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THE POPLAR PATCH Glamping The Cotswolds

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The Poplar Patch
Nr. Little Barrington



Prices from per night
From £70 per night

Accommodation sleeps
Bell Tent sleeps up to 4 people

Glamping The Cotswolds

    • Private Cotswold location surrounded by the beautiful countryside
    • 5M Bell Tent with comfy double bed
    • All bedding & cooking equipment provided
    • Off grid experience; with hot shower!
    • Explore the local villages and historic towns all around
    • Check in available Monday-Friday
    • Dogs welcome

Looking for a romantic getaway or a family adventure (or both)? The Poplar Patch is tucked into a bend of the River Windrush and is exclusively yours alone to enjoy. We aim to balance the glamour of Glamping with the authenticity of being off-grid and connecting with the countryside.

Pitched under a canopy of Poplar trees, our 5 metre bell tent provides plenty of space for a family of 4 (we can fit 5 but at a bit of a squeeze). Sleep in our cosy double bed, with all the bedding, extra blankets and hot water bottles provided. If the kids are coming we’ll lend you some airbeds – you’ll just need to bring are some sleeping bags for them.

We welcome up to 2 well behaved dogs at no extra cost. However, we do ask that you bring your own bed linen and carefully pick up after your dog on the site. There are often sheep in the neighbouring field so please be confident that your dog will be safe around them as there are the normal strict rules on the farm for dogs chasing livestock.

We are strong believers that camping should be about connecting with each other and enjoying the area around you. Whether you just want to read a book on the bank, swim in the river or have a unique base from which to explore The Cotswolds, we are the place for you!


Even though the site is offgrid, you can still take a hot shower and we do give you a charging power bank if you need to top your phone up in emergencies.

To help you know what to pack here is what we will provide for your stay:

  • Bed linen and extra blankets (+ hot water bottles)
  • 2 (Optional) single airbeds
  • Lighting and bedside lanterns
  • Small mirror
  • Charging power bank for phones
  • Local OS maps
  • Outdoor Kotlich cooking tripod
  • Gas stove
  • Pots, pans and cooking utensils
  • Plates, bowls, beakers, cutlery and that all important bottle opener
  • Eco washing up liquid
  • Tea towels
  • Kilner jar of drinking water
  • A free box of firewood (you can refill your box for a £5 honesty fee)
  • Our top 4 recommendations you pack are:
  • Towels
  • Coolbox (you can chill bottles in the river)
  • Picnic blanket
  • Hammock (to put up in the trees)

The Poplar Patch is surrounded by beautiful Cotswold towns and villages.
Take a quick trip down stream to the market town of Burford; a town full of history and also home to a famous garden centre and exotic wildlife park.Keep going downstream a little further to explore the villages of Swinbrook; where you can enjoy a drink on the river bank, or a tasty meal at The Swan Inn, and Asthall; where you can wonder further along the River Windrush.

Heading upstream, try the long 10 mile circular walk to Great Rissington, with lunch at The Lamb Inn, before heading back for a well-earned rest. Venture a little further to reach the bustling Bourton-on-the-Water with its Model Village, railway museum and Birdland all asking for a visit. If you want to avoid the crowds, a small trip further will take you to Lower Slaughter, where you can pick up a homemade ice cream in the old Mill to accompany you through the peaceful village.
Switch rivers to the Coln and head to Bibury. Visit the trout farm and take a stroll up Arlington Row and around the near fields, before enjoying some afternoon tea at The Swan Hotel, or a pimms at the Catherine Wheel.

Traveling a little further this way will take you to Cirencester, fondly the capital of the Cotswolds. Visit on Monday or Friday to search through the markets, explore the expansive grounds of Cirecenster Park or discover its Roman history at the Corinium Museum. And if you like Romans, you should definitely make the trip to Chedworth Roman Villa too.

For a more activity packed day take on the climbing wall at Far Peak, or try some water sports at the Lechlade or South Cerney lakes. Or even just bring your bikes and explore the local routes around the site.

Food & Drink
Upton Smokery, Upton
Take your pick at the buffet of a delicious selection of food cooked on a huge open fire. Visit their farm shop next door to buy your favourite bits! A welcome visit for all of the family.

The Angel, Burford
Our favourite place to eat in Burford. This 16th century inn produces fantastic food serves all day in a beautiful setting.

The Swan Inn, Swinbrook
Charming Cotswold Inn, full of history and delicious food. Take a walk around the village before enjoying a drink alongside the river, or a meal inside or through into the garden.

The Lamb Inn, Great Rissington
Welcoming country inn with spectacular food. The perfect stop off if you take on the 10 mile walking loop.

The Fox Inn, Little Barrington
The village pub, great for a drink in the sun on the river bank.

Getting around
The site is most easily accessed by car and we will send you the exact location with thorough directions in the week before your stay. You will need to drive through a field to access the site where you can park.

If traveling by train, we are a 20 minute drive from Charlbury Station (direct line to London). Sadly Uber does not exist out here so you will need to organise a taxi and we recommend you do this in advance to ensure availability.

All rates are based on 2 people, with up to two extra guests at £10 each per stay.

1st May – 4th July/15th September – 29th September
£70 per night on weekdays,
£100 per night on weekends and bank holidays.

5th July – 14th September
£80 per night on weekdays,
£110 per night on weekends and bank holidays.

Check-in available on Monday-Friday.
2 night minimum stay.
Single nights permitted only where there is a gap in the calendar or when 2 nights are paid for.
Dogs are welcome (maximum of 2). Guests must provide their own linen – please read our terms & conditions.
Extra logs and kindling will be available on site for an honesty fee of £5 per refill.

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