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Badgers Retreat

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Badgers Retreat: general drone view of site location

General

  • Small and friendly family-run site in the Nottinghamshire countryside
  • A 10-minute drive from Retford town centre or the river Trent
  • On-site mountain biking skills area; pets welcome on leads

Don't you just love it when a plan comes together? For many years the family behind Badgers Retreat Retford had notions of opening up a little site and sharing the simple pleasures to be had in this part of Nottinghamshire. In 2020, they fenced off a green and grassy acre of their 15-acre patch and opened their gates to folk looking to settle down for stays between Retford and the river Trent.

There's a fair bit to big up about this part of the county – kids will likely appreciate its proximity to Sundown Adventureland (10 minutes' drive), while travellers who like to stretch their legs are within easy reach of Clumber Park and the Creswell Crags (both 20 minutes). There's also a mountain biking area on site where you can put your off-road skills to the test.

After all that gallivanting around, Badgers Retreat Retford does its best to be a place where you can relax and unwind. Things are by and large quiet at this rural spot (that means no amplified tunes or generators, ta), with views over neighbouring farmland giving a further boost to its laidback vibes. You may also spot the owners' horses grazing nearby (dogs are welcome here, but as there are animals about you'll need to keep them on leads).

Feel free to get cooking on a raised barbecue – let the owners know in advance and they'll drop off a concrete slab for the occasion – or head down to the communal firepit. Supplies can be easily sourced in Retford town (10 minutes) with its vast array of independent business and supermarkets.

Please note

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

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

Owing to government regulations, groups of 7 or more people are not permitted.

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.

Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Reception is unmanned after 6 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.

Please note that only green eco-friendly fluids are to be used in the toilet disposal point.


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9.2

Overall rating based on 34 reviews

 

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Super friendly and unique site08/02/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEdward A.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The horse-box showers/toilets!
    Small site.
    Very welcoming & friendly owner.

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Perfect last night stopover for our trip home08/01/2021

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

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Perfect last night stopover for our trip home

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Very nice site .so clean and tidy .really pleasant couple.very …07/30/2021

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

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very nice site .so clean and tidy .really pleasant couple.very helpfull.will definitely be going again

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches07/29/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid G.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great quiet place to stay. Basic but good facilities, shower/toilet unit great.

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The site was not too big, it was quiet apart …07/28/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    The site was not too big, it was quiet apart from my car getting hit a few times by the families playing cricket in the centre of the site. It has a toilet and showers which was good if you need them. The owners are friendly and approachable.

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Eco friendly, cheap, flat pitches07/26/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCarl H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Simplicity

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Excellent site with clean facilities and friendly staff07/26/2021

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

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly welcome, quiet, easy access, quirky showers

    Disliked: 

    Main sign on the roadside a little small nearly drove past

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Great site with lovely friendly owners, would definitely go back.07/25/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSARAH E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Great site with lovely friendly owners, would definitely go back.

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Friendly, clean, brilliant vibe!07/25/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The people, the place, the vibe, the onsite facilities.

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    No public footpath from the site, and waking up to loud traffic from the main road.

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Perfect little site in idyllic location.07/24/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Absolutely everything! Stunning views, good sized well kept pitches that were all pretty flat, fantastic hosts, clean and just a great location, there is plenty to do in the area if that's what you want but for us it was pure relaxation that was needed and we certainly had that. I think it was the little personal touches that made this a site one I know I will return to, on arrival being shown to the pitch and have time to set up and relax with a drink before the owners popped over to take payment and had a natter.... such a lovely couple 😊 in the morning they came around with a fire bin to collect all the fire pit and bbq debris from the night before which I thought was a lovely touch, most sites this is something you have to figure out what to do with. They were always around if anything was needed and couldn't do more to make the stay wonderful. Huge thanks Shaz and Kris we had a great time and will definitely see you again before the year is out 😊

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    Nothing everything was perfect

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Features

Coronavirus

More frequent emptying of bins

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

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

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

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

Type

Pop-up campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Greenfields, Grove Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, England, DN22 0RN
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.3037°N 0.9149°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 1.6 miles
Hardy Street — 8.7 miles
Hetts Lane — 11.8 miles
Train stations
Retford Low Level Rail Station — 1.4 miles
Retford Rail Station — 1.6 miles
Gainsborough Lea Road Rail Station — 8.3 miles
Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 40.3 miles
Airports
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 12.9 miles
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 13.2 miles
Sheffield City Airport — 20.4 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

Some seriously scenic walks can be had in this part of the Midlands – the rather grand grounds of Clumber Park (20 minutes' drive) are apt for fancy forays through landscaped parkland, while the limestone gorge on display at Creswell Crags (20 minutes) has prehistoric caves you can seek out among the greenery.

Badgers Retreat Retford is about a 10-minute drive from the rivers Trent and Idle, where the waterside paths are likely to prove a favourite for any dogs you've brought along. There are lots of angling spots about as well, like Wetlands Lakes (15 minutes), a 10-peg fishery that's kept well stocked with carp.

Young kids who are down for some thrills may well catch wind that Sundown Adventureland is a mere 10 minutes away and try and steer you in the direction of its rip-roaring rides. Once that's out of their system, take them to other family-friendly spots like the Bassetlaw Museum (10 minutes) or Newark Castle (25 minutes).

Must see

  • Sherwood Forest Country Park (9.3 miles)
  • Mansfield Museum (16.2 miles)
  • Lincoln Castle (16.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Clumber Park (6.7 miles)
  • Mr Straw's House (8.3 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:  noon –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Badgers Retreat cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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

Bookings cannot be amended within 5 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 remainder is payable direct to Badgers Retreat on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Badgers Retreat have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Badgers Retreat dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Badgers Retreat? Some seriously scenic walks can be had in this part of the Midlands – the rather grand grounds of Clumber Park (20 minutes' drive) are apt for fancy forays through landscaped parkland, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Badgers Retreat?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Badgers Retreat? From €17.56 (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 21 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 5 day(s) of arrival.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Coronavirus
Owing to government regulations, groups of 7 or more people are not permitted.

Safety
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

General
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
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 boots must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is unmanned after 6 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.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

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.

Coronavirus
There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.

General
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.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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

Additional terms

Please note that only green eco-friendly fluids are to be used in the toilet disposal point.

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