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Barford Top Campsite: Look out for the Union Jack

General

  • Among hills and countryside seven miles from Market Harborough
  • Wildlife haven with spectacular views and sunsets
  • Indoor communal area with seating

Base yourself at Barford Top Campsite for a peaceful adults-only stay among Leicestershire hills and countryside, or use the place as a base for day trips to London under an hour and a half away: either way, spectacular views come as standard.

Run by friendly and helpful Wendy and Maurice, Barford Top is 12 miles from the city of Leicester and seven from Market Harborough; London is an hour and a half from the latter. The site has been set up as a peaceful retreat for guests to stay in a land of spectacular sunsets, sunrises and top stargazing because of the region's low light pollution, and in a wildlife haven where you should be able to spot sparrowhawks, buzzards and rabbits.

Barford Top is right in the Leicestershire countryside with views from all its pitches over the surrounding valley and hills. It has a large entrance gate and spacious drive with plenty of room to turn, free hot water for showers, and free use of The Barn for all guests, an indoor facility with seating and a washing-up area.

Please note

This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Guests under the age of 15 are not allowed on site.

Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Minimum spacing of 5 metres between pitches.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 150 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

  88% described as Peaceful ?

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Want peace in the countryside, this is the one!17/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMartin N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Beautiful countryside

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A lovely warm welcome to a great campsite in a beautiful location.14/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomcharlottecole1990@gmail.com C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Close to foxton locks, great for walks with the dog.

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Brilliant site for my first camping experience in 15 years !14/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomFiona B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Everything

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    Nothing

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Facilities, location14/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDenise B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Facilities, location

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Amazing view, great facilities, the owners are so helpful, strongly …14/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMary W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Amazing view, great facilities, the owners are so helpful, strongly recommend.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Clean, tidy, level pitches, very very helpful staff14/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlan P.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything- the welcome- the owners/ on site team were very fussy about our satisfaction,Absolutely fantastic rural views and setting, great location with lots to see in the area.

    Recommended 11 out of 10.

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Excellent site with level pitches. Very friendly and helpful staff.07/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Beautiful views. No children and owners very friendly and helpful will definitely come back here. Exceptionally clean

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    Nothing!

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1 shower and 2 toilets for females totally inadequate and very dirty31/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJenny S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Fabulous location, friendly hosts, beautiful sunsets

    Disliked: 

    Toilets and shower, price

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Everything, it was peaceful, we had a warm welcome and …17/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJane H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Everything, it was peaceful, we had a warm welcome and everything was explained to us on arrival and shown to us. Really enjoyed our short visit, booked for a week now. Loads of lovely walks to do or just relax by the tent.

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    Nothing

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Great spot. Lovely view of the sunset and really welcome …09/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaige L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent, trailer tent or motorhome pitch
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    Great spot. Lovely view of the sunset and really welcome arrival.

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Hand sanitising stations

No cash accepted on site

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Shepherd's huts

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Location

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  • Mowsley Road, Saddington, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England, LE8 0QP
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.5073°N 1.0373°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Great Glen: Main Street Coach Stop — 4.5 miles
Market Harborough: Market Hall Coach Stop — 5.4 miles
Great Oxendon: Harborough Road Coach Stop — 6.7 miles
Train stations
Market Harborough Rail Station — 5.7 miles
South Wigston Rail Station — 6.6 miles
Narborough Rail Station — 8.3 miles
Ferry ports
West Lynn Ferry Landing — 62.4 miles
Airports
Coventry Airport — 20.9 miles
East Midlands Airport — 25.3 miles
Birmingham International Airport Terminal 1 — 29.5 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

No need for a long face if you fancy some horse riding while in the region: Barford Top is half a mile from the village of Mowsley where horse riding is available, and a riding school is at Market Harborough seven miles away (stick around Market Harborough afterwards for antique and boutique shopping, or go on to Lutterworth for 17th-century Stanford Hall).

From Mowsley and on foot, have a scenic wander towards Laughton Hills and then down to the Grand Union Canal towpath; follow this for another couple of miles to reach the Grade II-listed Foxton Locks, the famous landmark of 10 ascending locks and part of Leicestershire’s boating heritage for over 200 years.

The Foxton Locks Inn on Gumley Road is a good spot for a virtuous post-walk pint and a bite to eat; if you’re sticking around the locks and canal after this, there’s a country park at the top of the locks, the award-winning Foxton Canal Museum museum halfway down them, and passenger trips or boat hire along the canal.

The historic village of Kibworth (four miles in the other direction from Barford Top) was featured in Michael Wood’s BBC series on the story of England from Roman times until the end of World War II (do share that fact with the kids, they'll be thrilled). Residents have developed heritage trails around Kibworth Harcourt, Kibworth Beauchamp and Smeeton Westerby, and the village also has a golf club, cricket club and bowling.

Must see

  • Foxton Locks (2.4 miles)
  • National Space Centre (10.9 miles)
  • Rockingham Castle (13.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Lyveden New Bield (20.6 miles)
  • Staunton Harold Church (24.7 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Barford Top Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Modifications are subject to a £15.00 fee.

Bookings cannot be amended within 21 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Barford Top Campsite will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

The damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit required on arrival can only be paid for in cash.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Maestro
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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Barford Top Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Barford Top Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Barford Top Campsite? No need for a long face if you fancy some horse riding while in the region: Barford Top is half a mile from the village of Mowsley where horse riding is available, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Barford Top Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Barford Top Campsite? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Guests under the age of 15 are not allowed on site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 21 day(s) of arrival.
Modifications are subject to a £15.00 fee.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 5 metres between pitches.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
The damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit required on arrival can only be paid for in cash.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £10.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Visitors: children under 15 years of age are only allowed on site between 1pm and 4pm.

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