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Midshires Way Campsite and Alpaca Farm

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Looking out over open countryside

General

  • Luxury glamping site by the Midshires Way a mile from East Leake
  • A 25-minute drive from Nottingham; 45 minutes from Rutland Water
  • Adults-only lodges with underfloor heating, ensuite and firepit

Midshires Way Campsite and Alpaca Farm is, as the name suggests, just off the Midshires Way footpath/bike path, in a splendid south Nottinghamshire location just under a mile from East Leake.

The luxury lodges here are stylish and cosy boltholes for adults only, with views out over the countryside and the alpacas that live in the next-door fields. Each of the lodges is a well-equipped private space with underfloor heating, a fully-fitted kitchen, an ensuite shower room, a dining table, a separate bedroom with fixed double bed, a lounge area with corner settee and a television with a DVD player. Towels and bed linen are included to keep your packing light.

Outside, the firepit barbecue is the place to be in the evening for sipping drinks at sunset or cooking dinner over coals. If you’d rather someone else did the cooking or provided the pints, there are plenty of places to pick up meals and drinks in East Leake.

When not out roaming on the path, guests might like to play golf, go fishing, have a flutter at the races or get behind the wheel of a powerful supercar – all are within a half-hour drive. It’s also worth having a ride on the steam-powered Great Central Railway (which puffs through East Leake too if you just want to catch a glimpse).

Please note

Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 2 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Single-sex bookings of 2 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Guests under the age of 21 are not allowed on site.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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

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

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.


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9.8

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Excellent site21/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 1 bedroom lodge
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet location, plenty of room around accommodation, easy access to local area

    Disliked: 

    Planes overhead landing at East Midlands airport

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Definitely recommend!! Very good base camp for exploring Nottingham.19/09/2020

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

  • 1 bedroom lodge
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  • Liked: 

    Everything! Very comfortable and clean. Fantastic accommodation. Owner was very friendly and helpful. Perfect outlook with the views, horses and alpacas. We had a lovely relaxing stay, very peaceful and we hardly noticed any aeroplanes flying over which was not a problem at all. First time we have experienced glamping, and we loved it!!!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike.

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Great experience, 5/5, highly recommend, we will be back soon!!18/09/2020

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

  • 1 bedroom lodge
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Brendan was a lovely host, even acknowledging our recent engagement with a bottle of fizz, chocolates and a petal heart on the bed - a lovely touch to have arrived to.
    Clean throughout even the shared facilities which were very modern and well kept. Great location to local amenities inc pubs/shops.
    BBQ/fire pit was excellent we BBQ’d every night and will be purchasing our own!
    Loved the Alpacas, great entertainment to watch from the patio area.
    Loved the portable speaker, we got a lot of use out of that!
    *IGNORE any other reviews about noise levels (i.e. dogs barking/planes) planes do go overhead but nothing excessive*!

    Disliked: 

    Hard to fault the site but unfortunately on occasion we found that due to the facing direction of the patio area often found ourselves to be shaded from the sun. This was easily remedied by moving seats to the side of the lodge!

    Found issues with the Wi-Fi however not a necessity as we spent little time on our phones anyway.

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Everything was lovely and clean! The owners were friendly. 100%return14/09/2020

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

  • 1 bedroom lodge
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    The location was absolutely lovely! It was lovely and quite a nice get away for me and my husband

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Excellent facilities, clean, quiet.12/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAshleigh E.Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom lodge
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The camping pods are absolutely excellent. The standard of the pod and the equipment contained within it i.e. kitchen/cooking equipment, bathroom/shower etc. is very high and a lot of thought and money has gone in to the new venture.

    The pod had been thoroughly cleaned before we arrived, the campsite is clean and quiet. The staff made us feel very welcome. There are a number of walks, pubs and activities within a stones throw of the site if you do your research.

    5* will be visiting again. Thank you.

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Beautiful accessible countryside retreat with stargazing and fire!12/09/2020

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

  • 1 bedroom lodge
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    Absolutely love the setting - beautiful sky, rolling hills and countryside, and while there was the occasional plane going overhead, you really feel like you’re in a little bubble of calm. The light was gorgeous. The alpacas and horses are nice to sit and watch. This is a perfect spot for stargazing, and the fire pit makes it so easy to have a fire and watch the sky. The cabin is a brilliant self-contained apartment which, once you’re up the three steps at the front porch, is accessible. The shower is excellent and has a grab bar for those who need it. The kitchen and living room is very well designed and the bed is comfortable. The owners, Brendon and Vicky are extremely helpful and even gave me a hand getting my bags in and out! This is a great place to stay, and as someone with mobility issues, this was a perfect accessible countryside retreat!

    Disliked: 

    Small cleaning issues which was resolved - not their fault! All resolved.
    Also note that the free WiFi hour starts from when you log on, and then will be reset every 24 hours. So if you arrive and log on at 3, you’ll have 3-4 connected, and then have to wait until 3 the next day.
    I was surprised by the power plant in the distance but it’s not an issue! This really is a lovely place to stay!

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Everything11/09/2020

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

  • 1 bedroom lodge
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    Everything

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The cabin was beautiful and had everything we needed for …11/09/2020

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  • 1 bedroom lodge
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    The cabin was beautiful and had everything we needed for our 4 night stay. The alpacas just outside were a terrific bonus.

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Would absolutely stay again, have recommended to other friends too25/08/2020

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

  • 1 bedroom lodge
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    Owners were extremely friendly and helpful the moment we arrived.
    Log cabin was extremely clean, tidy and well thought out in terms of space.
    Equipped with a good range of kitchen appliances to cook with which again, all appliances were very clean or what looked brand new.

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Excellent site, high quality cabins24/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomZoe T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 1 bedroom lodge
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    Fantastic cabin, high quality facilities, beautiful location with great walks surrounding it. Will be returning!

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

More frequent emptying of bins

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

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

No dogs allowed

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Midshires Barn, West Leake Road, East Leake, Nottinghamshire, England, LE12 6LJ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.8305°N 1.1993°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Kegworth Coach Stop — 3.3 miles
Loughborough: The Rushes Coach Stop — 4.0 miles
East Midlands Airport Coach Stop — 5.5 miles
Train stations
East Midlands Parkway Rail Station — 3.5 miles
Loughborough (Leics) Rail Station — 3.6 miles
Long Eaton Rail Station — 5.3 miles
Ferry ports
West Lynn Ferry Landing — 66.8 miles
Airports
East Midlands Airport — 5.5 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

Attractions and activities nearby include:

- Rushcliffe Golf Course: five minutes

- Prestwold (supercar driving): 10 minutes

- Great Central Railway: 15 minutes

- Lakeside Sporting (fishing lakes): 15 minutes

- John Taylor & Co bell foundry: 15 minutes

- Donington Park Circuit (motorsports): 20 minutes

- Nottingham (racecourse, theatres, market square, museums): 25 minutes

- National Space Centre: half an hour

- Calke Abbey: half an hour

- Belvoir Castle: 40 minutes

- Rutland Water (walks, bike rides, nature spotting, watersports): 45 minutes.

Must see

  • Castle Donington Museum (5.9 miles)
  • Wollaton Hall and Park (8.1 miles)
  • Nottingham Castle (8.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Staunton Harold Church (10.1 miles)
  • Calke Abbey (11.5 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

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Midshires Way Campsite and Alpaca Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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. Midshires Way Campsite and Alpaca Farm 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

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  • Does Midshires Way Campsite and Alpaca Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Midshires Way Campsite and Alpaca Farm dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Midshires Way Campsite and Alpaca Farm? Attractions and activities nearby include: - Rushcliffe Golf Course: five minutes - Prestwold (supercar driving): 10 minutes - Great Central Railway: 15 minutes - Lakeside Sporting (fishing lakes): 15 minutes - John … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Midshires Way Campsite and Alpaca Farm?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Midshires Way Campsite and Alpaca Farm? From £230 (for 2 nights, 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.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Guests under the age of 21 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
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
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.
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8 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.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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 £50.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 2 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.

Reception
Reception is unmanned after 7 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
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.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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