Looking for your next adventure? We recently visited Town Farm Campsite and totally recommend it!
Town Farm Campsite is a family run campsite, on a working farm, situated on the outskirts of Ivinghoe, in the Chilterns.
The booking was made via their easy to navigate website, six weeks prior, and was based on a two-night stay, for two adults in a campervan from Friday to Sunday in mid-September. Bookings are charged per person and not per pitch. Our booking was for a grass pitch, with electric hookup for a small additional cost. There are a total of eight grass hookup pitches and seven hard standing hookup pitches, and a vast expanse of field space for those who don’t mind camping without a hook-up point. There is no extra charge for awnings as there is on some campsites.
Upon arrival we were greeted by a friendly and helpful member of staff who directed us to our pitch.
The pitch allocated was mostly level, although we did use levelling chocks to lift the nose of our van to ensure our fridge functioned properly. The view was good and looked out across the field, which was largely empty in the centre, with most non-EHU campervans and tents choosing to pitch up by the hedges around the perimeter of the field. We were surprised to see as many campers as we did on site in late September. We arrived on the site during a torrential downpour. Thankfully, drainage on the grass seemed good, so we weren’t forced to camp in a mud bath for the duration of our stay.
The site has excellent facilities for those camping with limited means. These included a toilet and shower block, which was kept clean and well maintained. There was also a handy camp kitchen comprising fridges, a freezer, microwaves, charging points, kettles and sinks for washing your dishes. There was also a coin operated washing machine should you need it. There are several freshwater points situated around the campsite and a chemical toilet disposal point.
You can access free WIFI, with a code found on their website or on site. Where we were pitched, the connection was good, but it states on the website that the Wi-Fi doesn’t reach all parts of the campsite and, because of the rural location, the speed can be slow.
The site has pop-up catering vans most weekends, and on some weekdays through the main season. As we were staying out of season, we were pleasantly surprised to see a pizza van on site on the Friday night and a fish and chip van on Saturday. There is also an option to rent a firepit for the weekend, at the point of booking. On this occasion, we chose not to. If we’d changed our minds, we were able to hire one at any point over the weekend and staff would have brought it to our pitch, along with firewood. Additional firewood can also be purchased, for a small cost.
If you enjoy the countryside and like to walk, then this could be just what you’re looking for. The Chiltern Hills are an area of natural beauty (AONB) and a walker’s paradise, all year round. Ivinghoe Beacon is within walking distance and the village of Ivinghoe, which has a lovely pub serving food and a selection of locally brewed ales and is also just a 20-minute walk away. The campsite also makes an ideal base for those wishing to visit Whipsnade Zoo, or the Ashridge Estate.
If you like winter camping, the downside is the site isn’t open all year round, but all in all, Town Farm Campsite is a gem.
We couldn’t fault it!
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