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. 

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Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • 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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GPS:
Lat 52.440056 / Lon -1.163391
OS field ref:
SP569827
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Lovey weekend away

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Stayed here for 3 nights for a quick weekend away. Very friendly owner, donkeys and horse too. Peaceful stay, within 20 mins walk of friendly pub in Walcote, down country lane. Went on local walks as well. Special thank you to the brother in law of the owner who rescued us when we had a mishap with our caravan shortly after leaving the site. Also nice that the owner called to see if we were ok and offer assistance. We have been before and will return again.

Glenlivet

Reviewed on 22/05/2022 18:22

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I booked very last minute to stop and break a journey. The arrangements were very straightforward, with a code to access via the main gate, which is a nice security feature. The pitches are good sized and well spaced. You may need a long lead for the EHU. The latter was essential for me this time since my van had a gas problem! It was nice to see the two donkeys and the horse in the neighbouring paddock, and the lovely cut and laid hedges in the fields beyond are a work of art in their own right. It was nice to doze in the van hearing owls and other birds. Traffic noise was distant and didn't disturb. My stop was very brief, but I would definitely return.

Anne and TonksTheVW

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Reviewed on 04/03/2022 16:14

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Countryside stay

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Well maintained site. Good directions alone a country lane. Pitch plenty big enough. EHU and access to fresh water. Added bonus of Misty the donkey and friends in paddock next door. Slight noise of traffic, louder especially during rush hour. Recommend

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Reviewed on 14/11/2021 21:20

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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.

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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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