Following a recent day walk in the Chilterns, Ewelina mentioned that she would like to see more of the area. With good weather predicted for an upcoming weekend I began to look for campsites with availability at short notice. After some research on Google the one we decided to book was Town Farm Campsite in Ivinghoe.
I collected Ewelina Friday evening and we wild camped in the motorhome. Saturday morning we visited the supermarket for supplies before driving the short distance to the campsite. Town Farm Campsite was easy to find. The owner greeted us and showed us where we could pitch. It seems the site is mainly grass and most visitors had tents. There is however a small hardstanding area with electric hookups for motorhomes and caravans.
Town Farm Campsite – The Facilities
The site felt completely different to most club sites. It’s more basic and does not really have any landscaping. The open views however are easy on the eye. It has a couple of shower blocks and in the one we used there was also a laundry room and washing up area. The shower I had was perfect. The water from the hand basin hot tap though was very hot! Unfortunately there was no plug in the basin so I could not even mix with cold water to achieve a comfortable temperature for a wet shave.
It should also be noted that Town Farm Campsite has a free wifi connection but the connection does sometimes drop. I decided to use my own three mifi connection instead.
The campsite is a working farm and in the lower field they operate a ‘pick your own’ for fruits and vegetables.
For those with children there is a basic play area and there are also some tennis courts. Another popular tourist attraction, Whipsnade Safari Park is only a short drive away. For those who like walking like me you have Ivinghoe Beacon which is on the Ridgeway Path or the Grand Union canal towpath. Ewelina and I were here to relax though and we only took a short walk to see the local Pitstone windmill.
One of the more unique features of this campsite is the friendly policy to camp fires. It’s so rare these days to find a campsite that allows real fires but Town Farm Campsite hire out fire pits and sell the wood too. On the Saturday evening these seemed very popular with a number of campers.
Town Farm Campsite – A Summary
Both Ewelina and I really enjoyed our one night visit to Town Farm Campsite. The prices are not too bad and we were blessed with good weather. If you are looking for a campsite in a scenic area close to London I would recommend it. For more information why not visit their website.