Bradgate Caravan Site

Horseshoe Cottage Farm, Roecliffe Road, Cropston, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE7 7HQ

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

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.

Also offers 

  • Extensive footpaths
  • Weekly ‘What’s on guide’

Facilities on site ...

  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

1 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
LE7 7HQ
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GPS:
Lat 52.698027 / Lon -1.197327
OS field ref:
SK543114
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • 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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A very neat and well run CL.

Bradgate Caravan Site
A very neat and well run CL. The owner met us at the gate and gave us the security code for the gate. The grass had been well maintained. It had been very wet and one campervan left wheel spin marks in the grass when he left. However we had no problem at all. There were 5 small hard standings with EHU. Good dog walks in the woods behind the site and many routes across Bradgate Park which was opposite. The purpose of our stay was to visit the Great Central Railway. Ideal for steam enthusiasts. The owner was always most helpful.

TonyBurton

Caravanner

Reviewed on 27/05/2021 18:13

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The perfect site for me ! 25/26 and 27th of April 2021

Bradgate Caravan Site
Myself and the dog stayed here on our own as my husband was working. Its just perfect ! Not too far from home. Right outside Bradgate Deer Park. Excellent walking country, loads of public footpaths onto the park, or up into Swithland woods. A large CL field with hard standing. A large entrance area by the gate so there's no issue with having to wait on the road. The lovely owner will meet you at the gate and give you all the info you need re gate access code, internet etc. The pitches are all on the opposite end of the field to the road, so no road noise at all, even at busy times such as a Sunday. Loads of cycling routes around and about. The park itself is ideal for young children and their cycles or indeed anyone on 2 or 4 wheels. A lovely flat road surface through the park and Deer sightings guaranteed. The hilly parts of the park are great for kids to scramble up to the rocky tops, climb up to the Tower and the Memorial .... great views ! And all dog friendly ! A really nice and safe site for a lady and her dog staying alone.

Dobedobedo

Reviewed on 28/04/2021 11:29

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Bradgate Caravan Site

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/

Baps

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Reviewed on 09/01/2019 14:05

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Wonderful Stay in Autumn 2018

Bradgate Caravan Site
Easy access, warm welcome. Enough room to pull off road with Caravan on tow before opening locked gate. Good walks for dog and the wonderful Bradgate Park just across the road. Great Pup food near by and dog friendly. Will return without doubt.

Metro

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Reviewed on 29/12/2018 10:24

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OCTOBER 2017

Bradgate Caravan Site
Recently returned from 5 nights on this site, access is through a locked gate which is well set back from the road to allow you to pull in to the entrance safely. The owner was very welcoming on arrival and helped us get on to our pitch. The site is spacious with 5 flat hard standings on the far side & twin hard standings near the gate with a further hard standing for motor home use also near the gate. All the potential pitches have electric hook up with the far hardstandings also having a tap at the rear of the post, we found it useful to take a hose with a tap connector to save moving the aqua roll to refill. There is plenty of walking in the area, with Bradgate park just over the road and footpaths to Swithland Wood, we also enjoyed good walks round Beacon Hill Country Park & Watermead Country park both not far away. The NT property Stoneywell is also worth a visit and the Great Central Railway has a station in Rothley. Will certainly use the site again but to echo others there is road noise which can be quite loud particularly at commute time but otherwise we felt it was not too much of a problem.

MikeBentley2

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Reviewed on 02/11/2017 17:23

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