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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 by car). 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

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

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

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.

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

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.


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9.2

Overall rating based on 101 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

  86% described as Peaceful ?

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Friendly site. Good base for exploring Rutland area.05/10/2019

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

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

    Friendly.
    Farm tour was interesting and really liked their ethos.
    Showers were warm and spacious a good space for changing.
    The brook was a hit with all the children.

    Disliked: 

    No adjustable shower heads.
    No sockets in the toilet/shower area although there was a hairdryer.
    Electric hook up pitches could be a bit cramped in peak season, but were fine for us as no one was next door.

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Our Second visit and will definitely stay again.03/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Beautiful site. Great clean facilities. Very helpful staff.

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New site with excellent and very clean shower/ toilet block. ...30/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    New site with excellent and very clean shower/ toilet block. Large site and able to choose pitch to suite. Very friendly owner.

    Disliked: 

    Bumpy track to access. Some others played music from 7am as their children became active.

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Clean showers & toilets, friendly staff24/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    New toilet/ shower block

    Disliked: 

    Poor water pressure in gents bathroom

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On this occasion a large group booking was allowed to play loud music23/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Campfires allowed

    Disliked: 

    Noisy large group booking

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lovely quiet setting, pretty good facilities.23/09/2019

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

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

    lovely quiet setting, pretty good facilities.

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A fantastic, clean site with lovely level pitches!19/09/2019

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

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

    Amazing flat pitches. Optional Electric Points. Lovely and clean toilet block.

    The freshly butchered meat they have on site is fantastic!! It’s just a shame the shop isn’t open every evening of the week!

    Make sure you follow the travel instructions sent via email once you’ve booked. They will make sense when you get close to the site.

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Lovely campsite and location with nice facilities18/09/2019

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

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

    Lovely campsite and location with nice facilities

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Fantastic site, very clean facilities and friendly staff.16/09/2019

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

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

    A lovely site.
    Very clean, new facilities.
    The owners were very friendly and happy to help.
    For our first camping trip we couldn’t have asked for any more.

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Nice seem. Disorganised and unfriendly staff16/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    Relaxed atmosphere. Toilets were clean. They allow fire-pits.

    Disliked: 

    We came back to the campsite, and the gate had been locked. There was a note saying the PIN number would be in an email. Checked emails (including spam) and nothing. There was a mobile number listed, went straight through to voicemail.

    Not ideal walking 15 minutes in the dark back to our tent with a 3-year old.

    Spoke to the campsite member of staff in the morning, and he just shrugged his shoulders and said I should check my email properly. Not helpful at all.

From the manager...

I'm so sorry that you got locked out, we take a number of steps to make sure our guest have receive the code to the gate so they can let them self's in and out of the site after hours this includes sending everyone an email with the code, however as you had only booked via pitch up at 5.30pm on the day of your arrival we didn't have time to send this to. In this situation we normally give guest the code when they check into to the site but having checked our records we don't appear to have a record of you checking in. Failing this we have put a notice on the gate providing 2 mobile numbers.

I've checked both phones and neither of the phones have a missed call or have a voice mail message from you asking for access.

Someone did ask me in the mooring when the gate was going to be opened (I assume this was you) to which I replied it was open but that you should have the code in a email which would give you access when you want, at no time did you informed me that you had been locked out or that you had to walk the 300m from the gate to the camping field, had you done so I would have a apologised at the time.

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Features

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

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

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Themes

Peaceful

Location

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  • Stamford Road, Ketton, Oakham, Rutland, England, PE9 3UU
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   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 and 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.

Policies

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 3 weeks of arrival date.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Cuckoo Farm Campsite will debit the balance from your card 8 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 8 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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

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.

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.
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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