We needed to be near to Leicester because my son was on a course in the city centre, and we chose this site as it was only seven miles away. Our other motive was that it has a fishery as we are keen on the sport.
Deep in the country side, it is surrounded by pastures with 1 or 2 horses in each. We were shown to our pitch by Martin, the owner, and were facing the countryside, which we were really pleased about. There were 3 tourer pitches and 4 or five seasonal vans, and the people were very friendly without being intrusive. As you drive up the track and reach the gravelled area, there are also caravans, most of which appeared to be stored. There is a little dirty old van near the gateway to the pitches, and its not a nice first impression, but the large tubs of colourful flowers makes up for it.
The shower is a wet room type, the shower on a timer of 10 minutes for £1 which is plenty of time and there is a blow heater so no shivering after stepping out. There are also 3 ladies and 3 mens toilets which are kept immaculate with toilet rolls, soap and paper towels.
There is a barn which has been converted to hold functions. There was a 50th birthday on the Saturday. We heard the musicians tuning up, but didn't hear any noise after this.
If you fish or are thinking of fishing in the future, this is the site for you. There are 3 lakes on site, and another 2 half a mile down the road. We caught loads of carp, and because one of us is disabled, we were allowed to drive to the peg, which was a godsend. Day ticket is £7 and less for concessions and after 5pm £3. Martin, the owner and his wife are lovely people and work very hard to keep the site and fisheries functioning perfectly.
Stayed here for a weekend in July 2013 while cycling/walking in the area. Nice friendly site, obviously some long-term residents who were very welcoming and even lent us some lavender oil when my hubby had an accident with a hot cup of tea!
Only negative was the single shower room and lack of washing-up facilities, as the site is geared up for caravanners with their own facilities. However, the peaceful location and friendly owners more than made up for this. We recommend the Dine India curry house in Countesthorpe for a meal out.
What a delightful gem of a site this is set in the beautiful Leicester countryside. Our second visit but I still couldn't remember the way and had to rely on TomTom. Way out in the back of beyond accessed via a half mile long single lane farm track, a bit bumpy but not a problem.
This was once a dairy farm but the third generation farmer, Martin, has diversified and phased out the cattle and the premises now boasts a number of fishing lakes, the barn is now a function hall, stables and grazing and even a doggie parlour.
The caravan site: A number of permanently sited and seasonal vans take up a most of the hardstanding pitches with also some on the grass touring field. Beautifully maintained flat and level pitches, ehu very close to each pitch and water only a few yards by the entrance to the field.
Toilet block immaculate, my only criticism being the light was on a timer. This brings me to my only other beef, I had to carry the toilet cassette about 150 yards which probably isn't far until you suffer with arthritis. There was a tip at the corner of the touring field but I found this was fenced of and was directed by a resident caravanner to another. Had I realised how far it was, would have used the car. Told by other vanner that the tip at the field was full and was awaiting the gulley sucker to come and empty it. (No main sewage system this far out in the country)
There is no shop on site but only a few minutes drive into Blaby where pretty much everything can be found.
All in all we spent a very pleasant 2 nights here and enjoyed the company of the horses in the adjoining field, will certainly be back as we visit son in Leicester and this is an ideal location.
Also a non ehu rally field available so there's a spot for you East Midlanders.
We have been routinely visiting this site over the last 11 years as it is near family. We love the greenery and peace. Children have lots of space to explore and can be enchanted by the horses.
There is a short walk along the farm track to a beautiful pick your own fruit farm and tea room where they sell homemade jam and scones with a playbarn for the children. Unfortunately they charge for children to use the barn, which spoils things a little.
Carry on past the fruit farm across the road and wiggle across the junction along a short road to an excellent farm shop Attfields which has everything you need, wonderful country food.
Short drive to nearby Blaby, Large Co-op store at Whetstone. Excellent location 20 minutes drive from central Leicester.
Ideally located for exploring this part of Leicestershire.
We needed to find a campsite close to Whetstone for a family celebration, and we booked this site as they were able to accomodate our tourer and two motorhomes belonging to other guests.
The approach road in to the site is narrow, but perfectly passable with care. The lane up to the site itself is also narrow and bumpy, but again perfectly passable.
It is a beautifully presented site, and whilst most of the motorhomes and tourers are clearly long term residents, it does not come across as such, and is a pretty site.
I would recommend this site to anyone who is looking for somewhere to stay near Leicester, but would imagine that for a longer stay you may wish to find a site that has closer access to amenities, as there are no shops on site or within walking distance.
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