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The Old Vicarage: Fire pit for hire

General

  • Riverside site in grounds of a 17th-century house in Nottinghamshire
  • Close to Sherwood Forest and 25 miles from Nottingham
  • Bar, TV room and traditional games

The Old Vicarage is a 17th-century house in the village of Elkesley, six miles from Worksop and 25 miles from Nottingham. Its grounds run down to the banks of the Poulter river, and are lined with stands of acacia, sycamore, ash and oak trees which were originally donated to the first vicar by the Duke of Newcastle in the 1830s. You'll sense the history all around you, from the old house to the remains of the water mill in the river bed.

There's plenty of space around the site for traditional outdoor activities, with a rope swing and stepping stones over the shallow river and a bridge that's perfect for playing Pooh Sticks. In the surrounding area there are animal parks and nature reserves to walk around, or to head back further in time, you could take one of the trails through ancient Sherwood Forest, around quarter of an hour's drive away.

Guest facilities on site centre around the Cave Bar, at the foot of an exposure of 500 million year old sandstone, with a chillout room, TV room and games.

Other amenities include a washing-up area and bathrooms with plentiful hot showers, toilets and baby changing facilities.

Please note

The games room is open between 19/04 and 30/09.

Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

Group bookings of 15 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

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

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

Bookings must not be for more than 15 consecutive nights.

Group bookings of 10 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Reception is unmanned after 4 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

The Cave Bar is only open 10-13 April, 8-10 May, 22-24 May and 28-30 August.


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94% would recommend this site to a friend.

90% would stay here again.

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Very friendly welcome; a beautiful site next to a stream; …07/31/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch (medium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly welcome; a beautiful site next to a stream; spacious pitches

    Disliked: 

    Only one shower per gender; the toilet block was rather tired; cleaning of the toliet block was erratic- it had not been cleaned late one evening, there was alot of grass in the shower and the bin was full. It had still not been cleaned the following morning.

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Lovely stay, kids absolutely loved the river to play in …07/25/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma I.Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch (medium)
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely stay, kids absolutely loved the river to play in - its not deep, recommend taking a fishing net or a pool floatie. After reading some of the past criticisms of the facilities I was a little worried, but the shower was hot (but i bit intermittent with people using the toilets), this did not bother us one bit.
    We used the post code provided and it took us to a dead end - if you are coming on the A1 Northbound use the exit for Elkersley Village only and the entrance to the campsite is right off that down a little lane.
    Sherwood pines and Clumber park only a 10 min drive from here.Would stay again.

    Disliked: 

    Mosquito's - take some repellent, its next to the water, it cant be helped.
    Campers not cleaning up after themselves in the shared facilities! Neither of these are the fault of the owners.

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Friendly family atmosphere and beautiful site.07/23/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmily W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch (medium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly family atmosphere and beautiful site.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Everything was perfect. The care shown to their grounds and …07/22/2021

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

  • Electric grass tent pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything was perfect. The care shown to their grounds and campers was excellent. Showers were clean and warm

    Disliked: 

    Mosquitoes. Bring lots of spray as you are by the river

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everything is very amazing07/21/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDaiva P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch (large)
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  • Liked: 

    everything I really enjoyed❤️❤️❤️ very beautiful landscape, very clean, friendly team😘

    Disliked: 

    -

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What’s not to like.07/16/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (medium)
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    What’s not to like.

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Nice place, nice size barn with everything what you need …07/13/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarmite B.Confirmed

  • Luxury Log 1 bedroom cabin
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  • Liked: 

    Nice place, nice size barn with everything what you need to feel comfortable. Hostess were welcoming and helpful.
    Children enjoyed the river and running around.

    Disliked: 

    Just if you would like a good sleep forget about it because near your bedroom is visitors toilet and showers. Doors are banging till late and start very early again.

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Very beautiful place, the facilities were clean and well kept. …07/12/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTomasz b.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch (large)
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    Very beautiful place, the facilities were clean and well kept. The owners were friendly and very helpful.

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Excellent stay at picturesque site.07/12/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (large)
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  • Liked: 

    Located just off the A1 so excellent links. Picturesque campsite with a superb stream/beck to swim and paddle in. Shallow and safe for kids. Not a huge site. Had really good showers and a nice bar located in a cave.

    Disliked: 

    Needs some extra showers as only 1 female and 1 male but I’m really nit picking with this.

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Anonymous user

Lovely and clean. Friendly staff and other guests. Plenty to …07/12/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch (large)
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    Lovely and clean. Friendly staff and other guests. Plenty to do. Great site and well maintained.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: one group at a time

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitising stations

One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings

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

Dog park

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

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Pop-up campsite

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Park Lane, Elkesley, East Retford, Nottinghamshire, England, DN22 8AS
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.2725°N 0.9644°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 3.5 miles
Hardy Street — 7.1 miles
Hetts Lane — 9.0 miles
Train stations
Retford Low Level Rail Station — 3.0 miles
Retford Rail Station — 3.0 miles
Worksop Rail Station — 7.1 miles
Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 43.3 miles
Airports
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 14.5 miles
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 14.9 miles
Sheffield City Airport — 19.3 miles

Directions


Exit the A1 where signposted 'Elkesley village only'. The site entrance says 'Guests' and is at the end of the slip road.

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

The surrounding countryside offers cracking opportunities for walks and wildlife-spotting, with trails around the lakes and wetlands of Idle Valley Nature Reserve (15 minutes' drive) and lakes for fishing too.

Then there's Sherwood Forest, 25 minutes away: some 450 acres of wildlife among ancient oak trees, alongside a wealth of biking and walking trails to take you through them. Adventure seekers can see it all from the tree-tops on ropes and wires at Go Ape, and the kids can clamber about at Robin Hood’s Hideout, an acclaimed natural play area.

For family antics out of the forest, Sundown Adventure Park (20 minutes) has rides and themed playgrounds for the under-10s and families can also make tracks for Ferry Farm Country Park (45 minutes), to feed lambs, meet pigs and zoom about on go-karts and the adventure playground.

An hour away and a major hub since Robin Hood's days, Nottingham still draws the crowds. Tour the castle and the caves, stop for a snifter in Ye Trip To Jerusalem (oldest pub in England, perhaps...), skate on ice at Motorpoint Arena and see what law and order meant in the Sheriff’s days at the National Justice Museum.

For further historical wanderings, Creswell Crags presents an array of prehistoric caves in a cracking limestone gorge and Newark's castle, Air Museum and National Civil War Centre sum up the centuries very entertainingly, all around half an hour away.

Must see

  • Sherwood Forest Country Park (6.3 miles)
  • Mansfield Museum (13.2 miles)
  • Bolsover Castle (13.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Clumber Park (4.2 miles)
  • Mr Straw's House (6.8 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:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  noon
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

The Old Vicarage cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Modifications are subject to a £10.00 (€11.60) fee.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. The Old Vicarage will debit the balance from your card 10 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Pitches: a £15.00 (€17.40) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

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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Cash
PayPal
Postal order

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does The Old Vicarage have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Old Vicarage dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Old Vicarage? The surrounding countryside offers cracking opportunities for walks and wildlife-spotting, with trails around the lakes and wetlands of Idle Valley Nature Reserve (15 minutes' drive) and lakes for fishing too. Then there's … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Old Vicarage?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Old Vicarage? From €17.58 (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.

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
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 15 consecutive nights.

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

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 10 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 15 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

Changes to your holiday
Modifications are subject to a £10.00 (€11.60) fee.

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

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

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10:30 p.m. and 6 a.m..

Pitches
Pitches: a £15.00 (€17.40) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

Coronavirus
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

Reception
Reception is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. between 01/09 and 31/12.
Reception is open from noon to 5 p.m. between 22/03 and 31/08.
Reception is unmanned after 4 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

General
The games room is open between 19/04 and 30/09.
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.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Pitches
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.

Admission
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorisation from their parents or legal guardian.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10:30 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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

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

Additional terms

The Cave Bar is only open 10-13 April, 8-10 May, 22-24 May and 28-30 August.

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