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Midshires Way Campsite and Alpaca Farm

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Midshires Way Campsite and Alpaca Farm: Cabin exterior

General

  • Luxury glamping site on an alpaca farm by the Midshires Way
  • A 25-minute drive from Nottingham; 45 minutes from Rutland Water
  • Adults-only site a mile from East Leake; pub 15 minutes' walk away

As the name suggests, Midshires Way Campsite and Alpaca Farm is right off the popular Midshires Way footpath, a long-distance trail that runs all the way from the Chiltern Hills up to Stockport at its northern end.

And this splendid south Nottinghamshire location also delivers on the animal inhabitants advertised – they've got alpacas here, and what a fantastically fluffy bunch they are. You won't find any kids cooing over them, though, as this is an adults-only setup that thrives on rural peace and quiet.

Dogs, however, are permitted on site, and treated to their own exercise area where they can run about and make new friends. Facilities for the humans include smart heated toilet and shower facilities, plus a laundry area.

Of an evening, the barbecue area 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, a village less than a mile away from the farm.

When not out roaming, guests might like to play golf, ride the local steam train, go fishing, try their luck at the races or get behind the wheel of a supercar – all opportunities that can be reached within a half-hour drive. There are plenty of footpaths and bridleways around too for walkers who don't fancy the long-distance effort.

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.

The campground/park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Breed-specific legislation (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.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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

At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

The laundry facilities are currently closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

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

No bachelor/bachelorette 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.

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

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

Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.

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

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


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Reviews

9.2

Overall rating based on 45 reviews

 

84% would recommend this park to a friend.

76% would stay here again.

  71% described as Peaceful ?

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Beautiful accommodation and extremely friendly owner. We will be back.10/24/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEleanor D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 1 bedroom lodge
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    The most amazing home from home. The accommodation is beautiful and has everything you could possibly need to enjoy your stay. We enjoyed our evenings by the fire. If you are thinking of booking a lodge do not hesitate.

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If you can tune out aircraft noise, it’s an excellent site.10/03/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVic F.Confirmed

  • FHU cement/asphalt and grass trailer site
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  • Liked: 

    Very well kept and efficient site. Good size pitches.

    Disliked: 

    Noise from aircraft landing at the very nearby East Midlands airport. I would also recommend clearer signage.

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Other than planes it was a very nice clean site.09/30/2021

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

  • FHU cement/asphalt and grass trailer site
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    The cleanliness and the fact the site was small. So unfortunate for the owners and us that the planes spoilt the peace and quiet.

    Disliked: 

    Unfortunately the constant noise of planes

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Good place to stay to explore East Midlands.09/27/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBrian E.Confirmed

  • FHU cement/asphalt and grass trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Large level pitches with good services. Nice clean shower and toilet facilities but limited in number. Never a problem during our stay though. East Leake is a nice little town with plenty of amenities and free parking.

    Disliked: 

    Beneath flight path to East Midlands airport. Many planes passing low overhead.

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Nice and peaceful. The cabin was cosy and clean.09/18/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • 1 bedroom lodge
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    Nice and peaceful. The cabin was cosy and clean.

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It was in a beautiful setting, the pitch was great …09/17/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • FHU grass site
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    It was in a beautiful setting, the pitch was great and the showers were nice and clean and luxurious. It was good to see the alpaca in the field and also the horses.

    Disliked: 

    I know it was out of the owners hands but we didn’t realise we were on the flight path to East Midlands airport and I don’t know if we were just unlucky the 2 nights we stayed but there seemed to be planes landing every 5 minutes from early evening til after midnight then we were woken again by air traffic at 3 am and at 5 am.

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Well maintained, but noisy site due to low flying aircraft.09/12/2021

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

  • FHU grass site
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    Site is well maintained, with the nicest shower and toilet facilities we found so far, though there are only two.

    Disliked: 

    Being on the flight path in to East Midlands airport, with continual (when we stayed) flights throughout the night from early evening. Day time flights are fewer.

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Large pitch, fab views . This is our second stay and this was as good09/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • FHU grass site
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    peace and quietness
    lovely walks

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Really clean and well kept place09/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHannah P.Confirmed

  • FHU cement/asphalt and grass trailer site
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    Really clean and well kept place

    Disliked: 

    Staff are rude and unhelpful. Not very good customer service for this reason we wouldn't return

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Very happy.09/04/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew H.Confirmed

  • FHU grass site
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    Very peaceful, clean WC's, good price for fully serviced pitch.

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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 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

Disabled facilities

Dog park

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

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers

Seasonal sites

Water hook-up points for caravans

Location

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

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Church — 5.3 kilometers
Church — 5.3 kilometers
The Rushes — 6.4 kilometers
Train stations
East Midlands Parkway Rail Station — 5.6 kilometers
Loughborough (Leics) Rail Station — 5.7 kilometers
Long Eaton Rail Station — 8.5 kilometers
Ferry ports
West Lynn Ferry Landing — 107.4 kilometers
Airports
East Midlands Airport — 8.8 kilometers

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

Close to base, you can ride the steam-powered Great Central Railway (15 minutes' drive); amble towards East Leake and watch the trains puffing through if you only fancy a glimpse. Other local activities of note include spots such as Rushcliffe Golf Course (five minutes), Lakeside Sporting fishing lakes (15 minutes) and Prestwold (10 minutes), where you can get behind the wheel of a turbo-charged car.

Visit more motorsport spots, starting with nearby Donington Park Circuit (20 minutes), or try some old-school four-legged racing at Nottingham's racecourse instead. When the heat of the action's worn off, consider taking a trip to the John Taylor & Co bell foundry, the biggest such site in the world.

If campanology doesn't quite chime in with your idea of a dream break, perhaps you'll be taken by alternative heritage sites like Calke Abbey (half an hour) or Belvoir Castle (40 minutes), where the architecture and formal gardens are as good as certain to pass muster with history buffs. Rutland Water (45 minutes) is another promising destination if you're minded to get up to walks, bike rides, birdspotting or watersports in a thoroughly natural setting.

Must see

  • Castle Donington Museum (9.5 kilometers)
  • Wollaton Hall and Park (13.1 kilometers)
  • Nottingham Castle (13.6 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Staunton Harold Church (16.3 kilometers)
  • Calke Abbey (18.6 kilometers)

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

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  noon
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Midshires Way Campsite and Alpaca Farm cancelation policy

No refunds within 6 weeks of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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

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 cancelations 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 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £50.00 ($87.10) 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 at the park

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Diners Club
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Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

  • 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? Close to base, you can ride the steam-powered Great Central Railway (15 minutes' drive); amble towards East Leake and watch the trains puffing through if you only fancy a glimpse. Other local … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Midshires Way Campsite and Alpaca Farm?
    RV, trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  noon
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Midshires Way Campsite and Alpaca Farm? From $40.76 (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.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

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

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

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

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.

Admission
Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £50.00 ($87.10) 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.

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

General
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.

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.

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

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Hired accommodation
No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

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

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

General
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 trunks must be closed quietly.

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

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

Dogs
The campground/park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Breed-specific legislation (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.

Coronavirus
The laundry facilities are currently closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

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

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

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

Sites
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.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Dogs
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £50.00 ($87.10) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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