College Farm

Back Street, Alkborough, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, DN15 9JN

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

  • Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty with fascinating nature trails on the doorstep.
  • Close to Alkborough Flatts, Europe's newest wetland project of ecological interest.
  • See Julian's Bower, one of the best examples of a turf maze in the country.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi
  • Working farm

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0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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Lat 53.683206 / Lon -0.666829
OS field ref:
SE881214
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Scunthorpe
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Hull (20 miles)

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So quiet and peaceful

College Farm
Stayed here recently for two nights. The site is on a working farm in a small village. The hard standing pitches are level, ours was absolutely level and the others seemed the same. Each pitch has water and electricity. The owner was friendly and helpful. There is a cafe on site which is popular with walkers and cyclists - we indulged in a super breakfast on the Sunday morning! It is incredibly peaceful - loudest noise was the geese flying over! Payment is by BACS or cash. There are a few Pods next to the vans (the photo is an old one) but they were empty when we were there. Our only criticism is about getting rid of grey water as a motorhome - the drain was near the elsan point and inaccessible for a van to discharge even with a pipe. You would need to use a bucket or something. Fortunately we could wait until our next site. We would return if in the area.

Hja

Reviewed on 23/10/2023 20:28

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College Farm
Fully agree with Wherenext’s review, so won’t repeat things again, but this really is a grand CL, and the surrounding area is a birdwatchers dream location. There are some lovely local churches to explore both in NE Lincolnshire, and it’s an easy drive over the Humber to very nice East Yorkshire locations. We used the Cafe a few times, very nice vegetarian food, delicious cakes. Best fish and chips a short drive away at Winterton, next door to the Coop👍 Farm has Eggs for sale. No shop in village, but there’s a small shop in Burton upon Stather, large Tesco and Aldi back towards Scunthorpe. Normanby Hall has a nice Cafe, superb agricultural Museum and the gardens are nice, as is the house. Great dog walking direct from site. One of our favourite CL sites, and still excellent value for money.

Takethedogalong

Reviewed on 20/05/2023 15:04

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Last visited here before Covid so a few years have passed. Doesn't time fly when you are having fun? Anyway I'm pleased to report that an already outstanding CL has actually improved their facilities. There are now 5 hardstanding pitches not the 4 you see on their web page. The grass area to the left of the the nearest pitch as shown on the photo is now H/S. All pitches have a water point on their pitch and all have a bollard for the 16 amp electric hook up. So they are Enhanced pitches. Waste is still expected to be disposed of at the drain next to the Elsan disposal, which is "hidden" behind some bushes. You can follow the path to it. All of the other features mentioned in my previous post from 2019, I think, are still pertinent including the approach from Scunthorpe direction. We did sample the cafe this time and whilst we only had coffee and scone were delighted to find the scones were Gluten Free. There are 3 new additions since I last posted, namely 3 Glamping Pods so you could bring or meet family/friends on site. Wifi is still included in the pitch fee and we found it acceptable if a little slow at times. Excellent site for Alkborough Flats and easy access to the Humber region. £18 per night at time of visit in May 2023. One small gripe and that is the grit used on the hardstanding finds its way into the caravan easily on any sort of shoe or dog paw and is a bit of a nuisance. The owners are friendly as usual and the scenery one of a farmyard and fields with sheep and cows in. If that's not your thing then you'll be missing an excellent place to stop.

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Reviewed on 17/05/2023 19:43

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A little gem

College Farm
Just had 2 week stay on this site even though we had all 3 storms during out stay we could not fault the site, Some fantastic walks, views, sunsets, and the added bonus of a great tearoom on site. We will be going back.

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Reviewed on 01/03/2022 13:22

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Not a hard choice to return to this lovely well run CL in a very pretty and interesting part of the UK. The CL is tucked away in the small village of Alkborough, almost where the River Trent joins the Humber Estuary, and hence is a dream location for birdwatchers and wildlife spotters. RSPB Blacktoft Sands is over the Trent, but Alkborough Flats right under the CL, and farmed by the lovely Ogg family are just as interesting. An evening cycle ride saw us encounter an Otter, Avocets and Egrets, and a brief glimpse of a Cuckoo. The pitches themselves are four hardstanding and one grass pitch, all spacious with individual EHU points, and a picnic bench. All are located in a pretty landscaped area, bordered by a well fenced meadow, and accessed through the tidy farmyard. We found the pitches level, and an easy short few metres to both water tap and Elsan point. There are now 3 brand new and very nice looking Glamping Pods sited in an adjacent area, ideal for non Member friends and family. The mix of different accommodation proved a very friendly experience, everyone certainly got along very well during our visit. College Farm also has the added bonus of a lovely Tearoom elsewhere on the farm, serving delicious food and drinks, currently open Thursdays to Sundays. Alkborough village and it’s lovely church are well worth exploring. There are numerous pleasant walks and cycle rides direct from the CL, so it’s great for dog owners, walkers and cyclists. Places of interest close by include Normanby Hall, Thornton Abbey Gatehouse (EH), Humber Bridge and access to Hull, Beverly etc.... Lincoln and Lincolnshire coast are an easy few miles further on. Overall, this is a really lovely CL, well organised and run by a very nice welcoming family, in a beautiful and quiet location. Pitches have reliable electrics and good wifi, plenty of space. No shop in the village of Alkborough, but well stocked village shop in Winteringham nearby. Slightly further on, a Co op in Winterton, full retail facilities in both Scunthorpe and Barton Upon Humber.

Takethedogalong

Reviewed on 06/06/2021 15:10

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