Four Oaks Caravan Club Site, Marlow Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, Tel: 01491572312 


To find site:- From Henley take the A4155, Marlow Road, the site is about a mile out of Henley on the left, a little beyond the Swiss Farm campsite. From the M40 take Marlow bypass and leave at first junction. Take A4155 through Marlow and the site is about seven miles of the right just past the Garden Centre. This road is narrow in places so care is needed.  

The advantage of this members only, open all year campsite, is its proximity to Henley on Thames and other towns along the Thames Valley. The site has 81 pitches which are a mixture of 55 hardstandings, both awning and non-awning, and 26 on grass. The latter tend to be closed from the 1st October over winter. Electric points are convenient to all pitches and are rated at 16 amps and use CEE17 blue connectors. The electric bollards also have Co-Ax TV connectors as apparently the terrestrial TV signal is poor. These are free to use but you must have your own cable or buy one from reception. There are three service points for fresh and waste water plus chemical emptying points. Unfortunately, the Motorhome Service Point is the old heavy drain cover type. The positioning of the drain is not great as it could impede the flow of traffic around the site road whilst in use. There is one toilet block which also houses a covered dishwash area and a laundry. Because of its situation it is a fair distance from some pitches. When the block is closed for cleaning, there are limited alternative facilities available. In normal times, reception sells some essentials but due to COVID best to check what the situation is. Next door is an information hut with details of local places to visit and local transport information. At the far end of the site is a fenced play area for children. There is site wide WiFi and time can be purchased online. Just using it to access the Club website, no fee,  it seemed fine. Phone data is a bit of a mixed bag. EE seemed to work fine for tethering but not so good with the actual phone! O2 seemed fine for both. This is a busy site so it is probably advisable to book in advance particularly around the time of the Henley Regatta. The main bugbear of this campsite is its close proximity to the A4155 and the associated road noise which of course varies depending on time of day. The pitches along that boundary bear the brunt of the noise despite a thick laurel hedge. The pitches further into the site will be less affected but they are the ones that are taken first! If noise is a major irritant to you, perhaps it’s not the site for you? A possible alternative would be Swiss Farm which is almost next door but set further back from the road. 

This is a very convenient site to visit Henley on Thames, it is about a mile walk into the town centre. There you will find an excellent range of shops and restaurants. The nearest supermarket is Waitrose in Henley. Also, there are walks up and downstream along the Thames towpath. If you don't want to walk there are river trips from the banks of the river at certain times of the year from near the bridge. There is also launch hire.  This is a good base to visit other towns along the Thames, Marlow is 8 miles away and Windsor a little further and if you prefer not to drive there is a very regular bus service from the bus stop about 500 metres from the site, just outside of the Swiss Farm campsite which runs between Reading and High Wycombe calling at Marlow en route. Swiss Farm also have a shop and rather nice café which non-residents can use.

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