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Cuckoo Farm Campsite

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General

  • Family-run meadow site on a working organic farm
  • A 10-minute drive to Rutland Water nature reserve and activity centre
  • Farm shop on site with organic meat; 5 mins' drive from pub and shop

Fan of watery views? Perhaps boat trips or riverside bike rides? Take a trip to Cuckoo Farm Campsite, where the Chater river flows alongside the fields… and with easy access to even more aquatic activities on and around Rutland Water, a 10-minute drive from the site.

Roland and Rebecca, the owners of this little gem in Rutland, run an organic farm next door with pigs, turkeys, chickens, a small pack of fallow deer and a herd of Valais black-and-white sheep: visitors are invited to book tours and walks on the farm to book the greet the animals and scoop up fresh eggs. Farm products, including organic pork and lamb, can be purchased at the site store – and since barbecues and campfires are allowed, it surely follows that alfresco meals will be on the cards.

This is a vast place with a whole heap of space where you can chill out and where the kids can run around. The facilities are kept simple and clean: hot showers and toilets are on hand, as is a washing-up place for pots and pans.

A short stroll gets you to the banks of the Chater, where you can fish or paddle; also within walking distance is the village of Ketton, where there’s a food pub and a shop (or drive there in five minutes). Because of its proximity to Rutland Water Nature Reserve, the sky above Cuckoo Farm is often full of buzzards, kites, falcons (and of course cuckoos), so bring your binoculars along.

Please note

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 31/12/2021.

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

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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).

Group bookings of 4 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.


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9.4

Overall rating based on 132 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

  83% described as Peaceful ?

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Will definitely visit again!23/09/2020

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

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

    Very quiet off the beaten track site. Friendly owners and welcoming reception. Working farm with turkeys, sheep, goats and deer herd. Immaculate shower/toilet blocks with lovely hot showers. BBQ products to purchase (frozen or fresh) burgers (tried & tasted delicious) sausages, steaks etc + other essentials. Local really beautiful little village 5mins car drive away - can walk it or bike it. Pub & village shop.

    Disliked: 

    Possibly (and it is only possibly) only downside for some visitors might be the (unadjustable) height of the shower head which pretty much means you can’t guarantee keeping your hair dry.

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quiet, pleasant location, modern amenities, well organised re Covid,, highly …21/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDave B.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    quiet, pleasant location, modern amenities, well organised re Covid,, highly recommended

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Beautiful views, modern clean facilities, peaceful, friendly staff, animals everywhere …21/09/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Beautiful views, modern clean facilities, peaceful, friendly staff, animals everywhere 😍 30 minute stroll to a very nice pub.

    Disliked: 

    The farm shop was a bit under stocked but it’s a minor quibble.

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Beautiful scenery and lovely animals on the farm.....loved it!18/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTimothy A.Confirmed

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

    The wonderful Toilet, Shower and Kitchen facilities. Absolutely spotlessly clean and tidy. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, really enjoyed it.

    Disliked: 

    Absolutely nothing!

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Highly recommended campsite. Would definitely return!16/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Quiet and dark! Good facilities, clean showers and hot water! Friendly and helpful owners.

    Disliked: 

    Road to the campsite is very bumpy and rutted, and some vehicles may find this difficult.

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The facilities are clean, we didn’t have to queue at …16/09/2020

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

  • Electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    The facilities are clean, we didn’t have to queue at all. Everyone was friendly. Liked you can see all the animals and watch them running around.

    Lovely little stream with a rope swing.

    Disliked: 

    Stock in the shop, we ran out of milk, and the farmshop didn’t have any? There are no shops close by, but that was all that we didn’t like.

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Peaceful, well organised, clean, good Covid precautions.16/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSally F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Peaceful, well organized and clean. Good showers.

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    Shop had run out of milk in the evening we had arrived.

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Relaxed site, with plenty of facilities.14/09/2020

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

  • Electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Site was very spacious and friendly. Great layout, very relaxed and good facilities.

    Disliked: 

    Not much social distancing going on in communal areas - one in one out policy of toilets did not apply! (Not the campsites fault though). On two occasions there was no toilet roll, but the facilities were always very clean. The track into the site could do with a few pot holes filling in.

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Couldn’t think of a better place to spend a bit of time14/09/2020

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

  • Electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    The location is fantastically stunning, all facilities clean and well maintained and the young man in the shop most helpful.

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Clean and we felt very safe11/09/2020

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  • Electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    The cute animals around the site and the shop was very cool

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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

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

Themes

Peaceful

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

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Stamford Road, Ketton, Oakham, Rutland, England, PE9 3UU
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.6149°N 0.5630°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Stamford Bus Station — 4.2 miles
Upper Benefield: Upper Main Street Coach Stop — 8.4 miles
Weldon (Northants): High Street Coach Stop — 8.8 miles
Train stations
Stamford Rail Station — 4.2 miles
Oakham Rail Station — 8.2 miles
Corby Rail Station — 10.2 miles
Ferry ports
West Lynn Ferry Landing — 41.2 miles
Airports
East Midlands Airport — 35.4 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

Osprey, teal, crested grebe… alongside the rich variety of feathered life in Rutland Water Nature Reserve, 10 minutes' drive away, there's trout fishing to be had, plus windsurfing, sailing, boat cruises on the Rutland Belle and miles of paths for hikers and bikers to explore. Even fans of invertebrates and reptiles are included, with 75 species of crawling, scuttling and slithering things at Bugtopia, accompanied by meerkats and racoon dogs.

Castle fans and history buffs will be kept busy, beetling round the solid brickwork of 12th-century Oakham Castle (15 minutes), the palatial Tudor pile of Burghley House (20 minutes) and the dungeons of Newark Castle (50 minutes). Newark’s National Civil War Centre and Air Museum make the town top of the list for time travellers.

For a different sort of journey, drive 15 minutes to Wansford for a puff on the steam-powered Nene Valley Railway, or explore the universe at the National Space Centre in Leicester (50 minutes).

A punt down the river in Cambridge, an hour away, makes a pretty fine way to see the city and its oldest colleges, while the various museums offer everything from polar exploration to Persian carpets to particle accelerators.

Must see

  • Burghley House (5.0 miles)
  • Barnsdale Gardens (6.1 miles)
  • Rockingham Castle (9.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Lyveden New Bield (10.9 miles)
  • Woolsthorpe Manor (13.7 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Cuckoo Farm Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 10 days of arrival date.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 31/12/2021.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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. Cuckoo Farm Campsite will debit the balance from your card 10 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

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

  • Can bookings for Cuckoo Farm Campsite be amended free of charge? Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 31/12/2021. Read more
  • Does Cuckoo Farm Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Cuckoo Farm Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Cuckoo Farm Campsite? Osprey, teal, crested grebe… alongside the rich variety of feathered life in Rutland Water Nature Reserve, 10 minutes' drive away, there's trout fishing to be had, plus windsurfing, sailing, boat cruises on … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Cuckoo Farm Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Cuckoo Farm 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.
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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Coronavirus
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 31/12/2021.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
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).
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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

General
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
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.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Occupancy
Group bookings of 4 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 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Vehicles
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 must register at reception and pay their fee.

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