Thornton Nurseries

Reservoir Road, Thornton, Leicestershire, LE67 1AR

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Rated 4 of 5

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Ideal for ...

  • Adults
  • Dogs

Why stay here ...

We are located just three miles from J22 of the M1. Ideal base to break journey up or to explore the north of Leicestershire and beyond. Set beside picturesque reservoir, opportunities for multitude of walks, trout fishing, golf, National Space centre, Bosworth Battle Field, The national cycle track, Loughborough 8 miles, Leicester 10 miles. Set in working nursery growing trees, shrubs, bedding and Fuchsia specialist. The village has shop 2 pubs offering home cooked food and real ales.

Please note that this CL does have electric hook ups and is an adult only CL.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • TV reception: good

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0.5 acres

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Postcode:
LE67 1AR
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Lat 52.661098 / Lon -1.307355
OS field ref:
SK464065
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Leicester and Coalville
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Super site and super location

Thornton Nurseries
This is a lovely CL in some stunning countryside not that far from the City of Leicester. We stayed whilst attending a wedding in nearby Swithland. The CL is within a family run nursery. On arrival we were met by one of the family who took me into the shop to check in and pay and gave me an information sheet with everything you needed to know about the site. The gates are locked at night but there is a footpath to leave the site on foot and you have the gate code if you need to drive out or return late. This is not the largest CL but another review suggesting that the pitches were too close together is simply not the case in my view. Each pitch has a hook-up and some also have a water tap. From pitch number 1 there is a fantastic view across Thornton reservoir which offers some beautiful walks if you have dogs with you as we did. The CL is next to a minor road and, yes, cars do drive along it, but there is really not much traffic and the site is very quiet and peaceful, with the sounds of nature (birds and geese) on the reservoir a delightful plus. I had a long chat with the owner in the morning and he could not have been more welcoming, friendly and helpful. We lived in Leicestershire for over 10 years and I never knew about this area, but now I have discovered it I will definitely return and stay again at Thornton Nurseries. The nursey is well worth a look round too, the majority of their plants for sale are grown on-site.

NigelSil

Motorhomer from Wiltshire

Reviewed on 12/06/2022 20:07

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Lovely little CL site

Thornton Nurseries
Lovely CL site small site hidden away from nurseries tight turning into and out of gate way but owners do cone of an area across from nurseries to make it easy lovely welcome opened up as we were late arriving had beverages from there cafe which was lovely seen owners on a couple of occasions always polite and welcoming said we didn't have to rush off as no-one was coming in after us departing will visit again as nice walks through village and around reservoir all people we met on way were very polite

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Reviewed on 29/05/2022 19:30

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Small secluded gem

Thornton Nurseries
This site is a hidden gem , it is right in the middle of some of the most beautiful walking and cycling country, it’s not a large site , but a cosy one, Great for people who like to talk to their fellow neighbours. I can’t understand people who have put bad reviews for this place. Everyone who we saw managed to drive in and out with ease and we were here on May Day week end. It’s an ideal site for us as the owner doesn’t bother you, it reminds me of sites when people just got on with it, we loved it and wish there were more sites like this one. It would make a great overnight for people travelling up or down the country to split a journey or for people to visit local attractions, oh and if you like plants, the attached nursery is full of reasonably priced plants and even has a small cafe! What’s not to like. A CL as they should be simple

Crichie

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Reviewed on 03/05/2022 08:52

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Helpful site owner but badly laid out site.

Thornton Nurseries
If you have a small out fit (base camp or camper van) this site is worth looking at this site. If you have a caravan without motor movers don’t even think about it. The pitches are very close together I’m surprised it passed fire regulations. The access is a nightmare. The hairpin bend referred to in another review is the Turn into the car park. Entrance and exit are really difficult and nothing is clearly sign posted. Lots of noise both from people on the road and geese. Poor toilet emptying point. On the positive side wonderful location, stunning reservoir opposite etc.

jrchmn

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Reviewed on 12/09/2021 13:26

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Ideal location for the Reservoir but otherwise a bit disappointing!

Thornton Nurseries
Arrival was marred by parked cars for the nursery (in their car park) which added to already difficult access ( as the way we came from meant negotiating a hair pin bend). The nursery and site owner although polite gave us no direction to the site or its facilities, we were left to find these ourselves! The site was a little noisy from traffic outside. On leaving the site we encountered difficulties getting up the steep hill off the site due to the surface being constructed of loose gravel. We eventually had to detach car from caravan, thank goodness for the Motor Mover! We also need to point out that exit from the nursery gate can be challenging due to parked cars on the road and a large boulder on the other side (at Nursery entrance)! The plus side was that we were kindly allowed to remain on site till late afternoon to enjoy the Bank Holiday sunshine.

B and K Crane

Reviewed on 01/06/2021 21:30

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