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Shepherds hut by the lake

General

  • Small and secluded site close to the Leicestershire-Rutland border
  • On the outskirts of Beeby, half an hour's drive from Rutland Water
  • Two coarse fishing lakes; opposite a bus stop

Nature sure can be colourful, as proved by Purple Badger Camping and Fishing Lakes in Leicestershire.

This small and secluded site is tucked away on the edge of the village of Beeby, a peaceful patch close to the border with Rutland. Edged by wildflowers and trees, the site's various accommodation options – many of which are named after well-known fictional badgers – are spread around its spacious main field. This splendid selection of setts is a short walk from two communal areas, one of which has a washing-up zone, a fridge freezer and drinking water.

The fact that cars aren't allowed in the field means that kids can roam free (there are wheelbarrows on hand to help you lug your kit from A to B). Wherever you're staying, Purple Badger Camping and Fishing Lakes will set aside a private area where you can perch on logs and light up fires and barbecues.

People have been angling here for over 40 years, and it's clear why business has never dried up – the site's two lakes have great views and are well-stocked with carp, roach, tench and other classic coarse fishing catches. A coffee cart serves up hot drinks, sandwiches and other snacks on weekend mornings and every day in summer – whether you're an angler or an onlooker, head on down and get your fill.

Purple Badger Camping and Fishing Lakes is directly opposite a bus stop that can link you up with Melton Mowbray or Syston. Head to the latter (10 minutes' drive) to stock up at the nearest supermarket.

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, Oct. 1, 2021.

Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

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

No electric barbecues allowed.

Minimum spacing of 6 metres between pitches.

Owing to government regulations, groups of 6 or more people are not permitted.

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

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

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

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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Great site with everything you need, friendly and welcoming11/05/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCatherine G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Millie bell tent
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    Owner very friendly, showed us where everything was and how to use.
    The tent was huge and had everything we needed, the kids loved the freedom they had to run around and burn off energy without the worry about cars etc.

    Would definitely stay again

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Thank you for your feedback Catherine. We love to hear that our guests feel that they have everything that is needed to enjoy their stay. Hopefully you will be bale to stay longer on your next visit. Thanks Mark and Helen

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Excellent site, perfect location. Staff were very friendly10/30/2020

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  • Logan shepherd's hut
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    We loved everything about our stay at Purple Badgers. Ideal location and scenery. We especially loved the quirkiness of this site it was right up our street. The shepherds hut was ideally designed for us to relax and enjoy a spot of fishing. The finishing touches to the hut were perfect And well thought out.

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Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you had such a great time staying in the shepherds hut by the lake and appreciated the quirkiness around the site. We look forward to seeing you again. Mark and Helen

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Fantastic site, brilliant facilities, great staff.10/26/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCaroline C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Logan shepherd's hut
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    The huts were cosy and the owners were fantastic.

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Thank you Caroline for taking the time to feedback. Glad you enjoyed your break. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Mark and Helen

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: one group at a time

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Extra toilet/shower facilities available

Hand sanitising stations

No cash accepted on site

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

D. of E. 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

Shepherd's huts

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

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

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Croxton Road, Beeby, Leicestershire, England, LE7 3BH
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.6694°N 1.0086°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Leicester: Charles Street Coach Stop — 5.6 miles
Leicester: St Margaret's Bus Station — 5.7 miles
Great Glen: Main Street Coach Stop — 6.8 miles
Train stations
Syston Rail Station — 3.5 miles
Leicester Rail Station — 5.6 miles
Sileby Rail Station — 6.1 miles
Ferry ports
West Lynn Ferry Landing — 59.0 miles
Airports
East Midlands Airport — 17.3 miles
Coventry Airport — 28.7 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

Linger a while in Leicester (20 minutes' drive), where the remains of King Richard III were discovered in 2012. The much-maligned monarch may have long had a bad rap (thanks for nothing, Shakespeare), but you can get closer to the real Richard at a well-presented visitor centre that has popped up where he was found. A short walk away at Leicester Cathedral you can also admire his kingly crypt and some grand Gothic architecture.

For rural rambles, meanwhile, head out east to Rutland Water and its nature reserve (30 minutes' drive), or zip down to Melton Country Park (30 minutes) for 137 acres of brilliant breathing space.

While you're up that way, take the kids for a tour of Twinlakes Park (30 minutes), where there are fab falconry shows and log flumes to ride. For more stops on a tiddler-pleasing itinerary, look to the nearby National Space Centre (20 minutes) or Twycross Zoo (50 minutes).

Must see

  • National Space Centre (5.4 miles)
  • Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe (8.4 miles)
  • Foxton Locks (11.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Woolsthorpe Manor (18.4 miles)
  • Staunton Harold Church (18.9 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. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Purple Badger Camping and Fishing Lakes cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks 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, Oct. 1, 2021.

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

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. Purple Badger Camping and Fishing Lakes will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks 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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Visa
MasterCard
Maestro

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Can bookings for Purple Badger Camping and Fishing Lakes 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, Oct. 1, 2021. Read more
  • Does Purple Badger Camping and Fishing Lakes have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Purple Badger Camping and Fishing Lakes dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Purple Badger Camping and Fishing Lakes? Linger a while in Leicester (20 minutes' drive), where the remains of King Richard III were discovered in 2012. The much-maligned monarch may have long had a bad rap (thanks for nothing, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Purple Badger Camping and Fishing Lakes?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Purple Badger Camping and Fishing Lakes? From €28.09 (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.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

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, Oct. 1, 2021.

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

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 6 metres between pitches.

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

Safety
No electric barbecues allowed.

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

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

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..

Coronavirus
Owing to government regulations, groups of 6 or more people are not permitted.

General
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 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.

Safety
Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

General
The fishing lakes are stocked with roach, perch, carp, rudd and tench.
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.

Arrivals and departures
The site will send you further check-in information 1 day(s) before your arrival.

General
This site does have a catch-and-return fishing policy in place.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

General
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

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