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General

  • Among hills and countryside seven miles from Market Harborough
  • Wildlife haven with spectacular views and sunsets
  • Indoor communal area with seating

Base yourself at Barford Top for a peaceful adults-only stay among Leicestershire hills and countryside, or use the place as a base for day trips to London under an hour and a half away: either way, spectacular views come as standard.

Run by friendly and helpful Wendy and Maurice, Barford Top is 12 miles from the city of Leicester and seven from Market Harborough; London is an hour and a half from the latter. The site has been set up as a peaceful retreat for guests to stay in a land of spectacular sunsets, sunrises and top stargazing because of the region's low light pollution, and in a wildlife haven where you should be able to spot sparrowhawks, buzzards and rabbits.

Barford Top is right in the Leicestershire countryside with views from all its pitches over the surrounding valley and hills. It has a large entrance gate and spacious drive with plenty of room to turn, free hot water for showers, and free use of The Barn for all guests, an indoor facility with seating and a washing-up area.

Please note

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

Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

This is an adults-only site. Children under the age of 15 are not allowed on site.

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

Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).


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9.5

Overall rating based on 110 reviews

 

96% would recommend this park to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  88% described as Peaceful ?

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How do you summaries what we paid? Excessive10/14/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Power optional asphalt trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely welcome at 2.15pm. Owner lead us around the site to show us views, husbands business clamping sheds & more views etc ...lovely . Told us pitch and which elec hook up ours. Paid for hardstanding but wanted us to pitch on grass where cones showed. We pitched on hardstanding. Realised we did not ask about grey waste or household and recycling waste. Sure we would find.

    Disliked: 

    Hard Standing- only 2. There are no hill views from a hardstanding... only a view of 'The Barn' which is a small shower/toilet block and area for campers to dry off & a place for Rally's. The £4 per night extra for elec is far too much.... ( so each night equates to £24 per night).. Recycling and waste was a question? Where are the commercial bins? Small bins were full as a Lunar Rally was happening in a field next which we didn't know about . They were using our paid for facilities. I would ask if this is 'Fit for purpose". No "See you again" even though I rang the bell in the pouring rain and left before 11.30am as required.

From the manager...

I am really sorry that you didnt find what we offer suitable for your needs. Good luck in finding a more appropriate campsite in the future.

Kind regards

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Excellent site with fantastic facilities.10/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnne M.Confirmed

  • Power optional grass trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The very warm welcome we received on arrival, the lovely clean and modern facilities, the very well maintained site

    Disliked: 

    nothing

From the manager...

Thank you very much for a wonderful review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Wendy

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Clean facilities10/07/2019

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

  • Power optional grass trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Views and owners

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From the manager...

Thank you for a lovely review. Hope to see you again soon.

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Beautiful site with views & amazing sunsets . Lovely clean ...10/04/2019

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

  • Power optional asphalt trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful site with views & amazing sunsets . Lovely clean amenities with a lounge kitchen area too.
    extremely peaceful & no light pollution so a good nights sleep!
    We were welcomed by Wendy such a warm friendly welcome , & we ordered a breakfast which was great as was a brief over night stay so set ya up for day, delivered with a smile to our van .
    Highly recommend this place will be back .

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From the manager...

Hello Loretta

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Really glad you enjoyed your stay and looking forward to seeing you again.

Wendy

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Overall good10/01/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomrobbie m.Confirmed

  • Power optional asphalt trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pleasant open space good dog walking area. Good breakfast.
    25 min walk to a good pub.

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From the manager...

Great, thank you for that! Hope to see you again.

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Perfect for a relaxing break09/25/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnna L.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass and earth tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely campsite in a beautiful location. Pitches are a good size. A lovely welcome from the owners.
    Loved having the option of the Barn to go and chill out in although didn't need it on this visit as the weather was so good.
    A huge dog walking area which is brilliant!

    I couldn't get the Wifi to work - but that's not a bad thing :)

    I give this site a 10/10

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From the manager...

Thank for such a lovely review. We are so happy you and your 4 legged friend enjoyed it.

Wendy and Maurice

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Owners really friendly and interested in our travels. Lots to ...09/24/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew S.Confirmed

  • Power optional asphalt trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Owners really friendly and interested in our travels. Lots to do in surrounding areas although we only stayed one night as on way home. Facilities clean.

    Disliked: 

    Facilities small.
    Grass was recently cut and not collected up, so it was trampled into our caravan

From the manager...

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed it!

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Nothink too much husband does a fab breakfast good price very hot fab09/24/2019

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

  • Power optional asphalt trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Love the pitch very quite lovely couple helpful

    Disliked: 

    None

From the manager...

Thank you for a lovely review. It would be great to see you both again. Wendy and Maurice

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Perfect for a relaxing break!09/22/2019

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

  • Poppy shepherd's hut
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Shepherds hut was amazing! Beautifully decorated and clean.
    The view was amazing and peace was fantastic! Would and have recommended to anyone. And would definitely consider using again given the opportunity ❣️

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From the manager...

So very glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your lovely comments.

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Beautiful unbroken views across the valley and the sunsets were ...09/15/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLinda R.Confirmed

  • Power optional asphalt trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful unbroken views across the valley and the sunsets were spectacular. We were made very welcome and facilities were all in a large well lit barn with washing up, fridge and a place to relax. All was very clean and tidy.
    Great place to use as a base for walking and cycling.

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From the manager...

Great review, thank you very much!

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Features

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

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

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Camping 2.0

Shepherd's huts

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 sites)

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Location

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  • Mowsley Road, Saddington, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England, LE8 0QP
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.5073°N 1.0373°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Great Glen: Main Street Coach Stop — 4.5 miles
Market Harborough: Market Hall Coach Stop — 5.4 miles
Great Oxendon: Harborough Road Coach Stop — 6.7 miles
Train stations
Market Harborough Rail Station — 5.7 miles
South Wigston Rail Station — 6.6 miles
Narborough Rail Station — 8.3 miles
Ferry ports
West Lynn Ferry Landing — 62.4 miles
Airports
Coventry Airport — 20.9 miles
East Midlands Airport — 25.3 miles
Birmingham International Airport Terminal 1 — 29.5 miles

Directions


From the M1
Leave at Junction 20 and take the A4304 signposted Market Harborough. In Husbands Bosworth turn left onto the A51099. After approximately five miles turn right signposted Mowsley. On entering the village take the first left for Saddington. The site is located on the left after about 3/4 of a mile; there is a Union Jack flying outside.

From Market Harborough
Take the A4304 towards Lutterworth. In Husbands Bosworth turn right onto the A51099. After approximately five miles turn right signposted Mowsley. On entering the village take the first left for Saddington. The site is located on the left after about 3/4 of a mile; there is a Union Jack flying outside.

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

No need for a long face if you fancy some horse riding while in the region: Barford Top is half a mile from the village of Mowsley where horse riding is available, and a riding school is at Market Harborough seven miles away (stick around Market Harborough afterwards for antique and boutique shopping, or go on to Lutterworth for 17th-century Stanford Hall).

From Mowsley and on foot, have a scenic wander towards Laughton Hills and then down to the Grand Union Canal towpath; follow this for another couple of miles to reach the Grade II-listed Foxton Locks, the famous landmark of 10 ascending locks and part of Leicestershire’s boating heritage for over 200 years.

The Foxton Locks Inn on Gumley Road is a good spot for a virtuous post-walk pint and a bite to eat; if you’re sticking around the locks and canal after this, there’s a country park at the top of the locks, the award-winning Foxton Canal Museum museum halfway down them, and passenger trips or boat hire along the canal.

The historic village of Kibworth four miles in the other direction from Barford Top was featured in Michael Wood’s BBC series on the story of England from Roman times until the end of World War II (do share that fact with the kids, they'll be thrilled). Residents have developed heritage trails around Kibworth Harcourt, Kibworth Beauchamp and Smeeton Westerby, and the village also has a golf club, cricket club and bowling.

Must see

  • Foxton Locks (2.4 miles)
  • National Space Centre (10.9 miles)
  • Rockingham Castle (13.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Lyveden New Bield (20.6 miles)
  • Staunton Harold Church (24.7 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

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Barford Top Campsite cancelation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Modifications are subject to a £15.00 ($19.59) fee.

Bookings cannot be amended within 21 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 cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Barford Top Campsite will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £50.00 ($64.45) 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.

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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Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

  • Does Barford Top Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Barford Top Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Barford Top Campsite? No need for a long face if you fancy some horse riding while in the region: Barford Top is half a mile from the village of Mowsley where horse riding is available, ... Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Barford Top Campsite?
    RV, trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Barford Top Campsite? From $25.92 (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.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 21 day(s) of arrival.
Modifications are subject to a £15.00 ($19.59) fee.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
This is an adults-only site. Children under the age of 15 are not allowed on 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.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.
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.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
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.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £50.00 ($64.45) 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.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

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

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

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/RV.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Visitors: children under 15 years are only allowed on-site between 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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