The Beeches

From £18 For 1 night, 4 adults 8.8 5 reviews
Electric grass touring or large tent pitch (added by manager 19 Mar 2024)
Electric grass pitch (added by manager 19 mar 2024)
Electric grass campervan or tourer pitch (added by manager 01 feb 2024)
Electric grass pitches on back field (added by manager 01 feb 2024)

  • Small friendly site 13 miles from Lincoln
  • Level and well-drained site
  • On the Ermine Way and the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Trail
What a handsomely historic location has the hamlet of Byards Leap – for it's between ancient Lincoln and the old market towns of Sleaford, Newark and Grantham, is on an aged Roman road, and is the setting of ye olde Byards Leap legend dating back centuries (Byard was a high-jumping horse, in case you're wondering). And the Knights Templar used to hang out around here too… Folks use The Beeches site in the hamlet as a base to explore historic Lincolnshire or as a stopover enroute to Norfolk or the east coast: plenty of history around in those there parts too. It's a small and friendly site, level, grassy and well drained, with rather nice views over Lincolnshire farmland; access to the Ermine Way is straight from the site. The Beeches has a play area and disabled-friendly amenities a few steps from the pitching area. It's next to the Byards Leap café which dishes up excellent breakfasts and lunches from Thursday to Sunday; a handful of good pubs and restaurants is within a five-mile radius too. Dogs are welcome at The Beeches – and the folk here recommend old Roman road Ermine Street as a top spot for walkies.

Site type

Touring caravan pitches 11
Motorhome pitches 11
Tent pitches 10
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
  • A cable measuring at least 25 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.
  • The charging of electric vehicles is not permitted on site.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Sat, 23 Mar to

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Everyone was so friendly & helpful. Lovely flat pitch with loads of…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
lisa c. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Everyone was so friendly & helpful. Lovely flat pitch with loads of space. Toilets & shower very clean. Will definitely go again. Great little play area for kids with lots of toys for them to use

Recommend to friends Visit again

From the manager: Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again soon

Lovely staff!…

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Lovely staff!

Disliked: Beginning of season so the site was just waking up. Any issue was swiftly sorted.

Recommend to friends Visit again

From the manager: Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again

Could do with better signage.

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Nice quiet location easy access friendly staff. Good spot for easy stopover

Disliked: Nothing

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From the manager: Thank you for your review we hope to see you again soon

Great site

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Lovely friendly staff. Nothing to much trouble. Flat pitch. Relaxing. Great showers.

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From the manager: Thank you for your review and hopefully see you again

Pitches were fine for us, fairly level sites. Had a good quiet night.

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 6
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Emma H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Friendly staff, secure site. Clean toilets. We were in a 7.5 metre motorhome and the pitches were fine for us.

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From the manager: Thank you for your review and hopefully see you soon


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

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

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

Jumbo tent pitches

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Location

The Beeches

Byards Leap

Cranwell

Sleaford

Lincolnshire

England

NG34 8EY

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

53.0325°N
-0.52558°W

Route directions

From the A17 take the B6403, signposted Ancaster, then turn immediately right, and follow the signs to the Family Café, Beeches and Richwood. From Ancaster, drive for about three miles and then turn next left into what looks like a layby. Keep going along what looks like a track; the site is a few metres further along.

Nearest transport

Coach
5.4 mi Woolworths
5.5 mi Riverside Surgery
5.8 mi Horseshoe Inn
Rail
3.1 mi Ancaster Rail Station
4.4 mi Rauceby Rail Station
5.4 mi Sleaford Rail Station

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

Pick up details of local walks, cycle routes and town maps as well as leaflets and tourist info on site: there's quite a bit to do all around. A mix of quiet roads and bridleways linking the area's Lincolnshire villages means there's quite a bit to see if you want to get around by foot, pedal or horse. As well as being on the Ermine Way, The Beeches is also on the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Trail and is close to the RAF Cranwell Heritage Centre and the Newark Air Museum. The Newark Showground is nearby too for shows, displays and events. Plenty more history is at Lincoln – see the castle and cathedral if you only have time for two things – and at nearby National Trust properties like Grantham House and Tattershall Castle. Or take trips around Lincolnshire's old towns, like Sleaford, a market town since the twelfth century; Grantham, where Isaac Newton went to school, and Newark, besieged by the roundy-headed ones in the English Civil War.

Must see

Belton House 7.3 mi

Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace 13.9 mi

Lincoln Cathedral 14 mi

Lincoln Castle 14 mi

Belvoir Castle 14.3 mi

National Trust

Grantham House 9.4 mi

Tattershall Castle 14.5 mi

Woolsthorpe Manor 16.1 mi

The Workhouse, Southwell 17.5 mi

Clumber Park 27.7 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

CAYTHORPE COURT 2 mi

RAUCEBY HALL 3.4 mi

Wellingore to Lincoln on the Viking Way 4.6 mi

RAUCEBY HOSPITAL 4.7 mi

CULVERTHORPE HALL 6 mi

Local events

  • Global Birdfair (Friday 12 July 2024 – Friday 12 July 2024)

    Oakham, Rutland 25.5 mi

  • Burghley Horse Trials (Thursday 5 September 2024 – Thursday 5 September 2024)

    Stamford, Lincolnshire 26.6 mi

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.

Want to know more about camping in Lincolnshire?

  • Does The Beeches have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Beeches dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Beeches? Pick up details of local walks, cycle routes and town maps as well as leaflets and tourist info on site: there's quite a bit to do all around. A mix of quiet … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Beeches?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at The Beeches? From £18 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.