stocking all manner of supplies. Make sure you take a look at the 13th Century church that perches above the village.
We walked along the Thames Path to Sutton Courtney, another beautiful village. Had lunch in a pub and then wandered back. It was a perfect day!
No children allowed! Which depending on your situation could be a good thing or a bad thing. It certainly makes it very peaceful. We think it is for a safety reason because of the river. (Update 2016: children are now allowed)
You have to pay by cash. The reception is in the house (next to the bridge, at the far end of the campsite)
Powered campsite pitch - £20 per night
Unpowered campsite pitch - £15 per night
14 tent and van camping pitches (non-powered)
20 tent and van camping pitches (powered)
18 static caravans
1st April to 30th September
Reserve a pitch by calling 01865 407725
Camping UK - Bridge House Clifton Hampden
Note: No campfires.
Yes, but on a leash
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