Description of Oxford Riverside Glamping
Oxford Riverside Glamping at Swinford Manor Farm is set within an Area of designated Outstanding Natural Beauty.
An ideal destination for a secluded and tranquil holiday, romantic weekend away, or as a base for exploration.
Oxford Riverside Glamping is situated within its own grounds and offers an alternative and truly rural escape.
You are provided with a luxurious and fully furnished bell tent (5 metres in diameter), that can comfortably sleep 2 people (but with room for up to 4 at a small extra cost).
For 2017, we have installed electric heating in each one of our bell tents. This will be automatically available when booking for April, May and September and available upon request for the remainder of the season.
With stunning countryside to enjoy, we are located directly on the Thames Path, with beautiful riverside walks, fishing in season and birdwatching.
Opposite lies Wytham Woods, an area of ancient woodland as well as a site of special scientific interest.
Outside the main gate is a direct and frequent bus route to the centre of Oxford, the ‘city of dreaming spires’. The world-famous university is only 10-15 minutes away.
Within walking distance is Farmoor Reservoir, which boasts year round sailing and windsurfing as well as a wealth of wildlife to enjoy. Day passes are also available for trout fishing.
Attractions nearby also include Blenheim Palace, the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Bicester Village.
London, Bath and Stonehenge are also within easy travelling distance.
There are several public houses, restaurants and local shopping all within walking distance of the house.
For full terms and conditions as well as further information on Oxford Riverside Glamping, please follow the link to our website at the bottom of this page and click on the ‘Glamping’ tab.
- 10 Units
- Sleeps: 2 Persons
- Toilets (Shared) , Showers (Shared)
- Towels(No) and Bedding(Yes)
- Self Catering
Each bell tent sleeps up to 2 people (please enquire for extra persons) and is equipped with rustic furniture, rugs, a candle chandelier (as well as other lighting), and a double bed dressed with pillows, duvets & crisp white bed linen. Electric heating is also available.
Outside each tent is a seating area & fire pit, which can be used for all your cooking needs (cutlery, crockery, pans & utensils are all provided, as well as firewood and charcoal).
- Shared Showers
- Shared Toilets
- Washing Up
Just a short walk from each tent, there are ladies and gents toilet and shower facilities, as well as an external wash-up area.
There is also a covered cooking area with an oven (just in case weather conditions mean that you are unable to use your fire pit), a communal fridge and mobile phone charging points equipped with security lock-boxes (20.1 x 8.4 x 15.4cm), so you can leave your device to charge with peace of mind.
Parking is free.
What to bring?
- Basic Provisions
Along with electric heating, hot water bottles and extra blankets are also provided for those particularly cool nights, but we do advise that you bring some warm clothes as well.
We do ask that you bring your own food and drink, torch, towels, bathroom essentials and a good book!