Holt Farm, Holt Road, Southam, CV47 1NJ, Tel 01926 812225
To Find Site:- From Daventry on the A425, as you approach Southam bypass watch out sign to left into Welsh Road East signed for Priors Marsden. After about two and a half miles turn left into Holt Road (also campsite sign but partially obscured by bushes) Site on right in a few hundred metres. From Southam bypass take A425 and take first right, then as above. See Map
This campsite is quite rustic and rather CL like. There are around 70 pitches of which a third are taken up with permanent vans. The pitching areas consists of a large oblong field with pitches around the perimeter with electrics, there are a few pitches in the centre without and another smaller field without electrics. There is only one water point which is in the main field, although the immediate area tends to get a bit waterlogged as there is insufficient drain away for excess water. The toilet block, situated next to the entrance, is a little basic but perfectly serviceable and clean. To one side of the toilet block is the chemical toilet emptying point. There appears to be no low level waste water disposal point making it difficult to empty Waste Master type containers. In addition to the main campsite there is a separate rally field which looked quite nice. The site has a fishing pond for which they charge £1 a day. The cost per night is a reasonable £12 a night including two persons and electrics.
When we booked this site we had no idea that there would be so many permanent vans and perhaps explains why they seem to have so few touring vans arriving on site, although it seems quite popular with tenters. We arrived on a Friday around midday and selected our pitch without realising that later we would be surrounded about six families with young children. Both children and parents turned out to quite noisy which did not enhance our weekend at this site. I don't set out to put people off this site but we did not find it as peaceful as we would have liked which is a shame. Perhaps we were just unlucky and the site might be quieter out of the school holidays.
This campsite is situated right in the middle of some beautiful countryside. A short walk away is the Oxford Canal and the Napton Locks which makes an interesting excursion. In the Orchard next to the Farm they do rather nice cream teas! For shopping there is a general store in Napton about a mile or so away. For more serious shopping Southam would be a better bet.
Date of visit early August 2007. Click on thumbnails below for a larger picture.