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- Back to basics site on a stable yard in Bedfordshire
- Half an hour’s walk from Harrold Odell Country Park for canoeing
- On-site tuck shop selling essentials; pubs, café and shop nearby
Take a stop off an ancient green lane and slot yourself away in Piper’s Campsite in the village of Carlton. This peaceful family-friendly site is adjacent to what was once an old highway, now a sweet country lane, and opens up into grazing pastures set in a small, private stable yard. Leave the mischief up to the pygmy goats and their feathery chicken friends while you unwind with views over the Bedfordshire countryside and grazing horses around the site.
If the green spaces are calling your name, muck in from footpaths surrounding the site. Walk alongside the river Great Ouse to the Harrold Odell Country Park in half an hour (also a five-minute drive), where you can launch a canoe or kayak and paddle downstream (for paddleboarding, head to Felmersham, just a 10-minute drive).
If you’re after some downtime, this site will take you nicely back to basics. There’s a portable toilet and drinking water on site and guests can charge up gadgets in the barn. In case your tummy is calling out for a snack or a drink, there’s also an on-site tuck shop selling essentials.
Outside of the site, sip on local ales and fill up on food at two village pubs within 15 minutes’ walk of the site, including cosy beer gardens. There’s a shop and a café here too if you want snacks.
Open from 07/30/2021 to 08/02/2021
Open from 08/06/2021 to 08/09/2021
Open from 08/20/2021 to 08/23/2021
Open from 08/27/2021 to 08/30/2021
Open from 09/03/2021 to 09/06/2021
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Minimum spacing of 5 metres between pitches.
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the park are unlit.
Group bookings of 5 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
This park has no on-site shower facilities.
Group bookings of 16 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (excluding couples) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
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Non-electric grass tent pitch
Max. persons: 6 x
One Tent allowed per pitch
Pitch size : Max 10.0m width x 7.0m depth (32.8ft width x 23.0ft depth) Calculated area: 70.0m² (753.5ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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Amazing host, lovely site to camp on with great views …
Basic site in a beautiful setting with very helpful host
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Electric car charging point(s)
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Dog walk nearby
Small (11-25 sites)
- Coach stations
Lavendon (Milton Keynes) Coach Stop
— 4.3 kilometres
4.3 kilometres Bedford Bus Station — 10.3 kilometres
10.3 kilometres Earls Barton: Main Road A4500 Coach Stop — 14.2 kilometres
- Train stations
Bedford Rail Station
— 9.9 kilometres
9.9 kilometres Bedford St Johns Rail Station — 11.0 kilometres
11.0 kilometres Kempston Hardwick Rail Station — 12.2 kilometres
- Ferry ports
— 80.6 kilometres
London Luton Airport
— 37.2 kilometres
Dive into the deep end with wakeboarding or open water swimming on the lakes at Box End Park (a 15-minute drive). For those who are a little ninja-like, there’s also an over-the-water obstacle course and an aqua park for kids (or adults) to get stuck into. Stanwick Lakes (half an hour) is another good stop for children’s activities, including horse riding, fishing and pleasant lakeside walks.
If you’re after some indoor activities, Milton Keynes (half an hour) is a good port of call. The Snozone has winter sports and elsewhere there’s indoor go-karting or climbing, if you’re willing to give them a go.
Delve into traditional English heritage with a visit to Turvey House (a five-minute drive), a less-than-discreet 18th-century manor house. Compare the gardens to the grounds at Castle Ashby (20 minutes). The gardens here are so large there’s a nature trail, secret butterfly garden and Italian orangery. Elsewhere, learn about World War II codebreakers at the spacious Bletchley Park (35 minutes).
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- Ascott (32.8 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||noon –||8 p.m.|
Piper's Campsite cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Piper's Campsite 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. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Piper's Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Piper's Campsite dog friendly? No View all features
- What attractions are near Piper's Campsite? Dive into the deep end with wakeboarding or open water swimming on the lakes at Box End Park (a 15-minute drive). For those who are a little ninja-like, there’s also an over-the-water … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Piper's Campsite?
Camping and touring Arrive: noon – 8 p.m. Depart by: noon
- How much does it cost to stay at Piper's Campsite? From R306,33 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability