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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A really poor site

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,
Caravanner from Lincolnshire

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Well positioned discrete Cl site

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.

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Could do with some improvement

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.
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Re Visited

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.

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Lovely location

The site is located close to the reservoir and from our pitch we had a good view . Lots of great walking from the site around the reservoir and also fields and woods beyond. The owner very pleasant and his nursery full of quality plants , well worth a look. We spent three nights and it was wet and windy but the site is well protected and we felt the benefit during the storm. The downside for us is that the site is a little small and a bit overgrown around the edges. There were three on when we were there and I'm glad it wasn't full. There is limited grass area to sit out and hard standing a little rough . As we didn't have good weather it wasn't a problem but may have felt cramped if we had wanted to sit out with dogs on a sunny day. Will visit again as a excellent stop over point so close to M1

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