Self Catering at Elcombe Copse / Flavours are at their best when the food has been cooked outside over the flames and in the embers of a real wood fire and we provide all the kit you’ll need to eat like kings.


We’ve created a cook’s paradise at Elcombe Copse, with several different options for barbecuing, oven roasting and even cooking over gas. If you’re looking to cook a feast for the group, we’ve got it all covered.

Our recommended method of cooking is to use a wood fire. The flavour beats charcoal hands down and what makes it special is that the wood we supply you has been sustainably felled from the woodland that surrounds the campsite.

There are great shops in the area, including a deli and farm shop so you can stock up on ingredients during your stay or simply get a delivery on the day you arrive.


  • 2 Large Drum Barbecues

  • 1 Wood Fired Oven (pizzas, roasts and slow cooking)

  • Double Gas Hob (in the Woodsman’s Wash-Up)

  • Pots & Pans

  • All Cooking Utensils

  • Crockery, Cutlery, Mugs & Glassware (for 24 guests)

  • Tea Pots, Cafetieres, Kettles (tea, coffee and sugar provided)

Thirteen of us stayed at Elcombe Copse for the first weekend in October - Piers and Sophia were perfect hosts! The bell tents were great and the shepherds huts were stunning! The eating areas had been set up beautifully for us, we even had fresh meadow flowers on the table! After showing us around we were left to enjoy weekend, knowing that they were only a phone call away! We are already planning our return next year! I would thoroughly recommend staying at the beautiful Elcombe Copse!
— Auriol