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Ashleigh Farm CL

25 Ashleigh, High Street, Willingham-by-Stow, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 5JZ

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

Caroline, Dave and their family look forward to welcoming you to their beautiful Certificated Location which is situated only 12 miles from the beautiful historic city of Lincoln and 6 miles from the small market town of Gainsborough. Our site is positioned in the centre of a quaint village with a small country pub next door serving good quality food Thursdays to Sundays and with open coal fires in the colder months. A second public house, serving food all week, is only a short stroll away.

Whilst being in the centre of the village our site is peaceful and tranquil and has stunning, uninterrupted views over open fields and farm land. On site there are sheep, pigs and chickens with the spring months being a hive of activity with lambing and the chance of seeing piglets and newly hatched chicks.

Whilst there is not a shop on site, there are shops in the adjacent villages. There are a variety of fishing ponds locally and one of the last traditional coal fired fish and chip shops in the country only 2 miles away in the village of Upton. Home baked artisan bread, including gluten free, is baked on site on request.

The village of Scampton is less than 6 miles away, with the Dambuster Arms, the RAF base which is home to the aerobatic team The Red Arrows and the Heritage Centre housed in one of the original WW2 hangers. At many times of the year, but especially between the months of November and March, the Red Arrows can be seen training in the skies overhead from our site and other local viewing points.

The historic city of Lincoln boasts an impressive Cathedral, a castle which houses a Victorian prison and a copy of the Magna Carta, the Museum of Lincolnshire Life that has social history exhibits in Victorian barracks, The Collection which is a museum displaying local archaeology and the Usher Gallery which has works by Turner and Lowry. In addition, in the lower part of the city, connected by Steep Hill (which is notoriously steep!), there are many cafes, bars and boutique shops.

Facilities on site…

Large hard-standing and grass pitches with electric hook-up

Large shower room facility (shared)

Recycling facilities

Information room

TV reception: Good

Maps of local walk, suitable for dogs

Freshly baked artisan bread

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (shared use)
  • TV reception: good
  • Unfenced water
  • WC (non-exclusive use)

Prices

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Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

Minimum stay 2 nights (applies bank holidays)

2.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
DN21 5JZ
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GPS:
Lat 53.351212 / Lon -0.68543
OS field ref:
SK876846
OS map ref:
121

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Gainsborough, Scunthorpe, Lincoln
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Hull (46 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Lea Road Station
  • Train station within 5 miles

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A curate's egg the a site!??

Ashleigh Farm CL
While it is correct that the pitches are large and flat, the toilet/shower is of top quality and the site was generally nice and quiet, even though there is a pub adjacent to the entrance, we thought that the price was excessive as there is only one drinking water tap and waste water drain, and no WiFi included in the price. There are no views from the pitches which look across the site to a large hedge. Furthermore there is a public footpath that passes right through the middle off the site and there were walkers and their dogs wandering between the pitches. There are footpaths from the village but many of them were badly overgrown and high on impassable. Gainsborough has all the normal supermarkets, a large shopping complex at Marshall's Yard and the Old Hall is well worth a visit. However our stay was spoilt when two couples, and the CL owners sat drinking in one of the van's canopy/awning until after midnight. Their talking and laughter prohibited us getting to sleep, and when I went out to ask them to either go into one of the vans to continue or disperse I was verbally accosted by the CL owner's husband and sworn at by one of the vanners. Even then, when I returned to my van they continued for a while longer. Although the CL owner did apologise in the morning and didn't charge us for the night it left a bad taste in the mouth. Certainly not a site we would wish to return to.We we

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Ashleigh Farm CL
The family are very welcoming including Bones & Fudge.The facility’s are second to none 5* in a perfect setting will definitely return our favourite CL

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Reviewed on 06/07/2021 12:10

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Ashleigh Farm CL
What a lovely CL. Communication was great, 3 hard standing pitches, but we chose grass. Bathroom opened during our stay and we were very impressed with the luxury and attention to detail. Caroline and David work very hard and are full of useful information. Pub next door is very friendly (and handy!!). So much to see in the area. We were treated to an air show when the red arrows were out practising(bonus) from Scampton, just up the road. Will definitely be back.

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Reviewed on 19/06/2021 19:50

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Ashleigh Farm CL
We stayed at Ashleigh Farm in our small motorhome in June 2021. Caroline phoned ahead of our stay to let us know she felt unable to reopen the shower and loo facilities as yet but as we are self-contained this wasn’t a problem for us. Not much to say that’s different to other reviews - Caroline and family run a wonderful CL. There are 3 hard standing pitches available which would be a boon in poor weather and the off season, but the pitching field was perfect for us in early June. A short walk down the lane finds the bus stop for Lincoln where we spent our 2 full days while on site. Caroline is a delightful host and a wonderful home baker. You’ll need resolve to come away no fatter than you arrived! All in all, a fantastic CL that we have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending.

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Reviewed on 13/06/2021 18:58

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What a Fabulous Site!!

Ashleigh Farm CL
Just had another fabulous 3 night stay, Caroline and Dave, such friendly, welcoming and helpful hosts have created a wonderful site, easy access, very spacious pitches and immaculately clean facilities. We ordered some bread and an afternoon tea which were amazingly scrumptious you really must try them!! We will definitely be booking again, can highly recommend!!!

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Reviewed on 07/06/2021 15:16

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