Bradgate Caravan Site
Horseshoe Cottage Farm, Roecliffe Road, Cropston, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE7 7HQView on map
Why stay here ...
A CL site, surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the Charnwood Forest and close to the new National Forest Way.
The entrance to Bradgate Park, the home of Lady Jane Grey the nine day Queen, is just across from the site and an extensive network of footpaths can be accessed without having to set foot on a road.
There are many attractions in the area including Great Central Railway (two miles), Stoneywell National Trust cottage (three miles), the National Space Centre and Abbey Pumping Station (four miles), the centre of Leicester with the King Richard 111 exhibition and walk (six miles) and Bosworth Battlefield where KR111 met his death (fifteen miles). There is a Park and Ride (four miles) for central Leicester There are lots more things to do in the area and maps and local information can be found in a special cabin, designed to provide a dry place to stand and browse all the tourist information and a place to dry wet coats and boots.
This site opens all year round. Facilities include Electric hook up points (each with three plugs) and four water points, make for easy caravanning. There are five flat hard standing pitches and also three winter only pitches. Superfast broadband, electric hook-up, awnings and dogs are included in the nightly rate.
We encourage recycling and there are bins provided for this purpose along with toilet and grey water emptying facilities on site.
Well behaved children and dogs on leads, are welcome.
Three pubs are within easy walking distance of about 1 mile but there are others a short car ride away and if the weather is inclement.
There is an award winning, B and B within 200 yards for family and friends wishing to stay nearby.
- Extensive footpaths
- Weekly ‘What’s on guide’
Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM
Electric amperage: 16
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- LE7 7HQ
- Lat 52.698027 / Lon -1.197327
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- Bus stop within 1 mile
- Buses go to: Bus stop is approximately 1 mile from site
- Daily public transport within 1 mile
- Nearest train station: Leicester
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Site basic, clean and tidy as a CL should be. Butterfly symbol in CAMH Handbook is misleading as the CL is on the side of a busy road, which is especially busy from 6.00am to 8.00pm even during the winter. Nice area for walking, but found the roads too busy for cycling. Cycling only allowed on a short bit of tarmac road in the nearby country park. Pleasant owner met us on arrival and wanted immediate payment. All pitches are hard standing, but 3 are close together and don’t look as though they would meet minimum distance requirements if all in use at the same time. Spent 7 nights here as the handbook indicated it was peaceful, but wished we hadn't due to the road noise, which made it a disappointing and expensive stay at £17 p/n.
Comment from the CL Owner:
I am sorry that you were disappointed with our lovely site and I have replied to each of your points below.
The road can be busy during peak times with local traffic (and at Christmas and New Year with Bradgate Park being opposite, especially if the weather is good ) but at other times it is quieter.
The price of £17 includes electricity, water, sewage disposal, dogs, awnings, super fast broadband, extra cars etc so there are no hidden extras that you may find on sites elsewhere. We ask that you pay on arrival in cash or by BACS, this information is sent out one week before arrival to allow you time to decide which is best for you and means that we don’t have to disturb you once you have settled in.
All the pitches are within the Caravan Club guidelines and have been checked by the CC Inspector.
There are numerous cycling routes all round here both on and off road, in fact there is a bridle path adjacent to the site that you can follow just crossing roads as you travel through the beautiful Leicestershire Countryside. There is also a hard roadway through Bradgate Park just opposite where you can head off into the Charnwood Forest which is part of the new National Forest http://www.choosehowyoumove.co.uk/file/loughborough-cyclingmap-rural-low/