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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

Up for a spot of time travel? No machines necessary, just book a berth at The Old Vicarage, a 17th-century house in the village of Elkesley, 20 minutes' drive from Worksop and an hour from Nottingham.

Its grounds run down to the Poulter river, and are lined with stands of acacia, sycamore, ash and oak trees 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 ample space around the site for old-fashioned 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 Car Bar, set in a 500 million-year-old sandstone cave 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 that while the shower block has hot water, the facilities are not heated).

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, 12/31/2021.

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).

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).

Bookings must not be for more than 15 consecutive nights.

No cars/motorcycles at the site. 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.

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

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

Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.

Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.

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


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9

Overall rating based on 164 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

  62% described as Peaceful ?

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Beautiful tranquil escape from it all.09/18/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomstephen m.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Lovely site.peaceful.friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    Only the mosquitos (take lots of repellent

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Absolutely everything09/15/2020

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

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

    Absolutely everything

    Disliked: 

    Was a lot of mosquitoes but they sold repellant in the shop

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Excellent small site with good facilities and helpful staff.09/15/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The grounds were lovely, our friends little girl loved being able to play in the water, on the children’s playground and run around with the chickens. The staff were extremely helpful and accommodating, the site is dog and family friendly. Thank you very much we had a wonderful short break. I would highly recommend.

    Disliked: 

    Watch out for the mosquitos, I got eaten alive!

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Very nice camp site, excellent facilities and very helpful friendly …09/14/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (medium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very nice camp site, excellent facilities and very helpful friendly staff, nice cozy bar and very family orientated site would deffinatly stay again

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Nice and tidy , Friendly , organised campsite!09/14/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLouise M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nice and tidy , Friendly , organised campsite!

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Brilllaint Holiday!09/14/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The set up at the old Vicarage Elkesley is perfect, plenty of space, plenty to do and see, lovely cave bar which serves cold drinks 🍸 as well as everything you might not think to bring! Amazing facilities showers and toilets, fire pits, wood, bbqs and extra cooking gas should you need it!

    Disliked: 

    Mosquitoes 🦟 because of the water there does seem to be a lot around especially at night! Plenty of spray and keep net on the tent closed and will be fine!

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Absolutely fantastic stay weve booked to go back nxt year already.....09/13/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (medium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Overall it's OK, but its not luxury! Overpriced for what you get.09/09/2020

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  • Luxury Log 1 bedroom cabin
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  • Liked: 

    Beautiful grounds - river was great for paddling. Fab zip wire and nice little swing set for kids.

    Disliked: 

    A bit run down - cabin was grubby and did not look like it had been properly cleaned before we got there. Bed is much, much smaller than it looks it the pictures. Toilet block is directly next to the lodge bedroom.

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The place was very picturesque and staff very helpful and …09/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJayne S.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The place was very picturesque and staff very helpful and friendly. Toilets were immaculate until the Sunday when people left then ignored while we were still pitched.

    Disliked: 

    Mosquito were horrendous if we knew this was the case would of packed insect repellent as my daughter is now on antibiotics as she was bitten so much on her ankle.

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Wonderful stay .... one of my favourite camp sites09/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNicola S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Beautiful spot

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: one group at a time

Distance markers in shared facilities

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitizing stations

One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings

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

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback 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
Retford Bus Station — 5.7 kilometres
Worksop: Hardy Street Coach Stop — 11.4 kilometres
Warsop (Notts): Coach Stop — 14.6 kilometres
Train stations
Retford Low Level Rail Station — 4.8 kilometres
Retford Rail Station — 4.9 kilometres
Worksop Rail Station — 11.4 kilometres
Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 69.6 kilometres
Airports
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 23.4 kilometres
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 23.9 kilometres
Sheffield City Airport — 31.0 kilometres

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

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 (10.2 kilometres)
  • Mansfield Museum (21.3 kilometres)
  • Bolsover Castle (22.4 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Clumber Park (6.8 kilometres)
  • Mr Straw's House (11.0 kilometres)

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 (R215,20) fee.

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, 12/31/2021.

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 (R322,80) 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

Bank transfer
Cash
PayPal
Postal order

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Can bookings for The Old Vicarage 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, 12/31/2021. Read more
  • 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 R316,50 (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.

General
A state-issued fishing license is required (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

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 leashes and supervised at all times.

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, 12/31/2021.

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).

Coronavirus
Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.

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.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.

Changes to your holiday
Modifications are subject to a £10,00 (R215,20) fee.

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. 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..

Coronavirus
Only one parent/child pair at a time may use each structure in the play area.

Sites
Pitches: a £15,00 (R322,80) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys

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 park 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 behavior 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.

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.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Admission
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorization 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.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig 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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