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Heron's Rural Retreat

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All grass pitches are situated around the perimeter of a tree-lined field

General

  • Secluded site set on a working farm in the Aylesbury Vale
  • Five minutes' drive to Leighton Buzzard; next to Rushmere Country Park
  • A mile from the Grand Union Canal towpath and a waterside pub

Heron's Reach is a peaceful site set on the grounds of a Bedfordshire farm. The site's name is apt indeed, as all manner of wildlife can be spotted flying, scuttling and swooping its way around the main tree-lined field. This natural haven is also home to domesticated animals, including free-range hens and sheep.

The Aylesbury Vale is a hilly part of the world, but the only slope at Heron's Reach is gentle and flattens out towards the bottom. The main site area is lined by trees and is adjacent to Rushmere Country Park, a 400-acre forest with footpaths and cycle trails to explore.

It's a short walk up from the field to the handsome old farmhouse and its outbuildings. This is where useful facilities like parking, toilets and showers can be found.

Barbecues are allowed on site as long as they're raised off the grass. Charcoal and firelighters are available to purchase, so you won't have to make a dash to find the nearest forecourt or lug sacks of fuel around. In need of a supermarket? You'll be sorted if you make a stop-off in Leighton Buzzard (five minutes' drive).

Heron's Reach is a mile away from waterside walks along the Grand Union Canal and a popular towpath pub, where you can sip a cool drink and watch the narrowboats bobbing by. Another pub, this time with vistas over Aylesbury Vale, is an easy 20-minute walk away.

Please note

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Units longer than 5 metres are not allowed.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Owing to government regulations, groups of 12 or more people are not permitted.

Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.

Units heavier than 3500 kg are not allowed.

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

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.


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9.9

Overall rating based on 16 reviews

 

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Beautiful views clean facilities and friendly owners10/05/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaulette I.Confirmed

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

    We had a lovely stay at Herons rural Retreat. It is exactly just that. A real Rural retreat. However there is also a luxury element as it has Bell Tents set up for Glamping.

    We took out our micro camper van with Awning and toilet shower. So we wanted a wild experience but not quite brave enough to go completely off grid as we were testing out the set up. The site was perfect for this giving us the wild experience but knowing there was a clean tidy toilet and shower block a short walk away if things went wrong

    The site has some beautiful views and there were some lovely walks we went on. Also there's a nearby village literally 5 minutes drive with a co-op where you can get any additional supplies.

    The owners made us feel very welcome showing us where we could pitch up and coming to make sure that everything was ok.

    So it was a lovely short stay we had and we will definitely go there again.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Liked it a lot. Will definitely come back,09/28/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichal J.Confirmed

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

    Everything. Friendly and helpful owners. Beautiful farm with lots of space to wander around and access to more walks in the area. Easily accessible location within an hour on public transport from London.

    Disliked: 

    No hot water in the bathroom tap (there is a hot shower).

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Really friendly hosts, huge area where you can camp which …09/24/2020

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

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

    Really friendly hosts, huge area where you can camp which means you have privacy as a group (young bunch of friends, meant we could be away from young families and play our music without disturbing anyone) and fab facilities!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

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Everything! Beautiful site and great location. Within easy reach of …09/21/2020

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

  • Orchard bell tent (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything! Beautiful site and great location. Within easy reach of London but feels v rural. Great glamping facilities in a dedicated kitchenette. Super friendly hosts who made us feel v welcome and gave us great recommendations. Loved the bell tent. Clean and comfortable. Loads of space and a v chilled vibe. Perfect weekend. We will be back!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Exploring the wild field, stroking …09/14/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Exploring the wild field, stroking the horses and the views over the valley were particular highlights. The hosts made us feel very welcome by being so friendly, helpful and generous. Thank you :)

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Great place, lovely owner09/14/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNick H.Confirmed

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

    Great place, lovely owner

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The owners make you feel very welcome and the toilets are pristine .09/10/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The views quietness spotless toilets and very friendly owners . I also liked the big electric security gate with keypad entry to give piece of mind . So many sites are just drive in drive out nowadays .

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Serene, nature, spaciousness, fires/bbqs allowed09/07/2020

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

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

    Serene, nature, spaciousness, fires/bbqs allowed

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Owners were friendly and helpful and took the time to …09/03/2020

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

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

    Owners were friendly and helpful and took the time to show my children the animals and answer their questions, which they loved. The children also really enjoyed playing with the owners’ son.
    Clean toilet facilities.
    Quiet campsite.

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A delightful little site with good amenities and easy access to town09/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The smallness of the site

    Disliked: 

    The trek to the loos

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: one group at a time

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

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

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

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

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

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Pre-erected tents

Themes

Forest

Luxury

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Golf nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Location

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  • Bragenham Lane, Bragenham, Buckinghamshire, England, LU7 0EE
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.9506°N 0.6899°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Milton Keynes: Station Square Coach Stop — 6.8 miles
Milton Keynes: Midsummer Boulevard Coach Stop — 7.0 miles
Milton Keynes Coachway — 7.3 miles
Train stations
Leighton Buzzard Rail Station — 2.4 miles
Fenny Stratford Rail Station — 3.6 miles
Bletchley Rail Station — 3.7 miles
Ferry ports
Kew Pier — 36.5 miles
Airports
London Luton Airport — 14.2 miles
London Oxford Airport — 27.8 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

Local attractions and activities include:

- Rushmere Country Park: a few minutes' walk from site

- Bletchley Park: 15 minutes' drive

- Daytona Outdoor Go-Karting: 15 minutes

- Snozone (indoor ski slope): 20 minutes

- Woburn Safari Park: 20 minutes

- Gulliver's Land Theme Park: 20 minutes

- Chafor Wine Estate: 30 minutes

- Silverstone Circuit: 35 minutes

Must see

  • Bletchley Park (4.0 miles)
  • Woburn Abbey (4.6 miles)
  • Woburn Enterprises Limited (4.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Ascott (3.8 miles)
  • Dunstable Downs, Chilterns Gateway Centre and Whipsnade Estate (8.8 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:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

Heron's Rural Retreat cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 day of arrival date.

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

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

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. Heron's Rural 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

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Heron's Rural Retreat have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Heron's Rural Retreat dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Heron's Rural Retreat? Local attractions and activities include: - Rushmere Country Park: a few minutes' walk from site - Bletchley Park: 15 minutes' drive - Daytona Outdoor Go-Karting: 15 minutes - Snozone (indoor ski slope): … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Heron's Rural Retreat?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Heron's Rural Retreat? From €19.87 (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
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

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

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

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.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Coronavirus
Owing to government regulations, groups of 12 or more people are not permitted.

Pitches
Please note, pup tents are to be used for storage purposes only. Guests may not use them for sleeping.

Arrivals and departures
Please pick any available pitch on arrival.

General
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/campervan.

General
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.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Vehicles
Units heavier than 3500 kg are not allowed.
Units longer than 5 metres are not allowed.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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

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