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General

  • Peaceful rural location on the edge of Medbourne
  • Riverside pub and café nearby serving meals and cream teas
  • Barbecue, garden furniture and outdoor terrace

If you're pitching up here, it's fairly certain you're in the market for some countryside rest and relaxation? Sorted: Rural Relaxing is in the village of Medbourne in the Welland Valley, a setting that the friendly team reckon is one of Britain's best-kept secret spots. And it has a pub nearby – result.

As its name might hint, this is a firmly rural site: the owners have taken care not to make it look commercialised in any way so that guests can settle down and soak up Leicestershire countryside and make themselves at home with the barbie, comfy garden furniture and the sunny terrace for alfresco eats…

The owners of this small family-run site have also added a welcome cabin with lots of lovely touches including books, outdoor game kit, and plenty of local info. It's also the place to source snacks and soft drinks (just help yourself to what you fancy and pop a few coins in the honesty box). Elsewhere on site, the decked Potting Shed coffee hut serves hot drinks, pastries and other treats on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and there's an open-air social area with pallet-style seating and a firepit (free to use, with logs available to buy on site).

And that pub? It's a stunner for real ales and gourmet food by the riverside, in a setting welcoming both kids and dogs. The café behind the pub is open daily for breakfast, lunch, coffees and afternoon tea – do try the scones, advises the Rural Relaxing team (and don't forget to dollop on the clotted cream).

The village shop and post office at Medbourne can sort some supplies; elsewhere, you'll find most of what you need in the nearby towns of Market Harborough, Uppingham, Stamford and Oakham.

Rural Relaxing's amenities include a ladies' toilet and shower, plus a separate one for the gents.

Please note

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

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

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.

At least one of the party members must be aged 20 or over.

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).


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9.8

Overall rating based on 54 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

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Cant wait to go again, we all loved it.19/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomElizabeth C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • It's Prosecco Time 2 bedroom safari tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fabulous spacious Safari Tent.
    Comfortable beds. Covered veranda was great for cooking. Luckily we didn't have rain. Clean toilets and showers. Very peaceful!

    Disliked: 

    Having to go home.....

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Peaceful and relaxed18/10/2020

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

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

    Good location and facilities

    Disliked: 

    Not much to dislike really.

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Really enjoyed our stay .. defo stay again13/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLuda G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Secure site, flat, friendly, great amenities. The bar area was closed due to Covid. Lots of nice little touches makes a difference .. Our 7 yo boy loved it there even though there isn’t much for children on site. He loved sitting by the campfire. The pub/cafe is walking distance - 10 min stroll alone the river. Marker Harborough is 15 min drive - such a beautiful town with lots of shops and cafes. Caroline (owner) was very friendly. We haven’t visited many camping sites yet but this one is definitely our favourite.

    Disliked: 

    This didn’t affect our stay just thought it might be useful for someone.. No playground and no ball games allowed. Cold washing up not pleasant in the winter.. would be great to have a washing up sink with warm water.

From the manager...

Thank you for your lovely review and for taking the time to write your comments.

Your comments on the negative side are sadly entirely due to Covid we have had to restrict ball games and working to Government guidelines, our washing up room is closed due to reducing cross contamination, usually there is a hot water sink for guests to use, sadly it's filling a kettle at the moment to get the hot water for washing up.
Hope very much to welcome you again.

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Quite, clean and secure.04/10/2020

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

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

    Quite, clean and secure with excellent facilities. The pitches are nice and even and all amenities were close by. Although the weather was poor it was nice to be under canvas and sit and cook round a campfire. Will be returning as soon as possible.

    Disliked: 

    Just a very small thing but it would have been great to have a wooded area to give it that 'out in the wildernesses' feel.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review and I am delighted you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your 10/10 rating.

Sadly planting more trees is something is restricted as the area is so tiny and any additional spacing for planing will impact the pitches in terms of sizes & spacing but yes a lovely idea if we had a bit more space!

Look forward to welcoming you again very soon.

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff & well maintained28/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSam R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Great pitch location with nice high hedgerows that helped to protect us from the autumnal elements. Superb covid improvements in place. Handmade washing up stands per pitch made life so much easier.
    Lovely clean toilets etc
    The covered dining area looked super comfy and chic and although closed for our stay it was for the right reasons to ensure social distancing being adhered to.
    Surrounding area tranquil, peaceful and beautiful scenery.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you so much for this lovely review and I am thrilled to read you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the little space in Medbourne! I will be delighted to welcome you again in the future.

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First time camping in 4 years, and decided to bring …28/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDaniel G.Confirmed

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

    First time camping in 4 years, and decided to bring our dogs on their 1st camping trip

    Was a great little campsite, we all enjoyed it,

    Toilet facilities were nice and clean.

    Looking forward to coming back in the future

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you for your review and I'm pleased we were selected to be the campsite of choice for your dogs first camping trip!
I look forward to meeting you on your next visit!

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What a fabulous site. It was so well thought out …24/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDerek L.Confirmed

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

    What a fabulous site. It was so well thought out and the owner Caroline couldn't have been more welcoming. Toilets and shower were spotlessly clean and well equipped, the site was well laid out and inviting. We will definitely visit again if we're in the area.

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From the manager...

Thank you for your lovely review and I am delighted you enjoyed your stay in Medbourne and especially at Rural Relaxing. We love having feedback and we will always continue to "tweak" the site with sympathetic improvements to make our guest's stay the very best it can be.

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Lovely clean site that attracts a nice clientele of people20/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnnette K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Weekender Robin bell tent (maximum 2 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely clean site that attracts a nice clientele of people

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From the manager...

Thank you for your review and for booking Rural Relaxing, I am pleased to see that you will visit again and I am looking forward to welcoming you back.

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Nice size of site, quiet and clean. Firepits & firewood …14/09/2020

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

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

    Nice size of site, quiet and clean. Firepits & firewood were great and coffees etc. Available weekend mornings.

    Disliked: 

    Could do with some additional toilet and shower facilities for the size of the site.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review, I was delighted to read you enjoyed your stay & especially the great coffees!!! Appreciate your feedback on this, the girls work really hard to give a good service and thank you for the compliments.

As mentioned in earlier review responses, we are installing additional loos over the winter (2020), as with Covid "one in one out" restrictions they were under pressure and we realise the benefits of additional installations will bring and
so a decision has been made to install additional loos for 2021.

Look forward to welcoming you again!

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Excellent site and so clean01/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDerek P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The site was a very nice site had security lock on the front gate. The staff who did the breakfast cafe where really nice and where constantly cleaning. The facilities are the nicest I have seen on a site and the shower is really good and a nice way to start the day. Site was quiet after 11. The food and drinks and honesty box is a fab idea and worked well when you wanted a cold drink or ice cream for the kids. Washing up sinks at every pitch was nice.

    Disliked: 

    Couple of diverts that collected water but this is a tiny tiny issue and just need filling. Again due to covid no access to a freezer for ice packs. Maybe a freezer with a section for each pitch might work. These issues are all minor and are the only little things I could see

From the manager...

Thank you for your review and for the positive feedback you have given about many aspects of your stay and I am delighted you will visit again. Regarding the freezer, this was forced because of Covid - as our pre-stay details revealed, we had to close our communal area for fridges and freezers because of cross contamination - a freak year but hope they will return in 2021.

Hope to welcome you again.

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Features

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

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Pre-erected tents

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Touring and motorhomes

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Location

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  • Hallaton Road, Medbourne, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England, LE16 8DR
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.5313°N 0.8263°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Market Harborough: Market Hall Coach Stop — 5.4 miles
Kingswood (Corby): Gainsborough Road Coach Stop — 5.6 miles
Corby: Anne Street Coach Stop — 6.0 miles
Train stations
Market Harborough Rail Station — 5.0 miles
Corby Rail Station — 6.5 miles
Kettering Rail Station — 10.3 miles
Ferry ports
West Lynn Ferry Landing — 53.4 miles
Airports
East Midlands Airport — 29.4 miles
Coventry Airport — 29.6 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

This is a rural base to make the most of Leicestershire, whether you want to munch your way around the county's market towns or cruise around its castles and historic houses.

Cute villages are all around, along with their pubs serving yet more Leicestershire pub food. Have a leaf through the guidebook on site to plot your comings and goings; miles of walks and bike rides are in the area too. In summer, get lost in Wistow Maze (20 minutes' drive), a labyrinth of maize set across eight acres on an award-winning attraction.

Also 20 minutes away, have a wander around Foxton Locks to see its boats and its museum… or go fly fishing in the waters of Lutterworth (40 minutes). If you're on hol with the kids, they'll likely like Market Harborough's Mini Mischief (10 minutes), a huge adventure play centre for all ages including dedicated baby and toddler zones, or Aqua Park Rutland (30 minutes), a wipe-out waterpark on Rutland Water.

Must see

  • Rockingham Castle (4.6 miles)
  • Foxton Locks (6.9 miles)
  • Barnsdale Gardens (12.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Lyveden New Bield (12.5 miles)
  • Woolsthorpe Manor (20.8 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

For bookings on the day of arrival, please use the contact details on your booking confirmation to get more information from the site.

Rural Relaxing cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

If cancelled more than 40 days before arrival: pitches, furnished bell tents and safari tents are subject to a £50 cancellation fee; and the Weekender bell tents, a £40 cancellation fee.

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. Rural Relaxing 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.

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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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Rural Relaxing have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Rural Relaxing dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Rural Relaxing? This is a rural base to make the most of Leicestershire, whether you want to munch your way around the county's market towns or cruise around its castles and historic houses. Cute … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Rural Relaxing?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.

    For bookings on the day of arrival, please use the contact details on your booking confirmation to get more information from the site.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Rural Relaxing? From £28 (for 1 night, 4 people) - 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
At least one of the party members must be aged 20 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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.
The site will send you further check-in information 2 day(s) before your arrival.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Coronavirus
Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
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).

General
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.

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.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £20.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Pitches
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.
Firearms are not permitted.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No vehicle movement between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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