Casthorpe House Farm

Casthorpe, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 1DS

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

I would like to introduce you to Casthorpe House Farm CL and the Smith family. We are Neil and Helen and we have two children, young adults now, Henry and Chloe. We pride ourselves on being a small, friendly, family concern ready to offer a warm welcome to all our visitors.

We have a steady number of visitors, in the winter, to our lovely peaceful site and we have 5 hard standing pitches so you never need to get muddy wheels again. The bays are 6 metres wide and well-spaced out, each with fabulous views of the countryside.

We are located in the beautiful vale of Belvoir, a surprisingly hilly part of Lincolnshire but you will find our site fairly level. Set in the heart of the countryside yet we are only five minutes from Grantham, the A52, A1 and A607. Casthorpe House Farm has been our home for sixteen years and we are slowly but surely improving the house, gardens and the site. The field is large enough for all five caravans to have their own space, ensuring privacy for everyone. It is beautifully quiet so that you can hear all the birds singing. We are lucky enough to have Woodpeckers in one of the many mature trees on our land.

We have an automated gate for secure access and peace of mind. Each person has their own gate code to get in and out when you want to. A pedestrian gate enables people to go for walks or cycle rides in the local area.

Our notice board has a well-stocked supply of local information.

Feedback from our visitors suggests that the tranquillity is the main attraction of our site. Our visitors come back regularly so we must be doing something right.

Two fields away is the Nottingham to Grantham canal with an excellent flat towpath. The Viking Way crosses the canal. You can either walk towards Nottingham or the other way is Denton Reservoir where you can fish as well as on the canal. There is a labyrinth of footpaths along the canal making circular walks back to our site plentiful. The Dirty Duck pub is around a mile from the site and is on the banks of the canal making it an enjoyable walk.

Belvoir Castle sits majestically on the hill overlooking the Vale of Belvoir and has lovely gardens to explore as well as the house. The Engine Yard (recently renovated and opened) has a variety of shops, cafe and small garden centre and is well worth a visit.

Barrowby village, a mile away, has an award winning butcher, delicatessen/bistro, post office and pub. Buses run from here to Grantham with a train station, library, museum, shops and supermarkets in Grantham.

Belton House is one of the many National Trust properties in the region, it has an amazing adventure playground set in the trees and parkland, a miniature railway and beautiful formal gardens.

Lincoln, Nottingham, Newark, Melton Mowbray and Stamford are all within an hour's drive.

Facilities on site ...

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

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Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

Latest departure time: 12:00 PM

1.5 acres

Some sloping pitches

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

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Lat 52.91022 / Lon -0.72076
OS field ref:
SK861355
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Grantham, Nottingham
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Grantham
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Peaceful haven and walkers paradise

Casthorpe House Farm
Just got back from our first stay on this lovely peaceful CL. We absolutely loved it here,We had a warm welcome. Well spaced out pitches with EU (a bit muddy on site so bring wellies in wet weather). Love walking and found the canal a great walk can walk for miles and hardly see a soul. The Swan Inn serves lovely food and just a really nice pub it’s about 5miles away. Lots of other places to visit .We will be back for sure.

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Reviewed on 04/03/2024 18:33

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Well kept quiet site in rural location, great for walking

Casthorpe House Farm
This was the first CL we visited a good 12 years ago and we have returned a few times since with our family. Very pleasant owners, loaned us a map for walking and gave useful advice on local area. The site is very quiet and rural but is only a few minutes drive away from the main road with good access for larger outfits. The automatic barrier is a great idea. Plenty of room, huge pitches and it is a genuine CL with a maximum of five outfits. No lines of caravans here! Great for walking, the canal tow path is only a few minutes walk away. Highly recommended

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Reviewed on 29/10/2023 09:26

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With the small October heatwave we have just had, we decided to go away for a few nights, but we didn't want to venture too far from home. Having driven through this area many times over the years we weren't disappointed with our choice of CL. Prior to our arrival Helen emailed the gate code for entry. The two hardstandings nearest the entry gate were free so we chose the one nearest to the taps. Fortunately our electric cable just reached the electricity supply, but extension cables are available in the outbuildings for use if required. As we choose to use our bikes to get around once parked up, we were pretty spoilt with great cycling. National Cycle Route 15 on the Grantham Canal is less than a mile from the site - which in turn leads on towards NCR 64. We cycled around the immediate vicinity on the day of our arrival and then on the following two days we ventured to Woolsthorpe Manor - birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton - and Melton Mowbray. Belvoir Castle and Harlaxton Manor are also both within easy cycling distance. We both have e-bikes which helped with the amount of hills we encountered. It had been our intention to cycle to Belvoir Castle on the last day there, but unfortunately we had to leave a day early due to unforeseen circumstances at home, but we will hopefully be back in the not too distant future. Having hardstandings is a bonus as grass pitches and motorhomes don't always go together - especially after rain. One small grumble, it would have been nice had the grass been cut, but that's only a minor issue. Just for information - unfortunately the mobile phone reception for this area is pretty poor - so if you need internet access for anything you just have to bide your time and hope you manage to pick up a good signal.

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Reviewed on 14/10/2023 13:17

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Casthorpe House Farm
We wanted a restful few nights away, with plenty of country walks, about an hour from home…this site did not disappoint! Beautiful rolling landscapes, peace and quiet combined with a fabulous network of excellent walking options this place was perfect for us. The site is immaculately kept too, with lovely mature trees and clipped grass and our last night we were treated to a hooting competition between Tawny and Barn Owls! Casthorpe is in our top 5 CLs and we will definitely be back.

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Reviewed on 20/08/2023 07:32

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Wonderful weekend and a warm welcome

Casthorpe House Farm
Just returned from a wonderful weekend at Casthorpe. Surprisingly, despite it being a bank holiday, on my second day, I had the site to myself. I was greeted by Helen and given a map to borrow and also an extra hook up cable, as mentioned by previous reviewers. The water and waste are near the gate, so if you have a motorhome it is easier to fill up prior to visiting, although a hose can be run from the tap. When leaving, it is not possible to drive over the waste so a bucket sufficed. The ground is rough hardstanding and when it rained heavily, it took a while for the water to drain away, although none of the pitches were flooded. It is about a 10 minute walk along roads to the canal, although there is a closer short cut across a field, which was very muddy. There are many walks around the vicinity of the canal, in all directions and there is also a walk up onto the hill, called Surprise View, overlooking the site but that will have to wait until next time. Barrowby is just along the road if provisions are required and there is much to explore in the area for a longer visit. The Dirty Duck pub is worth a visit and is about a 30 minute walk along the canal. Within a few minutes of arriving, I watched a resident kestrel hunting in the paddock next door and this was followed by a roe deer. I will never again think of Lincolnshire as being flat and boring - this was beautiful and I will be returning soon!

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Reviewed on 01/05/2023 17:31

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