Embers Claydon, Campsite in Buckinghamshire - claydon estate

Embers Claydon, Campsite in Buckinghamshire

The campsite is situated within its own secluded tree-lined setting within walking distance of National Trust Claydon House at the Claydon Estate - a stunning, spacious back-to-nature location and perfect for star gazing and hiking.

Located in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside, Claydon Estate is a thriving, family-run country 5,000 acre estate and has been the ancestral home of the Verney family for 400 years.  And naturally you’ll find everything Embers is known for: fire baskets included on every pitch for campfires, bell tents and our famous wood-fired pizzas.

What We Offer at Embers Claydon, Campsite in Buckinghamshire

What's on site

We want you to enjoy your stay at Embers just as nature intended, but that doesn’t mean going without clean facilities. And so, as with all Embers Camping sites, you’ll find our shower and loo shacks on site.

All our bathrooms are kept meticulously clean and have flushing toilets and piping hot showers. A real comfort when you are camping, leaving you refreshed and ready to take on the day ahead – but don’t forget to bring your own towel as these aren’t included.

There is a well-stocked shop on site, providing freshly ground coffee and camping essentials such as milk and snacks at reasonable prices. We’ve also got a fantastic ice cream freezer selling local ice cream in scoops and cones.


hot food, beverages & on-site shop

Our famous wood-fired pizzas are freshly made on site or indulge yourself in our new flame-grilled beef or halloumi burgers served on Friday and Saturday evenings. Both are only available via pre-ordering before you arrive on site - keep an eye out for an email for pre-orders, about 5 days before you arrive on site.

Our on-site shops stock all the camping essentials - from locally sourced bacon and farm-fresh eggs to cook your campfire breakfast to our freshly ground barista coffees, super creamy Cornish ice-cream, snacks and ice-cold drinks. Our shops also offer our freshly steamed Frankfurter Hot-Dogs in our soft and warm rolls. Check on-site with your Site Manager for availability and times.

Please see our food menu here and onsite shop items here

Please note that food offerings are subject to availability and so may not be available every evening.

Pubs and local attractions

Pubs and local attractions

There is plenty to keep you busy on site, but if you wish to visit the local area there are super local pubs to eco-farms for the kids, all within a short distance from the campsite. Take a walk from the campsite to these local dining locations  - ask your campsite manager once you arrive on site and will provide you with directions.

The National Trust Claydon House, Gardens and The Pheonix Tea Rooms are all within a stroll from the campsite within the Estate - there is a handy gate at the bottom of the field.

To help you with planning for your stay, we have also created a handy interactive map that you can view here or download a copy of our map here.

National Trust Claydon House & Gardens

National Trust Claydon House & Gardens

Please note that due to increased safety measures in response to Covid-19, entrance to Claydon House is strictly by pre booked times only. Opening times and details on how to book can be found on the National Trust website here. 

All within a short walk from our campsite, located in the Estate, you'll find the National Trust's Claydon House surrounded by beautiful herbaceous borders, attractive lakes and gardens.  Also visit the House to find out the connection to Florence Nightingale, who was a regular visitor many years ago.

Claydon House was built between 1757 and 1771 and is now owned by the National Trust. It is famous for its collection of replica costumes and visitors can even experience the house just as it would have been in the 18th Century. 

The Phoenix Kitchen at Claydon Courtyard

The Phoenix Kitchen at Claydon Courtyard

Claydon’s incredible Courtyard was once the bustling heart of the estate. It housed workshops, stables, coach houses, estate stores, the laundry, brew house and staff accommodation.

It is now a hub for food, events, arts and crafts and home to independent shops, businesses and holiday cottages. Our visitors can enjoy lunch, enroll in a variety of courses and workshops, or buy something unique and beautiful.

Central to Claydon Courtyard is the Phoenix Kitchen, serving homemade, delicious seasonal food throughout the year.

directions, check-in and parking

directions, check-in and parking

Check in is from 2pm until 8pm. You can drive directly up to the site where our staff will be there to check you in and then direct you to your pitch so you can set up camp. Once you've unloaded, we ask that you move and park your vehicle in the car park. No vehicles are allowed on site once check in has closed. This keeps the campsite full of safe, open space, perfect for little ones to be running around in.

Due to our site's secluded and private location, we recommend using What3Words to guide you directly to the campsite entrance. Simply follow the link below to take you directly to What3Words, zoom out to get an idea of the roads you'll be traveling on, you can then select a google map or navigation of your choice to guide you straight to the campsite entrance!


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