Wymondham Windmill

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

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families

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.
  • Please be advised the toilet facilities on site close between 10 p.m and 7.30 a.m

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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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

1 acres

Some sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

Electric amperage: 16

Recycling Facilities

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

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

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Wonderful Stay in the caravan

We just spent a long bank holiday weekend with our caravan, it was very relaxing and dog friendly place. Easy excess to the site and each pitch was spaced out with plenty of room. The staff was very friendly and welcoming, the tearoom was offering takeaway after my long drive from Devon they went above and beyond. Well worth another visit.
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Another unwelcome welcome

Arrived on site and pulled straight onto field as signposted..parked my motorhome in accordance with camc rules (peg just to the right of my vehicle)..to be met by rude lady saying you should have come to the cafe first to see me ( nothing mentioned on website )and you've parked in a way your stealing space off the next pitch..I did ask if she would like me to move which was responded with a curt NO This site states open all year but it is a grass field and was very wet and I struggled to keep traction thats in early oct SO BEWARE.
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Unwelcome welcome!

Booked this campsite for 2 nights, informing the proprietor that it would likely be 1800-1830 that we would be able to arrive. No problem was the answer, just call in at the tea-room on arrival and there will be someone there. Duly arrived 1810hrs - to be met by an appallingly frosty woman! Brusque instructions were given of where to pitch. Our arrival was obviously an irritant to her - whether she was the main proprietor, or not, I didn't ascertain as her curt and dismissive nature didn't encourage further conversation. I wonder why we have the occasional 'bad apple' like this - we all know that the vast, vast majority of site owners are wonderfully pleasant and welcoming people, who enjoy responsible campers visiting and enjoying their site. The site has a tea room and several other small retail outlets, and the campsite is obviously viewed as just another commercial commodity within this concern. Another reviewer described the cesspit region as foul-smelling - this has not been rectified. This review was over 2 years ago, so one can only deduce that the lack of action in this area further reinforces the contempt with which us commodity - the campers - are held. The good points - the quiet lanes around the area are peaceful and picturesque. The windmill on site is an interesting historical artefact and is free to look around, asking only for voluntary contributions. The young Saturday cashier in the tea-room with whom we paid our balance of remittance was perfectly polite and efficient - an example to her employer of what good customer service should be. In conclusion, if a pleasant (or at least non-dismissive) welcome and non-foul smelling sanitary disposal facilities are important to you, then avoid! There are so many better options out there.  

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Relaxing stay in campervan

We spent two nights here in early August 2020 and had a very relaxing time. It was very easy to access the site and the caravans and campervans were well spaced out which made us feel very safe. The views are spectacular and, because it was very hot during our stay, we just sat and relaxed most of the time. There are one or two shops on site, and a lovely tearoom with lots of outdoor seating available. The windmill is also very interesting to look inside. We booked an evening meal at the Berkeley Arms pub which is just a short walk down the hill in Wymondham itself and enjoyed it so much that we booked again for the following evening. We felt quite comfortable as the pub had put a range ofCovid secure measures in place and we ate outside . After our meals we walked around the village which has a lot of old buildings and cottages. Altogether a lovely stay and a great break. Hopefully we will be able to stay again soon.
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What a lovely large site and such a welcome, the views are the first thing you notice and they are spectacular. If all you want to do is relax and look at the views as the ducks they quack and waddle back and forth to their ponds this place is for you. The site has everything you need and if you feel like treating yourself the Windmill Tearooms are a wonderful place for a cuppa and cake. There is a small woodland to walk which is perfect for getting out of the sun and relaxing. The local area has much industrial heritage with a railway and iron ore museum close by Link http://www.rocks-by-rail.org/history/ Nearby is the village of Colsterworth and Woolsthorpe Manor the famous home of Sir Issac Newton. Link https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/woolsthorpe-manor Only one small gripe the day we arrived the phone which was in the house and not the cafe was unanswered so we turned up on spec anyway and were lucky enough to find a pitch free. Thank goodness as we didn't want to have to leave a spot like this.
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