Wymondham Windmill

Butt Lane, Wymondham, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2BU

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Rated 5 of 5

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

  • Grade II listed windmill which is open to view and there is no charge for members staying on the CL.
  • Windmill Tea Rooms which are open 7 days a week serving hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes and scones, cream teas, snacks, sandwiches and hot meals, lunch specials and hot puddings. There are seven shops on site selling crafts etc.
  • Children's play area.
  • Nearby woodland walk and close to Rutland Waters and Belvoir Castle.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (non-exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi

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Pitches

Types of pitch: grass

Electric hook up available

Useful Info

Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

1 acres

Some sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
LE14 2BU
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GPS:
Lat 52.763306 / Lon -0.740454
OS field ref:
SK850190
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Oakham and Melton Mowbray
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Wonderful views

We have just spent one week at this site, we were welcomed immediately as we arrived with no problems, It is an interesting site with the old Windmill that is being restored and full of history. There is a lovely large tea shop with lovely food and helpful staff. There are 3 shops, a cycle shop, a ladies dress agency (lovely shop) and an interesting wood boutique with some lovely interesting pieces for sale. There is also a nice play area for the children and a small wood. There was unfortunately a bit of a down side for us in that during our stay there was an abundance of ducks with their babies and for most of our nights they woke and were squawking for what seemed like ages so sadly we lost our sleep and it wasn't as peaceful as we had hoped. Also we were fairly close to the cesspit which was quite smelly even though it was emptied on the day we arrived. Our neighbours also said they could smell it, it wasn't very nice. I imagine if you parked further along you might not be troubled by it. It is because of the last two paragraphs I am unable to give the site 5 stars. Sorry
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an excellent site

This is a lovely, large and well kept site. The views from the van were wonderful and the owner was very pleasant and helpful. There is a quality cafe on site along with a couple of small individual shops and a bike repairers (handy for the cyclists) For birders - Red Kite circling over the site and Rutland water birding centre and nature reserve about 20 minutes away. You need south and west shores. All in all a lovely place, will definately go again.

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Melton market

This was our 2nd visit to the site. We stay here to visit the market at Melton Mowbray, with friends. Quiet location, very scenic. Nice to see the windmill being restored. Play area and toys next then............

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Tranquil site in a beautiful location

Stayed for a weekend on 25th & 26th March 2017, after a period of some heavy rain. On arrival, we had to find the owner working in the cafe, but she immediately showed us to the pitches. We were the only unit on arrival but had to use a grass pitch as another unit was due to arrive that had booked a hardstanding. This made manoeuvring into a suitable position a little difficult as we were not on one of the "regular" pitches (numbers 1 to 3 look the most level) and our front-wheel drive car did cut up the grass a little ! (Used the motor mover when leaving and it coped fine !) There are plenty of blocks to use under the feet if needed and the groundsman was very helpful, offering to carry them for us. The windmill and its cafe are lovely and the food was well worth trying on one night of our stay (saved me cooking as well !). A lovely site that is well worth visiting. Watch out for the cyclists when travelling to & from the site !

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Ideal site for winter excursions

We stayed at Wymondham Windmill from Christmas Eve for 6 nights (2016). Our visit was preceded by heavy rain which meant that the most level area was also the muddiest. We opted for the "off level" and were glad we did so. The field slopes a little but we had no real issue levelling the van (8m long). There are blocks around for ones' use if needed. Jamie the groundsman was very helpful and we were able to put our bikes in the barn, thus saving us pitching the awning. Just ask, it ofte works, especially in winter. The toilets are open 7.30 am - 10pm but Sara Jayne mentioned to us that this year will see the development of an exclusive use toilet and shower block. There are hook ups on the field for 5 vans now but 4 of them are located in one spot and our 25m cable wasn't long enough, Jamie provided an additional one so we had no problem. There is a possibility that the standpipe would freeze in cold weather as it is not frost protected. We had overnight temperatures of -4 but the pipes had been defrosted by the time we got up. All the other comments made previously still stand, access is good, no noise, not much light pollution so fabulous for stargazing. Point to note, the site is south facing (lovely) may be very hot and no shade if you are lucky enough to be there during the odd days of mediteranean type weather :-)
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