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Elton Barn Fishery and Retreat

9.7
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Easy access to the A52

General

  • Family-run lakeside site with direct access to the A52
  • A 20-minute drive from Newark; 25 minutes from central Nottingham
  • Well-stocked fishing lake with several species; kids' play area

Whether you're an angling fan or not, after a night at Elton Barn Fishery and Retreat you may very well wake up and realise that you're hooked on these fab lakeside views.

This family-run site is an all-round wildlife haven: badgers, foxes, rabbits, geese, ducks and moorhens can regularly be spotted on or around the water's surface, while carp, tench, roach, rudd, chub and catfish prowl the depths beneath.

There are also plenty of trees around (sunset vistas over the one-acre lake are particularly splendid when viewed against a backdrop of weeping willows). The main field has even and well-kept grass and makes another pleasant spot to while away the afternoon…

Elton Barn Fishery and Retreat has loos, showers with instant hot water and a washing-up point that are kept in tip-top condition by the helpful site staff. There's also a kids' play area where the wee ones can zoom about and burn off any excess energy. Weather permitting, this family-oriented site also likes to set up outdoor games like giant jenga, badminton and swingball.

Elton Barn Fishery and Retreat is a barbecue-friendly site (just make sure all the hot stuff doesn't singe the ground). Whatton (10 minutes' walk) and Aslockton (20 minutes) are on hand should you fancy an evening out at the pub (the villages also share a handy railway station and post office).

Please note

No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.


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9.7

Overall rating based on 35 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

  58% described as Peaceful ?

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Good clean site showers and toilets all ways clean and friendly staff21/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    Liked it all

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Friendly welcome, not crowded and good quality facilities.19/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly welcome, not crowded and good quality facilities.

    I came with my toddler niece and had such a great time. The play area did a good job at tiring the little one out and the fishing lake and surrounding landscape made this a great camping spot.

    Facilities included proper showers and toilets and access to clean, running water.

    Thanks for a great time and we look forward to returning in the future.

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Friendly site, clean toilets and showers,14/09/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location, lakeside pitch

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Would go back again!13/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Staff were really friendly and the campsite was nice. The toilets and showers were great and were warm!

    Disliked: 

    Not anything to do with the campsite or owners, but the traffic on the main road was a bit busier and louder than we had hoped.

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Excellent in every way07/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    So chilled and made to feel so welcome

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Amazing peaceful site kept immaculately clean by the owners06/09/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything
    We have just stayed on this site for the weekend after finding it on pitchup.com. I can honestly say we have had one of the best camping trips we have ever had. It's the first time we have booked a non electric pitch and we're a little apprehensive, however it turned out to be a weekend of relaxing unplugged from social media and phones. Our two children happily played in the playground and could just let off steam. As cars are parked in the car park there was no worry of cars driving to and from the pitch. You can pretty much pitch where you like so plenty of room and space between tents. The toilets were kept immaculately clean as were the washing up area. Showers were powerful and hot, the family who own the site can be seen regularly cleaning everything. There was even a fridge freezer to use which was also kept really clean and handy for milk etc. The site was so quiet and peaceful despite a few people there as you are asked to be quiet after 10pm, so was perfect for us as we are a family with young children. We could sit and have a cuppa looking over the pond, which also had a lovely walk around it too. We saw a few reviews about traffic noise, but honestly you don't even notice it.

    Disliked: 

    There was nothing to dislike.

From the manager...

Thanks Kirsty, be happy to see you all come back.x

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Nice friendly staff, clean well kept05/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRobert J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very clean and tidy, the facilities were brilliant, good strong showers and a view of the lake what more could you want

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you xx

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beautiful location, wonderful owners with great care and love put in.07/09/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    We stayed here as three mums and 6 children. We absolutely fell in love with this place. All the facilities are maintained well. The lake is beautiful and even more the lovely walk around the lake. The play area is great and where children spent most of their time. The little touches and love and attention put into this place shows clearly how much the owners take pride in their site. Tania the owner is lovely. When we had a slight confusion with payment through no fault of Tania or us it was resolved with such ease and trust on Tania’s behalf. Lovely to see such wonderful people manage such a beautiful site. Thank you. We will be back very soon.

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    Nothing to dislike.

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Owners Very careing and friendly, very clean site had an amazing stay04/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnn A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Absolutely every thing

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

thank you.x

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Absolutely amazing stay! excellent facilities, staff an pitches01/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomrachel n.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The owners are amazing, gorgeous view of lake, great facilities

    Disliked: 

    Sight noise from road but soon got used to it

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitizing stations

More frequent emptying of bins

Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Gratham Road, Whatton, Nottinghamshire, England, NG13 9EW
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.9402°N 0.8833°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bingham: White Lion Coach Stop — 5.1 kilometres
Newark on Trent: The Wharf Coach Stop — 16.1 kilometres
Grantham Bus Station — 16.6 kilometres
Train stations
Aslockton Rail Station — 1.6 kilometres
Elton & Orston Rail Station — 2.3 kilometres
Bingham Rail Station — 4.8 kilometres
Ferry ports
West Lynn Ferry Landing — 88.1 kilometres
Airports
East Midlands Airport — 32.6 kilometres

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

Elton Barn Fishery and Retreat is a well-connected spot indeed – the site is just off the A52, so jaunts to Newark (20 minutes' drive) or Nottingham (25 minutes) are a real doddle. Days out to the cathedral city of Lincoln (40 minutes) are also fully feasible.

Dipped your toe in aquatic adventure and eager for more? Whatever it is you fancy, the National Water Sports Centre (20 minutes) will probably have it covered – whitewater rafting, kayaking and something called lagoon wipeout can all be tried out here. Head to Holme Pierrepont Country Park next door for land-based action including segways, miniature golf, high ropes and a climbing wall. More sedate but equally special open-air times are to be had at Nottingham's Wollaton Park (30 minutes), where you can join the deer that wander the grounds of this former country estate.

Right, that's water and land covered – now for the skies. Elton Barn Fishery and Retreat is half an hour from the National Space Centre, home to spacesuits, full-sized rockets and 360-degree planetarium shows. Newark Air Museum (20 minutes) has upwards of 70 impressive aircraft on display (aspiring captains also have the chance to sit in the cockpit).

Must see

  • Belvoir Castle (8.4 kilometres)
  • The Lace Market Centre (17.6 kilometres)
  • Belton House (17.7 kilometres)

National Trust

  • The Workhouse, Southwell (16.1 kilometres)
  • Grantham House (16.5 kilometres)

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:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart by:  Anytime

Elton Barn Fishery and Retreat cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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. Elton Barn Fishery and Retreat will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week 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

Bank transfer

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Elton Barn Fishery and Retreat have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Elton Barn Fishery and Retreat dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Elton Barn Fishery and Retreat? Elton Barn Fishery and Retreat is a well-connected spot indeed – the site is just off the A52, so jaunts to Newark (20 minutes' drive) or Nottingham (25 minutes) are a real … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Elton Barn Fishery and Retreat?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
    Depart by:  Anytime
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Elton Barn Fishery and Retreat? From $18.09 (for 1 night, 8 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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Visitors must leave the premises by 10 p.m..

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