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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GPS:
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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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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A really poor site

Thornton Nurseries
We visited this site when calling on friends nearby. I really dont understand the positive reviews. We were treated offhand at reception and not given any information just told the site was down the bottom. This turned out to be a narrow track with poor access to an overgrown lumpy site. It had contractor vans already set up for long time. Nothing had been trimmed anywhere and the whole place was shabby. The elsan emptying was poor and dont even think of going near the toilet. Access to the site from the road is bad. I had to go and get people from the cafe to move their cars to even get in. Local walks around the reservoir are good and away from the site is lovely countryside. The site has obviously never been inspected in years and should really be removed. i could go on but suffice to say it makes cross when I think of all the lovely sites we have on the network,

mamhoon

Caravanner from Lincolnshire

Reviewed on 28/02/2020 20:09

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Well positioned discrete Cl site

Thornton Nurseries
Well positioned site , opposite Thornton reservoir, offering good local walks. The site is compact and secluded , although close to the road it is well concealed and very private.

BrianandJill

Reviewed on 26/07/2017 19:30

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Could do with some improvement

Thornton Nurseries
We spent 2 nights at this CL which was full. Our pitch had a small grass area which had not been cut recently and had grass cuttings etc dumped nearby. Being a working nursery the gates were locked outside business hours but you can get out on foot. Thornton Reservoir is just over the road and is a very pleasant walk with dogs. Had to tell the owner that the chemical disposal tank was overflowing, got the impression that they don't go down to the CL part that often. Don't think we will return.

The Mike Shaw

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 06/06/2016 19:02

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Thornton Nurseries
Returned again 2016. Great Site Very Warm Welcome as always. Great Walks for the dogs. Very Wet weekend but still a lovely stay. We did struggle with some TV stations, even with a booster. I agree with previous review maybe the area could do with a little TLC, but do not let this put you off. Local Shop for papers/milk/bread, handy if you are in a Motor Home.

Hal208

Reviewed on 02/04/2016 14:06

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