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The Croft Campsite

9.9

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General

  • Family-run site located between Sherwood Forest and the Peak District
  • On the edge of Shireoaks village; Clumber Park 20 minutes' drive
  • Free-range eggs for sale; five minutes' walk from a lake and canal

What makes this fine little site tick? It's hard to pinpoint just one factor, but between the animals to ruffle, stunning rural views and proximity to a thriving village centre, it's clear that The Croft Campsite is a cracking spot for a chilled-out outdoor break.

The Croft Campsite is on the edge of the Nottinghamshire village of Shireoaks, a scenic place indeed with a lake, a gorgeous parish church and a canal for waterside wanders. All this, along with amenities like a pub, fish and chip shop and a railway station, can be reached on foot in five minutes or less.

This small-scale, family-run site is home to a horse, sheep, cows and chickens (the last of which produce fresh free-range eggs that you're welcome to buy if you find yourself getting peckish). The tree-lined main field is nicely secluded, with views over the church and the surrounding countryside.

Being a laidback kind of place, dogs, barbecues and fires are welcome at The Croft Campsite. Loos, showers and a washing-up station are available; there's a freezer for ice packs as well, so any sarnies you prep for your travels should stay fresh no matter how far you roam.


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9.9

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Small site, spotlessly clean facilities. Would definitely recommend12/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Excellent hosts, facilities etc

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For our first time camping as a family I could …16/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    For our first time camping as a family I could not have wished for a better place to stay! Kevin and Clair both made us all feel very welcome from start to finish so accommodating and really lovely people.
    The facilities were spotless so all in all the place is fantastic and I would most defiantly go back!

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Lovely site with clean facilities and a kind family.09/08/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The fact that it wasn’t a large campsite and we had it mostly to ourselves! Added bonus were being surrounded by animals, mainly horses and having access to a refrigerator.
    Easy access to the shower and loo and lots of places to visit within a twenty minute drive.

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Will definatly go again next year and probably for 2 nights.07/08/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Brilliant little site with everything you could wish for, my son didnt want to leave. Really quiet and peaceful with very spacious areas for your tent. Fire baskets and wood can be provided if required. Friendly staff and very welcoming. WAWAW 🦉

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Lovely little find. Excellent location for exploring, friendly and welcoming …28/06/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Lovely little find. Excellent location for exploring, friendly and welcoming hosts happy to help and the campsite was peaceful and relaxing

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Thank you for the comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Really nice people, nice place the town is cute28/06/2021

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

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    Really nice people, nice place the town is cute

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Excellent small site with very clean facilities and lovely staff14/06/2021

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

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    Lovely owners, really clean facilities. So peaceful. Well kept level pitches.

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Very clean good facilities, friendly and helpful site owner. Mostly …12/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomThomas G.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Very clean good facilities, friendly and helpful site owner. Mostly flat pitches.
    Nice quiet area with plenty animals around to give it unique interest.
    Note that it is more of a garden paddock than a than a traditional site but don’t let that put you off, it means it’s quite welcoming, secure and cosy, it just won’t give you the vast open wilderness camp you may be after.
    Would stay again if in area.

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Thank you for the feedback. I'm glad you felt that the campsite was safe, secure and cosy, as that is exactly what we were hoping to achieve. We want people to have a camping experience with the added comforts and countryside/farm and animal experience. We look forward to you staying again in the future.

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Home from home campsite21/09/2020

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

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    Superb family campsite with a real home from home feel. We liked that it only had 4 pitches so you didn't have the hustle and bustle of a busy campsite. The pitches were nicely spaced apart, allowing space for a table and chairs. The toilets/showers are in a section of a house which the owners live in. This was a real luxury not to have to use portacabin toilets and have a nice shower with hot water. There was a small kitchen area with pot washing sink and a fridge freezer to pop any food in which again was a big help. During covid you are asked to wear a mask in the building and there is lots of hand sanitizer available. The site was really family friendly with lots of animals for you little ones to see including chickens, sheep, alpaca, horse, bulls and geese. The owner was very friendly and let the children help her round up the chickens each morning. She puts the rooster in her garage over night so it doesn't wake up the guests too early. You could purchase freshly laid eggs as well as marshmallows for over the fire. The site had fire pits to hire and wood to buy if you wanted. We stayed as it was a 30minute drive to Yorkshire wildlife park. Would love to stay again.

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Thank you for the very detailed feedback. It is really helpful to both ourselves and future campers. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here and visit to The Yorkshire Wildlife Park. I'm also glad that you felt safe on the site during these very difficult times. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you and your family again in the future.
Clair

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Picturesque site with friendly owners.20/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLloyd T.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (small)
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    Picturesque site and friendly owners.

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Thank you for the feedback. We hope to see you again.

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: one group at a time

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitising stations

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

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

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

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

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Pop-up campsite

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

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Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

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Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Shireoaks Road, Shireoaks, Nottinghamshire, England, S81 8LX
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.3209°N 1.1690°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Hardy Street — 2.1 miles
Hetts Lane — 7.9 miles
Bingo Hall — 7.9 miles
Train stations
Shireoaks Rail Station — 0.3 miles
Worksop Rail Station — 2.0 miles
Whitwell (Derbys) Rail Station — 3.1 miles
Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 47.1 miles
Airports
Sheffield City Airport — 10.2 miles
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 12.8 miles
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 13.2 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

Nottinghamshire is the fabled home of Robin Hood, and if you fancy following in his footsteps you can head down to Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve (20 minutes' drive), a well-preserved stretch of woodland with an 800-year-old oak tree and several waymarked trails. Further backcountry beauty spots can be sought out in the Peak District National Park, the edge of which is 35 minutes away by road.

The Croft Campsite is just a few miles north of the Dukeries, a stretch of terrain so named for being home to four grand ducal seats. Clumber Park (20 minutes) is one such regal spot, being the site of a stately home and 3,800 acres of parkland, farmland and open country. Welbeck Abbey (15 minutes) has an art gallery and café in a similarly gorgeous setting.

Cross over into Yorkshire if you fancy visiting Sheffield (half an hour), where you can go skating at the city's Olympic-sized ice rink, seek out curios in the Antiques Quarter, have a cheeky tipple at Kelham Island Brewery or take an urban stroll along the Five Weirs Walk. Also north of the border, Yorkshire Wildlife Park (35 minutes) has lions, tigers, bears and some cuddlier beasts besides.

Must see

  • Bolsover Castle (8.1 miles)
  • Sherwood Forest Country Park (9.2 miles)
  • Magna Science Adventure Centre (11.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Mr Straw's House (2.3 miles)
  • Clumber Park (5.6 miles)

Cycle routes

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

  • Does The Croft Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Croft Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Croft Campsite? Nottinghamshire is the fabled home of Robin Hood, and if you fancy following in his footsteps you can head down to Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve (20 minutes' drive), a well-preserved stretch … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Croft Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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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.
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
Minimum spacing of 6 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.

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

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties 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
Please note, pup tents are to be used for storage purposes only. Guests may not use them for sleeping.
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.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
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.

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