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A family-run site

General

  • Family-run site located between Sherwood Forest and the Peak District
  • On the edge of Shireoaks village; Clumber Park 20 minutes' drive
  • Free-range eggs for sale; five minutes' walk from a lake and canal

What makes this fine little site tick? It's hard to pinpoint just one factor, but between the animals to ruffle, stunning rural views and proximity to a thriving village centre, it's clear that The Croft Campsite is a cracking spot for a chilled-out outdoor break.

The Croft Campsite is on the edge of the Nottinghamshire village of Shireoaks, a scenic place indeed with a lake, a gorgeous parish church and a canal for waterside wanders. All this, along with amenities like a pub, fish and chip shop and a railway station, can be reached on foot in five minutes or less.

This small-scale, family-run site is home to a horse, sheep, cows and chickens (the last of which produce fresh free-range eggs that you're welcome to buy if you find yourself getting peckish). The tree-lined main field is nicely secluded, with views over the church and the surrounding countryside.

Being a laidback kind of place, dogs, barbecues and fires are welcome at The Croft Campsite. Loos, showers and a washing-up station are available; there's a freezer for ice packs as well, so any sarnies you prep for your travels should stay fresh no matter how far you roam.

Please note

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

Minimum spacing of 6 metres between pitches.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

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

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

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) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.


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Very clean good facilities, friendly and helpful site owner. Mostly …10/12/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomThomas G.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very clean good facilities, friendly and helpful site owner. Mostly flat pitches.
    Nice quiet area with plenty animals around to give it unique interest.
    Note that it is more of a garden paddock than a than a traditional site but don’t let that put you off, it means it’s quite welcoming, secure and cosy, it just won’t give you the vast open wilderness camp you may be after.
    Would stay again if in area.

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Thank you for the feedback. I'm glad you felt that the campsite was safe, secure and cosy, as that is exactly what we were hoping to achieve. We want people to have a camping experience with the added comforts and countryside/farm and animal experience. We look forward to you staying again in the future.

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Home from home campsite09/21/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Superb family campsite with a real home from home feel. We liked that it only had 4 pitches so you didn't have the hustle and bustle of a busy campsite. The pitches were nicely spaced apart, allowing space for a table and chairs. The toilets/showers are in a section of a house which the owners live in. This was a real luxury not to have to use portacabin toilets and have a nice shower with hot water. There was a small kitchen area with pot washing sink and a fridge freezer to pop any food in which again was a big help. During covid you are asked to wear a mask in the building and there is lots of hand sanitizer available. The site was really family friendly with lots of animals for you little ones to see including chickens, sheep, alpaca, horse, bulls and geese. The owner was very friendly and let the children help her round up the chickens each morning. She puts the rooster in her garage over night so it doesn't wake up the guests too early. You could purchase freshly laid eggs as well as marshmallows for over the fire. The site had fire pits to hire and wood to buy if you wanted. We stayed as it was a 30minute drive to Yorkshire wildlife park. Would love to stay again.

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From the manager...

Thank you for the very detailed feedback. It is really helpful to both ourselves and future campers. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here and visit to The Yorkshire Wildlife Park. I'm also glad that you felt safe on the site during these very difficult times. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you and your family again in the future.
Clair

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Picturesque site with friendly owners.09/20/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLloyd T.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (small)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Picturesque site and friendly owners.

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Thank you for the feedback. We hope to see you again.

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Idyllic site. Lovely hosts. Excellent, clean facilities.09/15/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Everything!

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We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, we loved having you. We look forward to you staying with us again in the future. Thank you for the feedback.

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Very clean and well spaced out site. All very well considered09/14/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomColin T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Clean and peaceful, my son enjoyed seeing the animals

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From the manager...

Thank you for the feedback. I’m so glad your son enjoyed the animals and his camping experience.
Clair

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Facilities clean, owners friendly nice quiet camp site09/14/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMiss hannah B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you for the feedback. I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you took advantage of visiting Sherwood Forest and Sherwood Pines.
Clair

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Simple, clean campsite.09/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    Our first time camping away from the garden - so was grateful that the owners were so welcoming and accommodating. Very small number of pitches but they were well spaced out and lovely clean facilities. My daughter enjoyed talking to Lawrence the alpaca and walking after the loose hen.

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Thank you for staying with us and for the feedback. We are glad your daughter enjoyed being around all the animals.

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Hosts provided eggs and marshmallows to buy. Very clean09/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Hosts provided eggs and marshmallows to buy. Very clean

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Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Small site for our first time camping as a family …09/01/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Small site for our first time camping as a family maximum 4 tents during our visit. Very welcoming from the owner Clair. She was very helpful with my emails and telephone calls prior to visiting. A lovely setting in an orchard. Very quiet at night. Able to hire fire pit and logs at a very reasonable price. Also marshmallows and sticks we're available to purchase. Free range eggs available for a donation. Clean toilet and shower Area at the back of the house well lit up at night. A nice area with walks along the Chesterfield canal and a good base to visit the local area. We visited Clumber park during our stay. Hope this small family business is a success.

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    Nothing

From the manager...

I'm so glad that we helped to make your first camping experience a positive one and that you enjoyed the local area. Thank you for the review.

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Friendly host. Clean facilities.09/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (small)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Friendly host. Clean facilities.

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Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again.

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: one group at a time

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitizing stations

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

Local produce

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

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

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

Public transportation nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Shireoaks Road, Shireoaks, Nottinghamshire, England, S81 8LX
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.3209°N 1.1690°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Worksop: Hardy Street Coach Stop — 3.4 kilometres
Warsop (Notts): Coach Stop — 12.8 kilometres
Retford Bus Station — 15.3 kilometres
Train stations
Shireoaks Rail Station — 0.4 kilometres
Worksop Rail Station — 3.3 kilometres
Whitwell (Derbys) Rail Station — 5.0 kilometres
Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 75.7 kilometres
Airports
Sheffield City Airport — 16.5 kilometres
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 20.7 kilometres
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 21.2 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

Nottinghamshire is the fabled home of Robin Hood, and if you fancy following in his footsteps you can head down to Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve (20 minutes' drive), a well-preserved stretch of woodland with an 800-year-old oak tree and several waymarked trails. Further backcountry beauty spots can be sought out in the Peak District National Park, the edge of which is 35 minutes away by road.

The Croft Campsite is just a few miles north of the Dukeries, a stretch of terrain so named for being home to four grand ducal seats. Clumber Park (20 minutes) is one such regal spot, being the site of a stately home and 3,800 acres of parkland, farmland and open country. Welbeck Abbey (15 minutes) has an art gallery and café in a similarly gorgeous setting.

Cross over into Yorkshire if you fancy visiting Sheffield (half an hour), where you can go skating at the city's Olympic-sized ice rink, seek out curios in the Antiques Quarter, have a cheeky tipple at Kelham Island Brewery or take an urban stroll along the Five Weirs Walk. Also north of the border, Yorkshire Wildlife Park (35 minutes) has lions, tigers, bears and some cuddlier beasts besides.

Must see

  • Bolsover Castle (13.1 kilometres)
  • Sherwood Forest Country Park (14.9 kilometres)
  • Magna Science Adventure Centre (18.0 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Mr Straw's House (3.7 kilometres)
  • Clumber Park (9.1 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. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The Croft Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 day of arrival date.

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

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

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 Croft 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.

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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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does The Croft Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Croft Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Croft Campsite? Nottinghamshire is the fabled home of Robin Hood, and if you fancy following in his footsteps you can head down to Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve (20 minutes' drive), a well-preserved stretch … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Croft Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Croft Campsite? From R295,89 (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.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

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.

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

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes 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.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Safety
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

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 6 metres between pitches.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Sites
Please note, pup tents are to be used for storage purposes only. Guests may not use them for sleeping.

General
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 a.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.

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

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) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

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

Arrivals and departures
The site will send you further check-in information 2 day(s) before your arrival.

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

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.

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

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