Orchard Views

Orchard Farm, Swinford Road, Walcote, Leicestershire, LE17 4JZ

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

A peaceful and scenic site, away from major roads, on a small working farm. Although close to M1/M6 and A14 roads the site is secluded and set in Leicestershire, on the borders of Northamptonshire and Warwickshire, so in a prime position to visit the sites of three counties.

The site is located  next to the farmhouse in an old orchard with a very sunny aspect and still contains an apple and  plum tree. There are 5 generous hardstanding pitches, all  with  electrical hook-ups and a wide curved roadway through the site. The site is accessed from a small tarmac country road through 18 foot wide double gates. A friendly horse and donkey live next to the site and the Red Poll cattle roam the fields within view.

The farm is half a mile from the village of Walcote, and the local pub is within walking distance once it re-opens in July 2016. There are a range of pubs and restaurants within a short drive. There are local supermarkets and takeaways in nearby Lutterworth, 3 miles, with deliveries often being made to the site!

The area is perfect for walking, relaxing or visiting local attractions like Foxton Locks, The Richard III exhibition in Leicester, Warwick Castle, Rugby, Market Harborough or even Stanford Hall 2 miles away.

The farm also has a self-contained Bed and Breakfast unit with discounted rates for guests with friends on the caravan site or CC members, making it a viable option for a family gathering.     

Adults/Children/pets welcome.

Stay for a night or two to break your journey or enjoy the peace and quiet for a longer relaxing stay. 

Please note some pitches are slightly sloping and leveling blocks maybe required, please check when booking. 

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Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • TV reception: fair
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

0.5 acres

Some sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
LE17 4JZ
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Lat 52.440056 / Lon -1.163391
OS field ref:
SP569827
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  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Orchard Views
We selected this site as an good mid-point stop on our journey back from Wales to the East Coast, but in future would happily choose it for a break in its own right. The M1 is close enough that you can just about hear the traffic, but it wasn't loud enough to disturb us. You're more likely to be woken by the cows, or Misty & Derek the donkeys! Access to the site is through a wide gate controlled by a keypad. The turning off the road isn't quite long enough to get your caravan completely off the lane while opening the gate, but it's a quiet lane & I'm sure the locals are used to watching out for caravanners. Good road links in all directions make days out easy. The pub in the village (Black Horse) serves good, straightforward food including rump steak, chips, homemade battered onion rings & trimmings for £10 - delicious. The Chequers in Swinford is also good, although we only went in for drinks. We would also recommend the Manor Farm Shop in Catthorpe for essential supplies & edible goodies. We only saw Marie once, but she was very friendly & responded quickly to a text later that day when I'd forgotten to ask about grey waste disposal. We were surprised to find we had the site to ourselves on our first night, as this is such a lovely, quiet place.

grahamnallison

Reviewed on 19/09/2021 17:12

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Lovely quiet site easy access. Some pitches slope very slightly. Good access to EHU water and waste disposal. Had a lovely walk at Foxton Locks several pubs and cafes etc. Friendly donkeys were a bonus. Will definitely come again.

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Reviewed on 15/08/2021 14:04

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Orchard Views
Perfect little spot. Good hard standing and utilities easily available. Working farm seperate to CL but next to field with donkeys & a horse. Easily accessable from M1 but quiet on site. Lovely area for walking & cycling. Pub short walk but we didn’t try it. We cycled 3miles to Swinford to The Chequers, very hospitable & lovely beer garden. Many other good pubs in the area apparantely. Stanford Hall easy walk. £15 inc. EHU.

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Reviewed on 14/04/2021 20:13

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Would highly recommend this site to anyone thinking of staying in the area or breaking their journey. A lovely peaceful site situated on a quiet country lane. We were here for a couple of weeks and were warmly welcomed by Owners Marie and John, and of course 2 donkeys and Dixie (the horse) Small Morrisons petrol station at the end of the road for supplies and village pub. Lovely safe walks nearby which the dogs loved.

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Reviewed on 14/10/2020 11:25

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Our second visit to Orchard View and it was equally as lovely. This time we were greater by the beautiful cows and their calves in the field in front of us, clearing out the apples from the Orchard to make way for the lovely donkeys. Lots of great walking and cycling in the area- we will be back again for sure.

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Reviewed on 28/09/2020 16:25

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